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11-03-2011, 12:39 PM
I became a raw vegan for health reasons.
Before I was a vegetarian. I was thin.
After 3 weeks of 100% raw I lost two kilos.
Everyone criticizes me, they think I have an eating disorder.
I think they exaggerate, but really my body is more beautiful if I weigh a little more.
But I do not mind being thin if I'm healthier.
I have gained two kilos but with much effort, making myself to eat lots of nuts and then feeling very full and heavy.
Someone is in a 100% raw diet (without large amounts of nuts, avocados and olives) and has a normal weight?
Is possible eat 100% raw, without having to eat very large amounts of food, and have a healthy weight?
how long it takes?
If I reduce gradually the amount of nuts, etc., could it be a solution?
11-03-2011, 04:35 PM
I can't advise you on the how not to lose weight because I am not experienced enough with that. But... I will say that it is my understanding that going raw helps to get you to your optimal weight. So, perhaps the kilos you lost helped you to get to a weight that your body feels is functional? How were your feeling at the lighter weight?
11-04-2011, 11:30 AM
Eat as many calories as you can.. especially highly concentrated calorie foods.
Eat plenty of oats, they helped me gain weight fast. (also good source of carbs and protein and some zinc)
legumes (beans, lentils etc)
I wouldn't eat that many nuts since they are hard to digest so don't force urself to eat nuts if u dont feel like it.
It makes you feel full for longer and makes you eat less of other foods. I would stick to walnuts, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
That's all coming from my own experiences (I am not 100% raw though)
Let me know how it goes
11-04-2011, 09:17 PM
It's a tricky thing isn't it? I think it's so hard for us to even know what a normal and truly healthy person is even supposed to look like now. I mean, what was thought of as obese years ago is becoming "average" now. I was starting to worry a bit too, because I'm now 15 pounds below my "goal" when I started this 3 months ago. But I feel good. So... sorry I'm not much help, more in the same boat. I do know that I really don't WANT to be normal though. "Normal" isn't doin so hot these days.
11-05-2011, 01:50 AM
People seem to report an adjustment period.
They lose a lot of weight - often what seems to be too much - then they gain again once they are settled into the 100% lifestyle.
If you are eating a lot of nuts then be sure always to soak them. They are more digestible that way.
Raw dates are good snacks I find and you can use raw vinegrettes on salads to keep the calorie level up.
You can keep the cost of eating raw down by using cheaper options such as bananas for fruit and making grated salads from inexpensive vegetables. Then you have money left over for buying nuts and avocados and other more expensive things.
If you are feeling heavy from what you eat you might consider the combinations you are eating. Try not to eat nuts and fruits at the same meals. In fact try to eat nuts totally apart from other things and eat fruits such as melons well in advance of meals.
11-05-2011, 05:45 AM
for losing the weight you should try the following tips
Do exercise regularly
Running, swimming and jogging
Drink plenty of water
Control your diet
Take more boiled vegetables
Don't take more cholesterol and fatty foods
Eat fresh fruits especially citric fruits
Drink fresh fruits juice
Take green tea
and use fish oil
Sound advice here
11-05-2011, 06:14 AM
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