Who looks weak and worn out? I haven't been raw for that long (several months), but I'm not the least worn out or weak. That's what I left behind by eating raw foods.
Originally Posted by luckitri
I know one of my friends said she saw a bit on some morning show about raw eating a few months ago. She said they compared nutrition or diet plans and said that the only negative about raw eating is that many people lose too much weight. I'm sure it varies for everyone.
I'm going to chime in here. Some people can be 'chubby', but nevertheless, very healthy. I mean, you don't have to be skinny, to be healthy. Judging people like that is very short sighted. I for one, knew this girl who was rather chubby/curvy. But she had an enormous amount of energy and was so radiant and positive and had such clear skin and bright eyes. She said it didn't used to be the case, she was ill all the time, until she went to a special doctor, learned about proper food combining and started to eat following macrobiotic principles. Since changing her diet, her energy changed, but I think it was also her personality, her mindset. In my memory she was one of the most vivid persons I had ever met in my life. And yes, I was a bit prejudiced then (it was 10 years ago), because she was chubby, however, I couldn't deny that she was more radiant and healthy than all the twenty people together, including me, that were in that room, and I certainly learned a valuable lesson there.
Victoria Boutenko was my first RAW food teacher, she is lovely, passionate, and dedicated to truly helping people, she charges truly nothing for her services, and I support her 100%, some people are built heavier than others, Dragggon my hubby is very thin, even when he is eating meat and ice cream every day, he hasn't lost weight while raw, he has gained 25 pounds, now he looks slim, when I met him, he looked emaciated, I have always been heavy, even as a small child, but I've always had a small waist, so I LOOK thinner than many people with a big tummy.
I would NEVER look at someones' size and think they don't know what they are talking about, everyone has challenges, and our country is so extremely "youth" conscious, I'll go for passion every time instead.
And just to let you all know, our wonderful Alissa doesn't look thin at all, she looks fit and healthy, everyone is different.
and I am in the middle of my transformation, I've lost over 50 pounds so far, and know that I will be losing more, but sometimes it just hangs on, and maybe Victoria has that same challenge, she used to weigh almost 300 pounds, so I think she looks pretty darn good.
Oh, I am so glad this thread was bumped up. The responses by Doug Graham are excellent.
As to Dr. Weil (I know this is off-topic), but anyone who on their website can give advice about eating deer as follows, gives me the willies and I get shivers down my spine:
"Don't eat the eyes, brain, spinal cord, spleen, tonsils, or lymph nodes of any deer.
Wear rubber or latex gloves when dressing or butchering deer.
Bone out the meat and remove all fat and the weblike membranes attached to the meat. This will also remove lymph nodes.
Contact wildlife officials in your state to find out if CWD exists in the deer population, and if so, follow any recommended precautions."
I think Dr. Weil is not totally uninteresting, but it's become a massive big lucrative business and it lacks "soul".
GOOO Dr. D!!! Speaking as someone who has studied under him, he truly does speak calmy and confidently in any situation. He truly is an example of health... hopefully I can be too! WELL SAID!!
Weight depends greatly on movement... just to add. If I wasn't active, I would probably be a lot heavier than I am. Food isn't everything you know ;)
Kristina (also known as Pookie) :D :p
I know that one should not judge a book by its cover, but we do and there is merit to doing so.
I also know that the human body has many shapes and sizes, but mr weil's never did impress me, so I was always quite skeptical by his recommendations.
It is like going to a doctor that is unhealthy looking.
This is one of the reasons why I was very impressed with Dr Young (The pH Miracle). I saw him up close and personal. The guy is slim, his skin is clear and smooth, his eyes are bright and alert and he is full of energy - he looks healthy.
I don't know Dr Graham but I am looking forward to reading his book.
Alissa looks great also.
We have no greater or lesser conquest than over ourselves - Leonardo da Vinci
* Alex, that is exactly what Paul Nison says: look at the doctor's outside the hospital: smoking and overweight, and they should tell you about health?
Originally Posted by alex
(they are occupied with illness, not with health)
* Did you already read the book of Dr graham, like you were planning to?
k regards, LL
Alissa looks great also.
Although lovers be lost love shall not (Dylan Thomas)