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Is it possible to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Is it possible to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Yes: Raw food diet is very effective in treating hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol and reducing your risk for many cancers. As long as you avoid processed starch and sugar which is not a part of raw food diet and eat plenty of proteins from plants you should be able to reach a low weight and significantly improve your health. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Please tell me how long it takes for to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Wrong Direction: Loss of weight has nothing to do with raw or cooked foods. It is only a matter of the amount of calories you intake in a day. Cooking food was started to disinfect the food even though some vitamins and minerals may suffer degradation. ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more

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Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight on a raw food diet?

How can I loose weight on a raw food diet?

Just by eating: a raw diet composed mainly of veggies with some fruits and protein sources - there is a good chance of shedding weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a raw food diet and can't loose weight! please help!?

Can you tell me if on a raw food diet and can't loose weight! please help!?

Diet and wt loss: Avoid starch; eat only egg white and fish for protein; avoid bread, nuts, pasta, pizza; eat apple, pear, apricot, peach, asparagus, broccoli, oatmeal; walk twice daily; for breakfast, eat only egg white and oatmeal; and exercise in morning; ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Depends: Depends what you eat. Nuts are high in calories and if you eat plenty of them you may not lose weight. But raw foodists, along with vegans, need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found naturally in animal products. ...Read more

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Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Alternate: Some raw materials are not well absorbed in the gut -- so you may want to alternate with cooked food, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products if you want to gain weight -- and make sure that your doctor supervise your diet. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight with eating the right foods?

What are things i can do to lose weight with eating the right foods?

Fruits and vegetable: Vegetables are very low in calories, and if you eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day ( included at each meal) you should be able to be eating the right foods and lose weight. Dont fry the vegetables, try to steam them or eat them raw ( carrots, celery) they are more filling that way and have more nutrients. Eat meat and chicken and fish as 3 ounce portions, eat whole grains and legume. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more