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I've tracked my eating for 2 days on fitday.com. I eat 1500 cals a day and ONE HUNDRED grams of fat!! Everyday I eat: 1 oz of nuts, 2T of flax oil, 4 T of ground flax seeds, 3 oz of avacado and 2 cups of cashew or almond milk. I also eat 2 lbs of veggies and 12 oz of fruit.
Do you think I will lose weight eating that much fat in a day?
05-24-2006, 07:57 PM
I know I am no expert, but I believe that, right now especially, just don't use fitday...don't worry about calories and fat grams and all that...just eat what keeps you satisfied and try not to fall into certain patterns of eating. Although right now it probably seems near impossible your body will eventually tell you what it wants. For now you just have to trust yourself. And if you are fairly active and you are satisfied and feel good eating what you are eating you will be fine, and i can't say this for sure but you probably will lose weight eventually. Every body is different, some need more fat some need less...but fat does not make you fat
so just don't worry about it, eat live love learn and have fun! Now lets see if I can practice what I preach..today I did :)
05-24-2006, 08:08 PM
I don't believe in using fitday or any type of calculation, but that is my opinion.
You have to understand that the fat you are consuming is not animal fat. You are consuming HEALTHY vegetable and nut fat. Our bodies react differently to this type of fat.
to put it simple...
This is my suggestion to anyone..
eat what you want, as long as it is raw
don't worry about it
Stress and worry cause people to be overweight. If you are trying to lose weight, the worst thing you can do is to over-think what you are eating.
05-24-2006, 09:03 PM
Maybe ask yourself why are you eating so much fat? Though it is good fat and it is raw, it's still fat. So, think about why you are eating it and if you can incorporate more greens and fruits into your diet. But do what feels right.
05-24-2006, 09:41 PM
don't worry so much about fat and cal. Are you eating healthy? If you are all is good! Listen to that body of yours. It will tell you what you need and don't need.
05-24-2006, 09:47 PM
Since joining raw food boot camp, i've been keeping track of my food in fitday. keeping track of my fat intake has helped with weight loss. i try not to exceed 10% fat and i've been good with that.
right now, i'm at 7% fat which is 5 grams for the day. 100 grams of fat really seems like a lot, especially if you're trying to lose weight.
of course there is a difference between "good" fat and "bad" fat, but you still don't want to overdo it.
are you exercising at all?
maybe you can find a raw vegan nutritionist and get advice from them. wouldn't hurt.
here's what I've been eating for the last few days. Critque please:
8 oz cashew milk
6 oz fruit
3 c spinach
1 T coconut oil
2T flax seed
16 oz veggies
1 oz nuts
6 oz fruit
1 T dressing
4 oz soy milk
16 oz veggies
3 oz avacado
1 T dressing
2 T flax seed
4 oz soymilk
05-25-2006, 04:21 AM
Despite the soymilk it seems to be a pretty balanced diet to me. Maybe include a smoothie (green or fruit) in the morning? Otherweise it looks okay, for me it would probably not be enough, but I just eat a lot.
I see in your signature that you are determined to lose a lot weight until August - don't put yourself under too much pressure. Raw food for me is about health, healing, detox and also about losing weight, but not foremost. Losing weight comes with it and most of us welcome it, but I believe if you pressure yourself too much with intake, calories, fat intake and so on, it turns into just another diet, not a lifestyle.
Just a feeling I have and it's difficult for me to put into words...
Thanks mel. I've been meaning to change my sig. :o Acutally I do have a green smoothie in the morning-I throw all of what I listed for breakfast in my blender. LOL!
05-25-2006, 04:48 AM
Acutally I do have a green smoothie in the morning-I throw all of what I listed for breakfast in my blender. LOL!
Double LOL :D
05-25-2006, 08:50 AM
I eat way more than an ounce of nuts per day. Some days I'll eat over a cup of nuts per day. Despite all that, I still lose anywhere from 1-3 pounds per week. Overall (even with my nut heavy diet), I've lost 64 pounds this year. So, to answer your question, in my experience, I don't think it's too much. But your mileage may vary. :)
My input is that you need to give yourself a few weeks doing something versus trying to analyze and change because the more you change you will not know what really works. I have lost weight eating high fat and high greens/veggies. Do you have any other goals besides weight loss?
How do you feel? Are you exercising? Spending some time in reflection? Doing fun things with family??
This is all my opinion but try to not focus so much on the food and trust what you are soing now is better than what you were doing before. Again, if you are bloated i would look into food combining b/c improper combining can hold onto weight for some people. and maybe intime look into the soymilk....i rather see almond milk...:)
05-25-2006, 11:36 AM
Purl: Would you read on Soy ?
8 oz of soy milk that's a lot of so called 'birth control' hormones ! I won't say any more just please read for yourselves:
Thank you-I've been meaning to read that thread re: soy since my dc eat soymilk everyday. :eek: I will be making cahsew or almond milk, I was just out of nut this morning-but I went to WF today.
JMD-I've been high raw for 3-4 days and I feel SOOO much better. I feel like myself again. :cool: I've been getting outside and staying out of the kitchen at trigger-times. I've also been eating my dinner at 7 so I am not hungry around bedtime. So far so good.
05-25-2006, 12:55 PM
I know it may not seem like it to you, but you really don't have that much weight to lose. The people who are succeeding with rawfoodbootcamp use fitday and keep their fat to 10% because they are very overweight -- I believe they have to be 75 lbs. and over to be accepted. The low-fat approach is what works for them. That does NOT translate into meaning that you should do the same. There are metabolic and cellular differences. People who have lots to lose often lose their weight much faster than people who have only 20 or 30 pounds. Often ... not always!
Please just re-read Alissa's book -- the sections that deal with this -- the answers are there -- and stay raw, all raw, not measuring so much. Just eat what you want. And -- YES you must exercise, be in the sunshine, think good thoughts, meditate/pray, love. The raw food "diet" is not meant to drop weight without us moving our bodies - vigorously!!
All of the amazing benefits to be gained are predicated on you being all raw. So, when you move into that, things will really start moving!!
Best of luck!
p.s. If it wasn't clear -- my advice is to not worry about the plant-based fats!! But, for sure, stay away from fitday and poisonous soymilk!
Purl--i am so excited!! that u feel better...and yes--that sunshine is a natural healer for me too! :)
Again, you can call me ANYTIME I am here for you..
sigtau- we can't PM each other but I did want to ask you a question. Could you email me at rawallison @ cox.net?
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