Has anyone using this site tried the raw food diet, what is it exactly and what are the benefits?

Vegetables make up the major part of a raw-food diet

Vegetables make up the major part of a raw-food diet

Vegetables make up the major part of a raw-food diet
Pulses are a great source of protein

I'm retiring shortly and finding it hard to keep going in the meantime. I'm tired all the time and lacking in energy. I'm also overweight and find it hard to stick to an exercise program. I've been thinking I need to change my lifestyle as i age and your website has inspired me to look into my diet and think about trying to exercise more, but it is hard to get started. I've been hearing a lot about the raw food diet and wonder if you or your readers know anything about it and would recommend it?? What are the benefits and does it give you all the vitamins and minerals you need?

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Oct 29, 2010
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I have had a positive experience with this diet
by: Anonymous

Hi, I've been on the diet now for about a year and i love it and couldn't go back to eating all the rubbish i was eating before. My tastebuds have developed and i now really get a kick out of eating, whereas before it was just a necessity. I feel so much better since i started eating raw and really alive, my concentration has improved and i feel more at one with my fellow men and with the world. It is a bit tricky when you are invited out or doing group activities that include eating but it is worth the sacrifice. I'm do much more optimistic since i made the change that i get on much better with others that it has actually improved my social life.

Oct 28, 2010
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New Page on the Raw Food Diet
by: Anonymous

I have now uploaded a page on the Raw Food DIet. Please see the link on the Lose weight safely page og age-well.org see "Watch Your Weight button" on nav bar under Anti-Aging Strategies.

The new page has the following URL:
http://www.age-well.org/raw-food-diet.html

Feedback on this page from proponents of this diet and other readers would be appreciated.

Oct 28, 2010
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Start Slowly to Ensure Your Success
by: Mary (Editor)

First of all, I'd like to encourage you to make some lifestyle changes to improve your health. Do it step by step, making small changes that you know you can stick to, and then make larger changes when you energy levels increase. For example, rather than following a rigid diet, start off by making sure that you are getting enough vegetables and fruit, and cutting down on your sugar, salt, alchohol intake. You will soon begin to feel a lot better. Try to get out in the resh air every day and take a brisk walk - start with just ten minutes and work up to 30 mins every day. Try and get out for longer strolls with a friend which will motivate you.
Once you are feeling stronger, you can go the further mile (pardon the pun).

I wouldn't suggest the raw food diet - at least to start with. It requires a lot of input -- not just preparing the food but in making sure you are eating the right foods to get all the nutrients you need.

Basically, the raw food diet comprises unprocessed, plant-based, organic foods. A minimum of three-quarters of the food consumed should consist of uncooked food. It isn' for everyone - people with IBS or other problems of the intestines, can't follow this diet, for example.

I'm planning on including pages on some of the top diets, their benefits and any negative aspects, including advice on what supplements you will need to take if following these diets.

I'll start by including a page on the raw food diet. So watch this space as I'll include the URL for you to cut and paste into your site.

Thanks for sharing with us and I hope you will get more feedback from our visitors.

Take Care

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