I am new around here but have been reading the recipes and forumes for a while now. I know many people have lost a lot of weight eating raw foods, which is great. My problem is that I am already at a healthy weight. Recently I used a calorie counting website to help shed an extra five or six pounds I had gained over the summer. I stopped calorie counting and have been eating whatever I want during my short transition period so far. I would not be comfortable with losing more than five pounds right now, and wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t lose any at all. I have two questions: should I be counting calories to make sure I am eating enough calories? and has anyone at an already normal/healthy weight gained weight while starting on a raw diet?
For clarification I am 23, female, 5’6” and about 120lbs.
I eat a lot of big fruity green smoothies, sprouted buckwheat/quinoa cereal, sesame milk and salads/veggies. Plus nuts/seeds and coconut oil treats in a smaller amount.
Thanks for any info!