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Sleepless night, stomach angry

Thursday, May 03, 2012

For just 3 days into this, I am having a lot of trauma. Is this really for me? Am I doing it right? I am following guidelines set for me. I can see all this happening weeks out, but this soon? Is my body so upset with my choices that it is rebelling fiercely?

It's not going to stop me. I will drink more water, although drinking a quart first thing in the morning is making me sick. I feel water logged, and I can barely get it down. I love water, don't get me wrong, but not this early in the morning. I drink most of mine in the afternoon, through early evening.

I can't wait to start the green smoothies next week, hoping that helps me feel better.

I follow the nutritional guidelines set here on Spark. I am falling a bit in some categories.
I will have to figure that out as I transition to full on raw food. I am doing ok on calories, because I still have 2 reg. meals with my fruit smoothie for breakfast. I love quinoa so I manage a cup of that with dinner, and I am using Olive oil for my main dish. And I have 2 to 4 cups of a vegetable of choice. I am seeing that calcium is a problem, will look at what vegetables have more calcium.

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    Calcium is in all greens so that won't be a problem as long as you do eat them in sufficient quantities - until you are full.

    This is all normal. I would recommend an enema right now actually.
    2211 days ago
  • SHOES17
    Good Luck Drink slowly...Hang in there
    2212 days ago
    I also don't feel good if I down too much water first thing in the AM, so I generally avoid drinking too much in the morning. I still get in 8 glasses plus though! Good luck as you work on your dietary changes!
    2212 days ago
    It is an adjustment you might want to only drink 2 glasses of water right when you get up and then drink 2 more while driving to work then 2 more mid morning and so forth. It can be too much.

    I do take a supplement for calcium and Magnesium since I have insomnia since I had my daughter she is 20. I get it from here:the raw food world.


    But here are some items with calcium:

    1. Soybeans Cooked, a cup of soybeans can offer a whopping 175 mg of calcium to your diet. These veggies can be used in a wide variety of dishes. (since we are not eating cooked omit this suggestion)

    2. Okra A cup of cooked Okra delivers 172 mg and is great fried, boiled, or served alongside pretty much any meat.
    (since we are not eating cooked omit this too unless eating raw)

    3. Almonds One ounce of almonds (23 nuts) has 75 mg. Enjoy by the handful or in your favorite salads. You can even sprinkle them on chicken while it’s being cooked to infuse your whole dish with almond-y goodness!

    4. Collard Greens A cup of collard greens has 266 mg, you’ll be getting your calcium!

    5. Oranges A half-cup of oranges contains 52 mg and is, as you'd expect, delicious in almost anything from salads to fruit bowls.

    6. Spinach A cup of spinach has 245 mg. It makes a great side dish for many meals, and in its raw form

    7. Kelp One cup of raw kelp has 136 mg. While eating seaweed doesn’t immediately present itself as a normal thing to do, those in the know have discovered that this surprisingly flavorful vegetable is high in a variety of nutrients, including calcium.

    8. Broccoli Two cups of broccoli have 124 mg. Fairly common vegetable, but rarely praised for its high concentration of useful nutrients like calcium, broccoli has recently come into vogue as a wonderful food with all kinds of health benefits.

    9. Blackstrap Molasses One tablespoon has about 137 mg. you can take advantage of its high concentration of calcium.

    10. Sesame Seeds A quarter cup of sesame seeds has 351 mg calcium, and are

    11. Brazil Nuts Two ounces of Brazil nuts (12 nuts) have 90 mg. In addition to the expected protein, Brazil nuts in particular are high in calcium and can be added to salads or main dishes, or just enjoyed by the handful.

    12. Celery Two cups of raw celery have 81 mg. By combining celery with peanut butter, you can indulge in a delicious, flavorful snack that helps fill your daily quota of calcium and protein

    Yvonne also blogged about it here:


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    2212 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 4:46:10 PM
    If my experience is anything to go by, your symptoms should begin to ease up very soon.
    2212 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Yeah, changing diet is never easy. I do a one day juice, master cleanser (lemon+maple syrup) before I travel to Asia and couldn't concentrate on any work that day. So now I take a vacation day for my juice fasting day too. Otherwise, I'd suffer at work. Sounds like you can stay home and suffer. That's better than having to be at work and suffer. Hang in there.

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    2212 days ago
    *edit* taking out my comment as looking at prior blogs I see you're not doing a SparkPeople recommended thing and I know nothing about the diet you're doing.
    2212 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 2:05:12 PM
    Oh I am so sorry you're not feeling well, but I could encourage you to stick with it for a few more days!

    I wish you the best, and hope you feel better soon.
    2212 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 1:55:16 PM
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