Georgina's Raw Journey
Disappointed in attitudes
I find it rather sad that even on this forum which is based around Alissa's philosophy of eating raw foods that so many people are only interested in weight loss. It's good to be a healthy weight but it's not the be all and end all.
It isn't a good thing to lose a doo-dad-ton of weight in a couple of weeks.
Giving up eating is something to be considered very carefully as fasting has been shown to have some incredible benefits. It isn't a great way to permanently lose weight if you aren't being guided by someone who knows about fasting.
I would love to see people thinking in terms of healthy living on a raw or high raw diet rather than the crazy yo-yo-ing and crashing that seems to persist from the world of SAD eating.
You can't change the consequences of a life-time of bad eating habits in the few weeks before Christmas or your summer holiday. It's a form of madness to try because you won't succeed.
Learn to appreciate and love who you are when you are over weight and you might just find that long term raw eating will actually keep that weight off. If you don't love yourself for who you are and with all the faults and failings that you have then you will never win any battle you have with food and weight.
You can love yourself to slimness but you will never hate yourself to slimness. You will just hate yourself to more hatefulness and loathing.