Dear Raw Food Newbie or Enthusiast
It’s finally here! THE book that is set to make eating raw, be it a little or a lot, easier, more exciting and enjoyable than it’s ever been – and how!
Whether you are completely new to raw food and have no idea whether it’s something for you or not, or you’re already raw food savvy and want to be sure you’ve mastered all the basics, this simple, yet comprehensive guide will tell you everything you need to know to set you off on the right track with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm!
Hi, I’m Karen Knowler, also known as The Raw Food Coach. My fascination with the benefits of raw food began in 1993 at the tender age of 20, when I went from junk food eater to vegetarian within a few short months, and then soon after heard about the concept of raw and was instantly sold. Back then, although there were a few good books about raw food floating around, I found it a real challenge to find accessible, trustworthy information on raw food that was easy to understand and simple to put into practice – especially for a modern gal like me who didn’t have the time or the inclination to spend hours chopping vegetables or “baking” raw cakes every night after work!
Since then, I’ve gone from raw food rookie to international raw food coach, chef and teacher, and along the way I got passionate – VERY passionate – about making raw food easy, simple and fun to understand for everyone, so that no-one has to go through the maze of information and confusion that I had to navigate. You see, there’s a whole world of knowledge out there now on raw food and the health and lifestyle benefits it can bring you, but knowing which information is most useful to you and what you can trust is maybe even more of a challenge today than it ever has been.
That’s why I’ve written my new book, ‘Raw Food Made Simple’. By the time you’ve finished reading this concise, yet info-packed guide, you’ll have the complete picture of what raw food is and isn’t, how to get started, and whether introducing more raw food into your diet is the right thing for you.
So What Exactly Is Raw Food?
Here’s the most basic explanation: Raw food is food that hasn’t been heated above 48 degrees centigrade (that’s 117 degrees Fahrenheit). Simply put, that usually means uncooked food – or more specifically, foods in their natural state.
This naturally includes foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. But there’s also a whole array of raw foods both within these food groups and outside them – in fact I list all 24 raw food groups in the book, you’ll be amazed!
Indeed, one thing that surprises everyone is the sheer diversity and variety of foods and dishes you have available to you when you eat raw. If you’re like most people with an interest in eating more raw food, one of the things holding you back may be the thought that you’ll be left with a boring and monotonous diet of celery sticks, apples and carrots!
The truth is, with raw food there’s far more variety available to you than you can possibly imagine; in fact, there are infinite ways to eat raw food, just as there are infinite ways to eat cooked food, and there are literally thousands of different raw foods and recipes in the world today for you to choose from. You’ll find that your raw food choices literally span the entire spectrum of food options – from a simple salad, for example, to a gourmet dinner of raw lasagne or pizza or even curry! Oh, and did I mention chocolate…?
And it really isn’t that difficult to get started… when you know how.
And that’s what I’m ready to teach you…
Why Raw Food Brings You Such Amazing Health and Vitality Benefits
Because raw food hasn’t been cooked, it still has all of its nutrients intact. This is what makes it so good for you – there’s literally NOTHING lost. You see, cooking reduces and even destroys many of the nutrients in your food – especially the oxygen, phytonutrients and enzymes. In contrast, every bite of raw food is a powerhouse of nutrition and energy – and life force, specifically – which all gets passed on to you.
The people I work with tend to find – when they give raw food a serious shot, that is – that the physical benefits reveal themselves very quickly. You really can expect to see and feel noticeable physical changes in as little as 24 hours.
These changes can be as simple as niggling aches and pains disappearing, through to seeing a difference in body tone, clearer eyes, and much greater energy. The longer you’ve been eating raw food, the more significant the changes you’ll see.
People who have been eating mostly raw food or all raw food for a year or more can literally look 10 years younger than they actually are – with shiny hair, glowing skin and sparkling eyes, as well as being completely rid of aches and pains and other minor or acute health issues.
The fact is that we all rejuvenate on raw and living foods. In the process of replacing your cells and bloodstream with cleaner, better nourished, more ‘alive’ cells, you can’t help but grow younger and look and feel better.
There have even been real life case studies of people who have recovered from serious illnesses and disease – sometimes being just days away from death – as a result of switching to raw food.
But the benefits also extend to the emotional, mental and spiritual for many people. Soon after you begin to eat more raw food, you’ll feel a greater sense of aliveness. You’ll feel calmer, more in control, and more harmonious in your thoughts and feelings and you’ll sense a whole new level and type of energy bubbling up from within. Yes, it’s quite addictive!
