Many raw foodists feel a significant breakdown in the first year after the abrupt transition to living food. This is due to the fact that such food is simply not well absorbed by the body and in some cases, such as the absence of digestive organs, for example, the gallbladder can affect this. As a result, people associate a raw food diet and weakness as inherent, although this is not so! But even in the case when the body is strong enough, muscular dystrophy and periodic weakness are common, even with a long history of raw food.
The main reason for this phenomenon lies in banal malnutrition. A person who eats boiled food with a high-fat content since childhood initially receives a lot of calories from food. After switching to a low-calorie water-saturated raw plant food, a person, out of habit and inability, continues to eat the same or close to those volumes of food, but already low-calorie. The result – as in the case of malnutrition when eating cooked food – muscular dystrophy, weakness, drowsiness, inhibited reaction, etc.
Raw food eaters with similar problems, feeling periodic weakness, and especially beginners, should analyze their daily diet for its calorie content (but avoid high-fat content in your diet). Yes, the theory of calories is perhaps far from ideal, but still, with a certain degree of accuracy, it helps athletes around the world to maintain their physical shape. So why do raw foodists think they can eat like birds? In the diet of primates – unusually close in structure to our bodies, high-calorie fruits and fresh leafy greens are present in abundance, giving them enough energy for daily intense exercise, as well as maintaining their muscle shape at the proper level.