View Full Version : Calories?
07-29-2007, 01:59 PM
This is another question I've had. How do you know you're getting enough calories when doing raw foods? I would love to know the ins and outs also of balancing nutrition in raw veganism. If anyone has any websites or teaxts they've found helpful in this arena, I'd much appreciate some direction. :rolleyes:
07-29-2007, 02:45 PM
Just eat :)
If you're still hungry, you need more calories
Simple as that
The beauty of raw foods is that your body knows what it needs and will crave certain foods if you are deficient in anything.
You can also track your diet on Fitday.com. I know a few members here do that.
07-29-2007, 04:39 PM
If you're anything like me and you like dates and nuts, you are definitely getting enough calories! Maybe even more than you want!
07-29-2007, 05:11 PM
I use both fitday.com and nutritiondata.com to check on calories. I don't think all the info about vitamins and minerals and stuff is 100% accurate, because with fresh produce it can vary so much by season, region, etc, but I think both sites are pretty good for simple stuff like calories, fat, and carbs.
07-30-2007, 07:12 AM
I am just starting going raw and was sort of wondering the same thing about getting enough calories only my concern is getting enough good fat. Any guidance would be appreciated.
07-30-2007, 07:34 AM
Get Alissa's book - talks about it in depth in there.
07-30-2007, 09:11 AM
I usually make sure my salad is at least 640 grams and contains an avocado or several olives. I also take some fruit.
07-30-2007, 09:20 AM
my concern is getting enough good fat.
I have heard that avocado's have good fat.
Here's a quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado
"A whole medium avocado contains approximately 15% of the United States FDA's recommended daily amount of saturated fat."
If you eat 7 avocados you will exceed the RDA for fat.
Here's the math: 7 avocados x 15% each = 105%
07-30-2007, 10:41 AM
i think my metabolism has slowed down to where i dont need very many calories. whenever i eat too much though, i just poop it out. somehow it doesnt really get stored as fat.
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