Hi everyone. I've been a bit of a lurker for the past month or so. I've been following Freelee and Harley's videos too.
I'm 42yo and have suffered various health problems for the best part of 20 years. They were mainly of a chronic fatigue nature with some neurological symptoms thrown in for good measure. The only thing that doctors managed to find was a severe vitamin D deficiency, (probably from living here in sunny old Ireland!) My level was only 13 and i was told the normal had to be above 75. Anyway, in the past 6 months I've been slowly transitioning to a raw diet, and am now raw 'til 4 with lots of potatoes at night. Thanks to Freelee/Harley and Doug Graham's book, I'm now realising the importance of high carb. Having trouble getting the amount of food in though. I really feel like I'm stuffing myself but can still feel weak at times.
I know I'm pretty skinny and would like to gain weight. I'm female, and 6 feet tall but only weigh 115 lbs. I think my doctor thinks I don't eat. Any advice about being able to cram the calories in would be good. I'm still trying to get my head around eating so much.
Looking forward to connecting with you guys :)
Hey there Daffy :) I used to be on the raw til 4 program too! I found that after I ate so many potatoes I had that stuffed feeling too and I just wanted to sit and do nothing lol. Then I went 100% raw after wanting to do so for soo long! Now it's easier for me to eat the same amount of calories but I never get that heaviness after eating. Also, make sure you are getting in exercise at least 4 times a week, build up to everyday slowly and you're digestion will improve by folds!
Congrats on where you are, you've already come so far in just half a year! :D
One thing that I am currently doing is a overt fat abstinence. I haven't eaten any fats like nuts or avocados in 22 days now. I'm aiming for 40. This has helped me TREMENDOUSLY! My digestion has NEVER been better, my senses are sharp as glass, my emotions are balancing and all this pain and anger is coming up so that I can truly understand myself better and forgive myself. I didn't realize how many benefits I would receive doing this abstinence but it is truly one of the most healing, forgiving, lightening experiences I've ever had. Even doing it for 2-3 weeks can be very beneficial. Give it a try :) Even if it doesnt help with that overly full feeling, it can't hurt ;) love and joy!
Hi Jenna, and thanks for the welcome and advice. I've been going slowly in my transition because I seriously want to avoid severe detox symptoms. I know I'm bound to get some, but I'd rather they came on mildly.
I've been exercising, but I've just been walking and gradually increasing my distance. I try to get out most days - even today when it was pouring down here :)
Interesting what you said about the avocados. I had half a one today and tend to eat one a week. I have found I feel 'lighter' on the days I don't have any, so maybe I'll give your abstinence a try. With being so new to this, I've just been experimenting and eating as much as I can. I love bananas so that's a good thing.