View Full Version : going raw again!!!
04-23-2007, 04:31 PM
I need some help! i originally started eating raw because I was going through chemo and it helped my body. After I finished chemo I stayed raw maybe 70% of the time and now I am eatign raw only about 30% if that. I am trying to lose weight and am calculating calories for everything I put in my mouth and now I am feeling sick and tired. I know I should be all raw but when I was I don't think I was eating enough because I wasn't losing just maintaing. Now I am preparing for the Avon walk for Breast cancer in a month and walking everywhere. So I am burning a lot of calories! What do I do! Very frustrated!
04-23-2007, 06:00 PM
It sounds like you have two goals. To be healthy and to lose weight. I think raw foods can help you do both.
I agree with conventional wisdom that weight loss results from calories consumed verses calories burned. To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories or burn more calories with exercise.
I suggest you experiment on yourself using raw foods and see what kind of results you get. Since you already count calories you could try 2000 calories for a week. Then 1000 calories for a week. Then 1500 calories for a week. See how you do.
10 banana, 10 oranges, and 8 cups of watermelon = 2016 calories.
Of course I would personally want to blend up the fruit with some fresh organic greens. But thatís just me.
04-23-2007, 08:50 PM
You have 2 options. You could either go 100% raw, as Alissa suggests, or if this isn't easy for you, transition.
A good transition plan for me is - (I will outline the cooked meals, the rest is raw obviously) (assume all cooked meals are vegan)
Day 1 - Cooked lunch and dinner
Day 2 - 2/3 Cooked lunch + Normal dinner
Day 3 - 1/3 Cooked lunch + Normal dinner
Then do 1 week on just cooked dinners.
Then for the next month - 1st 14 days (cooked dinner every second night)
rest of month (cooked dinner every third night)
Then for the next month - 1st 14 days (cooked dinner every fourth night)
rest of month (cooked dinner every fifth night)
Then for the next month - 1st 14 days (cooked dinner every sixth night)
rest of month (cooked dinner every seventh night)
Then you are raw. (You may want to incorporate an ongoing cooked meal once a week, once a month or maybe you want to go 100% raw from then on.) Some raw gurus do advise to take it more slowly, so that the detox doesn't shock the system, such as Gabriel Cousens and Paul Nison. You have to find out what works for you.
You will lose weight, but you need to be consistent and patient. Remember, Nora didn't lose weight until she had been raw for 5 months. Your body will have a lot of healing to do and weight loss may not be its top priority.
I hope very much that you find optimal health and a vibrant body. :)
04-24-2007, 08:43 AM
queen bean thanks for the transition outline, i'm transitioning right now and needed one, as i know my body can not handle 100% raw right now, i've abused it far too long, and shanna77, congrats on beating cancer, i would say to ease yourself back to raw, i notice huge changes in my body when i don't eat the SAD... good luck
04-24-2007, 09:15 PM
Hey Shanna77 Congrats on beating cancer!! Many blessings to you! I'm a newbie to Raw so I don't feel I can give any advice, but I send you my love and a great big hug!!
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