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 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.