Hi all, I'm pretty new to this group and have been giving LFRV my best
shot. I am encountering many problems though and I'm wondering if others
have been through the same thing when first starting out. I originally posted this discussion in the 'healing from chronic fatigue' group, but see there is very little activity over there, so have re-posted it here. Hope that is ok!
had chronic fatigue for a few years now and have suffered from
depression and anxiety most of my life as well. I am finding that my
fatigue is actually getting worse with this diet for some reason though!
It's wonderful that I'm not tempted to stay up late and I'm having very
restful sleeps - but I am SOOOO tired! I have a 2yr old daughter to
look after and this is making my life harder right now! I no longer have
the same enthusiasm I did when it comes to carrying out my day to day
tasks (and I was already lacking in this department!)
I am also
getting very sensitive teeth and muscle aches after every meal (like the
lactic acid feeling you can get while exercising). I am really really
keen to give this a shot as this diet makes complete sense to me and I
wholeheartedly want to dive in 100%
I am also struggling because
it is a very cold and wet winter over here in melbourne and while
feeling all this discomfort I can't help but crave warm comforting
foods. My fibromyalgia plays up more in the cold weather and I just feel
so COLD and achy and like I have joints that need some serious oiling.
My knees are particularly painful. It is also very difficult to find
fruit that is in season over here other than apples and oranges (both of
which increase the pain in my teeth).
Because I am so tired I am
also finding the volume of food that I need to eat very challenging.
Some days it is honestly too much to cut it all up and then chomp away
at this ginormous salad. More often than not I am not meeting my
appropriate caloric intake and then crave fats like avocado. I am aware
that no overt fats at all would be ideal for someone in my situation,
but I just can't seem to do that yet. I am breast feeding as well - so
maybe this has something to do with it...?
Anyway, just thought
I'd rant a bit as I have been truly struggling with this and it is
getting me down right now. I want the same glowing level of health that I
have read about so often on this forum and in the 80/10/10 book.