Raw food weight loss may sound like just another hopeless fad diet but the philosophy behind this diet may intrigue you to take a closer look.
For many, this diet has been the diet to end all diets. So what makes weight loss so effortless on a raw food diet?
Enzymes: The Secret Diet Pill
Enzymes are present in all food in order to aid digestion, but when we cook our food these delicate proteins are damaged, forcing the body to produce its own.
The problem with this is that as we get older the body becomes overworked and can longer perform this job in addition to its many others, so we start to gain weight because fats and other nutrients are no longer properly metabolized.
Ever wonder why you were skinny when you were a kid? Your metabolism did not magically slow down; the truth is you exhausted your precious store of enzymes. The secret to melting those extra pounds is eating raw food!
Buh Bye Hunger
People on a raw foods diet report total and complete satisfaction, while most people that go from one popular diet to the next do not even know what it would feel like to not feel the constant pang of hunger. But on a raw food diet, weight loss is easy because you will always be satisfied!
This is because the body is receiving raw, undamaged nutrients that can be used efficiently and carbohydrates from fresh fruit that will satisfy the desperate cry for fuel from your body.
You can eat and eat and eat on a cooked food diet but you will still be starving for nutrition!
Acid is Making You Fat
The body creates fat cells and desperately holds onto them in order to store acid from food. It does this to maintain the slightly alkaline PH of the body that is needed to survive.
Acidic foods are ones such as meat, pasta, bread, dairy, cake, cookies, coffee, soda, and so many more of our favorite foods. As a general rule, vegetables and fruits are alkaline foods. Some raw nuts and seeds are slightly acidic but far more alkaline in comparison to foods such as meat and grains.
Eating raw food and weight loss go hand in hand because your body no longer needs to hold onto fat to store waste!