I have been eating vegan for 2.5 months now. It has been very easy, even coming directly from SAD. I still have days where I binge on junk food, but always vegan. I am very overweight. I feel really good eating vegan. I have a lot of energy even though I am not losing weight. That will come later.
Anyway I have been trying to get some raw days in. I aimed to do 2 weeks raw but failed miserably. The days I have been raw I feel really good except I can't sleep on raw days. At first I attributed it to something else but now I see a pattern. I am WIDE AWAKE on raw days. It really sucks. Even though I still have energy the next day I feel emotionally numb due to lack of sleep. Any tips?
Another issue came up. Yesterday I was fully raw on bananas, strawberries, blueberries and mangos. For dinner I had a banana/blueberry smoothie. I have never had just huge smoothie for dinner. I have had this combo before. I couldn't sleep, as expected, but I was SO SICK around 2 am to around 3:30 am on the toilet! My stomach got so huge and bloated while I was trying to sleep then I was really sick! Ideas, suggestions? Other raw days I've had a salad with berries or other raw veggies without issue. That was probably my first 100% fruit day. Is it that my body can't handle that much fruit?
eat more calories this is key body won't rest till it knows it has enough fuel
always get up early in the morning and go for a walk or cycle in the out door air and light do it every morning
turn off all lights/computers etc at 9pm and go to bed
do not drink coffee or tea
these things worked for me i used have insomnia for 20 years now i sleep like a baby
Thanks for the abundance of advice. Taking a little bit from each comment and I think I've got the sleeping part possibly figured out.
here's one more bit of info for you:
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