I know it may seem like a lot of work and maybe you don’t want to give some things up right now. That’s OK! This is YOUR journey. If you can just learn to add good things into your regular diet, then eventually good habits will over power the bad habits. Here’s some tips on how to get started:
Juice first thing every morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Traditional breakfast foods are heavy and filled with processed flours and sugars. This meal is going to set the mood for the entire day. Take a look at what you normally eat. Now think about what your body would feel better digesting… Fresh squeezed living fruits and veggies, or dead processed food.
Start Every Meal Off With A Salad. Each time you eat a meal, put together a raw hearty salad. I’m talking lettuce, kale, avocado, tomato, carrots, onions, olives, nuts and seeds, cold pressed olive oil, vinegar, or anything raw you can think of. Eat this first, then if you have cooked food also… eat that after you eat your big salad. You’ll already be full and eat a smaller portion.
Balance Is Key. A rawfoodist can still eat a bit of cooked food. I personally encourage it. There are some things I love like mashed potatoes, eggplant, and brussle sprouts… Some things you just have to cook. Just keep you diet about 75% or more raw.
Keep Your Snacks Raw. Keep your snacks raw and you’ll keep yourself from sabotaging your success with processed snack which are HORRIBLE for you. There are plenty of raw alternatives to snacking: Kale Chips, Fruit, Dried Fruit, Fruit Leather, Raw Chocolate, Raw Cookies, Etc. There is a wide selection of raw brands in health food stores. Just be sure to read labels. There is no RAW police keeping companies from using raw labels as a marketing ploy, so be sure to read the ingredients.
Read The Labels. Teach yourself to read the label on everything you use on or in your body. If you don’t know what it is, don’t use it. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. If it has a shelf life longer than your own… find something else. There are new companies that are Organic and use good ingredients popping up every day. Don’t be afraid to ask. It’s your money, and it’s your body. You have the right to know what’s in it and how it is made.
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