At A Loss for Weight Loss
I've been 100% raw for 57 days. I have lost 7 lbs, which is great, but it seems like I should be losing more- that's only .8 lbs a week. I cut down on nuts and avo, drink green smoothies every day, have been dehydrating uber veggie patties. And I have bowel movements 3-4 times per day (sorry if that's gross-but its important to mention I haven't been very consistent with exercise, but I do hike/bike/gym at least 1-2 times per week. I am feeling so frustrated! I know people lose at different rates, but COME ON!
Has anyone experienced this S-L-O-W process?
In my desperation I have been looking into acai berries-which is the latest public craze for weight loss. Does anyone have any experiences to share with acai?
Thank You for any guidance/feedback!!!
Relax and let your body work its magic. Whether the weight comes off slowly or quickly, the important thing is that you are healing yourself, and living a pleasureable lifestyle that will keep the weight off forever. If you make raw torture and limit yourself too much, you'll be back to eating sad and gaining weight.
A weightloss of .5 to 1 pound per week is healthy and normal. Yes, some people will lose more quickly. But others will take their sweet time :) .
I do highly recommend exercise, not just for the weightloss, but for becoming toned and muscular, and for feeling absolutely great all the time.
To me, a healthy lifestyle is about feeling great, not just losing weight and looking great.
Congratulations on losing 7 pounds, BTW!
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I am in the same boat as you smsaler! I have been high raw for 3.5 months and I have only lost 8 lbs! At first I was really depressed about it but now I don't "obsess" with the weight on the scale as I am eating good and excerising. I did just bump my excercise up to two times a day three days a week. I had a goal to lose weight by birthday (Nov 17th) but I realize now it won't be a reality according to the scale...but....I do feel and look better I just figure eventually the scale will catch up with me if I just keep eating right and excercising!
Just keep at it and don't obsess over the numbers on the scale!
Congrats on losing weight.
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Regardless their music and workouts rock. I have a few of their dvds for my investment into continued health and reversing the aging process which appears to be working in my turbokick box as I am probably the OLDEST but hey I don't care. I'm there because I want to be there and not because of any age thing. A thief store my lock Sunday night as I left it at gym with key so messed up my weight training last night without a lock and did turbo only then left for home. Tonight different story. Nothing will stop me tonight!
I do the www.turbokick.com that the gyms do, the "jam" is home version of the program I do the hr. at the gym however. It's a blast. Read how much people lost too. It's amazing. I can't say I am losing like crazy, but I love to eat and lots of fruit is more of my downfall. I can't stop at one or two and same with nuts. A little is a great thing, but going overboard is where the weight hangs on to me regardless of the rest of the great foods I eat.
I'm in for the long haul however and I am not a quick loser myself. Actually slow, but I never stop going!
Hang in. No one loses same way, but still lost is a process and so is gain. Gain happens too fast for me and not fast enough for the loss!!!!
thank you! I appreciate the support. I am having a rough week because I think I've put a few pounds back ON too, and my diet hasn't really changed. I am grateful for the rewards- glowing skin, more energy, better outlook on life (from the neck up, anyway). And yes, weight isn't everything, but I need to lose 50 more lbs to be at a healthy weight- and frankly, being this overweight is incredibly uncomfortable.
In any case- I'm committed to 100%- that won't change becuase I love the other benefits. I did start this as a lifestyle, not a "diet."
Thanks for the replies!!
CarolG- I so relate to that. Gaining is way too easy, losing is painful. I know I need to kick it up at the gym- it IS an integral part of loss for me. But I;m bombarded with these stories of weight literally falling off people... its a little disconcerting. i keep telling myself that it took me a while to gain the 60 lbs, so it will take a while to lose it- I just wish the books and websites showed a more realistic or balanced view of losing...
Trinut001- God- I only weigh myself once a month on my MDs scale. Any more than that and I think I'd be totally depressed. I can gauge though with clothes. Its hard not to obsess- but you're right- I need to let it go...
