Tired by 2 pm
I usually have a lemon ginger blast in the morning with some herbs. I also have a green smoothie by 12. By 2 pm I am feeling tired and unmotivated. Any suggestions on what to eat for energy? I am getting bored with my routine, but I know going back to junk foods is not the answer. I started adding hemp seeds and chia seeds to see how that would help. The first day on chia was great, but it seems like my body adjusted to that pretty quickly and I am back to tired. Maybe I am low on iron?
I'm not surprised you feel tired by 2pm. Eat plenty of raw foods and you will feel much better. Have you got Alissa's first book? It's. Very helpful and the second book has even more recipes in. Well worth buying.
I will get the book. I saw more than one for sale. Which one?
The raw food for everyone i can get on amazon for a little over 6.00.
Also, I am not into making a lot of dehydrated foods. I do not own a dehydrator. My idea of raw foods is simple. I would like to just eat the foods in their original form and get what I need from them, but how do I not get bored with that. Anyway, I am sure there are people out there that do it everyday without it getting complicated.
Yeah sounds like you need to eat some more. I don't know for sure though of course. I have been told by others though that have done raw. One thing to realize is that you can eat more raw foods because you will still be healthy and maintain a good weight. A good variety of raw foods might be a good thing. :) When I have done only juices in the morning.(Even really big juices). In the morning I feel awesome! Yet I notice by a little later in the day I feel a bit more tired than usual. I have been told that I simply need to eat more raw foods and to not worry about the amount I am taking in as I will still lose or be at a healthy weight.
There are plenty of others here who have a lot more experience than me, but that is what I have heard and have found for myself so far. Good luck finding what works for you! :)
Thanks. I am going to try to add more food to my mornings. I guess I could just eat some raw veges and see how that goes. I am currently sprouting some garbonzo beans to make a raw hummus with. I'm excited. They are starting to get little tails.
I will still make the juices and smoothies too, and see how that goes. Any other ideas of what I could have? I seems kind of silly but I am not used to eating this way and I get dumbfounded about what to eat next. I don't mind buying books to help out either.
Last edited by JackieH; 06-02-2012 at 01:55 PM.
I don't use a dehydrator and at the moment I don't even have electricity so if i juicer then i have to use a hand-powered one. I don't understand that you think you might get bored. There is nothing more monotonous than cooked food. I could eat fruit and veg and sprouts and nuts til the cows come home.
It is certainly less work. I have lost 30 lbs. by eating raw foods.
You are detoxing, this is a great sign that what you are doing is working. Unless you are hungry, just go sleep if you can or as much as possible.
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Try some grapes or oranges in the afternoon. I love juicy fruit snacks in the afternoon for a good pick me up. Grapes are my favorite.
I've noticed that fats make me sleepy. I try to eat any fats later in the evening specifically for this reason. And for me eating more fruits gives me more energy.
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You could be B12, zinc, iron or protein deficient, that's why you may lack energy. lf you are blending store bought greens, that is often not the answer to getting B12, enough zinc, enough iron nor enough protein. Green smoothies made from vegetables lack sooo much nutrition. Hard to get enough protein, zinc, iron and B12 and a host of many other things from such drinks. No wonder you are tired. Many vegans get the same way because they believe all the dogma on youtube from our raw food leaders promoting green smoothies. Pthhh.
Originally Posted by JackieH
The chia seeds are an excellent idea, but you really need to boost up the diet with proper foods. Include the following things (real food..the best nutrition and power foods possible) in your diet and learn to like them:
* raw kelp powder (have it everyday)
* chlorella (have it everyday)
* sprouted chia grass (have it everyday)
* wheatgrass juice (grow yourself..have it 5 days a week))
* sprouted sesame seeds (have it 4 - 5 days a week)
* sprouted lentil smoothie
* a soil based bacterial B12 supplement. (have it everyday)
This should solve most if not all your problems over a period of 2 - 3 months.
lt also won't hurt to start drinking highly potent weed juice on weekends. Drink it and drink it, and drink it some more.
Folks often blame low calories (not eating enough) on low energy, but that's not exactly the ultimate truth! lt is malnutrition that causes low energy. lf you eat highly potent food (like l mentioned), you can be under the rda for calories and still have high energy. lf you eat fruit and vegies, calories count because you aren't getting nutritious sources of food, but if you live on sprouts, grasses, weeds and algaes and sea vegies...calories no longer count. Calorie theory is only a half truth that applies to low grade foods, but it is not ultimate truth.
Last edited by The Sproutarian (Mr Raw); 06-06-2012 at 11:53 PM.
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