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01-30-2008, 12:20 PM
I am about 4 weeks at 90% raw and am seeing no weight loss. I really like this way of life regardless but was hoping to lose some weight as well. Any suggestions?
01-30-2008, 12:29 PM
Stick with it! It's different for everyone on how quickly the weight comes off (if that's an important goal). I completely understand, and am experiencing the same thing. What's keeping me going is KNOWING how good this lifestyle is for my health. Celebrate the small successes (is your skin softer, eyes clearer?) and trust that your body is working like mad INSIDE...and at the right time it will come off. :) Are you journaling your daily food intake? This could help as well. I've been amazed looking back on a few things and it's helping me make adjustments.
01-30-2008, 12:37 PM
Are you eating a lot of raw fats in the form of nuts and a lot of dehydrated food? Are you drinking a lot of water? Getting enough exercise? I too did 100% raw for 30 days some time back and didn't lose any weight after the first week. I know that it was because I was consuming way too many nuts, fats, and dehydrated food. And perhaps wasn't getting enough exercise or water in? It's said that in the begining you do what you have to do to STAY raw. That includes eating a lot of whatever your body is craving. This may mean a slower weightloss but in the long run it will be well worth it- and the success of staying raw is usually greater. Putting restrictions on yourself will probably produce faster weightloss, but I guess it's a judgment call on what you think will work for you and will keep you raw. For some, putting too many restrictions so early in the game leads to a slip back into a SAD diet. If you feel great and love what you're doing, I'd say just continue and keep it up. The health benefits (physically and mentally) you are gaining are priceless and the weight will inevitibly come off with time. Personally when I consume too many nuts, fats, and dehydrated food i feel extremely tired and heavy and lose no weight. I just don't feel my best. But we all have to figure out what works best for us. Congradulations on being 4 weeks raw. That is a HUGE accomplishment. Oh, Alissa also says it's better to consume smaller more frequent meals throughout the day as opposed to 1 or 2 very large meals. And to get your fat mostly from avocados and limit (but not completely if you don't want to) oil and nuts/ meals prepared with these (ex: dehydrated meals or desserts...). Anyway, I hope some of this helps:)
01-30-2008, 01:03 PM
i agree with the 2 posts above.
might want to consider a colonic too (did wonders for me).
also, the % of cooked you are eating, is it toxic? (as in boca burgers, processed packaged stuff, bread). these things cann't be eliminated fast enough so the body stores them in adipose tissue.
adipose tissue is actually the tissue everyone calls fat. adipose tissue is just a collection of storage cells. fat is stored in these cells, toxins are stored in these cells.
people would be surprised to know how much of the stuff they think is fat, is actually just storage pockets of swollen adipose cells loaded with toxins that the body hasn't had time to clean out.
very interesting stuff.
if you put a hold on anything toxic...and go as high raw as possible, your body will finally have the chance to clear this out. this is when you experience detox symptoms.
during that time you will really need to drink more water than you think you need and anything you do to 'help' get the stuff out will MASSIVELY reduce the detox symptoms. ei: colonics, tons of regular sweating, skin brushing.
good luck! you will loose the pounds in time!
01-30-2008, 01:37 PM
do you have any web articles on the subject of fat that isn't really fat it is just toxin resevoirs? I would like to read more about this...
..just wondering where you learned this?
01-30-2008, 03:22 PM
Thanks for the encouraging words. The not raw a I have been eating is about one day a week and it has been baja fresh..chips and salsa and bean burrito no meat...I know its not good but it is seriously my weekness!! When I am raw I am eating nuts some days more than others and not many other fats except I have come across these organic banana chips from trader joes that have organic coconut oil in them..but Im not eating them on a daily basis. I have heard that fats are ok, is this true? PLease feel free to disect:)
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