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My aim since 28/12/11 was to go 100% low fat raw vegan for 3mths... I haven't been perfect, probably more like 90-95%... I've been aiming for 2500-3000cals per day, I haven't been perfect there either, in fact I've only been averaging 2600ish cals... I've had 1 day out of 5 where I was 100% LFRV...


My symptoms have not been bad, although my diet has been pretty healthy for a long time now, a little nausea mostly and tiredness over the last few days, it's been pretty hot here in Melbourne, Aust for the last few days as well so that could account for some of it too.

Anyway, I jumped on the scales this morning and have lost 2.3kg's, which I know is water etc, and although I wasn't bad over Xmas I still have a few Vegan treats and more foods that would have bloated me up.
Still, this has proven to me that this can work, I would not usually be able to lose even water unless I was on 1200-1400cal a day.

The only movement I have done (since it is my holidays and normally I exercise about 10hrs a week for my job), is gardening, a bush walk (the looking at scenery kind), and I did 20 min of treadmill interval training yesterday)

I had read the testimonials and the research and it all made sense to me but in my gut I just couldn't believe I could lose weight without calorie restricting... I soooo hoped it could be true for me, but in my history it had never been my truth.
To me it is like telling me I can fly, showing me the science of it, reading how other people have done it, but I'm really not going to believe it until I start practising and seeing that it is possible.

So, I am stoked this morning, I feel like I have been handed the Holy Grail...  

 

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Comment by Charisma on January 3, 2012 at 3:40pm
Hey safi, thanks for friending me. I actually love the heat, but it's nice to have some respite from it with some good old air conditioning.
Good luck with setting your intentions again, I am hoping to stay with it too. I'm really enjoying this lifestyle.
Comment by Safi on January 2, 2012 at 10:41pm

Hey there!

I am also here in this heat of Melbourne. I hope this year to be more consistent HCRV...starting again tomorrow...I seem to be on and off... for the last few years! Well done and I hope we get a cooler day tomorrow...doubt it though, they are predicting 40 degrees celsius again!

Comment by Charisma on January 2, 2012 at 1:30pm

That inital drop has also helped me not to cheat and to have faith. I also have a good 20kg's to lose so that means it will probably/hopefully drop faster.
Thanks for the support I really appreciate it.
It's funny, in dieting days 'cheating' meant chocolate, chips pizza etc. These days 'cheating' is a couple of tablespoons of my fiances basmati rice with a 1 cm cube of satay tofu on it or a few rice crackers. 
Weird how the perception changes. I should probably stop using the word cheating, this isn't a restricitve diet, it's a healthy giving lifestyle.  

Comment by Charisma on January 2, 2012 at 10:51am

Thanks, yes, I know that it is just a quick water drop and will even out, sometimes stall etc...
I'm in this for the long haul, this is to be my lifestyle.
I am definitely inspired to keep refining and getting better at it too.
I really wasn't expecting to lose any weight straight away though so this is just an awesome little bonus. 

Comment by ApeGirl April on January 2, 2012 at 9:54am
Great progress! I hope you're now inspired to reach 110% HCRV :D

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