Inspired by Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
So I have officially been 80% Raw for the past 22 days, and I am feeling better than ever (literally!). The positive changes that I have noticed are: I have more energy, I feel lighter, my skin has cleared up, my digestion problems went away, and I am having more fun in the kitchen. I have also lost an unexpected 6 pounds and my stomach is flatter. No more muffin top! (see pic)
The raw food diet is made up of fresh fruits, greens and vegetables, and natural fats like avocados, olive oil, and nuts and seeds. These foods deliver the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and fiber essential for good health.
Eating a diet consisting mostly of raw fruits, greens and natural fats is the best way to reach optimal health because you avoid the culprits that lead to degenerative diseases and weight gain such as white flour, sugar, trans fats and saturated fat. The high nutritional value of these fresh foods will slow the aging process and will provide you with increased energy and mental clarity.
I did not have any existing medical condition when I first decided to go raw. I simply wanted to experience all the wonderful things that I had heard about. So I ate an 80% raw diet and drank a green smoothies everyday. I started with an 80% Raw diet because I believe that no one diet works for everyone and that everything should be in moderation so I wanted to set myself up for success. Rapidly my body and mind started to change. I am now happier, healthier, full of energy and have complete mental clarity. Almost immediately (and unintentionally) I started shedding unwanted fat from my belly without having to do any extra crunches! This is probably linked to me not craving dark chocolate or sugary sweets anymore!(Check out what Raw sweet I did eat…)
I am a health nut so the film was inspiring to me. It shows the remarkable journey of 6 individuals on a 100% Raw food diet for 30 days. Viewers will see the medical, emotional, and physical transformation of this diet and lifestyle change. All participants were able to go off of, or severely reduce, their insulin and other medications. Some were able to reverse Diabetes (type 1 and 2) all together in just 30 days. Remarkable!
Experiment, and give it a try. Try incorporating more raw foods into your diet. I suggest starting off with getting at least 5-9 serving of fruits and vegetables into your diet per day. The less you cook and process them the better they are for you. Think of all that you have to gain!
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