Hi, I’m Julie. I just started a high raw vegan diet a week ago today. Everything has been going awesome up until this morning. Today was my first time at the gym in a few months, and I started slow, just running a slow mile on the treadmil. I didn’t feel so hot during the run, but I brushed that off. When I went to get off the treadmil, however, I felt like I was going to either vomit, faint, or both. I got to the locker room and sat down, and found that I was too weak and shaky to do anything else, so I went home and took a nap before work. Just a few minutes ago, I was getting out of my car after my lunch break, and my heart had several strong palpitations in a row. It freaked me out. Has anybody else had this problem when they first started veganism/vegitarianism? Do you think this is normal? I do not want to have to give up working out, since that is my second goal besides succeeding with this diet. I have heard of plenty of people being involved in sports on a vegan diet. I just wonder if I’m doing something wrong, or if it’s my body still detoxifying and getting used to all the changes that it’s going through. Any advise or help would be much much appreciated. I just want to be able to stick to it this time, I’m so tired of living sick constantly, and I don’t want to go back to doing that to myself.
By the way, if this info helps, my diet now consists of fresh organic fruit and veggie juices, fruit porridges, veggie salads, carrots, broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, bananas, apples, oranges, onions, avacado, tomatos, some potatoes (mostly sweet), collard greens, lettuces, mangos, coconut, papaya, figs, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, and many many other fruits and veggies, plus sunflower seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts, and almonds. And before this diet, I was eating fast food at least once a day, I was drinking several cans of soda daily, I drank almost no water at all, I ate no veggies or fruits, and everything in my diet was processed. I was very sedentary. I could also probably lose 30-40 pounds at the moment. I basically went cold turkey onto this diet because my body was basically screaming at me to stop it now (big suprise, right? lol). I’m doing fine with the cravings and everything else, but man I don’t want to have to give up exercise. Maybe I need some kind of supplement or something? Thank you so much for your help!!!