Hey everyone! :)
I'm only on Day 1 of my LFRV diet, and so far today I have eaten 2 apples, a banana, and a Strawberry-Pineapple-Banana smoothie. I plan to eat alot more today as well.
Anyways, I felt energetic right after eating, but I am now starting to feel a little foggy/tired. I know that making major dietary changes causes a MAJOR detox, so I am just wondering how long the initial detox period is going to last, and what symptoms I can expect.
Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks!! :)
try eating mono meals of bananas that detox's you really well and go for mono meals
but its just advice you can do whatever you want to do :D
Hopefully it doesn't affect me too badly, I hate turning back to cooked food! Lol.
I'm still working on the 100% raw part. I love cooked veggies sooo much, Lol. I'm gonna try to go 100% raw tomorrow though. For the past few days, I have been good on the high carb thing (mostly fruit and rice), but I haven't been really eating the right proportions of my food in the 80-10-10 way, and I'd love to go totally raw and start using the 811 ratio for my food to get the full effect. So I'm kinda considering tomorrow my first day. Lol.
I noticed after I eat alot of raw food, I get a mild headache, or I feel a little pain in my shoulders for some reason. I think that kinda makes me turn back to cooked foods. :/ Lol. But hopefully that'll pass. I'm pretty determined to make a good start on this.
Thanks for your help! :)
It seems to absolutely vary between people. I have been hcrv for one year now and did not experience much in the way of detox for the first few months except a bit of constipation in the beginning. However, in the past six months I have had unbelievably bad skin and, to my knowledge, there have been no other significant contributors. I have had skin problems since puberty and am hoping that my body is trying to heal the causes. Don Bennet has told me that for every, I believe, four years of abuse your body has undergone you can expect a year of detox, roughly (not a rule of course....and please correct me, anyone, if I have misremembered the "formula"). Since I am 28 and grew up on a mostly SAD diet and drank and smoked heavily in my twenties, I could expect to undergo some form of detox for another three years if I am living an optimally healthy lifestyle all the while. Of course, I think that genetics, family health and myriad other factors contribute to detox time as well. Surely everyone knows or knows of a very old person in seemingly perfect health who has survived on garbage, alcohol and cigarettes their whole lives. My husband's ancestors have been Yorkshire coalminers as far back as can be remembered, living on lard sandwiches and beer and seeing very little daylight in their lives. I've rarely met a hardier bunch; they think I'm sickly.