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08-29-2007, 12:17 PM
I have been reading a lot about raw food diet and how much it can help ailments like fibromaylsia, asthma, aches and pains, etc. I do have a question/concern I was hoping some one here may be able to help me with. I don't have much if any weight I can afford to loose at this point in time and I really don't want to waste away or begin to feel weak (like when I had mono and dropped way way down on the weight scale) I guess my question is, is there a safe way to eat raw and not over due it on the weight loss for myself?
any advice would be genuinely appreciated, thank you!
08-29-2007, 12:51 PM
I'll be honest with you, I'm not always 100% raw but I've been eating mostly raw for over 2 years now. When I'm not raw I'm eating a vegetarian diet excluding stuff like tofu or soy products. I have really noticed a shift in my muscles. They seem more pliable, flexible and I'm starting to look more solid. I used to be very skinny looking with fat on my thighs which has almost completely disappeared. I eat mostly vegetables now with some fruits like bananas and fats like avocados or coconut. A lot of people say there is a period of adjustment where your "false body," falls away. This may mean some people become thin. Afterwards your body will rebuild with quality nutrients. I think what is important is to make sure you are getting enough calories. That means drinking a whole blender of smoothies for breakfast, eating large salads for dinners and changing the way you view portions. Most sad eaters have little salad with their dinner, but in the Raw world, a giant salad is dinner and you can make it with many different ingredients to really add some bulk. If you still have concerns, I would start by adding green smoothies for breakfast to your daily regimen and working your way up. That is just my advice. Other people may tell you to go 100%. It's better to at least start slowly, then to do nothing out of fear.
08-29-2007, 04:23 PM
I lost what I considered to be too much weight in the beginning (to 108lbs)but I gained just the right amount back on (116lbs) without any changes to my diet.
If you stay raw your body will find its ideal weight. Do not worry too much about it and just concentrate on staying raw and it will happen.
08-29-2007, 06:12 PM
my son (7) was under weight when he started raw. within a month he had put on weight. 7 months later he is all filled out and not underweight or too skinny. my husband and I both lost 40 pounds and he put on weight. we basically ate the same food.
he is hooked on green smoothies..wants them everyday and gets all bummed if I forget to make his.
08-29-2007, 07:04 PM
thank you all very much! as it happens solarliving I am easy into the raw diet mostly because I really couldnít afford to throw out all the food I had in my house, so I have slowly been putting raw in (but I have been noticing weight changes, hence the post :D ) Iíll be sure to keep an eye on it and I am certainly going to try those green smoothies, although I may start out with powder in my fruit smoothies first, we'll see how brave I am!
thank you again! :)
08-29-2007, 07:58 PM
Joel Fuhrman (an MD that I totally love and respect) says that even if you don't have weight to lose, you may. He asserts that your body rids itself of the toxic tissue and cells and rebuilds with healthy stock. I wouldn't worry about it! I wish you healing on your journey. Thanks for coming to play :D
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