Many people are now eating raw food to lose weight with great results. Why are they so successful? Well, when asked if it’s better to eat a couple of raw carrots or a baked potato, most people would get out their calorie counters and want to talk numbers. But comparing the calories and fat grams of food items is not the best way to make your weight loss decisions. The secret behind a raw food detox diet’s effectiveness will help explain what makes a few raw carrots a better choice than a baked potato and the reason why is not found on a nutritional label.
Raw Food To Lose Weight: Say No to Sludge
We all understand that raw fruits and vegetables, and raw juices are healthy because they provide us with abundant nutrients, but that is not the only reason they are good for us. Equally important is the fact that they move quickly and cleanly through the body leaving very little residue. Items like animal protein, processed foods, dairy, white flour, and processed sugar are sticky and difficult to eliminate from the digestive tract. Yes, all those cheese omelettes, pastas, and turkey sandwiches, are leaving leave a trail of sludge in your system, and it’s the months to years of sludge buildup that’s the main cause of weight gain (for more on how “Waste = Weight” see our blog entry on cellular detox).
When beginning to eat raw food to lose weight, we recommend you don’t go 100% raw. Here’s an easy sample daily menu:
1) Upon rising - A big glass of water (12-16 oz) with lemon. It’s a great way to alkalinize the body.
2) Breakfast - Raw vegetable juice. Nothing is more nutritious or better at loosening up old waste in the digestive tract. If after an hour you’re still hungry, a few pieces of your favorite fruit or a slice of toasted sprouted-grain bread (or toasted Manna Bread) with avocado OR coconut butter are a good choices.
3) Lunch - A big salad with romaine lettuce, avocado and lots of your favorite veggies.
4) Dinner - Start with a raw, green salad, then have whatever you want. Just try to keep with the laws of food combining.
Remove the Sludge, Lose the Pounds
One last, but vital thing to remember when on a raw food detox diet is the importance of including regular colonic treatments in your regimen. The raw foods and juices will do their part in loosening up that old accumulation, but you want to make sure you’re washing that waste and weight away with colon hydrotherapy.
Feeding your body a diet very high in fresh, delicious raw fruits and vegetables will not only fill your cells with abundant nutrients, but it will detox the debris that is hiding in those cells and causing your weight gain. Whether you’re looking to totally transform you body or just shed a few pounds, choose a raw food detox diet plan. It’s the healthy way to lose weight.