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An on-line only support and guidance program offering fast weight loss using a raw food diet

Have 60+ lbs to Lose?
Join Our Obese Side of Camp. 

Have less than 60 lbs to lose? 
Join our Over Weight Side of Camp.

Welcome to Raw Food Boot Camp. This on-line only program is designed for the morbidly obese to achieve fast weight loss through a raw food diet. I’m Carlene, your obesity weight loss coach. I too, used a raw food diet for fast weight loss to beat my obesity. To be part of our Full Membership Raw Food Boot Camp or our Group Only obese only program you must have a BMI of 33 or more. Click here to go to our BMI calculator. Those with a BMI under 33, are welcome to join our new, and growing, Over Weight side of camp. You’ll use the same payment buttons, you’ll do orientation together, but come the weekend after orientation, you will be moved to your respective sides of camp.

If you are tired of that fat suit and want out. We are the men and women to do it with! Our raw food diet is the path to your fast weight loss, but our program is the pathway to ridding yourself of your fat suit, once and for all.

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Raw Food Boot Camp

Raw Food Boot Camp is unique in the raw food diet world,the fast weight loss world, and the dieting world in general. Why? While we are called Raw food Boot Camp, we only offer one 100% raw food diet, our other three diets utilize cooked veggies and/or other whole foods along with our raw food diet. And, while some have wanted her to take up the banner, Carlene, your weight loss coach, is not a raw food guru or even a purist. She is not a professional medical, nutritional, or mental health specialist. She is a woman who found her way out of her fat suit through raw food in 2005 and now helps others do the same. Obesity, not the raw food diet, is her passion.

A raw food diet is a tool, nothing more. It gives us fast, healthy weight loss, emphasis on healthy. Very few who go through Raw Food Boot Camp remain on a 100% raw food diet through maintenance. We go for a healthy sustainable maintenance diet. Raw or not. And, while we offer fast weight loss, as quick as 100 lbs in six months for those doing our Rawk Starz! program, we eat our way to health.

No drugs, no fasting, no living on protein shakes or juices.

If you don’t follow our healthy guidelines, for one, you won’t lose the weight as fast, and two, you will be asked to leave camp. Health is our number one priority. Fast weight loss is a perk to getting healthy!

Most diet programs want everyone to sign up and join. We don’t. Our before and afters are impressive, and unfortunately, they bring impulse buyers. We are not a quick fix program, we are about changing and that takes time, lots of time and effort. This is not easy. Those looking for a quick fix are best served elsewhere. Only those who understand our program and are ready to shed the fat suit are able to join. To ensure this, everyone must listen to our Introduction to Raw Food Boot Camp audios, read everything here on this site, and then take a 25 question quiz.

Don’t waste your money or time if you aren’t sure we are the right fit and you are at the right time to not just lose weight fast, but to lose it forever. If you’re still interested, you have a lot of reading and listening to do! I will say this: we’re worth it! ~ Carlene

Two Sides of RFBC
The Obese and The Over Weight

Why are the two weight groups separated? Mainly because it is hard for someone who needs to lose 200 lbs to hear someone who needs to lose 30 lament over how her size 12’s are too tight, when our obese member hasn’t seen a size 12 since she was a teen. Issues are the same, daily discussions are the same, you are treated the same, but by separating the groups you get to work with your true peers. People who understand your struggle from your point of view. This is one of the things that makes RFBC so unique. 

Notice: After Dec 15, overweight members will only be allowed to join our Group Only membership. Current members will be able to continue full membership after the 15th. This only applies to those that join after the 15th. We should open the overweight side back up to Full Membership by March. This is to ensure there is enough Full Membership spots open for those who are obese to get into camp. Sorry, I’m just one woman and there are only so many full members I can support at one time! 

Introducing our Anti-Depression Diet – Add On

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Introducing RFBC’s Anti-Depression Diet Add on

Depression and obesity go hand in hand for many. The depression causes us to not care. We feel trapped in our obesity, but we are too depressed to believe we will ever be able to rid ourselves of it. So, we get caught in a cycle of clogging our bodies with more junk, more toxins, which only make us more depressed. It’s a cycle we can’t seem to break.

Our raw food diets at RFBC are very cleansing, and for some, such as Carlene, that cleansing allows the body to function better. When the body functions better, when it gets unclogged and things start to flow and function as they should,  for some, depression clears up or at least eases up. After 6 months of RFBC style raw foods, Carlene was able to stop taking supplements to ease depression. She went from deep dark depression to having not experienced depression in the past 9 years.  She believes it was the cleaning of her liver that made the difference. Not all depression can be fixed with a cleansing raw food diet, but maybe, just maybe, yours can. However, if you’re too depressed to even try our raw food diets how will you ever get that cleansing effect. Right!

Our Anti-Depression Diet Add Ons are foods that we have discovered lift mood while allowing continual weight loss. These add on foods are foods you would eat on a regular vegetarian diet: beans, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and sunflower seeds. 

Our add-on foods will not cure your depression. They will not make your life easier. They won’t pay your bills or get you a promotion. All they will do is lift your mood. It is with that lifted mood that you can find the hope and courage needed to go after a program like Raw Food Boot Camp and use a raw food diet for fast weight loss and better health.

Carlene knows depression. She’s lived it and she has lost a dear friend to it. If obesity is keeping you depressed. If depression is keeping you obese, then why not come and try our anti-depression add on diet with our Wholy Rawkers half raw food diet, and see if it will give you that extra boost to start taking back your life. Once you feel better, then you can switch up to our Butt Kickers diet and get the fast weight loss that will help keep you balanced and healthy.

In the past year, we have done some trials with our anti-depression diet. For everyone who stuck through the 2 weeks, everyone felt a significant decrease in depression. We used the Mayo Clinic’s Depression Rate app, but it seems to have been removed from their site.  Most of the numbers on the scale dropped by half after just two weeks. Again, our diet lifts mood, it does not cure depression.

Use PsychCentral’s Screening test to rate your level of depression

How our anti-depression diet add-on works is by increasing the synthesis of consumed tryptophan into serotonin. Eaten daily, our add on foods give you 100%of the RDA for tryptophan and folate. Folate, Niacin and b6 are needed for the synthesis to happen. Tryptophan is converted from your gut right to serotonin. It has very quick results. These add on foods give you what you need to increase your serotonin levels. Hence, the mood lift. Combined with the hemp we all eat daily, this combo could be the difference between you being obese at the start of the New Year, or you already half way to your dreams of slim, health, wellness, and happy. It could also mean an easier winter and holiday season.

To do the add-on Anti-Depression diet, simply let Carlene know when you start Orientation. Because of the beans, you won’t be able to do our Rawk Starz program. Butt Kickers is an 80% raw food diet program that still offers fast weight loss.

