I've been following the raw till 4 diet for almost three weeks now. I started out struggling to get 2500 calories in but now I am able to smash in 3000 calories. Whenever I eat now my stomach gets so big, uncomfortably big, but I still feel like eating. I eat to the point of being full but my stomach starts getting big before I get to the point of being full. It doesn't stay big for long, maybe 30 minutes maximum. My question is, does this last forever? Will my stomach grow every time I eat? Does anyone else experience this? Is it uncomfortable for you? Is there anything I can do to make it go away faster? Does it embarass you at all?
Sorry for all the questions, I'm just curious! Thanks!!
I am new to this whole thing as well but I experience it as well, and im pretty sure it's just something you have to get used to. I watch freelee's youtube videos once in awhile and she talks about it too. I have been trying to eat breakfast at about 7, lunch at 12, and dinner at 5 and not eat anything after 5, and have noticed I look about 10 pounds heavier at night than when I wake up, but every morning I wake up as thin as I have ever been.
I've been doing raw-4 for three months, and experienced bloating for the first 1-2 months, just your stomach re-adjusting, and don't forget, you have stretched your stomach now, so it's natural your going to want to eat more! Yes I have a big belly in the eve, I combat this by eating breakfast really early, lunch at 12 and dinner @ 4, then my belly is usually flat again by 6-7pm. I then have a bowl of rice or a few potatoes around that time because otherwise I find when I am in bed I am too hungry to sleep!
have u ever seen freelee's big full tummy after meals? she does a belly dance to show off how full and satisfied she is :) I was shocked by this at the start too but as you say it goes away quite quickly.
Im not embarrassed by it because I know its what a natural healthy full stomach looks like.
Embrace the big belly it means your giving urself enough carbs. and u can normally flatten a big belly with correct posture. straight spine tummy sucked in. I think the best thing about this lifestyle is the fact u get to eat til your fully satisfied and still maintain healthy weight :)