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I was wondering if I could get some feedback to help me out. PLEASE!!
Let me preface by saying I have been high raw for over a yr and 100% over the past month plus....I also have been in OA for 11 yrs and have had a weighed and measured food plan and have not had dairy flour sugar caffeine spices etc in alonggggggg time. April 05 i let go of fish and turkey and just used soaked almonds as my protein. Also when I let go of the fish and tky I dropped 12lbs- and 2 clothes sizes. It also was right before my wedding and I was not even focused on food--just planning working etc....but I ate steamed veggies everyday??? now i am married, settled, all raw and gaining weight more and more??? I weigh and measure my food so i know each day is pretty consistent ----
Here is my dilema. Since 100% raw I have gained 5 -7lbs. some cellulite, and my clothes are tight. I am not eating heavy nuts and seeds just fruits and veggies and some occasional seeds and flax oil daily.....many foods react in my system...so i cannot handle avocados etc....which many can do
I have severe IBS and food combine but just feel pretty yucky about my body today. I KNOWWWW this is not all about weight but I was hoping to trim down some more. I am under a lot of stressors maybe that is it too??--mother ill hubby out of work etc.....but i am NOT eating over this....
1. could raw let me gain weight if i had dropped too low beforehand?? I did lose a bit of muscle and was pretty loose for my wedding...so my hubby said....
2. Today i find i m bloated a lot and feel so heavy?? is this normal with raw...I mean i did not have that much to detox from i don't think.???? so what is going on???
I am feeling pretty discouraged and down about it...I know expectations are possible premeditated resentments but ..i wanted to stay the weight i was at my wedding......I was hoping to find some hope and encouragement here.
Sorry to sound so vain---it is not always about the body trust me but when it is acting funky--i cannot help but focus on it....esp when i thought it would react different to 100% raw??
02-09-2006, 09:23 AM
Hi JMD. Sorry you are feeling discouraged. I want to start by saying that anytime we do something big--ANYTIME we do something big--we are soon going to run into a great wall of fear....in the forum of doubt, panic, impatience etc. Our mind and beliefs will rise up to challenge us, with the intent of pulling us back to old patterns, beliefs and comfort zones. So, that is one thing to watch out for.
Another...you said..."I mean i did not have that much to detox from i don't think.???? " Not so! Food is only a fraction of the toxins we take in. A lot of toxins are unavoidable considering the society and environment we ive in.
If you browse back through Alissa's book, you will see her talk about the huge difference between 100% raw and 99% raw, much as we dont want to believe it. So having said that, you have been 100% raw for 1 month. Just enough time to allow your body to get into serious healing mode. Weight is bot going to be its top priority. If we could see all the damage inside ourselves, we would be shocked. Fortunately, our body sees. You have just put it into a state where it can begin major internal remodelling.
In essence, you stand on an important threshold. Do you go back or continue forward? The beginning of major change is always difficult. I beg you not to bow down to any uncertainties that rise up at this point. You are enetering major healing mode. You meantioned IBS--that is major. Your body is in a state where it can begin dealing with that.....and thats just one issue you know about.
You can add high quality digestive enzymes such as the premium ones on Alissa's website to help aid your digestion and also to aid your weightloss. Enzymes contain lipase, which breaks down fat! Her therapeutic enzymes are extremely potent.
I also would like to suggest readin through Alissa's book again, especially the part on Taking it Off, The Importance of being All Raw, and Deaing with the Mind.
I havent gone to look, but are you journalling your food intake?
The only thing else I can say is stay the course friend! Healing, rebuilding and weightloss are a process. They take time. Every bite of raw living, enzyme filled, energy and life infused, nutrient loaded food will only serve you.
Hope I gave you some small measure of comfort!
Hugs and my very best wishes to you!
02-09-2006, 09:31 AM
Wonderful reply SG! I also wanted to ask you JMD, if you're doing any exercising at all? I know that it seems that we should be losing weight and getting all fit and trim sans exercise...but looking at my own body and my lack of exercise, I can "feel" and see that I'm kinda out of shape, so I'm slowly re-introducing exercise into my daily routine; which I had slacked off on BIG time!
But please hang in there!!!
I actually do exercise 3-4 times a week at the gym and do yoga/pilates daily at home.( but I know I am more active in the summer..since I am not working and happier .... more sun, free time , swimming, etc.....)
I do not journal on this site but i keep a food log and exercise log in a notebook at my house....maybe if i journaled it here people would/could give me feedback?
I just feel like i am doing something wrong and if I tweeked something somewhere i would feel better...
I think a huge part would be for me to just let it go...??? but it stinks having the clothes get tighter...?? and my hair falling out too????
02-09-2006, 10:10 AM
I'd be interested in knowing a little bit more about your past dietary habits as well as medications you've taken, etc. The reason being is because, your body seems to really be going through some kind of changes PLUS you have a lot of food sensitivities...there has to be an underlying cause for all that is transpiring within.
Hmm way back in the day when i was little I ate mostly white foods--pasta--(I am Sicilain/Italian and mama's good girl LOL) and took meds for acne and tonsilitis for like 4 yrs from age 16-21 or so...
In the past 10 yrs I ate no sugar flour and overly processed foods or snacky items but balanced it with fruit veggies and flax oil and meat--healthy american diet...as i call it...no dairy or grains i react too much to them.
I also juice green veggies daily and have for almost 4 yrs.....and did a juice fast at a colonic center which flushed out a lot of toxins from my liver etc....i got a lot better..that was in 03. I am still so very sensitive to foods ..and the environment ...I can tell you i have done everyyyyyyyything from muscle testing accupressure accupuncture chirprator visits Chinese herbs reiki past life clearing you name it i have done it!!! I am willing but sorta sad b/c my diet is pretty plain and still reeks havoc?? I meditate daily keep a journal do service etc....I do not take any pills or meds since I was in my early 20's....so i am not sure..
sheesh i am rambling sorry...
Lately all I eat and crave are green apples or yellow golden delicious--all organic and soaked sunflower seeds.....and juices....so i am doing that in the day with also a meal being chopped veggies and flax oil..
and a heavy green juice. i wonder if i am sensitive to the apples but not sure what to replace fruit with if i try to just stick to veggies...
I am not a fan of green smoothies---but love juicing.....and chewing!! lol
I apologize if i am not making sense i feel pretty scattered today ..
02-09-2006, 10:55 AM
You might think of scheduling a phone consultation with Alissa JMD. She would be the best one to review your diet ad guide you. At this point, after your last post and the information in it, I am lost as to suggestions for you. So if a consult is a possibility, that is the route I would take were I having your experience.
Sorry I cannot help!
I welcome the HUGS always:) and cannot wait to meet you one of these days....
I appreciate your help because I know I am doing the best I can in every aspect---I am willing I pray have faith and semi-patience:)...
How would I go about getting a phone consult. I have my food journals and ears and mouth ready to go!! and a pad of paper for suggestions...
I got on my needs this morning and prayed for some direction....I am WILLING to do anything....well i dont wanna give up my apples:)
hugs and more hugs,
02-09-2006, 02:18 PM
Jen call me at 978-985-7217 or 1-888-900-2529 to find out about booking a consult with Alissa.
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