Raw food diets claim benefits from helping you get clear skin (aka “the glow”), better digestion, more energy, more happiness, and of course: Raw food weight loss. It’s all true: Eating raw foods can help you lose weight and feel better. But so can cooked food; in either case, it’s up to you to make the best choices to support your goals. More
Topic: raw food diet
As you all know, I decided to take a raw food challenge last week in order to see what the hype was all about with this diet. I had only heard good things going into it, like my mood, energy, digestion, complexion and sleep would all benefit. Not to mention the supposed long-term effects, including a stronger immune system, longer life and decreased risks of disease. Who wouldn’t be intrigued, right? As I quickly found out though, that way of eating was not only harder than I expected, it had a number of nasty side effects. But not everyone has the same experience when going raw. My fellow writer here at Blisstree, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, had a different outcome. So we decided to have a friendly debate about the merits and pitfalls of this diet:
So, as I wrote about the other day, my raw food diet was making me ridiculously hungry. All week I’ve been pining after my beloved sweets and breads, trying to ignore every other commercial for yet another food that I couldn’t have (why are there no ads for mangoes and lettuce, anyway?) So I did what any sane, rational, disciplined woman would do: I cheated. More
As I wrote about on Monday, I am experimenting with a raw food diet (or challenge as I like to call it since I don’t like the implications of the word “diet”) for the next week. Today is day three, and so far, this is not at all how I anticipated my new healthy-eating program would go. For starters, I am hungry. Very hungry. And when I get hungry, I get grouchy. And when I get grouchy, I want to hurt someone (not really, but you know what I mean).
People who have done a raw food challenge in the past keep telling me how amazing it is and how amazing I will feel. Exactly when will that happen, I want to know?
Call it a coincidence after I just wrote a post about how Kara Kennedy‘s death is going to make me get even healthier, but in actuality, I had planned last week to go on a raw food diet–and quite honestly, I’ve been stressing about it ever since. For starters, it’s not the giving up of my wheat bread, granola cereal and ginger snaps (does anybody else love those?) that has me concerned; it’s ditching my beloved morning coffee, evening red wine and chocolate interspersed throughout those times that has me in a frenzy. I’m also panicking because I’m a pretty active athlete with most day’s workouts totaling one to two (sometimes three) hours of training. So, as you can probably guess, I’m a bit worried about where all of my carbs and protein are going to come from. You might read this and think, so why do a raw food diet then?
Douglas McNish, head chef of Torontoâ€™s Raw Aura organic and raw restaurant is back to help us learn how to cook his healthy, vegan, and â€” this week â€” raw recipes. Watch for more of his column, published twice a month here at Blisstree.
Valentine’s Day might be over, but you can celebrate love (even if it’s just of chocolate) year-round with a dessert like Doug’s raw Chocolate Avocado Pie. Maca comes from the Andes Mountains, where it’s been regarded as a powerful aphrodisiac for hundreds of years. It’s best known for boosting the male libido and balancing hormone levels. The cayenne in this dessert not only adds a delicious kick to the chocolate, but it also helps speed up the metabolism, giving you and your partner extra energy and “staying power,” if you know what we mean. More
Remember Douglas McNish, head chef of Torontoâ€™s Raw Aura organic and raw food restaurant? He made his Blisstree debut last month sharing his original recipe for carrot and parsnip â€śfettuccineâ€ť. Then peppercorn-crusted tempeh steaks. And last time it was his … More
Remember Douglas McNish, head chef of Torontoâ€™s Raw Aura organic and raw food restaurant? He made his Blisstree debut last month sharing his original recipe for carrot and parsnip â€śfettuccineâ€ť. And two weeks ago it was peppercorn-crusted tempeh steaks. Doug … More
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