View Full Version : really tired on 100% raw
02-11-2006, 09:36 PM
The last time I was 100%, I lost 11 pounds in 14 days, my skin looked great and my eczema cleared up. my asthma did NOT, and I was SO TIRED all the time, like no physical stamina.
Is the tiredness just a detox symptom? I was bummed out because I really wanted to work out and there was no chance of that-not enough energy. Plus I had hoped my asthma would clear out faster.
Anyway, I am so inspired by Alisssa's book and DVD that I want to go for it again. I noticed that if I added just some cooked vegan food at dinner I had a LOT more energy.
I'm just wondering if others have experienced "the tiredness issue" and how long before that went away. I know we are all different, but I'm just looking for some inspiration, I guess!
02-12-2006, 09:11 AM
The tired feeling is part of detox. When it passes, you have more energy than ever.
Detox episodes come and go. That's a normal part of the process.
If you're tired, instead of eating cooked foods -- which will make you feel worse in the long run -- why not just rest instead?
I agree with Swing, I had several days that I just stayed in bed and rested (if your schedule allows it!).
Eating cooked food is a "quick fix" and gives the illusion of making you feel better since it slows down the detox process. Go for 100%, get through it and you'll be thrilled with the results!
02-12-2006, 10:35 AM
yes, this is always the issue-I have two kids and a partner to cook for, a house to keep clean, dog, cats, birds, to take care of-everybody needs "mom" to be functioning. I always get to the point when I realize I'm gonna need MAJOR downtime to get through the detox and I have no support to do it. The guy I live with won't do anything, and my kids are not willing to eat raw, so I end up eating cooked again to get my energy up so I can take care of everyone else. It's just the way it is. I could TRY talking to them, asking them to pull their weight, but I'd have to wait until summer-during the school year it would be chaos. I fantasize all the time about excaping to a detoxing retreat center for 3 weeks and just saying, "see y'all later!"
Oh well. That's why I am doing 75% raw and all vegan for awhile and hopefully when I DO go all raw, the detox won't be as bad.
anybody else succeeding at 100% raw in these kinds of conditions? I'd LOVE to hear from you!!!!!
02-12-2006, 10:39 AM
Are you eating enough? I have read about some people when they first go raw, just do not eat enough since in the past a banana was a serving of fruit...so you just eat one when you could eat 3-4...
an example- an apple has about the same calories as a slice of bread- when did you ever just eat one slice of bread for a meal?? Remember this is not a weight loss diet, it is for good health and when you are healthy you will be the right weight for your body.
food for thought....
02-12-2006, 10:52 AM
How about preparing for the detox? You know about when it is going to happen since you've done it before. Make up a bunch of SAD meals and put them in containers in the freezer. That way you can just tell everyone how to thaw out dinner. Stock up on cereal and milk or some healthy breakfast bars and that will do for breakfast. Sandwhiches are easy enough and if they must have chips buy the big bags that have a bunch of snack sized bags with it, or if you want to do healthier do the snack packs of cut up veggies. If you preclean everything before you get tired you can just set up a system where you spend 15 minutes several times a day to deal with the pets and the house. Heck you can make it a game for the kids, set a timer, give them all a small chore, and see who can finish it first and then they get out of doing the chores next time. Repeat daily, I bet they will have a blast. The best part about it is since you set a time limit on the task kids tend not to whine as much about it as it is only for 15 minutes then they can go on to something more enjoyable.
I hope these ideas help!
02-12-2006, 01:08 PM
Make up a bunch of SAD meals and put them in containers in the freezer.
This is exactly what I did to prepare for my 30-day challenge. My husband is away during the week, so it's up to me to prepare all my son's meals. I cooked a month of his meals in advance and froze them in single portions. That way on a daily basis I just need to dethaw his food, leaving more time for me to concentrate on the raw stuff.
Also, we just got a vacuum seal (the Food Saver brand). On Sundays, I chop up a good portion of raw fruits and veggies and store them in the fridge so that during the week when I'm hungry all I have to do is open a baggie to get my food rather than chopping a gazillion and one things.
Perhaps some of these things will help. Maybe you could also slack off on the housework some. Surely your health is worth a few days of clutter and dust.
I'm in school too so I know how hard it is juggling these things. Remember though, once you get through detox you will have more energy than ever.
02-12-2006, 01:40 PM
The tiredness issue is a common one, and significant for a lot of people. One way to slow detox while eating all raw is to include more fat, lots of avocados, coconut butter, olives, coconuts, etc.
Also, taking some time to transition IS ok!! You have a lot on your plate, and detoxing and moving into 100% raw slowly is fine. Choosing the right cooked foods make it easier though for allowing your body to heal, for example sweet potatoes, quinoa, steamed vegetables, and vegetable soups are ideal.
Happy healing :)
02-12-2006, 07:25 PM
hey, thanks you guys. Those are all great suggestions. I feel re-inspired now. I know I can make it happen. And the kids can learn how to start taking care of themselves and making some of their own food too, and I can show them how. They are 12 and 9, so they are ready. I can do this!!! thanks everybody!
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