View Full Version : How's yóur energy?
I know of and experienced some physical improvements, but abundant energy was the main reason I started this thing, so I'd love to hear more about it.
I wonder, who of you literally bursts with energy and what do you do, think and eat?
Has your energy improved dramatically since starting raw?
Or just a little?
Do you need less sleep? Numbers, please!
Of course, tell about other improvements as well.
We love to hear how gray hairs turned colorfull again, stretch marks disappeared, sick people got well... but also less dramatic -but highly appreciated- improvements like better skin, fantastic hair etc :)
In my case, I've been eating raw for over a year now, but in that period in general it wasn't more than 50% raw.
I did notice some increase in energy, but unfortunately nothing dramatic.
At the moment I'm upgrading my diet (it's about 80% right now with some important changes), but also am incorporating regular excercise and am trying to relax more (stress in my case is the biggest energy burner). Plus going to bed on time, my biggest vice is that my sleeping habits suck (although I do sleep very well, it just may be too little at times). I do meditate, but that's also something that's worth more attention...
Other improvements I've noticed, except for the small energy increase:
- better skin
- less to no (if that's possible... teehee) mucus
- less to no body odor
- I had eczema when I started eating like this, which I already had for months and was getting worse, after starting to eat like this it healed within two weeks (the raw food plus The Journey session I had, that played a key role also)
- better bowel movements, and the more raw I eat, the more fantastic it gets (hey, I'm just being honest here)
- a natural healthy weight (although I already was quite slender, I lost some more... In the beginning even too much to my great concern, but it all worked out... And unfortunately, when I dó eat a lot of cooked food and don't move at all, it piles on)
- a clearer mind
That's not bad for a 'not 100% thing' (I'm not up to that yet).
I still have grey hairs though... :)
08-11-2007, 02:59 PM
I have more energy during the day, especially when I eat more food and dont allow myself get to hungry for too long - even if I feel like I'm eating a truck load of food.
I also feel more energetic when I eat more of a "balance" of greens, fruit, fats (especially avocados and coconut) and some sprouted nuts and seeds. In other words, when I dont restrict any particular raw food, I have the most energy. I'm the type of person would would fall asleep at work (at my desk drooling) if I eat a low fat diet.
I still sleep 8-10 hours a night and when I have less sleep, I feel horrible in the morning. I haven't gotten to the point where I need less sleep.
weight loss (including a noticeable change in my face's shape and features)
no body odor
fast growing nails (my pedicures dont last as long :))
I know there are others, but I cant think of them right now.
08-11-2007, 03:03 PM
Well this morning I made a green smoothie with three bananas, a hand ful of spinach, maybe five or 6 strawberries, a huge handful of raspberries, and some blueberries, also a bit of MSM and maybe 2 tbsp of you're my everything supplement (it has i believe, spirulina, cracked-cell chlorella (?), sprouted barley, MSM, camu camu, cayenne, and maybe something else
But anyway, I shared some with my sister (she actually asked me for some..she smokes cigarettes and eats meat and is on prescription medication. and she actually wanted to drink a green smoothie with me :D) and I started feeling pretty messed up/high. I love to use superfoods because they really pack a punch!
I also look and feel great (my face was looking a little tired this morning, and after drinking it, if I may say so myself..i think i'm looking pretty good ;)) And I have more energy!
08-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Judy - Hi!
From day one I have had tremendous energy and it has not stopped. Read my testimony at my signature below and see how I healed myself of two illnesses.
Sleep? I sleep very well now, something I don't ever remember doing and average about 5-6 hours. Get up feeling really refreshed.
Also - listen to Rawkin' Radio show #19 where I discuss these issues with Revvell...
This list - in order of appearance are things I've noticed since being raw over a year now:
NO MORE MIGRAINES!!!
