I was very excited to have started the superhero plan after being vegan since July of last year. I am a runner, I actually just ran my first half marathon a few weeks ago in Lisbon. After being in europe with a non-vegan friend I decided that I needed to clean out the system and just be healthy because I was feeling extra down during the trip. With the language barriers I am pretty sure dairy and eggs made their way into my system which did not agree with me. Besides the point... I started the superhero diet and although i feel better already I am having a really hard time running. I can't run more than 3 miles without my heart rate rising too high and my lungs feeling like i have a cold. obviously for me this is a problem, but also unreasonable... seeing as though i was running over 4x that a few weeks ago. I am not sure if my body is just adjusting to the new diet plan or if I need to maybe look into further nourishment. i am wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what the possible choices are from this point. I don't want to give up the new plan but I also have races coming up that I am hoping to run in. any and all help is appreciated :) thank you!
It's funny reading your post about the "respiratory" like symptoms you are experiencing while running. I am a triathlete and been vegan for almost a month now....I have also experienced a few situation during running and cycling which you just described above. Initially, I thought it was because of the pollen in the air, or because I was tired or getting sick, or maybe even from car exhaust. Now I am also wondering if it is because of the realize lifestyle change. Has anyone else experienced this?
I hope you figured out the respiratory problem! I actually did follow the advice of Suzy and got Thrive which was very helpful but also very demanding in terms of time spent in the kitchen! I am wondering if you ever got over your respiratory problem? I have been a lot better but I am just starting the superhero plan again so hopefully it is easier this time!
Wow- I have been having the same problems! I am an overweight runner but never really had horrible breathing problems till just a couple of weeks ago and there has been a knot in my back that is preventing me from running faster. I think part of it is needing to realize what I'm allergic to. How about a cleanse- the ones that start with you just eating one thing at a time and slowly re-introducing foods into your diet. If they don't agree with you, then you will know what it is right away. I think this is my problem. Since becoming vegetarian, I eat more wheat and I had always been allergic as a child. Maybe it's coming back?
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