30 Bananas a Day!

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I have been following this lifestyle for 1 yr 3 months and am still struggling with some issues.

A little background:

*I tried the paleo diet for 6 months prior to finding this lifestyle, in hopes to cure candida. I also come from a calorie restrictive background, no eating disorders, but the typical "want to be slim" girl diet Haha
*went in full steam and was 100% raw 801010 perfectly for the first 3 months...and didn't experience weight loss or gain during this time.
*discovered rawtill4 and was like ooooo yeah rice baby ;-) I started adding cooked meals into my diet for dinner here and there for the next 3 months and completely switched to rt4 at about 6 months. I quickly gained 25 lbs. No salt no oil ever...always within the 801010 parameters.
*exercise every other day cycle, run, HIT work outs
*eat min 3,000 calories/ day
*3 + liters water/daily
*sleep at least 8 hrs night

Typical food log:
20 date daterade- 1400 cal on chronometer
10 banana mylk with cane sugar - 1200 cal
1 head lettuce/ mixed veg
White rice with lime and slices tomato -calories vary but usually get at least 500 cal in

I am more lenient as to what I eat now compared to in the beginning. Meaning sometimes I allow salt, bread, etc. But it's not a staple and is always low fat, high carb and vegan of course!

So my main struggle remains to be with weight gain. I started at 129lb and have been stuck at 150+ lb forever now. I know it takes time and I have to be patient. I just thought it would be beneficial for me to get my story out there to see if anyone can pin point anything I could be doing better. Hopefully I put all the info in you need, thanks!

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Comment by Eli on June 28, 2014 at 6:07am

I've gained about 40-50 lbs eating this way, from 150-190/200 on the first half to full year for a 6'2'' height, and it stabilized around 180 for the year to two years following. After the two year mark came, with consistency, 170. Now after three and a half years, I've stopped completely at 160 and leveled off.

That's not important though at all. It's really all basically forgetting about your weight, and enjoying the present moment, and focusing on things that you like doing to feel satisfied with your life and vision. You might take even longer than Freelee - I'd not put a marker on her success to yours, as the background and composition of your bodies are different. Think of yourself, whatever you're doing right now and how you'd probably be and look like ten years from now (people have a difficult time with this usually), and accept that whatever you're doing and having fun with is leading to a direction forward on this lifestyle.

All about the process of habit, not the result. Because the result usually isn't fulfilling without the experiences that came along with it (well duh, I know right?! (-; I'm sure many of us have made a goal, felt gratified about it when we got to it for a few moments, and came back to feeling the same way, and forgot all about the work that was put into it when we've already set the next one. Hope this somewhat helped you.

Comment by ednshell on June 26, 2014 at 4:13am

I think you are right about Freelee's weight loss, it was definitely over a year.  She is a great example to follow! :)

Comment by Mangolicious on June 26, 2014 at 3:07am
Whitney-I go to sleep around 10 pm and wake up around 7, typically. I definitely feel like I'm doing well in the sleep department.

Ednshell- good point about the water weight in the beginning that could definitely be it. I guess I'm just getting frustrated mostly because I hear so many stories of immediate weightless etc. Do you have any idea when Freelee started to lose weight? I know it's not what's most important but it definitely helps me to stay motivated! I thought maybe I heard around 1.5 years before so I guess it really is just time and patience. Thanks :)
Comment by Whitney Chao on June 26, 2014 at 2:11am
What time do you go to sleep at wake up?
Comment by ednshell on June 25, 2014 at 1:18pm

are you peeing 10 times daily?

are you sleeping as much as you desire?

stress levels?

when you went raw for 3 months with no salt you should have lost a significant amount of water weight so it could be that you did lose water weight while gaining other weight while on raw but because it balanced out on the scale it appeared that there was no change. ???


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