Raw Food Diet

The Raw Food movement traces its roots all the way back to the late 1800s when a doctor named Maximilian Bircher-Benner discovered he could cure his own jaundice by eating raw apples. The diet specifies that you should only eat food that has not been cooked, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered, or exposed to pesticides or herbicides. Though each dieter can shape their own combination of foods, those following the Raw Food Diet typically consume about 80% of their calories from plant-based foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, and nuts, including cashews, sunflower seeds, and raw nut butters. Most dieters consume about 50% of the calories they would eat on a cooked-food diet.

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Pros: By putting all raw fruits and veggies in your body you are putting food in your body the way God intended. The best place to find this is Halleluja Acres the website hacres.com . But it does include 85 percent raw and 15 percent cooked. A lot of raw juicing.

Cons: It all depends on the area you live. In the mountains in Beckley, WV it is strangely hard to go vegetarian in this area. It is mainly meat eaters and going out to eat with family that isn't doing this type of diet is hard

Overall: At one time I was 226 lbs. I dropped 75lbs in three months on this diet. That was four years ago. I have not gained anything back matter of fact after quitting the diet I have kept on loosing.

By MillyT