View Full Version : Needing to lose!
01-16-2007, 01:07 AM
My spring semester is coming up soon. I want to drop some pounds. I am losing, but I think I'm also getting in the way of my losing with my nut habit, and my lack of variety. I assume I need to eat lots of dark leafy greens...but they often taste HORRIBLE...
Do you guys have any smoothies that really do taste nice with the greens, or any other recipe.
What should I be eating for accelerated weight loss?
Also, what raw foods should I stay away from or eat sparingly?
Is there a specific kind of nut that's better for me than others?
I think I have the exercise down, but should I be incorporating other physical aspects? Yoga (hasn't been my focus), running, dry brushing, meditation?
01-16-2007, 03:53 AM
You do not need to loose! Wouldn't it be much more fun to gain your perfect weight?? Sorry, but all this talk of positive thinking has me going :rolleyes: Eat simple and with variety is probably the best advise I can give you.. And be happy!!! ;)
Fly forever free..
01-16-2007, 06:04 AM
Ditto! :) Don't worry SO much about losing weight (well...you CAN if you want to! LOL). But concentrate on the lifestyle and thoughts that put you in an overweight position in the first place. Because it is THOSE basic lifestyle skills which will free you with very little effort...once they are changed forever. Make 'lifetime' changes.....and the amount of work you have to do on a daily basis is surprisingly little! Ha! ha! Just my opinions.
-Power & Success to you!
-David Z. Mason
01-16-2007, 09:29 AM
after my 10 pound scare in my first month raw I am not eating simple. You want to loose weight? Eat lots of fruit and if you dont like most veggies, try a garden salad. Olive oil and vinegar will help out so you dont have to taste much bitterness. Drink smoothies. I like the green smoothie that does not have many fatty ingredients. It contains pineapple, banana's flax seed, kiwi and etc.. I'm sure can find it listed somewhere in my raw journal.
For my self I "try" to limit what I eat before bed. I do still eat because I love food lol Were human lol
01-16-2007, 09:51 AM
I really want to lose weight for my upcoming wedding, but I'm not really watching my calories too strictly or limiting too much... my fiance keeps telling me he doesn't see how I can lose weight doing raw when I eat nuts and avocados.. but I don't know.. I just know it's going to work for me.
I've been raw 3 days now and I think I've lost 4 pounds...
I was 224 on sunday and today my scale said 220... actually, once (I weighed myself twice this morning cause I couldn't believe the first reading! :D ) it said 219. I think on sunday I must have weighed myself at the end of the day though after eating and this morning it was first thing so that might be why it was a drastic difference.
I'm trying to eat simple/fresh stuff..
every morning I've been having fruit... a banana and a peach.. or two oranges.. or whatever I want really. If I want three pieces of fruit for breakfast, I have it!
for lunch I've been making recipes and taking them to work... so far I've made stuff like "alfredo" zucchini noodles and cauliflower couscous. I want to eventually eat more salads for lunch so I'll probably try transitioning to that and maybe once in a while for a treat I'll make a heavier meal or maybe on the weekends I'll do that as well.
for dinner I've been having a big green smoothie.
that's it! It seems to be working for me, but everyone is different.. and who knows, maybe next week I could stay the same or gain weight. I'm new to all this.
don't forget to work out and move your body too! good luck! :cool:
01-16-2007, 10:46 AM
I like your point Nenyath!
01-16-2007, 11:27 AM
Alot of people loose lots of weight on raw while eating lots of fat, but it seems like some people need to actively restrict their fat intake to get the results they want. I do agree that you should try to focus more on the other health improvements that eating raw can give you in addition to focusing on the weight loss though.
You don't need to eat anything that you don't care for. If you don't like the more bitter greens, don't eat them. I don't! I only care for romaine and iceburg lettuce, they are nice and mild and sweet.
All the best,
01-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Use greens that don't have a real strong taste... IE: spinach, romaine, any type of lettuce. Put fresh squeezed OJ, banana, berries, a lot of greens, and some water. Blend really well, and you cannot taste any greens. I don't add any nuts or fats to mine.
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