The One Way to Eat Raw That Works

Think there is no one way to eat a raw food diet that works for everyone? Think some people thrive on lots of fat, while others thrive on piles of fruit?

You’re wrong.

You Just Aren’t That Special

You’ve got to stop listening to “experts” who espouse the “whatever-works-for-you” diet model. The ones who tell you that there is no one way to eat raw. The ones who tell you that each person’s biological make-up/blood type/metabolism is so unique that everyone thrives on a different diet.

Dr. Mercola, I’m lookin’ at you!

The truth is, you just aren’t that special. In fact, none of us are! We are all human beings. We all have the same basic anatomy and physiology. We all thrive on the same basic diet.

One Diet DOES Fit All

Whether you look to your ancestral past, your body’s biological structures and functions, or even your primate cousins, one thing is clear: human beings thrive on a high carb, low fat plant-based diet.

And whether you eat raw or cooked makes no difference.

If you want to succeed long-term on a raw food diet, you have to get the majority of your calories from carbohydrates and keep your fat intake to a minimum. In practical terms, this means eating lots of fruit, lots of greens, and minimal amounts of nuts, seeds, and avocados.

This is not to say that differences won’t exist from person to person. Personal preference definitely plays a role when it comes to choosing specific foods, i.e. I like papaya, you like pineapple; I like red leaf lettuce, you like romaine; I like pistachios, you like pecans; etc.

But the basic nutritional formula doesn’t change. If you want to thrive on a raw food diet, you’ve got to eat fruit for fuel, greens for minerals, and limit your fat intake.

Go raw and be fit,


P.S. I was totally kidding, you are special. :D

P.P.S. Click here if you missed my recent review of Frederic Patenaude’s latest book Raw Food Controversies.


  1. Hi,
    Just letting you know that my husband and I have been raw vegans for over 10 years now and love every minute of it. Wouldn’t swap it for anything. Keep up the great work….

    Swayze Reply:

    Awesome! :D

  2. Another great article. Thanks swayze.

  3. I just love your blog! I recently switched from SAD to a low fat raw vegan diet (as in 10 days ago) and I’m doing GREAT! I’ve actually stopped taking my medication – for adrenal exhaustion and depression.

    I’m so glad to have found your blog.

    Swayze Reply:

    That’s excellent, Hanlie!

  4. LOL’d @ “Dr. Mercola, I’m looking at you!”
    Your boldness is awesome Swayze, and I love it that you keep it soooo simple! So many of the other raw food teachers make it overwhelming and frustrating.

    Swayze Reply:

    Tee hee, I try my best! :)