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07-23-2007, 04:43 AM
Thought I start a new thread since I think the other weight loos one is about people who want to loose weight. I have the opposite problem. Since I had a baby last september and am breastfeeding I went down to 7 and a half stone, which is 48 kg. That already took me to a BMI in the underweight zone. Now I've been ating high raw for a month and 100% raw for one week and lost another 2 kg which really scares me. Does anyone have any suggestions what I could do to gain weight? I was thinking of more Avocado maybe?
07-23-2007, 08:58 AM
Without knowing what is really going on in your diet or life it's tough to say. Being new to raw usually has the weight loss then weight re-gain thing going on to if that's the case for you??
To put weight on "after" settling into raw usually takes eating enough food and some form of weight training for best results. More fat may OR may not put weight on. Raw fat doesn't work like SAD diet fat in all cases. If you eat more fat you may feel fuller but in actuality you may not eat enough food then. So many angles to it :D I'd suggest finding that combination of denser fruit, fat and enough of each, along with being active to help. Sometimes less is more. Active not so much aerobic but strength based. Start there and listen to your body and learn what works for ya.
07-23-2007, 09:04 AM
Hi, I lost way too much weight on raw, I was already slim but I looked like skin and bone after dropping 21lbs:eek: and went down to 7st10lb at 5ft 7in but the good news is it is starting to go up I have now put on 8lb without changing my eating, I think what happens is you loose all the exess cooked weight,toxins ect. then the body rebuilds untill it is the right weight for you. Working out with weights will help as well, but it is a slow procces, I expect it to take about a year to get to a weight I am happy with
07-23-2007, 09:34 AM
I added more fat to my diet.
07-23-2007, 09:41 AM
I recently experienced the same thing, my arms were becoming super veiny and I was feeling extremely self-conscience about being thin. Since then I have started to supplement with vegan DHA oil everyday, usually put into a smoothie for some extra calories, and I also eat bananas which I never used to do, as well as a good amount of nuts everyday. Before, on raw I focused mainly on eating all fruits and veggies because I wasnt drawn to nuts or other foods. The scale says I'm still 95 lbs but I think I have added a tiny bit of SOMETHING to my body since adding those things. Maybe its just in my head because I know I have been trying to gain a little, but I feel a lot better now knowing that I am actively trying to maintain a higher weight.
It's difficult though, it seems like no matter how many nuts I eat, or if I eat right before bed, or concentrate on high fruit, whatever, I never seem to gain anything. I think the DHA oil has helped the most, it's meant to help vegans maintain their weight while also supplying essential fatty oils.
07-23-2007, 10:11 AM
Sunflower seeds and avacados are helping me gain. 1 ounce of sunflower seeds (about a small jigger glass full) has 160 calories; medium avo has 305.
07-23-2007, 11:46 AM
i find fat makes me lose weight... eating lots of fruit makes me gain, because of the sugars, maybe?
07-23-2007, 12:25 PM
I had the same issue going raw. I was underweight before and lost 10 lbs in the first couple of weeks RAW. I added 2-3 avos, about 2 Tground flax seeds, 1/4 C soaked sunflower/sesame seeds and some oils, either coconut or olive, a day. I try to eat at least 2 bananas a day as well. Since incorporating these, it's been a month now, I've gained 7lbs back. The weight is small muscles, not just fat (which would actually be nice, but it's not what my body is doing). I think your body eventually finds its balance, and with a little encouragement you'll see some weight gain. :)
07-23-2007, 01:52 PM
When I first went raw, I lost weight. At first it was okay until I noticed I was getting way smaller than I could remember being except perhaps pre-teen years.
I got worried and scared a little that I was going to have that emaciated look. But then I read that when you first go raw, (for some/most) you (what Alissa refers to as) "shed your false body". As your body cleanses itself of old gunk and toxins, etc - which are stored in fat - you also lose that old fat and tissue, etc. BUT, if you stick with it your body will begin to rebuild with healthy material and eventually get to your BODY'S ideal weight (range...I like to allow a weight range rather than one particular number) and sometimes that "ideal weight" may or may not be what YOU have/had in mind.
I always thought that 130-135 lbs. was "normal" and ideal for me. But I learned after going raw and once my weight dropped and then went back up to a range of 124-128 lbs. that this is my body's ideal weight and not 130-135 as I previously thought.
It took some getting used to, but now I am happy and comfortable with where I am.
07-23-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm so happy I found this website! Thanks a lot for all your posts, and keep them coming in!
I didn't mention I have MS, didn't want to get too many things into one thread. This means that I'm limited in weight traing. Can only really do arms and anything from the hips up. I do go swimming twice a week though.
Will try the things people recommended and see what works for me. Hopefully my weight will just get up like most of you said. How long will its take for the weight to go up again in your experiences?
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