06-28-2006, 12:24 AM
Is it normal for there to be a period of gaining weight when you're first starting out? Do you drop it quickly? Tomorrow will be my 25th day. I've had varied menus but I've been having trouble losing anything for the last week. Tomorrow it seems like I will be gaining quite a bit too. It's one thing to plateau, it's another to start gaining.
06-28-2006, 12:26 AM
Same story for me Amber. Anyone got any insight?!
06-28-2006, 12:32 AM
It could be a number of things and not all the same for all people.
1. Water-weight gain
2. A lot of nut-heavy dishes or fat-based foods period
4. Fluctuation due to something going on within
Scales are not the best thing to have around when first starting out IMHO...sometimes they play "tricks" on ya. My weight fluctuates but not TOO far off.
It's really hard to know precisely without knowing a lot more about what's been going on, what you eat daily and how much, lifestyle, etc. But I wouldn't be too alarmed about it...but then again, I am not in your shoes so I can't speak for you. Some people welcome weight gain...some people despise it...some people welcome weight loss and some despise that but the body goes through changes that we don't always understand when we make changes in our diets and/or lives.
06-28-2006, 02:46 AM
I've gone 100% raw more than once, and each time, my weight does something strange, this last time, I dropped 20 pounds the first week, truly unbelievable, then I lost 8 pounds the next week, WOW, I was so excited, then I went 2 months with NO weight loss what-so-ever, in fact one week, I gained 8 pounds, now, I was eating 100% raw, I was not cheating, I was doing everything right, and I was confused, upset, discouraged, etc.
but I kept eating raw, and I didn't second guess what I was eating, I kept eating nuts and sweet fruits, and everything like normal, and then one week, I dropped 15 pounds, for a total of 50 pounds in 100 days.
So, when eating raw, please realize that your body is being fed the perfect fuel to heal, so allow it to choose what it needs to heal, don't expect a weight loss, expect a healing, and that healing MAY be a weight loss, or not, it may be better eyesight, it may be less blood sugar, lower blood preasure, clearer skin, etc.
allow your body to do it's job, and don't worry about the weight, it will come off, when your body needs it to come off.
just eat raw, and all will be well with the world.
can you imagine if everyone on the planet did this, what a wonderful world it would be, no more ranchs, no more slaughter houses, no more dairies, no more cutting down the rain forest, the world would magickally change.
06-28-2006, 05:42 AM
-It's good that you are watching you weight. Remember though that what REALLY matters is that you are eating the highest foods that YOU know (and have determined).
-Get light exercise....and you can count calories and journal if you become desperate! ;) I lost 65 lbs that way!
06-28-2006, 01:52 PM
It is so hard for me to let go and allow my body to gain weight. I'm going to continue though. I snapped today- today should be declared the day of bread...as I sure put enough of it in my mouth. I'm not going to stop, this is my first slip up. I won't count this day as my 25th. I'll start again tomorrow, completely raw, and battle through this.
My digestion is REALLY bothering me, that is half of the reason I ate the bread; I've been very sick to my stomach for about 21 days now. Would raw oats, and raw wild rice help me? Does my body want grains? Has anyone had success eating raw oats/rice?
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