Sooo. I am starting to introduce more raw foods into my diet. I am excited about it, and I feel good eating raw foods. When I eat too much cooked food, oftentimes I have digestive problems. Not with raw.
However, I do not have enough energy. I can make it partway thru the day, on mostly raw food. I am not extremely strict about raw; I eat roasted peanut butter and I include a protein supplement made from whey in my smoothies, which contains a full spectrum of proteins. But by 5 or 6 pm, I am too tired to do much. Then I eat a big meal including cooked foods, and I have energy and zest again! BUT, I also feel more gassy sometimes, and a little "heady"-- there's a kind of rollercoaster effect from all the energy the food provides.
I would like to go more raw, maybe 70% raw, but I need to have a couple of easy things to make that will give me that kind of energy that I get from pasta or a stirfry. I'm adventuring out on different new foods pretty slowly, I'm not ready to eat a bunch of weird things at this point. :)
I am vegetarian (not vegan) raw, but milk does not seem to provide this boost like a solid cooked meal.
I have mild adrenal fatigue, which used to be moderate, and I used the adrenal fatigue diet to recover. I take several supplements a day, including Vit E & siberian gingseng.
I'm getting some raw pumpkin seeds to munch on... and I want to get some sprouts too and maybe start sprouting at some point.
Anyone have any tips for me...? :)