Weight loss on raw food
As already it became clear from the title, raw food is a kind of diet, which is based on eating only raw vegetables and fruits. Losing weight on raw food gives excellent results, about 4 - 5 kg in two weeks. But is it worth it to torment yourself so as to throw off a pair of three kilograms? Now we'll figure it out.
Benefit and harm of the raw food
It is clear that vegetables and fruits are the main source of vitamins and minerals in our lives, especially in raw form. When cooking, they lose most of their useful properties, so any diet promotes to use them only raw. Such nutrition programs also allow entry into the diet of meat and fish, naturally, in a raw form. But since in our country there are almost no such food lovers, it is generally accepted that this diet includes only the products in their original form.
Raw meat eaters claim that eating only raw foods, you can ensure a long life. Since the vitamins and minerals with which they are enriched, strengthen the body and prevent the formation of various diseases. But is it? Do doctors share their point of view?
Unfortunately, raw food experts did not find support from doctors, as scientific research has proved that the hypothesis that products lose useful properties during heat treatment is fundamentally untrue. For example, if you take a normal raw tomato, comprehensively examine it, and then heat it, it turns out that the amount of lycopene in it has increased 3 times! And olive oil promotes its rapid assimilation. The same thing happens with nuts. They increase their useful properties several times after frying.
Yes, of course, not all vegetables after processing increase their properties. There are also some in which they completely disappear. But in order to make up for the balance of these "missing" enzymes, it's enough just to replenish your diet with mushrooms, vegetables and fruits, without necessarily becoming a raw food. There are many other vegetable diets that fill our body with useful vitamins and microelements and contribute to effective weight loss.
With regard to the fact that raw rationing can strengthen immunity and prevent the formation of various diseases, doctors have also made their own small adjustments. Yes, of course, eating foods in raw form increases the supply of vitamins and minerals in the body. However, this does not mean that raw food is useful.
Scientists conducted a series of studies that did not yield any results at all. Therefore, to say that raw food is a kind of "shield" from diseases, there is no reason to assert.
In addition, scientists noted that consuming some vegetables and fruits in its original form for a long time, the slimming was found:
- lowering cholesterol lower than normal;
- decreased bone density;
- deficiency of vitamin B12;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- frequent formation of heartburn:
Low-calorie food such as vegetables and fruits, is not able to provide the body with a daily vitamin D norm, which leads to the formation of osteoporosis, characterized by weakness and brittleness of bones.
Also such food is not capable to give those substances which are necessary for normal digestion of a fiber, therefore there is a pushing of food through an intestine and fecal masses are formed. The result - bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. How to eliminate these symptoms - you can find out from other information materials presented on our website.
Find out more about the possible problems that the raw food diet can cause, you can find out by watching the video:
Advantages of the
rawness Despite its shortcomings, this nutrition program has its advantages. And the most important plus is there is no need to cook and wash up the mountain of fatty dishes. Wash the vegetable and eat! It's just a miracle, not a diet. Is it worth changing the washing of fatty dishes to health? Decide, of course, you, but we would not recommend this to you.
Another plus of raw materials is economy. Purchase of products of animal origin such as meat, milk, eggs and butter, do not cost us a small penny. But to buy vegetables and fruits, especially in the summer, it will not be difficult. If there is a garden and a garden, so they generally will get free.
And, of course, cheese making is a great method to lose weight and keep weight in the norm for a long time. Only before losing weight on raw food it is necessary to undergo a complete examination and only after allowing the doctor to start actively discarding bothersome extra pounds.
On the experience of one thin person with the help of raw food, you can learn from the following video:
What can and can not?
If you still decide to go on such a diet, then you need to know the main rules of raw food:
- not to eat cooked food;
- drink only filtered or spring water;
- to consume natural products without chemical pesticides and herbicides;
- is not allowed to eat products of animal origin, including milk, cottage cheese and eggs;
- Before use, nuts, seeds and legumes must be soaked in water for several hours, then rinsed and dried;
- can only eat fruits, vegetables and legumes.
What do I need to know?
Raw food diet for weight loss, which is very hard to tolerate, especially those people who are accustomed to consuming fatty foods and flour products daily. When switching to this food program begins the process of changing the body, which results in the decay and further elimination of toxins in the cells, resulting in:
- craving for the old food - it is not uncommon for a person to fall into a depression and simply not maintain a diet and returnto his usual diet. This is also characterized by the fact that for a long time the body has received toxins of a product, which are gradually beginning to be excreted, resulting in a craving for this or that product;
- irritability and depressive condition;
- skin rash;
- smells of the body, which increases due to active detoxification of the body. As soon as the body gets used to the new nutrition and all the processes of restructuring are completed, the smell completely disappears.
Sample menu for raw food
As raw food eat only raw vegetables and fruits, the menu will naturally consist only of them.
For breakfast, you can eat an apple or pear whole or cut them into slices and oil them with hazelnut oil. You can also cook muesli. To do this, they need to be poured with filtered water and allow them to swell. In them you can add fresh berries. Drink dishes allowed juices, carrots, apple, pumpkin, which will help cleanse the body of toxins and effectively lose weight.
You can cook vegetable cabbage rolls for lunch, but for this you must first prepare the filling, which consists of sprouted lentils, beans and soy. And this will take at least 3 days. Then take the algae and gently, so as not to tear the leaves, the filling is wrapped. Well, or you can just eat raw vegetables or fruits.
You can also cook meat or fish. Raw meat eaters understand this as salting, low-temperature smoking or pickling.
For dinner, you can prepare a salad of avocado, cashew and olives. You can also make a kind of cocktail of fruits or vegetables. To do this, you must mix the fruit, ice and water with a blender.
And remember, before switching to such food, you need to consult a doctor. Since raw diet can cause great damage to the body and cause exacerbation of chronic diseases!