I've been raw since August of last year. I've had a good share of deficiencies: protein, B12, and iron. I solved the two former, but iron seems to still be a problem. I'm planning on adding oats or bran to correct this, possibly. I'm mentioning the anemia for reference in a theory.
The first few months of raw, I lost weight, maybe around 8-10 pounds. With little effort (no obsessing, calorie counting, etc) I was able to maintain that weight for several months (from August to around April). In May/June, I've been noticing my weight range has slowly been creeping and staying at the higher side. Instead of being between 114ish, I've been more like 118ish. I'm not concerned that I'm getting overweight, but I can't understand how this weight is coming on, especially right at the start of bathing suit season, ugh. I'd prefer my weight to be at the lower range, around 112-114, how it was several months ago.
My diet is almost completely fruits. I eat little fat. I don't even eat enough calories if I track them. (around 900-1,000). I'm probably inadvertently following 80-10-10. Could the reason that I'm gaining weight be that I'm not eating enough calories, fat, and protein? Could the iron deficiency have something to do with it (i've been told that lack of iron could make you gain weight)? Does anyone have any other conclusions/advice/theories?