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12-26-2009, 11:47 AM
I am extremely obese and have had some success on a raw food diet. I am about to undertake a juicing/green smoothie fast (i.e. nothing by mouth other than water, green and fruit smoothies, and juices).
I note my books teach that the recipe prepares a quart of juice/smoothie. How much of the smoothie/juice am I supposed to drink per meal?
My goal is to eliminate my cough variant asthma (previous acheived when doing 100% raw with no dairy...i.e. no raw cheese) and be able to fit into a standard airplane seat by May.
So, I need to have an idea of how much I should ingest to lose weight...or does it matter? Will weight loss just happen by virtue of drinking/eating raw?
Thank you for your helo and support in advance
01-06-2010, 05:52 AM
Drink until you are satisified, your Body will be getting Neutrients. I wouldn't worry about the weight. Just let it happen. How's it working for you so far? Hope you are able to Stay with it.
01-06-2010, 06:10 AM
Drink until you're satisfied.
Also, while you're doing this, I'd suggest you consider how you're going to maintain the weight loss after you finish the feast. So many have gone on "diets" to eliminate weight, done it, gained it back by not having handled the underlying cause of the excess weight in the first place and it's not the food. What's done with the food is the problem. Just something to consider.
01-07-2010, 09:21 AM
Spicefull and Revel,
Thanks for answering the questions.
Since I have gone raw, which was about 5-6 months ago, I have lost 30 +lbs.
The fasting/feasting is a fairly new thing for me and it has contributed to about 8 lbs of the 30 + lbs. Basically, the fast was induced by this crazy "need to chew" feeling that I had developed recently. And I knew I was about to fall off the wagon, unless I could find a way to shut it off.
And Revell, you are right, it is not the "food" that is the problem. I have known for years that I have a "food addiction." I became aware of this about 10 years ago when I did "Weigh Down Diet,' which was a biblically based weight loss program. The only way I have found that i have been able to control it is just not to have my triggers in my home or office (triggers being pizza, chips, soda, coffee w/ cream flavors) because I CANT stop at just one slice of pizza or just ONE can of soda, or just ONE handful of chips...or just ONE brownie. Food addictions are terrible because you HAVE to eat, but alternatively, it is sort of like an alcoholic playing with a beer daily. Any minute I could slip and "loose it."
So, basically, when I went raw, I did it after I gained 20 lbs, making me just a few lbs shy of 300 lbs. Despite this weight gain, I was anemic and my hemoglobin was low and my cough variant asthma was making it so i couldnt even laugh without a coughing fit. Worse, Lane Bryant in the mall was having to special order my clothes for me. I was too fat for the plus sized store at the mall! That was nuts! So, I knew I had to do something and I saw Alissa online in a segment of Tyra Banks's Diet wars. The woman who was focus'ed and got her head into the game looked so thin AND healthy!!!!
By this time it was end of the quarter at my job, and I had ate everything in the house and was living off of McDonalds/KFC/Chili's, it was easy for me to "start fresh" with raw foods. No crap was left in my apartment to consume, and I only brought in RAW foods. So, I have been able to maintain the raw way of eating.
For whatever reason, I dont find myself pigging out on collard greens, carrot sticks, and etc when eating raw.
I since I am currently juice fasting and feasting, I have discovered that I CAN get carried away with apple based juices and smoothies with strawberries in them. So I have been mindful of that, but the juices and smoothies "DONT CALL MY NAME" the same way SAD food does.
Honestly Revel, I WISH I knew what my "psychological"/"emotional" problem is so I could correct it. I have battled obesity since I was kid (I remember my mom being concerned and this was prior to kindergarten).
I didnt grow up in abusive household or anything. All I know is when I get nervous, I get hungry, and I am pretty much nervous or unsure all the time (despite having a Ph.D, which makes my lesser degree'ed friends roll their eyes and say "But come on, you are a DOCTOR!"). I think that they think because I went to school longer than they did that it automatically makes me smarter and less vulnerable to the same worries (economic/job-related/life/whatever) as everyone else. But let me tell you it DOESN'T. And I can still make bad decisions, just like everyone else. Truly, the carpet can be ripped out from under me just as easily as anyone else.
On three happier notes, my scale says this morning that I am 268! Which is wonderful! :) My cough variant asthma is very much improved.
Also, Revell I LOVE your raw food talk radio program! I have been listening to the archives on my IPOD. Your voice and "Your listening to Rawkin Radio" accompanied with the accordian/harmonica music is just so brightening!
Best wishes to both of you,
01-07-2010, 09:38 AM
Honestly Revel, I WISH I knew what my "psychological"/"emotional" problem is so I could correct it.
To be able to go out and not be drawn to KFC and the other things when we go shopping ~
Right now, from what you've written, you don't have the "triggers" in your home so, it's easy. What happens when you go out to a function and you see all your favorite "comfort" foods? What happens when your lil monkey mind is chattering in your ear saying "oh, go ahead, one time wont hurt" yet, YOU know right at THIS moment that it will?
I have dropped ALL desire for sweets. I use to be the one who would go to a party and keep eying the frosting on the cake and run my finger through it and to my mouth when no one was looking. Now the stuff doesn't even look like food to me.
I'm the one who, every time I went grocery shopping would purchase a Butterfinger and feel so guilty for eating it I'd stuff it down barely even tasting it. Now, all I can remember is the sense of eating cardboard.
I'm the one who would go into the fridge where my husband keeps his cheese and I'd sneak it thinking he wouldn't know. Now, it's still in the "dairy" container right in front of me when I open the fridge door and I don't even see it.
Eliminating the habits, cravings and rooting out the emotional eating patterns constitutes freedom like you've never had before! I guarantee it!
01-07-2010, 10:33 AM
How much of the smoothie/juice am I supposed to drink per meal?
I do a litre per meal myself... and have as many as my body desires throughout the day.
Days change... some days I drink a lot, other days notsomuch...
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