 

Showcase of Obesity Before and Afters

This program has changed my entire life for the better. I feel 150% percent better than when I started and most of my health issues have resolved themselves. I would recommend it to anyone. Carlene is stellar as a weight loss coach.Indigo

Meet Our Rawk Starz Divas

Click on the photos below to go to a Rawk Star Diva’s Journey page. All of her before and afters are listed as well as her current weight and bmi. There is an In Her Own Words section, where she answers five question I put to her.

These women have lost over 60 lbs using our Rawk Starz diet and walking 2 hours a day. We offer other programs as well. All of these women are current members in our obese side of camp who head up our Rawk Starz Diva weekly challenge.

2015 Divas in Maintenance

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 87 lbs Gone & Goal!

Menza Raw Food Diet Avatar

 90+ lbs Gone

Michelle Fast Weight Loss with Raw Food Diet Avatar

 113 lbs Gone & Goal

Our Current Rawk Starz Divas

CJaneRuns Fast Weight Loss Avatar

  60 lbs Gone

Frees Fast Weight Loss Avatar

  90 lbs Gone

KaCastro Fast Weight Loss Avatar

65+ lbs Gone  

Pogos Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet Avatar

60 lbs Gone

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84 lbs Gone

 

Click on their photos to see their Journey Pages and all of their before and afters
I got my 75 pound chip and card today, thank you so much and thank you for the wonderful card. When I first started looking at RFBC I was such a lost soul that didn’t think I would be able to do everything you required. Now I know that I can do anything that I set my mind to. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself again! Michelle

Who We Are

We are the Obese Helping the Obese

We are a small intimate group of obese men and women who have tired of our obesity and are using a raw food diet or a whole food diet and walking as a means to lose weight fast. While fast weight loss is important to most who join, in reality, it is a means to get to where we really want to go…a life without food obsessions, without constantly thinking about our weight. A life free of obesity and all it brings. To get there, takes work. Everyday at RFBC, we work on changing our relationship to food. We work on cutting the cord between emotions and food. We work on overcoming the obstacles that we or others have placed in our way from having the happy, healthy life we deserve. There is never any psychoanalyzing. We get that history plays a role in many’s obesity. We can’t fix the past, but we can forge a new future, and that is our goal. There is so much more to obesity than just overeating. We know that, because we have all been or still are obese. Together we work on breaking bad food behaviors, ignoring fat brain lies, and giving up on excuses. We come to terms with our bodies and learn how to eat for the best health possible. Fast weight loss on our raw food diet gives us quick results to keep up motivated, but Raw Food Boot Camp is about so much more than fast weight loss or the raw food diet. We are about change. We don’t accept that we can’t do this. Instead, we see those before us who have done it and push for our own success. This is not always easy, but it is doable. For those of you who have lost hope that you will ever step away from the fat suit, trust me when I say. If you are ready, we can help you do it. But you have to be ready. You have to want this. Fast weight loss on our raw food diet with walking is the way to go. Raw Food Boot Camp will give you the support, guidance, and tools to make it happen.

How We Work

Our Programs Are Designed for Lifetime Success

Raw Food Boot Camp is an on-line program offering fast weight loss for the obese using various percentages of a raw food diet. We use the private area of this website and a forum to work together daily. Carlene is your obesity weight loss coach. She too achieved fast weight loss on a raw food diet back in 2005. A raw food diet or whole food diet with walking are our methods for fast weight loss. Every Monday through Friday there is a daily audio that is recorded the night before based on what is going on at camp. These audios are available to our paying members who subscribe to our Audio Only, Group Only, or Full Group Membership Levels. Every day, there is a group wide daily discussion based on the audio. On the weekends, we have discussion without audios, but still they are quite lively. These daily discussions are available to our Group Only and Full Group Membership Levels. Every day, each member of our Full Group Membership Level is required to log their previous day’s food and exercise in a personal log with Carlene. Carlene will help them tweak their food, address their concerns, struggles, whatever in her daily responses to their log. While fast weight loss is most members goals, we do offer slower, more steady methods for those who want to do a part raw food diet. Full Group Members have daily access to Carlene via their logs, our Personal Messaging system and emails. Each week we work on a specific theme which can be usurped by anything going on at camp that needs to be addressed. These audios are not often about the raw food diet or fast weight loss, they are about change. For example, we could be talking about how to prepare for vacations one week when a couple of members are hit with high stress situations. The next day’s audio will be sidetracked to address how to manage stress without food and our daily discussion will be based on helping the individuals get through by using the group as a sounding board and as a means for even more successful experience in how to proceed without a binge or even a taste. This method works well. We are all about the individuals in our groups and work together as a team toward everyone’s success. For the Group Only and Full Membership Level members, we have SOS boards for immediate support, a venting area where members can vent about anything instead of eating over it, and sunshine boards which let us glow in the compliments, new discoveries, new clothes, etc., which make fast weight loss so much fun. Nothing is ever stagnant at RFBC. We want everyone to succeed. While our raw food diets are proven and true, our methods of change are forever evolving as we as a community get a better understanding of what it truly takes to say goodbye to the fat suit forever.

What is Expected from You

What is Required of You if You Join Our Full Boot Camp

  • Daily Exercise
  • Daily Logging of your food and exercise in a nutritional database.
  • Daily Copying of that food and exercise to your log with Carlene.
  • Daily Participation in our Discussion Threads.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday Weigh ins.
  • Regardless of photo option, everyone sends in a scale photo every Monday morning and on the 1st of each month.

Minimum Daily Time Commitment

  • Minimum 45 minutes of exercise – 2 hours recommended for fast weight loss
  • 15 minutes to log food in nutritional database*
  • 30-60 minutes to participate at camp and do log with Carlene

*You can choose which nutritional database you want to use, but you have to be able to copy and paste the daily food list to your log with Carlene. Also, time may be more in the beginning as you get used to how to use everything.

Our Raw Food Diets

What We Eat for health and weight loss

Raw food is the base of our diets. There are 4 different versions. Unlike other raw food diet programs, ours is low in fat, sugar and sodium. We don’t do recipes, nuts or dates! Imagine that! It’s the secret to our fast weight loss. What we do eat is a lot of low glycemic index fruits, low carb veggies, greens, hemp, flax, and chia seeds. Those who eat some cooked food, eat beans, lentils, quinoa, and low fat animal protein. No dairy. No soy. No wheat. And never anything processed. We do not juice, fast, or live on protein shakes. Those who try it never get the fast weight loss they come to camp for. It is mandatory that everyone eats a minimum of 1000 calories a day. Those that continually eat less than this will forfeit their membership. It’s an odd phenomenon. Everyone expects, eat less, lose more. But our bodies know the difference between health and starvation. We eat for health and our bodies reward us with fast weight loss. 1200 calories a day on our low fat, low sugar, low sodium raw food diet is how our big lossers get their fast weight loss. We are about health, and our raw food diet offers it. We offer the following 4 plans:

Rawk Starz! for those seeking truly fast weight loss

100% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw food diet

Rawkinators – for those who want fast weight loss but need some warmth

80% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw food diet. 20% steamed veggies.

