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04-10-2010, 10:21 AM
Just wondering what everyones take on the detox process is. I start my final year exams not too long from now and desperately dont want to be ill throughout them. Is it a week or two or is it a realllly long time, Im pretty big, about 240lb so I know its probably worse for me than someone smaller although saying that i dont drink much (if at all) and my diet is much healthier than my skinny friends (i just eat too much etc). Any thoughts?
04-10-2010, 10:29 AM
there is no way to know... it's just something that happens differently to everyone. perhaps you may want to start off really slowly adding more raw into your diet and then going higher raw after your exams if you are a really concerned about this.
my detox was pretty much nothing... and i started at around 300 pounds (didn't weight myself so not exactly sure of my start weight).
04-10-2010, 11:42 AM
I think I just want some form of confirmation that its unlikely to be horrific! I can talk myself out of this for the forseable future but I dont want to, i just wanna get on track. I have been eating more and more raw since the start of the week so its going in the right direction however was hoping for a cleanse or something next week, any suggestions on something relatively easy for that? Sorry I ask a lot of questions, its weird how although this is the most natural diet in the world I could probably find a million things out about Weight Watchers or LighterLife much easier, its like an underground diet or something :o
04-10-2010, 04:02 PM
I have had only a very mild headache very occasionally. I have been almost all raw for four months.
You can stop a detox abruptly just by going back to SAD. Or you can lesson detox symptoms by eating more healthy cooked foods. Know that it is under your control day by day. So there is no need to worry about it before it shows up.
Sweating helps a lot in getting rid of toxins so that they don't reach a threshold and give you detox symptoms. If your campus gym has a steamroom, try to use it every day.
04-11-2010, 10:49 PM
I think I just want some form of confirmation that its unlikely to be horrific!
It's unlikely to be horrific. There ya go! ;)
Seriously, for most people detox isn't some horrible, unending illness that keeps you bedridden for months. If that happens, something is probably terribly wrong with what you're eating and it isn't detox at all. Think of it more as temporary withdrawal symptoms, like a smoker giving up cigarettes.
If you jump head-first into 100% raw, the detox symptoms may be more severe but they will also end sooner. If you transition gradually, you might not notice anything beyond an occasional headache or brief waves of fatigue.
I transitioned from a relatively healthy eating style was eating probably 60 - 70% raw before I even knew raw food was a diet. When I went 100%, I had zero detox symptoms. None. Nada. Zilch.
The important thing is to not severely under-eat (even if you are trying to lose weight), since that in itself causes many of the problems people ascribe to detox.
04-12-2010, 02:25 AM
Thank you all for sharing your experiences of it. Today is the day and I'm going to food diary my way through because in the past that's helped me to eat better. I have decided no cleanses until after exams will be best but food is food and it's gotta be better than SUKD. :)
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