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I'm new to this site and it seems fabulous so far. I've slowly gone more and more raw in the past year until about a month ago when I went full raw. I felt AMAZING the first week, just full of energy, clarity of mind, so cheerful, it was very exciting. Then the past three weeks things have gone back to kind of meh. I'm not certain if I'm having detox symptoms, but I am having some headaches, occasional loose stools (sorry TMI), tired, etc. But I do have a chronic illness so the tiredness is not that unusual for me.
I'm just wondering what your experiences have been with detox when going raw. I was already vegan, gluten-free and high-raw so I'm surprised I noticed such a difference. For sure my body has a lot to detox with all the medications I've been on and the stress, etc. I don't mind a detox at all, I expect it, but now I'm not sure if I'm detoxing or just unwell or possibly missing nutrients or something. I guess I was certain this was right for me and now I'm less sure. I live with my mom and while she's generally supportive/tolerant, I know she worries and doesn't think I'm 'getting enough protein', etc. None of my friends are anywhere near this lifestyle. My boyfriend was my biggest supporter but, long story, I don't live with him anymore. So basically, I guess I feel kind of lonely, confused and lost on this journey.
Any thoughts would be great. I'm doing a juice/smoothie cleanse today. Maybe this will help me get some zip back. I was doing lots of hot yoga at first which was wonderful but then I hurt my back. I almost wonder if the back pain may be part of a detox too, crazy as that may sound. I don't know.