Starting a Raw Food Diet Plan

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthy eating


Before you get started on your raw food adventure, you’ll want to have a plan in place. You’ll begin by recognizing what your current food habits are. Do you already consume any raw foods?

How about salads? Some salads have had preservatives or pesticides added in, but eating salads is a good start toward a raw food future, even if it’s imperfect. Do you eat sushi?

Many people think sushi is raw food, but it’s often not. Not fully, anyway. The rice is cooked in it – and sometimes the fish is partially cooked to some degree, so it may not be wholly raw.

It’s good to see what kind of habits you already have that you can salvage whenever you make the switch to a raw food meal plan. You don’t want to be miserable without your favorite foods, so you have to start planning to turn non raw foods into raw versions.

For example, if you love salsa, but you’re used to buying it in a jar, you can still have it – you just have to learn how to make it from scratch using fresh, raw foods!

Plan your switch carefully. If you are serious about making this change, but you worry about going back to your old ways, then consider gradually immersing yourself into this lifestyle.

You can replace a meal each day, or have a day of the week dedicated to raw foods at first. Then as you go, add more raw food meals to your weekly plan until that’s all you’re eating.

Another way some raw foodies do it is to start by dividing up their plate at each mealtime with raw and cooked portions of foods. It’s kind of like those diet plates where you see carbs, proteins, and fats for example.

In this case, you might want to start your raw diet plan by simply making sure that ½ of your plate has raw foods on it, and the other half can be cooked foods that you’re use to. Over time, increase that amount to ¾ until your whole plate is filled with raw goodies.

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