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01-21-2011, 08:29 AM
I have been 100% raw for 21 days now (YAY) i feel fantastic and the weight is coming off nicely. I admit origionally i was thinking of raw more as i diet, and now it is becoming what i belive will be a life long lifestyle.
That being said i have lost 15lbs and i have around another 30 to loose. At this point Iv been eating all veggies/fruits/avacado/cold pressed oil/vinigar/seasonings & tea. Im scared if i add any recipies to my diet that include nuts/oats/flax/seeds/yeast anything like that, that i will gain or not loose like i have been. Id love some input.
I always figured id keep them out of my diet till i got to goal (or below) then slowly add them back in to help maintain my weight. but im missing out on so many wonderful recipies by doing this.. if i can still loose & eat them id like to.
Thanks so much!!
01-21-2011, 08:51 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss and keeping up with the diet - you should be proud :D
I have been eating nuts and seeds as snacks and also using them in recipes all the way through the 18 days I've been raw. I weighed myself after day 14and had lost 5lb in 2 weeks which I was really happy with. So I think the answer is yes, just not as fast!
FYI - I started at 171lb and would like to be 130lb
01-21-2011, 09:56 AM
Hi there. You are doing really great! I stuck to fruit, greens, veg and 2 ounces of fat (avos, nuts and seeds) every day for 4 weeks and lost 15lbs.
In my fifth week I started making raw recipes and consuming tahini, almond butter and almond milk. I have not felt so great this week. IBS symptoms back and weight gain. What's worse, is some of the recipes taste so good they mimic a SAD diet and I just can't stop eating. These fats are easily replacing my fruit. In hindsight, I should have continued as I were and maybe make one raw recipe once a week and see how I go. For the last few days I have been trying to return to my successful first 4 weeks lifestyle but it is proving very difficult and I find myself adding almond milk and raw chocolate to my smoothies or dipping my apples in almond butter. Addictive behaviour again, the very thing my raw lifestyle was successfully combatting until now.
From my experience, if you have any history of eating disorders or simply have trouble eating in moderation, I would encourage extreme caution as you begin to vary your diet and try new raw things. If you believe you can safely try these delicious new things and not go crazy for them then just be mindful that you are most likely to consume way more fat than you have become use to and the weight may come off slower.
I wish you success!
01-21-2011, 10:05 AM
I have been on a mostly raw diet for about 3 weeks now 80- 95% raw. But I have been eating nuts the whole time. I love nuts. So far I have only lost about 3 lbs, but I am not eating a raw diet for the weight lose. I am doing it to be healthier. I also might not be the best example. I am pretty much at my ideal weight anyway.
But in answer to your question I think adding nuts to your diet would definitely slow down your weight loss.
01-21-2011, 02:12 PM
I've lost 16 pound since I started RAW on Jan 1, and I eat seeds and nuts daily.
01-25-2011, 07:41 PM
For me, I really gain weight if I have too much nuts in. When I first went 100% raw, I do so with a lot of gourmet raw and lots of nuts and agave nectar treats...even cashew Gelato (yummy)! But even though I had more energy..I still gained weight and it made it harder to stay away from SAD foods...If i try to substitute a raw treat for something out of SAD diet...it tends to make me crazy. So now i am back to going 100% raw but keeping my fats to 10% to see if that will help things out.
Everyone is different! So do what works best for you:)
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