View Full Version : Benefits of eating 100% raw
03-20-2012, 08:22 PM
I've been reading a lot about how people are struggling with being 50 or 80 etc % raw. All the recommendations that I'm reading suggest going 100% raw. What is the science behind this? Why is it that you dont get the fullest amount of positive results from eating some cooked things throughout the day? I've even read some people suggest that those struggling with weight need to cut to fully raw in order to lose weight. This is so interesting to me! I'm also trying to find more and more encouragement to go 100% raw all the time! I've eaten fully raw the past couple of days and feel great! I wanna stick with this.
03-20-2012, 08:31 PM
I've been reading a lot about how people are struggling with being 50 or 80 etc % raw. All the recommendations that I'm reading suggest going 100% raw. What is the science behind this?
Well, if 50% raw is good, then 100% raw has to be much better, doesn't it?
Why is it that you dont get the fullest amount of positive results from eating some cooked things throughout the day?
Cooked foods weigh you down, tax your digestive system and entire body, are devoid of enzymes and full of carcinogens, etc.
I've even read some people suggest that those struggling with weight need to cut to fully raw in order to lose weight.
Not exactly true, seeing as people can still lose weight on the SAD. Here is something I posted a while ago under a different thread that you might find interesting:
"Your liver is responsible for eliminating/burning the fat stored in your body, and also in charge of detoxifying everything that enters your body (from food, water, air pollution, etc.). Because of this, almost everyone's liver is clogged and overloaded with the toxins we are putting into our bodies on a daily basis, and so you cannot lose fat easily. The major reason your body stores fat is not because of excessive calorie intake (in a healthy body, your metabolism would regulate itself to burn of any extra you ate, or slow down if you don't eat enough), but because you actually store toxins in your fat cells in order to prevent them from killing you when your liver and other elimination organs are overburdened. This is why so many people lose lots of weight when they do cleanses. I do not advocate water fasting, but juice fasting is great for detoxifying your body while still providing optimal nutrition. Your body is given the rest it needs to break down your fat cells and be able to deal with the toxins that were stored in their. A clean body is a healthy body is a fit body.
An important point is that people who fast or attempt to lose weight on the SAD often lose far more muscle mass then fat; this is because their body is actually choosing to break down the muscle instead of the fat, because burning their fat cells would result in a toxic overload that would kill them."
The above is why going 100% raw often results in lots of weight loss even if you're eating plenty of food. The "calories in vs calories out" approach is lacking in certain regards.
03-20-2012, 08:41 PM
You're right, it's not true that people need to convert to 100% raw to lose weight, it's possible to lose weight on a diet of angel delight biscuits, that doesn't make it a good way to lose weight.
I'd recommend for people wanting to lose weight that they start with 100% raw being able to eat whatever they want within that and then once settled, if they need to, go from there.
03-21-2012, 06:27 AM
It depends upon lifestyle. Initially when going raw you'll lose weight as your body cleanses then it'll slow down. Lots of exercise combined with a raw diet equals weight loss. That's what I found.
04-17-2012, 12:48 AM
All those who have posted in reply have said it all so eloquently!!1
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