WE GIVE “REASONS” HERE…NOT CHOICES…INCORPORATE ASPECTS OF THE “RAW FOOD DIET” ONLY BECAUSE YOU ARE EATING WHOLE, UNPROCESSED FOODS…A GOOD THING…AND AGAIN, IF REMBRANDT WOULD HAVE PAINTED IT…EAT IT:
“Raw foodists typically believe that the greater the percentage of raw food in the diet, the greater the health benefits. Raw foodism or a raw food diet is usually equated with raw veganism in which only raw plant foods are eaten, but other raw foodists emphasize raw meat and other raw animal products. Depending on the type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selectıon of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds (including sprouted whole grains such as gaba rice), eggs, fish (such as sashimi), meat (such as carpaccio), and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized dairy products (such as raw milk, raw cheese and raw yogurt). Raw foodists can be divided between those that advocate raw vegetarianism or raw veganism, those that advocate a raw omnivorous diet, and those that advocate a diet of only raw animal foods (carnivorous).”
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Raw foodism involves is a step beyond vegetarianism since it excludes all cooked foods including pasta and beans. Diets consist of unprocessed foods.
On the diet, Stokes, 30, went from 300 pounds to 138 pounds in two years. She has kept off the weight for four years and feels great about it.
“Six years ago I was 300 pounds and had no interest in health whatsoever. And I’m still here,” she told Natural News. “I wouldn’t be here still, six years later, if there wasn’t a good reason for it.
Stokes suggested that one way to stay on a diet which eschews cooked food is going to potlucks.
“I would see people’s different creations and just that sense of community and it’s not just me,” she said. “That really nice feeling of ‘there’s other people who are on this path’.”
She also suggests the site GiveitToMeRaw.com as one online community for raw foodists.
She also suggests that people who want to attempt the diet realize that for her, it “is a lifestyle.” She suggests starting off at a 50 percent raw, 50 percent cooked diet and working up to 100 percent if possible.
“It’s not about going on some diet you’re going to go off again at some point. That’s not the mentality around it from my perspective.