Hi everyone! My name is Holly. I am thirty years old.
I have been interested in raw foods for about a year. In the winter of 2009 I became interested in raw foods after reading Harvey Diamond's books. I started experimenting with all fruit breakfasts. I found that I felt great! Then I became a vegetarian. In June of 2009 I started experimenting with 80-10-10. I felt amazingly good and was able to maintain my weight (115) without issue. Then in August of 2009 I started to swell and retain water. I gained weight and was uncomfortable most of the time. It is now almost a year later and I am still struggling with the same issues. I have struggled through an eating disorder during this time. I have been mostly raw except for some evening binges. I am now back to 80-10-10. I have been back on track for three days. I have only been eating fruit because it seems that is what my body wants right now. I am still swelling. My clothes don't fit. My fingers and face swell. My legs get puffy and redish. I have tried to up my water intake but I am not thirsty most of the time. My doctor said it is a lack of protein. I tend to eat fruit because I do not overeat fruit. I know that I do not eat nearly enough but I am often not hungry. This has been driving me crazy. I know that raw is best for me. I just want to stop swelling and return to my happy weight so that I can be comfortable and wear all of my clothes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. :-)