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08-16-2007, 11:06 AM
I have been 90% raw for 4 weeks and have not had the energy to do my daily runs. I have focused on more protein and calories. What else could I be missing?
lil fairy z girl
08-16-2007, 11:34 AM
hi and welcome,
what sort of things have you been eating? Are you eating enough?
Also, when i first went raw i did not feel that great, our bodies go through detox and so you end up feeling ill, maybe that could also be to do with why you don't feel well?
08-16-2007, 11:41 AM
I have noticed in myself since going 100% raw (16 days and counting) that some days I get up and its like someone turned the clock back 10 years or more. I just feel like riding my bike and other exercise activities that I havn't felt like doing for a long time. I feel like a metamorphasis is occuring in my body and mind. But occassionally I get up and feel like going back to bed again inspite of the fact that I have just had one of the longest sleeps in years. For right now and until I get a better answer as to why I am experiencing this roller coaster I am going to go with the idea that my body is detoxing and recovering / rebuiliding from its long time SAD habbits. I can feel changes occuring and fortunately I have been having many more up days then down days. Eating raw is definitely having some interesting effects on my body and mind.
08-16-2007, 11:45 AM
I have been eating lots of fruit and veg juices, almond butter, green powder, salads, creative veg. meals, hummus, avacado, cheese.... I am wondering if the portion that is not raw is keeping detox going? Will I detox and be done with it or does it keep coming back?
08-16-2007, 11:46 AM
There's a few things here... you say 90% raw ~ what are you eating for the 10% you are not?
You say "focused on more protein and calories". What exactly does that mean?
W/out know what you ARE eating and drinking it's hard to give an answer. How much water are you drinking? How much sleep are you getting? What, if anything else has changed? IF I were your food coach, these and other questions I would be asking.
08-16-2007, 11:51 AM
:D Aloha and Welcome to RFT Deborah! Detox is an ongoing process. Any cooked foods will (imho) prolong detox. I have heard that some people that have been raw for a year still experience occassional detox. It really depends on how much abuse yu have put your body thru.
Picture an onion. it has layers. As you body is able to clean out one layer - and go deeper... it hits the next level that needs to be detoxed... until it has reached deep into your body and organs... so you see it's an ongoing process.
I do know that when I first went raw - I experienced extreme sleepyness... almost like I was drugged. I was told by some of the more experienced rawbies to just ride it out -- that it most like was detox.. and as it turned out - it was... and it did pass.
some people find themselves getting a bit sluggish with more nuts in their daily intake... others find that fruit will have that affect. You will find your balance and what works for you...
blessings on your journey!!
08-16-2007, 11:54 AM
Yes, I'm sure that 10% is making a difference. I drink plenty of water all day, more than 64oz. The non raw foods over the past month are commerical hummus, cooked fish, cheese and some wine. But mostly that happens on the weekends.
08-16-2007, 02:23 PM
08-16-2007, 08:13 PM
I agree with Veganforlife. Green smoothies! And as Victoria Boutenko says: More Weeds! I was very weak as well and the greens made a big difference. Just a little hard getting use to though. I'm just now starting to get beyond spinach.
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