Top Ten Fad Diets>>> Raw Food
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The Raw Food Diet is the last diet I tried, and
definitely my favorite of all. It is the best diet for life, a diet
that should be followed as a lifestyle change rather than a fad
diet. However I have included it on this site as when I began it I
considered it to be a faddy thing, and had the intention of only
sticking to it for a week.
I had come across numerous references and websites
describing the benefits of a raw food diet, whilst looking on the
Internet for fad diets that would bring fast, easy results.
I look, feel and act younger at 41 than I have for
I initially dismissed
the raw food diet, because it sounded just too boring and
restricting – although I had no doubt that the results would be
considerable, I could not see myself managing to stick to it for
longer than a day. I have never been so wrong!
The variety of foods one can eat is unlimited,
providing it is not derived from any animal source and is uncooked,
eat as much of whatever you wish! I became an advocaat addict,
eating up to three or four a day. Uncooked fruits and vegetables can
be eaten in such a variety of ways, that I would never had imagined.
After the first week I had lost 5lbs, and in the right
places. I looked healthier than I had done for years, I went another
three days on the diet before sucumbihg to a pizza whilst out with
friends. After eating the Pizza, I had to leave my friends and go
home, I felt as though somebody had dumped ten pounds of cement in
my stomach. This told me without a doubt that what I had read is
true, RAW is best!!
Since then I have stopped dieting, as such, I simply
do not cook my food anymore. I know longer slave over a hot stove in
a small uninteresting room, I simply switch the blender on, and that
is on a bad day! I eat when I feel hungry, and not when the clock
dictates. This was not planned, it simply happened.
I do not follow a 100% raw diet, I still eat
condiments, although I am discovering some delicious alternatives. I
go out with my friends a few times a week, and if I fancy it, will
drink alcohol. I was never a tea or coffee drinker, but I was a mad
diet coke addict, and although I have cut my intake drastically, I
do indulge at times.
I feel so much healthier I do not believe I will
return to eating cooked food. Please do not dismiss this diet as I
initially did, without doing further research. It could actually
save your life.
What should a Raw Food Diet Consist of?
What to eat on a raw food diet? Basically
anything that has not been subjected to heat over 116 degrees
Farenheit. (Enzymes start to degrade in as little as 106 degrees F).
All cooked food is devoid of enzymes, furthermore cooking food
changes the molecular structure of the food and renders it toxic.
Living and raw foods also have enormously higher nutrient values
than the foods that have been cooked.
Enzymes are vital because they are necessary in the
digestion and absorption of food. If you eat food that is
enzyme-less, your body will not get maximum utilization of the food.
This causes toxicity in the body. (Can you guess why over 75% of all
Americans are overweight?)
If you decide to attempt a Raw Food lifestyle, don't
worry if you do not eat 100% Raw to begin with. In time your body
will adjust, and you will no longer crave cooked foods.
You should include plenty of raw nuts in your diet.
They will fill you, and ease any cravings you may have for meat or
fish, as they are full of protein.
A Typical Day on My Raw Food Diet
Any food eaten that is not raw, is marked
marked with the letters (N.R).
Half a cup of strawberries, A banana, Coca Cola light
Half an advocado, Tomato, Salad dressing (N.R)
Fistful of raw almonds, A Cucumber, Salad dressing
Glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, Half an
advocado, Fistful of raw peanuts
2 cans of Beer (N.R), Fistful of raw peanuts
Throughout the day, I will drink water when I am
When I began the Raw Food diet, I would not have
imagined I would be satisfied with eating these foods, but I am
completely satisfied, have no cravings, and if I do I simply give in
I hope one day to eat 100% raw, but until that day
comes, I eat a little of what I fancy!
Raw Food Diet Links
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Why Eat Raw
What is Raw and Living
Raw Food Diet
Raw in Progress - Raw
Raw Food Diet - Before and
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More Before and After Pics
Still not Convinced?
If you are still not convinced, read a book on the Raw
I recommend any, or all of the following. Nature's
The authors of this book are young, commited, and 100%
per cent behind their cause. I could not put this book down.
How to do the
Raw Food Diet with Joy
This is a downloadable e book that can be read directly on
your computer after ordering.
Christopher Westra has helped many health seekers
increase their vitality through raw food.
He provides in this book a unique flexible plan that
makes raw eating possible and enjoyable.
Here are just some of the mind-expanding secrets this
book has for you
The number one mistake most people make when starting
raw foods, and how to do the exact opposite for success. How to keep
yourself physically satisfied on raw foods by eating the proper
amount of raw plant fats. (It's probably more than you think).
The sixteen real reasons for food cravings, and what
to do about each one. Why you should follow all of the 'eating
guidelines' most of the time, but break each rule at least some of
How to ensure your success by increasing the number of
reasons you have for switching to raw food. How your thoughts
influence your progress, and how to reprogram your thinking for joy
and success. Why a flexible approach to raw foods will ensure
success much better than a rigid approach. The awesome truth about
the taste awakenings that result from a raw diet.
This book is slightly more expensive than a hardcopy,
but the information contained is invaluable.
Steps to Raw Foods
Authoress Victoria Boutenko teaches the principles of
Raw Food at Southern Oregon University. Her classes are highly in
demand. As a result of her teachings, many raw food communities have
been formed throughout the world.
Victoria and her family of four have been on a 100%
raw food diet for eight years and all four of them have cured their
This book tells why a raw food diet is superior and
how to maintain successfully a 100% raw food lifestyle. The text is
illustrated with stories from author's personal experiences which
makes reading a pleasure.