That only happens to me if I eat fruit on top of nuts/seeds or cooked food. Other wise it helps me to feel remarkably energetic and happy, and I"m a naturally lethargic person. Oh, no, wait, the SAD version of me is lethargic.
Originally Posted by tofujoy
I trudge the road of happy destiny in the sunlight of the spirit!
thanks Stina :-) ah yes living on fruits and greens certainly is the way to feeling fantastic!
Originally Posted by Stina
Just put up an interesting blog post about Water
Water makes up almost 3/4 of our bodies total weight! Ironically this water level is equal to many fruits and also to the planets water balance. The brain is about 85% water (shrivelled prune anyone?), bones 35% water, blood 83% water and the liver 90% water. Apparently 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated ...
IM hydrated :)
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I'm sold, this is truly amazing. Good for you!!
thank you! and questions
Your post was so inspiring. i relate to almost everything you been through, part bulimic part compulsive overeater. About the candida, i have read so much about if you are overweight and toxic you automatically have yeast in you. And if you do then you should eliminate high sugar fruits, chocolates, starchy vegetables etc. So question, when you started on your raw food journey how did you start? Because i try eating to clear out candida and the cravings are insane. Im 3 months into raw, but i've just been gaining weight and yo-yo-ing between just raw and extremely clean candida cleanse raw. So looking for guidance, and your story is so much like mine i thought i could relate to you and ask
Originally Posted by freelee
Freelee- thanks for sharing your journey with us. You have done a great work documenting your journey so that others may benefit. You are beautiful inside and out.
I don't want to dig into personal stuff, although you don't appear to make anything personal, but are you saying that your diet eliminated your STD (sexually transmitted disease)?
1/4 in the USA have this problem, as do many people I know, and I am a bit apprehensive of beleiveing that your eating habits would change an infection like that...but then again, reasoning my way thru how the body treats infections when provided the opportunity (ie: not beat down by our diets), I suppose anything is possible.
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Welcome to MY World.
Welcome to MY World.
Welcome to MY World.
Do not know how I missed this thread. Congrats freelee on this and your other endevours.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
- Hey there, its not so much that my diet eliminated the STD's but my body had the chance to heal because fruit is so easy on digestion that there is a lot of energy freed up for healing that would usually go towards digesting heavy foods. Diet is able to heal roughly about 97% of ailments we are "suffering" from, I recommend people address their diets and lifestyles first then see what challenges are left over.
Originally Posted by justin
thank you so much!
Originally Posted by sport
THANK YOU for your raw honesty (pun intended : ) with your journey!
I am currently in a state much like you were pre-raw. I will go a week raw and then binge out of control on anything and everything. After this happens I feel tremendous guilt and like I am not in control of my body. What was the main thing that caused this behavior, or addiction as I see it, to stop. I am an extremist by nature and I find it difficult to balance my diet and lifestyle and then I "freak out".
I hope you dont mind me asking you this but it is refreshing to see someone that has overcome it!
Thank you so much and you look totally fabulous!!
Hey Freelee! You are such an inspiration! You are so beyond gorgeous and from your comments, I wish I could meet you! Lol you are my role model. I love that inspiration image you made and posted.
I am currently in college and hope to study abroad in Australia one year, I've always wanted to go :)
Anyway, I wish I could ask you a few questions. I am about 93-100 lbs and 5'4 or 5'5 or somewhere between. I look terrible. I have scrawny arms and shoulders/neck which is fine but then my stomach is horrendously enormous and I am always full. I look pregnant all the time and feel so heavy around my middle. My digestion is very poor, even when I eat all fruit. I rarely eat overt fats any more because my digestion is already terrible. I am always so horribly horribly bloated and just never feel good anymore, not in the past 4 or 5 yrs really. And I am only 18. I made a post on this that you can refer to if you have any suggestions for me. I usually jog for about 30-50 minutes a day and walk to and from school on week days (so that would range from 40-90 minutes of straight walking per day but not all at once). I do light yoga on mondays and sometimes kundalina yoga on thursdays (these are free classes offered through school). Sometimes I do zumba on fridays. Mostly I am a student which, unfortunately, keeps me seated for longish periods of time even though I used to be a very energetic, vivacious person.
Can we talk more through email?
I have to admit I sort of idolize you
Thanks! :) <3
"Once we have reached our destiny we understand that it is different from the dearest wishes of the beginning, it is much deeper, broader, sometimes greater...either we understand or we sail on, and on, and on."
Hey I don't mind you asking at all! I am very flattered infact :-)
Originally Posted by Cynthia Z
The reason that we binge is because we aren't getting enough carbohydrate calories from fruit, our organisms (or bodies) are undernourished, our blood sugar levels are dropping and our glycogen tanks are empty or near empty... this explains the reason why when people fall off the raw wagon, 100% of the time it is for carbohydrate foods like rice, pasta, cakes, pizza, candy, icecream, honey, chips etc.
It's easy to turn a simply physiological need into something more than it is and call it an addiction but in reality this behaviour or feeling is just a result of not meeting our glucose needs.
I know plenty of people who have become very overweight from going back and forth on a rawfood diet, not good.
Undereating on fruit = cooked food or excess raw fat intake (which always leads to cooked food eventually)
Hey wow thankyou! I am blushing :-))) Ok here goes....
Originally Posted by Lunar*Fey
1) Increase your water intake to over 3litres a day without fail for the next month, you should be peeing clear at least 10times a day.
2) You need to be aiming to eat over 2500calories a day which includes at least 80% carbohydrates. Remember you need to fuel those workouts you are doing, you are more active than you realise!
3) I recommend you try banana island with me on my website - the link is in my signature, there are about maybe 30 other people doing it for the next 2 weeks, this will improve your digestion greatly.
4) Limit your fat intake to 5% of your daily calories for best results.
5) Water water water!
Hope i have been of assistance X
HI thanks for sharing your weightloss story,its amazing!!
That may be one reason, but there are many reasons women I've worked with binge. :) And lack of fats (vitally crucial to health and our body's processes) is one of those reasons.
To those reading this, please read Alissa Cohen's book and review her recommendations before taking the advise of any of the rest of the posters.
You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
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