When we talk about the raw diets, we refer to the diets in which people prefer the raw foods, like vegetables and fruits to the cooked foods. As raw foods have high content of enzyme, they are always healthier than what have been. The raw dieters have many reasons to start with such diet, either to detoxify the body or to go for a vegan lifestyle in weight loss. However, it is not easy to get started and keep on such die, for the body would removes building-up of toxin at the very beginning and it might need some time until the body begins to feel energetic and healthy.
1. Focus on motivation.
If you want to start with a raw diet, you should be aware of the motivation behind it. There are two basic reasons to go along with the motivation. The first one should be simply detoxing, it only needs four 4 weeks to detoxify the body completely with a raw diet. The second is to lose weight when something would happen a week later, since raw and organic foods contain low calories naturally. So, before you begin with your raw diet, you should know what your motivation is in having such diet, and then you should work out a detailed plan to identify your final target as well as the smaller ones in your attempt, which would be much helpful in preventing you from abandoning your efforts to achieve it in the halfway.
2. Go for organic foods.
Sometimes in the implementation of raw diet, you have to face the problem of pesticides left on vegetables and fruits. If possible try to get organic foods, which would cut down the chances of pesticide exposure and maintain a totally healthy diet. As for some foods like grapefruits or oranges, you should not be worried about pesticides, because you would remove their thick peel when you eat them. What you do with such foods is to peel them in prevention of contamination.
3. Take more vitamins.
When you take the raw foods, it is certain that you could get many minerals and vitamins from them. However, sometimes you need to have some supplements for a nutritious, balanced and healthy diet. It is widely acceptable that vitamin B12 is much needed for a raw diet and you could get it in meat products. And vitamin D, zinc and calcium are also necessary because their content is lower in raw foods compared with the cooked foods. Therefore, before you take any vitamin supplements, you had better consult with a doctor to determine what kinds of such supplements are needed for your body.
4. Intend to have juicing option.
As a raw dieter, juicing is regarded as the important part in such process, because you need to have fresh juice from raw vegetables and fruits. It is well-known that the juice is rich in healthy nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins which are easier to be absorbed by your body. As soon as you begin a raw diet, you should drink some juice every morning before your breakfast so as to get enough vitamins as well as energy for your healthy and balanced diet.
5. Care about the start.
It is very difficult to start with a raw diet. You are kindly advised to have some raw foods and juices in your current diet rather than decreasing cooked food and meat suddenly. At the beginning, you should take some juice before your breakfast every morning, and then add some fruits gradually until you are used to having a total raw foods. Remember not to take any raw foods after you have taken cooked food. If you still like to prefer cooked foods, you had better have them for the evening meals, so that you could give your body a period of 7 or 8 hours for full digestion of such cooked food and prevent the production of the acid in your stomach.
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