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10-01-2006, 04:37 PM
I searched the forum, couldn't find the answer to my question.
I've been 100% raw nearly a month, no "cheating".
I've had a lot of energy throughout this time until yesterday. Yesterday and today I've been more tired than usual, taking long naps both days. (I don't normally take naps.)
On average, I walk 5 miles/day, nearly every day. This hasn't changed. I'm wondering if my wanting to sleep more is related to either: a) had a lot of heavy foods (dehydrated bread, dates, pecans) yesterday at Octoberfest (prevented me from cheating) or b) detox.
Anyone out there had this experience before?
Thank you in advance to all of you wonderful, knowledgable people. :)
10-01-2006, 06:43 PM
That happened to me and I've chalked it up to detox ... my body needing more rest to get the junk out.
Last month there were nights when my body was just "buzzing" and my mind was flying and I had so much energy I was amazed!
Although I am not sleeping as much as I was before I went RAW ... which would have been all weekend because I had NO energy.
10-01-2006, 07:43 PM
Thank you so much for the response, girlsmiley!
I know exactly what you mean about "buzzing with energy". I felt the exact same way until recently.
I'll try to be patient with the process, and give my body what it needs right now in the form of more sleep.
I very much appreciate the reassurance. May you have good health and much happiness! :)
10-02-2006, 12:09 PM
I have been raw about 6 weeks. The first 3-4 weeks I couldn't sit down. I was bursting with energy. Then it was over. For the past 2 weeks I have been lethargic. I can sleep at any time. I am lazy. I eat almost nothing. I am not hungry. My weight lose slowed down.
I am happy for these things.... I feel like I am really getting into the business of cleaning my body. I think for the first 4 weeks my body was celebrating and not really cleaning house....Now that my body realizes this is a permanent way of eating, it has decided to get healthy. I welcome the detox. I want to live as long as humanly possible, as healthy as possible.
Enjoy the Detox
10-02-2006, 12:40 PM
When you are in a period of growth, your body will need more sleep. When you are detoxing, ditto. There are many reasons why you may need more sleep.
You should always get all the sleep you need. It is a requirement of healthful living, as much as a healthy diet is.
10-02-2006, 12:55 PM
I AGREE with the above info.
When I was SAD, I'd have insomnia, sleep all day, up most of the night, really horrible sleeping patterns, then I went raw, slept at night, only a few hours, then no naps at all, then it changed, naps again in the afternoon, and still sleeping during the day, I find these are also times that I don't lose any weight.
I don't know if it's detox, or cooler weather, eating less or eating more, it doesn't seem to matter, but these periods of being tired, are still way better than when I was eating SAD, and napping all day. UGH!!!
just make sure to drink plenty of water, and get as much rest as you can, and don't push yourself at this time, to do too much, think of it as a vacation, and a nice lazy day at the beach.
10-02-2006, 03:42 PM
I agree with the afternoon naps. In my post above I did forget to mention 1 importnant difference between my previous naps and my raw naps.
On raw I nap for 30-40 minutes. When I wake up I am full refreshed and ready to get moving. On SAD I would nap for 2 hours then wake up and feel bad, headache, muscles sore, etc. The worst part was I was still tired.
I am blessed to live across the street from the ocean. I hear the waves at night when I sleep. I some times lay on a grassy patch and read a book and sometimes take a nap. It is some of the most relaxing things I can to for myself.
10-02-2006, 06:48 PM
Many thanks to you all for helping to put things into perspective! :)
I am blessed to live across the street from the ocean. I hear the waves at night when I sleep. I some times lay on a grassy patch and read a book and sometimes take a nap. It is some of the most relaxing things I can to for myself. Bingka, I am so happy for you that you live by the ocean. I live in the midwest, and have been to the Pacific Ocean only once, many moons ago (in California). It is one of my absolute most beautiful memories.
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