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Flat Stomach with Raw Foods

Dear Tonya, I am 52 years old and have been 80-90% raw for 7 years. It is still a struggle. Recently, I have gained 10 lbs. and am having problems with my feet. This past weekend I did a 3 day fast and reread parts of Quantum Eating and Your Right To Be Beautiful. I decided that I needed to get back to the inspiration I had found previously in your books. I felt great all weekend including during my two Bikram Yoga classes.

In fact, I found more range of motion in many of the poses. I was so happy! It's been a while since I've felt progress in yoga. On Monday morning, I weighed myself and to my surprise, I had lost 8 lbs! My pudgy stomach was gone, my face was thinner and my foot did not hurt. I realized the problem was SALT. Since Monday I have been back to 100% raw and the stomach is still flat, foot pain is less, and my partner keeps telling me how great I look.

We decided to do a 3 day fast the first weekend of each month and one day a week. I'm hoping to avoid foot surgery and keep the weight off. I just wanted to thank you for all you do. I had forgotten how much I learned from you and how inspiring your books are.

Best, -J. D. (November, 2010)