I've never really done much of a "before and after" thing before (I wanted to but have thrown out all of my old pre-raw photos as I disliked them so much!!), but I thought it high time I did what I could to show my own raw transformation in pictures as best as I can.
The good news is I have found these rather "lovely" blasts from the past, the not-so-good news is that I was eating mostly/all raw food on ALL FOUR of the photos and not just the right-hand-side ones!!!
As per my last post, the message in this madness is to show that you can do raw food "wrong" OR, at least, you can hold excess weight even when you eat the good stuff.
For me it was a combination of eating too much sugary fruit, too much fat (lots of nuts and seeds), very little green stuff, eating for the taste and NOT hunger AND I also had issues around losing weight, which is why I now specialise in helping women with body issues.
All these things combined made for "wobbly raw girl" : ) In fact I was once asked (not very politely!) if I was lying when I said I ate all raw food as she was so surprised by my rotundness!!!
Today, I am pleased to say, after keeping faith in raw and my body's ability to find its natural shape and size given time and TLC, I am the smallest dress size I have ever been in my adult life - and yet ironically I don't WEIGH the least! In fact I weigh about 10lbs MORE than I did when I first got into raw foods c. 1993/1994 and then I was a dress size 9 (UK). Today I am a size 6-8 depending on what I wear (for US readers that's size 2-4), and yet am somewhere around 9 stone (126 lbs)... I'm probably a bit less but don't like scales!
I found out through experience that you can hold more muscle and tone in a slightly heavier body, as it's all about how clean you are inside. So, in those earlier days I may have weighed less (114lbs) BUT I was actually bigger in volume! And that volume was, I found out in time, largely down to water/salt retention - I was all plumped up!
And one day in Seattle it all came flooding out - and how! ... but that's for another time!
Raw transformations... go figure ; )