Raw Diet Challenge! One Week on a Raw Food Diet

Monday, March 28, 2011 by Anthony N.
After spending the last few years working in the natural health business, I've read plenty of websites and blogs proclaim the health benefits of a raw food diet. I decided I wanted to challenge myself and went on a raw diet for one full week. I just finished the raw week and am going to tell you about how it went.

raw food diet one week challengeWhy I went Raw for One Week
          • Help my body with cleansing and detoxification
          • Become leaner
          • Learn to incorporate more raw foods into my diet
          • To see how it affected my energy levels
          • Become better cook by using ingredients in new ways
          • Get some use out of my blender and food processor
          • I enjoy a good challenge

Not reasons I went Raw
          • To lose a significant amount of weight
          • I think it's the healthiest diet out there and want to permanently stay on it

My Challenges on a Raw Food Diet
          • I've never been on a restrictive diet
          • I really enjoy eating meat, bread, pasta
          • Not drinking coffee, beer or other delicious beverages
          • Watching my children and coworkers eat what I consider 'regular food'
          • Lack of convenient snacks
          • Not a lot of fresh, local, in-season produce available in North Dakota in February
          • No warm food when the weather is around zero degrees

As I mentioned at the top, I am now done with my Raw week and will tell you about it in upcoming blog posts. If you've done a Raw diet for an extended period of time, please leave a comment sharing your tips for going raw!

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