"Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods"
by T. C. Fry and David Klein
Education - Read books by noted authors on raw food living nutrition. If you are really ambitious, enroll in the Natural Hygienic Course. Learn the basics of our physiology, namely detoxification process, healing requirements, raw food nutrition and digestion. Understand that it´s a continuously unfolding process. hire a diet coach if you need help.
Set goals - Set goals and write them down. go back to the list and revise it as needed each night before you go to sleep. Visualize, affirm, take action, give yourself validation and reinforcement, and you will attain your goals.
Psychology - Feed your mind positive healthful thoughts. There are over 20 lifestyle factors, aside from nutrition, which need to be optimized in order to create vibrant health. Eat mindfully and eat to live; don´t live to eat. Design your lifestyle to have a good, varied "diet" of activities that dont involve food intake.
Contemplation and meditation - The best if not the only way to access the answers from within - what, when and how to eat, as well as any other aspects of living - is to sit in silence. Tune in to your body´s signals and its needs will be revealed.
Practice body awareness to overcome emotional overeating - Emotional body awareness helps us delve into reason for overeating, which are typically a quest to fill an "emptiness" within or a resistance to feeling certain ambitions.
Exercise - Exercise makes the whole dietary transition go better and better. Exercise improves will-power, digestion, and elimination. Exercise vigorously at least twice daily to create true hunger.
Mineralize - If you are not in peak vibrant health, a mineral deficiency could be a key part of the problem. Minerals act as co-factors for our enzymes, powering them for maximum efficiency.
Peer support - Associate with other raw fooders via raw food pot lucks (try hosting your own), outings, phone and e-mail. Avoid non-supportive relationships.
BYO - Bring your own healthful food and drinks with you when you go to work, travel, visit friends...so that you are always able to eat the way you want to eat.
Transition - Substitute cooked fat with raw fat. Avocados, nuts and seeds (raw or soaked overnight) are healthy, satisfying sources of fat. Substitute salt with rinsed algaes, celery, and fresh or dried tomatoes. Substitute cooked starches with raw corn, zucchini, summer squash and artichokes. Always eat bigger portion of raw with cooked food.
Have no more than one heavy meal per day - If you have nuts or seeds, avoid avocado and starchy foods that day. If you have avocado, avoid nuts and seeds that day. If you have cooked starchy food, avoid nuts and seeds that day. Avocado combined with starchy food is a fair combination but works for most people. Avoid nuts, seeds and avocados all together if you are not feeling well.
Follow food combining rules - Eat sweet fruits only on an empty stomach. Dont eat them with or right after other foods, with this exeption: sweet fruit combines well with greens, celery and cucumber. Avoid eatin fats/ high protein foods (nuts-seeds) with starchy foods. Eat plenty of greens and/or cucumbers with heavy foods (fats, protein and cooked foods).
Be passionate - It is the intention behind your thoughts and expression that seeds the success you desire. It is the emotional force that you attach to your thoughts and your expression that catalyzes your transition and rejuvenation process. Choose to become vibrantly healthy and be passionate about life! Interact with other passionate, health-minded people, learn from them and share your passion and joy with them.
Relax, be patient and accept what is - Noting can be or needs to be any different than it is right now - this moment if perfect and you have done and are doing the best you can. Praise yourself for being where you are, having the courage and wisdom to be on be raw food path, and dont get down on yourself for no reason. If you stumble get up and dont give up. Rome was not built in a day; be patient, focus on the good things in your life, and in due time the fruits of life will be yours!