So I've been almost vegan for a few weeks now, and have been feeling weak recently. It's not an energy thing; my energy levels are great actually. I'm pretty sure I'm getting all the necessary nutrients, and in fact feel like I should be eating less because I'm trying to lose weight. I feel like working out, but when I do, it's like my muscles won't perform, and I tire quickly (though not from cardio). I'm freakishly strong according to a number of people, so this is a bit odd for me. Here's what I've eaten so far today, which is pretty typical I guess:
1 pear, 1 cantaloupe for breakfast with green tea (I used to do coffee, cutting back) 1 apple pie LARA bar (yumm.. its just dates, apple, and walnuts) 15ish almonds 2c raw veggies (mostly snap peas) 1 C OJ mixed with pear juice, greens powder and berry-based neutraceutical supplement 1/2c quinoa, palm-sized slice of baked super firm tofu with tomato sauce, EVOO, carrots, and herbs And I'm about to eat some mexican style tofu with 1c ish of refried beans, 1/2 c brown rice, salsa, guacamole with (perhaps) some black bean chips and may have some sauteed veg as well. Oh, and I may have some chocolate for dessert too (88% cocao).
Any thoughts? Perhaps less fruit and more grains and veggies? I also am kinda nauseous and headachy off and on. It sounds odd after all this, but regardless of my complaints I feel pretty freakin awesome :) But I am craving cheese like crazy. Will not give though. Please help! I need my workouts back!
So after doing some more research and reading people's posts on here, I'm starting to think that perhaps I have candida. This came to me today after feeling a bit itchy "down there" for a few days. I'm definitely eating more sugar that I was previously, and this may have started the issue. Thanks Manya!
Yeah, it could be that too... I definitely had a major detox period about a week ago.. maybe it's just not over. I'm taking a b-complex every day and a multi, so I can't imagine it would be that.. I dunno.. it's weird and inconvenient since I'm trying to lose weight, but I feel great otherwise, so I'll just wait it out I guess :)
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