View Full Version : Beginners... again
09-26-2005, 12:28 PM
My boyfreind Kyle and I went raw for thirty days, ending about two weeks ago, and we're thinking about going back on, but trying to use wisdom this time. At the end of the thirty days, he had lost 20 lbs. and I had lost 15, which is really unhealthy for us because we're small people already. We looked like sticks, even though we were eating like crazy, mostly fruit. Can anyone give me some tips if I want to go back on it?
09-26-2005, 12:43 PM
What were both of your pre-raw diets like?
But here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1. Realizing that sometimes although in our minds we're "small enough" that excess fat (which also stores toxins - also called the "false body") needs to be shed before the body can rebuild healthier fat, tissue and cells and most often times there is a dramatic to semi-dramatic weightloss period and then the weight returns to what our BODY'S ideal weight is...which may not always match what is "our" ideal weight.
2. Eating more greens! Dark leafy greens thinly cut into ribbons and added to (or exclusively used as) salads; green smoothies (fruit blended with water and greens such as kale, green leaf lettuce, baby spinach, parsley, etc.); collard wraps, etc.
3. Adding more fats into your diet such as nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut and/or coconut oil, etc.
4. Not allowing what others say or think regarding your weight be a factor in allowing the body to do what it needs to do as you are first starting out with eating raw and the body is getting balanced, adjusted, etc.
Though you feel you both looked like sticks, how did you both FEEL? Did you feel sickly or very weak or did you feel vibrantly healthy, energized, etc.?
Did your face look sunken in and did you look emaciated or did you just look considerably thinner than before?
Did you look sick or did you look healthy and radiant (skin glowing for example)
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