what are you eating? do you eat veggies, greens? sounds like you could be lacking minerals!
I usually eat lots of veggies either at lunch or at night.. could this be detox?
depending on what your lifestyle/diet was like before it could be detox, but it shouldn't be lasting 5 months.. do you eat processed foods? what about organic?
I don't eat organic because I simply cannot afford it (I wish i could!). I don't eat processed food but I do have bad food combining!
I was vegetarian about 3 months before I started and I did come from a background of ED/bulimia..
i saw your meal example below, do you eat fats? i mean they are important as well! not saying to eat tons of it but adding an avocado or half of it to a salad every now and then would be good :) personally I am not a huge fan of apple cider vinegar, so I would probably make a dressing with orange/avocado or tomato/basil or avocado/tomato etc..
for rice I would suggest brown rice (and, yeah, you mentioned that you can't go all organic but still if possible get organic rice) and soak it overnight in cold water and then rinse very well before cooking it, generally rice does contain gluten and could be difficult to digest for some people, have you tried eating steamed quinoa or buckwheat?
I do sometimes have chia and avocado..
My rice varies from brown to white and I do have quinoa. I didnt think about soaking the rice and I will totally start doing that from now on. I do have bread every now and then and I never really considered the gluten in it! I will be more mindful of them from now on
Are you still eating cooked foods or all raw?
Do you eat high oxalate foods like kale, chard, spinach, or dates? Some of us are sensitive to high oxalate foods too...
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I would like to be raw but that just isn't an option in my household unfortunately :(
I do have spinach and dates... Should I try to back off on them?
how do you know you are eating enough ?
do you use cronometer.com ? shoot for 2500+ calories
I am eating around 2500 to 3000 calories a day! I record my food intake on myfitnesspal and everything is pretty good! I don't understand why this is happening :(
Can you share what your typical diet is like in a day? And are you 100% on it? I've read a lot about this happening between a few months to a year in, but I haven't read those people's detailed food dairies since they aren't publicly available.
I can tell you my first two weeks were pretty rough, but my body got used to it after that. Although I could definitely tell the days I didn't drink enough (would get headaches), so I carry around water bottles to ensure that I'm drinking at least 4L (if not 5L) a day now.
I don't typically eat mono meals...
Breakfast: 4 pears
snack: 2 apples, beetroot, banana, kiwifruit
Lunch: salad consisting of- apple, tomato, lettuce, carrot, cucumber, capsicum and apple cider vinegar
snack: some kind of fruit usually pear and 250g cooked rice
dinner: cooked veggies or salad!
I know I have horrible food combining! I'm stuck in my ways :/ haha