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01-19-2006, 05:21 PM
Today is my first day as a raw foodie! I am very proud of myself so far. However, I am on my second avacado today! Is this too much? I'm a little confused..... Can I eat as much as I want as long as its raw or not? I'm trying to lose weight... But, I would rather eat avacados then cooked food...
Please let me know.
P.S. Went to Whole Foods Market yesterday and say raw almond butter and tahini, didn't buy it because I don't know what to do with it... Suggestions?
01-19-2006, 05:27 PM
Sometimes I will have 2 avocados in one day. I am trying to lose weight too. Your cells membranes are made of fat and cells live 100-120 days so you continually need fat to replace cells. I would go day by day. Usually per day all of the fat I consume is 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a cracker and 1 avocado. That seems to be enough for one day. But each person is different. I have still lost 10 lb's within almost 4 weeks.
01-19-2006, 05:35 PM
I'm trying to clean out my fat cells, will eating avocadoes hinder that process?
When I was a teenager I started drinking a weight-on product and now I am having a lot of trouble taking the weight off even though I have gone raw.
01-19-2006, 05:38 PM
PasRenee, this thread may be helpful to you: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5598&highlight=crave+avocados
There are varying opinions...so read the whole thread in it's entirety! :)
If eating the avos keeps you from eating cooked food...eat them! Your body will naturally lose the desire for them (or so many of them) when IT has had enough of them! Congrats on your first day!! :D
01-19-2006, 05:41 PM
My raw vegan doctor recommends coconut oil the most. And then feels avocados and olive oil are acceptable. I know the coconut oil converts immediately to energy in your body.
When I started raw on the coconut oil, I got the distinct impression that my body was replacing old ickier fats with the new higher quality fats, and I started detoxing right away, within 24 hours. I feel much more energetic and happier. I have a better sense of well-being and health and also since on coconut oil and avocados, I have no cravings for other kinds of fats or junk foods.
01-19-2006, 06:04 PM
Thank you everyone for being so supportive. I keep hearing about the coconut oil, but, what kind should I buy, and what the heck do I put it on?
Thanks in advance!
01-19-2006, 06:57 PM
Buy raw organic unrefined coconut oil. I take 1-2 tablespoons in the morning because if I take it in the afternoon I can't get to sleep (it gives you tons of energy)
I put it on crackers (raw if possible) like butter. I love the taste. Some people put it in smoothies. In a smoothie with pineapple and coconut it would taste like a pina colada.
My doctor recommends Tropical Traditions brand, I also use NOW brand.
Only recently have I purposely lowered the fat content in my diet to between 40 and 50 grams per day. I did so based on my readings about high fat diets (whether the fat is from raw or non-raw foods). However, when I first started raw I ate between 80 and 100 grams of fat per day mainly from avocados and some from hummus, flax seed crackers and olive oil. Despite the high fat content, I lost 16 lbs over that time. (As of today I've lost 21 lbs but I won't "officially" note it until my usual Sunday weigh-in).
You can buy the the best coconut oil right here at Alissa's store. Just click up top to the left where it says books,dvd and other raw products !
My favorite way to use Raw almond butter is on bananas ! and I primarily use tahini in a salad dressing recipes.
01-19-2006, 08:33 PM
I agree with MBF...the Virgin De Coco that Alissa sells is by far THE best-tasting coconut oil I've tried to date. I tried Spectrum and NOW and they (IMO) didn't taste good.
I've only tasted one other that came even remotely close to the taste of the Virgin De Coco brand. I use it in some dessert recipes and in my raw oatmeal...coupled with a little sea salt, you'd SWEAR there was butter in it! Mmmm! :p
If you ever make a raw "cheesecake", add a little coconut oil to the crust ingredients! ;)
01-20-2006, 10:30 PM
Great ideas.......Thanks! Will definitely look into it~
01-27-2006, 03:41 AM
I'm an avacado addict too LOL I'll eat several a week and it fills me up
01-27-2006, 12:04 PM
My partner, Matt, can eat 6-8 avos a day (at LEAST). =)
01-27-2006, 12:09 PM
I just wanted to tell you that I have used almond butter spread onto apples before and it tastes pretty good - also you can use almond butter to make almond milk and then add some honey or some agave nectar for a sweet drink , you might try that one as well !
not sure what else you can use almond butter on , maybe celery sticks ?
hope that helps - aimee
01-27-2006, 01:16 PM
my favorite way to use almond butter:
mix about 2 tablespoons almond butter with 1/2 teaspoon white or chickpea miso, 1 teaspoon coconut buter (not oil) and some cinnamon. spread this mixture on apple slices and celery logs. this is a great breakfast treat in our house!
01-27-2006, 01:32 PM
Avocado is the only fat I can stand. I only started eating them a couple days ago. Nut butters, tahini, nuts, and most dried fruit makes me feel as though I have swallowed a tube of paste.
Do you guys think the increase of fats (avocados) may actually make me lose weight by way of good fat getting rid of bad fat?
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