Last month, I began a raw vegan diet which has resulted in profoundly positive mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. In recognizing some of the mistakes I’ve made on the diet, however, I realize that many other people may find themselves subject to the same types of errors I made. In light of this reality, I think it is important for raw vegans such as myself to offer others information that can help them experience profound success on their diet. Here are three strategies I think you should employ:
1. Read Testimonials.
This is especially important if you have yet to find a raw community that is right for you. In most cases, individuals who decide to make the raw vegan diet an integral aspect of their life are continually reminded of the fact that most people eat a diet primarily comprised of cooked, processed food items. By reading about the journeys of other individuals who have made a commitment to the raw diet, you can learn from their experiences and draw strength from the fact that there are many others who have chosen this lifestyle as a result of the ethical and/or nutritional benefits it provides.
2. Listen To Your Body.
This is something I had to learn shortly after I went on the raw vegan diet. In attempting to follow a specific raw vegan diet, I found that I was constantly bloated despite the fact that I had begun to feel much better. In recognizing how annoying and painful the flatulence was, I began making modifications to the diet and found that the bloating went down significantly. As you begin your raw diet, it will be important for you to listen to your body as well. Experiencing things like detox symptoms or cravings does not necessarily mean you need to quit the diet entirely. Rather, it may mean that you need to make adjustments so that you can be as physically and mentally healthy as possible.
3. Plan Your Meals.
At first, I wasn’t particularly keen on this concept. It seemed like my mental life had grown preoccupied with food and I wasn’t able to devote as much energy to other areas of my life. Yet now I realize that planning my meals will actually save time in the long run as a result of the fact that it facilitates things like proper food combining. It can also save money when you factor in how things such as only buying fruits and vegetables that are in season will drive your food costs down. There are a lot of wonderful websites online that can offer you valuable information regarding how to put together a raw food diet plan. By making use of them, you can save time and money.
If you are seriously considering converting from a cooked food to raw vegan diet, you should note that profound health benefits await you. At the same time, however, you will need to arm yourself with information and implement viable strategies to help you make the most of your new lifestyle. By implementing one or more of the following strategies I’ve listed above, I think you will experience profound success as you make the conversion to the raw vegan lifestyle. Good luck! :)
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