A Quick Guide to a Low-Fat Raw Food Diet

A Quick Guide to a Low-Fat Raw Food Diet

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Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: A Short and Sweet Guide

A low-fat raw food diet is the natural diet, or species-specific diet, of human beings. Every creature on earth and in the sea eats its species-specific food for nourishment and sustenance. Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself in the middle of an equatorial jungle, where human beings originated. Imagine that you have no tools to capture or kill land or sea creatures and that you have no knowledge of how to make fire. What would you eat? The answer is fruit, hanging right in front of you from trees, catching your eye with its attractive, magnetizing colors and scents. Sweet, delicious fruit—it’s just perfect for our bodies, which run on sugar! Truly, we are Fruit-Powered creatures!

A low-fat raw food diet encompasses an abundant amount of fruits, an ample amount of tender greens and a limited amount of fat. A raw food diet cannot be successful otherwise because vegetables contain too few calories, and high-calorie nuts, seeds and other overtly fatty foods average 75 percent fat, which would comprise an excess of healthful fat for the human body. No animal, cooked or processed foods are included in this diet. It’s true that we fashioned tools to capture and kill creatures, discovered fire and created processed foods, but our bodies haven’t evolved to make eating animal foods, cooked foods and processed foods optimal.

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Green smoothies can be key in succeeding on a low-fat raw food diet. I consumed green smoothies for 1,250 consecutive days from the day I had my first one and still enjoy them practically daily.

Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: The Benefits I’ve Experienced in My Health and Life

Following is a snapshot of the benefits I’ve experienced leading a low-fat raw food diet since January 1, 2011:

exceptional overall health | youthful vitality | euphoric sense of well-being | sustained energy | enhanced mental clarity and ability to focus on tasks | a lighter, stronger, quicker and faster body | restful sleep | ease of digestion and elimination

I simply believe a low-fat raw food diet is not only a healthy diet but the best diet!

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Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: The Benefits to All Living Creatures and the Environment

A low-fat raw food diet and other vegan lifestyle choices enable me and thousands of others across the globe to give fellow sentient earth and sea creatures the freedom they deserve and live the lives they desire. These creatures are not here for human beings to eat or steal the byproducts of (dairy and honey), nor are they here for clothing, to do work for us or our amusement (circuses) or study (zoos and aquariums).

Additionally, a low-fat raw food diet can help protect Mother Earth’s precious and ever-scarcer land, water and fresh-air resources. It is estimated that 9 billion to 10 billion human beings will roam the earth come 2050, and this year is also seen as a tipping point for the planet. If human beings continue to eat animal products and cook their foods, we simply may run out of land, lots of which is required to not only house so many people but to raise animals for human beings to eat. Moreover, we may also run out of fresh water because much water is required for animal agriculture.

Truly, when you think about it, not only are human beings physiologically designed to be fruit eaters and not consumers of land and sea creatures and their byproducts but they are destroying the environment, the lives of fellow living beings and their own health and lives. I believe global embrace of a low-fat raw food diet is the key to saving the world because it enables us to return to our connection to nature and live in our natural state: love.

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Our diet and other lifestyle choices affect life on earth for us, other human beings, all other land and sea creatures as well as the environment. Additionally, our choices today affect life on the planet for all species in the future. The world truly is in our hands, and a low-fat raw food diet represents the best way to honor Mother Earth and pay its gifts forward to future generations.

Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: Meal Plan of What to Eat and When to Eat

Most enjoying longtime success on a low-fat raw food diet eat fruit or fruit and tender greens for breakfast and lunch whole or as Fruit Recipes or blended as Fruit Smoothie Recipes or Green Smoothie Recipes along with salads for dinner as their Main Course Recipes. Salads comprise tender greens and an overt fat such as avocado, nuts or seeds either eaten whole or blended as Dressing Recipes. Some choose to include nonsweet fruits such as bell peppers, cucumbers and/or tomatoes in their salads, with many eschewing vegetables such as beets and carrots in their salads. For dinner, many longtime raw food diet enthusiasts sometimes or even regularly eat fruit or fruit and tender greens for dinner. Some even choose to have Juice Recipes for dinner. Explore 100-plus Raw Vegan Recipes, including Appetizer Recipes to Party Dish Recipes.

Many transitioning to a low-fat raw food diet need to have four or even five meals a day because their stomach muscles haven’t been adequately stretched while subsisting on a water-deprived diet of cooked foods.

Staple foods such as high-calorie bananas, which average 105 calories each, help make this lifestyle work. There’s nothing wrong with loading up on bananas as long as you enjoy a wide variety of fruits as well as enjoy tender greens and overtly fatty foods, too!

All this said, consider just for a moment that every species eats monomeals, which means a meal made from a single food. Enjoying monomeals is optimal for digestion because we’re hard-wired to eat just one food at a time. Know that we’re in no hurry to load up on every nutrient at every meal, so the simpler the meal, the better!

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A family makes a salad in a kitchen. Many on a low-fat raw food diet choose to eat salads several nights a week as their dinners.

Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: Macronutrient Ratios

Most enjoying a low-fat raw food diet keep their consumption of overtly fatty foods to 15 percent or less—usually 10 percent or less—of their total caloric consumption. Additionally, their consumption of carbohydrates generally comprises at least 80 percent of their total calories, with protein consumption running no greater than 10 percent of their total calories.

Eating more than 10 percent of calories from fat leads to diabetes, stroke and cancer, studies show. Consuming more than 10 per­cent of calories from protein results in low energy and acid toxemia, a precursor for arthritis and cancer, studies also show. The average American eats 42 percent carbohydrates, 16 percent protein and 42 percent fat. No wonder 70-plus percent of Americans are overweight or obese, with diabetes, prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes affecting one out of three Americans!

As highlighted in 100-plus Raw Vegan Transformations published in Fruit-Powered Digest as well as in some Fruit-Powered Video installments, eating a low-fat raw food diet can help people prevent and heal from many health challenges such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The reason for this is our natural diet provides optimal conditions for detoxification and healing to occur. The body always strives to achieve homeostasis, or a state of equilibrium.

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A low-fat raw food diet supercharges health, providing invigorating energy and a return to nature.

Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: The Importance of Tender Greens and Counting Calories

I recommend 3 to 5 percent of our calories come from tender greens. I don’t believe human beings are designed to eat kale, collard greens and other cruciferous vegetables, so lettuce and celery are the best options for these mineral-rich greens. Three to 5 percent of calories from tender greens sounds minimal, but once you start counting calories, you’ll see tender greens contain few calories, with romaine lettuce offering 77 calories a pound and red leaf lettuce and celery offering 73 calories a pound.

Counting calories for a while into your raw journey is extremely helpful to learn how many calories you need. You can’t go the distance each day without running out of fuel if you don’t have a fuel gauge, and this gauge is very different from standard American diet foods. Count what you put into your body and learn how many calories you need so you can feel “on” all day long, helping you reach all your destinations in life! Moreover, counting calories simply helps eliminate food waste and saves you money!

Low-Fat Raw Food Diet: All Its Many Names

A low-fat raw food diet is also known as:

low-fat raw food lifestyle | low-fat raw vegan diet | low-fat raw vegan lifestyle | fruit-based raw food diet | fruit-based raw food lifestyle | fruit-based raw vegan diet | fruit-based raw vegan lifestyle | fruit-based diet | fruit-based lifestyle | fruit diet | fruit lifestyle | 80/10/10 diet

Broadly, a low-fat raw food diet is also referred to as:

raw food diet | raw food lifestyle | raw vegan diet | raw vegan lifestyle | raw diet | raw lifestyle

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