Butt Kickers – for those willing to sacrifice some of the fast weight loss for cooked meals

80% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw food diet. 20% low fat,low sodium, low sugar unprocessed whole foods. No dairy, soy or processed foods allowed.

Wholy Rawkers – for those where fast weight loss is not as important as changing their diet for health.

50% low fat, low sodium, low sugar raw food diet. 50%  low fat,low sodium, low sugar unprocessed whole foods. No dairy, soy or processed foods allowed. To learn more about our raw food diets click here.

Our Exercise

Exercise

For exercise, we walk. Many want to come to camp and get all their exercise at the gym with their fitness trainer. This doesn’t work. Fast paced cardio and weight training make you hungry, so you will want to eat more, and won’t burn the fat as well. Because we work together, it is important that we work the same program. You have to be willing to walk to join either the group only or full boot camp. Others are welcome to do our Audio only program and our On-Your-Own programs. If you can’t walk, email Carlene, oftentimes a solution can be found. Unfortunately, it can’t be a stationary bike. No one has ever lost weight with stationary bikes. Or yoga, sorry. Even bikram yogo. It has to be walking. Or… lap swimming. Continuous freestyle lap swimming. No floating, no stopping every lap. For fast weight loss, walk, snowshoe, hike. Do it for a long time at a speed where you can talk but not sing, and you will see the fat suit slip away. A treadmill on incline gives great results, but it’s pretty boring! Get some movies. On inclement days, you can do walking videos, but only as a last resort. Add a mini trampoline for best results. I know, walking isn’t sexy, but it is what works, and if you can keep from stumbling over curbs, it is a low impact, low injury exercise. Most importantly, in all the years Raw Food Boot Camp has been helping the obese lose weight fast, the only ones with fast weight loss were those that walked, a lot. It is duration and effort, not speed and miles that count.

The best thing I’ve ever done for myself was to find Carlene’s website and start Finding Your Perfect Diet followed by all of the Fat Brain Behavior courses. I admit that I have no will power but I do have determination. I was determined that I wasn’t going to be fat for the rest of my life. I was determined that I could keep up with my children. I was determined to wear regular sized clothes and I was determined to look attractive to my husband. And ladies, I’ve done it and so can you.TxGirl

Current Member’s
Before and Afters at Raw Food Boot Camp

These are the actual women you will be working with if you join our fee based membership

  • Cathy’s 25 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks B&As February 16, 2015

    Cathy’s 25 lbs Gone in 7 Weeks B&As

    Cathy sent me her photos Sunday evening anticipating her 25 lbs gone for Monday morning. She was pretty excited to join her teammates, CrystalClear and Elain on hitting this first big milestone at camp. The three of them have been supporting and encouraging each other since they started, and it’s working. 

    As part of our PoPStarz Challenge group, Cathy has been on fire. She’s excited to go after our 50 lbs in 13 week challenge and is working hard to up her game for that 40 B&A in her very near future.

    Like her buddies, Cathy’s first 25 lbs gone really shows. There’s no doubt the fat suit is melting, you can see it gone from all over her body. Check out her face though. She looks ten years younger. Wow, what a difference healthy foods and walking can make in our lives. I am so proud of her. 

    And so grateful that she volunteered to show her face. That’s not something expected from anyone other than our 100 lb challengers, but so many are offering lately. It reminds me of the team we are, and how as a group of women we understand the value of hope that we portray to all that visit our site.  So thank you Cathy for sharing your face. You may never know all the women’s whose lives it touches, but you can be sure there will be many.

    Cathys 25 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet Before and Afters

    Cathy does our Rawk Starz Diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day

     

  • Elain Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks! February 13, 2015

    Elain Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks!

    Elain is relatively new to RFBC, but she has integrated herself right in with the rest of our teams. She jumped at the idea of our PoPStarz Challenge. That means not breaking your plan or skipping a day of walking. And she’s doing fantastic.
     
    What a payback. Look at these great before and afters. 
     
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    Elain does our Rawk Starz Diet Averaging an hour a day of walking
  • Polly Hits 70 lbs Gone in 4 Months 1 Week! February 12, 2015

    Polly Hits 70 lbs Gone in 4 Months 1 Week!

    Wow! That’s all any of us can say as we watch Polly drop these pounds. We can barely keep up with her, and let me remind you, she is doing our Wholy Rawkers diet, and not our Rawk Starz Diva program. And, and, she doesn’t always get her walking in and yet, the pounds keep falling. Now, she is very tall, but still, this diet was made for her. Her body loves it, is thriving on it, and since she is doing Wholy Rawkers, when she hits her goal, which by the look of her is not going to be all that far off, she is going to slip into maintenance without much trouble at all. 

    She told me when she did these photos that there wasn’t much of a difference between them and her 60 lbs gone. She thought we should wait. Man, was she wrong. There is a big difference. From here on out, she’s going to wear tighter shirts and let you and her see the huge difference this program has made for her. 

    We are all so inspired by her progress. I think you will be too.

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    Polly does our Wholy Rawkers Diet with a minimum of 45 minutes a day.

     

     

  • Erica hits 60 lbs Gone in 3 Months 1 Week February 12, 2015

    Erica hits 60 lbs Gone in 3 Months 1 Week

    Erica hit 62 lbs gone today, and in so doing, won the 50 lb Challenge bonus challenge of 12 pounds in 4 weeks. That means she earned herself another 4 free weeks of camp. Way to go Erica!

    Erica is another Rawk Starz Diva who doesn’t waver in her determination to get this done. Some may think these women who never break plan are superwomen, but the aren’t. They are just like you, the just want this really bad and have come to the point of why not just do it all the way and get it done. 

    Erica with CJane have really led the way for our newest crop of Rawk Starz Divas. It is so good to have such solid women lead the way for others. Her effort, her honesty, and her willingness to lead here at camp has made her a huge asset to our program.

    Not to mention, her great success. The before and afters tell it all. She looks amazing. There was a huge difference in her 50 lb before and afters and these 60. The ladies at camp were saying it was more like a 30 lb drop not a 10. You decide.

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    Erica offered to show her face. She told me she is proud of what she has achieved and proud of what RFBC does. That was quite the honor. Thank you Erica.

    Erica does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day
  • CJaneRun Hits 60 lbs Gone in 3 Months February 12, 2015

    CJaneRun Hits 60 lbs Gone in 3 Months

    CJaneRun is a 50 lbs in 10 weeks winner. A 100 lb Challenger. Mentor to Kace and overall huge RFBC Success. Right now she isn’t home and can’t weigh in, but we’re all pretty sure she’s surpassed the 62 lbs gone mark this week to earn another 4 free weeks of camp. 

