Cannot stop losing weight
I'm a 22 year old boy who has been mostly raw for about 4 years. I've always been thin but slowly I've been losing weight. About 10 pounds a year. I'm 5'8" and ~106lbs, <2% body fat. I am constantly eating. 3-4 green smoothies a day, juice in the morning followed by Ezekiel toast with raw honey. Lately in an effort to gain weight I've been putting cultures grass fed butter on as well. I'm eating sprouted nuts and seeds throughout the day along with all kinds of berries. Dinner, as of late, has been less raw. Sprouted brown rice cooked in butter with olive oil seaweed vegetables and a ton of nutritional yeast is a new favorite. I make sure to eat greens with every meal. Usually I start and finish my dinner with salad. In an effort to add fat, along with butter I've introduced raw cheese and rarely raw milk. The cheese and butter seem to be find but if I overdue the milk I get a little congested so milk maybe once a month. Since the summer started I've been making sprouted almond and cashew milk ice cream with chocolate spirulina maca and tocotrienols. I eat this almost daily. I've been weight training as of late, pre work out sun warrior protein shake followed by another and a green smoothie post work out. I include avocados occasionally buy always hempseed and coconut oil. Any thoughts on why Im unable to gain? Anything I'm missing or doing wrong? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
here's a regular day
15 servings of fruit (1500 calories)
5 servings of veggies (300 maybe)
green veggie juice- 10 servings at least- (300 maybe)
and some dried fruit sometimes (even more) so total is over 2000!
I am 5'8" 125lbs. Most women maintaining this weight starve themselves on 1500 calories.
Count how many calories you are consuming each day and how many you are burning as well, and make sure there isn't a deficit. The weight training may be consuming a huge amount of your energy/fat stores.
Like Pame'laVik'toria, in my experience, eating vegetarian/vegan means you need to have a much larger difference between calories in versus calories out than a standard omnivore would.
This is slightly off topic, but that ice cream sounds delicious.