I was wondering if freezing food destroys nutrients in the same way that
cooking does. I know of a lot of "raw" recipes that call for frozen bananas
and whatnot, and also the sprouted bread at my supermarket is stored in the
freezers. Is this doing more harm than good? Should I feel ok eating these
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From: "Viveca Park" <vivecapark@...>
Subject: [Raw Food] raw day or not raw day--that is the question!
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:10:24 -0400
I don't decide or not decide to have a raw day until either dinner time or
after I eat my large dinner salad. I then think if I feel like I want
something cooked or not. Usually it will be something like corn on the cob
or a potato or beans & rice, etc. Sometimes after eating my salad, it
doesn't cross my mind to eat anything else (cooked or uncooked).
But I always make note of the time I finish eating. Then I know that I can
start eating fruit 3 hours from that time. If after eating fruit, I feel
like I need something more substantial, or if I know I haven't eaten much in
the way of protein, I will have some nuts.
Every two weeks I go to the doctor to have a spinal manipulation. That is
the only time I get weighed as I know getting on the scale every day really
does more harm than good (for me, as least). Each week, I start wondering
if maybe I'm eating too much dried fruit or nuts and wonder if my weight
will either be the same or up some when I go to get weighed the next time.
So far, the number on the scale continues to go down. When it starts to
stabilize, I will start rethinking my eating routine.
At the begining, I let myself be hungry much more. Now, I just keep eating
fruit if I'm hungry, unless it has been less than 3 hours since my last
non-fruit meal. This is surely and informative adventure for me. I'm
looking forward to the two books I just ordered. 12 Steps To Raw and The
Sunfood Diet Success System.
I know there is so much more to learn than I have already. As I said...this
is an adventure. I am enjoying my new lifestyle even though it sure can
seem strange when around others and their eating lifestyles which differ so
much from mine. One has to learn what to say and not to say around them to
keeping my eating lifestyle from being the main group focus. I am not
adverse to sharing with others, but I will do that on a one-by-one basis and
only if someone initiates the subject.
I do hope to start incorporating more raw food and vegan eating information
at my Exercise Your Willpower website. Since I don't feel like I have to
exercise any willpower anymore, maybe I'll add a section regarding Willpower
Not Needed and start putting the information there. What do you think?