Weird/wise body of mine
byon 03-24-2008 at 04:02 PM (636 Views)
Weird, but this time going raw (and that would be the fourth my body is behaving quite differently. The first time I went raw I was slightly underweight, but looked really scrawny... no muscles to speak of! I lost weight immediately, about 10 pounds and ate whatever raw food I wanted, with a heavy emphasis on the nuts and avocados. I was looking forward to gaining some weight back after the initial "loss of the false body" Now, after packing on the SAD 15lbs during my off the wagon time, I was looking forward to it falling right off as it has done before. NO GO! I got on the scales today, ever hopeful :) but in 2 weeks I have lost nothing. Weird, eh? Also, I've noticed that whenever I eat nuts I get super tired and lethargic. I've read that this happens to some raw folks, and it's odd that it is now happening to me.
I've been thinking though... My first thought is that because I actually want to loose the weight, my emotional state has shifted and it's preventing me from doing so. Before, I was more accepting of the changes happening. It's always easier to see the scales go down rather than up! Even though I wanted to gain a bit back, it didn't cause me grief. Now I've got grief!! I want those pounds GONE!! So maybe it's a mental thing?? I've been on enough diets to know your mind is really powerful!!
However, that doesn't really explain why I don't feel too well after eating them. Could I have developed a digestion issue with nuts that quick? I crave them, so I eat them, yes, soaked :) but I'm obviously not doing my body any favors! Maybe it has nothing to do with "this time around" and would have happened anyway as a natural progression into raw. I dunno!
So, today I bought some melons and grapefruits! I can trade the nuts for melons, a good exchange for me as I love 'em as much as nuts. Let's see what happens. :)
OH! And another weird thing... First time raw I had an avocado a day. Now I can't stand them. The taste is awful for me and the texture grosses me out. So it is clearly a fat issue and maybe this is just my bodies way of telling me to lay off the nut and avocado fats.
I did get some coconut oil, so I'm not without fats. My skin is so dry anyway, if I took out all fats I shrivel up like a raisin.
So it's all good, just need to listen to what my body is trying to tell me. That and maybe accept those extra inches around my butt and the roll that is, as I write, hanging over my jeans!
Hope you all are having a great day!