I, like you started this journey to lose weight ..and I have lost a little. But I try to pay attention to the way I feel and all the other amazing changes instead of what the scale says. I know that my body loves when i feed it well and makes me pay when I don't so that I what I try to focus on. I know you want to lose weight but let your body just experience this and think less of it like a diet. Otherwise, you'll be onto the next thing and the next thing and the next thing.
Originally Posted by smsaler
But if this helps, I do notice that I lose more when I move more so my personal goal every day is to move.. and some days let me tell you.. it's hard to get going. And there are days when I fail, but I keep on trying. Also, I try to eat every two hours (even if it's just a banana or apple). I know that sounds crazy but I lose more when I eat 6 small meals a day.
Don't measure your success by others. You are you and I am me. It's your journey. If you love gyms like I I'm there solo 6 days a week, but I do as many classes for turbo as I can otherwise it's eplitical also by myself. With class I may not know or talk to the people, but I'm having fun. I don't on ecliptial. I used to have a trainer and they are not all great. I found that out after several months of what I don't WANT anymore and what I do. Simply, I had a lazy trainer who gave me about 4 exercises per training and others give tons so I recently realized I was ripped off. However, I learned as he taught me but he was not excited to be there as the bar waiting brought in lots of cash in the ritzy country clubhouse so 10 years of cash crop is his guide and not my peanuts compared to the mega bucks I heard he makes. Oh well. Live and learn and no turning back but moving FORWARD.
Aleesha, reading this? Hope you are doing great moving forward too!! Aleesha = the juice feast queen of the queens.
I bet anything that you are losing in volume big time. How are your closings, pants, etc....fit on you now? Sometime we accumulate water and some other time, our body needs to do more urgent repair on different part of our body before losing the weight.
Beside not seeing those pound dropping, do you feel better in term of energy?? When i first when raw, i didn't loose much either, on my second time going, raw i lost big time but way too fast. This is good that you are losing the weight slowly, just trust me on this.
Just eat and don't worry about cutting back calories, really eat and don't starve yourself. Focus always on your health first, losing the weight will be side effect of your health.
You got so much great advice, don't get discourage for this is already working.
Blessings and love
-Raw Angel Mom
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
– Saint Maximilian Kolbe
ps: I was a lost sheep and i returned to the Catholic Faith. Please kindly discern any spiritual guidance by myself prior to October 1, 2012.
thanks raw angel mom- yes things did shift- I dropped a jean size- which for me is huge. I think my expectations got so pumped up to start with. A friend went raw and lost 20 lbs in 2 months. As I said above- I love the other benefits- my skin, hair and nails, energy and outlook. I;m just frustrated and scared that maybe I AM doing something wrong. But you all are right- I need to just trust the process...
thanks a lot for the supportive words. you are an angel mom indeed :)
hey. i'm not sure if you've seen this thread yet: Weightloss Secrets for Sticky Fat
"If we eat wrongly, no doctor can cure us. If we eat rightly, no doctor is needed." --Victor Rocine
I see a direct relationship between eating raw fats and weight loss. The more I tried to cut back on fats, the less weight I lost. I finally figured out that without the fats, I was eating such a low calorie diet that my body did the starvation mode thing and I didn't lose hardly at all. Once I began to use fats more freely, it picked up.
Although nuts are an integral part of my diet, I would say choose avocados, coconut, seeds, and seed butters and oils and avoid "filling up on" nuts. Anyway, that is my experience.
well, well I'm in the same boat although I am on raw 98% (occasional coffee with milk) since 3 month I have not lost a single pound so far, which is extremely frustrating the only reason why I keep going (and not run back to ww) is that i feeel really good on raw (skin, energy, sleep)
What does your typical day of food look like? I would have a tendency to agree with Emma-Liza about the fat and I even seem to remember someone sometime back (I think it was Zaphirah) saying she wasn't loosing and someone recommended she eat an avocado each day and she began loosing again. Our SAD brain often will want to do the opposite of what we should actually do such as cut out fat to loose weight. And when I don't feel I'm loosing fast enough I remind myself that my body may be healing something I didn't even know was there.
SW - 176
CW - 155
GW - First Goal 140
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