Here are just a few of the other benefits you can expect to experience when you eat more raw food:
- Amazing energy levels
- Feeling good in your own skin
- Feeling more connected to yourself and the world around you
- Having more patience towards others
- Having a greater sense of purpose in life
- Enjoying a deep sense of well-being
- And so much more!
(In Chapter 2 entitled “Benefits, Benefits” I list no less than 20 incredible benefits that you can experience)
And what’s more, you don’t have to exclusively eat raw foods to begin enjoying these benefits.
Dispelling the Myth of the ‘Raw Food Diet’
One of the most common misconceptions people have about raw food is that you have to take an ‘all or nothing’ approach. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no such thing as ‘the raw food diet’ – just as there’s no such thing as ‘the cooked food diet’.
It’s important to understand that you don’t have to eat exclusively all raw food, or as near to it as possible, to see and feel the benefits. You can begin by gradually increasing the amount of raw food in your diet – and I’ll show you how - so that you’re eating a mixture of raw and cooked foods. You find the exact balance that works best for you with my gentle “no-brainer” approach.
In fact, you’ll find the emphasis in Raw Food Made Simple is on gradually introducing more raw food into your diet in a way that literally ANYONE can do. This is ultimately a better, more successful approach than trying to make an overnight switch from cooked to raw.
What most people find is that once they get a taste of the benefits of raw food – the improved energy, vitality and general sense of well-being and clarity that it brings them – they are highly motivated to replace more of their cooked food meals with raw food meals. But it doesn’t just become a sound intellectual decision; on a physical level it really can feel like a natural, organic progression that becomes joyful and effortless as your body literally drinks the goodness and aliveness of it in – and begs for more!
Raw Food Made Simple will show you how to get started with this process and beautifully illustrate just how easy it is to gradually introduce more raw food into your diet - and then continue to replace more of your cooked food with raw food if you want to.
This fascinating handy pocket-sized book also includes:
- A complete list of the 24 raw food ‘food groups’
- Delicious, yet super-simple ideas for your breakfast, lunch and evening meals
- Specific examples of healthier cooked foods that can complement your raw foods – so your diet as a whole improves even if you just introduce a small amount of raw food
- How to easily and gradually transition to more raw food in your diet
- Why you absolutely don’t need expensive or fancy kitchen equipment to enjoy raw food – and the three basic items I started out with
- Where to shop to find the ingredients you want – and how to get the best bargains
- How you can easily eat raw food meals in family and social situations if you wish – including eating out in restaurants
- How eating raw can bring you MORE time, money and energy
Special features of Raw Food Made Simple include:
- A Go Raw! Action Plan to get you good-to-go for a healthier lifestyle
- A 5 Day Raw Lifestyle Plan that will guide you step-by-step to eating a high-raw diet so you can see and feel the difference. It’s so simple anyone can do it!
- 15 quick, easy, healthy and delicious raw food recipes that you’ll love
- 11 real-life stories of raw transformation that will amaze and inspire you
With this book I’ve set out to completely demystify raw food for you. If you’ve ever looked at a raw food recipe book and been disillusioned by how complicated everything looks, you’ll find Raw Food Made Simple refreshingly accessible and SO easy to implement in your life, no matter what your budget, lifestyle or circumstances. I even give you 15 quick, easy and delicious recipes that you can dive into right away AND a 5-day step-by-step menu plan that will speed you up to 75% raw in the easiest, most enjoyable (and definitely denial-free) way possible!
Whatever your raw food aspirations, Raw Food Made Simple has them covered.
At the bargain price of just £7.99 (approx. $12US), I’m confident this will be the most helpful, practical and do-able guide to raw food that you’ll find ANYWHERE in the world today. I’ve taken my 18 years of personal experience living this lifestyle and 10+ years of teaching it, and have broken it down into super-easy to understand and implement “baby steps” to get you started quickly, easily and joyfully. There’s even a whole bunch of FREE bonuses that you get access to once you have your copy of the book that are worth easily as much as the price of the book again, because I wanted to give you some additional tools and inspirations to help you get started.
Raw Food Made Simple really does give you the essential information you need to know in the easiest, most accessible way.
The Raw Food Coach
PS: If you have any interest in finding out more about raw food and whether it’s the right thing for you, my new book is the easiest and most straightforward guide you’ll find. It’s jam-packed with exactly the information you need to know – all based on my experience from coaching clients all over the world – from mums to celebrities - on raw food. You’ll be pleasantly surprised just how easy raw food really is.
PPS: If you’re not new to raw food but want to turn others on to it in a fun and easy way without having to tell your story for the umpteenth time, this book is the PERFECT solution that will do all of the talking for you and makes a wonderful and beautiful gift.
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