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01-20-2006, 02:13 PM
I am on day 17 of the MC. Eventually I will introduce whole foods back into my system. I am wondering if anyone has lost a signficant amount of weight only to have it bounce right back as soon as they began their regular eating pattern? When I initially started the MC, I started at 242....then to 233...and currently I am at 226. I am thinking that as long as I continue healthy eating and living and increase the exercise (haven't had a lot of energy during fast only exercising about 1 hour 5 days a week) then hopefully, the weight will not return. Does anyone have any tips on keeping the weight off after coming off the fast, should I increase cardio/strength training?
01-20-2006, 02:30 PM
Hmmmmmmm well I did a 10 day and gained all the weight back plus more. Don't be scared though. I was a SAD at the time and after a few weeks started eating worse than I had in years. GO FIGURE! On the BRIGHT side I know someone who is a SAD and has kept it off and continued to loose by cutting back and eating a cleaner SAD diet. He worked out during the cleanse and continues after. Perhaps you could start out with juice (greens & fruits). The slowly add fruit to one meal, then two, then.......
tHE BOOK ALSO SUGGESTS HOW TO COME OFF! BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE THE soup, you would have to improvise!
My suggestion would be to take it slow with the food and workout. I'm sure being RAW will help your body heal and not flip out like mine when I poisoned it with junk@
Congrats and good luck!
I suggest a combination of strength and cardio. Honestly whenever I stop with the weights my body just is not as good looking. Cardio is great but weights are FABULOS. So stick with it. The lower my Bodyfat the longer it took for me to gain weight because my metabolism was HIGH because the muscles!
One thing I do on working out is - I really like it. I have FREE DAY FRIDAY!
I do weights and cardio and do whatever I want. I usually hit my whole body with the weights but I do whatever routine I want. It is fun. Cardio same things.... I bike, staris, jump rope.... just have fun with it!
The rest of the week I have a "plan" to make sure I hit the areas I need!
Hope I helped.
01-20-2006, 02:37 PM
First of all Congratulations on your 17 days and accompanying weight loss! That is fantastic! Are you going for 30 days? If you do we will all be cheering you on! Generally, as I have experienced and seen in others, there is about a 5-7lb weight gain from coming off the MC and back to a raw vegan diet
But it may be different if you have more weight to lose in general. But don't worry, eat right (raw), exercise consistently and well and the weight will definitely come off. Your body will eventually settle into its natural weight. The whole process can take a year, but the journey will be sweet as you experience new weight loss, more energy and new victories in your life.
lavendarj-you ahve done SOOOOO awesome! I am so proud of you! If you eat good stuff and exercise I would guess about 5 lbs would come back, plus-don't forget muscle weighs more than fat, so you may not lose very much or get to a standstill in your weightloss at some point, but as long as you are excercising it will "shift" as my dh kindly puts it. Your scale might not show improvement, but your clothes will! LOL!
Fantastic job! I am so proud of you! (psst-what's your secret-I was only able to make it 6 days! :o )
01-20-2006, 07:18 PM
Thanks everyone for the inspiration...I am determined to continue this fast until I feel it is time to stop and so I am going to keep going past the 21 days. The fast has been a powerful reminder for me of what I can live without. I just want to live a healthy life so that I can serve my earthly purpose effectively. I know it sounds cheesy but its true. There is so much that I have to do and I know I have the be the change that I want to see in my family and friends. I hope and pray that God will continue to bless me during this journey because I know it would not be possible without him. :)
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