View Full Version : how many calories do you consume in a day?
04-28-2011, 02:32 PM
I know this seems like a silly question, but how many calories do you all consume on a raw diet. I am about 50% raw but striving to go 100%. Anyway, my question is, with the additional nutrients obtained from juicing do you really need the same amount of calories that you would need without? Before I got pregnant I weighed about 95 - 100 lbs and ate between 800 - 1300 cals/day. Now after the baby I weigh about 115 lbs and eat about 1600 cals/day. I don't know though, eating raw I find it really difficult to even eat 800 cals. I know the reason I get more now is because I am eating crap like chocolate. Anyway, really I just want some personal experience/stories about what/how you eat raw each day and some advice on how I can do it too! Thanks in advance!!
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04-28-2011, 02:42 PM
My advice, don't concern yourself with it and if you've not done so, get Alissa's first book and dvd's.
I've NEVER concerned myself with calories. 100% raw currently minus olives and dressing. I just eat when hungry, sleep when tired and play all day! :)
04-29-2011, 03:29 AM
I tend to have to worry about them as I will undereat if I do not watch it and I do not want to loose any more weight.
I am 5 ft 2 inches and currently weigh 107 lbs. My target is 2K calories per day and I mostly manage to get them.
04-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Yeah, I am worried about them because I want to make sure I am eating enough. If I only ate when hungry I would maybe manage to get 600 - 800 cals/day. I do try to include things like nuts, avacados, etc. in my diet. I guess a sample day from some of you would be helpful!
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