Here's the skinny:
Unless I eat something that has nuts I won't get full or stay full for more than 30 minutes to an hour. It's like I'm using all the fuel from my food as soon as I eat it.
I don't juice unless I add tofu, because I can't go more than 20 minutes until I'm starving again.
My endurance has decreased during my workouts as well. I'm not on a raw food diet to lose weight, but I love the energy and overall healthy feeling. However, I don't know what's the best balance for me while raw because it seems that my body wants too much of something that everyone else is saying to stay away from-nuts!
Is it a lack a protein that my body is craving or is it fat? Whatever it is only nuts are fulfilling that need.
However, when I eat rice or gluten free pastries and cooked legumes I actually get full, but I do eat a large portion. It takes a whole cup of rice, lentils, and whatever side I'm eating to get full. That's three cups of food.
The real reason that I am concerned:
I'm went from 129 to 119 in a month of just incorporating raw desserts into my already vegan diet (raw cookies and smoothies and puddings). When I stopped eating 100% raw and switched to 50% My weight continuted to decline. This was kinda scary considering I'm 5'5". I stopped eating raw for a while and my weight has flutuated this month between 117-119. I'm not complaing I just don't want to look like i'm starving-because I am! I eat all day it seems but I don't really get full unless I have a ton of nuts or bananas. I'm not shying away from fat. I do have some food intolerances: Avocado, coconut, and gluten.
Can you guys point me in the right direction?
Green smoothie (banana, kale, lemon juice, pineapple)
Flax cakes (oil, flax, water, agave) with agave and fruit
cookies and soy milk or water
some type of pate/burger
salad no nuts
smoothie (no nuts)
Dinner is 25-50% raw
rice, curry, and fruit or salad
I really appreciate it guys! Thanks