For about 2 weeks now i have gotten very interested in becoming raw, i decided to go straight 100% almost straight away.
A few days into it i started feeling nauseous and getting strong headaches, on one particular day it got very bad, every time i ate some more raw food my headache and nauseous got even worse. I just thought it was probably i was detoxing too fast and this was the side effects from it. But it just got so bad i had no other choice but to eat some cooked foods, i ate a bit of butternut squash and felt better almost straight away, I'm still mostly raw but just including a few cooked foods like cooked butternut squash, potatoes and oatmeal. I really wanna get back 100% raw though, but decided maybe it be best i take it slowly, since i have a 7week old baby to take care off so need to take it easy. So i just need some advise on how may i approach it? Anyone got any tips and such when first getting into it? And also good ways to deal with the headaches and nausea?
Another thing i noticed when i was 100% that i was eating much much more fat then usual, like nuts and seeds, this seemed to me was because fruits and veg alone were not giving me my calorie needs for the day so i naturally went for high calorie concentrated foods like nuts and seeds. When i go back to 100% i want to avoid this, i wanna eat low fat because high fat for me isn't good for me, my body doesn't react well to too much high fat concentrate foods. I seem to do better with seeds then nuts though, but still only in moderation. Meeting my calorie needs for the day is very important for me since i am breastfeeding and looking after a baby, but how am i going to reach this with mostly fruit and nuts? Does anyone know what fruits and veg have the most calories? And how much of it i should eat.
Another problem that i occurred when i was 100% was i found it hard to eat lots of fresh veg. When i'm not 100% i can eat mounds full of veg and leafy greens on a tortilla wrap, but the same amount of veg i would be able to on their own. So i was thinking if anyone knew any good low fat raw salad dressings? That would make it much easier to eat lots of fresh veg! :) BUT I'm avoiding garlic, citrus fruits, onions and other strong spicy foods since it goes into my milk and makes my baby fussy, so the dressing would not only need to be low fat but free from those foods too! XD
Thank you anyone that can help! Will really appreciate it :) <3
I went raw 6 days ago, and about 2 days into it I just became SO sluggish and tired. I get very spacey now, and feel almost like I've been smoking something (which btw is something I haven't done in over ten years). I keep trying to tell myself that it's detox, but I try and listen to my body and find it somewhat difficult to believe that this will benefit me in the end. I had a recent surge of energy a few months before I started raw, and I definately miss it!! Especially to keep up with my 8 month old! I was a pesca-lacto-vegetarian, and then halfway through my pregnancy I started eating chicken again. And then went straight to about 85% raw. I have an app on my phone to plug in all my nutrition intake info, and I'm getting enough of everything.
So, is it really detox? Opinions and advice are more than welcome!
Submitted by Chef Skai on September 23, 2011 - 12:50pm
Helping you to live a healthy and abundant life!
By Chef Skai
1. Make sure you are shitting a minimum of two times a day. You should actually crap for every meal you eat. Most people are not even eliminating daily. Huge red flag!
2. Don’t push it out, let it fall! If you have to push you are constipated. Your stool should glide out of your body will little to no effort at all. Be in and out of the bathroom in minutes.
3. Place a small stool in front of the toilet and place legs up on it to achieve a natural squatting position. This aids in a complete evacuation.
4. Try using Casara Sagrada herb to help tone the colon walls. Other herbs and concoctions make the stool loose and soon you will become dependent on them. Cascara helps to strengthen the peristalsis action of the colon.
5. Eat bananas every day. And really monitor the flour products and other denatured and processed foods. Interchange the word monitor for eliminate, for real!
6. Shitting is important so take it seriously! Shit happily and never miss the opportunity to take a good shit…wherever you are. If you are embarrassed by the smell at work carry some essential oils and spray afterwards.
7. Detox at least 4 times a year. Total clean outs are really important to maintain an optimally healthy system. Don’t get colonics unless you are not moving at all. Consider them for emergencies only. Detox with fruit and fasting.
8. Look at it. Know what is coming out of your body. It should always float. And you should not be able to recognize any food in your stool like corn or raisins. If you do you know that you are not chewing your food properly and you are wasting good food literally down the toilet.
9. If you experience problems with shitting consider this a major problem and handle it quickly. Autointoxication will take root in your system which leads to all sorts of ailments….namely cancer.
10. Exercise is also important for proper elimination. Try using techniques like squatting, twisting your core and my friend, Kitty, recommends the Crane Exercise by Dr Stephen Chang: Take your hands and rub them together vigorously for about 15 seconds. This will create a lot of kinetic energy in the form of heat. Next take one of your hands and put it directly on your belly button. After that, start to run in small clockwise circles over your belly button. Keep the circles small but slowly make them larger and larger. Rub at a pace of 1 circle per second. Not too fast and not too slow. After about 20-30 seconds, stop. Rest your hands for 30 seconds before you repeat the rubbing of your hands to create the heat. Start with large circles and go in the other direction, counter clockwise, this time with wide circles, slowly getting smaller and smaller until you are making small circles around your belly button again. Reverse and repeat this belly rubbing for a few minutes. Do this in the morning and evenings.
Submitted by maxie7 on September 10, 2011 - 2:59pm
I've just been fiddling with fitday.com, trying to work out a basic daily plan. I want to loose weight on raw, but still eat a little fat.
I am finding it difficult to get enough calories and enough protein without making the fat percentage skyrocket. I would like to stay at or below 20% calories from fat, And I would like to have a minimum of 10% calories from protein. I've tried adding in sprouted legumes, but I'd have to eat A LOT to improve the protein ratios and I'm worried about the effect that amount would have on my digestion. Any tips?