I'm transitioning rather quickly - in a matter of days I've replaced half my diet with raw fruits, vegetables, and some coconut. My skin is breaking out, I've got gas, and I have NO energy for my workouts. I know this is all just part of detox and will get better with time. But I read somewhere that the lack of energy and muscle exhaustion is because the body is directing it's energy away from the muscles and towards the internal organs for repair and healing. It said that if you do a lot of activity, forcing the energy back to your muscles, you'll just slow down the repair and regeneration of internal organs.
Should I not be working out while detoxing? I do NOT want to stop exercising, I'm into it very hardcore and seeing great results and I don't want to plateau or regress. I do 10 minutes of moderate intesnity cardio every day, and 30-50 minutes of resistance training every other day, with one day of rest on the weekends. I'm starting to see a lot of definition and my abs are appearing and I don't want to have to stop... but I've had way less energy for my workouts since starting my raw transition, and today, I was reaching failure so early during cardio and struggling so hard that it took me 40 minutes to finish a 10 minute workout. Plus, I'm just feeling so exhausted generally I think I might have to take a nap later today.
Should I just tough out my workouts until my detox is over, or should I give it a rest so I don't impede my body's healing?