Hi Guys, So a three days a go by mom came back from a trip,she hadnt seen me in three months, I co-incidentaly started transitioning to HCV lifestyle around that time. She has told me three times already that I have lost the glow I used to have on my skin and that my skin does not look healthy, oh- and that I have aged !! I am 26 years old.
I am just wondering , has this happened to any one else before ? Are there any vitamins or minerals I am missing in my diet ?
I live in New Delhi and so the fruits I eat is restricted to what is available and in season in this semi arid desert. Mainly Bananas, custard apples, watermelon and dates . Off and on I eat apples and pears and papaya ( just dont get good quality ones in the desert ), some times I can find raw guavas, I used to have loads of mangoes but they are out of season now.
I eat two cooked meals a day , it always consists of a big bowl of rice mixed with raw chopped carrots, cucumbers and capsicum and combine this with a lentil or bean soup.
I easily drink 6 litres of water a day.
Is it possible that I have lost the glow because of some vitamin defficiency ? Oh.. I also have lost a lot a lot of hair. MY hair started falling two years ago and just has not stoped. I am not balding anywhere but I have only half or less of the amout of hair I used to have and in some places they are now greying.
Does this ring any bels ?I would appreciate any of your advice.
do you eat leafy greens? sounds like you could be lacking minerals..
add more living foods! what about things like tomatoes, zuchini, beets? have more raw salads! make cucumber noodles and have them with a raw vegan dressing!
beans, lentils, rice (also too many bananas, dates) could be hard on the GI tract, have more living foods :)
also a good bowel movement is important for a healthy skin and overall health :)
What is life like in New Delhi?
Maybe you can post a few pics of what shopping looks like, or a pic of the city or something?
Are you eating as much raw as possible or the raw till 4? If you still eat rice, please let me know if you have suggestions on an Indian stype sauce that would go over it, as a friend was looking for this...
Are you getting enough calories?