View Full Version : Weight lose...When?
01-14-2011, 08:09 AM
I have been on a 80% raw diet for 2 weeks and have lost a grand total of 2 lbs. I just thought on a mostly raw diet the weight would come off faster. Am I expecting too much? How was the weight lose with you guys?
01-14-2011, 08:24 AM
I'm not an expert, but find it goes in streaks. I did lose more than that in the first couple weeks, but then slowed considerably. It also does matter what the other 20% is! If it's pretty much clean (unprocessed, whole foods) you will lose faster than if it is white comfort foods....
It also depends on how much you have to lose and in my opinion, what your diet history has been.
Have patience, raw food does things for you that you can't measure on a scale. Eat lots of leafy greens, drink lots of water and let your body do it's thing.
01-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the reply.
I think I am just not being patient enough. I have always been a fairly health eater and of average weight. I am doing the raw diet to really get healthier. Even though I have always been health conscience I have an affinity for decaf coffee with cream and sugar and breakfast breads; scones, muffins ect. Which I know is not good to put into my body on a daily basis. I guess I thought cutting out these things I would see a difference in weight faster then what I am, and wanted to know about other's experiences.
Oh and the other 20% is usually steamed veggies and fish or some whole grain something.
01-14-2011, 09:57 AM
bananaberrie - The first time I went raw, I was all in...I was 100% and lost 18 pounds in 2 weeks. This time, I've been eating mostly raw but having cooked vegan dinners. The weight loss hasn't been nearly as drastic. I have heard and am now experiencing first hand that the difference between "mostly" raw and 100% is like night and day.
01-14-2011, 11:32 AM
Going 100% raw will do it for you. I've lost 14lbs in 4 weeks. And watch those fats, good or bad.
01-14-2011, 11:51 AM
it's not what you are eating that is raw that is slowing your weight release... it's what you are eating that is not raw! (Another wonderful Alissa quote!)
01-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Maybe that 20% is really holding me up, but I'm not sure I'm ready to give up my freshly milled whole wheat bread just yet. baby steps for me. again thanks
01-14-2011, 02:38 PM
oh yes i can tell you 100% ... bread... yup... that's your ticket to non-releasing.
bread, sugar... the two worse things for ya...
01-14-2011, 03:34 PM
1 to 2lbs a week is pretty good, and healthy! I lost weight in clumps... nothing at all for about 6 months, then 7lbs disappeared. nothing for another 6 months, then another 6 lbs. I did not have a lot of weight to lose though.. usually if there is a lot, it tends to come off quicker... oh, and everything aleesha said as well! if you aren't ready to give up coffe just yet, you can try it black, or with a bit of almond/ hazelnut milk instead. or switch to tea/ teechino. bread is soooo hard to give up! nothing in my opinion mimics the texture, but if you are using it for a sandwich base, you can always sub in celery and put whatever in the middle. If you have a dehydrator you can make crackers, I never do because I just don't have the patience to wait for them to be done lol. but they are very useful when starting out
01-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Every "body" is different. If you want to loose weight faster, for me sticking to tons of veggies all day long, all kinds helped to get me on the right track. I lost 12lbs within 2 weeks, then started to eat lots of fruits and recipes with nuts, my weight didn't go up but it didn't drop anymore, smoothies and veggies will help you loose weight if you keep fruits and nuts out of your diet for a while until you see some more results.
01-14-2011, 06:06 PM
unless you are eating root veggies... they are higher in starch!
i recommend a well balanced, well rounded choice of raw live foods. whatever your body starts salivating over... go ahead and eat.
it's amazing how our body is willing and able to assist us if we simply listen!
01-15-2011, 02:09 AM
It's so easy to say that 100% will make someone lose lots of weight. For all we know some people may or may not be taking in a lot of calories while 100% raw. No one is asking what they ate and how much. We are not asking what the 80% ate and how much either.
I personally can be high raw or 100% raw and I can still gain lots of weight from being raw and not lose at all. In 3 years of attempting to be mostly to be 100% raw, my body personally doesn't expell fat from raw, but instead low calorie diet of any kind, plus tons of exercise.
I had a huge battle with my body thinking just because I eat healthier that I should lose tons of weight. It was never the case for my body. I have learned that my body says to me that fitness is more important than nutrition in regards to weightloss. I am not saying nutrition isn't important, but in 3 years, I gained 50lbs while on raw. Go figure. I have never gained this much weight eating non-raw in a short period of time.
Everybody's body is different and reacts to different things. Quite frankly, I think all these nuts and eating salads 2 to 3 times a day while using olive oil to make dressing is what is doing me in.
I might go a step further in saying that there are some non-raw foods that can do you in and there are some raw foods that can destroy any ability to lose weight as all. Just because it is raw doesn't mean it is good for weightloss.
I am going to go nut, avocado and nut oil free for a while and see how my body changes.
01-15-2011, 10:03 AM
No one is asking what they ate and how much. We are not asking what the 80% ate and how much either.
We know that bread is being eaten. At this point... (in my opinion anyways) that's the first thing that needs to go to be successful in this lifestyle.
Bread does nothing but fill you up (cause it takes so long to digest)... warm your body (cause it takes so much energy to digest) and add to your fat stores.
So what else the OP is eating is mute at this point. They have released 2 pounds so I'm guessing the rest of their raw food choices are good ones or they wouldn't have released anything.
Just my two cents... for what it's worth. ;)
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