View Full Version : feeling down about my old SAD
04-11-2007, 12:44 PM
I have not been sick or gassy on this diet like some people had told me I would be because of detoxing, I feel kind of depressed. I was wondering if this some type of morning period or is this part of the detox. I've only been on the raw for about a week. I have the strongest urge to eat something processed or fried. I've really been fighting with this and now I'm feeling so down. If anyone has been thru this can they tell me what they did to get over this feeling.
04-11-2007, 12:58 PM
I started raw about 60% in January and Im now at an 80/90% level.
I noticed changes in my mental/emotional state the more i went raw.
The only period of depression i had specifically was 2 weeks ago ... but that was on a full moon in Virgo and i also started my cycle :eek: LOL!
I also quit smoking the same week and then i got the flu... so that was a big detox in one week but its still not over.
I've noticed since my flu recovery, i have been feeling a big rush of happiness. I feel freedom from the drama and depression that would nag me all the time.
My guess is you may be feeling depressed because of your brain chemistry.
If you were consuming preservatives and food chemicals such as MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) or other toxins that affect your brain, you may be experiencing a crash.
It is quite similar to when one quits coffee. I quit coffee about 2 months ago and was very tired and fatigued for about 2 weeks.
I had to give myself permission to smoke after i quit coffee. Now I havent smoked a cigarette for a week and a half.
If you are too gung-ho w/ your raw food transition, you may go into body shock. If you cant handle it, go easy so you can still function. When I crave french fries, I make sure I eat a veggie wrap or something super-raw along with them in the same meal.
If you must satisfy your craving, punch it back with salad and water in the SAME meal. For me, it is like a strategic counter-attack and you will learn as you go.
Think of it as a science project :cool:
04-11-2007, 01:16 PM
Thanks tweety, it sought of feels like some type of withdrawal, and what you mentioned about coffee, well let's just say, I use to drink it every mornig in large cup...
I'll keep that in mind when I'm having a craving....:)
04-11-2007, 01:26 PM
I experienced a period of "mourning" if you will - not that I didn't get to eat meat etc anymore, but that I wouldn't be able to take part in the preparation and presentation of beautiful meals. I love to cook and bake and I had to grieve for that part of my life as I let it go... I know it is for the better and eventually I will re-learn and figure out how to un-cook, :) but yes, it was a grieving process for me.
Alissa mentions it in her book - she says that getting rid of the SAD toxins will allow you to really FEEL your body and it may be painful and scary at first. Use friends and family as support (and us!) and just know that soon your body will start to feel better and almost HUMMMMMM after a while.
Hang in there...
04-11-2007, 02:05 PM
Is it normal to feel sweaty.
I have been sweating and feeling sticky all day and my hair looks like I've tipped the contents of a frying pan over it?
I also feel like my blood is rushing.
Is this normal?
04-11-2007, 02:21 PM
thanks Tinacampy, this is a really strange feeling for me right now, but I'll hang in there.
04-11-2007, 03:48 PM
-You might not necessarily feel good...look good...or even smell good during your transition time! Ha! ha! My transition time lasted well into the years category! :) You will succeed if you never stop doing what YOU think is right.
-David Z. Mason
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