View Full Version : Emotional Detox? HELP!!!!!!
03-09-2006, 01:54 PM
I am crying and freaking out and fighting with my fiance all day. I am on day 3 of raw, and every time I go back to cooked it is the same story -- I cannot handle this!!!!!
I mean, I feel this way, so I eat cooked, and then I feel better. Is this really emotional detox? Or am I just acting like a total spaz because of not eating grounding foods?
I feel crazy!!! I want to scream and throw things and hit myself in the head until my brain stops.
03-09-2006, 02:09 PM
I know how you feel, when I first went raw, I was the wicked witch of the west for sure, but it did pass, now only occasionally does she raise her head from the depths.
Just know it is detox, and it WILL pass, but only if you can go through it, by this I mean, keep eating raw and allow it to pass, also take a look at it, I know this is easier said than done.
But when you feel like this, try to (in your mind) step back and take a look at for what purpose does this rage or anger or frustration have, I mean is it serving a purpose, or is it just venting?
If it is serving a purpose, then you can deal with the issue at hand, or one from the past and then release it, or work through it, but if it is just a vent, then you can continue to vent until it is gone, but you can direct it at no thing, and no one, you can express to your fiance' that you are really really angry, hurt, in a rage upset etc, but NOT AT HIM!!,
and maybe hit a pillow or scream or whatever.
My son and I used to do this, we would be fighting or arguing, and we'd all of a sudden look at each other, realize that it had nothing to do with US, but everything to do with the situation we were in, and we'd say, "1...2...3..." then scream as loud as we could, then we would laugh.
we still do this to this day, and people around us think we are nuts.
but it works, you may wish to try this, or your own version, it can release alot of tension.
03-09-2006, 02:21 PM
I want to scream and throw things and hit myself in the head until my brain stops.
When I eat cook foods and end up binging, I am a very difficult, unhappy, moody person to be around. These are the times I fight with my fiance. I believe it is b/c I am not happy with myself and I escalate the situation and hurt him b/c I am hurting inside. I have seen this cycle repeat over and over again. Just 3 days ago...I was feeling emotionally bad (6th day of my fast), crying for no reason, frustrated, whatever....We got into a huge fight. What started out little turned into something gigantic. I felt crazy...I can't believe I can be so crazy and emotional at times with him. What I do know is I need to control this or I will eventually hurt him enough to leave one day. We are also engaged and I love him dearly. He is the love of my life and I can't believe how understanding he is and how he still sees me as the sweetest person in the world.
My fiance and I talked calmly the next day. It might be emotional detox, but whatever it is we agree that we need to remeber to respect, love, and listen to each other. I also learned from our most recent fight. He can't hear me when I am crazy, yelling, crying. I make no sense to him or myself.
I understand how you feel...maybe the next we go through this we can lock ourselves up in our room and remember not to take it out on the person who loves us. :)
03-09-2006, 02:39 PM
thank you both so much, I feel much better...
I don't know if I am ready to go through the detox still, but I am going to take your advice and look at what is going on, and make a conscious decision about everything....
03-09-2006, 02:53 PM
I just realized that the whole thing is like a vicious cycle - i am so emotional that i can't eat a thing! so i eat NOTHING all day, which only makes me feel worse!
i think a good idea for anyone who can relate to the emotional detox thing (like..me!) is to just eat A LOT in the beginning. If I just make sure to eat my meals I am sure the whole thing would not have escalated.
I felt better, so I finally ate a bit, and now feel even better.
03-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Make sure you are aware of any stressful situations that surround you. I was having clenched jaws and headaches for a while and took magnesium. It helped quite a bit. But sometimes had clenched jaws and felt uptight. I then broke up with my boyfried in my mind because he is impatient with my weight loss. The tenseness and clenched jaws went away. He called me this morning and the tenseness and clenched jaws came back within minutes of hanging up with him.
Make sure it is not a stress related thing like work, children, school, relationships, etc.
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