Hey, everyone! I'm a long-time lurker but finally decided to sign up so I could ask a few questions... I've been 100% raw for about a week now, but before that I was vegan for almost a year, then vegetarian for about 5 years before that. Most of my questions are about detoxing, hopefully you all can give me some insight!
For the first few days, I had some pretty harsh emotional reactions to detoxing, mostly just irritable and super moody (almost like I was hormonal) and I know that had something to do with the lack of sugar and caffeine in my diet. My skin also blew up and looked pretty gnarly, thankfully that phase is over.
I guess what my question is why am I so tired??? For the first few days, my body was like "sleeeeep, SLEEEEEEEEEEP" so I slept for maybe 14 hours a night for awhile, now I sleep my regular 8 hours and take a short nap in the afternoon. When I wake up in the morning, I feel absolutely amazing, but towards noon I feel completely exhausted again.
Can you chalk it up to the detox or do you think it's something else? I'm drinking tons of green juice, eating salads, seaweed and lots of fruit, but I'm still tired!!
Also, if you could give me your experiences on detoxes, too, that would help me tons!
(also, sorry if there's a similar thread, I couldn't find one if there was.)
When I started, I had headaches. I probably had other mild symptoms but the headaches were the only noticeable thing. Instead of getting the mid afternoon slump, I got the mid afternoon headache. It was awful. I quit caffeine at about the same time I started raw as well and I got tired, but I more took naps to get rid of the headaches, haha.