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Hey Roni and other aspiring raw'ers..
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Hey Roni and other aspiring raw'ers..

Hey Roni (and others), how is your transition going?

I was consistently making good food choices until a couple days ago. It was my day off and that means I'm stuck at home... boredom.. and boredom means eating. Yep, I had 2 days of junk food eating.. yuck! I feel so incredibly sleepy and cranky. Why do I do this? I know what will happen.

The hardest time of the work day for me is about ten in the morning. By that time, my stomach has woken up and I'm ready for a snack.. which, in the past, meant something sugary like Rice Krispies or even a candy bar. At my work, we are in the back room alot, so we are allowed to snack whenever we want, not just at lunchtime.. which is nice. BUT, what is not nice, is that there is a 'snack area' that is chock full of sweet rolls, brownies, twinkies, and lord-knows-what else. They provide these snacks for us and we pay for them as we eat them. Like a vending machine without the machine. Oh, it is so ridiculous and humiliating to find myself cramming a twinkie in my mouth at ten in the morning. And another at lunch time.. and once that first Sugar rush hits my body, once I have eaten junk that day, my taste buds are primed for more and I have a heck of a time restricting myself to raw food for the rest of the day. Bananas are my salvation.. MANY a raw food day has been saved by me placing a fresh banana next to the snacks-area. So when I lose my resolve and go to get a snack.. ta-da.. there is a nice banana there! And I love bananas. That trick works almost all the time for me.. except now I find myself eating about 4 bananas a day. Is this bad?? And can it possibly be worse than eating 4 twinkies a day?


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