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I am only on day 3 of 100% raw, but the whole time, I have been totally exhausted. Is this a detox? I am also 15 weeks pregnant (I know there is a list for that) - and I am worried about toxins being exposed now, yet, I want to go raw for baby too!
I haven't eaten sugar or white flour (e.g. no alcohol, white rice, even honey etc) for seven years. However, I ate lots of cooked food and lots of meat. I was hoping I wouldn't have such a severe detox. I normally have good energy levels (I've been over the early-tired part of my pregnancy for a little while now).
any suggestions or encouragement would be very much appreciated!
09-14-2007, 04:32 PM
Hi Jennifer. Welcome.
Perhaps you could tell us what you have been eating. Are you having any greens. Maybe green smoothies would help.
I have been mostly eating fruit, I think, but I do have a smoothie in the morning. it varies, but a typical one is what I had this morning: 1.5 cups of water, 1/2 a cucumber, 1/5 an avocado, 1TSP spirulina, 2 TSP hemp protein powder, some chia seeds and some coconut and a squirt of agave nectar. sometimes some fruit, some kale, some celery (I've been doing these longer that the 3 days 100% raw). today also had a decent sized serving of broccoli soup, recipe from Alissa's book as well as nibbles of other raw stuff. I've been SO tired today, that I feel sick, I left work at 3:30, came home and slept for an hour. I'm trying to figure out what to eat now, and I may go back to bed soon... also, as I said, I normally am pretty energetic! this is making me worried that maybe I shouldn't be doing this.
thanks so much for your help
09-14-2007, 04:52 PM
I would suggest that you keep it simple for a while. Either mono eat or even some simple juices.
Are you hungry.
this is strange, but I _think_ I'm not hungry. I do get hungry, and then I eat, and I feel satisfied hunger-wise. in the evening, though, it's not so clear. right now I just feel crappy - my allergies have been very bad today, and I suspect that is contributing; still I don't think it explains all of it. I'm exhausted, feeling kind of bummed, even have some slight stomach pain.
can you tell me exactly what you mean by mono eating? I don't have a juicer, so I'm not sure I can do juices. do you mean JUST juices?
09-14-2007, 05:07 PM
Is it possible that you are not getting enough water.
Mono eating is where you make a meal of just one thing. I have just had 3 mangos. Your digestive system finds it easier to deal with and frees up more energy for other things.
YES!! I have been thinking that I haven't been getting enough water! but not consciously enough to actually think so, if you know what I mean. I am on that as soon as I write this.
good on the mono - that's per meal. I was afraid it was all day or days or something.
thank you thank you thank you
off for water.
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