I've been quite skinny all my life (6'2" 155 lbs currently) and am starting a new exercise program to build muscle. My beginner question is shouldn't it be easier to build muscle on a raw diet than a normal diet?
From what I've read, people say they have more energy on a raw diet. I imagine that energy comes from getting more nutrients and less energy being used for the digestive process. Then if you're lifting weights, that extra energy should translate into you being able to lift more and also help you repair your muscles faster and re-cooperate after a workout. Does that sound right?
If I go fully raw, I want to gain weight and this is something I'm concerned about.
I can understand why there would be so few raw bodybuilders though. After all, the industry makes it money off non-food products so no one is going to make any money promoting a diet of fruits and greens.