Most people shiver when they hear the words Raw Food Diet. They picture malnourished, tired, freezing people nibbling on lettuce and carrots. And believe me, I was the same until a couple of years ago.
The thing with prejudices is that you can catch them anywhere without even recognizing, then suddenly one day you find yourself having a huge resistance against something that comes up.
Even though I had been a vegetarian ever since childhood, the thought of not cooking most of my meals or avoid eating pre-packaged, processed foods was utterly foreign to me.
Indeed, the more I tried to shift my diet towards healthier, fresher foods, the more I craved my old favorites. I wasn’t yet aware of the powerful effects raw food could hold, and I simply chose them from time to time because they had such few calories while offering a high volume to fill up my restriction-ridden stomach.
It took me years of unsuccessful diet attempts until I found myself taking a whole new approach.
I didn’t just want to become slimmer, I wanted to become whole, radiant, filled with energy.