what happened to your body - after raw?
im 17 going on 18 and just starting raw.
it's been four days
and i feel like i've inflated like a baloon
I litterally look pregnant and may have gained water weight
what happened to you guys when you began eating raw?
Oh gosh! A slew of things. The first major thing I noticed was my skin. It became alive. You figure our skin is our biggest organ.
Remember - everyBODY is different. Drink water, get up and move, continue eating Raw and just listen and learn your body. It's part of the process. Like Revvell says, "Trust the process". Don't compare.
It DOES work.
I lost weight, like really fast, but I'm also going to the gym nearly every day
and my depression is better, meaning going away
Yeah, I agree with Veganforlife. Every body is different. As long as you are making sure you are eating raw you will start feeling the differences. I recommend having at least one green drink a day if you aren't already. Green, green, green! It really makes a difference. Make sure to post an update on how your doing.
Good luck to you!
*~"~For your body is that which you eat, and your spirit is that which you think. Eat nothing, therefore, which a stronger fire than the fire of life has killed.~*~* Dead Sea Scrolls, -Jesus
THAT exact thing happened.
i was bloated, i gained weight..........
quickly i realized which foods i couldn't combine. that raw garlic would bloat me and that i had to go a very long time with no fruit and absolutely no concentrated sweeteners due to flora imbalances in my gut
now, 3 years later, i eat all the fruit i want no problem, have resolved my over eating habits and KNOW that raw is the way for me
hang in there. even with the bloat my energy, eyes, and heart all transformed very quickly
My body became even more perfect after raw. Even when I went for a period of time without exercise.
When I went raw I felt healthier and had much more enegy. However, I had always eaten a lot of fruits and vegetables and transitioned to high raw over time. This may have helped. Some people just need more transition time because their bodies are different or because they have to release more toxins. Hang in there and you will definitely feel the benefits! :)
As Green Jeanie said, with some of us its the combination of foods etc. It's best to eat as simple as possible, just one or two foods at a time. That way it's easier to figure out what your body reacts to. Google "food combining" to learn which nutrients should not be consumed together.
...and welcome to RAW!:)
To Your Health!
Ilse (aka EmmaT)
hey guys.. i'm just over 2 weeks in and already have been seeing some changes. i went raw because of a chronically bloated belly. in exchange for finally making this change which i have been researching for a few years now, my skin is making some drastic improvements. my bloating belly is much less of an occurence. i've only had pain once, and that was during a stressful situation this past weekend where my insides just started spasms.. it's like everything in my body has a deeper connection and intuition is easier to read... up until a week ago, i thought my large pores were a genetic thing i'd just have to learn to deal with, but they're shrinking! there's sections on my cheeks where the skin is so smooth.. i haven't had a single pimple since i started raw. my sleep routine is on a more normal schedule. i haven't felt lacking in energy at all... i'm so excited to share as changes keep happening!
as for the reason this thread began, i would definitely suggest the food combining... even with raw i'm still getting bloating, but i'm so much more in touch with my body. one of my biggest things is doing mono-meals (single item, fruit, veggies, whatever) as much as possible. fruit for breakfast is key for me, i need the sugar in mornings and it effortlessly passes through an empty system. it might be a good idea to avoid those fruit & nut combo desserts until you learn to read your body. i know there are so many delicious things to eat, but keeping it simple is totally the way to go, and the changes will start coming!
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"If you listen to your body when it whispers, you will never have to listen to it scream."
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Don't worry about it. Your body is adjusting to a new diet and you will lose weight and feel good really soon if you keep it up!
I'm not constantly bloated anymore. I'm pretty sure I've lost some weight (water/toxins). My eyes are so different, like completely transformed. It was creepy, I was looking in the mirror and it was like I had a flashlight shining out of each eye! There's literally like a light shining out of them- the inner aliveness I guess.
I've only been raw for 19 days though, so I'm really looking forward to more changes.
Im not raw yet :/
but the eye thing sounds interesting!! :)
did you have slight change in color aswell?
I got glowing eyes too when i took high doses of omega 3-6-9...
Originally Posted by LANG
My eyes became super bright and much more blue. I used to wear blue contacts on TOP of my already dull blue eyes to intensify the color..now I have the color I always wanted naturally. Its amazing. One of the first perks I noticed after going raw.
I have a pic on my new blog I just made, its one of my first posts :)
Your eyes do look very pretty and blue in that pic..
do you have a before pic? :)
lost tons of weight, got great skin, looked like a stick...no bloating or harrible detox,...didnt feel the detox. Because i began incorporating more raw foods with my cooked..then did 100%
I agree with some of the responses drink more water...i drink 2 liters a day..Every bod is different don't let it discourage you if by any chance it has
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