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Posted April 7th, 2013 - 5:43 am by from Shiraz, Iran (Permalink)
hello dear friends.i have been a raw foodist for around 10 months.i have lost weight 14 kg and my musles have been sag.my face wrinkles have become deep and alot.my hair is falling very much.in addittion the diet is very boring.i want to adjust my diet but i dont know how?please give me your experiences and show me the right way?
best regards,

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 9:09 am by from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (Permalink)
be vegan :)

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 9:25 am by from Shiraz, Iran (Permalink)
thanks alot for your reply.i wanted to ask you if you are a vegan?if so,please tell me,if it is possible ,dont you have my mentioned problems and how long are you?
best regards,

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 9:41 am by from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (Permalink)
yieah, im vegan for a couple of years now and I dont have any physical problems (beside of getting old). I travel by HH so I walk a lot, but I didnt experience any health problems or lack of energy so far. Only once I collapse on a turkish highway and wake up in emergency but according to the blood test im really in good shape (iron levels, calcium, etc).
i never quite get the ethical point of raw food anyway.
Un abrazo

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 9:57 am by from Shiraz, Iran (Permalink)
thanks so much for your reply.god bless you.

Posted April 7th, 2013 - 11:22 pm from Coquitlam, Canada
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Posted April 8th, 2013 - 12:23 am by from Portland, United States (Permalink)
Hi Ali,

What is your diet like now?

I have not tried a 100% raw diet, but my understanding is that people tend to either be nut focused or fruit focused (some fruit with the nut focus, but low fat so not much nuts with the fruit focus). I've been up to about 50% raw with a fruit focus and complement it with cooked grains and potatoes, vegetables, and usually some form of soy (at least soy sauce). I almost never add oil to my food or eat high fat foods other than soy. I know someone who ate 100% raw fruit and vegetables for a few months and felt great but then was done with it and went back to mostly cooked food. I've met several people who have stayed at 70% raw for years. Some of them would soak grains and seeds with various seasonings and would shred a lot of food to more easily combine things. I think the main trick with any raw diet is to make sure to get enough calories.

A quick search for nutritional causes of hair loss suggests that protein and iron deficiency are the usual causes. Protein deficiency is usually due to insufficient calories or sometimes to added oil (or potentially sugar) that upset the balance usually present in whole foods. Low iron would usually be due to insufficient leafy veggies.

Some people (vegan or not) find that Vitamin B12 and B6 supplementation helps with overall energy level and sometimes other health issues. In the US, it seems that a majority of the B12 supplements are not vegan. Also, commercial B12 is usually produced via GMO bacteria (I don't know about B6), which are theoretically not present at all in the final product but I would guess that some are anyway. I don't know if the B12/B6 supplements are raw (and it might depend on your definition of raw). Sublingual (under the tongue) forms are easier to absorb for many people. The actually necessary amount of B12 is very low, although dirt is the only known natural source in a 100% vegan diet, which most of us don't really eat :/. This is not likely to be related to your current issue, but could be something to think about long term.

Hope this helps,

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 10:30 am by from Johannesburg, South Africa (Permalink)
Hey Ali.

I went through the same thing.

I'm still raw and healthy and got lots of healthy bulk back now though:)

Get a copy of the 811 diet by Douglas Graham.

The trick is to eat a mountain of fruit. I know 30 bananas a day sounds insane but it feels pretty good.

Also raw foodists often don't have much fat so it's important to exercise so that you don't look like a ghost. It's easy with all the energy you get from a fruit based diet.

+Exercise lowers GI response for 24ish hours so it's important to exercise a bit every day to make eating so much fruit a healthy option. This gets quite addictive:) It's definitely a good thing.

I'd recommend checking out http://cronometer.com/ too to make sure you're getting what you need.

Going raw is a major learning experience. You have to think about everything to start and put a lot of time into reading about it.

Shout if you have any questions + you should definitely get that book to start, it's pretty much the raw bible.

He's got some really good audio books floating around too.

Good luck!


Posted April 8th, 2013 - 10:41 am by from Trino, Italy (Permalink)
Hello ali Rashidi,
I agree with SCOCASSO and Maya O.

I am vegan and I want to move on a vegan-raw diet. I've done two weeks fully raw last months and it was fantastic. You have to be informed, do exercises, have fresh air and sunshine.

You can find other very great content here, I will mention them with their YT channel :)
1. Fully Raw Kristina http://www.youtube.com/user/FullyRawKristina

2. Megan Elizabeth http://www.youtube.com/user/EasyToBeRaw

3. Chris Kendall http://www.youtube.com/user/ck1nsh

4. Josh Fossgreen http://www.youtube.com/user/RawFoodFreedom

Also Karen Knowler is great: http://therawfoodcoach.com/
she offer also free ebook with recipes (also the other if you check their own website)

Most of them offer also coaching, think about book a session with one of these expert!

Enjoy you life and have fun :)

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 1:36 pm by from Albufeira, Portugal (Permalink)

Posted April 8th, 2013 - 6:14 pm by from Shiraz, Iran (Permalink)
hello.thanks for your help.
best regards,

Posted May 3rd, 2013 - 11:55 am from Hanworth, England
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Posted April 15th, 2013 - 6:25 pm from Valencia, Spain
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Posted April 16th, 2013 - 2:34 am by from Shiraz, Iran (Permalink)
hello fulltimer.thanks for your help.

Posted May 2nd, 2013 - 6:27 pm by from St. Columb, England (Permalink)
Hi Stefania

Thanks for your links, it was good to discover Megan Elizabeth.


Posted May 2nd, 2013 - 8:26 pm by from Trino, Italy (Permalink)
You're welcome she's great. Are you trying raw-food?

I am a beginner definitely vegan but not yet that much raw that I wanted to ;)