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08-06-2008, 10:20 AM
I am new to the raw food diet, and am struggling with it. I've been mostly raw for the past week, and instead of losing weight, I'm actually gaining. I have read that on a raw diet there is no need to count calories because everything you eat is good for you, but I feel as if the weight gain is because I'm overeating. For example, this morning I've consumed nearly 700 calories just eating grapes and vegetable juice that I juiced myself, and it isn't even noon yet. :eek: Is this normal on a raw foods diet?
1. Have you tried green smoothies yet?
2. It takes time.
3. I'm not sure what 90% raw means in practical terms for you -- but for me, going 100% raw feels 100% different from 90% raw. I'm not even overweight, never have been, but my waistline changes big time, amongst many other differences in the way I feel.
08-06-2008, 10:28 AM
Yep, do the green smoothies. Ditch the scale. Stop counting calories and carbs and such. Eat and enjoy.
08-06-2008, 10:32 AM
I haven't tried the smoothies yet-I'll have to do that this evening. I say 80-90% because I broke down and had some cooked food three times within the past week. Then I just found out the peanuts that I thought were raw are actually blanched, so I would think that blanching makes them cooked...
I have noticed some changes. I have to use the bathroom a lot!:p And I feel "cleaner". Could I be eating too much fruit? I eat a lot of grapes, bananas, and dates.
08-06-2008, 10:34 AM
Could I be eating too much fruit? I eat a lot of grapes, bananas, and dates.
No. Go with what you feel and get off the scale.
08-06-2008, 05:51 PM
I switched mostly from juicing to green smoothies - same ingredients, more fiber for me and less compost! Give smoothies a try.
08-06-2008, 06:09 PM
But how do you feel?
In the beginning it's all about staying raw. Once you are in a place to cut down or eliminate what is keeping you from losing then you can do it and you will lose weight. And you will know when that time comes. It's a magical time when the body and mind actual work together and Communicate.
Just stay raw.
08-07-2008, 01:54 PM
exercise :) And I agree with the above..just focus on staying raw right now.
08-07-2008, 02:01 PM
Good luck and don't give up. I know it could be discouraging when you see the scale going up, but maybe its time to get rid of that scale and concentrate on being 100% raw.
Ditto to what the others have said.
08-08-2008, 12:55 PM
Hang in there and stay raw. I lost 12 pounds the first 2 weeks which was mostly water weight as I'd been swelling. Then I gained a few pounds over the next 3 weeks. I just stuck with it as I felt better and it's been 9 weeks and I've lost 30+ pounds. I didn't weigh myself right before going raw as I was gaining 1 to 1 1/2 pounds a day with the swelling so I'm not exactly sure of my weight loss but I know it's at least 30 for sure.
I also started doing exercise 6 days a week. I'm sure it's helping with the weight loss and I feel better.
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