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Raw Food Diet: Yes or No?

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Answering reader questions is one of my favorite things about this job, but sometimes I have to do the asking.  I am currently reading The Beauty Detox Solution by celeb nutritionist Kimberly Snyder.  In the book Kimberly lays down the deets on a mostly raw food diet that she feels uses the least amount of energy to digest resulting in better health, more energy, and a more beautiful and youthful appearance.

While there are certain aspects of the plan that I won’t do (colonics!), I have been eating a lot more raw fruits and veg, avoiding meat and using her food pairings suggestions.  I am not yet finished reading the book , but the main idea is to eat mainly raw fruits and veg throughout the day, and save the heavier stuff for your evening meal.  This way you give your body all night to process these foods.  It is way more in-depth than I make it sound here, with the order in which you eat foods and what types of foods you eat being highly important.  I will do a total book review once I have finished reading.

So, I do feel much lighter and have more energy when eating this way. My main issue is that you have to eat so much when eating raw foods.  Fruits and veggies may fill you up, but they do not last as long and I find myself needing more every couple of hours.  Not the most convenient lifestyle.

Here is my question to you:

Do you eat a raw food diet, and if so, do you eat this way all of the time? Some of the time?  Any tips, tricks or advice you’d like to share would be appreciated!

[Woman with vegetables image via Shutterstock]

Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.


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