Hey all! I'm not new to raw foods, I was 90 - 100% for 2 1/2 years, and then started eating some vegan cooked/whole again, such as beans, steamed veggies etc.
I'm back with raw now, because now that I have the comparison b/w cooked vegan and raw vegan, I'm COMPLETELY sure that I feel better MOSTLY raw. Maybe some beans rarely.
Anyways, I'm still 15-20 lbs of fat over my prefered weight. I've counted calories, and some days I'll eat 1200, others I'll eat 1700. I'm only 5'2, 20 and female, and I don't lead the most active life imaginable. I exercise (normally) every weekend, but when I got my wisdom teeth pulled a month ago I was told not to exercise for awhile, and I gained back all the progress I had made. I find that I gain VERY easily, but I don't want to be a no-fat raw foodie - I LOVE young coconuts and avocados. When I first went raw I read that you don't have to count anything and you'll lose weight - maybe even have a hard time keeping it on! But for me it was the opposite. Being such a short gal who is in school, my BMR must be very low. Probably around 900 calories per day, which is unfortunate.
I would like to know if anyone has any advice as to what I can do, because I love to eat, I love nuts and coconut and avocado (I'm not an oil person though, praise the lord!) and I don't like munching on cauliflower or celery all day!