Calorie counting??

claireeclairee Raw Newbie
edited August 2016 in New to Raw

Hello everyone! 

Could anyone tell me if I need to calorie count when eating raw to loose weight? I went overseas on a holiday and gained 10kg and as well as wanting to feel better, I was hoping to get that added bonus of weight loss. I have always wanted to be fully raw and I started it a week ago. I have been reading online testimonys about people going raw and I am SO excited as I already feel more energetic and brighter. Yay! :)But I have read on several different websites that in order to loose significant weight on a raw diet, you need to count calories and stay under your daily calorie intake each day?! I am unsure about this and have read so many conflicting opinions.( Eg: eat less to loose weight vs: eat more to burn fat.) Does anyone have a little knowledge on this topic and able to share some insight? It would be MUCH appreciated as I love all these raw candies and cakes and pies but they seem to be a mass load of calories and although I am mostly motivated in feeling better, I am scared about gaining more weight, eak!

thanks so much in advance

Best Answer

  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master
    Answer ✓

    Welcome!

    I know a lot of people just eat what they want on a raw vegan diet and manage to find the weight they feel good at. 

    In general, if you want to lose significant weight eating anything, you have to count calories. However....if you restrict them too much your body goes into panic mode and starts clinging to the weight even more. 

    A raw vegan diet is usually less calories than a traditional diet, so you might just find yourself within the right amount of calories to lose weight and still stay healthy, especially if you exercise too, since that burns away the calories. smile

    clairee
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