View Full Version : excited, confused and overweight! Help!!!!!!
04-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Hi everyone... my name is rose and i'm just so happy to have found this site :excited: I need a little help so i'm hoping someone can help me with this... I'm currently around 70 pounds overweight. I've tried all sort of diet, etc... and i'm just done with yo-yo diets and i just want to be healthy, not just be skinny. First step, i've cut out all processed and junk food. I eat home cooked meals. Now i want to include green smoothies, more raw foods etc... i just don't know how to go about it. I don't know what recipe to use for smoothies and I want to start out with simple recipes, etc... I'm trying to lose weight so i don't know if i should blend fruits, etc... So, how would you guys advice a new girl to raw foods who has 70 pounds to lose to go about doing it? :please I read around the forum and i see there are several blenders, smoothies, etc... but i don't know where to begin? I saw some AMAzING transformations where people not only lost weight but also looked healthy and i was hoping if some of you guys could share how you began? i'm just stuck! thanks again sooooooooooo much!!!!
04-01-2012, 05:44 PM
Hey Rose! Welcome to the forum :)
Cutting out all processed food is an excellant start! It's insane how much rubbish is in 90% of the things you buy at the supermarket.
The way I'd advice depends on what you want for yourself. Do you want to just introduce more raw foods? Most on here will recommend trying 100% raw, it's a great experience even if you decide later to change. I'd personally recommend trying it, don't worry about what you're eating so long as it's raw and the weight will very likely shed. I can't endorse going totally raw enough. :trampoline: But it depends what you're looking for. I hate to sound like I'm pushing it!
If you want to invest in a book I recommend Alissa's as it's really good when you're just starting out and know nothing about the raw lifestyle. I was so glad I got it. Lots of easy recipes, lots of information, everything you need to know to get started and even 30 day food plan you could stick to if you fancied doing the 100% raw 30 day challenge.
Freebies! My favourite site is this one, there's some free recipes on there and everything looks incredible!! http://www.nataliakw.com/
If there's something in particular you want to make raw google is your friend. Just type in "raw strawberry milkshake" or "raw cupcakes" and you'll get a host of results.
There's also heaps of information on this forum! Everyone is very willing to help and there's a range of people from those eating high raw at about 80% to those on really specific diets of sprouts etc. It's an interesting mix to get to hear everyones experiences. There are lots of people who've lost loads of weight through raw eating and lots of newer members who're starting out with big weigh loss goal like yourself. So stick about!
Feel free to join us in April's Raw Food Challenge.
Raw Angel Mom
04-02-2012, 06:48 AM
Get Alissa's book and DVD, you will learn so much and feel inspired.
As for idea for green smoothie,you can search on this site but typically, mix green with fruits and water.
Don't worry about the fruits. Your body needs sugar and you want to get it from the purest form which is fruits.
Once you do green smoothie, you will incline naturally with more raw food.
Focus on your health as you said and losing the weight will be the side effect.
All the best to you in this journey!
04-02-2012, 06:53 AM
I love the comment about health first and weight second. The one follows the other. Slowly start to introduce raw food into your diet and before you know it you'll embrace the whole raw and living food thing and I can assure you that the weight will start falling off.
Hang in there.
04-02-2012, 10:49 AM
First things first: as someone already mentioned, if you can, get Alissa's book! Were it not for her book, I never would have been inspired to try raw.
Now, smoothies. I love smoothies. Seriously: love them! My favorite thing to put in smoothies is just strawberries and bananas. Some other good combos are: mango, papaya, avocado and bananas; bananas, peaches and apple juice (raw of course); and avocado, peaches and pears. Also, spinach makes a great addition to ANY smoothie and gives it a little extra kick!
04-02-2012, 03:53 PM
thank you guys so much for all the reply!:throwhearts: So far what i've gotten is... get alissa's book and dvd, don't worry about weight and anything goes when it comes to the green smoothie... love it!!!!! I want to do this right so i don't want to rush anything i'm including raw slowly because i want to be healthy for life. Now off to check out alissa'a book...
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