Originally posted by lighthouse25
Just wanted to give an update on my fiance and I. Today is our fourth day of being 95% Raw-Vegan (the oher five persent is cooked brown rice).
Wow - sounds really great!!
Well anyways my first day was great, I had allot of energy and did allot of running around, cleaning and excercising and later on I was'nt even tired.
However today and yesterday I have had no apettite for food what so ever. I mean I have not been hungry for the past day and half? I have eaten lots of raw-veggies and raw-fruits these past couple of days forcing myself to eat something... I don't see why this is? Is this normal?
I think it's very difficult to say what is normal. Your body is making quite a big shift right now, so I'd say that you're generally in "not normal" mode. Some raw foodists claim that when switching from cooked to (predominantly) raw, your body goes through a "detox phase". The symptoms of detox vary from individual to individual. But I have read that many raw foodists did experience loss of appetite. I went raw gradually and kind of "unconsciously" so I can't actually remember a "detox". (When I started to eat a lot of fruit, I did experience some indigestion and bloating for about 10 days.)
It is important however to get enough calories. I'd say one or two days of eating little may be fine, but if it goes on much longer, then you should maybe try to vary the foods you eat, and come up with different fruit meals (fruit salad, shakes, etc) and try those. On the other hand, I would still listen to my body and not force myself too much either. Just try a few other foods / combinations / meals and see what your body says to them. Keep it up!! If you don't feel very bad and eat a variety of foods, you should be fine.
One more thing I wanted to mention: what happens to me sometimes is that I "forget" to eat. I don't feel hungry (or better I don't notice it). But then I would get up and get dizzy, or I drink water or eat a little bit, and suddenly it hits me how hungry I am and have been all the time. I don't think though that this has to do with raw foodism. I had this sometimes before I went raw too. But maybe you have something similar?
I'd be happy if you would keep us updated and post regularly about your progress
You and your fiancee have made an (r)awesome decision to try out raw foodism and if you do it right, you will be able to benefit a LOT from it