Thanks! Love the suggestions :)
Hey Renae! Awesome intro post. I like your writing style.
Anyway, I second Jess in saying Read 80/10/10! That always helps.
Re:bloating, there are a lot of things you can try:
1) Simplify food combinations; eat mostly monomeals (one fruit at a time til full), don't combine sweet fruit with fatty food (nuts, seeds, avocado), drink water before meals instead of after.
2) Try to finish eating earlier in the day (never at the expense of eating enough though...), gives you more off-time between dinner and breakfast.
3) For short term relief, you can give yourself a tummy/colon massage. At the very worst, it will feel good and be a nice chance for you to give yourself some lovin'. Hard to OD on that.
So maybe one of those things will help, but also with time I'm confident the issue will go away anyway. It does take time for our bodies to recover from a lifetime of sub-optimal care, but they do! Have fun.
Hi! Here are a couple suggestions to get things flowing, ha, ha.
Make sure you are drinking enough water. At least 3 liters a day.
Make sure you aren't eating unripe fruit, especially bananas. Make sure bananas you eat have lots of brown speckles.
Welcome Renae! Although, I think your First name Tehillah is beautiful too. I'm pretty new to this lifestyle too, somewhere like three or four weeks, although, I've been experimenting in raw food for a long while. I had the same problem when I first started lfrv full time and it last about a week. I got really nasty cramps in my lower intestines and then finally it seemed like my body just took a day to get it all out... So I think it's got to be at least a little bit normal. Just wait it out, and try and stick to lfvr as much as you can.
Another thing I experienced, and still seem to be experiencing, is extreme tiredness. I'm usually a late night person, but lately I've been experiencing periods of drop dead tiredness. I think this is also a detox symptom and it's my body telling me I need to sleep so it can heal more efficiently.
Just keep coming to 30Bad and you will have support. I have found this group to be so positive and helpful to one another and I know a lot of people here are successful on this diet despite other factors in their lives that might make it hard to stick here. I know it's helped me a lot to know 30Bad is here.
Ahh! I love this place haha
Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome.. And so quickly too! I've joined many forums in the past (mostly on different subjects), and I have never joined a single one where I felt like I immediately fit in.. It means a lot.
Also, thanks for all your suggestions.. after giving them all a lot of through, I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing just about everything wrong.. Isn't that always the way?
It seems I've been eating semi-ripe fruit this entire time.. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever eaten a piece of fully ripened fruit! I was always under the (silly) impression that fruit were pretty well ripe as soon as I bought them from the store. Unless they were small, hard and green of course.. Bananas for example, I've never waited for the black spots to appear, I've always thought that they were ripe once they were predominately yellow, boy was that stupid haha
So that's easy enough to change. I also had my first mono-meal this morning, and I'm feeling great!
Ohh and could someone possibly link me to somewhere I could buy this 80/10/10 book everyone's raving about? :D I'm feeling a bit sponge-like at the moment.. And by that, I mean I want to absorb as much information about my new diet as I can, as quickly as I can, before I make any more easily-avoidable mistakes..
The one thing I have been doing right: Water! I'm pretty much known as the crazy water girl around here (Though I'm hoping to make a new nickname for myself soon, EG: Crazy Banana Girl, or Crazy Fruit Kid... The crazy part can stick, cos I mean, let's face it...) .. Anyway lol I'm never without a bottle of water, and I always make sure I'm drinking plenty.
"3) For short term relief, you can give yourself a tummy/colon massage. At the very worst, it will feel good and be a nice chance for you to give yourself some lovin'. Hard to OD on that." -- Haha This would probably be preferable over what I have been doing.. Lot's of irritated poking and prodding probably isn't the way to get my tummy to behave itself.. I think I'll try your way instead
"Another thing I experienced, and still seem to be experiencing, is extreme tiredness. I'm usually a late night person, but lately I've been experiencing periods of drop dead tiredness." -- I haven't hit that wall yet, but I'm generally a night owl too, so I suppose it's bound to happen.. Hopefully not during a job interview though!
Anyway, thanks again everyone, you're all awesome! I can't wait to get to know you all better
Smiles for miles x
Welcome Ranae!! You sound awesome, and I too really love parrots ;)