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I personally started a raw food diet about 1.5 years ago but due to children have strayed a bit.
I was 5'10" 175 lbs. triathlete, ex-wrestler, marathoner etc..
I was doing cross-fit and very competitive and would always come in at 1st through 3rd place among everyone. My wife is Japanese and we eat compared to the average American VERY HEALTHY! Tons of vegetables in every meal, no milk, no butter, etc...
Anyways, my trading mentor is big on intestines and raw food so I switched to a Raw food diet. For the first week I felt great! The 2nd week I felt weak when doing my workouts. The 3rd week I had recovered. By about 6 weeks, I was beating everyone in cross-fit by at least 5-10 minutes! This is in a 30-50 minute workout where previously I would be coming in barely in front of the pack!
My weight had dropped from about 168 the 2nd week to 152 the 6th week! Every muscle in my body was popping out and I had not weighed that much since I was wrestling in High School. (I am guessing my body fat % was in the range of 5%)
The reason we stopped was my wife was breastfeeding and it was too challenging to maintain such a strict diet. I had more energy, thought better, was less pessimistic and tired etc...
Also, the most amazing thing was that I would finish my workouts not even winded while beating everyone by so much. People thought I had shortened the workout (cheated) and or was taking drugs!
If you have weight issues:
1. Get a colonic. Elvis Presley's colon was 43 lbs. when he died!
2. Eat Raw food diet.
3. Take Fiber w/ guargum and clean out your upper intestines! There is probably 10 lbs. of a rubber o-ring attached to your intestines which keeps you from getting ANY nutrients from your food. Hence the reason you are still hungry after eating all the shite food they serve up to Americans.
Do yourself and go back to your high school photo books and notice how skinny everyone was. It is because we were not eating Genetically Modified Substances that not only grow our food, but grow us at the same time.
Contestants on the biggest loser have lost more than most folks weigh.
Can you imagine if they found an intact caveman frozen in a glacier and they were able to thaw him out and bring him back to life and you tell him you are on a raw diet and he says.. "In my day we invented fire so we wouldn't have to do that... what happened?"
Eating healthy and exercising has it's limits . When I was in the ICU recovering from a heart attack, the guy in the bed next to me was a Vegan Yoga instructor who was recovering from a heart attack. He was really bummed.
I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.
My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
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