Hello fruit bats!
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!