View Full Version : Anyone take months before weight loss began?
07-26-2005, 03:56 PM
I know that this has happened to many people here and I'd like to hear what your experiences were.
I know that my reason for not having weight loss is because I have not stayed Raw, but even when I was, I didn't see any weight loss.
I'd like to hear from those that were able to stick to it and then they spontaneously had weight loss...give me and (I'm sure) many others out here some hope....
Thanks in advance!
07-26-2005, 04:02 PM
I havent lost any pounds weight but I fit into a smaller size shirt and I am between 1-2 sizes smaller in pants... Its a bit weird. I also went down about 2-3 inches on my waist and my arms are almost flab free...but again... I havent lost any pounds.... thats a bit weird I thought, but oh well...I've been raw for a few weeks or so and thats what I already see... At first I didnt lose weight because I would eat raw for the first half of my day, then I would get home and have bread, or cookies or something. Now I'm learning to make better meal choices....so NOW I'm seeing more results, but staying raw has a lot to do with it...after all...its a life change, not a temporary weight loss change..... I'm sure if you went from raw to SAD again you would regain your weight...
07-26-2005, 04:14 PM
I just read if you eat 3 sizable meals a day you will not give your metabolism enough to rev it up to loose weight. Eating fewer big meals will help you maintain but not loose.
BUT If you eat 6-8 smaller meals a day spaced out every 2-3 hours that you will keep your metabolism HIGH and be able to burn fat easier. I am finding this to be true. On days that I don't get my 6 small meals in and just eat a couple of times I don't loose any weight.
And when I stray from 100% and nibble on SAD foods I start gaining back instantly.
I have also had results like autumn4596 where my clothes are fitting different and my belly looks like it's melting away. I do think I am replacing some fat with muscle, and most definatly things inside are changing that I can't physically see YET but I know will reveal themselves soon if I stay on this path.
Although I have been loosing little bits all along I hope some of that helps.
07-26-2005, 04:34 PM
Me Too Guys - People are always telling me I look smaller and for the first 3 months, my body held on to everything it had to keep me in monkey land - :eek: and then because I had an inner voice- who I have since quieted (I TOLD YOU TO SHUT-UP :rolleyes: , Okay it does come back sometime), I ate cooked, and blood sugar unstablized, feet swoll up to look like cinderblock and I only ate a little :rolleyes: and did not do any exercise.
For me Fuzzman, and as a diabetic, I am suggesting to you - GO 100 PERCENT. Try it - take nuts and fruit with you, pick up salad's along the way, get them to make smoothies for you, using juice - whatever it takes, try this thing for 30 days and see if there are results. The only that beats a fail is a try and I want you to be successful - we are seeing one another eye to eye here.
07-26-2005, 04:38 PM
I've been 100% for 6.5 weeks and am steadily losing weight. Not everyday of course, and not as fast as I'd like to see it go, but it's pretty steady. I have a lot to lose, so my results won't be anywhere's near someone who just has ten or 20 pounds to lose. So, I agree with SweetLips, 100% is the way to go for weight loss.
07-26-2005, 04:59 PM
My weight loss slowed to about 2 pounds a week for the last two weeks, but I have a lot of stuff going on with my body. This is my usual allergy season (when they used to get really bad). But the inches just keep melting away. 2# a week isn't bad, but I still have about 70# to go and I am impatient. Maybe I'll try the 6 small meals.
07-26-2005, 05:22 PM
I just lost 3.5 pound in the 10 days I have been 100% raw and I am not a big person. I olny had 8-10# to lose.
07-26-2005, 08:15 PM
Wow...that's a lot of input....
Autumn, I know just what you mean...when I get home is usually the hardest part. I don't want another salad, I want something spectacular...This could be a salad, but it has to be something totally different.
Angie, I have been doing the small meals (ok, some are not all that small, I like a big salad when I have them) spaced out. I eat only when my body says it wants something, or I drink water because sometimes I think I'm more thirsty than hungry, I just can't read the signs well. My wife works really hard at having a good food supply for me (and her, she's on the raw life too), but sometimes her ideas and my cravings don't match. My problem is that by the time I get home I'm too tired to prepare something different for the next day, so I typically won't have what I'm craving (this is usually something like crackers or soaked/seasoned/dehydrated nuts). I don't have her make me special things as I already have her doing enough. It sounds to me like you are building muscle...that would explain your stable weight, at least to me.
