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As I've said before, I'm new to the raw thing. So, I'm still trying to figure out what to expect.
Just wondering what happened to the weight of the posters on this board when they went raw. Were you eating a SAD diet before raw or was it generally healthy with an emphasis on fruits and veggies already?
07-08-2005, 02:19 PM
How to answer? For me, I was mostly vegatarian for the past several years and improving greatly in health, actually I was doing "eating for your blood type" and took off 10 pounds or so. Weight wasn't my real concern, health was. Anyway, after going 100% raw, the last 5-10 pounds that I thought were there to stay have disappeared. I am back to high school weight, well almost, maybe 3 more pounds would do it. But like I said, that is not my concern, if it happens, so be it. More people will get to say I am getting too skinny. (Music to my ears!)
07-08-2005, 02:24 PM
I started on the raw food path at the end of this january.
I had been eating a very low fat vegan whole foods diet until then. No processed foods/no bread/pasta/cereal etc.
I was about 115 pounds. I was not eating nuts/avocadoes/oils/dairy.
I ate lots of salads, soups and steamed veggies and beans and fruit.
When I went raw I began to include nuts/avocadoes/nut butter/ and surprisingly raw organic cheese, because I felt really hungry with just veggies and fruits
I felt like i needed these raw fatty foods to stay raw.
I gained 6 or 7 pounds in about 6 months. I am not sure how to do raw and lose the added weight. This part of raw has been discouraging, because everyone else seems to say that can't keep on weight going raw, while my system has reacted in the opposite way. I am hoping that in time my need for fatty foods dissipates and that the fat cravings are just part of what ALissa said (in another post ) that it is part of healing my system.
Has anyone else who was ok with their weight when they began, gain weight while going raw and then eventually lose it again? I'd love to hear from anyone else.
07-08-2005, 02:28 PM
I had been vegan for 2 years when I went raw in March. A very strict vegan (for ethical reasons), but not a healthy vegan...lots & lots of baked goods. Love to bake! I lost about 15 lbs in the first 2 months of going raw then plateaued while trying to figure out how much of this and that i need to be eating. I've dropped about 3 more lbs in the last 6 weeks, and i just started exercizing again (finally! I stopped running when the holidays hit last year & since then I've been trying to motivate myself start back up). So i'm hoping to drop at least 15 more lbs. but it doesn't have to happen immediately. I've learned to be patient with myself (which was very difficult let me tell you!). As long as i hit my goal weight by this time next year, I'll be happy.
Hope that helps!
07-08-2005, 08:02 PM
You'll see in my siggy line what I've done since 2002. Well, in 2004, the dh told me that we really should start following the Gen 1:29 eating plan, and of course, I really rebelled on that, because I was afraid of weight gain. I gained 5 lbs the first week doing the raw thing at that time and stopped being raw for that reason. And then I had a desire in my heart to go raw again after reading the book the miracle of fasting and went 60-70% raw awhile back. During this time, I noticed that my stomach was started to bloat (I stayed off the scale because I didn't want any discouragement) and was sure I was gaining again...but I stuck it out this time - knowing it might take my body awhile to get use to more raw foods - especially fruit since I denied myself them for so long. So I increased my raw to 100% as many days in a row as I could. It took about 3 weeks to adjust and to get the bloating gone but the weight came off, and I was able to drop the 7 - 10 lbs I had been dealing with for over a year. I swore I would NEVER get out of the 120's but raw food did just that for me. And I counted nothing - no carbs, calories, fat, sugar, protein, etc. And it has been easy keeping my weight out of the 120's. Not only that, but I was one who use to get on the scale every single day. I haven't been on in a week and don't plan to get on again until next week. As long as I'm eating raw, then to me, there's no need. And I weigh 30 lbs less than I did in 4th grade!!!! So just give it time. It is probably just your body adjusting, and if you are working out, then you could be building muscle (although I don't know how long it takes for a muscle gain to show on the scale)
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