About the Program
Raw Food Diet Review… Eating in the Raw was authored by super-model Carol Alt. This type of plan has been used to lose weight, gain health, and to detoxify and cleanse the body.
Carol Alt had dieted for years and was having issues with fatigue, sinusitis, headaches and more. She heard about the work of naturopathic Dr. Timothy Brantley and with his help, they created a plan that worked well for her. Thus she created this book to help others that may be interested in this lifestyle.
The theory of this program is to eat only natural, whole and organic foods. Some of the plans are completely vegan; however Eating in the Raw also includes “lightly seared” meats and fish.
Raw foods allow you to get all of the essential nutrients in foods – the cooking process loses these important nutrients when foods are heated over 118° F.
Raw Food Diet Review – Foods You Can Eat
You’ll eat whole, natural unprocessed foods, preferably organic. There is no calorie counting or portion control, instead you are suppose to eat until you’re satisfied and stop.
You can make a complete change all at once or you can gradually change over to this lifestyle according to the book. However with the detoxification process, it’s highly recommended you make gradual changes.
You’ll eat three meals daily and snacks. Breakfast and Lunch will be more on the vegetarian side with dinner including fish or meat.
There isn’t an exercise regimen with this book, however, it’s noted that you will have more energy and be more motivated to pursue exercise.
The cost of the book Eating in the Raw – A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier, and Looking Younger the Raw-Food Way which runs around $11.00.
She also has a cookbook, The Raw 50 – 10 Amazing Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Drinks for Your Raw Food Lifestyle which sells for around $12.00.
Other books on this topic:
The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition – Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods * Includes More Than 400 Recipes from the World’s Top Raw Food Chefs
The Raw Food Detox Diet – The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss
– Eating healthy nutritious foods
– No calorie counting or portion control required
– Includes all food groups
– Vegetarians can follow this program by eliminating meat
– Promotes health above all
– It’s a complete lifestyle change if you don’t eat this way
– Transition should be made gradually to avoid severe detoxification
– Additional costs may be involved for kitchen equipment needed such as a juicer, blender, food dehydrator etc.
Raw Food Diet Review – Summary
Eating in the Raw provides tips for shopping, transitioning to the program, kitchen equipment you may need, and more. Eating natural whole foods is healthy and with the inclusion of dairy, meat and fish, this plan should be healthy.
Always consult your healthcare provider before starting this diet, especially if you have any health issues or are taking medication.