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03-05-2007, 09:18 PM
I know this has been covered in one form or another many times. However I think I have a new variation of the question. Assuming perfect digestion, how many calories does a person need. Since the USDA or whatever says we need 2000-3000 and that is with foods that aren't that great, shouldn't we need less with good foods that we digest well and from which we get lots of nutrients? Anyone have any understanding of this?
03-06-2007, 12:55 AM
Personally, I think this is an excellent question.
I think Victoria Boutenko answered this in one of her books.
She talked about her son Sergi, who would go snow boarding with his friends and by highly active all day long, then come home, not even tired, and all he consumed all day long was two organic oranges.
I think this is a wonderful way of how raw, ripe, organic food actually truly nurishes our bodies.
03-06-2007, 08:02 AM
People vary. In my own experience, it took years before I stopped consuming HUGE amounts of fresh, raw produce (during my transition)....as my body finally cleared out waste. Once I started eating only one thing at a time, I found my digestion and absorption increased dramatically in efficiency......so that I am no longer hungry....and eat far less overall. Just my own history.
-David Z. Mason
03-06-2007, 09:18 AM
Yes, as David said, when our bodies become cleaner and more efficient we can get by on much less. I eat much less now than when I first went raw and maintain my weight.
All the best,
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