Many people get on the raw food diet because they want to be healthy, but unfortunately there are a lot of people that lose too much weight and too fast. It can be very frustrating for those who want to eat healthy but can not maintain their weight.
Today I give some tips on how to avoid losing too much weight (especially if you don’t need too!) and how to maintain your weight when getting on a raw food diet.
A lot of times we associate happiness with reaching our goals. The so-called, “Once I get ___, I will be happy” Does that really happen? I know for myself that the moment I make my happiness depend on something outside myself and something far off in the future, I am setting myself up for disaster.
I’ve also seen how people reach their goals even quicker when they do the opposite– they determine to be happy right now and to enjoy the process. Weight loss, changing one’s diet, getting healthy– these thing don’t have to be a torturous experience– in fact it can be the opposite.
I always think about how ‘Time flies when you are having fun.” The same is true with everything— things happen and they happen quick when you are having a good time!
We all know there is a reason why junk food is called comfort food– and therefore we also know why we crave it and reach for it in tough times. These foods can have a soothing and numbing effect on us. Its difficult when one gets on a raw food diet because all of a sudden we no longer have these dulling foods and suddenly we have to face ourselves, our lives and sometimes its really not at all comfortable. I know, I’ve been there!!
So what do we do when we are feeling vulnerable, when the cravings start kicking in and the emotion are too much to bear?
Halloween is this weekend and I have a treat for you! I know some of you are on the raw food diet or are trying to stay off the unhealthy food and trying to lose weight, and you don’t want to give into the Halloween candy (which is everywhere!), so I have come up with a yummy and satisfying treat that you can enjoy with total guilt-free pleasure!!! Everyone should enjoy Halloween and there should be something for everyone!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!
Mango Coconut Lime Fruit Roll Ups
2 Cups fresh Thai Young Coconut Meat (meat from atleast 4 coconuts)
1/2 Lime (juice of)
-to see how to open a coconut, CLICK HERE for a video
-Blend all ingredients in a blender until smoothe
-Spread on Dehydrator sheet and place in dehydrator at 104 degress, for 15-20 hours
The most common question I’m asked is ‘What do you eat?’ I’ve had friends come to my home and ask if they could sneak a peak into my refrigerator just to see what’s in there, what a raw foodist eats!! I’ve always found it quite funny! I’ve received a lot of email of people asking what I eat everyday, so I figure I might as well give a little tour of the food I stock in my kitchen.