View Full Version : Where's the weight loss?
07-18-2008, 06:00 PM
I went raw last year for about 6 weeks and then went back to cooked food. I have now been raw again for 6 weeks this Sunday. The positive things are that I'm feeling so much better as I had only been able to work about 3-4 hours a day and needed to go home and go to sleep. I was ill for months and long story short - I have soy intolerance. I was in out and of the ER and had every test out there as I was extremely fatigued and continually had swelling of my legs and the rest of my body.
The swelling and fatigue are gone and I am so happy about that. BUT, I'm not thrilled about my weight loss or lack of it. I have about 100 pounds to lose. I lost 12 the first 2 weeks and then nothing the third. I gained 4 pounds the 4th week and have stayed the same since.
I was a strict vegan (still am) before I came back to raw and haven't eaten animals in over 30 years but I was eating soy in some form several times per day.
Any words of advice? I always read about the people who who lose a pound a day or 100 pounds in 5 or 6 months. I wouldn't mind that happening to me. The weight gain and not losing anymore is getting me down.
07-18-2008, 06:10 PM
The 12 pounds in the first two weeks were probably fluids that you had retained to dilute the salt in your body, like you said "the swelling is gone". I really have no clue as to why you gained a little back, I hope that you post in a week or two that you are continuing to detox. Remember that detox (weight loss)takes place in the morning, so try to let your body detox in the morning and don't give it too much digestion to do until later in the day.
07-18-2008, 07:08 PM
From what I understand, the people who lose 100 lbs in 6 months, etc had horrendous SAD diets before raw. The dramatic change creates quick weight release.
Give your body time. With what you were experiencing before, it sounds like there is some deep healing that needs to happen, and it will with raw.
Use affirmations that help you to 'know' that you are doing the right thing for your body and that as you heal, your body will ultimately release the excess weight. If you can go there, think about your quantum body, the one that already exists in the quantum universe. You are in the process of aligning yourself with it, use your thoughts and feelings as well as your raw foods.
Hang in there.
07-18-2008, 08:03 PM
You can I are in the same boat. I don't have as much weight to loose -- 30 lbs., but I too had a soy intollerance and suffered for the last eight months with colitis. I finally am getting some healing on raw, but the weight is comming of slowly. I seem to be in that minority that doesn't loose weight with colitis, instead I actually gained. All I can figure is that my body was so stressed by what was going on that it hung on to every calorie I consumed. Unfortuately with the fatigue I stopped exercising. I have now started excercising by doing walking and stretching. It is helping the weight come off and I feel better for it.
Also try some green smoothies or vegetable juices. I find them very healing and I seem to drop weight after them.
07-18-2008, 08:07 PM
hey you are only at the beginning of your journey and honestly, it sounds like your body has a whole lotta healing to do... so cherish that and relax on the weight. it'll come off... just leave it alone and focus on eating raw.
130 pounds in 10 months here... and that's what I did.
07-18-2008, 10:30 PM
07-18-2008, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention that my thyroid was also messed up but I'm sure most of you know that from the soy intolerance. I'd heard about soy not being good for you and thought it was B.S. from the meat industry but I took a raw prep class and was amazed at the stories. I took Synthroid a few years ago and it made me blind 3 different times for several hours each. There are only a handful of people who've had that reaction and I can't go back on it. I won't take the "natural thyroid" as it's made out of pig or cow thyroid and I'm vegan. No more meds!
I went to a raw restaurant and they gave me food with Nama Shoyu by mistake and I got really sick in the restaurant. I can't/won't eat Nama Shoyu or liquid aminos as I just can't tolerate either of those. That knocks me out of a lot of choices at the raw restaurants.
I'm starting to walk and stretch since I have more energy.
Aleesha - congrats. That's awesome. I hope to follow in your footsteps.
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