Many raw food how-to books claim to be “easy” guides to the raw food lifestyle. In reality they’re anything but. This book is different. If you’re looking for a truly honest, nuts-and-bolts take on this fabulous, ultra-healthy way of living from someone who’s walked the talk for years, this is it. How should you stock your kitchen? What equipment do you need? What happens when you dine out or go on vacation? Replete with tips, tricks, myth-busting wisdom and recipes, I ♥ Raw will become your go-to bible for thriving through raw, plant-based living.
There’s a reason it’s called a lifestyle and not a diet.
Most people fall off the raw food wagon due to lifestyle-adjustment overwhelm and difficulties managing the social aspects of eating. I ♥ Raw addresses these and other issues you’ll encounter when you “go raw.” It provides readers with a working knowledge of everything it takes to try out or completely transition to raw foods, and includes suggestions you won’t find anywhere else. It explores why we choose to eat what we do, and how our choices impact our health and our daily experience. Beyond this it provides a rationale for choosing plant-based living over the standard diet that’s been clouding our minds and harming our planet for years.
I ♥ Raw packs a punch, tells it like it is and puts everything you need to know to adopt and maintain this healthy lifestyle in a simple, real-life framework. I ♥ Raw is the raw food lifestyle manual.
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Table of Contents
Contents Preface: My Journey xv Part I: Why Go Raw? 25 The Raw Food Manifesto 3 A Deeper Look into Food Decisions: The New “Normal” 14 What We Won’t Be Eating 35 Raw: Is It for You? 52 Part II: How to Go Raw: The Nuts & Bolts 54 The Kitchen 56 Meals and Meal Plans 70 Where to Buy Your Food 100 Restaurants & Dining Out 108 How to Travel and Dine in Raw Vegan Splendor 123 Part III: Beyond the Fork: The Raw Food Lifestyle 141 Raw Lifestyle Basics 143 Health Care 152 Basic Nutrition and Supplementation 156 Raw Pregnancy: A Few Notes on My Experience of Eating for Two! 168 Raw Food Claims, Myths, Promises and Fantasies 173 How to Stay Raw Without Going Nuts 181 Conclusion 190 Recipes 194 Resources 204 Notes 206 About the Author 213