Real Food Rehab

No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!

Hi Everyone!  I'm a newbie!  I am 4 days in to wanting to go raw-at least 75 percent raw and work my way as I become acclimated to the lifestyle.  I have done a 21 day juice fast before and tried going raw, but am more determined this time.  So far so good!

I would like input of Your opinion/experience eating grains-millet, brown rice, quinoa.  Obviously they are cooked, but would like opinion to why one would not need to include them in a healthy daily diet?

Also, I have heard differing opinions concerning oils.  Some say they are healthy-some to avoid them completely.  Would appreciate Your opinions on this subject too.

 

Thank You to all who will reply back!  Erin

Views: 81

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Erin! I'm excited about your health journey with raw foods and juicing.

I will tell you that you'll likely get a number of different opinions on both grains and fats - depending on who you talk to and where they are in their personal dietary path.

I personally eat some cooked and sprouted grains on occasion, and I find that I don't seem to digest sprouted grains as well as cooked grains. Because of this, I don't eat them very often, but I have a very delicate digestive tract. The best way to approach it is to simply experiement with yourself, study a bit on proper food combining and see how you do and feel as you go.

As far as oils, I use just a bit of fats - like I do eat avocados, some nuts & seeds, fresh young Thai coconut meat and I will use a little bit of cold-pressed olive oil, flax or hemp oil sometimes when I make salad dressings - usually no more than a tablespoon. If I am cooking for my family, I only use coconut oil, as it is the only oil that tolerates heat well, but I have found that I can cook with vegetable broth instead of oil and I get great results most of the time. 

I also have a few discussions added here at RFR that you might enjoy reading since you're just finding your way with all of this. I also want to encourage you to enjoy the process of learning, don't allow yourself to get too caught up in rigid rules or worry that you're "doing it wrong," and follow your gut level instincts as you go!

Getting Started with Raw & Living Foods

Focus Foods List  

Raw Food Questions & Answers



Penni said:

Hi Erin! I'm excited about your health journey with raw foods and juicing.

I will tell you that you'll likely get a number of different opinions on both grains and fats - depending on who you talk to and where they are in their personal dietary path.

I personally eat some cooked and sprouted grains on occasion, and I find that I don't seem to digest sprouted grains as well as cooked grains. Because of this, I don't eat them very often, but I have a very delicate digestive tract. The best way to approach it is to simply experiement with yourself, study a bit on proper food combining and see how you do and feel as you go.

As far as oils, I use just a bit of fats - like I do eat avocados, some nuts & seeds, fresh young Thai coconut meat and I will use a little bit of cold-pressed olive oil, flax or hemp oil sometimes when I make salad dressings - usually no more than a tablespoon. If I am cooking for my family, I only use coconut oil, as it is the only oil that tolerates heat well, but I have found that I can cook with vegetable broth instead of oil and I get great results most of the time. 

I also have a few discussions added here at RFR that you might enjoy reading since you're just finding your way with all of this. I also want to encourage you to enjoy the process of learning, don't allow yourself to get too caught up in rigid rules or worry that you're "doing it wrong," and follow your gut level instincts as you go!

Getting Started with Raw & Living Foods

Focus Foods List  

Raw Food Questions & Answers

Thank You so much Penni for all the information You have shared.

Thank You also for letting me know that it is okay to "fall off the wagon" so to speak. I did today...

I am finding in these early stages that it REALLY helps to stay close to like minded people and stay somewhat immersed in the lifestyle by reading about recipes, etc.  So this site is truly wonderful and a God-send for me.  Thank You for all You and Susan and all who have joined share and do to keep this site so viable.

I am determined to try again tomorrow-the first day of the rest of my life!

I use coconut oil also when cooking. 

I will definitely check out the links You provided.  Thanks again!  Erin

We never want people to feel like there is a "falling off the wagon," as that can get us into a mode of feeling like we've failed or "been bad." I mean, it really is just is a process of re-educating ourselves and our palate - getting in touch with the pleasures of eating real food and discovering how much better we feel and how efficiently our bodies will operate when we put in the right fuel that it actually recognizes as food!  This doesn't happen overnight for the majority of individuals - so I hope you'll continue to be encouraged as you are learning and making better choices as you can!!  So proud of you!

Erin Sue Williamson said:

Thank You so much Penni for all the information You have shared.

Thank You also for letting me know that it is okay to "fall off the wagon" so to speak. I did today...

I am finding in these early stages that it REALLY helps to stay close to like minded people and stay somewhat immersed in the lifestyle by reading about recipes, etc.  So this site is truly wonderful and a God-send for me.  Thank You for all You and Susan and all who have joined share and do to keep this site so viable.

I am determined to try again tomorrow-the first day of the rest of my life!

I use coconut oil also when cooking. 

I will definitely check out the links You provided.  Thanks again!  Erin

awww, thanks!  I'm on track so far for today!  Thank You for Your reply.   Erin

RSS

Fresh Eats Inspiration

Grab Your Copy

© 2017   Created by Penni.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service