To gain weight
Q what raw foods does one eat to gain weight ?
A Typically you’re looking to add more calories if you're trying to add weight. Calorically dense foods like dates, bananas, figs, and raisins can be added to smoothies, recipes, or eaten out of hand. We’re just now coming into persimmon season which are fairly high in calories as well.
If you are on a low fruit diet then you are probably already eating a fair amount of fat so adding some sprouted grains or legumes may be the answer for you.
Because most of us come to the raw food diet after eating extremely calorically dense meals most of our life it can be a challenge to eat enough of the typical raw foods which are not calorically dense at all.
It may take a little while to figure out, but soon you’ll know just what you need in the way of daily calories to either keep your present weight or add a few pounds.
And remember exercise is important as well, it stimulates metabolism and improves digestion. Just remember you’ll need to eat additional calories to adjust for the level of your activity.
Please remember that it’s not uncommon for one to lose weight when first starting on the raw diet, and then naturally putting some back on over the months. I think it's also important to note that the average American man today weighs about 25 pounds more than he did in the 1960's, which can make a person feel like they are too skinny or underweight, when actually they are in a healthy condition.