How to Successfully Transition to a Raw Food Diet

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How to Successfully Transition to a Raw Food Diet

You may have heard about the countless benefits of a raw food diet, and you may even have thought about trying it yourself, but do not know where to start. Whether you’re a total newbie or a raw food dieter who constantly falls into old patterns, here are some tips to use for a smooth transition.

Start Slowly

Some people decide to switch to a raw food diet overnight, and while it may work for a few people, most find it extremely challenging. Either they fall off the wagon from time to time or ditch the idea of going raw altogether.

There’s a better chance at success in your raw food eating goals when the transition is made gradually, rather than abandoning your old food lifestyle abruptly. Usually, your body adapts well to the changes by adding greens to your diet every day and eliminating the junk, little by little. In no time, the process becomes second nature and you’ll find yourself craving more raw and healthy foods.

Infuse Appealing Desserts

Many dieters fail in the dessert department because there are just too many temptations wherever we go. The good news is there are a ton of raw food recipes your taste buds will surely enjoy. As you start to indulge in amazing raw food desserts, you’ll soon realise how easy it is to infuse raw food into your main meals as well.

As humans, we naturally choose to eat tasty and appetising food. The problem is, most of us have a preconceived notion that eating healthily translates to eating boring, tasteless food. The key here is to know what suits your palate. You don’t really have to shove a food you hate down your throat because there are a lot of healthy and tasty recipes out there that you can whip up in minutes.

Keep it Simple and Cheap

Many people are hesitant to commit to a healthy lifestyle, especially to a raw food diet, simply because they’re worried about the costs. Have you thought about how much money you’re spending on junk and fast food that takes a long time for your body to digest?

Switching to a raw food lifestyle doesn’t have to break the bank. Shop the farmer’s market, buy in season, and buy in bulk. If you have a small backyard, plant your own crops. Skip the expensive kitchen equipment. If you have a sharp knife, a blender, and a food processor, then you’re good to go!

Plan Accordingly

Planning your meals ahead may seem like a daunting task in the beginning, but if you’re going to worry about what your meals will look like each and every single day, it surely won’t take long before you’re burned out.

Life happens, and there will be times that you’ll be tempted to order takeaway rather than worry about meal preparation. You should carefully plan based on those triggers and weakness so that you’ll be able to stay on track.

As you can see, there’s no reason to be intimidated by the idea of switching to a raw food diet. Once you’re ready to take the leap, check out our raw foods selection.

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