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03-22-2006, 03:24 AM
Hi! So far I love going raw, but still I feel a some lack of energy
on raw food (maybe it`s got nothing to do with the food, ItÂ´s hard to know...)
Anyway, I am a bit afraid I won`t have the energy to continue my exsercise
while detoxing from cooked food (I have heard that it can take month before you start to feel the energy that comes from raw).
How much more should I eat when I exercise? (I run 2-3 times in one week,
and are also in to dancing and such...)
And do I have to count calories, and worry about getting enough protein
and so on? It would be really nice to stop worrying about such things,
and I have read that on a raw diet you only need to worry about eating when you`re hungry and then the body keep healthy by itself...
03-22-2006, 06:34 AM
I didn't eat enough at first, so I started using www.nuttridiary.com, but one of the joy's of eating raw is that you don't have to count calories if you don't want to. Listen to your body, and if you need more energy, try eating more fruit b/c that is where most of the calories are found. Hope that helps!
I went to through a real energy burst at first but then hit rock bottom and had no energy. I have since leveled out but I found by adding buckwheat and oat groats and almond butter into my diet I had more energy and a really substantial meal to get me through my workouts.
There were days when I would eat 3 bananas covered in almond butter in just minutes, my body really needed that heavier food.
I make a buckwheat shake almost every morning, it's 1/2 cup of soaked,drained buckwheat, 1-2 bananas, a small spoonfull of agave,1 cup of water and a handfull of ice. I have now switched over to green smoothies for a while, my green smoothies are 3 bananas, and an entire head of green kale, ice and water and I drink that in about 15 minutes but al least 20 before I workout.
Just listen to your body and keep eating a variety of raw foods ! as long as your eating greens everyday your probably getting more then enough protien and there is no need to eat more on days you exercise. Stay hydrated as well.
03-22-2006, 03:07 PM
Ok, thansk for the advice.
But how long can you execpt it to take for the
energy to return? Will it take months before
I can notice any increased energy for going raw?
I'll think you will notice positive changes now. I also think everyone is different so you make not have the same responses I had. If you stay 100%and don't flip flop back and forth from Raw to Sad things will work it's way through faster.
My personal experience, I was really low for about a week or so, BUT you have to work through this and not break your routine. Limit it if needed but do work through it. Take a nap if you have to! I did, one day I slept for 6 hours and the was back in bed by 9pm. We have done a lot of damage to our bodies and it's trying to clean out and recover.
Take Care !
03-23-2006, 03:35 PM
Many people feel more energy as soon as they begin eating 100% raw. Other people begin to gain energy slowly.
You do not need to worry about calories or getting enough protein.
Even without Alissa's book, you can learn what she has to say about this. Just go to the HOME page of this forum and click on the section Need to know more about raw? There you can read what she has written. Some of it is straight from her book.
I am happy for you that you have found the raw lifestyle as a student -- you WILL have wonderful things happen to your body, your energy, and your spirit from this change.
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