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09-09-2005, 07:21 AM
I was just wondering if any one else has had trouble losing weight when beginning the 30 day challenge. I am trying to remind myself that my body may be healing after all of the yo-yo dieting that I have put it through. I have no intentions of giving up because I feel that eating raw is what I am intended to do. I am enjoying this journey and plan to stay with it no matter the weight loss results. I was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience or has any thoughts on this! I appreciate all of the support on this website and thanks in advance!
09-09-2005, 07:23 AM
I just noticed that we posted similar posts at the same time! Just wanted to say, even though I did my share of grumbling this morning, to be patient and keep your head up.
Everyone is telling me that healing will come before weight loss. I think we might have a LOT of healing going on inside. At least, I am hoping I do... I know I have a lot that needs to be done!
Hang in there! I know it is sure worth it!
09-09-2005, 07:26 AM
I just noticed that too! I know, I know be patient! Good thing I have no intentions of ever giving this up.
Keep your chin up too and keep me posted as to how you are doing!
Thanks for the words of encouragement!
09-09-2005, 09:06 AM
What are you eating? Are you eating a lot of nuts and fat in your diet? Obviously if you are just starting then you don't want to be too strict on yourself, but the more juicy fruits and greens you eat, the better...at least as far as weight loss (that's just my opinion:) But don't give up- you're doing great and just know that in 6 months you will be in such a different, wonderful place that you probably won't even remember this day or the way you felt. You're gonna get there!!!
09-09-2005, 09:11 AM
Since you are feeding your body living, enzyme rich, energy filled foods, it is now hard at work. It knows its priorities. First , it is going to direct all this extra energy to the most serious issues, which may not be emptying the fat cells. It will get to that! But it's priority list is something you have to trust. You cannot see internally what there is to repair, but it can. And a repaired organ and unclogged artery etc are going to be higher on the list.
I have read many accounts of the body shifting, changing and reshaping before the scale shows a change in numbers.
So trust your body-not your scale and hang in there! It will come.
09-09-2005, 12:42 PM
Don't worry, you're not the only one! I've been 100% raw for two months now (without one single cooked "cheat" or "slip-up"), and haven't lost one single pound. My clothes don't fit differently either. Although I don't have much to lose (about 10 pounds), I am very anxious to lose it!
I think the key for us (and anyone not losing weight) is not to become discouraged. DISCOURAGEMENT LEADS TO SABOTAGE. Before going raw, I did every diet under the sun. And each time I grew discouraged, I said, "Since I'm not losing any weight, I'm going to have a bathtub-sized bowl of pasta. Then tomorrow, I'll begin my diet again from scratch, because I'm still at my starting weight anyway!"
Let's not do that! Let's stick with it, and give our bodies time. We have to accept that we aren't going to lose weight overnight like many others. But in time, we will be thinner, healthier, and very proud of ourselves.
You can do this -- we're all here for you.
09-09-2005, 03:46 PM
I would suggest doing a muscle building workout. The higher your metabolism the better!
09-09-2005, 04:00 PM
It's all about the intention of eating Raw and living foods.
If your intention is to lose weight, then you may be happy or frustrated, as the scale dictates.
But if your intention is to get healthier, you will be amazed beyond belief.
You see eating the raw and living foods way is not a diet, the weight will fall off as a side benefit, but that is not what it is all about.
Eating healthily, will make you feel better from the inside out.
You will also look better, I don't mean thinner, although that may come. But your eyes will radiate, your teeth with be whiter, your hair will be thicker, your skin will glow.
Yes, there is detox, yes, there can be emotional stuff come up, yes there can be challenges and set backs. But if this were easy, then everyone would simply do it until they felt better and not learn a thing.
You see this is a way of life, an unfolding of your true purpose, a process to help you get to where you were when you first came to this planet.
An awakening of your true inner spirit and light.
You can not eat this way for a week or a month, and expect a lifetimes toxic eating to be cleared away. It can takes years.
Victoria Boutenko says when she was in her 7th year of 100% raw, she started experiencing even more detox. She thought she was done. but she wasn't.
I've heard of 2 year olds experiencing detox after being raw for several months, which means they only ate cooked food for a few months.
Remember if it took 20 years to clog it up, it could take up to 20 years to unclog it.
Probably not, but so what if it does?
No matter what, you are getting better and better, each and every day?
Just take a look at the alternative?
If I went back to eating cooked right now, I feel like I might die. Not because of the food per se' but because I wouldn't be living MY path, I'd be someone else.
You see, I don't eat raw food.
I AM A RAWFOODIST
Good luck in all of your choices.
09-09-2005, 06:38 PM
OP: Have you considered going a 100% raw? Alissa has mentioned how profound that even the smallest percentages makes a big difference. Are you drinking enough water, bowels consistent, some form of cardio like walking or light jogging? What are your present health concerns besides weight?