    It’s funny how quickly our ladies become embedded at camp. Three months, that’s it, and yet, CJane is one of our top Divas at camp who everyone looks up to. Not to mention, she’s super nice! 

    She hasn’t flinched since joining camp. Rawk solid all the way. And man does it show. Big time congrats, CJane and what a pleasure it is to have you at camp. 

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    Oh, and a shout out to CJane’s mom who signed up for our newsletter to see what her girl had gotten herself into. I’m sure you’re very proud! 

    CJaneRun does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day

     

  • Kace Wins 50 lb Challenge and does it in 8 Weeks February 12, 2015

    Kace Wins 50 lb Challenge and does it in 8 Weeks

    Woo Hoo, Kace! 50 lbs gone in 8 weeks is awesome!! 

    For winning our 50 lb Challenge. Kace received 4 free weeks of camp. A $50 off coupon for her next membership fee. And the ability to earn another free 4 weeks of camp is she loses 12 more pounds before March 9th.

    Kace is one of our newest Rawk Starz Divas. She came to follow in the footsteps of CJaneRun and go after the 100 lb challenge. Man, has she ever been the best prodigy a diva could have! Life hasn’t always been sunshine and roses for Kace, but with everything that’s gone on, she has stuck to her food and walking. Someone at camp called it laser focus, and they are right. That’s what our divas have, and it’s what gets them these great losses. 

    Not to mention, she’s absolutely beautiful and the changes her body are making are fantastic. We are all so proud of her. 

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    Her mother wrote me the other day. She is so impressed with what Kace has accomplished, that she is going to do our diet and walking too. You know you’re a success when others around you want to follow in your footsteps. CJane to Kace to Kace’s mom to who next? You??

    Kace does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day.
  • CrystalClear Hits 25 lbs Gone in 6.5 Weeks February 12, 2015

    CrystalClear Hits 25 lbs gone in 6.5 Weeks

    Crystal Clear is a returning member at RFBC. Her first time at camp, she couldn’t quite get with it. She struggled and inevitably left. This time, she has come to camp with purpose and has been a rawk in how she is approaching the diet, the exercise, and her commitment. We are all so proud of not just her success, but her determination and winning attitude at camp. She is a true pleasure to have here.

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    Crystal volunteered to show her face. You don’t have to do that. I have only asked two women at camp to do so, all the others have taken it on themselves to volunteer. Which is great for you! Seeing faces does make a world of difference in the overall effect a before and after has. So, thank you Crystal for sharing your journey.

    CrystalClear is doing our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day. She is also a part of our new PoPStarz challenge group.
  • CanDo hits 40 lbs Gone in 8.5 Weeks February 12, 2015

    CanDo hits 40 lbs Gone in 8.5 Weeks

    CanDo is part of our Diva Challenge group doing our Rawk Starz Diet and 2 hours of walking a day. Last week she was stressing a little about not making the 50 lbs challenge in 12 weeks. It turns out she has 13 weeks to do it because she started RFBC with our 13 week special, either way, the worry was for naught! With 40 lbs gone in 8 weeks and a couple of days, if she had over a hundred pounds to lose, she would have been right on task for the 100 lb challenge. There is no doubt she will make the 50. 
     
    There’s a huge difference in this set of B&As than from her 25 lbs one. Way to go, CanDo.
     
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    CanDo does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day.
  • IslandGirl’s 35 lbs Gone Before and Afters February 5, 2015

    IslandGirl’s 35 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Island Girl is from the Cayman Islands in case you were wondering. She has worked our program into her busy life running her own business where she works with touring Foodies! That doesn’t get to her though. She knows how to do our plan and not let all those temptations get to her. 

    When she sent me her photos, she didn’t think they were very good. What is wrong with her? She looks amazing. Way to go Island Girl. I can’t imagine goal is too far off!

     Island Girl's 35 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

  • KaCastro’s 70 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 28, 2015

    KaCastro’s 70 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    KaCastro is one of our original divas. The past six weeks have been tough on her. After being exposed to black mold again after the first time it almost killed her and her family, she was waylaid physically. Test results were stressful, fearful, really, but she held firm in her belief that some of it could be detox and with her doctor’s support they decided to let things play themselves out for a couple of weeks. She and her doctor made the right choice, as most of her blood work has cleared. But, she was in a weight loss stall, or rather free fall, as she was actually gaining weight from new meds. It was so frustrating for her, maddening. She worked so hard to stay on plan through all of this, and yet, she was gaining weight.

    Most would have given up.

    KaCastro did not. She believed in her diet and exercise. She believed in her dream of wanting to be free of obesity. And she held on. This past week, she has lost 6.7 lbs. I doubt she’s done with the big losses as her body catches up to all her effort. This is huge for all of us at camp. Fortitude is something most lack when it comes to dieting and losing weight. To see such strength, inspires everyone to find their own.

    I think, rightfully so, KaCastro has earned the title of RFBC’s Super Starz! Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s absolutely, beautiful!

    KaCastro's 70 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

    KaCastro does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day

     

  • Tess Hits 60 lbs Gone with Wholy Rawkers Diet January 28, 2015

    Tess Hits 60 lbs Gone with Wholy Rawkers Diet

    Tess is one of those members who help make RFBC what it is. She is not the fastest loser, but she is committed to what we do and is such a support resource at camp that to imagine camp without her would be impossible. She hit a long slow spot, but we tweaked a few things and the weight has been falling off. I think she surprised us all, including herself when all of a sudden she was at 60 lbs gone. 

    We are all so happy for her. Look at her Before and Afters, that woman with her crazy pants, wild hair, and contagious smile, is exactly the woman we all adore at camp.

    Tess, it is such a joy working with you and an honor to have you at camp.

    Tess 60 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

    Tess graciously offered to show her face. You don’t have to do that. 

    Tess does our Wholy Rawker diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day
  • RawVee’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 26, 2015

    RawVee’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    RawVee hit 40 lbs gone this past Saturday. We are all so very proud of her. Because she lives in Nigeria, it is hard for her to get some of the foods, especially hemp for the right fats and protein. We have researched what’s available and came up with udera which is a higher fat fruit and egg whites. Through all of our trial and error, RawVee kept pushing through. She is a true diva even with those egg whites. Her new photos are great. I see her face and it’s hard to believe it’s the same person.

    Way to go, RawVee! She and Jenna started together just 12 weeks ago and hit 40 lbs gone within a day or two of each other. 

