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30 October, 2007

Relapses, lack of motivation, starting all over again! I'd say this applies to my whole family.

Sounds familiar? (from rawfoodsupport):

"That feeling has been creeping more and more into my life since I started to experiment the raw diet two years ago. (maybe only a coincidence?)

I would not say I'm depressed or down, no. It is just that nothing seems appealing anymore...Is it emotional detox? lack of vitamins? Lack of stimulants? (I never was a coffee addict, only a sugar addict)

Nothing's worth trying. I always have been a person full of interests and new ideas at home and at work so the change is really noticeable to me.

I eat 100% for many weeks at a time then I may have a few baked potatoes, or some bread and butter, etc. A few days cooked then I return to 100% raw. It has been my life for the last eight months or so..."

It does to me! I do get so unmotivated at times. I did this month. Kind-off lethargically-depressed. Not really sad, but not really cheerful either. Like a popped up balloon, void of vital energy. I can't say that I have conquered my demons, but I can say that I haven't given up.

Is there a magic solution to this problem? I think there is, but it is not in the diet ha ha! Well, I don't think that it is the diet that makes me, bur rather, it is my SELF.

Diet, can nevertheless affect the process. Relapsing into eating foods that make me sick can make me less cheerful. Fasting can help me focus and let go some of the worries. Eating delicious sweet-ripe fruit can make me blissful. Note the incorrect use of the word "make" here, for it is nothing that makes me but my SELF ha ha!


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