When you’re just starting out with Raw Till 4, things can get pretty daunting as you figure out what to what to eat, when to eat, what to mix, what not to mix, etc.
You’re not alone when it comes to being confused. It happens to everyone! So, to help calm your nerves and keep you on the straight and narrow, here’s some of the most common Raw Till 4 frequently asked questions and concerns.
All These Bananas! I’m so Constipated on Raw Till 4
You really have to like bananas if you want to live the lifestyle! The good news is your body will adjust and clear that colon right up for you if you keep eating lots of bananas and other raw fruit through the day. Honest! You just have to stick to your guns and you’ll find over time you’ll begin to CRAVE bananas.
I Like Raw Potatoes. Can I Eat them on Raw Till 4?
It’s best if you don’t eat potatoes raw. They contain Solanine, which is a glycoalkaloid poison. It’s not going to kill you, but it’s just better not to eat it. Also, raw potato don’t do much for your digestion. If you want you could substitute a raw potato for a raw sweet potato. They are delicious and nutritious.
Will Raw Till 4 Effect My Mood?
Yes! Eating a ton of fruit throughout the day, along with no chemicals, no caffeine and no processed sugars will make you very happy. Most people report that their mood increases greatly, as well as improved brain function / clarity of thought. Of course, you may experience some ups and downs too, given that your body is going through a big change and detox. You may see some skin issues from the detox.
How Many Calories on the Raw Till 4 Diet?
Please read our Raw Till 4 calorie count page.
I Am So Bloated Eating Raw Till 4, What Can I do?
Make sure you are drinking A LOT of water throughout the day. And make sure you get some exercise in, even if just a brisk walk for 30 minutes. That should get you feeling better in no time.
How Can I Get Enough Protein On Raw Till 4 Diet?
You only need to get 10% of your total daily calories in the form of protein. All plants, fruits, vegetables have protein. Some have quite a bit, % wise. For example, my favorite green, Spinach, has 2.6 grams of protein in 3 cups of spinach. I add that to a smoothie and you don’t even know you’re eating your veggies!
A lot of people love watermelon and eat a whole one as a meal. Guess what, 28 grams of protein in one medium sized watermelon. We tend to eat a lot of bananas, and each medium banana contains 1.3 grams of protein.
So don’t stress about not eating enough protein. You will have no trouble getting the correct amount on a daily basis.
I Thought High Carb Diets Like Raw Till 4 Cause Weight Gain?
It sure can! But it is only temporary. Your body will become used to the extra calories and adjust it’s metabolism to process this new caloric intake. As Jon Fergus stated so well, “short term weight gain on this lifestyle is basically a healing process and a collection of bodily adjustments”
I don’t like XYZ. What can I substitute for XYZ on the Raw Till 4 Diet?
You have to suck it up buttercup. This lifestyle isn’t for picky eaters. But you can check our substitution page for some ideas.