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02-09-2006, 03:19 PM
Okay, like SD below I'm having a problem with a friend I introduced to the raw foods but instead of weight gain, she's loosing weight at the speed of lightening. Although since her reasons for going raw didn't relate to loosing weight but insteading eating healthier and having a better quality of life. She now wants to return to her way of eating and I'm trying to convince her to hang in there, it's your body adjusting and ridding itself of toxins, etc. and to eat more nuts and nut butters, seeds and avocados. Also to exercise with weights. Free weights, etc. Please help. I don't want to loose her to the SAD way of life. Thanks
02-10-2006, 11:30 PM
You now it will take her around 6-7 months to start gaining healthy weight, but consuming a lot of greens, would fasten the process. but if she is panicking, not much you can do. It is her choice!
02-10-2006, 11:56 PM
ide say grind up a third cup sesame seeds to mix into banana smoothies . ide also grind up nuts and seeds plus dry fruits into around bb sized bits for a loose granola mix aten with spoon , add sweetner of choice if wanted . in this ground up form you can really shovel down alot , plus to me ground up its more completely absorbed . can also throw into granola bowl a banana or other fruit .
02-11-2006, 12:05 AM
Most people lose weight -- and lose weight fast -- when they first go raw. If she has done any reading or research, she knows this. It doesn't mean anything bad; in fact, it means that her body is getting rid of the toxins. I also lost weight though I didn't need to -- and it's still off over a year later.
However, another way of approaching this is to read Green for Life. If you're not familiar with it, Victoria Boutenko has a different explanation for why some people lose so much weight when they first go raw. It can be ameliorated by drinking green smoothies. This subject has been discussed so very much here on the forum that I don't want to bore everyone by repeating it all. However, if you're not familiar with her theories (and research), I'd be happy to share that information if you email me.
Also, since you're in the area, perhaps you could take her to one of Vicki's or my Living on Live Foods classes where we could talk to her and help her understand more about the raw and living foods lifestyle in person.
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