;) You'll make it!
09-09-2005, 10:33 PM
At one point someone posted a website for this woman I believe her name is Nora something anyway she did not lose any weight for a long time being raw and then all of a sudden she did. She also did not have a lot of weight to lose. I am not the one to be finding old posts and posting link etc. But I'm sure there is someone out there who knows this womans last name and her website.
I personally have lost a lot of weight right away but I have a lot of weight to lose. I think that the body is self-healing and self-regulating. And when fed the right fuel (raw and living foods) it does this regulating with a perfection that is far beyond my comprehension.
It sounds to me like you are eating raw because it feels right to you and also that you are doing well eating raw.
I think the body will thrive at perfect health including weight in due time.
09-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Her name is Nora Lenz, and her website it www.rawschool.com
09-10-2005, 12:55 AM
our very own Catherinethegreat---lost inches but if I remember correctly hardly anything budged on the scale.
OP: Can you give us an idea of what you eat in a day etc?
09-10-2005, 05:50 AM
Thanks so much everyone! You are all so supportive...love that! To address so many questions asked: I do not feel as though I am eating too much fat, I don't eat too many nuts, in fact I reduced the amount of nuts to half in Alissa's Raw Ravioli recipe because I love it so much. I added in mushroom and spinach instead and you couldn't tell the difference! I use olive oil but I don't pour it on!
I lift weights 2-3 times per week and have for 5+ years. I speed walk my dogs 3-4 times per week for a half hour and get on my elliptical 2-3 times per week for 40-35 min. I also get yoga in once or twice per week. (phew!)
Yesterday I ate:
coffee black (have'nt conquered this yet)
smoothie with half banana, some mango and freshed squeezed oj
zucchini salad with all sorts of veggies and lemon and oil
raw ravioli (addiction!)
tropical fruit salad with mango, papaya, avacado and lemon and oj
salsa with tomato, green pepper, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon and olive oil
guacamole with avacado, tomato, onion, cilantro, lemon
Mexican Harvest organic flax crackers
one small glass of wine (this is not a daily occurence)
What do you all think of this...too much?
I am going to be more aware of my portion sizes although I am full when I am finished eating, I am not stuffed by any means.
I truly feel that I just need to let my body heal and get used to this way of living. As I said before, I have no intentions of changing back to SAD. I like eating this way, it seems to suit me just fine. I certainly am not gaining weight so I will watch my portion sizes and continue on my journey.
In the past I have not stuck to any diet long enough to see weight loss (I only need to lose 15lbs). But I feel as thought I can live with being raw and maybe I just need to tweak it here and there for me.
I am going to read Nora Lenz's story and keep reading the posts here to stay motivated! I am looking forward to receiving Alissa's book and Dvd. I am sure that will keep me highly motivated!
Thanks so much again to all of you who are so loving and supportive. I'll keep you posted as to how my journey is going!
Let me know about if you think what I ate yesterday is too much!
Thanks and hugs!
09-10-2005, 06:16 PM
Everyone is telling me that healing will come before weight loss. I think we might have a LOT of healing going on inside.
This is just what I needed to read! I love the thought of my body healing itself inside.
09-11-2005, 06:56 AM
My thoughts too, Pailani...lots of healing going on here!
09-11-2005, 10:10 AM
... I am trying to remind myself that my body may be healing after all of the yo-yo dieting, diet pills etc, that I have put it through...
I think you hit the nail on the head, here: the yo-yo dieting thing is *really* awful! Sometimes I think it's worse than those who just ate a poor typical Standard American/Australian Diet! It wreaks such havoc on the body to torture and confuse it this way. The highly-processed and/or animal-ladened-SAD and yo-yo dieting are ultimately eating disorders, if looked at through the microscope of optimal nutrition.
It will take a while for the body to adjust to not yo-yo'ing for one; then it has to deal with the new foods and relearn how to metabolize it all. I think getting used to the no yo-yo will be the toughest! It's sort of comparable to when someone goes on the high-protein program then suddenly goes off and stuffs themselves with potatoes and pasta (which have no fat) and then gains huge amounts of "weight" overnight! The body was starved and goes into self-preservation mode -- it holds on to every bit of those carbs to store (don't you hate storage??) for later as if it's afraid it will be starved again. But, eventually, their body adjusts and they lose it. *Then* the body can begin to repair itself.
Anyway, :), just want to let you know that this won't be forever; just that it will take a bit of time to adjust.
You're doing great, though, just don't give up. It seems like -- from what I've been reading here and elsewhere -- that when people go "off their diet" or go on a mini-binge for a day, it can take anywhere from a day to weeks to get their body back on track!
So stay strong, Sister :)
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