    RawVee's 40 lbs gone with a raw food diet before and afters

    RawVee does a modified Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 90 minutes of walking a day

     

  • Free Hits 90 lbs Gone in 5.25 Months January 26, 2015

    Free Hits 90 lbs Gone in 5.25 Months

    Free is right on track to hit her 100 lbs gone and win the 7 month challenge come March 18th. In fact, she will probably hit it in February. She was so excited this weekend. She was so close on Friday. She wrote and told me that on Saturday she would hit the 5 months 5 days it took Michelle to hit 90 and was close. On Sunday, 5 months 6 days she hit it and was thrilled. I think this is the quickest I have ever received her before and afters. 

    That’s what we want. 90 lbs in and still on fire and excited for every pound. Free right now is doing both of our Diva groups. She is with Michelle, Jan et al in their long running Diva group, and joins in our new Diva 2 group to inspire and to stay motivated. Our new divas are loving her.

    Great job, Free. Everyone is cheering you on to hit that 100 lbs gone and win the challenge. 

    Frees 90 lbs gone fast weight loss with a raw food diet before and afters

    Free faithfully does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day, every day for 5.25 months now!
  • SunnyB’s 84 lbs Gone in 3 Months Before and Afters January 25, 2015

    SunnyB’s 84 lbs Gone in 3 Months Before and Afters

    Okay, so let me remind everyone Sunny’s amazing losses are not common. This has never gone so fast for anyone before, so don’t think you can come to camp and have this type of results. Five to Six months is more common for this type of loss. And that is with our Rawk Starz Diet and 2 hours of walking a day.

    With that said. Wow!! Now, to understand how much bigger this is than just losing weight, you have to understand she has a pulled achilles tendon and has been discouraged by not being able to keep up with her walking commitment. Then all last week, she was in Mexico on vacation and edema set in. You can see it in her feet. With all that, she never broke her food plan. She was frustrated, but she stuck with her program, with her commitment to us here at camp. And what a payoff. 

    We are all very proud of her. Actually, so far she is 100 lbs less than her  highest weight of 2014, although only 84 of it with us. Pretty nice achievement. Wouldn’t you say.

    So please be as in awe of her achievements as we are.

    SunnyB's 84 lbs gone with a fast weight loss raw food diet before and afters

    SunnyB does our Rawk Starz Diet with 45 minutes of Chair Cardio at least every day
  • Jenna’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 25, 2015

    Jenna’s 40 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Jenna is looking good. And in just 12 short weeks on the Wholy Rawkers diet. She’s not seeing a change yet, but then maybe she hasn’t seen these before and afters. She’s on Australian time! 

    Jenna has been working her plan and doing her walking. She’s got this down. It’s not always easy. Life can throw wrenches in determination on a regular basis, but she’s staying strong and realizing that this is for her, and more importantly that she is worth fighting for!

    Jennas 40lbs gone raw food diet before and afters

    Jenna does our Wholy Rawkers diet with a minimum of 45 minutes a day of walking

     

  • Petaboo Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks! January 23, 2015

    Petaboo Hits 25 lbs Gone in 5.5 Weeks!

    Petaboo hit 25 lbs gone this morning, and even better than that, she is officially in Onederland! We are so excited for her. She joined our Rawk Starz Divas just 5.5 weeks ago and has been right on task ever since. 

    While these photos show a big difference, especially in her side view. You don’t see it here, but the biggest difference was in her face. She looks like a different woman. Her skin looks so smooth, all puffy is gone. She’s got to be as pleased with these B&As as I am. Way to go Petaboo. 

    Petaboo's 25 lbs Gone with a Raw Food Diet Before and Afters

    Petaboo generously offered to show her face.  You don’t have to do that, but you have to admit seeing the changes in member’s faces makes the before and afters much more impressive. Thank’s Petaboo!

     

    Petaboo does our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of walking a day
  • Huppicke Hits 50 lbs Gone! January 23, 2015

    Huppicke Hits 50 lbs Gone!

    Huppicke hit 50 lbs gone on the 19th. We are all so proud of her. Even her husband is calling her slim now a days. And why not, look at her. 

    When she first started with us she really didn’t believe she could do this. That Huppicke is so gone, melted away with those 50 lbs. She is now confident that not only can she do this, she will do it. I love watching the women at camp change, not just in size, but in confidence and belief in themselves.

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    She still wants to lose more weight, but is starting to see she is almost there. Congratulations, Huppicke.

    Huppicke does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day

     

  • Today Hits 25 lbs Gone January 23, 2015

    Today Hits 25 lbs Gone

    On Monday, Jan 19th, Today hit her first 25 lbs gone.  She’s had some health issues, and yet kept to her diet even though she wasn’t able to walk for a couple of weeks. Perseverance pays off. We are all so proud of her for sticking it out and getting it done.

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    Today is Menza’s sister. She told me that after watching her sister do so well and change her eating habits, that she believed she could do it to. And she was right! Way to go, Today. And thanks for offering to show your face. It’s great to see how much faces change, and wow, Today, you look awesome!

    Today does our Rawk Starz diet with a minimum of 45 minutes of walking a day

     

     

  • Michelle Hits Goal with 113 lbs Gone in 8 Months January 15, 2015

    Michelle Hits Goal with 113 lbs Gone in 8 Months

    What can I say about Michelle that I haven’t already. She started with us on May 12th of 2014 and on Jan 12th of 2015 had reached her goal weight of 123 lbs. She never broke her plan. She never skipped a day of walking. She declared the summer of 2015, the Summer of Mommy and let her family, friends, and her fat brain know that she was putting Michelle at the top of the priority list. They have supported her through all of this. Now her daughter is worried mom is going to clean out her closet! 

    Michelle went from a size 22 pants to a size 2. How unbelievable is that? In 8 months. 

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    To see all of Michelle’s Before and Afters go to her Rawk Starz Diva Journey Page.

    While you may say wow, what an accomplishment, which it is, it is more than that. Michelle’s drive has powered many others. Not just her diva team, but all those who have watched her succeed and all the women at camp she has supported, encouraged, motivated and inspired .

    Now as she transitions to maintenance, we are going to be calling in all those favors! Our rawk solid diva is now on shaky ground. Her weight loss was still happening, so I upped her calories to 1600 and she began steamed veggies. And gained a pound! She freaked. It was the first time the scale had ever done that to her. She’s good now. Menza, Jan and I talked her down! It’s just bulk from the extra calories.

    This is a good lesson for all. Go weigh yourself, then go pick up all the fruits and veggies you’re going to eat for the day and weigh yourself again. We’re talking pounds of food consumed each day. So to add more, of course adds bulk. This is an okay thing. We’re going to let her settle into this phase of the transition before adding anything else. I’ll keep you updated on her success.

  • JanBree Hits Goal with 87.4 lbs Gone! January 15, 2015

    JanBree Hits Goal with 87.4 lbs Gone! 

