Is there an average time frame for when people who gain weight on this lifestyle start to transition to weight loss? 4 years? 2 years? 6 months?
I understand that every body is different, but I think I need to set more realistic expectations for myself -- not that such a number would be true for me, too -- but just to help me trust that I will eventually get there.
Meanwhile, I'm loving the food, the abundance, the kindness to the planet and its creatures, the clear skin and good energy!
I have been doing HCRV for two years now. I lost weight in the initial 6 months, but have put it back on including an extra 5 kgs. I am only just now, very slowly, starting to lose it again. The weight gain did stop and plateau but now I am starting to notice a difference in the way clothes fit (I try not to weigh myself that often)
Thanks so much for your replies! I will adjust accordingly, as I think it may be longer for me than I had first thought -- which was probably more in the range of a couple months.
I had been hoping that if I were super exact with Freelee's rules, and went full-tilt on them, the process would go faster, but I think it simply happens when it happens, and it seems the two-year mark can be significant for people.
Thanks again! All the best to you on your journeys! : )
Seeing as I got my period back after 2 years of amenorrhea (not even the anorexic kind, it was just a mystery). I'd say RT4 has been a success! Unfortunately this success isn't visible to others, so I'll openly tell coworkers "I got my menstruation back from bananas and dates!!"
Fascinatingly enough, now that I have had two regular periods, I've stopped craving dates. For reference, I started 6 months ago. I'm all about spinach now! I roll it up in a ball and just eat it. Coworker yesterday was all "Howsss the diettt....??" I reply "Delicious!!" [I'm sure many of you relate to this question hahahaa] I think the insatiable hunger, and date binging had its place in renourishing my body, but now that I'm eating/craving spinach, I'm losing weight without trying! I think our bodies have "craving switches" so we eat exactly what it needs. If I ate this much spinach 3 months ago, I'd just be constipated hahaha :)
Hope this gives a little more insight as to how/when weight loss will happen!!
I'm into my 16 month now! (Yay!) So far no weight loss, but I'm experiencing many other benefits :)
Some quick notes: I came from a past eating disorder, have hypothyroidism, went from a size 4 to size 12 in terms of recovery weight (I don't weigh myself anymore), I average around 2850-3200 calories a day, 90-5-5, and about 50-75% of my diet is raw, and I am horrible about keeping hydrated <-- NEED to work on that. I'm very sedentary as a web designer, on average I get a couple hours of cycling or walks in a week, I struggled with extreme over-training in the past, so I'm slowly re-introducing more activity.
Honestly, I still REALLY want the results NOW, but I keep telling myself, "wait for that 3 year mark," hopefully I'll be losing some weight by then! :) Cheers!