June 21

Taking Massing Raw Food Action!

Filed under Getting Started on Raw by Frederic Patenaude

Do you sometimes find yourself in a state of low energy, a little depressed perhaps, or just “gross” in general? Maybe you wake up one day and realize that for the past few days you’ve been feeling kind of low.

And then you think about what you’ve been eating lately, you realize that your diet has kind of been going downhill. Eating out at restaurants, or eating more fat than usual, or grabbing whatever is available without taking the time to eat lots of healthy raw foods.

If you’ve never felt like this, you’re one of the rare few and it’s likely that many people think you’re probably not from this planet! In any case, what I’m going to talk about can apply to some of your human friends who may be feeling low in energy and gross, once in a while.

The solution is something simple that I learned years ago. I call it:

“Taking Massive Raw Food Action”

Raw fruits and vegetables are by far the healthiest foods, so the easiest, number one way to feel better is to start putting more of those in your body!

Can you show me an example of taking massive raw food action?

When I talk about raw foods here I mean raw fruits and vegetables. We’ll exclude nuts, seeds, avocados and other fatty foods, which must be limited for various optimal health reasons.

But no matter what you’re diet is like, you can start taking “massive raw food action” simply by putting more fruits and vegetables in your body.

It’s easy to do. Simple changes can easily be incorporated into your day.  Add a few slices of that delicious watermelon to your morning breakfast routine.  Bring a jug of homemade smoothies to work with you.  Head to the grocery store or your local farmer’s market and stock up on lots of delicious blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries and eating these antioxidant-rich foods like candy!

How can I get started with taking massive raw food action?

Here are some quick tips to get started taking massive raw food action, even if you are a committed raw foodist.

1- Go to the grocery store and get a ton of fruits and vegetables, and make sure you buy those that you like and not just those you think you should eat because you think they are better for you. If you like seedless grapes, get those, even though you may worry they are not as nutritious as other fruits.

2- Commit to an exclusively raw breakfast. Eat as much fruit as desired.

3- Always eat a big apple before every cooked meal. Eat the apple about 30 minutes before the meal. Remember, one apple a day keeps the doctor away… and 3 apples and day keeps the SURGEON away.

4- Get the raw food in every way you can. Summer is the time to do it. Go bananas on berries. Have fun with this.

5- Eat a big salad or drink a big green smoothie every single day.

6- If you already eat a lot of raw foods, and you don’t feel at your best, chances are that you’re not eating enough. Take even more massive action by eating more high-calorie fruits like bananas and mangoes.

7- Eat the amount of raw foods you feel comfortable eating, without forcing it, and make sure you enjoy what you eat! Try out new fruits or buy your favorite ones, even if they are a little more expensive.

8- Use your blenders to make smoothies and other treats.

9- Freeze some bananas to make bananas “ice-cream” by running the frozen banana pieces in a food processor or a special juicer (like the Champion).

10- When watching TV, bring a nice bowl of grapes or berries and enjoy a healthy treat. Do the same at the movie theater!  It’s cheaper than popcorn and a lot better for you!

When you get more raw foods into your body, you will feel better. The point is not to become a “raw foodist” necessarily but to understand that fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods for your body.

This week, take massive raw food action!

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One Response to “Taking Massing Raw Food Action!”

  1. ann says:

    You are soooo right Fred. It’s winter here in Victoria, Australia and I had slipped up as far as raw food was concerned opting for more hot soups etc. But I started feeling bad and lost my incredible energy – zap – depression set in BUT – in the nick of time I remembered EAT MORE RAW. I restared my Massive Raw Food Action plan. Huge breakfasts of fruits …. so flavoursome and so delicious. Lunch is a grren smoothie followed by a HUGE raw salad. Then to satisfy the cold weather hot food craving for tea rice pudding, with brown rice and no sugar, a few sultanas (sun dried). Boy, do I feel heaps better again. RAW FOOD IS A WINNER. Thanks for all your great help. Ann

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