ENERGY, ENERGY, ENERGY
better skin - softer, tighter, smoother
dark circles under my eyes gone
dropped about 45 pounds
healed hypOthyroid disease
08-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Ohh yeah, definitely an improvement in skin! Sometimes I look in the mirror and have to do a double-take :D
08-11-2007, 03:13 PM
my energy is best when i drink green smoothies and/or kombucha and big greens salads. im new to raw and im still detoxing a lot so i get into big slumps of tiredness too.
08-11-2007, 03:14 PM
P.S. I am happy you put the o in "how's yOur energy" with an accent mark on it
Tricky tricky! ;)
08-11-2007, 03:15 PM
I must that that I can focus now. What a concept!
I was diagnosed with classic ADD several years ago and had most of the symptoms: inability to concentrate, spacing out (especially when I was in school) never having a career focus, jumping from job to job; starting one project and never completing it and the list goes on.
Over the past year, my short-term memory has been going downhill. I'm only 28, but my mother and grandmother had the same problem when they were my age.
I'm not cured, but I am in the process of completing unfinished projects, slowly starting a business (I usually start then stop), more focused at work. I still have to write everything down and have a daily schedule or else I would forget, so I'm hoping raw would help with some of this.
My hearing has also improved. I had chronic ear infections as a kid. Between that and probably close to 20 rounds of antibiotics in my childhood, my hearing in both of my hears (especially my right) has been poor. I'm starting to hear more now. Certain sounds are actually quite startling now.
08-11-2007, 03:24 PM
Forgot - but check out my before and now photos down at my signature line. You tell ME if eating raw for a year has improved my health.
08-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Funny you should mention that:
08-11-2007, 04:37 PM
I'm pretty new at this (it's only been 3 weeks)...but, here's what I've noticed:
no more depression
better outlook on life
more appreciation of beauty
tonnes of energy (mostly!)
more sexy energy (hahaha)
better sleep (not really less- always 8 hours)
and, about 9 pounds of weight loss...
now, if those stretch marks would dis-appear, i'd change my religion to raw!
now, if those stretch marks would dis-appear, i'd change my religion to raw!
Hey, we're new (or maybe I'm a little less new with my 14 months or so...:)),
we're only 'seeds'! Anything can happen!
08-12-2007, 12:34 AM
I was about to write a post on my blog... but i'll write a summary here i guess so the lazy ones could skip it lol
But wow !! energy... *jumping up and down* I wake up with loads and end up the day with even more lol
I do sleep the same hours just cause i love it i guess... love dreaming ;) and daydearming aswell :) why not...
I'm so crazyyy with this energey my friends are asking what am i taking or smoking LOL
I am just answering Life ! with a big big smile !!
I am actually so not used to it I'm a bit worried.. lol Im has to tell myself every hour or so RELLAAAAAXXX
Im on my 34th day of raw today for 100% and looooove itttt !! woo hooo
so anyway :)
Have a wonderfull day everyone :)
Lots of love and smiles
08-12-2007, 12:51 AM
The raw food lifestyle is truly making a difference in my life. I feel like someone is giving me mouth to mouth recussatation and I am coming back to life. Wild horses couldn't stop me now from finding out where this raw food adventure is taking me. I feel like someone let me get out of my coffin and I'm waking up and living again. I havn't felt like this in years. I can't wait for another day of eating raw.
08-12-2007, 12:55 AM
the entery i promissed:
08-12-2007, 07:46 AM
I have noticed that I have a lot more energy, my skin looks so much better, my sex drive has increased 10 fold (lol) I think so much clearer and I am a lot more happy.:D
08-12-2007, 07:53 AM
being RAW allows me to wake up effortlessly around 5-5:30 AM, I usually don't go to sleep until 11p or a little later.
I fall asleep with ease and have pleasant dreams, or no memoty of dreaming
My day includes managing a household of 7 ( two toddlers ages 3 and 4) and often dabbling in some sort of sideline work.
I rip and run a lot with no air conditioning in my car and I'm doing great. In the past the heat alone would make me exhausted.
08-12-2007, 07:59 AM
I have also noticed I can't just sit still for too long, my body craves to be in motion:D
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