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02-11-2006, 10:20 AM
I will be finished my 30 day raw on Wednesday.
I am completing it no matter what.
But I have not lost a pound since the first week.
I don't know why. I have not been eating heavy on the nuts either.
I do eat a half avocado almost every day.
Then mostly chopped red peppers, red onions, cucumber and a little flax seed.
Breakfast is usually a banana or a bana berry smoothie.
My body fat percentage has not gone down after the first week either.
I just started making the zuccini spaghetti (it is delicious).
So, am I doing something wrong? I really think I shoould have lost some weight by now. I so want to promote this way of living.... but I can't set a good example if I am fat and out of shape.
I also exercise daily - weights and cardio.
Can someone give me some sage advice?
Can someone post their daily menu - maybe I can get some pointers..
Thank you all!
02-11-2006, 10:58 AM
ARE you fat and out of shape?
How tall are you and how much do you weigh?
Are you exercising?
02-11-2006, 11:13 AM
Wow Rowan... <<are you fat and out of shape?>> :eek:
Yes I am fat and out of shape! :p
I am 5'2" 159 pounds -
As stated, I exercise daily. Weights and cardio.....
02-11-2006, 11:18 AM
You are not as fat and as out of shape as some of us!! I lost 10 lbs in the first two weeks raw then it took another 2 weeks to lose 4 lbs. I have been eating like anything recently (Alissa's chocolate cake, cannoli, etc) and daren't weigh myself again. I'm sure I've put on at least half of what I lost.
I think the key is to drink a lot of water and eat small meals frequently, no longer than 3 hours between eating, as that boosts yourmetabolism. (At least, that's what all the diet experts in England say.)
I'm going to stop weighing myself for two or three weeks as I'm not happy with myself for 'pigging' out, even though all the food was raw.
1st Jan 06 202 lbs
4th Feb 06 188 lbs
11th Feb can't bring myself to look!!!
02-11-2006, 12:11 PM
Mookie, your body is not the same as everybody elses, so what they ate is not going to guarantee you the same experience. Perhaps you have things going on inside of you that your body is dealing with more serious than weight. You can switch your diet around and experiment to see what exactly works for you.
Greens and enzymes will help and as Tracy suggested, eating frequent, small meals throughout the day will rev up your metabolism. Dont forget about water!
A lot of people swear by, and Alissa suggests in her book, try having fruit only before noon. Do you have Alissa's book> If so, reread the section called "Taking it Off"
02-11-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks for posting this. I also need to re-read Alissa's book.
I am starting a challenge with a friend of mine and her ultimate goal is to get pregnant. Monday we will start exercising and start fresh on the whole eating issue.
I think some motivation from Alissa's book may just be what I need.
I'm going to take the book with me and sit in the sun and read quite a bit and just enjoy the quiet, relaxing time.
Thanks for the reminder SG
02-11-2006, 02:49 PM
For me sleep is an issue - I just get so busy doing things I love that I just don't sleep enough.
Low levels of sleep increase cortisol levels (stress hormone). High Cortisol levels make people gain weight! I seriously find that if I've been eating well and not losing, a couple of nights good sleep makes the pounds drop off. Doug Graham (a raw sports coach) who from reading her book Alissa has trained with at least one time, actually makes athletes he trains with sleep 12 hours a night (they are shocked). With all that training they need extra sleep. People who are chronically sleep deprived and don't know it are shocked at the results they have when they get the sleep they need.
I don't know if this figures in for you... but it would be worth giving a try!
02-11-2006, 04:03 PM
Sorry ... I just was thinking that a lot of people SAY their overweight and fat when really, they're not. They're just normal. We're so used to barbie-doll figures as being "normal," we get freaked when we aren't skinny.
Sounds like you're getting some great advice. I don't remember if I asked how old you are. That also makes a difference. As does genetics. I'm 53 (almost 54) and I weigh more now than I ever weighed 9 months pregnant, but I'm not fat... just older. My naturopath says we store hormones in fat, and when we're past menopause, we need a bit of fat on our bodies. I just love it when she says that :::chuckle:::
I'm 5'3 and when I started these raw foods I was over 150 so I know how you feel. I'm now range between 140 and 143, depending on when I weigh and what I ate the day before. I feel a lot healthier. So on my small frame, a few pounds makes a huge difference. When I was 24, I only weighed 108, but when I look at those photos now, I look awfully thin.
I think that if you're eating the right foods, exercising, and growing spiritually, it's best to just toss the scales away. Do your clothes fit any different? Mine do.. drastically different on just my few pounds of weight loss. And my face and body look VERY different.
Anyway... those are my thoughts. I'm sorry if I sounded rude. It's really difficult to get your meaning across in an email message. I was trying to be supportive and it just didn't come out right, I guess.
02-11-2006, 04:35 PM
Sounds like you could use a cleanse. I have seen that situation before and your system may be heavily toxic. This can cause the situation you have described. A good 10-30 day Master Cleanse (30 would be better) will get the cleansing process started in a major way.
02-11-2006, 04:37 PM
To YOU, I would ask... how do you FEEL? I'm sure your skin is wonderful, hair is shiny, nails are growing, etc.
It's a lifestyle change. I've been obese all my life. I started the raw lifestyle to lose weight, but realized compared to all the other wonderful things that happen, weightloss was only a tiny %.
02-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Rowan - I did not think you were being rude :) - Didn't you see the smiley face? :)
I will try the Master Cleanse. I assume that there is information about this
somewhere on the website.
I have been vegetarian for almost 9 years. But I ate an awful lot of potato chips! I am sure a few of them are floating around in my fat cells.
I gave the chips uo for my New Years Rez and then decided to take it a step further and try all raw.
Master cleanse - here I come!
02-11-2006, 06:45 PM
I humbly disagree with Todd and suggest that you keep raw as per Alissa's plan for a number of months longer before you do a cleanse. And, be aware that, even though there are some members here who swear by the MasterCleanse, there are also others who don't believe that it is beneficial.
As SweetGoddess said, YOUR body is different than anyone else's. Without a personal consultation, there's really no way we can give you just the "right" advice for you. In general, though, keep following Alissa's plan. Reread whatever you need to in order to internalize the fact that your journey is uniquely your own -- and, as long as you're raw, your body is doing what it, in its intutive wisdom, knows it must do. It just doesn't always tell you what's going on!!
As ljannise alluded to -- can you focus on how you're FEELING?
This is a lifestyle change, not a diet (I'm sure you know that, I'm just repeating for others reading this thread).
Helen Of Tennessee
02-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Sometimes people don't start to lose weight for quite a while, but then it happens. Nora Lentz ate 100% raw for 5 months before she finally lost her 1st pound and then it started melting off. So don't get discouraged. You can read her story and see her before and after photos:
Just remember weight is only one symptom your body needs to correct. While you're eating raw, other repairs are being done in your body. So stay with the raw eating!!!!
Should you consider the Master Cleanse program, here is the info on it:
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