Seriously, I look like I am eating things that are bad for me. My face is covered with a rash, and my neck, its not acne, it is red and speckled all over. For a while when I first started the diet, my face really cleared up. I thought I had Rosecea before, but it completely went away, and NOW its worse than ever. I keep getting advice on here to keep plugging away at the diet, and it will sort itself out. Its good advice in theory, but its been MONTHS, and not much of a sign that things are improving.
I did an 8 day stay on banana island, and not much improvement. I mainly mono meal, and when I do combine, I am conscious of the rules. I drink plenty of water. I try to get enough sleep, but with a busy hectic life, I am sure I don't get an optimal amount.
Everyone asks me if I am allergic to something, and I say "yeah, probably, I just wish I knew what it was. I must be allergic to fruit, cuz thats all I eat"...it might be nightshades, it seems like it all started when I ate a ridiculous amount of tomatoes this summer. Yes, SUMMER, this started the end of August, beginning of September, and its almost January. I went raw in April this year, so in 3 and a half months, I will be raw for one year.
My new years resolution is to cut out the overts all together.
But, how am I supposed to feel good about what I am doing, if I feel like it might not be working for me considering how I look. And how am I supposed to tell my family and friends that I am OK, and that this diet is NOT hurting me, because it looks like I am falling apart. I feel pretty good, so I know that I want to continue, I am not giving up or anything, just frustrated, and feeling a bit let down.
I need inspiration, does anyone have a success story they can share, or any advice on what foods I should be cutting out or adding in?
I am thinking that I need B vitamin rich, beta carotene rich, and zinc rich foods. Any others?