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How can people lose weight by eating so much fruit don't cslories matters or does fruits don't get people fat?

Hi Jairo,

How can people lose weight by eating so much fruit don't calories matters or does fruits don't get people fat?

Eating too much of anything will cause weight gain. If you take in more calories than you expend then the excess calories will be stored in the body as fat.

Most people on a raw food diet will eat the same amount of calories or less than they did on the standard cooked food diet. Fruit is much lighter and is also a cleanser so it cleans out the body so it is more efficient with the calories it gets.

It is however possible to overeat on any diet, itís just that a raw food diet contains so much fiber itís hard to overeat.  

Take a look at this webpage to get a better understanding of the raw diet and also see some of the typical raw recipes.

Be Well and Wonderful, Hugh

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Hugh Cruickshank


I can answer most questions pertaining to a raw vegan diet.


Hugh has been studying health and fitness for more than 35 years, and professionally sharing his knowledge with others since 1994. Heís presented throughout the Western US, as well as Canada and Australia. Hugh does health coaching and spreads the message of a better life through his raw foods website Heís been a vegan since 1992, the last 10 years following a 100% raw food diet.

Graduate of the Academy for Coach Training, College nutrition, and Science of Raw Food Nutrition Levels I & II and Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification.

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One success story. I've been meaning to let you know how helpful you've been in directing me on the right path in nutrition. Since attending your seminar and following your advice, I have lost almost thirty pounds and recovered a great deal of the energy I thought I had lost due to "old age." I found eliminating hurtful substances from my diet was much easier than I thought--fresh fruits and green vegetables provide me with good digestion and regularity--as well as delicious-tasting meals. I've mentioned you to friends and hope they are wise enough to take advantage of your expertise. Best regards, Tom, (senior citizen) Novato, CA

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