Author: Natalia Rose
Publisher: Collins Living (May 2005)
“The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss,” is a diet book authored by clinical nutritionist Natalia Rose, and it reveals a dietary plan that is meant to eliminate the negative effects of processed food. Not only does processed food go through a series of operations that decrease the nutritional values tremendously, but it also contains ingredients that promote the development of various diseases. This diet book will teach you to detoxify your body and lose weight in a healthy manner.
The diet book includes 5 parts, namely:
- The Raw Food Detox Diet
- Menus for All Raw Food Transition Numbers
- The Raw Food Detox Diet Recipes
- Real-Life Scenarios
- The Aspiring Raw Foodist
Each of these parts provides details about various aspects of the detox diet. Hence, you will be taught how to get started with such a dietary plan, and how to end up turning it into a way of living.
The Raw Food Detox Diet
In the first part of this diet book, Natalia Rose provides information about the negative effects of processed foods, the benefits of processed foods, and the 5 steps that the raw food detox diet implies. According to the author, in order to benefit of the diet to the fullest, you need to:
- Stop poisoning your cells by consuming processed foods
- Consume foods that move through the body easily
- Provide your body the necessary live enzymes
- Eliminate the toxins and the contaminants from your body
- Find out your raw food transition number
Menus For All Raw Food Transition Numbers
Raw food will not only detoxify the body and improve the energy levels, but will also make your skin clearer and your figure slimmer. However, you are recommended not to switch from your current dietary plan directly to raw food, as your body may not be able to handle the changes correctly.
In the second part of the diet book, depending on your answers to the Raw Food Detox questionnaire, you will be assigned a Raw Food Transition Number. This number is used for determining which raw food recipes are adequate for you.
The Raw Food Detox Diet Recipes
In the third part of the diet book, Natalia Rose comes up with more than 80 recipes based on raw foods. As the author explains, eating raw food is not everything. You also need to know how to combine raw food in a menu, so that the optimal results are obtained. Fortunately, Natalia Rose provides plenty of menu suggestions and raw food recipes, so you will not complain about the lack of diversity. During the first phases of the diet you will rely on green lemonade and other simple foods, but later on, you will learn more complex recipes.
Eating out while following a raw food detox diet is difficult, but not impossible. This is what you will learn in the fourth part of this diet book. More than that, you will also learn how and what to eat at social events and gatherings. Natalia Rose also gives you some hints on how to organize your kitchen, bathroom, wardrobe, and living space so they match your new lifestyle.
The Aspiring Raw Foodist
The final part of the diet book contains the ultimate details that you need to know as a person who consumes raw food. The author emphasizes the things that you need to remember in order to follow the raw food detox diet correctly. You need to keep in mind that unlike Master Cleanse, which is a detox diet that needs to be followed for fixed periods of time, the raw food detox diet can be a permanent part of your life.
Overall, the book explains the safe way to follow a raw food detox diet. This alone makes it better than other diet books that simply recommend plunging into raw food, without explaining the shock your body might suffer. The author explains step by step how to make the transition from processed food to raw food, without experiencing any adverse reactions. Besides that, the recipes and menus that are presented add value to this book and make it a good resource of information if you plan becoming a raw foodist.