Okay okay...let me get started. I have been with this raw lifestyle for almot 7 years now. I have been on and off the fruity pineapple wago three different times and EVERYTIME i come back to it because when on it, I have NEVER EVER felt better in my life. Rawfruitygoddess said soemthing that I wanna piggyback off of..."Why the phobia?"... Our society does a great job at instilling in us "less is better" when it comes to food and "more is better" when it comes to material possession.
Until we realize (as I finally have now) that when it comes to fruit we HAVE TO EAT AS MUCH AS WE CAN...most won't succeed on this lifestyle. How do I know??? Because when I was feeling my best and effortlessly weighing 110 pounds (I am 5'0"), I was consuming about 25 bananas a day along with tons of mangos and a huge salad everynite.
If this post does nothing other than encourage you to watch Freelee's youtube videos and eat eat eat eat eat fruit, drink drink drink drink water, sleep sleep sleep sleep when you can and cut the excuses, I'll have succeeded in posting this.
Weight loss canNOT be what you focus on or it won't happen for you. You HAVE to keep your eyes set on health. I've been back on the pineapple wagon for a little bit now and I have gained 5 pounds. I know that my body is shifting and settling and the second I start to workout again, it will be all good. For ONE day I had vegan gluten free snacks at my daughte'rs bday party and I was sick for 4 days...massive sinus pressure, immediate cold symptoms, etc. yuck. I went straight to the bananas and haven't turned back.
Fight for your right to be healthy. The weight will fall off as it did for me years ago. I want to lose 20 pounds eventally (well 25 now) and I put my scale away. I got out my favorite pair of jean shorts and when I can pull them up, I"ll have succeeded.
I love the gym, but traded my membership for the next month and will be biking the small hill near my house (on a beachcruiser no less:), running with my daughter and nephew, doing yoga, and walking in my development. I have replaced the FEAR of gaining while eating 25 bananas, with the bliss and simplicity of having ripe fruit ready to be eaten.
So, if you are struggling with the thought of calories and how much you are consuming ...STOP. Drink a tall glass of water and come back to 30bad and look at the people who have longterm been living this lifestyle. Want what they got? Do what they did! I am...join me.
Stop complaining, start aiming...for health!