Losing weight with a raw food diet has many advantages and there are many reasons why — from scientific findings through to people’s personal raw food weight loss results.
The great news about eating this way is that the foods that you consume will not be junk, energy draining and health stealing foods.
Whole, vegan and raw foods don’t contain dangerous additives, animal products and instead are loaded with life supporting nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and endless other health promoting nutrients.
Meat Eating vs Vegetarian vs Vegan For Weight Loss
“There’re so many weight loss diets out there, which one is best for me?”
There was a study published in The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, and they compared the amount of weight lost by people on various eating plans. (1)
Participants who took part in this 6-month study ate 5 different diets:
- Omnivore diet, which includes all animal products
- Semi-vegetarian diet with occasional meat intake
- Vegetarian diet, which excludes meat, poultry and fish, but includes dairy
- Pesco-vegetarian diet, which excludes meat, but includes seafood
- Vegan diet, which excludes all animal products
At the end of the six months, those people who were eating the vegan diet lost more weight than people on any other diet by an average of 4.3%, or 16.5 pounds in weight!
Furthermore, weight loss results on a vegan diet started appearing after just 2 months of them following it.
The vegan diet group also showed the biggest amount of decrease in their fat levels at the two and six month checks, had improved macro nutrients more than the other diets and also had lower BMIs.
10 Incredible Benefits Of Eating Raw Foods
Apart from natural detoxification and weight loss, there are many other health benefits that you can experience as a result of eating a raw or mostly raw vegan plan.
- Healthy digestion
- Regular bowel movements
- Promote natural weight
- Improved circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems
- Healthy functioning of the bodily organs, including liver and kidneys
- Accelerated recovery from disease and prevention of modern diseases, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart-related diseases and obesity
- Mental clarity
- Glowing skin
- Greater levels of energy and fitness
Take Your Health To The Next Level
It’s true a vegan diet can help you lose weight, however there are still many unhealthy processed foods even on a vegan diet that can negatively impact your health.
When you start eating a large proportion of your food from raw fruits and vegetables (without necessarily being 100% raw), you’ll notice greater and more rapid changes to your health.
For example, hydration is imperative for achieving optimal health and weight.
Raw fruits and vegetables are high in water content, which will aid to your natural detoxification, weight loss, digestion, elimination and speedy health restoration.
Also, weight loss is actually easier to achieve when you eat a mostly raw or an all raw food diet due to the naturally lower calories per bite than most other foods that you will find in other diets. So you’ll be eating more nutritious foods and less calories, which will inevitably lead to natural weight loss.
In addition to that, a whole raw vegan diet is 100% fiber rich.
Fiber is simply a must for your health and high-fiber diets prevent diseases (including cancer) and digestive issues (including constipation, colitis, and IBS). (2)
The diet built upon mainly fruits and vegetables is abundant in fiber and supplies significantly more fiber than the Standard Western Diet.
A meal plan predominated by fruits and vegetables can eliminate constipation as high-fiber raw diets allow for proper digestion, stimulating the bowel movement naturally, without the need for laxatives.
Raw Food Weight Loss Before And After Stories
Here’s a video where I talk about my bodily changes and losing weight with a raw food diet (with photos):
One of our clients, Della Upsher, went raw just before turning 60 and lost 42 pounds:
Brittany Taylor lost 30 pounds on raw foods:
Victoria Everett achieved a 120 pound raw food diet weight loss:
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5 Essentials For Losing Weight With A Raw Food Diet
- Detoxify your kitchen.
Most people’s kitchens lack in fresh fruits and vegetables, and are overloaded with unhealthy, toxic, refined, and fatty foods.
It’s going to be much more difficult for you to focus on eating healthily when your house is full of tempting junk foods of the past.
So, you will need to replace your old and unhealthy foods with raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and display them around your house.
Whenever you’re hungry, just reach out for healthy fruits, veggies and some nuts or seeds!
So here’s some home work for you … list down all the fruits, vegetables and nuts and seeds you love eating and go shopping to stock up on fresh, energy boosting produce!
- Become friends with sugar.
“Whaaaaaaat???? Eating sugar for weigh loss?”
Yep. It is very important to eat enough sweet, ripe fruit on this lifestyle to meet your calorific needs.
Under eating on fruit will make you want to eat dense or fatty foods.
So ensure that you eat a sufficient amount of calories to meet your personal needs, which includes things like gender and your level of activity. In other words – eat your carbs!
Unprocessed and unrefined simple carbohydrates are the ideal fuel source for our bodies, which they easily convert into energy so that we can carry out all our daily activities.
Underating on carbohydrates and following low-carb diets (where you over-eat on fat and protein) can lead to many health issues, including premature ageing, kidney disease, impaired liver function, skin conditions (i.e. acne or eczema), weight gain (which is the opposite of what you want), and more.
- Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.
Green leafy vegetables (such as lettuce, kale, dandelion greens, spinach, etc.) are great weight loss foods. They are low in calories and fill you up due to their volume.
They include an abundance of vitamins including; A, B’s, C, E, K and folate.
They are also rich in minerals, including iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc, and they’re a great source of healthy protein.
- Include 1 big green smoothie per day
We recommend you starting your day from a fruit breakfast and then having a big green smoothie for lunch.
Drinking 1 green smoothie per day, which you’ll load with fruits and green leafy vegetables is a great way to consume your calories and nutrients.
I really enjoy having a big banana smoothie for lunch with lettuce or other greens, along with chia seeds, which boosts my Omega 3 intake.
Getting more calories from fruits and greens will cut the likelihood of you eating junk and processed foods, which means you’ll achieve faster results with losing weight with a raw food diet.
Plus, green smoothies are just so delicious!
Our free 5-day raw food menu plan gives you plenty of quick and easy ideas for your raw lunches!
- Keep yourself active!
No one will be able to succeed on this lifestyle and reach optimal health without doing a sufficient amount of exercise. Exercising before your meals, especially first thing in the morning will raise your metabolism and will awaken a true natural sense of hunger.
Exercise is also a great remedy for shifting negative thoughts and bringing you into the present moment – the place where you are fully aware and alive and can make healthy choices for yourself.
So incorporate weight lifting or body weight exercises into your routine 3 times per week, mixed with cardio sessions, such as jogging or running, biking, swimming or dancing. Aim towards doing at least 30 minutes of movement per day 5-6 day a week.
Ready to give the right raw food plan a go to shed excess weight, sweeten up your life and become super charged with vital nutrients to create amazing health?
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- Weight Study: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106101732.htm
- Fiber: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808860/
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