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Deciding to Try Out a Raw Food Diet?

If you have just recently decided to give a raw food diet congratulations! Raw foods contain many more vitamins and nutrients that are not lost in the process of cooking. Therefore while eating less food, you are actually gaining in nutrition. However, newcomers, and experts alike can often find themselves in a slump when it comes to creating a meal plan. Creating a meal plan that appeals to your tastes while being simple enough to follow day after day is not as hard as you may have been lead to believe. By following a few simple guidelines, you can make your diet very enjoyable and easy.

When starting a raw food diet, many people feel that there are not very many options when deciding what to prepare for meals. If you have eaten cooked foods your whole life it can be difficult to see that there is actually a wide range of uncooked foods. There are many different types of fruits, vegetables, and grains. When you begin to see past the supposed limitations, you will find that the possibilities are in fact endless.

When putting together a raw diet plan it's important to make a lists of the fruits and vegetables you already enjoy. Make a list of sweet, non-sweet and fatty fruits that you are already familiar with, and make it a point to try at least one new fruit a week. Make another list of leafy greens such as lettuce and spinach, also try a different green each week. Also make a list of your favorite nuts and grains, while trying at least one new type each week. I have made it a point that you should continually try new foods because this will go a long way in keeping you from getting bored with your diet.

Now that you have lists of your favorite raw foods, you can begin to experiment with different recipes throughout the week. Make it a habit to plan your meals at the beginning of each week so you can make an accurate list of what you need to buy. Also keep in mind what produce is in season so you can eat the freshest and most nutritious foods.

When making a raw meal food plan, there are a few staple dishes that are easy to make. Smoothies are good for any meal of the day, and are especially useful if you have a busy schedule. Salads are also a quick way to get a good mix of flavors, while being simple to make. There are tons of raw diet friendly recipes out there that you should experiment with when you are in the mood for something different.

I hope that you now see that eating a raw diet is not restricting at all. It simply requires a small change in your mindset. By taking a little time to make a raw diet plan you will be surpriesed at how easy it is to stay with the diet. With a little bit of creativity, your diet will be full of interesting flavors. Remember to keep exploring new foods and recipes, and have fun enjoying your new healthy lifestlye! To learn more about the benefits of alkalinity and of raw food diets, visit