Hello all! Today was day 2 in my transition to a raw food lifestyle. I've read "Raw Food Detox" and was/am fascinated by the idea of completely cleaning my body out and reaching optimum health. I'm 27 years old, but am 50-60 pounds overweight, am plagued by constant heartburn, extreme fatigue (I drink several cups of coffee plus 1-2 energy drinks every day just to stay awake at work), have aching joints, patchy skin, grey hair. . . in other words, I'm living in a body way too old and worn down.
I do want to lose weight - absolutely no doubt about it, as it's either lose weight or start wearing a sheet w/ a hole in it to work - but more than anything I want to feel better, healthier.
I am in a transition right now, so am not 100% raw, but look forward to reaching that goal.
I've been there. I had chronic fatigue for 1.5 years. It's a nasty hole to be in. I dug myself out, and the raw diet was a major step. Your on the right road. But all that coffee needs to be neutralized with alkalinity. Alkalinity comes from raw plants. So if you keep that much acid in your life, you may see very little improvement.