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04-23-2009, 08:36 PM
My name is JoŽlle and I am 18 years old. I learned about this forum when I was searching on the net. I would like to try the raw food diet for at least 30 days because I want to lose weight. My biggest question before I start would be: will I lose weight on this diet? Is so, how much can I expect in a month time?? Also, do I need to take any sorts of supplements? Plus, any tips on how to lose weight fast with this diet (if it's possible)?
Thanks in advance...
04-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Everybody is different, but when I first went raw last year, I lost 50 pounds in 5 months, no supplements, no restrictions. This time around I am not weighing myself very much so I am not sure of my weight loss, but I know it isn't happening as quickly. So even each time going raw can be different. Just be sure you have plenty of fiber and water and watch your fat and sweet fruit combos and you should be releasing weight. Welcome to RAW :)
Update: I almost forgot! Be sure to exercise! I haven't been doing that as much this time around, so it would make sense that I am not losing weight as rapidly.
04-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Welcome and good luck on your RAWNESS journey.
04-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Everyone is different.
For me when I first started a couple years I lost 20 pounds within 5 months. I only worked out once or twice a week! It really wasn't much because I was so exhausted (detox). A month after I started I went to see a naturopath for the 1st time for a check up. I was low on a few different things (vit+min) so I started taking supplements that I was low on and ate more foods high in the vit+min that my body needed. I go to see him regularly for check ups and discontinue supplements once my levels are good.
I ate whenever I wanted and whatever I wanted as long as it was raw vegan and still lost 20 pounds in 5 months. I was 100% the entire time too.
Tips: LOTS of water, green smoothies, low fat, lots of fruit, exercise, enough sleep. :)
Welcome, and good luck!
04-24-2009, 03:14 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.............Welcome to MY World.
04-24-2009, 07:55 AM
Raw food is a great way to lose weight and stay healthy. I have lost about 20 pounds and am thin now. The first 10 pounds came of really quick. Everyone is different. Good luck on your journey!
04-24-2009, 08:30 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum.
Im 18 yrs old too:)
You will likely lose weight especially if you were previously eating a lot of cooked processed food, you will detox at first which will probably leave you feeling a bit headache-y and irritable etc., but it doesn't last long and the weight comes off easy for most people. Just eat what your body is telling you it needs.
04-24-2009, 09:22 AM
It's not about the weight. And not about quick weight loss - at least for me. It's about health and FEELING good.
But yes, you could potentially lose a bit of weight.
Remember, everyBODY is different.
04-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Welcome to the site :) The raw vegan food is just perfect for us humans and that's why you don't need to supplement imho.
04-24-2009, 01:14 PM
I've been on this diet for 6 days and have lost 4 pounds! :)
04-25-2009, 04:25 AM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!
04-25-2009, 05:22 AM
I lost 60 pounds in the first year I was raw. My weight stays lean now as I continue to eat live vegan foods. I have "slipped" a few times along the way but each time has taught me lessons I needed to learn so that I can live the raw lifestyle from now on.
04-26-2009, 12:04 AM
Welcome and best wishes! Supplements are not necessary, unless you want to use them. You will lose any and all dead tissues eating raw foods guaranteed. The short list of benefits include releasing (fat) weight and cellular regeneration. You are so blessed arriving here at 18 years of age! You are already a step or two above many in your awareness and I can only imagine what amazing things you will be doing with your life in a super energized state of being. Good luck with embracing raw foods!
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