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RT4 - How do you still motivate yourself when you gain weight?


Hi everyone,

this question just came to my mind and I'm really curious about your thoughts.

I've read some older posts here today. People asked why they are gaining weight, how long they will be gaining weight or if anybody else is gaining weight. This made me think about how I would react and honestly I don't know. I didn't start this lifestyle as a slim person and would call myself a bit chubby. Now I am totally afraid of switching into fat before finally losing the 15 kg / 33 lbs I intended to slim down.

I admire those who gained weight over months or even years but stayed RT4.
All their success stories and transformation pictures motivated some of us to start RT4,
but will these stories and pictures be enough for us to stay when we start gaining weight?

I can imagine that this would demotivate me real bad.... =/
What about you?



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I have gained 2 stone on this lifestyle and yes it is frustrating and I have moments where I catch my reflection and start resting mayslef do how fat I look. Yet overall I feel liberated. I have the most self confidence I have ever had and love MYSLEF more than ever before. I used to be paranoid about weight gain and it is something I have completely overcome. Personally I think that I would not have overcome my eating disorder if my weight had been maintained or even lost immediately. I now appreciate just how amazing my body is and how there is so much more to life than my my body fat %. From the Results I have so far experienced I have faith my weight will stabilise. It's worth it I promise.

Thanks for that positive reply. 

I think especially for women losing/gaining weight is a big issue since we are judged by the wrong ideals of beauty. I so hope I will reach your point as well. Just loving myself and my body, whether I look like a model or not. But for now, I think I wouldn't feel confident on this lifestyle when I start to gain a lot of weight. I tried another vegan nutrition for a month and lost 4 kg / 8 lbs on it. So I am looking forward to my results after one month of RT4 since I feel great just after one week. 

My family is quite sceptical about RT4 and maybe this makes me so insecure.
I've read some look puffy now and gained a lot of weight.
Suppositious, how shall I claim I eat and live healthy when I will look worse than before?

Yeah this is something I do feel insecure about too. But at the end of the day- your the only one in your body, living your life. I have to keep reminding myself this. The benefits far out weigh the disadvantages. And the results WILL COME!! I'm sure of it

Wise words.

...and I hope you are right =)

sometime I've got some nervous breakdown and fit of crying,really! when it happens I usually go out for a walk in the nature. This is very useful for me. It helps me understand what really matter (that's not weight) and overcome my stupid eating disorder mentality,that wants me always perfect,always super lean. I tell to myself "relax, please. You're follow the right way now,but it takes long time...so in the meantime be quite and,damn,try to be happy!"


This seems to be a good solution. Getting out, clearing your mind and remembering what actually brought you to this journey and what counts in a longterm sight. How long are you doing RT4 now?

few months..3-4, I think!

After being raw, I started Rt4 but I ate to much fat (nuts) and vegan processed foods (chips etc) and of course I did not do enough exercise. Actually, I got so depressed I could not get out of bed.

So I gained 5 kg but I know it was not the Rt4 but me!!

I'm regaining motivation to incorporate more raw days and move more.

And stay out in the sun.

I like to say learning never stops.
You have a plan to avoid this mistake in the future and that's good.

Do you also exercise more often now?


Yes, I try to do something every day.

Some days I run, other days  I'm just walking and I do stretching and calisthenics.

I may not be much help (I'm still learning too) but when I went fully raw for about a month I was NOT restricting my calories at all, I lost about 7 lbs that month (probably water weight) and I maintained after coming on to raw til 4. I think my body needed more time to heal, I'm fully raw again. I need to lose about 21 more lbs, but my weight fluctuates a lot between 131 and 138 because of the water dense foods we are eating. Remember that your weight can fluctuate up to 10-15 maybe even 20 lbs due to the weight of the food you're eating it does not mean you're getting fat! Durian rider has a video on this and he shows how is weight fluctuates a lot. I also have a past of anorexia and bulimia so if I can do it I know you can too :)

With that past you can be really proud of yourself. I can imagine how hard it must have been for you to eat that amounts of food again. I am not expecting overnight results and I know my body needs time to heal. Just gained some weight after my first week (my own fault and I know this) but I wasn't that shocked at all. I was more happy that I managed to quit my coffee addiction and this little success motivated me to move one. And so...I'm still here. =)

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