I am still transitioning in to a fully HCRV diet. I was previously just eating a raw breakfast for a couple weeks. Now I'm incorporating a raw lunch. Just tonight i had my first cooked low fat/high carb vegan dinner.
Results so far:
Increased energy levels - my exercise session are 4 times as long as they use to be, and i no longer take pre workout.
Decreased water retention - lost about 7 lbs this week after gaining 5lbs in the first couple weeks of transitioning
Decrease in mucus/allergy symptoms
Brighter more hydrated skin - I didn't have to moisturize very much this week, i have dry skin usually.
Acne - I'm breaking out like crazy
Increase in the amount i sleep - i use to sleep 6-7 hrs, now I'm sleeping 10-12 hrs a night.
WARNING PERSONAL GIRLY STUFF:
I also just recently had an unusually short/light period. It lasted about 3 days and was at no time "heavy" by any means. I've never had really bad cramps/bleeding, but this is drastically less than usual. Is this okay? Am i losing weight too fast or is this natural/healthy?
I've lost my period before from my bf% getting too low. So i am a little concerned. But I'm also about 20 lbs heavier now, than i was when i lost it in the past.
The first 3 weeks i was only having 1 low fat raw meal a day. Then in the last week i increased it to two low fat raw meals a day. It was within the last week that i lost the weight. I am assuming it was water weight and my body was finally flushing out all that yucky sodium.
I wouldn't worry about your weight too much. Body recomposition doesn't show on the scale. C:
Interesting, good to know! I was expecting fluctuations and even some detox symptoms. My diet was horrible before this. I was making an honest attempt to gain weight though…not really an excuse though! xP
Awesome! Yeah the results come quickly, so get ready for even more :P The acne will go away as long as you hydrate yourself properly and in the meantime, use BB cream or something xD
As for your observations on menstruation, I experienced the same thing. I'm following mostly HCCV but I've noticed my cycle to be about 3-4 days (as opposed to 5-6 days) and not as heavy as before. I think that's normal; other women have reported similar results of going high carb.
I hope your right about my skin. I actually very rarely wear make up, so i doubt that's the issues. But you never know. I usually use a tinted moisturizer. I have/will be drinking all the water. Cx
Ahh good to know that its normal. I am honestly pleased with how short it is. Cramps only lasted 1 days also.