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#1 Old 07-11-2017, 05:01 PM
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1 Week in! Some questions...

Tomorrow will mark a solid week without meat, and very limited dairy. My goal is to eventually be about 80% full raw, but I have not set a timeline for that yet.

This said, I have a few questions:
1) I find that I am not eating big meals, but "grazing" throughout the day and having smaller sit-down meals. Is there any harm to this?

2) After I eat, I get a little nasal congestion. I think my body is simply detoxing and the digestion process is simply working all the bad stuff out. Thoughts on this?
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#2 Old 07-11-2017, 05:35 PM
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Thought of another one...

3) Our anniversary is next week. We'd like to go out to eat. Most of our local places are buffets and a few ethnic places (mexican, italian, indian, etc). So should I take her to the buffet and I just get the salad bar, or chance one of the ethnic joints? I'm not to familiar with these menus...
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#3 Old 07-11-2017, 07:54 PM
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Thought of another one...

3) Our anniversary is next week. We'd like to go out to eat. Most of our local places are buffets and a few ethnic places (mexican, italian, indian, etc). So should I take her to the buffet and I just get the salad bar, or chance one of the ethnic joints? I'm not to familiar with these menus...

Indian cuisine offers incredible vegetarian options! My favorites are "dal makhani" (spiced lentil stew, served over rice) and "chana masala" (spicy garbanzo beans, also best mixed with rice). And the Indian "naan" bread is fantastic, especially if they have the garlicky style. Wow, satisfying!

Below: Dal makhani with rice




Below: Chana masala




Below: Garlic-style naan bread



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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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#4 Old 07-11-2017, 08:00 PM
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Tomorrow will mark a solid week without meat, and very limited dairy. My goal is to eventually be about 80% full raw, but I have not set a timeline for that yet.

This said, I have a few questions:
1) I find that I am not eating big meals, but "grazing" throughout the day and having smaller sit-down meals. Is there any harm to this?

2) After I eat, I get a little nasal congestion. I think my body is simply detoxing and the digestion process is simply working all the bad stuff out. Thoughts on this?

I also eat several smaller meals, rather than 3 big ones. It's an easier way of eating enough food to meet one's calorie needs. The only potential risk might be to your dental health; if you're always eating, you can't really brush your teeth and have it "last". You can mitigate this by rinsing your mouth with water after eating. I've been vegan for 26 years, and my dental health seems normal (about the same as my non-vegetarian peers).

"Detoxing reactions" seem to be more a myth of the raw/fruitarian community. A vegetarian diet doesn't magically initiate detoxification; rather, your body is always detoxing, whether or not you are vegetarian. Is it possible that your congestion is due to an allergic reaction, to foods that you don't normally eat much of? If the problem continues, you could seek assistance from an allergy physician.
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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I totally recommend anything middle eastern in the future-- that food is consistently veggie-friendly, as long as you like eggplant
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I understand that this is an old post, but I wanted to add my thoughts on the second question:
I had the same happen to me! I recognized it happened after eating “regular” strawberries - as opposed to organically grown ones. I have this definite knowing that it’s the pesticides. Haven’t been able to find something to fortify my conclusion, but now I eat as organically as possible. Hope this helps! 😃
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