View Full Version : Agave and a revelation
08-21-2005, 09:33 AM
Well, I think that I've come to the conclusion that Agave is going to have to be eliminated from my diet.
I have used it twice in a cheesecake that I've made and it has slowed my weight loss from 3-4 pounds per week to one pound per week for the last 3 weeks. :eek:
Well. lo and behold that is how long I've had the cheesecake around.
Is Agave raw anyways?
I had a revelation last night. I need to be 100% raw today. I feel yucky. A tiny headache and I am positive that it from the chips that I had yesterday and the rice. I don't like feeling so yucky.
08-21-2005, 09:38 AM
Pam some agave is raw and some is not. Just like honey. It should say raw clearly on the label. If it doesnt, assume it is heat processed.
Sorry you feel so icky. Hope you feel better soon.
08-21-2005, 11:05 AM
what else is in the cheesecake?
if it is heavy in nuts, that could add to the slowing of weightloss
It is hard to find "raw" agave in most local stores; I order mine online
thru special "raw food" sources.
08-21-2005, 01:40 PM
Just a thought - I don't think the Agave is to blame. Take a look at the very high fat content of the cheesecake - Cashews, Coconut oil, etc. Just a thought that the fats might be the problem, not the sweetner.
Another thing, too, I don't think that you (or I) will always have a 3-4 lb. per week weight loss. Don't get me wrong.... I would ENJOY that, but I am also trying to limit my nuts and fats right now just because of that!
Anyway, just my 2cents worth!
08-21-2005, 02:12 PM
I really like agave nectar. It makes for some great tea. I pour my chilled tea over ice, I then add a squeezed lemon wedge, then embarrassed to say (3 tablespoons of Agave) and it sure is good.
Ofcourse, I am a fruitarian sustaining myself strictly on whole natural fruits. I feel it is the only way for me to be a raw foodists. If I am unable to remain true to this diet, then I would convert back to veganism. Agave nectar leads me back to my traditional vegan diet of both cooked and raw foods, so this is why I don't consume it anymore. I definetly like it though, I personally think it is the best sweetener on the planet.
I also want to comment that even some of these companies who claim "raw agave" will still pasteurize it. I would e-mail the company even if it claims raw just to be sure.
08-22-2005, 07:06 PM
I am slowly working up to being 100%. Right now I go most days where im 80% and then eat something cooked. Like a boca burger or something. I need to stop drinking diet pop, its so horrible for me. But it's a gradual process, I can't expect to be perfect right away. But I have noticed that I feel really good physically and then I eat a cooked food and don't feel quite as good. So hopefully when I learn more recipes and stuff, being 100% raw will be really easy. I really need to get a dehydrator...(spell check) I dont know that much about "cooking" nice raw meals, but i hope i'll learn.
Hopefully being 100% raw will help me lose weight, plus starting to exercise. This doesnt relate to the agave thing, but i just thought i'd say i need to go 100% too. :-)
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