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02-12-2007, 03:46 PM
Hi. Since starting raw 26 days ago, I have experienced all the things I was hoping to except one: more energy. I still have no energy. Sometimes I feel like I have even less. Granted there is no sunshine and it is really cold out side, and there isn't anything fun to do... but, I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't have more after eating such easy to digest food!
02-12-2007, 04:22 PM
That is another common result of going raw. When healing is taking place or granted, the colon is really working to rid the junk, energy is compromied.
It also helps to make sure that if you are tired, rest. Sleeping is crucial for recovery.
Best to you,
02-12-2007, 05:27 PM
-In the first 6-12 months of going all raw, I would often experience low energy....while my body went into healing mode. I tried to go with this....and rest often. Now, of course, I have as much energy as I want! :)
-David Z. Mason
02-12-2007, 08:43 PM
I need tons of energy to do my job. I started drinking green drinks and it really helps.
I juice some apples, pineapples, or oranges and put it in the blender with Ginger, Celery, spinach, cilantro and any greens I can get my hands on.
Us women need all that iron too. Often times its a hormonal imbalance that makes us feel tired and like crap. Thats what was happening to me. And tons of greens seem to do the trick. I also doubled up on my wheatgrass shots...doing about 4 ounces a day. And now I have tons of energy.
Greens Greens and more Greens. Works for me. :D
02-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Greens Greens and more Greens. Works for me. :D
I agree! The first time I tried a raw diet I found I had more energy when I ate
more green leafy veggies. I also added fresh juice too.
02-12-2007, 09:58 PM
Thanks so much for the advice. I didn't even realize that my body might still be healing. Also, I think you are right about the hormonal imbalance. It used to cause me to act crazy. Now its just loosing energy. Thats wonderful. I haven't done wheat grass yet. Maybe I should. Also, perhaps I have just been inspired to do 100% for another 30 days... I should do it until I have completly lost interest in other foods. Sometimes I still want pizza or chocolate. Or I am just plain lazy and dont feel like cutting up a salad when I can fry an egg. Haha. Hopefully the idea of eggs or cheese will gross me out soon, the way the idea of soda pop grosses me out since I decided not to drink it 10 years ago. I will just be patient, and do it more.
02-13-2007, 10:28 AM
Low energy is a very common detox sympton. Our bodies are prompting us to rest so that they can devote their attention to cleansing and healing. You should try to rest as much as you can. Don't force yourself to be active if you don't feel up to it; take lots of naps if you can.
You also may want to try cutting out fats for a few days if you are eating fats. Some people are very sensitive to the amount of fat in their diet and get very sluggish from eating fats, especially nuts.
Wishing you all the best,
02-13-2007, 10:36 AM
I will try to cut out fats for 3 days, when I have a slow 3 days. If I don't eat fats I get light headed and can't concentrate. I also don't feel warm enough. I am excited to try that thouhg.
02-14-2007, 10:17 PM
Yeah...I feel light headed without breads. I get all woosy. I was having the worst day yesterday and nothing raw seemed to sound good to me. If I had the Raw enchiladas, pizza, or the calzone I would have been alright...but no...I didn't have that prepared. My stomach hurt so bad from hunger. I would have just blended up some greens but ran outta those too.
I was so stressed out...I just wanted to go sit and have my food served to me. I had been on my feet all day serving people and just wanted to sit and eat. So I broke my 3 week raw and went out for thai food. It wasn't as flavorful as I remembered. But it did hit the spot. I'm sure the raw calzone would have done that too...but the closest raw restaurant was in Seattle and that is 30 minutes away and they were prolly closed by that time.
If they had raw restaurants on every corner like the fast food places we would all have an easier time transitioning to raw. It is a MAJOR CHALLENGE. I have a headache today from eating that stuff. And I feel like crap. I miss my green drinks. :mad: Tomorrow...I am going to the store and stocking up. Those things have made me feel so much better. I wish I had one now....but I am so tired and can't move. Why can't they have a raw pizza delivery. :mad: Ok...now I am just complaining. But it's hard....This being in limbo between raw and cooked food.
But I truly believe that having tons of greens is the key. We just have to remember to keep them stocked. It is not going to be easy to undo what all the cooked food has done to us.
02-14-2007, 11:02 PM
i know what you mean. but i have went raw for a month before and that time i went raw i had phenomenal energy, sleeping four hours per night.
this time raw, i just don't have that energy, i think it's because i haven't slipped up and my body really is healing. i am sleeping more than normal. did you eat a lot of protein prior? prior to this time going raw i ate LARGE amounts of protein, (as a vegetarian) the time before that when i went raw i was a vegetarian, but hardly ate protein. i think it might have something to do with my protein intake prior.
keep going girl. doesn't it feel great to have control of your body in such a way? it's so amazing.
02-16-2007, 01:34 PM
I was a vegan before going raw...I ate tons of bagels with hummus topped with avocados, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I am definatly having problems not having bread. But I just drinks tons of green drinks and it is helping so much. I feel way better already. If I get down ...tired emotionally or physically...i just blend up a green smoothie and all is better. It fills my tummy up like I had a huge meal and makes me feel all warm inside. The key for me is to always have lots of leafy greens in the fridge...and I know I can be raw forever if I do that....YAY FOR GREEN SMOOTHIES !!!!!!!!
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