    On Jan 12, 2015, JanBree called goal at 127 lbs. That is 87.4 lbs gone. At her 9 month mark she hit 80 lbs gone and was very close to goal. It took 2 more months to get to goal, but that’s just how it goes. Now look at her. She is so beautiful. It was worth every second of it.

    Jan has been one of our Rawk Starz Divas through her journey with us. She has been a rawk at camp, and fought through many slower times and even doubts as her crony Michelle whipped through the weight loss, but she never gave in. She never let some one else’s journey define her own. She knew what she wanted, and she kept going after it. And look where it brought her. Talk about return on an investment! She trusted herself, she trusted us, she trusted our program. On that, she never wavered. We are all so proud of her.

    JanBree 87 lbs gone at goal with a fast weight loss raw food diet before and afters

    To see all of JanBree’s Before and Afters go to her Rawk Starz Diva Journey Page

    I’ve said this in her other before and afters. It’s so hard to believe this is the same woman in the before and after. But it is. She is one cool mom now, sharing clothes with her daughter, full of life and great health. This is what you want ladies. You want to be JanBree! There’s no big secret on how she did this. Our great diet and exercise program. Our amazing support system, and the patience and perseverance of a woman who knows what she wants and is determined to get it. 

    Way to go, JanBree. Big time Congratulations.

    JanBree is now in maintenance. We have upped her calories to 1400 and added steamed veggies. She’s doing great. Transitioning to maintenance is a slow process and Jan is taking it well. Her next step is beans and lentils cooked and then upping her calories again. I’ll keep you updated on how her progress to her perfect life time diet and exercise program goes.

    JanBree reached goal doing our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 Hours of Walking a day

     

     

  • Rincike’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 15, 2015

    Rincike’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Rincike hit her first 25 lbs gone at camp on the 5th of January. We are all so proud of her. She faces a bigger challenge than most who come through camp. She is from Hungary and does not speak or read English. Everything she gets from us is through translators, and they are not that great. She works with our Rawk Starz Divas on the obese side of camp when she really should have been in the Over weight side, but we felt she’s do better with some of our other European members, and we were right. She is doing great. Congratulations, Rincike. 

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    Rincike is doing our Rawk Starz Diva plan with 2 hours of walking a day

     

     

     

  • Success Hits 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks December 23, 2014

    Success Hits 25 lbs Gone in 4 Weeks

    Wow what a difference 4 weeks can make. Success’ first before and afters are awesome! Look at the change. I am so proud of her. She hasn’t been perfect, but she is pushing through and going after this. And it is paying off.
     
    Woo Hoo, Success. Great job!
     
    Success 25 lbs gone with a fast weight loss raw food diet
     
    Success is doing our Rawk Starz Diet with 2 hours of walking a day
  • Pogo’s 60 lbs Gone in 15 Weeks Before and Afters December 17, 2014

    Pogo’s 60 lbs Gone in 15 Weeks Before and Afters

    Pogo is a fixture at camp. She’s our go to for smoothie spice combinations, and keeps her conversation group hopping. She is working on beating emotional eating and gets further along the way each week. This weekend she made a decision to push for extra loss, and she was a woman not to be beaten. We were all very proud of her.

    Weekend used to be her biggest downfall, now she’s seeing them as her time to be POP and beyond!

    Pogos 60 lbs Gone Fast Weight loss with a Raw Food Diet

    I told her for her 70 lb photos she’s going to need smaller pants! I also made her a collage where her 50 lb photos were next to her 60 lb view. There was a huge difference. I’m telling you, it’s the walking. 

    By the way, she hasn’t been this weigh since her 20’s! How cool is that?

    Pogo does our Rawk Starz diet and 2 hours of walking a day
  • Lilli’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters December 11, 2014

    Lilli’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters

    Wow, what a difference 25 lbs can make. Lilli is one of our Wholy Rawkers doing on average 1 hour of walking a day. This isn’t easy for her, she’s from Norway and while she can read and write English it takes her a while to translate everything on her own. We’ve been very impressed with how well she does. She doesn’t shy away from our conversations and has become a true asset to our team.

    Give her big kudos for her first 25 lbs gone. It’s not going to take long for her to get to goal! 

    Lilli's 25 lbs gone with a raw food diet

     

  • Krinkels Goal Before and Afters December 7, 2014

    Krinkels Goal Before and Afters

    Right when Krinkels hit her goal weight, like a month ago, she hurt her back, so we have postponed posting her before and afters, but here they are. Krinkels was our first new OverWeight member to hit goal with 31 pounds gone. We are all very proud of her, not just for hitting goal, but while dealing with a very painful back situation, she did not run back to food, she kept to her plan and maintained her loss, and as of last Friday had lost that extra pound putting her in the 140’s. For her height, you know that’s awesome!

    Congratulations Krinkels. You are a real asset to our Overweight team at camp!

    Krinkels Goal Photos with a Raw Food Diet

    Krinkles offered to show her face. You don’t have to do that unless you do our 100 lb challenge.

    Krinkles is a Group Only member who did our Rawk Starz Diet with an average of 1 hour of walking a day (before her injury)

     

  • Menza’s 90 lbs Gone Before and Afters with a Raw Food Diet December 5, 2014

    Menza’s 90 lbs Gone Before and Afters with a Raw Food Diet

    Click here to see her Journey page and all of her before and afters

    Well, again, I have put you in a place where you have to trust me. For those who have been watching Menza lose her weight, you know how well she’s done. For others, you’ll need to go to her journey page and see all of her before and afters so you are convinced. For her hundred pound before and afters we are working to show her face. Unfortunately, her start photos were a little messed up, so we may do some cut and paste! 

    Menza is one of our Rawk Starz Divas. She is the mother of five, the oldest is 24. Next time when you see her face, you won’t believe she could have a 24 year old son. That’s the thing about all three of our current top divas. They look so healthy and fit. So many are afraid of our diet. I think the proof is in these wonderful, determined women. Fruits, veggies, hemp, greens and walking. 

    Oh, I forgot to say, Menza lost her 90 lbs in a little less than 9 months. 

    Menzas 90 lbs gone fast weight loss with raw food diet

    I wrote Menza back this evening and asked where she thinks she can lose more weight. Her tummy is flat, her waist is slim. She is beautiful. I think it’s time to start transitioning to maintenance. Don’t you agree?

    Menza does our Rawk Starz diet with 2 hours of walking a day
  • Gorgo Celebrates 2 Years of Maintenance at Raw Food Boot Camp September 26, 2014

    Gorgo Celebrates 2 Years of Maintenance at Raw Food Boot Camp

    Okay, we are a month behind on celebrating this. Gorgo just reminded us, that on August 31st, she celebrated 2 years at goal. She is actually 7 pounds above goal right now. But with having lost 61 lbs to get there, it is a very doable place to be. Gorgo is a current member at Raw Food Boot Camp working with both our Maintainers and our Over Weight group. Through these two years she has been in and out of camp. Whenever she felt she was getting a little too slippery with her food, she’d come back for a dose of RFBC, and get it all under control. We love having her.

