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Starting a Raw Food Diet

  1. 1. ==== ====For Healthy Diet & Weight Loss Tips, check this out: ====Starting a Raw Food DietBy Yuri ElkaimIf you are in the beginning stages of following a raw food diet plan, you might be at the point whereyoure starting to tire and not because youre not getting the required vitamins from your diet, butbecause youre hitting the beginners wall.The beginner will be highly excited to start the raw food diet plan. Maybe theyre doing it on therecommendation of a friend, or because of a book theyve read, or something theyve seen ontelevision. Whatever their motivation, the first few days are always exciting. The first big meal withno cooked items will be a real treat. The beginner will buy cookbooks, look up tips online, talk it upendlessly with their friends, and raid the local grocer more often than they used to, looking forfresh new ingredients.But after a few weeks, even the most exciting newcomer to the raw food way of eating is going toget a little tired out. The dozens of recipes they started with have been whittled down byavailability and personal taste to no more than half a dozen irregular dishes that will start tobecome stale and repetitive; they will have all the cookbooks they could ever use, and read somany web articles that their eyes hurt. Theyll miss coffee and bread and the smell of a roast in theoven. Their friends will be sick of hearing about it, and theyll be sick of ordering salads when theygo out for dinner.In the end, the raw food diet will become just like every other diet, unless you do two mantras youneed to learn, right now, and repeat every day to prepare yourself for the beginners wall."Its not a diet."If you go into eating raw foods because you want to lose weight, you can definitely achieve thosegoals. But if you think you can eat raw for a few weeks, drop a few sizes, and then go back to"normal living", you might as well stop right now.Diets dont work because people dont see them as lifestyle changes, they see them as quickfixes. So once the diet session is over, they go back to old destructive habits, and gain back all theweight they lost, and lose all the benefits of their quick trip to Healthyland. Now, no one is sayingthat in order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to eat nothing but raw foods for the rest ofyour life.But if you want to see real results, youre going to have to incorporate the information here intoyour own life, and make it work. The raw food diet is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
  2. 2. "You dont know it all yet."You may become bored with this new raw food kick, but only if you let yourself become bored.When you stop learning, your attention falters, and other things grab for your interest. If you wantto stay with it, you need to remember there is a lot of information out there, and you cant possiblyknow it all, but its fun to try. Make an effort to learn one new fact about raw foods every day, anew recipe, a new way to prepare an old favourite, a new item that youve never heard of. Makeevery day different, and starting a raw food diet wont be so difficult.Yuri Elkaim is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and author of the raw food diet book Eating forEnergy. Visit to get started with his FREE "Energy Secrets" e-course and discover what your diet has been missing.Article Source: Source: ====For Healthy Diet & Weight Loss Tips, check this out: ====