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05-10-2009, 10:23 AM
Hello all I need advice. I've been exercising and running short when it comes to endurance. I at times have very little energy. My goal is to start running and I'm trying very hard not to try the drinks loaded with caffiene. Is there anything that I can do to have more energy before a workout? Should I add something to my green smoothies? Please Help!
05-10-2009, 10:34 AM
Maybe try making them bigger, add more greens or fruit and other ingredients. Many add superfoods or powders like Vitamineral Green or Sun Warrior Protein Powder.
05-11-2009, 02:29 AM
How long have you been RAW? Your lack of Energy could be Detox.
05-11-2009, 07:08 AM
.... I'm trying very hard not to try the drinks loaded with caffiene.
Do or don't do... there is no try.
I work out quite hard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxx1yKNUznQ) and have NEVER added anything with caffeine to my food program. Not knowing what you're eating/drinking/doing, hard to suggest to you what to do ~ or not ~ other than NOT to drink caffeine. (depending on your health outcome/intent).
05-11-2009, 11:47 AM
FWIW, I found that the first three weeks or on raw food, I felt a little weak in the gym. But that passed, and what I have found extremely helpful is really simple - green smoothies with chia seeds and hemp protein powder. No caffeine or anything else needed - these are naturally nourishing and energizing all by themselves. That initial period of tiredness I attributed to detox and adjustment to a much-higher raw diet.
Bottom-line, stay away from those caffeinated/energy drinks. The 14-year-old-niece of a friend of mine has already had to have gall bladder surgery because basically she was living on these common energy drinks - yikes! That's what the doctors attributed her troubles to. Her dad, shall we say, has less-than-ideal sense of responsibility for his daughter.
Real raw food rocks! Give it a serious go...
05-11-2009, 01:06 PM
My diet consist of mostly Green Smoothies and Fruit honestly I don't think I'm eating enough. My exercise session is pretty intense and my appetite for food has went down a bit. I've added a double shot of wheat grass to my diet and that kills my appetite for hours.
But lately I find myself craving cooked food. Is it b/c I'm not eating enough Raw food? I also noticed that I'm not drinking enough water so I have a gallon jug sitting at my desk right now. Maybe I'm not adding enough fruit to my smoothies.
2 big handful of Organic Mixed Greens
Sometime spinach added or Collards
Cup of Pineapple
3 tsp of ground flax
2 tsp of flax oil
Hand full of berries (depends on what I'm feeling like for the day)
Also I don't always get to eat before my spin class so there are times I'm in class on an empty stomach. It's at 5:30am sometimes I'm rushing to get there. During the day I may have a salad or snack on some fruit. Three days out of the week I do weight training and cardio 5 days out of the week. But now I don't have energy.
05-11-2009, 01:11 PM
Also to answer the question I've only been doing Raw for 2 1/2months
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