If you are in the midst of following a raw food diet and in the beginning stages  , you might be at the point wherever you’re starting to tire and not because you’re not getting the required vitamins from your diet, but because you’re striking the beginner’s wall.

 

 At the beginning of following a raw food diet, the beginner is super excited to start it  . perchance they’re doing it on the recommendation of a friend, or because of a book they’ve read, or something they’ve seen on television. Whatever their motivation, the first few days are always exciting.  The real treat is the first meal with no cooked items  . The beginner will buy cookbooks, look up tips online, talk it up continuously with their friends, and raid the local grocer more often than they used to, looking for fresh new ingredients.

 

But after a few weeks, even the most exciting newcomer to the raw food way of eating is going to get a little tired out . The dozens of formulas they started with have been whittled down by availability and personal taste to no more than half a dozen irregular dishes that will start to become stale and repetitive; they will have all the cookbooks they could ever use, and read so many web articles that their eyes hurt. They’ll miss coffee and bread and the smell of a roast in the oven. Their friends will be sick of hearing about it, and they’ll be sick of ordering salads when they go out for dinner .

 

In the end, the raw food diet will become just like every other diet, unless you do two mantras you need to learn, right now, and repeat every day to prepare yourself for the beginner’s wall.

 

“It’s not a diet.”

 

 If you go into eating raw foods because you want to lose weight, you can definitely achieve those goals . But if you think you can eat raw for a few weeks, drop a few sizes, and then go back to “normal living”, you might as well stop right now.

 

 Because most people see diets as quick fixes instead of everyday lifestyle changes, you usually don’t work  . So once the diet sitting is over, they go back to old destructive habits, and gain back all the weight they lost, and lose all the benefits of their quick trip to Healthyland. Now, no one is saying that in order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to eat nothing but raw foods for the rest of your life.

 

But if you want to see real results, you’re going to have to incorporate the info here into your own life, and make it work. The raw food diet is a lifestyle change, not a diet.

 

“You don’t know it all yet.”

 

 You can certainly let yourself become bored with this type of diet, but only if you let yourself succumb to it  . When you stop learning, your attention falters, and other things grab for your interest. If you want to stay with it, you need to consider there is a lot of information out there, and you can’t possibly know it all, but it’s fun to try. Make an effort to learn one new fact about raw foods every day, a new recipe, a new way to prepare an old favorite, a new item that you’ve never heard of.  Just make sure that your meal plan varies everyday and thus will make following the diet quite painless  .

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