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I lost weight many years ago, approx 140lbs on the SAD plan but since then have gained alot back and this has caused health ailments that I never had previously...I did 85% raw awhile back before the holidays and lost 40lbs, meds wet down to the lowest dosage ever, more energy etc...dont know why i stopped :(
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Just looking for support, encouragement, recipes :)
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Before in my life I have been shifting between vegan, vegeterian, only seafood and meat. Even tried a LCHF (loe carb hig fat) diet to improve my stomach problems but it didn't help (as some people told me).
But, I'm also a carb-junkie so I have also been eating alot of junk food, fries, chips, nuggets, anything fried actually. It has been running i periods, I have always managed to bee healthy for 10 days ore so before but after that it just falls in to nothing.
But this time; 8 days and I feel fine, I even stopt smoking at the same day I went raw, and I feel fine! No cravings!
Well. I have more energy. Cleaning the house, teasing my husband and kiddiing around, almost feel like a child (^^,) But I hade stomach problems prior to this, IBS, alot of acid etc, and after just one day it got better.
I feel skinnier, but probably cause I'm not as bloated any more, but I'm gonna do a weigh in tomorrow to se if something has happened.
I see what you're saying. Since I'm obese losing weight is part of getting healthy, it's not a purely aesthetical goal... It's causing health problems for me and would probably cause more in the future if I don't address it now. Anyway, I think your reason for going raw is awsome - it takes courage to change our way of life and I've only been 100% for 5 days and I've already lost 4,4 lbs so I'm pretty sure you'll get the benefit of weightloss too assuming that you have weight to lose, I'm probably losing this much because my weight is seriously out of balance. Best wishes to you in the new year and let me know how you get on with your journey. - Maria
Hi Sandy, nice to hear from you, I can see that you've got weight issues aswell, I'm looking to buddy up with people on the same journey so I'm totally here if ever you want to share what's going on for you. I guess I should say I'm not going raw just to lose weight, and it's true I don't, I've been into healthy lifestyles for a long time but these last couple of years I've really lost my way, and sure enough the weight issue is a BIG motivator. I've just been raw for 4 or 5 days, following the Angela Stoke's Live Lightly Plan, so I'm really new at this but I've been a vegetarian for at least 10 years so I have some experience with alternative diets. Anyway I wish you a very happy 2012 and look forward to hearing from you as you advance on your journey. - Maria
Welcome to Raw Food Rehab, Sandy. We are rolling out the red carpet for you! This is a wonderful community of people with lots of wisdom and love to share. I look forward to getting to know you better as we cross paths in the Mansion's easy access to learning and friendship. Enjoy!