test-Raw Diet Challenge! One Week on a Raw Food Diet
Raw Diet Challenge! One Week on a Raw Food Diet
Anthony N. • March 28, 2011
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.

Why 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!