The only reason people do "raw till 4" is because they expect that the only meal you're eating after 4 is your last before bedtime. Since cooked foods digest slower than raw ones, they are trying to save you from poor digestion. If you were to eat cooked food, then fruit again, the fruit would get stuck behind the cooked meal and digest quickly, making you gassy, bloated, etc. Of course health wise since you are eating raw you will have all the same benefits as long as your raw foods outweigh the cooked ones. Listen to your body and do what works for you.
Best of luck!
I experimented and I feel better eating fruit and simple sugars, but cooked food like potatoes is better than drinking pasteruzed juices till dinner, or even canned fruit.
Also another think I noticed is that some cooked food, mainly potatoes or sweet potatoes, helps me to eat more raw foods. Sometimes I just don´t want bananas anymore, but by incorporating more variety, I can eat more bananas or dates.
Mixing cooked and raw is not such a big issue for me, apart from more farting :D
I find fruit during the day way better as it allows me to stay hydrated and more energised. I find having cooked food. The blood in your body rushes to your stomach to digest it. While with raw food or something non-fatty I don't feel slow or lethargic.
I was eating cooked for lunch before there was RT4. There is no indigestion from eating cooked in the middle of the day and then fruit. If people have problems it's with the proximity to the meal or the type of fruit they are eating that makes them feel bad. The biggest problem of the weight gain in RT4 is the sodium intake - 1000mg is too much for most people. I ate up to 6500 cal with cooked, gained 10+ until I took out the salt - dropped the weight slowly until I could get more fruit and then it just melted off quickly! If you need/crave salt, eat celery or tomatoes. The longer you go without the added salt, the more aware you are to how it effects your energy. My family eats a cooked vegan meal and just wants to go to bed...so I eat banana ice cream and double my workload to help. When I was eating alot of cooked, we couldn't get any fruit (dead of winter/small town). Hope something of my babblings helped. Keep going - you'll do just fine! Don't get a phobia of cooked during the day or many calories - you need food, it's your fuel! :)
You may be like me and not need as much sodium. If you are gaining weight with cooked, then try dropping the added salt. It won't hurt you, just your palate's desires. It's really hard, I know, but if you just try less and less (if you can't just go cold turkey) then you should see a difference in several areas. I hope this works for you and you see progress! Don't forget to drink plenty of water/liquids. :)