    Here is her original 61 lbs in 4.5 months and at Goal before and afters from two years ago!

    Gorgos Goal Fast Weight Loss with a Raw Food Diet Before and Afters

  • Foteen at Goal! September 18, 2014

    Foteen at Goal!

    FoteenGoalScaleFoteen took the longer road to goal. She decided early on that getting to goal was more important than running toward it. She has gone between our 100% raw diet and our Wholy Rawkers 50%raw diet. Has she been perfect? Nope. Has she been determined? You bet. She even took off 6 weeks for a European Vacation, and maintained her weight. We were all so impressed.

    By going slower, she has fought off most of her bad food behaviors and habits. She is starting maintenance today by upping her calories, just to 1400. Adding back in some foods she missed that stall weight loss like bananas and chickpeas, and bringing her exercise down to 75-90 minutes a day. This will be changing over the course of the next couple of months as we work toward finding her perfect maintenance diet and calories. She will likely loose another 5 pounds or so during this transition process.

    So here are the stats: 

    Foteen is 63 Years Old and 5 foot 3.

    She started RFBC on Jan 13, 2014 at 210 lbs.

    8 Months later with 66 lbs gone, she weighs 144 lbs.

    The photo of her in the red dress is beautiful. I can’t show you her face, but she doesn’t look 60, that’s for sure. She showed it to the women in camp, and boy they were impressed. She glows!

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    As you may notice, there was a discernable crook in her back in the before photo which seems completely gone in her after photo. I asked her about this. She said that she has a slight scoliosis in her upper back and a problem with lumbar spondylolisthesis (mis alignment of L 3-4). She said she would get pain and numbness in her left leg due to the lower back problem, but now IT’S GONE! She called her new alignment amazing. 

    In full disclosure, a couple of months ago, she started taking a restorative yoga class, so how much of this was from the yoga, versus the exercise that she did as she lost the weight, and how much losing the weight had to do it, is up for discussion. Either way, it is amazing.

    Today in our discussion thread, which was all about her hitting goal. I asked her to share some insight. Here is what she said. Below this is a list of inches lost.  Oh, and on the dress on her treadmill wall? It didn’t fit right. It fit, but she made it years ago when her son was born, and things shifted too much since then, so she choose to be our lady in red!

    Here’s what she had to say:

    Wearing the imaginary crown and sash today!

    First of all, I LOVE this group, especially the group we have now…….the most real and motivated and inspirational bunch of women. You are present in my photos. I am reflecting you as much as me. Thank you again and again.

    I ran the gamut of all of Carlene’s diets. I chose Wholly Rawker because if I couldn’t do raw, I wasn’t failing and didn’t feel guilty. I love the way I feel when I eat 100% raw MOST of the time but some days I really needed beans or an egg. It worked for me to patchwork the plans.

    The two things that come to mind as the biggest keys to success (when I look at what lead me down the path to my highest weight ever) are the curfew and daily exercise. I was a secret night time eater. My husband goes to bed early and I often stay up very late watching television. I would have a snack then another then another.. Bad bad terrible mindless habit. The curfew simplifies my night…..easy…..no food. If I want something, it’s a cup of tea or a glass of ice water. Simple. The second is exercise. I love to race walk I used to compete 15 years ago and now I’m back in competition. I love my DVR – treadmill lady cave. I can watch old movies and comedy shows endlessly. It’s all about finding your groove. Some people have to go to a gym, some have to have nature. Figure this important key out and it is a big part of the battle. Don’t fight with the exercise just find out what works for YOU. 

    I plan to maintain at this weight for 3-6 months then possibly attempt to get down to 135. I am only 5’3″ so right now I am still not quite in the “normal” BMI but I am really comfortable at this weight and since I chose it at the beginning, I decided to stick with it. It feels great to be just a “little” overweight. 

    Thanks for all of your accolades. I feel like Queen for a Day (only people my age would remember that TV show)! Really , two days, because Carlene was waxing poetic yesterday, too. 

    Looking forward to the next Goal marker and big milestone!

    Here are her inches lost:

    Neck : 0.75 inches

    Under arms : 8.5

    Chest :6.5

    Under chest : 8

    2″ above belly button: 10

    Belly button: 7

    2″ below belly button: 12

     

    Left upper arm: 3                        Right upper arm: 2.5

    Above elbow:2.75.                         :2.5

    Forearm:1                                       :0.75

    Wrist: 0.25.                                      :0.25

    Upper thigh: 5.25.                           :5

    Above knee: 3.                                :3.5

    Calf:2.                                              :2

    Ankle: 0.75.                                      :0.75

     

     

  • Otavia Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Goal July 4, 2014

    Otavia Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Goal

    On July 2, 2013, Otavia reached her goal weight. She swore that day that she would stick with Raw Food Boot Camp and the support we offer for one full year. She kept her promise. She wasn’t at camp every day. She didn’t log her food every day. But she was there a lot and always remained honest with what she was eating, even when she knew I would be on her about it. 

    As a reminder. Here are her before and afters from last year:

    Otavia Anniversary Raw Food Diet Before and Afters

    She is not living on a 100% raw diet. She eats lots of fruits and veggies each day and then eats an omnivore diet of whatever she wants in moderate portions. She maintains her calories between 1200-1800 a day, and even has a glass or two of wine here and there. She’s far from perfect, but what she does have is the desire and determination to make this work for her for life. She swears she will never be obese again. 

    How she keeps this in the forefront of her mind is that she has stayed accountable at Raw Food Boot Camp, participates on a regular basis inspiring everyone with her wisdom and wit, and once a month she participates in a fun run of sorts. Obstacle courses, Electric Runs, Mud Runs. Below is a collage of some of the photos she’s sent over the past year.

    Otavia Collage Maintenance Before and Afters

     

     Here’s what Otavia had to say about her anniversary:

    A long time ago, Carlene said,”…losing weight is the easy part….keeping it off it the hard part….” because of that statement, I decided I needed to stick with RFBC for a minimum of a year at maintenance.  All I can say is I AM SO GLAD I DID :)

     Maintaining weight is a whole process in and of itself that needs to be learned.  I was just talking to my sister over the weekend.  She is struggling, she has released 38# and just got into Two-Town….I can’t seem to get her to join RFBC….but I feel confident that she will reach the conclusion that it is a darned good place to be. She is doing Weight Watchers.  It has taken her 8 months to release not quite 40#’s.

