View Full Version : Frustrated with my mirror
12-19-2007, 09:48 PM
I've been 100% raw for a little over a month now with a starting weight of 120 lbs at 5'4" and I'm now down to 115 lbs. I've lost quite a few inches but I'm a little discouraged because I used to be really toned and now when I look in the mirror, I see more fat and flabby skin. I do taebo, so I'm doing a good mix of cardio and weight training, and lately I've been adding in more ab exercises, so I'm frustrated about my lack of tone now. I've read quite a few previous posts about shedding the old body before gaining the new one, but it's still making me nervous that I may be losing muscle mass. If any of you have had this happen, did you eventually tone up and see the body you wanted, and if you did, how long did it take?
12-19-2007, 10:48 PM
Oh I know what you mean. It was one of the first things I noticed when I went raw giving up my high protein diet ! I went from lean and mean to skinny fat ! Same weight , just softer ! For me it was the change in diet. I went from 8% cooked protein diet to fruit and nuts. I have to eliminate most of my nuts and raw deserts, add more raw soups and low cal drinks to get my tone back. So take a look at your diet, make notes and you will regain your tone !!
12-19-2007, 11:31 PM
OMG! This worries me??? y does that happen?? does it go away? did any one end up getting their muscle tone back? i'm worried
12-20-2007, 02:52 AM
I would like to hear some people's experience with this issue too. I am very tone and would not like to go to 'skinny flabby'. I am 5'2" and 107 and really don't have a lot of weight to loose. In fact, I just want to become leaner (and maybe slim my thighs a bit). I do massive amounts of yoga and know that I have to have a butt and thighs because I use these muscle groups constantly.
I would like to hear if anyone else has been in my position, gone 100% raw for a considerable amount of time, and what happened.
12-20-2007, 01:44 PM
If you doubt that raw food will give you a toned body, just look at some of the "after" pictures of Alissa on this website under the transformation section. She is extremely toned and well-muscled, and has been raw for YEARS.
Keep eating a well balanced raw diet with fats, greens, fruits and superfoods, and you will get the body you want. Trust the process.
12-20-2007, 01:52 PM
One thing I have noticed is that raw muscle seems different to me than my muscle did when I was eating SAD. It's like it's leaner, smoother, and more condensed somehow. I'm loving it actually. I have more definition than I've ever had, even when I was a college athlete. But as you lose "bulk" and transition to the leaner muscles, your body may shift around a bit. Hang in there; I'm pretty sure the result will be more beautiful than ever!
12-20-2007, 07:15 PM
Rawfigure, I used to eat large amounts of protein as well, and I'm wondering if there are certain foods you eat that have larger amounts of protein. I know that we really don't need as much as everyone typically says, but there are times when I crave it and I don't always know what to eat without eating a ton of fat as well.
12-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Hemp protein powder is raw and has 13 grams of protein, 120 calories for 1/4 cup.
Nutribiotic rice protein powder is also raw, and has 12 grams of protein, 60 cal for two tablespoons.
Leafy greens are mostly protein.
12-20-2007, 07:32 PM
Hmmm...I'd take a look at what you are eating. I'm 5'3" and started 100% raw just over 3 weeks ago, I am very thin actually TOO skinny and have gained 6 or 7 pounds so far. I'm expecting that I'll gain to my healthy weight since I'm finally being nourished. I try to concentrate on what my body wants, what makes my body feel good when I eat it. So far it's been a ton of greens (big green smoothie for breakfast, large salad at lunch and another salad with dinner along with a few other things) and fats (lots of virgin coconut oil, avocados, some olive and flax seed oil, and once in awhile some macadamias) and some fruit, as well as some superfoods (bee pollen and sea vegetables).
Hope you enjoy your body more with time as you transform.
12-20-2007, 08:12 PM
Greens, greens, greens. Check out Victoria Boutenko's book Green for Life. Also, have you seen Storm Talifero? No flab there, I must say! He is with The Garden Diet. Good luck!
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