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06-28-2005, 06:28 PM
33 oz water
20 oz herbal tea w/ a little cayenne in the mix
Â½ c grapefruit juice
Â½ c strawberries
4 cups salad
1 red pepper
1 oz almonds
Â½ c strawberries
Â½ c onions
33 oz water
does this menu look all right for what I ate today? Dh is very supportive of this lifestyle for me but is concerned of me regaining the weight I have struggled to lose if I start eating too much. Tried to explain to him that when eating raw foods, I wonÂ’t eat as much because raw foods fill me up faster. He said Â‘okayÂ’ but IÂ’m not sure he believes that just yet. (I've been snacking until around 3 pm and then started my one day fast) Tried to explain about not counting calories, fat, protein, carbs, etc because I neednÂ’t with a raw food lifestyle. I think he's just concerned more than anything else 'cuz I worked so hard to hit my goal and am still trying to drop another 10.
06-28-2005, 07:35 PM
Livenraw -- To answer your first question: what's "right" for you may not be right for someone else, and what's "right" on one day will likely change on another day. When you're beginning, if you're eating 100% raw, there's really no "right" amount or way to eat.
What matters most is that you are eating as much as your body needs and wants. As I'm sure you've learned by now, you needn't limit your eating in order to lose weight as long as you are eating 100% raw which it sure looks like you are!
I would be concerned that you're limiting yourself due to your husband not understanding this lifestyle. Is it possible for you to continue eating as you know is best for you regardless of his "concern"? (Please understand that I am not in any way trying to make remarks about your relationship.)
I haven't read your other posts, so I'm don't know if you're working out of Alissa's book (and DVD). If so, she answers all your concerns in there. If not, she answers all your concerns in there. :)
If you haven't done so already, you might want to peek at Alissa's recent post (linked below). It doesn't directly address what you've asked here, but, toward the end especially, she does talk from her vast experience about how this lifestyle works:
Best regards to you as you embark on this wonderful journey.
06-29-2005, 10:41 AM
Thanks for all your replies! My dh is very supportive of me with this lifestyle. I think his concern is the way he has seen what I have done over the past 7 years: be disciplined, lose weight, get close to goal, sabotage myself, gain back fifteen to twenty lbs and then do it all over again...I have - no, wait - I HAD a very bad habit of doing that. I would have lost all my weight a long time ago had I not had this bad habit. He thinks I look absolutely marvelous now. He just didn't want me to start sabotaging myself again. He's seen how hard and how much effort I have put into finally getting my weight under control. I did explain to him that there was no way I could gain weight eating what I'm eating. (and he was all right with that and said 'okay' with no problem) I am not going hungry with that type of menu, either. And I'm not starvng myself to please him. I'm not even starving! I eat when I'm hungry and that's it. He's just used to seeing me only eat 3 meals a day with no snacks in between, and yesterday, it was different. I was munching all day - but as you'll see, on all healthy food. And I don't go hungry on that little amount. I weigh 115 lbs (I am only 5 ft so a little excess shows. That's why I would like to tone more or get down to 105 lbs. 4 yrs ago, I weighed 186 lbs)) so with me weighing so little, it does not take too much to fuel my body. I forgot to put in there my 3 Tbsp of Olive Oil. I'm sure that raised my calories some more. I am very confident of this way of eating and am doing it for health reasons more than anything else plus I feel good and so much more alive eating this way! I will never turn back to my old eating habits - ever again!
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