I am naturally very thin- about 110 lbs and 5'7". By 'naturally' I mean that I eat well (in terms of always getting enough calories), have never been on a diet, and my weight hasn't fluctuated above or below the 115 mark since I was 17. Because I never gained weight, my diet until the past year or so was *terrible*: cakes, white flour, tons of sugar, fatty everything, fried, etc. I want to be healthier and, hopefully, put on some a little weight. I'm also an ex smoker who lived a fantastically stressful lifestyle for a decade :(
Now that I want to regain my health (and beauty), is fasting counter-intuitive to my goals? What about going raw? Any advice about how to do raw when I can't afford to lost any weight?
Edited to add: It took me 2+ years to overcome a sugar addiction, so sweeteners (such as maple syrup, honey, dates, dried fruit, etc) are off the menu for me :( They still trigger a relapse