View Full Version : Food and Fatigue
06-27-2005, 06:57 AM
I'm in my 3rd month of being raw, yet still some days I feel fatigued, like i don't have enough energy. Is it something I'll get over once my body gets accustomed to eating this way? Is there anything that I can eat that will help keep my energy levels up?
06-27-2005, 07:33 AM
Are you eating enough and drinking enough water? Sometimes lack of calories and lack of fluids will slow your system down and make you feel tired.
06-27-2005, 07:36 AM
BTW... also, eating 6-8 small meals throughout the day will also help with fatigue. Eating that way helps keep your metabolism reved up. ;)
06-27-2005, 08:12 AM
You haven't told us what you ARE eating. Have you noticed on the days you are fatigued what you've eaten? Maybe you have a food sensitivity which is causing the fatigue. Maybe you aren't getting enough sleep. Maybe you're stressed over something. Not enough information.
06-30-2005, 04:01 PM
I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies, i've been making myself pizzas and grawnola bars and bagels...still experimenting. Both of you have good points, thanks. It may be because of not getting enough sleep. I've got alot of food sensitivities too, and i'm watching out for those. I end up eating more meals throughout the day, but sometimes, by the end of the day, i feel like i've eaten way too much. I guess its just the fact that I eat through out the day, i feel like my stomach doesnt have time to slow down...I dont think its a bad thing..just something I need to get used to.
06-30-2005, 06:33 PM
Just a suggestion in case it works for you.
I noticed a huge difference in how I felt when I ate the sprouted grains, such as in the grawnola. Much as I loved it, I felt so much better without it. I know Cassy noticed this also. They seem, for me anyways, to be a lot harder to digest than anything else I eat raw, equalling of course more energy needed for digestion.
Hope you figure it out soon.
06-30-2005, 06:52 PM
Are you exercising? Also, you might want to give your digestive system a break once a week by doing nothing but water all day.
...OR, maybe you're just human and you need to rest sometimes more than you think?
Let us know what makes a difference please.
07-01-2005, 09:14 PM
I gained a ton of energy when I drastically reduced my fat intake. When I figured it up, I realized I was regularly consuming between 50-70% of my calories from fat, WAY too much. Now I hardly ever eat any obvious fats (oils, nuts, avocados) and feel so much more energetic! I really notice the difference when I do have some fats, I only eat them in the evening because I really feel sluggish afterwards.
07-02-2005, 01:10 PM
Man, i love this message board :-) Great ideas, great ideas. I may limit my sprouted grain intake and see how I feel. Yes, i do exercise, and i'm always fine through my workouts, no tiredness. I exercise in the morning and by the time late afternoon comes, somedays i'm pretty tired. I'm thinking about a water break once a week too. That seems like it would help. I've got acid reflux on top of all of this (one of the main reasons I went raw) and im still trying to get intune with which foods seem to give me acid reflux.
And chilove, about reducing your fat intake...if you don't eat nuts, oil or avocados, do you eat anything besides fruits and veggies?
07-02-2005, 06:44 PM
I'll have an avocado (technically a fruit) or a few nuts or seeds about once a week. Otherwise it's all fruits and veggies. I also agree that you should eliminate the sprouted grain. Grains are not an ideal food for humans. I mostly follow Doug Graham's approach to the raw diet. I can't recall his website address right now, but you can google him.
Best of luck to you.
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