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06-22-2006, 08:29 AM
I am almost done with my 30 day challenge and feel so good in a plethora of ways, but...(wish there wasn't one)...I am losing weight and I don't want to!
I started out at 118 (I am 5' 5" so fine with the weight), then was down to 116 and just weighed myself yesterday on my friend's accurate scale and was 108! I could tell I was losing cuz' my pants fit looser.
I REALLY don't want to be this skinny (but still with a little tummy pooch :o - birthing 3 kids!)
I don't know what to do different to keep my weight up (and keep it properly dispersed). I would like to stay around 118-120. I already eat TONS of food, nuts, avocados galore.
Any suggestions for a skinny-minny? :)
06-22-2006, 08:40 AM
Yep I got about 40 pounds you can have :p
I wish you the best, that you reach a point you're able to stop and feel wonderful :)
06-22-2006, 09:38 AM
I understand what you are going through! I've been high raw for almost 3 months and I am slim at 115 (same weight as when I started) I have not lost really any weight (maybe a little in the face) and I do not want to to lose any at all (except for in the tummy area, of course :))
I've heard you lose weight in the beginning but eventually your weight will even out to how it should be.
I suggest adding more sprouted grains and of course nuts, seeds and avocados as well as a variety of greens and fruit.
Here's another recent thread: http://rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14965&highlight=gaining+weight
06-22-2006, 10:04 AM
hehe I have 10 pounds that you can have too :p
its so frustrating....I can't lose this 10 lbs that I really want to lose. I eat high raw, 100% raw on some days and not losing this weight makes me frustrated and eat cook foods.
06-22-2006, 10:12 AM
You will get no sympathy when you are trying to gain weight. ;)
I lost weight too. I had to simply eat more food..... lots of olives and avocadoes.
I have sympathy for you! I'm large and have to lose weight, but I think it would be worse to be underweight and have to gain it in a healthy way. I thought of being underweight is sort of scary in my opinion. At least I have extra stores of fat just in case I get sick or whatever. I won't run out of energy, but I imagine if you get too underweight you could get quite tired.
I'm sorry I have to solutions for you, but I hope you find a way to help gain a bit of weight in a healthy, raw way.
06-22-2006, 10:53 AM
I wouldn't worry about it.. your body will finally adjust and you will gain some weight back. If you are truly concerned, eat more avocados, olives, flax crackers etc...
I lost 4 pounds, and I was already considered underweight by the charts. I don't seem to be losing now and I am 5 weeks pregnant now so I probably won't lose anymore. I think most of it was just water because you retain water when you eat cooked processed food.
06-22-2006, 11:40 AM
You could try what raw bodybuilders do -eat just once a day a lot. Digestion takes a lot of energy, so if you give the stomach a break, it should help. But the first year raw, they say it happens to a lot of people.
I am pretty lucky that way- I lost easily the excess, but it stays nicely around 120(5'6)-on my scale 114. But I still have emotional eating problem, so I often overstuff myself-who knows if I would not loose bunch more, if I would eat normally?
06-22-2006, 02:04 PM
Thanks everyone! I so appreciate your advice! I can't stand the feeling of looking in the mirror and having spindly arms. Yuck. They are toned but very skinny. I will research raw body builders/raw athlethes, etc. Alissa sure does manage to keep all the muscle an weight on in a good way. Her arms are thick and buff! She looks amazing.
I refuse to stop raw so I will just have to figure it out or trust that eating a well balanced raw diet will "figure" it out for me! Peace to all of you!
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