I decided to fast on green juice today. I can tell you that I feel great and have lots of energy. Fasting once a week on green juice is a great way for your body to relax and to take a break. Eating every day makes your body work hard. It as to digest everything that you put into it. My green juice fast includes: celery, wheat grass, blue/green algae, cucumbers, ginger tea and lemon water. It is not that hard to do once you get your body used to it. Once your body sees that you are trying to take care of it on a weekly basis, it will thank you for it. Our body has so many toxins in it. We have to get rid of these in order to have optimal health. Many people spend their lives suffering because they are malnourished and get sick so often. We live in a fast paced culture where fast food chains are everywhere. I used to be a fast food junkie seven years ago. I would often have Chinese Food with a liter of Pepsi on a Friday night. Then on Saturday I would have a pizza with a meatball sub. Of course I would drink Pepsi once again. You can believe that my triglycerides were somewhere around 420. The doctor sent me a note and told me that these high numbers can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Shockingly, I was only in my 30’s. I knew inside of my heart that I had to make a lifestyle change or else I would not see my 65th birthday. I come from a generation of fast food junkies. I see parents all of the time buying their kids frozen dinners and fast food. Many kids today live in microwave dinner meals and anything that is not green. Some teenagers today hate their vegetables. They simply don’t taste good.
Eventually, a bad food eating diet will catch up to you. It will drive your cholesterol through the roof and make you sick. When I decided to go raw, my entire life changed. I began to see instant results of my cholesterol dropping. My once 420 trygliceroids now dropped to 250 in only two weeks. You can believe that my numbers were doing excellent. I actually became a vegan when I saw the wonderful results. I learned that you do not have to live with doctors giving you pills all of your life. In fact, most illnesses can be healed or eliminated through eating a raw food diet. I am proud to call myself a raw foodest because it is simply a better way to live. I used to eat food because it made me happy and fulfilled my cravings. Eating plants are not tasty. However, I learned that food was not supposed to be a recreational activity. In fact, eating for me now means health, nutrition and running my body properly. I found excellent substitutes for bad food. For starters, I have raw ice cream. It is made with no dairy products. I use almond milk, bananas, stevia (sweetener) and walnuts. You freeze this up and it tastes like the real deal. My taste buds are changing for the better as well. I enjoy getting up in the morning and having some dehydrated fruits and vegetables. I bought a food dehydrator a while ago and use it almost every single day. You can believe that I even changed my bread and flour intakes. I eat only flax seed flour and sometimes organic wheat flour. I try to stay away from white flour or anything made with dairy products.
I did not get here over night. Becoming a raw foodest takes time and a lot of willpower. It literally took me around four to five years to give raw food my total commitment.
What helped me was to go slow. I began cutting down my meat intake by 50%. Instead of having meat twice a day, I had it only once per day. I also changed from drinking whole milk to skim milk. Try to change everything that you are eating right now into something that is either fat free or low fat. This is a starting point. This is by no means healthy. However, it is a starter for your body to start getting used to eating less fat and meat. Eventually, you will cut out the meat, dairy and breads that are making you fat and unhealthy. I was once there to. Don’t feel bad if it takes you a long time to become a raw foodest. The important lesson here is to never give up. Take each day one step at a time. Eventually you will be able to see that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. The more that you eliminate bad foods from your diet, the better you will feel. I am living proof that you can do this. I did not become a raw foodest until I was in my late 30’s. Everything takes time.
What I love the most about eating raw food is that you feel great after every single meal. You never feel hungry like you did when you were eating meat and the all American diet. When you get hungry as a raw foodest, you just feel like it is time to eat. After you eat, you just feel like you have had enough. I remember feeling bloated when I ate regular foods. Eventually you learn what eating raw foods are all about. I eat sunflower and pea sprouts daily along with a slew of other vegetables. I try to lay off the fruits because they contain a lot of sugar. I don’t deny my body fruit, but I keep it to a minimum.
Best of all, you will be able to look in the mirror and feel healthy. You will have a sexy body that people want to look at. You won’t have to go to the beach feeling like crap when you take your shirt off. You will also be able to walk around without huffing and puffing. People will know that you are different. You will shock people when you tell them your age. Some raw foodest are well into their 60’s and 70’s and look 25-30 years old. This is no joke. You can keep your youthful appearance for a long time. People today are getting Botox shots and plastic surgery to look good. Eating raw food eliminates all of that. Eventually you will grow to love the taste of raw foods. It is all about eliminating toxic waste from the body and starting over again.
If you like to drink smoothies, having a green smoothie is a healthy way to go. I hope that this article has helped you to see that a raw food diet is possible. Just take it one day at a time and allow your body to get used to the idea of becoming a vegan.