Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Phyll, gotta say I concur with the carbohydrate insights above, not knowing exactly what your dietary profile looks like.
Another very important thing to consider is the elimination factor, on two fronts. One, you may well have eliminated many foods or drinks that provide an artificial energy, or more exactly a stimulation factor that appears as energy.
For example, here is an eye-opening article about the effects of hypoxanthine, evidently responsible for the stimulating effects of meat. When this is taken away, well, the awareness may come.
I know that you have been vegetarian so probably does not apply, BUT it does get one to thinking and may be helpful information in this conversation just the same.
Also, anecdotally, with the PCRM dietary approach being less of a workload for the body, the body may well initally go through a more deeply eliminative period which can take a little energy all its own. Purportedly, as the body is not busy at work digesting the harder-to-digest, it can get to work housecleaning. Worth considering.
By and large, giving it time will allow you to break through to new levels of well being.
All the best to you on your quest!