Sweet Lips...I hear ya girl....you're like my number one cheerleader around here....and I WANT to go 100%, just as my wife does. My problem is that I just don't know what it is I'm going to be wanting, so I fail to prepare anything...dumb, huh? I want to say goodbye to all medications for good, and I WILL....as soon as I decide to make the choices...right?
Coleen, Shannon and Flutterfly, I can't wait to be telling people that I am steadily losing. Keep it up and keep telling us about it...it's SO good to keep hearing.
I know what I have to do.....it's just a matter of doing it...but I also want to see something happening when I do it. When I first went Raw, I started waking up spontaneously at 6:30am and being wide awake, but that stopped after a week or so. That was a HUGE indication that things were changing for me. The fact that I didn't see it in my shape, clothing fit, etc. just told me that my body had to focus on other areas first, but it got so frustrating. I know that my weight is one of the biggest impacts with my blood pressure and diabetes. So, maybe I just need to forget about that, focus on the good that is happening and make the decisions that I need to make to continue moving forward...yep...that's the ticket.....
Sorry for the rambling!! You guys are great!!
07-26-2005, 08:17 PM
Flutterfly.....I will never fail! ! ! Thanks for reminding me....
07-26-2005, 08:44 PM
I didn't lose any weight for the first month or more. Keep at it!
Helen Of Tennessee
07-27-2005, 10:55 AM
Nora ate 100% raw for 5 months before she lost her first pound. Check out her before and after photos (click on link below her picture):
<>< Helen of Tennessee
07-27-2005, 10:57 AM
I must chime in here and say something about the weight loss. I know everyone wants to lose weight as soon as they can (been there, done that, bought the t-shirt) and as fast as they can. But let me tell you a short version of my experience. Now I've only been 100% raw for a week - but what I am going to tell you goes back 3 1/2 years...
It took me 3 1/2 years to lose 75 lbs, and I am GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL that it took me that long. Why? Because in the process, I learned to get control of my cravings. I learned what worked for me and what wouldn't work for me. I learned to love myself. I learned who I really was. I learned what sabotage was and stopped it. I learned how to stop making food my reward. But it took me 3 1/2 years for all these lessons to be learned. On top of all that, I learned how to easily maintain a lower body weight (a weight I haven't seen since I was in 4th grade!) And all this took 3 1/2 years. People who know me are surprised at how easily I can maintain my weight now with no problem, but it took me 3 1/2 years to learn how to do that...now take into account two of my friends...one lost 100 lbs within a year and the other lost 60 lbs within a year...the first has gained back around 50 of the 100 she lost. Why? Like she told me, she lost it quickly and never learned how to gain control over her food obsession. Her main focus was losing the weight, not getting healthy and not gaining control over the struggling issues with food. The other friend has gained back all her weight. Why? For the very same reason.
So give it time to work. Yeah. There were times I wished I would have lost a lot faster than I did, but now, when I look back, I'm thankful it took me so long to lose my weight, and I know that is the reason for my success now at being able to maintain a lower body weight. The long haul is soooo worth it!
07-27-2005, 12:03 PM
For myself, the first epsisode (duration) that I was trying to be raw in October to February of 2004, resulted in if I was lucky, 1-2 lbs/week BUT then again, 1 lb in raw doesn't equal a lb in the typical diet as I see it and have noticed.
I'm at a point that i do not need ot be losing any weight otherwise POOF! :eek: I'll be gone.
I totally have to agree with the fact that juicing greens or eating more greens really helps fascilitate the cleansing process which equals to weightloss.
I also agree that there is SO much healing taking place that weightloss seems to undermine them: skin, hair, nails, bm's,vision,energy levels,stamnia,sattention span, quality of sleep, etc etc.
Definately soak your nuts--since soaking, I often times don't even eat nuts or if any, a serving a day........it really helps to listen to what your body really wants--intuition.
good luck! :)
07-27-2005, 03:00 PM
So well said, misslinda! It means so much more to me when someone says how healthy I look, rather than "you've lost weight, haven't you?" I feel like they are noticing how healthy my skin, hair, eyes glow now. All the other benefits you mention really outweigh the number the scale stared back at me that morning.
I find the more greens I add to my diet each day, the more lean my body looks. When I added spinach leaves and kale to my morning smoothie of bananas, strawberries and ground flaxseed, I realized I needed something to cut the taste of the greens or I would be gagging down this blenderful of stuff every morning! (and how long would that last?) Adding one orange to the blender seems to completely neutralize the greens! I did try a lemon, but it was a bit strong I thought, for first thing in the morning.
Go for the Glow that Raw gives you! -Dianne
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