An on-line only support and guidance program offering fast weight loss using a raw food diet
Do you have 60+ lbs to Lose? Join Us. We’ve done it, so can you!
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 program you must have a BMI of 33 or more. Click here to go to our BMI calculator. There are some fee based on-your-own options coming that will be available for those with a BMI under 33 in our Free Membership area. 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.
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
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.
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.
- Vicky’s No Before and Afters But Goal! March 8, 2014
Vicky Reaches Goal
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?
- Foteen’s 25 lbs Gone Before and After March 8, 2014
Foteen’s 25 lbs Gone Before and Afters
Congratulations Foteen. Not only have you lost 25 lbs, you also earned a $25 off coupon on your next membership fee. We are all so proud of you. What a big difference 25 lbs can make. Way to go.
Foteen is a Full Member at Raw Food Boot Camp doing our Butt Kickers Diet
- Lagarto’s 75 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 17, 2014
Lagarto’s 75 lbs Gone Before and Afters
Check out these photos. 75 lbs is equivalent to a ten year old child. Gone, removed from his life. The other day he went to see his doctor and was told he had the health of a teenager, although he is past 50. This is an amazing diet. A transforming one. Not just the diet, but the exercise. When he started, walking up 3 flights of stairs winded him. Now he thinks nothing of it. He wanted to return to swimming but didn’t think he could build his strength back. Now he swims a mile at a time at a pace even he didn’t think he could recover. We are all very proud of his hard work and what he contributes to RFBC.
Lagarto is a Full Member at Raw Food Boot Camp doing our Rawk Starz diet.
- Giia’s 50 lb Gone Before and Afters January 17, 2014
Giia’s 50 lb Gone Before and Afters
Giia, changed her name. She added that extra i. I think it was because I never said her name right in our daily audios! Her name is not the only thing she is changing. Check out these photos of her with 50 lbs gone. Look at the side and back one. Wow, what a huge difference.
Giia is a Full Member at Raw Food Boot Camp doing our Rawk Starz diet.
- ScanGirl’s 20 lbs Gone Before and Afters January 17, 2014
Scan Girl’s 20 lbs Gone Before and Afters
ScanGirl has been hooking up with Otavia, one of our Maintenance members, and going on fun 5Ks. They have recently signed up for a big one in May. Check this thing out. It’s like that TV show, Whip Out. Click here to see: ROCRace. They are having a blast. That is so important in weight loss. You can’t wait to be thin to have fun. You have to start exporing joy on the ride down!
Here is something ScanGirl wrote in her log with me, that with her permission, I am sharing with you. It made me smile.
While walking I realized that I could be at my goal weight in time for the Obstacle Course with Otavia by May. When the thought hit me, I literally stopped in my tracks. Looked kinda funny because I was in mid-stride and just…froze. Then I started skipping, then running and singing, “I’m gonna be at goooal…I’m gonna be at goooal.” ~ ScanGirl
ScanGirl is a Full Member doing our Wholy Rawkers Diet
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Throughout March, we are going to talk about emotional eating. Why we do it, and how to break the habit. Yes, habit. We have all been taught to eat over emotions. We get hurt, mommy gives us a piece of chocolate. We have a break up and every movie and TV show tells us go get a pint of ice cream. These are learned behaviors. We believe that by eating the hurt and sadness will go away. We also use food as a drug. Instead of dealing with emotions, we numb ourselves with food. At RFBC, we no longer do that. We find other methods to placate the emotions, methods that will work if practiced. Some break emotional eating immediately. Some take a lot of practice at it. Either way, it is doable if it is something you want to do, and face it, if you have weight issues, eating over emotions is not going to let you lose the weight or keep it off once it’s gone. So come join us in March, and get a handle on your emotional eating.
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March 2014 – Discussion Topic
Throughout March, we are going to talk about emotional eating. Why we do it, and how to break the habit. Yes, habit.
We have all been taught to eat over emotions. We get hurt, mommy gives us a piece of chocolate. We have a break up and every movie and TV show tells us go get a pint of ice cream. These are learned behaviors. We believe that by eating the hurt and sadness will go away.
We also use food as a drug. Instead of dealing with emotions, we numb ourselves with food. At RFBC, we no longer do that. We find other methods to placate the emotions, methods that will work if practiced.
Some break emotional eating immediately. Some take a lot of practice at it. Either way, it is doable if it is something you want to do, and face it, if you have weight issues, eating over emotions is not going to let you lose the weight or keep it off once it’s gone.
So come join us in March, and get a handle on your emotional eating.