Today is the fifth day of my July Raw Food Challenge. I have eaten a raw food diet before for a short period of time. The biggest difference I see this time around are the detox symptoms. I did lose weight this week (4.6 lbs) but parts of my body are covered in red rashes. Apparently, it’s a common symptom that I never experienced before. I had fatigue and headaches in the past but watching myself breakout like this has been jarring. I think because of my psoriasis the thought of my body being covered in something I can’t control unnerves me.
It doesn’t mean I will stop. I am telling myself that it will go away in a matter of days. I just have to wait it out. I am holding onto the benefits and staying excited about my results at the end of the month.
Have you ever experienced any detox symptoms? If so, how did you cope with it?
I have experienced skin rashes as part of my detox. When I first went vegan I would get itchy patches on my arms and torso and now occasionally if I get something with milk or cheese in it that I didn’t realize. I think the body continuously detoxes perhaps at different levels as you eat cleaner and cleaner.
I think so, too. The itchy bouts and rashes have started to calm down. Thank God!