     Anyway….I have found the key to releasing weight, is to JUST DO IT! All diets work if you just follow them….some just work faster than others and are easier to convert to a “normal” lifestyle.   If you  wander off the path, if you trip, if you fall off the path….heck if you run off the path with a machete in hand trying to create a new path…..just keep getting back onto the beaten path, because WE KNOW IT WORKS!  

     PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF!!!!

    If you continue to make the right choices….results have no choice but to follow. Remember the fish will always follow the head.

    I will be here at RFBC for some time to come.  I have realized (CRAPPOLLA) that my obesity is only in remission right now, and it has not been cured :(  I need to stay until I no longer have a FAT BRAIN.

    What I am working on right now is to have a diet and lifestyle that I can truly follow for the rest of my life. And….it is a process,  I am figuring out what works and what doesn’t….I occasionally still fight (and sometimes lose) the urge to emotionally/stress eat and/or volume eat just because something tastes good. I continue to have to be mindful of making good choices, although that is MUCH easier now than it was a year ago :)

    My biggest challenge is to maintain awareness of satiety and put something down, put it away or throw it away once I am satisfied……overall I feel I am making good food choices.  I have realized that during this journey my tastes have actually changed!  That is a good….NOPE….that is a GREAT thing!  My goal is for the rest of my life to continue eating 80% fruits and veggies everyday (not necessarily raw) and the other 20% low fat, low sugar, low sodium.

    I appreciate all the support here at RFBC because I know that the insights I have learned about myself through this experience will allow me to be Fit and Fabulous at 55, 65, 75, 85+  

    I AM TRULY A WORK IN PROGRESS 

    I AM TRULY LOVING LIFE 

    I WILL NEVER BE OBESE AGAIN 

    I WILL BE FIT AND FABULOUS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!

    Thank you for your continued support!     

                ~  Otavia  ~

     

     

  • Green Queen Hits Goal Today! June 25, 2014

    Green Queen Hits Goal Weight Today!

    61.1 lbs Gone Forever as she moves into Maintenance

    Green Queen Goal Scale Photo

    GreenQueen is a no-photo option member, so all you get to see are her feet. I saw her face, her body, her new look, and you’ll have to trust me on this. She looks great! 

    GreenQueen has learned so much about herself and food through her weight loss process, that we’re looking for an easier transition to maintenance. She gets what she needs to do now, and has no expectations on being perfect every day for the rest of her life. But she is sure, that when she isn’t perfect to her maintenance plan, that it is not going to be for weeks on end, added pounds on end, but just for that moment. She’s proven throughout her program that she can do this. It was harder at first, but through practice, she has learned that one break doesn’t require a second. This is one of the biggest lessons at Raw Food Boot Camp.

    I hope you will congratulate her for this great success and support and encourage her as she transitions from weight loss mode to maintenance. She’s already planning to spend the next year with us to ensure maintenance is for life.

    I know I speak for everyone at camp to say how proud we are of GreenQueen and how appreciated she is for the wealth of encouragement and inspiration she has shared during her weight loss journey.

     Green Queen did the Rawk Starz diet with 45+ minutes of walking each day
  • Vicky’s No Before and Afters But Goal! March 8, 2014
    Vickys Goal Photo

    56.6 kg = 124.5 lbs

     

    Vicky Reaches Goal with 43 lbs Gone!

    She’s probably going to kill me for showing her scale photo. But here it is. Vicky started with us through a program over the holidays where I let in those with a BMI under 33 with the no-photo option. She has been a star at camp every since. I am beyond proud of her. She came to camp convinced it would not work for her, that nothing would work for her. She didn’t believe that even if it did work for her that she would follow through with it. And she never believed it would take her all the way to goal. 

    I love getting to say, I told you so! 

    She doesn’t have a before and after to share, but she sent me photos. She’s beautiful. Big blue/green eyes, dark hair, and slender. At 5’5″ and 124.5 lbs, she is perfect. 

    We start maintenance today. Slowly. Did I say how proud I am of her? 

  • December 27, 2013

    Hi, and welcome to our new website. I know the B&As below are a little old. I’ve been working on developing the new site, and haven’t yet updated the before and after area. Give me another week or two to get all of our current members newest Before and afters showing. We have some great ones coming up.

 

 

Click here to learn more about our 100 lb Challenge

 

Foteens Raw Food Diet Goal Journey with Before and Afters

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 Get Rid of that Fat Suit!

Are you sick and tired of being overweight? Have you day dreamed of waking up one morning fit and slim? Is fast weight loss appealing to you? Have you reached the point where you have considered weight loss surgery? Have you thought about a raw food diet? Are you ready to change your life?

If so, then you are ready for Raw Food Boot Camp!

Free Membership Area

Before you can be a full or group only member, you must join our Free Membership Area

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Within our free area, you will find our Pathway to Raw Food Boot Camp. You must listen to some audios and take a quiz before being able to join our Group or Full boot camp or do our week of Orientation. Along with the requirements for RFBC, within our free area, shopping lists and sample daily food lists and information on how to follow along with us.

Program Fees

All fees are based on a 4 Week Session

New Start Membership Fees

Full Membership – $149 – $199 depending on photo option

Group Membership* – $79 – $129 depending on photo option

Orientation – $40

Audio Only – $60 for 12 Weeks

*New Group Members pay an addition $20 for orientation with Carlene

Win our 50 or 100 lb Challenge. Earn big discounts for every 25lbs lost and receive our Incentive Chip in the mail to honor your weight loss achievement.

Our membership is from around the world. Currently, we have members from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • The Cayman Islands
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Micronesia
  • Nigeria
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • United States

 

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    The Holidays are here!

    Throughout November and December our focus is on surviving the holidays. Between actual holidays, all those weekend parties, office goodies, and baking grandmas, no wonder most gain 10-15 lbs over the holidays.

    At camp, we have found ways to get through the holidays unscathed. Okay, maybe for some, the weight loss slows, but for others, they forge through as if there wasn’t so much as a cinnamon spiced waft in the air.

    Then there is the depression some go through over the holidays. Not everyone loves the holidays. So we have plans in place to help get through the dark times as well.

    Some suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder. We have methods to lighten that up for everyone.

    Most have to deal with family and friends who think our diet is extreme and any diet during the holidays is insane. We have ways to work with them as well. 

    The biggest problem everyone has to face during the holidays is themselves! We recognize this and work hard to prevent self- sabotage moments and to remind everyone that it is our right to be healthy, it is our responsibility to take charge of what goes in our mouth and when. We don’t have to apologize to anyone for going after a healthy life even during the holidays.

    If your goal for this holiday season is to lose weight or even to maintain weight. Come do it with us. We’ve had a lot of practice making it through the holidays, chin held high, and fearless as we enter the new year.

    The coolest thing is that come Jan 1st, our members are not setting those age old resolutions that this will be the year they shed the fat suit and put their health before food. Our members are already there!

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