Author & Clinical Nutritionist
Healthy Choices When Grocery Shopping, Eating Out, and Cooking.
The key is to re-program your brain on what to crave, and how to introduce those foods into an easy pattern. There are so many raw foods out there I bet you have not tried thus far, so it would be unlikely for you to crave them yet. We need to know where to go to buy healthy food, and what choices to make when preparing or ordering out. There are many Plant Based Raw Cookbooks, and lucky for us there are more raw and vegan restaurants opening up all the time. Search online for raw and vegan recipes on numerous web sites and search for local restaurants too. You can still eat Raw and Plant Based at many restaurants by ordering numerous side dishes, appetizers, and salads. Get out of the mind set you need any kind of meat to make it a meal. Order foods with sauces on the side in case they may have sugar or dairy in them. Indian, Thai, Chinese, and other ethnic restaurants have some great veggie dishes. Keep in mind that you are eating nutrient dense foods to be the most efficient for strengthening cells while being simple to digest.
First things first: Clean out your pantry and refrigerator (perhaps give to friends you are not fond of...kidding). Throw out all animal products including eggs and dairy, processed foods, iodized salt, foods with processed sugar, etc. You will be amazed how a sugar addiction will decrease once you eliminate it from your diet and turn to more raw food.
One of the greatest adjustments of having more raw food into your diet is learning how to prepare this raw food. You will find these essentials useful: a juicer, blender, food processor, coffee grinder (for seeds and nuts), and a dehydrator (if you want to dry your own food).
Organic is always best when you can (try farmers markets for even fresher varieties of fruits and veggies)
Kale- Super Alkalizing and great in salads if you chop super fine.
Baby Spinach- Super High In Protein and Iron
Lettuce- with the roots still attached are still alive, and will last longer in the refrigerator.
Organic Maca -which is a root vegetable that is wonderful for detoxing adrenal glands
Sprouts- Sunflower Sprouts have the most protein, but try all different kinds
Avocado- Wonderful for Skin!