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06-30-2008, 10:23 PM
I know we are not supposed to measure, add, calculate things but bad habits are hard to break so for my first official day it looked like this:
How does that look? Too much fat? Too many calories??
The only fat I ate was 1/2 avocado, 1 oz. almonds, 2 tsp. coconut oil, about 20 black olives and 1 Tb. Olive oil....Is this too much???
07-01-2008, 02:10 AM
I am one who does Not do any counting.......Its too much work. As they say "Been there, Done that". But if it gets you over the Hump...Go for it. Have a RAW Day.
07-01-2008, 05:32 AM
Numbers make me crazy. I don't count either but, I am still addicted to the scale. I should just throw it out.
07-01-2008, 05:58 AM
I hate to admit this, but I just signed up on "diet power" for a 15 day trial. They graph your food alot like Fitday does, but they GRADE you (A,B,C,D,F) according to your nutrient intake, balance of fat, protein, carbs, etc. I had 45% fat on my first day yesterday....and still got an A+ score, which seems ridiculous to me, but I figure it's because of the nutrients because my fats were all healthy fats!!! It does make a difference, and this confirms it to me....healthy fats, ARE healthy!:D :D
07-01-2008, 10:13 AM
PinkPassion: I do not condone counting calories but your first day looks good. I'm not saying that the amount of fat you ate is a lot, but I wouldn't worry about that anyway when you're first starting out. Fats keep you full and that's important. Just eat whatever you need to in the beginning, as long as it's raw. I don't know exactly what you ate but just make sure you're getting enough greens. Good luck on your journey!
P.S.-I understand the need to count calories and keep track of macronutrient percentages (fat, protein, carbs). If gives you a sense of organization. But you'll notice once you've been raw for a while, that you don't need to keep track of these things. Your body will know what it needs and tell you what foods to eat to satisfy those needs, and you'll lose weight without counting anything (if this is your intention).
07-01-2008, 11:50 AM
The protein we consume on raw isn't really registered correctly in Fitday because we are eating amino acids that will become protein as our needs are met by our bodies.
If it's a tool you like to use, use it, but don't get too involved in the numbers. I eat ALOT of fat according to Fitday and am healthy as can be.
07-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Your body will eventually tell you what it wants. I like to say "Your body is smarter then you", because it knows instinctively what to eat and when to eat it.
The body doesn't operate on rigid numbers and systems. It's changing all the time. Day by day, and hour by hour.
After a while you may notice that you don't feel like the food that's in your regular routine. Perhaps the body might even tell you it doesn't want food or water at all during a certain time. Follow that. And then when your body asks you for food, feed it.
Personally, I noticed the best changes when I disregarded the systematic way of eating and just followed my instinct. I don't think about what I'm going to eat until that exact moment my body asks me to eat.
It's something that can take getting used to.
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