First fitday.com will easily and for free prove to you that cooked food has remarkably more calories than raw food.
Second, the claim is made that when your body is hungry it is seeking specific nutrients it is currently short on. Whether or not that wanted nutrient is what you feed it, depends. I am less hungry and less often thinking about food on raw and I believe it is because I am getting more of the absorbable nutrients. My body is not overwhelmed by chemical cravings planted their by corporate conglomerates in their secret sauce labs.
Can you get overweight on raw? SURE! Chowing on raw nuts and delicious pates, mmmmm, I can’t think of a better way I would like to do it. Again, I am just thinking less compulsively about my food choices now (and even I would say once I hit about 60% raw), less driven to JUST EAT SOMETHING! That part of my experience dropped off. Now that I am about 90+% and it is a very relaxed feeling to have…I encourage everyone to try it when you are ready for a food adventure, a book may help or just keep reading raw blogs!
When raw vegan foodists do get overweight remember they are getting that way on the best fats and sugars available, Udo’s oil, plain flax seed oil, other seed and nut oils, avocados, coconut milk, fruits and juices, delicious seed cheeses, etc. Only animal products contain cholestorol. No plant foods contain cholestorol.
It is still physically uncomfortable to be overweight and it is difficult weight hugging down on your precious organs and their little muscles. They are all trying to breath in the oxygen and your lungs are wishing for that too. Ever gain weight going raw? Let me know. I have heard of stories of people losing 160 pounds (see RawReform.com) going raw and I have never heard of anyone gaining that going raw.