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03-24-2006, 05:17 AM
Hi! Before I went raw i used to eat vegan cooked food without any fat, and
olive oil at the salad I always had to lunch and dinner.
To sum up I didn`t eat so much fat, and this has gotten stuck on my brain
some how that to much fat makes people gain weight even if it`s raw...
So I have a hard time allowing myself to eat the recipes on desserts
and some of the other recipes like pizza and so on,
because they contain så much nuts.
Are this worries a waste of time?
Is it thrue you can eat how much you like without
being afraid to gain weight?
I wish to feel more free in what allow myself to eat,
without worrying about loosing to much weight/gaining to much weight
or getting a malnutrition some how.
that`s on of the big reasons I decides to go raw...
03-24-2006, 05:23 AM
Nope, you really have no worries! :)
When I first went raw I was eating a decent amount of nuts and lots of avocado's a day. I did not gain weight, in fact, I lost. I did have some problems when I didn't soak my nuts, remember to do that!
Fat is an essential part of a diet. If you are worried about losing OR gaining, my suggestion would be to eat 100% raw for a month and not worry about fat content or anything else for that matter. Make things that sound good, eat when you are hungry, and see how you feel. :)
03-24-2006, 05:39 AM
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Feel free to email me.
03-24-2006, 08:37 AM
Just don't overboard on the nuts!
03-24-2006, 08:44 AM
Weight loss is always going to be calories in vrs calories out. I think the weight loss comes so naturally to some because raw foods tend to be much lower in calories than typical SAD foods. Even my nut pate stuffed peppers cannot hold a candle to a typical hamburger and fries fast food meal! So if you go bonkers on the nuts and avocado's and such then yeah you'll likely gain.
The message that Alissa stresses when you first start is to just do raw. Don't worry about the rest. It makes sence! It is hard enough to learn a new way of eating without throwing on calorie counting ontop of it all. Eating raw is also all about learning to listen to your body. If your hungry eat, if your not don't. If your body wants a certian food, then eat it. From what I've read most (all?) of the long time raw fooders (and maybe someone can speak to this) you learn how to listen to your body and your food intake changes and stablizes over time.
I hope that helps!
03-24-2006, 08:51 AM
I have to b careful and watch it or I will gain. But, I am pretty happy with what and how much I can eat without gaining.
03-24-2006, 09:00 AM
I, too, cannot eat very much fat at all. I did gain weight while first doing the eat all you want approach. I didn't feel very well either.
It wasn't until I cut out the fats and made sure I got plenty of fruit that I started feeling better. I have NO cravings for fat at all. It is really odd. I eat mostly fruit and greens and feel fantastic.
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