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The Raw Food Weight Loss Diet

Updated on February 5, 2010

It has been said some of the best ideas are the simple ones that are commonly overlooked. For example, when we look for a means of losing weight, we invest far too much time looking for complex and secret diets that will deliver to use the elusive success we crave. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this plan, it would be a much better idea to look for simple weight loss strategies that work effectively. One such diet is the raw food weight loss diet plan. But, is there really much benefit to a diet that mainly comprises raw food items? The answer is yes and the reasons why will reveal some amazing facts about the plan.

Did you know that when you cook food – even healthy food – you run the risk of adding many needless calories to the mix? This is often true when you cook with oils, butters, or other items designed to lubricate a pan. All of these liquids come with needless excess calories and their presence does little for the weight loss benefits of the diet. If your food items soak up an additional 100 calories per meal from the oils in the pan, then you will have 300 more calories a day (minimum) to burn off when you seek to lose weight. Needless to say, an extra 2100 calories a week can make weight loss difficult. That is why it is best to look towards the raw food weight loss diet plan since it allows you to avoid such a problem.

It is also important to point out that raw foods are essentially foods in their purest and most organic state. This is a far dry from the processed foods we commonly eat as part of our diet. And anyone trying to lose weight is most assuredly advised to avoid eating foods that are processed because they are notoriously loaded with excess calories. It is these excess calories that contribute to excess weight gain and unnecessarily so. As such, it is much more advisable to stick with a raw food weight loss plan instead. This will reduce the number of calories you ingest while also eliminating the salts and other processed items that processed foods are loaded with.

Of course, there is also a significant health benefit to eating a raw food weight loss diet. When food is cooked at temperatures over 100 degrees, the food will lose much of the nutritional value it previously possessed. This is simply because the composition of the food changes at such temperatures which have an unfortunate effect on its nutritional benefits. Eating food that is raw can avoid this problem and make for a much healthier diet.

A raw food weight loss diet is also a very easy diet to engage in. Since cooking food requires a lot of work and preparation, raw food meals will free up a great deal of your time since the need for all that time in the kitchen is eliminated. Really, the number of benefits to a raw food weight loss diet is legion. That is why it remains such a helpful and viable diet plan.

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      Jimmy Britt 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the posting. I have often noticed that a majority of people are desirous to lose weight simply because they wish to look slim in addition to looking attractive. Even so, they do not always realize that there are additional benefits so that you can losing weight in addition. Doctors assert that over weight people have problems with a variety of conditions that can be directly attributed to their particular excess weight. The good news is that people who're overweight plus suffering from various diseases can help to eliminate the severity of their illnesses simply by losing weight. You possibly can see a slow but noted improvement in health if even a moderate amount of fat reduction is obtained.

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      Frank 

      8 years ago from Montana

      But I can't get away from a good venison steak!!

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