Yes sleep makes SUCH a big difference! And drinking plenty of water~
I'm hearing you're feeling frustrated and longing to be healthy!
Inability to sleep well is often a sign of being under-carbed.
Do you have a history of restricting calories? Are you eating more than 10% of your calories from fat?
Sounds like you are on the right track. Just keep working on it! It will probably take some time.
Candace, when you say you are not 100% raw quite yet, what else are you eating and how frequently? That will perhaps shed some light on this, at least in my mind. Also, you stated in a prior post waking up after 5 hrs. Are you eating/drinking anything with caffeine in it?
Candace, not only are you eating non vegie-fruit items, you are also ingesting god only knows what chemicals, msg, gmo's, salt, and toxic elements. I would recommend making a clean break for 30 days.
On this site you will find the answer to your dilemma. Eating dates, bananas, smoothies, greens will take away cravings for meats and such eventually.