When I first started researching the Raw Food Diet the idea of becoming a 100% raw foodist was absolutely overwhelming.
No friggin way did I want to give up my favorite foods. It was almost like I was giving up life itself.
At least that’s how it felt at the time.
Most people will never go on a 100% Raw Food Diet for this very reason. And I might add, it’s not a silly reason, it’s a real reason. However, when you have some more experience you’ll realize you don’t lose anything by going raw.
For instance, does a non-smoker feel deprived because they can’t smoke cigarettes?
I never in my life felt deprived of cigarette smoke. That’s because I never smoked a cigarette.
The best way for most people is to take the Raw Food Diet step by step or gradually.
1. First try eating a raw breakfast.
2. Then start adding some raw snacks during the day.
3. Then start experimenting with raw dinner recipes 2 or 3 nights a week…
4. Start making a smoothie before lunch.
5. Start making a big salad or a Savory Veggie Stew before dinner.
6. Try going 100% raw for 1 full day.
I could keep on breaking this down. But the gradual process helps to break the incredible feeling of deprivation. I’m so glad that I feel zero deprivation at this point in my life.
I have no cravings for cooked food. I don’t struggle to stay raw and I would fight you tooth and nail if you tried to force me to eat cooked food.
Over time I’ve become a militant raw foodist. Not that I’m militant that others should be raw. I feel that’s your choice.
I’m militant in my own desire to be raw. My life is literally 10 times better since going raw. And I absolutely LOVE what I eat every day and feel nutritionally satisfied.
I think it’s good for you to know that you can be 100% raw and feel no deprivation whatsoever. And I know many other long term raw foodists who feel exactly the same way.
After a while the addiction to cooked food is gone, you’ve adjusted your life to raw eating and you have more opportunity for living your dream life. A life attuned with nature and with love.
For raw fruits and vegetables are LOVE that you ingest. And you start to feel this raw love radiating in every cell of your body. And it makes you very happy just to be alive.
So what’s the silly reason most won’t go raw? It’s the misguided feeling of deprivation. When your raw food tastes as good to you as cooked food yet also gives you health, happiness and your ideal body at the same time, you tend to naturally choose more raw foods in your diet.
To Your Radiant Health, Happiness, Fitness and Infinite Potential,
The 43-Year Old Teenager
P.S. Check out this incredible story about Savory Veggie Stews in audio format by Naren Wadvana: Length 2:22