Body Sculpting On A Raw Food Diet

Beyond fat loss and fat gain, are you happy with the figure that looks back at you from the mirror?

Is it scrawny or gangly? Would you rather that it had the strength to lift heavier things and propel you through the world?

In episode 14 of the Raw Food Health Podcast I help Marina Grubic get a handle on her recent body fat and muscle mass reading, and suggest ways that she can sculpt her body to get the figure that she wants.

I also talk about the limitations of body sculpting, and just how effective you can be in changing how you look.

Other Topics:

1) Andrew’s raw thanksgiving.

Show Notes:

1) Avoiding cramps, gas, and stomach aches when mixing fruits and vegetables.
2) Andrew’s squat stretch 30-day trial.



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5 Responses to “Body Sculpting On A Raw Food Diet”

  1. Marina says:

    Thank you Andrew! Reall nice. I appreciate!

  2. Mindy says:

    Hi Andrew

    Regarding persimmons, just to be clear to you and your readers, there are 2 kinds of persimmons eaten in the USA (maybe there are others, but that is what I know). There is the Fuyu variety which can be eaten when it is hard like an apple, but does taste yummier when it gets soft and mushy. The other variety, Hachiya, you absolutely MUST let it get so soft that you are ready to throw it out. If you don’t believe it, then try it for yourself – it is very astringent and will dry out your mouth. Even if you can press it in, like you do with an avocado, it is still not ready and when you start eating it, it’ll be sweet and delicious. As you continue to eat it and get close to the stem, it will dry out your month and negate completely the carmelized gooey sweetness you just experienced. It can take months till it gets extremely soft, but have patience, it is worth the wait – by then persimmons may not be available anymore, but you will have some to feast on.

    Chef Mindy :-)

  3. Francisco says:

    Hey, Andrew! I was wondering if you know anything about the difference between intermittent exercise and continuous exercise on muscle. It is easy to find articles that cover the subject when it comes to fat loss and other issues, but I haven’t found anything converning muscle gain.
    Just to make even clearer, I’ll give an example: one guy does 8 series of 10 push-up’s, with a pause of 1 minute between each series, everyday. Another guy – in exactly the same bodily conditions of the first one – does 8 series of 10 push-up’s with a random pause between each series (like 1 – 2 hours). Wich one would get more muscle?
    Do you have any tip about it?

    • There are two increases you get by lifting weights or doing body weight exercises – overall muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

      The fewer reps you do at higher weights will lead to strength gain.

      The more reps you do at lower weights will lead to muscular endurance gain.

      In the pushup case, you may be strong enough that pushups won’t increase your strength, so you can only increase your muscular endurance by uping reps.

      However, if you switch to handstand pushups, or pushups with your feet on a wall, you can start making strength gains again.

      The only benefits of putting a longer rest between sets would be recovery.

      So if the guy taking the 1-minute rests between sets was too tired to perform at his maximum, expanding to 3 minute rests might be beneficial because he could lift higher weights or more bodyweight again.

      It’s unlikely that 2 hour rests between sets would be more beneficial than a half hour, so long as you were rested enough to perform at your max.

      They key is getting yourself to the point where you can perform at your max. Otherwise you’re working some degree of muscular endurance rather than muscular gain.

      • Francisco says:

        Thank you for the answer. But note that both guys are lifting the same weight the same amount of times; the crucial difference is between the resting time. What I wanted to know was if doing intermittent exercise is less beneficial to muscular gain than continuous because the muscle doesn’t get as “tired” (and I’ve read that when the muscle gets exhausted it develops faster) as in a continuous workout.

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