Raw Food Diet – Top Tips

February 12, 2011 by admin  
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Raw vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular. However, many raw foodists and raw vegans slip back into their old eating habits once the novelty of the raw vegan diet has worn off. But it’s not necessary to slip back into the standard American diet. If you keep these four top tips in mind when debating whether to stay committed to the raw vegan lifestyle you’ll be sure to succeed.

Prepping your kitchen and refrigerator

One of the best ways to stay on the raw food diet is to ensure that you have a constant supply of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables in your home. In addition, be sure to keep some basic raw food staple foods, such as nuts, sea salt, natural sweeteners and herbs on hand at all times.

Keeping your kitchen and refrigerator clean will also help you to feel in control of your eating choices.

Enlisting support from your family, friends and co-workers

Enlisting support from the people in your life is crucial. It is difficult to change your eating habits, and if you are alone with no support it will be that much more difficult.

Don’t neglect the fact that online communities and raw food websites can also be a great source for support and camaraderie. If friends, family members or co-workers are giving you a hard time about your healthy eating choices, it may be time to rethink your friends and family — not your diet.

Choosing simple raw recipes

There are many raw recipes out there — from the simple to the sublime. Be sure to have a few select, staple recipe options that are simple and quick for every meal, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some examples could include green smoothies, raw flax crackers, a delicious salad, a nut pate and a sweet raw dessert.

Focusing on “adding” raw food to your diet — Not “taking” junk food out of your diet

Remember, the raw food diet is not about restriction or staying away from the foods that you really want. No, the raw food lifestyle is about adding delicious fresh, living fruits and vegetables into your diet. If you can approach the raw food lifestyle as a bonus — and not a burden — then you’ll be approaching your health in the right frame of mind.

If you are wondering whether to stay committed to the raw food diet, simply ask yourself whether you want to stay committed. If the answer is yes, then take action today regarding each of the above four steps. Lastly, if you do slip up and revert back to your old eating habits it’s okay. Every day is a new day, and it’s not the end of the world. But if you want to stay committed to the raw vegan lifestyle try to start your morning on the right foot and the rest of the day will soon follow.

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