3 Easy Ways to Starting a Raw Foods Diet

by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
Author, Eating for Energy

 

If you want to make a big change in your life to make yourself healthier, you may want to consider switching to a raw food diet. But you might not know where to begin. There is a lot of information about the raw food diet out there, and it can be overwhelming to the newcomer. With that in mind, here are three easy ways to ease yourself into new eating habits that will help to improve your health and assist you in losing weight.

1. Replace your coffee pot with your blender.

For many of us, the morning cup of coffee isn’t just a nice-to-have, it is a life-or-death requirement. If you think about it, this isn’t exactly a healthy way to live. And of course, coffee is far from a raw food, thanks to the roasting process to darken the beans, and the boiling that brews the final product. So coffee is most definitely out.

But don’t try to go cold turkey in the mornings. Dust off your blender, as it is going to become your new best friend. In the mornings, you need vitamins and energy, and a green smoothie is just what the raw foods experts ordered. It’s quicker to prepare than a pot of coffee, and offers a tasty way to get your body moving in the morning. The caffeine monkey on your back will take a while to kick, but once you lose him, you’ll be hooked on smoothies for breakfast.

2. Learn to snack all over again.

For most of us, snacks are the nutritional equivalent of a dirty word. At the movies, it’s popcorn and chocolate-covered mints. At home, it’s a bag of greasy potato chips. At the bar, you order wings and onion rings. None of these are healthy, and all of them do a terrible job of properly filling your stomach.

One of the easiest ways to get you into the raw food habit is to replace those unhealthy snacks with suitable replacements. Sure, the local movie theatre is unlikely to stock anything even remotely unprocessed enough to work, but it’s easy work to smuggle in a bagful of mixed nuts. At home, you can still have chips but make them dehydrated yam and kale chips. And at the bar, you can always order the veggie platter.

3. Experiment with food at least once a day.

Just like any diet, you are going to come to a point where you get bored with what you are eating. It happens. You start off with a dozen different recipes, lose half of them to personal dislike, and narrow it down to three that you love, are fairly easy to make, and you can regularly find ingredients for.

Well, you need a lot more than three meals to get by. You have twenty-one meals a week to eat and that’s if you want to stick to the standard three per day. Oh, and that doesn’t include snacks. So, when you run through all your original stock of recipes, go find a new book or web site. Spend a few hours pouring over the options. Or even better, go to your local grocer, and pick up one raw food item that you either can’t identify, or have never tried before. Bring it home, and find a recipe for it. Do this on a regular basis, and before you know it, you’re going to be hooked on the raw foods approach to eating.

 

 

 

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