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Raw Foods and Weight Loss

Updated on March 12, 2015

Raw Foods and Weight Loss

7 out of 10 people you pass on the road everyday are concerned about their weight. Some use strenuous exercise, others go for surgeries and others go as far as starving themselves to lose those extra pounds. It doesn't have to be that way. There is power in diet, more so a 100% raw diet.

How raw Foods Help you Lose Weight

What is the easiest way to lose excess fat? Eat food low in calories but high in nutrients. This keeps you healthy, and staves off food cravings.

What has the lowest calories-per-bite of any food? You guessed it-raw greens and vegetables. They are closely followed by fruits, which raise blood sugar and reduce appetite, thus getting you satisfied. Do you want to stop over-eating during a meal? Grab an apple half an hour before mealtime. It’s that easy.

The Raw Foods Diet

The diet is raw food that hasn’t been cooked, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered or even exposed to pesticides or herbicides. It basically includes fresh fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs in their whole, natural state

It's mostly raw vegetables, fruits and grains. They have enzymes that fight chronic disease and boost digestion. Heating tends to destroy them. The raw foods are low in calories, fat and sodium, but high in fiber. That way, you lose weight, but still feel satisfied. They also come with nutritional benefits-your diet will be rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals.

Examples of Raw Foods for Weight Loss

These a proven dies that will help you manage and lose excessive weight. They are also quite popular.

  • Cheese: (there's raw goat cheese and raw sheep cheese);
  • Nuts and seeds;
  • Super foods (wheat grass juice, Goji berries, Maca, bee pollen and hemp);
  • Raw soups: (like gazpacho and cucumber);
  • Raw and dried fruit;
  • Raw fish: (e.g sashimi, ceviche, cold smoked or cured fish);
  • Raw and dried veggies; Meats, raw of course: steak tartar, cold smoked, filet americain or cured meats;
  • Sprouted breads, bagels, tortilla wraps.

Actually when you look at it, eating raw is simply a different way of preparing you food. Different procedure, same results.

People go the ‘Raw-Way’ because it's easy, fun, balanced, and works. Anyone, at any age, can keep to a raw diet. Whichever stage of your life you're in, it can apply to you. And yes, it never gets boring. Are you late for a meeting or have a tight schedule? Grab a fresh apple for a snack. Do you have some free time on your hands? Make yourself a sweet raw granola, and add some strawberries to it. It's dinner time? Some raw pasta will leave you satisfied. The doctors say you need to take in lots of water to remain healthy-so get yourself some fresh-squeezed organic lemon juice, green juice or even smoothie. These are just some ideas for you. There are so many choices to choose from, it all depends on what your preferences are.

So your staples in this diet are basically: raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains. The diet is uncooked, unprocessed and organic food. You can use dehydrators, blenders and juicers to prepare the foods.

Enjoy Your Meal

As you go about losing weight, you might as well enjoy the process. Besides, you'll only succeed in your diet if your meals are delicious. So get the freshest and best delicacies when it comes to the ingredients. They should be organic. Then use a tasty recipe. Then all that's left is to enjoy your meal.

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      I ate 100% raw for several years. Good hub. Blessings. Bobby