View Full Version : Weight GAIN while raw?
12-04-2007, 02:31 PM
Ok, I am really upset this week because I just noticed that I have gained 7 POUNDS in the past month. I am 90% raw and have only had cooked oatmeal no more than 2x per week in the last few months. I am so frustrated because I can't quite tell how I put this weight on.
I have had approx 2 tsp of raw almond butter per day but nothing else that is fatty. I had been feeling amazing about a month ago having finally achieved my goal weight...but about a week and a half ago I went to put on a pair of pants I hadn't worn for a while and well....let's just say...the zipper did not do up!!! I then got on the scale and notices this very nasty increase. Very upseting.
Has anyone had this happen to them? If so, any idea what it might be? Could it be a detox of sorts. I am stumped and very upset today :confused:
Thank you everyone!
12-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Is the almond butter 100% raw? AKA The kind you buy already refrigerated.
Maybe cut that down to a few times a week, and add in small amounts of cold pressed oils or avocado just for a change.
Any change in exercise? water intake? sodium intake?
Is there any way you can avoid the oatmeal or use a raw version?
Hope that helps!
12-04-2007, 03:33 PM
If you are eating alot of sugary fruits, and things like dates and agave and not being really active then they will cause weight gain. Increase your greens and non starchy veggies and get at least an hour of physical activity per day and the weight will come off over time. The weather has been absolute crap here lately and I haven't being doing my long training runs and super long training rides burning 3-4000 cals is one session. I'm still extremely active in the gym, and on my indoor trainer and tredmill but I'm eating the high amounts high sugar fruit diet that I was doing during hard training and I've noticed that my weight is creeping up by about a pound or two per week over the past two months.
Don't worry too much about weight fluctuations if you are eating smart and staying active. There are so many variables involved. Heck when I weigh myself first thing in the morning I weight nearly 10-12 lbs less than when I weigh myself in the evening after being more hydrated and full of food.
12-04-2007, 11:40 PM
Thank you to RawKev and Im2fruity...
Both of you gave advice that makes sense. I have been a bit less active lately and I have probably been overdoing it a bit on fruit. I am going to cut back and get more greens into my diet and step up my exercise program.
Thanks so much for the support :)
12-05-2007, 07:48 AM
Yeah, I agree with the cutting back on sugary fruits if you are not ripping through calories at the gym. I gained a lot of weight this summer bc I was inactive and eating pounds of grapes every day. All I ate was sugary fruits and then hight fat desserts, like raw brownies. I gained over 10 pounds! I say stick with simple salads and dressings and get a good workout when you can. Fruits are definitely needed, but in moderation of course!
12-05-2007, 02:55 PM
I always stack my exercise with fruit. Typically I'll have afew pieces of fruit before, then fruit after in the form of a smoothie or just as is. The amount depends on the duration and intensity of my workout. If I'm hungry and snacking or having a meal then I'll go with veggies, salads, green smoothies, and/or small (i mean really small) amounts of nuts or seeds.
This is what works best for me most of the time. Like I said above, I've been mostly fruit lately and still quite active but noticing weight gain. Time to smarten up and go back to what I know is right and what works for me during my less active times of the year.
12-06-2007, 01:52 PM
I do the same....I noticed you run and bike? Are you a triathlete? I just committed to my 1st "tinman" at the end of June......I have primarily been a runner....any tips? My weight fluctuates like crazy too but I am actually higher in the a.m.......because I get up at 3 a.m. and have to train 4-6 a.m. due to family & work so my weight fluctuates DRASTICALLY depending on what I ate or didn't eat for dinner! I find I am more consistent weighing in AFTER a workout....yes, it's lower but seems more accurate! and THAT"S the weight that stays the same......:)
12-06-2007, 10:40 PM
for me I had to ditch the Nuts..not the fruit ( but I do not eat much w=sweet fruit).
If I drop Fats I am fine, add fats the weight goes up. So monitor how foods affect your weight, we all different.
12-07-2007, 06:32 PM
what are considered sweet fruits and how do i measured them so i won't eat too much. Not a big nut eater. i do like avocados. i'm trying to loose 10lbs and don't want to gain. and i 'm new to this lifetstyle.:eek:
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