View Full Version : Headaches & hunger pains
07-20-2008, 08:28 PM
I'm really new to the raw way. I have only been 100% raw for a couple of days. I was wondering if someone could tell me when the headaches go away? I'm guessing I have headaches b/c I am not eating any carbs but I'm not 100% sure. As for the hunger pains.. do those ever go away?
07-20-2008, 08:33 PM
This actually sounds like you are breaking an addiction. Addiction to foods commonly happen when food allergies are present. You may not have even known you had them, but they manifest in the same way as a detox from drugs or alcohol. Until this passes (and it will!) you will be cranky tired and hungry. Just know that it is very common, but I'm sure others will chime in.
When I did this it was many years ago, but I remember eating pounds and pounds of food and still starving because my body was searching for what it was addicted to. For me it lasted a good week. It was not fun, but I enjoyed incredible health once I got through it. Best of luck to you, and I know you will hear alot more about this!
07-20-2008, 09:11 PM
Why aren't you eating carbs? ....low blood sugar will give you a headache. So will detoxing from things, caffiene is famous for example.
I concur, pig out a little more...
07-20-2008, 09:21 PM
I think the poster is meaning more cooked carbs (potatoes) and grains? It is virtually impossible to eat raw and eat no carbs. Fruit and veggies both have them!
07-20-2008, 09:26 PM
I have been caffeine free for about two weeks now. I know what those headaches are like and I didn't want to start raw and also go through that withdrawl. As far as carbs, I mean bread, potatoes etc. I am eating plenty of fruits and veggies. Thats all I'm eating but still have this nasty headache and foggy feeling in my head. Thanks for all your feedback it's been helpful.
07-20-2008, 09:37 PM
Yeah, your body is making some adjustments. What you are experiencing is quite common but no one can tell you the exacts of how long it will last because it's different for each individual. Some do not even experience what you're feeling, although most do.
One thing I always recommend (that I also realize can be quite controversial as some are dead-set against it) is to do enemas...if not enemas, some other form of bowel-cleansing. Most of us, before going raw, are constipated and even if not in the sense of the word where you only go once a week or something, even if going every single day, one can still have impacted feces in their bowel from our eating habits. But whatever the case, a sluggish digestive system can mean that in the beginning stages of being raw, you may experience some discomforts that can be alleviated simply by helping to move toxins and other stuff out of the body by way of the bowels.
I know in my beginnings, enemas helped tremendously with my detox headaches and body aches I experienced.
Just something to think about!
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