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01-31-2006, 08:37 AM
This is day 17 on raw for me. I lost 10.5 pounds the first week and nothing after that! Am I doing something wrong? I am consuming only raw veggies and fruit. I am not eating a lot of sweet stuff either.... and I am really tired! I thought I would have more energy.....
01-31-2006, 08:56 AM
I am still new to this, as well, but I think that there could be 3 at least reasons for you not loosing weight:
1 - if you are de-toxing, or healing. People say, that this can take away the energy otherwise needed for weightloss. But it's still a good thing. You are getting better. :)
2 - if you are eating a lot of seeds, nuts or other acid forming foods. I did this, and it sort of stalled my weightloss. It's like the body uses so much energy getting rid of the acid, that it doesn't want to loose weight.
3 - Your body will get used to getting very little to eat. The body simply adapts, and waits for you to eat more. Alissa says in her book, that it is a good idea to eat many small meals, every day, if you want to keep the metabolism up and loose weight. Also, it is a good idea to not eat totally alike every day.
All the best. :)
01-31-2006, 09:06 AM
WOW! Ok, lets put this in perspective. 17 days and 10.5 pounds down and you wonder if you are doing something wrong?
NOPE! That is great!!!!!
Now your body is in action. It is beginning to detoxify---releasing a lot of stored toxins, emptying out fat cells, repairing lining and organs and so much more. Now that you have jump started it it is going into serious healing mode. There are priorities bigger than weightloss and only your body knows!
Trust it and bless it! You are in a great place. Energy will come....but first things first....detox.You may wish to read up on detox since it is a part of this process. The knowledge will serve you well on the different legs of your journey.
Here is a place to begin :
My best wishes to you on your raw journey!
01-31-2006, 09:07 AM
Mookie, I recommend you look into a more balanced diet. IMO a balance between a reasonable amount of seeds/nuts, some grain (including the gluten free "fruit of grain" types of grain like buckwheat and quinoa), some fruit, some veg, good quality fats like avocado, coconut, whatever appeals.
Give the weight loss time, look at it from over a longer period, but in the meantime, please consider a more well-rounded diet, not just fruits and veggies.
01-31-2006, 09:07 AM
Be patient. Stay the Course. Walk the journey.
01-31-2006, 09:33 AM
It sounds like you have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time and that sometimes is hard on the body and maybe it is just trying to catch up ya know ! that is great that you have had that success. Have you thought about possibly trying a juice fat? perhaps that will ignite more weight loss for you if you are looking to still lose more ?
01-31-2006, 08:28 PM
Mookie...that is great. 10 pds 17 days. To put that in perspective I am 4 months raw and I have not lost an OZ. I was 128 when I went raw and I am still 128 !!!!!!!!! So take heart you are doing well.
I am being patient, I simply want to lose 5 pds by summer. Sounds simple right ? I am sure as sweetgodess and Alissa state, there is a reason and eventually, your and my body will give it up. After a lifetime of dieting I am sure my body is adjusting to the brand new way of life.
Persistence and Failure never stay in the same room. It is my motto and I am sticking by it.
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