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Raw Vegetarian Diet
I will try to make this short, but I'm confused. I am 42 and suffered awful depression since I was 21. They say it's chemical depression, and so drugs work, but not very well.
I have tried everything to get better for years and nothing helped... I have been depressed, lethargic, tired, sleep patterns messed up, anxiety. I feel like garbage because depression effects the body too. I'm in good shape and don't overeat, but it doesn't matter.
Last week on a complete fluke I decided to try just one week eating only organic raw vegetables. ABSOLUTELY nothing else but the raw vegetarian diet, just to see what would happen. OMG! I'm on the 5th day doing this and I feel 70% better. My mood, my energy, my sleep patterns are all better. Why is this? I took in no protein so I should be flat worn out and half dead right?
I feel alive again as if I awoke from some bad slug shell! I don't want to stop now, but I don't know how to live a plant-based diet. I have the will, but know nothing of how to do it. This trial of mine was not because I feel bad for the animals people eat... That is a choice and humans have been eating meat for thousands of years. I could care less about Elsie the cow. It was about my health and a fluke shot that doing this might help.
It did more than help! There is no question as to why I feel better (and I never feel better) because all I ate was plants. How could that make me feel so much better? Why didn't my psychiatrist tell me to try this? I suffered for two decades and they never suggested trying a raw vegetarian diet! Maybe I wasn't sick, maybe my meat and dairy diet was making me sick. Could that be true? Others eat meat and seem happy and energetic and not depressed like me.
I don't want to stop. I feel too good now to eat that heavy garbage. Will my muscle mass shrink to nothing? I like to lift weights and build muscle. This is not a placebo effect... I really do feel better even in just 5 days! What is happening to my system with this raw vegetarian diet experiment?