I read some articles that advise that the best way to start raw food diet is to do a 3-day water fast and followed by a 7-day fruits diet.
Had anyone tried this program?
Eunice, welcome! I don’t about the water and fruit fasting, but the way that I started on raw food was by doing the master cleanse based on the book by Stanley Burroughs. I really believe that it was this cleanse that has allowed me to have such an easy transition into eating raw. It is a 10 day cleanse where you drink a lovely spicy lemonade concoction, and nothing else. You drink lots of water and the occasional mint tea, but no solid food. It gives your body a chance to recover from its various addictions (sugar, caffeine, cooked foods). My body felt so pure after doing this that I could not conceive of putting anything processed or crappy into my body. Going raw was my only choice. Good luck.
What is the recipe for the spicy lemonade concoction?
Well, you should read about it (read the book if you can, it is only like 50 pages). Here is a good site to look at about it: http://www.therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm.
The idea though is that you make a lemonade with 2 tbls lemon juice, 2 tbls grade B maple syrup, 10 ounces of water and a pinch of cayenne pepper. You drink 6-12 of these lemonades a day, take a laxative tea at night and do a salt flush in the morning. You do it for 10 days.
I was not the healthiest person in the world before going raw. I was not one of those vegan for 10 years first folks, but I had a very easy time going raw because I went raw after the cleanse. Take a look at it.
Eunice, I started raw food diet following a 7 days juice fast & colonic detox.
During the detox they were giving talk about nutritionand recommending to reintroduce food gradually based on the scale of mucus melting /forming food.
Iâ€™ve bought a small book of raw recipes by Shazzy (Detox delight) with some 100 raw recipes and Iâ€™ve tried with the purpose to stick to it for 1 or 2 weeks.
Well Iâ€™ve loved it and I still eat raw after 2 Â½ year.
Consider that my previous diet was not that healthy â€“ lots of meat & fries, pre-packed food & caffeine.
Well I went cold turkey to raw diet without any craving or headaches.
The only downside I start to feel very cold â€“ consider anyway that I started in October and I live in the north of the U.K. (definitely not particularly warm)
All the Best