Hi all, I'm pretty new to this group and have been giving LFRV my best shot. I am encountering many problems though and I'm wondering if others have been through the same thing when first starting out.
I have had chronic fatigue for a few years now and have suffered from depression and anxiety most of my life as well. I am finding that my fatigue is actually getting worse with this diet for some reason though! It's wonderful that I'm not tempted to stay up late and I'm having very restful sleeps - but I am SOOOO tired! I have a 2yr old daughter to look after and this is making my life harder right now! I no longer have the same enthusiasm I did when it comes to carrying out my day to day tasks (and I was already lacking in this department!)
I am also getting very sensitive teeth and muscle aches after every meal (like the lactic acid feeling you can get while exercising). I am really really keen to give this a shot as this diet makes complete sense to me and I wholeheartedly want to dive in 100%
I am also struggling because it is a very cold and wet winter over here in melbourne and while feeling all this discomfort I can't help but crave warm comforting foods. My fibromyalgia plays up more in the cold weather and I just feel so COLD and achy and like I have joints that need some serious oiling. My knees are particularly painful. It is also very difficult to find fruit that is in season over here other than apples and oranges (both of which increase the pain in my teeth).
Because I am so tired I am also finding the volume of food that I need to eat very challenging. Some days it is honestly too much to cut it all up and then chomp away at this ginormous salad. More often than not I am not meeting my appropriate caloric intake and then crave fats like avocado. I am aware that no overt fats at all would be ideal for someone in my situation, but I just can't seem to do that yet. I am breast feeding as well - so maybe this has something to do with it...?
Anyway, just thought I'd rant a bit as I have been truly struggling with this and it is getting me down right now. I want the same glowing level of health that I have read about so often on this forum and in the 80/10/10 book.