Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Raw food diet for fat loss?

A short article on the "raw food diet" for fat loss, then - hot cosplay chick

Everyone is hearing about raw food diet buzz. It’s gaining popularity and buzz, not just as a diet to lose weight, but a diet for a long and healthy life. We eat so much in the way of processed food that we don’t even stop to think about what we’re putting into our bodies, and how far we’ve come nutritionally from our ancestral, agrarian roots.

What is raw food diet?

A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form. There are several common-sense rationales for why this is a good idea. Processing and cooking food can take so much of the basic nutritional value away. Think of some of the conventional wisdom you’ve heard about for years, such as:

If you cook pasta just to the al dente (or medium) stage, it will have more calories, yes, but it will have more the nutritional value in it than if you cooked it to a well-done stage. Or you probably remember hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just under the surface.

The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. It means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked! Cooking takes out flavor and nutrition from vegetables and fruits. A raw food diet means eating more the way our ancient ancestors did.

Our healthier, more fit ancestors. They cooked very little, and certainly didn’t cook or process fruits and vegetables. They ate them RAW. Their water wasn’t from a tap; it was natural, spring water. Maybe they drank some coconut milk on occasion.

Doesn’t it just make sense that this is how our bodies were meant to eat? It’s a way of eating that’s in harmony with the planet and in harmony with our own metabolisms. Our bodies were meant to work, and need to work to be efficient. That means exercise, certainly, but it also means eating natural, raw foods that require more energy to digest them.

Conclusion:

The raw food diet alone won’t work if you want to shed off pounds quickly and get leaner and sexy body. Healthy eating with the combination of modest exercise is the way to go.

And your reward:

49 comments:

Underground Music said...

I literally just read your whole blog as I'm into getting fit etc at the moment, BUT I'm off to my nana's house tonight and she's making tasty curry - oopps.

vashrave said...

nice thoughts. I am a health nut and love hearing about how processing foods makes the food so much more unnatural

Chris said...

Raw food? Intresting. Lol.

Ramblin' Man said...

I never really thought of it that way. Good post :)

Coco said...

grate thoughts, grate post... :)

Trelin said...

But cooked foods are so tasty!

Laughing Vault said...

i think i would die from hunger :(

Patwa said...

nice post ^^

EmoGoth said...

You should look into the paleo diet. It's a little less insane than going with a full-on raw food diet.

Venus said...

didn´t knew about that diet. thanks for the info.

LoreBlogger said...

raw food is gross!

YourArgumentIsCurrentlyInvalid said...

nice pic.

Piets said...

Low carb > raw food

pezasied said...

I don't know if I would be able to do a raw food diet

Andy said...

Never heard of that before, you should be careful though, some raw stuff can be bad.

Blk Jesus said...

ive never heard of this diet

T. Roger Thomas said...

Might try this in the future

mac-and-me said...

moar reward!

G said...

good tip - one I need to do more of

NeedlessToSay said...

I think I'm gonna stick to cooking my food.

Patres said...

Although in theory this might be correct, cooking foods tends to kill germs and other undesirables.
And have you eaten an almost cooked potatoe? It's yucky.

Nuker Zero said...

Well, all i know is, our ancestors also lived less...soo...hehe. That and i love the taste of my cooked food with seasonings and my multivitamins if i hadn't had anything good in a while. I have a terrible diet. My body hates me. Lol.

chronometer said...

Interesting read

Jay said...

i've tried raw food before, although it was fermented...

Randy said...

I just ignore my diet... and never gain weight.

AMO said...

I eat my food as close to raw for the vitamins.

doomsday said...

raw food is for freaks!

kaboomix said...

Watch out for salmonella and other crap from eating uncooked stuff. Also, it means that you're basicly NEVER going to dine outside of your house, and that you basicly can't eat ANY snacks whatsoever.

Im doing a low carb/high protein diet right now combined with a lot of gym sessions, im pretty sure that would work better than eating leaves and fruits.

Nice post, nice pic :D

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Ghost Of Swayze said...

i dont think i could handle raw food. lol.

munchies? said...

that looks a bit extreme, but nonetheless very informative. Ive got a blog going over food aswell. check it out ;)

Mike said...

I always cook pasta al dente. Dunno how I feel about eating too much raw food though

Half Coct said...

To me a raw food diet is making food from scratch. I buy whole fresh produce, and when I can I leave peels intact (potato carrot etc.) for added vitamins. I was going to use tomato paste for am upcoming recipe, but I have decided to chop fresh tomatoes instead and keep the lycopene rich skins intact. It is also best to avoid canned food as it contains cancer causing BPA. I post several healthy recipes a week if interested, check me out.

~H. Coct

cool_cicler said...
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cool_cicler said...

You should look into the paleo diet. It's a little less insane than going with a full-on raw food diet.

xTdub said...

I agree with your final conclusion.

Moob said...

hrm. i wonder if this really works.

Rolo said...

I don't know, that cosplay chick was covered up way too much. show a little skin if you every put another pic.

izzfoshizzz said...

thanks for the reward

Nicole✗✗ said...

I don't think I could do this diet... unfortunately.

Fred Junxs said...

I'm sorry, I'm always scrolling to the pictures at the bottom of your posts first, then making my way up to read. :D

Dragmire said...

I never heard of the raw food diet. Sounds feasible. And nice reward!

Patti D. said...

I think that all diets are just a scam.

lolcifer said...

Interesting diet tip. I might have to try eating more raw food myself!

Scott said...

Interesting idea but I'm not entirely sure about our bodies being designed to eat like that.

Nepenthe said...

Cooking food makes it yummy =D

Nemo said...

nice and informative, i feel eating organicly has alot to do with it as well, your body isnt ment to break down processed "food" if you can even call it that

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pv said...

water is the best thing you can do for weight loss and toning your body

Joel C Anatoli said...

I always wondered about it. Thanks for the post.