View Full Version : Always tired...
07-01-2006, 01:24 AM
I know a lot of people have been saying that on this diet they are full of energy, the first day I was bouncing. Now I am so tired I have headaches. I am used to this, but not this much! I can barely keep my head up! I haven't been the same since I had a car wreck and had exhausted myself before the wreck, which was maybe 2 weeks ago. But now, I am so tired. I sleep a lot, maybe 10-12 hours. Going to sleep around 3-4, maybe 5am...then waking up anywhere from 2-5pm! Could that be my problem? And what is a good way to get your body clock back to "normal"? Being out of school for the summer gets my body all messed up!
07-01-2006, 01:35 AM
I don't know how long you've been 100% raw, but it may be detox, or you may just need to get to sleeping with the sun, go to sleep when the sun goes down, and get up with it, I find this works so much better for me, when I was SAD, I was up all night, and sleeping all day, but when I went raw, I now go to bed usually within an hour of so of sundown, and up with the sun, I feel much better this way, I also think this is a more normal type of sleep for humans, which is longer sleep in the winter, and shorter in the summer.
07-01-2006, 01:46 AM
The first time I went raw, I got exhausted, weak, tired, and mindless very quickly! I worked hard and often and I didn't eat a lot. I just wasn't hungry. I was going throug detox hard and fast.
This time, I've made sure that I eat enough, even though I might not be hungry. I now know what it takes to meet 2 - 3 thousand calories. Once I did that, the detox was slow and easy. I took longer but I could at least function and I would not slip up as much.
You're body is detoxifying all the toxins it's aquired all these years. If you want to slow it down, eat a lot of bananas but don't eat cooked or procesed foods. Eat the bananas even when you aren't hungry. It will slow the detox.
07-01-2006, 02:33 AM
yeah it may be detox with you being at what, about a week, right? Macca, coconut milk , and wheatgrass really give me a boost if you need a pink me up.
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07-01-2006, 03:21 AM
I also feel better the more food I have - more calorie dense the better. I feel a bit weak without enough calories. Starting from next Wednesday (when I do my next raw shopping) these will be my daily staples to accomadate calories:
dates 100g - 300 cal
raisins 100g - 300 cal
3 bananas - 300 cal
3 avocados - 900 cal
200g any nuts or seeds - 1200 cal
The above will give me 3000 calories alone. Ok.. so I'm trying to gain weight :p. Time I add all my other fruit and veg variety of mostly fruit and some veg to this I should be aiming towards 4000 a day, hopefully.
07-01-2006, 05:40 AM
I feel really tired if I eat too many nuts. I haven't been eaten a lot of nuts for a few weeks because I ran out and just haven't bought much more. I have so much more energy when I keep my intake lower.
I love avocadoes and coconuts for the calories.
07-01-2006, 09:49 AM
Thanks for all the tips guys! Yeah, most likely it's detox cause yeah...I can tell I'm detoxing. And I'm learning a lot of things, like I'm allergic to kumquats, so figure!
07-01-2006, 10:57 AM
When I started on raw there would be days when I was so tired I didn't want to lift my arms. I kept trying to fix my diet because I was certain I was doing it "wrong" but really it was detox. That is obvious now looking back. The one thing I can say is too many nuts can slow the body down. If you want nuts soak them, and make them into a pate or a nutmilk. Taking digestive enzymes in general can help too.
Now I've been raw for almost a year, and I don't have that wild energy people talk about. Rather I notice it when others get wiped out at 4pm and need a nap, I am fine, when I have to get up on four hours sleep, I feel fine. My energy is consistent and strong. I have the energy and well-being to do whatever I want to do, while before I spent 1/4 of my day laying down. I still like to sleep a lot though. I need at least 8 hours right now. I don't really sleep regular hours though, so that might change if I did. You could pull one all nighter to get yourself back on track, or force yourself to get up really early so you'll be tired at a regular hour. I think regular sleep hours are extremely important because that is when the body wants to detoxify, and 10 hours during the day just isn't the same. But I also believe it having fun, and sometimes I LIKE to stay up really late just because I can...
One tip is to avoid eating late at night. That is the difference for me in waking up bright eyed, or waking up groggy with bad breath. The body just won't digest late at night and you'll need more sleep.
07-01-2006, 01:04 PM
I am going on probably 3 months raw now. One reason I started raw is because of the incredible fatigue I have had for the past year. I haven't felt an increase in energy from raw, but don't plan to go back to cooked, either.
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