JUICING FOR HEALTH
February 9, 2010 on 10:15 pm
In Part 1 of Going More Raw we talked about some of the misconceptions of what a raw diet lifestyle is and some very practical ideas about how you can to get healthy. It doesn’t’ have to be radically raw but more practically smart.
In this second part it is about more . At the end of this guide we will talk about writing down what you really want for your life in the future. You will be able to explore all of the things on this list as well as other things that you personally relate to a healthy life. This will give you an idea of what you should be striving for in the future.
Rather than thinking of what you need to eliminate to get healthy, focus on adding in things that will make you healthier. These healthier choices will slowly push out the unhealthy foods that you are currently eating too much of. You are focusing on the positive rather than the negative.
By focusing on what you are giving yourself and the great changes you are experiencing in your life you will inspire and motivate yourself to continue. With time the changes become automatic lifestyle choices that you don’t have to think about. That is when real health sets in and your body comes to life.
Your Perspective on Raw Foods
How difficult it is to move toward raw foods will depend a lot on your mental perspective. If you think of it as giving up all of your favorite foods and sacrificing for health you will have to drag yourself kicking and screaming every step of the way.
This is your chance to start clean. You have new hope for a better future. You are not losing anything because what you are gaining is so much more valuable.
How you think about the new lifestyle you are moving into will determine how successful you are at making the change.
What You Want Most
The best way to determine whether moving toward raw foods is a good idea for you is to ask yourself what you want most from life? Make a list of all the things you really want for yourself and then ask yourself how many of those things can be achieved or enhanced by the healthy lifestyle you want to adopt. This should show you all that you have to gain by making these changes.
You can also use this strategy when you have cravings for foods that aren’t so healthy. Do you really want it? If you do, have a small treat. If you don’t, find something healthier with a similar taste.
Keep this list of the things you want most and read it whenever you question your ability or desire to keep moving toward a healthier lifestyle. Remember that you aren’t doing this to deprive yourself but to create a new beginning where you can live the healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilling life possible.
Remember that the cultural idea of a raw food lifestyle is not accurate. It doesn’t have to be extreme and you don’t have to give up on all of the enjoyable things in life to stick with it long term. Keep it practical and make educated, slow changes that will naturally become new habits.
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