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  • Hi there, I definitely agree with the others who suggest a high fruit, low fat approach if you want to loose weight. It's very easy and pleasurable and you really get to eat all you want without worrying about your weight. It is easy to loose weigh…
  • I find that when I'm working with clients stress and emotions are always what throws them off track. It is so easy for us to turn to food for comfort. Some things that help are: Remember that the amount of time that you will get to "enjoy" that co…
  • camiheartsraw., hang in there. Keep on including more and more fruits and veggies and keep eliminating the worst offenders (meat, dairy, grains and processed foods). A great way to ease into raw is to do mostly raw with the rest healthy vegan whole …
  • Wow, that is cool that so many people will be exposed to raw from the show. Hopefully they don't beat it up too bad! Thanks for sharing! Audrey  
  • Hi Erin, I think that you should loosely track your calories for awhile to make sure that you are getting near your calorie need for the day until you get used to eating this way. Fruits and greens have fewer calories than nuts and seeds so you may …
  • HI there, I've eaten this way for 5 years (seven years total raw) and I love it. Before I was eating high fruit/low fat I used to get regular yeast infections and I haven't had a single one since eating a mostly fruitarian diet. If I add more fat in…
  • Hi there, I was a compulsive overeater for many years and food was always what I turned to for comfort so I know what you are dealing with. I was obese before I went raw and I really had to battle those demons to stay raw. What helped me a great dea…
  • Hi! I've eaten like this for many years (raw for seven years, high fruit/simple/low fat for 5) and LOVE it! You will definitely feel great and feel better as time goes on. Just be sure to eat enough to stay satisfied. It really helps. Blessings, …
  • HI there, I agree with the suggestion to drop the nuts. Try dropping ALL overt fats for a couple of weeks and then see how you feel. Overt fats are anything that are obvious fats like oils, nuts, seeds, and avocados. There is plenty of naturally oc…
  • Mostly just water but I use some baking soda about every third day day or so. Blessings, Audrey  
  • Hi there, I eat mostly fruitarian so I try to stick to the higher calorie fruits like bananas, dates, mangoes, cherries, durian, and avocados (in limited amounts-I can't tolerate much fat-makes me so sluggish and tired) when I want to gain weight. …
  • Bananas are awesome! So cheap and readily available. Perfect in smoothies or by themselves. Bananas rock! I eat lots of them in the fall and winter. Enjoy your nanas and don't feel guilty at all about them. Fruit is our natural food. Blessings, A…
    in Bananas Comment by chilove
  • HI there, I know of several long term fruitarians that claim to be very healthy. I think that access to really high quality, locally grown in mineralized soil, ripe fruit might make all the difference. Most of the very long term fruitarians I've he…
    in Fruitarianism Comment by chilove
  • Hi there, It is very difficult to do a low carb raw diet without over doing fats to a great degree. Greens and vegetables just aren't calorie dense enough to sustain us. Fruit is our natural diet. I think you will find that if you cut way back on f…
    in Carb Sensitive Comment by chilove
  • Hi there, Absolutely not! Grains are not natural food for humans. They are nearly impossible to eat in their natural, raw state and are very unpalatable eaten plain. They cause inflammation in the body, contribute to an acidic condition in the body…
  • I LOVE slathering myself with coconut oil after a bath or shower. Simply heavenly!!! I only shampoo about once a week now. I’ve been raw for five years now so my hair hardly every gets “greasy”. I also don’t have to use any deodorant anymore. Raw …
    in Raw Beauty Comment by chilove
  • Hi there, It doesn’t have to be complicated. The only things that I concern myself with is not mixing fruit and fat too often and I always eat melons alone. Greens mix well with fruit. Blessings, Audrey
  • It sounds like you are doing great! :-) Try to examine WHY you feel you should loose more weight. When you do, pay attention to the feelings that come up. If they feel good and light, then you are probably fine. If you feel tension, or denser, dark…
  • Always bring WAY more raw food with you for an outing than you think you could possibly eat. :-) Always keep the ingredients for your favorite recipes on hand. Shop often. Love and nurture yourself. Blessings, Audrey 
    in Sage Advice Comment by chilove
  • Eat a lot more fruit and you won’t crave cooked carbs and grains as much. You probably were craving carbs. Blessings, Audrey www.rawhealing.com
    in AH! BREAD! Comment by chilove
  • Hi there, Thanks so much for posting all the great information! I just wanted to add my 2 cents in on the 80/10/10 diet and the high fruit/low fat lifestyle. I have been eating this way for about three years and LOVE IT!!! I feel much better the sim…
  • Hi there, You can blend your greens in fruit smoothies to get more greens in. Orange juice is a pretty good dressing. If you stick with the milder, sweeter greens like iceberg, romaine and baby spinach you don’t have to disguise the taste of bitte…
  • Yes, it definitely was the cooked food. Once we are mostly raw our bodies get healthier and have much more vital energy available to immediately get rid of toxins and the way the body gets rid of toxins of course is through uncomfortable symptoms. …
  • Hi Lola, Flaxseed has a TON of fiber in it, which is probably causing your digestive issues with it. Just eat less of it at a time and be sure to drink lots of water when you eat flax. Your fibro pain will be gone in no time if you stay raw. I hea…
  • Hello there, Don’t worry about detox! Many people don’t notice any detox symptoms at all and most people’s detox symptoms are very minor and short lived. The most common detox symptoms are headaches, tiredness, cold and flu symptoms, and/or stomach …
  • Hello there, I found that when I started eating a fruit based diet I was very rarely thirsty and needed a lot less water. Fresh fruit and veggies have a lot of water in them and it makes sense that raw fooders would require a lot less water than co…
  • Hi there, Are you taking any superfoods (maca, cacoa, goji berries, etc?) Many people find them very stimulating. Some supplements can be very stimulating too. Many raw blessings,  
  • Hello there, Try eating lots of juicy fruits and fruit smoothies. Cut way back on all fats (avocados, nuts, seeds, oils) and dried fruits and dehydrated foods. Also, like others have suggested, exercise is huge! Aerobis exercise will burn calories a…
    in Weight Loss Comment by chilove
  • It is almost impossible to describe how much better I feel now that I am raw. Depression and anxiety resolved when I went raw and I feel much happier, calmer, and energetic. I am also much more patient with people and much more socially outgoing tha…
  • I would avoid the really hard veggies like root vegetables, except for carrots. Green bell peppers aren’t ripe. Other than that eat whatever you like!! :-) Blessings
    in What not to eat... Comment by chilove