If you’ve tried going on a Raw Food Diet before you may have experienced the very common problem of feeling hungry almost all of the time.
Instead of eating every four or five hours it feels like you’re eating every hour or two and you still never quite feel satisfied.
Of course, when you learn to eat a nutrient and flavor dense Raw Food Diet then you’ll be able to be perfectly satiated after a meal and not keep on fantasizing about cooked food.
Me personally I can easily go 15 to 18 hours without a meal these days.
OK then, let’s check out the 8 reasons why below.
1. Not enough calories:
The most common problem is that you’re simply not getting enough calories while eating raw. In the majority of people I’ve coached to go raw they’ve had this exact problem. When I checked what they were eating in Fitday.com (phree site you may want to take advantage of) I was always shocked at how little they were eating.
And that’s because if you do a high carb and mostly fruit based Raw Food Diet you’ll find that it’s a bit harder to get in enough calories because the food is generally quite water rich. Raw fruits and vegetables are much lower in calories by way of volume compared to a typical fast food meal at McGonald’s and Bugger King.
In fact, most cooked foods pack a lot of calories into a very small space.
2. Not meeting your savory needs:
This is a big one in the high carb / low fat raw community.
It’s just very hard to feel satiated when each meal and snacks are sweet fruit. After a while you get sick and tired of eating fruit and you absolutely hanker for something savory.
Sure you could make a guacamole or some kind of high fat fake hamburger recipe but there are health dangers associated from eating a diet overly rich in fatty foods. And certainly dehydrated crackers have all sorts of health problems that they’re going to give you as well including compromised digestion.
Over the years I’ve come up with 2 great solutions.
The first is my all time classic “Savory Veggie Stews.” This is nothing like your typical salad. But it will help you double your greens intake while satisfying your need for something savory, low fat and low salt.
The other solution is our upcoming Savory Raw Carbs system. And this way of eating also solves a number of the issues below. We have a Savory Raw Carbs recipe book coming out in the near future. I think it’s going to rock the raw food world.
Of course, Health Transformation Vacation clients will get advanced access to it simply by seeing Karmyn and I making these recipes in person:
3. Not enough nutrients in your meal:
The problem with getting most of your calories from fruit is that they do not provide all of the nutrients you need. Fruit is generally low in the mineral department.
This is why Savory Veggie Stews has always been so important because greens are loaded with minerals, fiber, structured water, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
4. Certain foods just make you in particular hungry:
I’ve witnessed this in person with Karmyn. When she was breastfeeding eating bananas made her ravenous and made her quite a bit plumper too.
Some people find that certain foods or fruits just do not fill them and or make them even more hungry regardless of the calories.
This will not happen when you learn how to prepare the “Anticraver Secrit Recipe” which is a Savory Raw Carb by the way and you can get as a really cool bonus here.
5. Not enough water in your food:
One of the fullness factors I have found is water.
I can eat a lot less calories from oranges to make me full compared to eating bananas. And that I believe is because oranges have a much higher water content. Same thing I’ve noticed with eating melons as well.
If you want to cut calories it’s also good to eat a lot of high water content fruits and veggies.
This is another side benefit of Savory Veggie Stews. They are loaded with water content yet low in calories.
6. Not enough bulk or fiber in your food:
This is typically not a problem with Raw Foodists but more so with people who eat mostly cooked foods. I get about 5 or more times the fiber in my diet that the average cooked foodist gets.
And this is also vitally important to having regular bowel movements. I easily have 3 to 5 bowel movements a day and sometimes more.
7. Your body is in transition and getting used to calories from different sources:
This is something I noticed in my early raw food diet experiments. My body just could not feel satisfied from eating watery fruit. I felt the need for starchy carbs that I was used to.
But it was just a matter of time as my body got used to new fibers and nutrients etc. The only way to get around this issue is time. The body adjusts from eating cooked food for years but it will take many months for that adjustment to be complete. And yes there are many adjustment factors.
8. Not enough stick to your ribs factor:
This is similar to number 7 above. Trying to get full on watermelon when you’re used to eating milk, cereal, bread, butter and honey for breakfast is a BIG adjustment.
Watery fruit just does not stick to your ribs like a thick bowl of oatmeal.
This is a MAJOR problem that most raw foodists experience. They try to handle that by making all sorts of dishes loaded in fat. But soon they start experiencing problems like candida overgrowth from so much fat in their diets and mixing fats with sweet foods.
So what is the solution?
Savory Raw Carbs can give you that stick to your ribs satisfaction and make you feel full, satisfied and nourished.
This is where the Anticraver Secrit Recipe and it’s variations come to the rescue. It’s very low in fat, high in calories and it provides a spectrum of nutrients you’re just not going to get from eating fruit.
And it definitely sticks to your ribs.
Check it out as an amazing bonus to “Think and Go Raw 3”.
Once you understand and implement all of these factors you will easily be able to feel satisfied and nourished on a high carbohydrate Raw Food Diet.
Your Radiant Health, Fitness and Infinite Potential Coach,
The 48-Year Old Teanajer
Your Raw Food Diet Mentor
The Savory Raw King