A bit too long, thanks for your patience:) 1, A lot of people indicate a significant loss in weight, but in my case, I have lost merely around 8 pounds, and stay around 118lb all these days. I guess it is probably because I should eat less. Also, I have a constant craving for rich or sweet things: almonds, avocados, bananas, honey, when i come back from school getting ready for bed. I try to control it, but a lot of times, I fail. The result is that I eat almost half a cup of almonds, or 5 bananas, or 3 medium avocados or 5 tablespoons of honey, satisfied or even sick of the food, and go to bed with a full stomach. I was trying to achieve a weight of 100lb, for a height of 5’2.5”. My complexion is decidedly better than before, but not the expected pink softness for young ladies of my age. I still have some pimples coming out now and then, though much less than before. Now I am at a loss how I could achieve these health goals unless the cravings are eradicated. Do you have any suggestions?
2, I have been suffering from acid reflux unconciously ever since my undergrad years, around 7 years ago, and it was not until early this year that I self-diagnosed it. I have been trying to cure it using the raw diet. It helps, but I am not cured: My symptons are much less severe, but I still reflux after eating. I was thinking about living on juice for 2 months to see if it works, but I went back to normal raw within 4 days. I must study and do research every day, which I guess demands much more energy than juicing provides. I was looking for experience from raw people also in the academia and research line, and eager to know whether it is possible to adapt and how. I really wish I could cure it by myself in a natural way.
3, I have been buying regular produce, raw but not organic. Does that make big difference from all organic?