100% Raw – Day 3

I’ve made it to day three at 100% Raw.

Do I feel any different from 4 days ago at around 75% Raw? Yes. Very different. And it’s making me question my estimation that I was on a 75% Raw Vegan diet when, perhaps, I was closer to 60% or maybe 50%.

Anyway, I’m feeling a bit weak and low on energy right now, but I’ve been reading that during the first 3 to 7 days I may be experiencing some detox symptoms: low energy, less motivation, headaches, lethargy.

Detox symptoms have to do with the body’s natural tendencies to eliminate and purge toxins and impurities that have been inside the body, that has accumulated over the months, and years. These toxins, etc. will be released into the bloodstream and causing these detox symptoms.

One has to simply ride it out for the next few days. It’s the same thing that happens when one goes on a juice fast, or on the master cleanse. And when one goes on a very clean, healthy, raw diet the body naturally has to make adjustments.

So I’m feeling a bit weak and low on energy right now. But I’m expecting to feel much better in a couple of days…

I’ve been eating fresh salads, raw vegan sushi, and I’ve been juicing a lot; carrots, cucumbers, apples, celery…

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

10 thoughts on “100% Raw – Day 3

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 8:28 am
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    Hi Randomguru, Going 100% is awesome. Weak and low energy might mean that you are low on calories. Adding more fruit to the menu might help.

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 12:28 am
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    Hi Randomguru, Going 100% is awesome. Weak and low energy might mean that you are low on calories. Adding more fruit to the menu might help.

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm
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    Funny, I was thinking about your caloric needs as well. Most of that stuff is extremely low cal… Are you eating frequently throughout the day?

    On the high-cal raw vegan side, there’s always nuts & seeds. But, those can be problematic, too, for various reasons (heavy, slow digestion, high fat, etc.). We seem to go through phases where we get into eating too many nuts (nut dips/nut cheeses/nut-based desserts, etc.). Then, we usually cool it and revert to juicing, salads, etc. We’re in the latter phase right now — making nice juices every morning & drinking a lot of smoothies.

    Fortunately, you live in Southern CA, right? I’d imagine you have a huge selection of fresh fruits & veggies out there every day of the year. From a food perspective, I can’t wait until we’re living in CA!

    Here’s to a great 100% raw experience!
    -Jim

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 6:50 am
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    Funny, I was thinking about your caloric needs as well. Most of that stuff is extremely low cal… Are you eating frequently throughout the day?

    On the high-cal raw vegan side, there’s always nuts & seeds. But, those can be problematic, too, for various reasons (heavy, slow digestion, high fat, etc.). We seem to go through phases where we get into eating too many nuts (nut dips/nut cheeses/nut-based desserts, etc.). Then, we usually cool it and revert to juicing, salads, etc. We’re in the latter phase right now — making nice juices every morning & drinking a lot of smoothies.

    Fortunately, you live in Southern CA, right? I’d imagine you have a huge selection of fresh fruits & veggies out there every day of the year. From a food perspective, I can’t wait until we’re living in CA!

    Here’s to a great 100% raw experience!
    -Jim

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 7:26 pm
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    Wow! Go Carlos go! 🙂 Is it healthy to eat raw though?

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 11:26 am
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    Wow! Go Carlos go! 🙂 Is it healthy to eat raw though?

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm
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    Hey G! Thanks for the support. I am committed, being that all the research I’ve done has pointed to a raw food lifestyle to fight high blood pressure and heart disease, two chronic illnesses that run in my family. So, thanks again and wish me luck. :o)

    Jim: I’ve pretty much been eating several smaller meals a day, but I might not be getting enough calories. But I think, because part of my 25% non-raw diet was a daily Starbucks Soy Mocha each day, I think I’ve been going thru caffeine withdrawal symptoms more than anything, the more I think about it. Thanks for the support.

    Priss: Thank you for the support. By the way, I did have a banana-cacao smoothie today and it really helped considerably! Yes, I probably need to eat more, thank you.

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm
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    Hey G! Thanks for the support. I am committed, being that all the research I’ve done has pointed to a raw food lifestyle to fight high blood pressure and heart disease, two chronic illnesses that run in my family. So, thanks again and wish me luck. :o)

    Jim: I’ve pretty much been eating several smaller meals a day, but I might not be getting enough calories. But I think, because part of my 25% non-raw diet was a daily Starbucks Soy Mocha each day, I think I’ve been going thru caffeine withdrawal symptoms more than anything, the more I think about it. Thanks for the support.

    Priss: Thank you for the support. By the way, I did have a banana-cacao smoothie today and it really helped considerably! Yes, I probably need to eat more, thank you.

  • Friday November 14, 2008 at 4:11 am
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    Funny, I was going to write about how your probably not eating enough and there, other people have already said it! So good. When I first started raw, including lots of fruit daily saved me -and doing lots of small meals helps too. When I first started(almost 6 years ago now, wow) I had fresh fruit smoothies and green smoothies several times throughout the day. It really helps at first to get the calories in. 🙂
    Hopefully the caffeine withdrawal symptoms will clear out really soon too!
    Heaps of blessings,
    ~Christina;)

  • Thursday November 13, 2008 at 8:11 pm
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    Funny, I was going to write about how your probably not eating enough and there, other people have already said it! So good. When I first started raw, including lots of fruit daily saved me -and doing lots of small meals helps too. When I first started(almost 6 years ago now, wow) I had fresh fruit smoothies and green smoothies several times throughout the day. It really helps at first to get the calories in. 🙂
    Hopefully the caffeine withdrawal symptoms will clear out really soon too!
    Heaps of blessings,
    ~Christina;)

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