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I think I've gained 20 pounds. But I'm too scared to weight myself. I don't even look at my body in the mirror anymore. Shameful, I know. But I'm so embarrassed. I would never quit this lifestyle, it's taken me a super long time to get into it and learn from mistakes.

Hopefully I can start to loose weight soon.

My mom told me I eat too many calories and I'm rushing into it too fast. But I know that if I don't I will end up cheating or guilting myself into not eating later in the day, which might result in bingeing. All of which I'm too ashamed to admit to my mom.

She has been transitioning to this lifestyle as well, but she under eats by a lot and is loosing weight which is what I want to do. 

It makes me sad and embarrassed. 

I don't want to gain a bunch of weight and look like a fool to people who think I am dumb for doing this diet in the first place. (Even though they are idiots)

Unfortunately I live with a lot of people ( my older brothers and my cousin live here) and my mom has an in home business so there's always people visiting daily. 

I'm more of an introvert and I wish I had more space to try out this lifestyle and get completely settled and be able to lose weight.

I know this kind of shallow but I'm just being honest.

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Comment by Broccoli Babe on April 13, 2012 at 12:14pm

Thank you Daniel!

You are really nice to write so many encouraging things. Some of it really made me laugh, and it's all true. 

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 13, 2012 at 11:25am

Don't be -_- , be ^_^ !

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 13, 2012 at 9:49am

Life is just like cycling. In order to maintain your equilibrium you gotta keep moving.

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 13, 2012 at 9:08am

Kati E, don't stay put! move! 

You can eat as much as you wish, this won't make you fat. You just have to practice physical activity so you can burn those calories!

Run, jump, swim, dive, cycle, play sport, do some work-out, agricultural work (if possible)... Find out what you like, there surely is something!

Always remember to breath in deeply. This is a great way to burn calories no matter in which situation you are.

Kati, you are such a wonderfully beautiful girl. There are no words that can faithfully describe your beauty. Don't have such a negative look on yourself. Be positive! I'm absolutely sure you can achieve everything you want to achieve!

It is very important to avoid falling on the anorexic mentality trap. Don't start restricting calories in order to get thinner. Eat your fruit. 

I'm sorry I have written this so hastily. I'm quite in a hurry right now...

I promise I'll try to give a calmer reply later on...

I wish all of your dreams come true! Blissfulness and joy beyond imagination and fruits that are so delicious no words can describe await you in the road ahead! Good luck on your journey! Always remember that I am at your side. You can always count on me and I promise not to fail with you.

Love, Daniel <3

Comment by Broccoli Babe on April 13, 2012 at 8:48am


Yeah, people think they know everything. How can fruit not be healthy? It's the healthiest thing in the world. The main thing I hear from people is how great their skin looks on this diet which is something I'm looking forward too as well. I've had these small bumps on m arms since I was 8. They are very common but I know I can get rid of them.So yes we just need to continue.

Ive been making tons of mistakes in this diet since January. So I don't even consider myself as being on this diet since then because the mistakes were so bad. At first I would only eat like 2 bananas and an apple and by dinner I would eat cooked food of course. So maybe I would say Ive been on this diet for 2 months.

I think I do best when I eat more calories, the bulk of them, early in the day. Then my body stops being hungry by the evening. I eat a salad and then I have hours to digest before bed time. When I do things this way I feel lighter the next day. 

Comment by Tiasha Slana on April 12, 2012 at 7:52pm

I have a very similar problem. I follow 80/10/10 diet for 3 months now but haven't lost a pound to date. I also haven't noticed any increase in energy nor mental clarity or anything like that. No changes at all except that my sweat does not smell anymore (or very rarely) and my digestion and elimination are great.
It is difficult for me too, because I have people around me who are very, very sceptical about this lifestyle (boyfriend's family)...and they keep teling me (and my boyfriend who eats cooked vegan) I am going to die because of eating this way (I don't blame them, they are very conservative). I also stopped taking birth control pills in August 2011, and in October 2011 my acne started to appear. I know I can't do nothing about, that I just have to wait...but everyone else think I got them because of eating this way. I think that everyone else is bothered by them more than I am.

How long are you eating this way Kati? I think we just have to let time sort it all out. In the mean time let's do your best to eat enough calories (that is a problem for me too), drink enough water, avoid overt fats and exercise a lot.
I wish you the best! Don't give up. :)

Comment by Broccoli Babe on April 12, 2012 at 5:47pm

 It's kind of difficult for me to get the right amount of calories without dates and smoothies because I guess I get tired of chewing sometimes. But that's interesting that you guys think of dates as junk food. Maybe I should try to cut down.

I usually I get a lot of greens. I should have mentioned my cucumber salad was more that just cucumbers. It had kale, spinach, arugula, tomatoes and cilantro.

I don't have a doctor/ psychologist to talk to any of that stuff about. Idk if you were really recommending that. I think doctors just give you pills to turn off your brain and shut you up.

Comment by simple blue on April 12, 2012 at 10:20am

A weight of 110 was underweight for your height so it's likely that when you started eating again you experienced a rebound effect caused from caloric restriction.

As well, I would not recommend dates for weight loss. They are far too condensed and lack in fibre and nutrients compared to other fruits. It's likely they aren't even raw as most dates aren't sold raw and they are extremely difficult to get in most areas of the world without mail ordering. It seems like you get the majority of your calories from them. It also looks like you didn't get enough calories from fat and protein that day. Also, where are the vegetables? It seems you're just eating the sweets and are not actually doing 811 as it's intended.

This diet of yours is severely lacking in so many ways and if what you've eaten today is any representation of what you eat on a daily basis you are not going to thrive, you'll be diving. I suspect there are other areas you're not addressing as well.

My suggestions:

1. Cut the dates out entirely. They are junk food (IMO).

2. Add at least 1-2lbs of vegetables per day to your eating program.

3. Tell your doctor about your eating disorder and get help for you body dismorphia.

4. Read and follow the book 80/10/10.

Comment by Broccoli Babe on April 11, 2012 at 1:14pm


Everything you said is true. Even if I lessened my calories that would just be a setback for what definitely needs to happen. One day I'll be able to let go =)

Comment by Broccoli Babe on April 11, 2012 at 12:43pm


Perhaps more exercise will help me to eat more as well, and also hopefully lose weight.

There are a lot of tiny people on this lifestyle and my hold back could just be because I eat cooked from time to time. =) I guess I'll try to be tougher and eat more.


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