The raw food diet is defined as diet with 75% of unprocessed and uncooked plant foods including all types fresh fruit,vegetables nuts and seeds in order to avoid heating (above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food), thereby, preventing the loss of vitamins and minerals and increasing the absorption of vital nutrients of the digestive system.Unfortunately, it is not for people with digestive disorder, since it increases the risks of diarrhoea and other symptoms of digestive system. People first time in the diet may find to have diarrhoea or loose stool and other digestive problem, but they will go aways in a few days.
Raw Food Diet For Weight Loss
Having More Energy, Looking Younger,
and Reclaiming Your Health
How to Succeed on the Raw Food Diet and Not Become Too Skinny
On June 21, 2009 I took a decision, which has changed my life for good. On that day I decided to give the Raw Food Diet a try. I thought that I will test it for like one month, and see if the promised benefits of feeling good and energetic at all time, added to the weight loss of course, were right or not.
So I started this diet without feeling too much stress. In fact, the biggest stress came from the people around me. They were so shocked that I had quit eating, as they referred to my diet. But how are you going to survive without eating any bread or potatoes, or other sources of calories. How will you get your energy? Apparently for them raw fruits, nuts, and vegetables were not considered to be energy sources. But that was OK because their lack of belief did not change my conviction. Plus, there was something else, which made me stay with the Raw Food Diet.
I had read from people living on the Raw Food Diet that they felt much better emotionally and psychologically after they started the diet, and I soon found out how correct that was. I had never felt more centered in my life before! So, everything was fine on the emotional front. Of course, there were some challenges, the biggest one of which was the ensuing weight loss. In fact, I might have lost a bit too much weight, or at least that was the opinion of the people around me. By the way, they are all at least a little bit on the heavy side, so no wonder they felt I was too skinny. Perhaps they were jealous?
Anyways, there was the challenge of getting enough calories from fruits and vegetables, but I soon learned how to deal with it. I learned that I needed to eat good amounts of high-caloric fruits such as bananas and melons, plus I needed to get some fats from avocados and raw nuts. But again, it took me only a couple of months to get used to this change in lifestyle and to start enjoying it. The people around me were not enjoying this lifestyle change, but I definitely did not care as I felt great about it!
Finally, I would like to alert you of the only nutrient, which you can not get from raw fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Many people were asking me how I get my proteins, but of course, that is not a problem since there are enough proteins in the raw foods I was eating, so I was never worried about that - I only had a problem explaining to others how I get my proteins. However, there is one valid concern when going on the Raw Food Diet, and that is Vitamin B12. This vitamin is only contained in animal products such as meat and milk products, and is not found in any of the raw foods, except for raw meat of course, but we would not like to touch that. So for Vitamin B12, all you have to do is to take it as a supplement, and that is the only supplement you need to take. In fact, to be on the safe side, I take a multivitamin complex every day, which provides me with all the necessary microelements I need. Otherwise, I enjoy my raw food and feel greatly about it! Happy 1-Year Anniversary to me and my Raw Food Diet!
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