Getting started with a Raw Diet might sound easy, but it involves lots of hard work and ambition. After reading this, it will be easier for you to understand how to get started with a Raw Diet and to enjoy it fully!
The idea behind the raw food diet is that cooking food destroys natural enzymes and nutrients found in foods. Raw food dieters believe eating raw food makes them healthier, increases their energy, and helps them lose weight.
When you get started, make sure that you have a well-structured plan. For example: what do you need to get from the grocery store, because it’s not just fruits and veggies.
I suggest writing about your experience and write about what you really want to get from this Raw Diet. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to have Raw Diet as a lifestyle? Is it about having more energy? etc.
If it starts as a way to lose weight for example, it will do more than that; it can help you appreciate food in its raw form.
People follow the raw food diet for the benefits it has, including:
- weight loss
- improved vitality
- increased energy
- improvement to chronic diseases
- improved overall health
- a reduced impact on the environment
Although weight loss is not the main aim of a raw food diet, raw food diets are low in calories, high in fibre and based primarily on healthy whole foods.
Due to all these factors, weight loss is common when you follow a raw food diet.
How you will feel
What you might feel after the first days on Raw Dieting is the feel of being a lot lighter, and you might get rid of the bloating issues, if you had them before. Consuming zero salt and processed carbs assist in that.
Another thing that this diet does to you, even only after a few days, is that your brain will start to feel a bit sharper.
Like bloating, once it’s gone, you realize brain fog was there without you knowing it, and you noticeably feel so much clearer and more on focus. It feels like your mind is just working better and faster.
As you’d expect, fewer toxins and processed stuff going in mean less mess for your body to manage.
Trust me, your insides will be happy, and your skin reflects that.
The detoxifying effect of eating only raw foods clears up skin blemishes and brings out your skin’s natural beauty.
Your skin is the largest organ of the body and is permeable, so therefore anything you put on your skin inevitably ends up inside your body.
Similarly, anything you put inside your body inevitably ends up showing up on your skin.
Raw foods that have a high water content are nutritionally dense and contain structured water, that is water molecules that are structured in such a way the body recognizes and can quickly get into your cells to hydrate them and draw toxins out.
Eating mainly raw foods allows your body to rest from overwork digesting and allows your body to eliminate free radicals efficiently, and free radicals contribute to premature ageing.
Also, the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants in raw vegetables enhance vision and eye health while bringing out a natural clarity and sparkle in your eyes.
It’s all about the preparation!
This diet is all about the preparation. Find recipes, plan your meals, and buy your food at the start.
You need to have food on hand to help get you through the week, so you don’t grab something else that isn’t raw when you’re hungry.
Research and write down all kinds of ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and keep quick snacks handy!