Hi. I've been on 811 since May. I am starting to feel that a fruit based diet is not working for me - at least at this time. I am mostly recovered or on my way to full recovery from a serious illness, mostly neurological. My energy level is fairly good, and I am active but not as active as I would like. My current symptoms include seizures, gastroparesis (which is currently fairly active), hypothyroid currently with adrenal conditions in the past, multiple food and chemical allergies, and a prior history of end state MS, along with RSD......who knows what else, chronic depression, insominia.......and a bunch of stuff, which has been going on all my life.
So, on a mental and emotional level, I am very solid - and I have a very supportive spiritual practice. I am just trying to fine tune all the things I need to continue to do, to support full body recovery.
The problems I am having with 811 is the fruit sugars combined with the gastroparesis, (which is delayed motility). When I eat more than one piece of fruit at a time, I get chest pains, dizziness, headaches - especially from bananas. I drink plenty of water. I have been vegan for 15 years, and have been raw in the past for three years. I haven't taken drugs for 15 years and have a clean lifestyle.
I feel better with vegetables, although it is hard to eat enough of those raw. While being on 811, I have not been able to lose the 10 - 15 pounds I need to, and have a lot of fat around my middle. Just since cutting back fruit over the past three days - my stomach feels much better and I already am losing the excess mass - which I think is largely inflammation. In the past I have been really thin, down to 87 pounds for a time......I hope to find a healthy weight.
When my digestion is sluggish, I think the fruit is just sitting and fermenting in my gut.
I can't seem to get my calories over 1200 on fruit. Eating higher amounts hasn't helped, and mono meals of fruit make me feel horrible. The only thing that feels somewhat ok, are fruit and green smoothies.
I'm not sure what to eat. I'll stay vegan, and do a lot of raw, maybe juicing...........maybe a small amount of fruit earlier in the day. I had two small pears for breakfast, and had chest pains very quickly afterwards, so I might not eat anymore fruit today.
I would like to stay connected on this group, but just wanted to be upfront about my issues. I really think raw is great and healthy, and the enzymes and life force are so beneficial to healing. I just can't ignore the signs of where and how it isn't working right now. I also feel cooked food is inferior to raw, but I may need to steam veggies for a while - I am working on a plan here...........