If you’ve ever tried going on a raw vegan diet, even for a week, you must have noticed how easy it was to drop pounds. I’ve had clients lose 40 lbs in one month of just juicing. As well as people who would have an enormously difficult time losing weight, even with caloric restriction and lots of exercise, lose 15 lbs in one month. I’m not saying its easy to be high or full raw, but it gets easier and the benefits are well worth it. There are many reasons why eating a high or full raw vegan diet helps you drop pounds so quickly.
First off, raw foods were designed for your body, so your body knows what to do with them. Your body uses them for energy and nutrition and they are in and out of the body in a short amount of time. All calories are not created equal! Even if you ate the same amount of calories from a raw vegan diet, you would be at an ideal weight, much leaner, and not to mention younger, hotter, more energetic. The old model of calories in vs calories out is outdated and does not take in to account the quality of foods, metabolism, allergies etc.
When you eat foods that are not made in a factory and not designed for the human body, the body often stores these toxins in the body so they don’t cause further damage. They are often stored in the midsection and hips (love handles). This is why this trouble spot is so hard to get rid of. Your body stubbornly holds on to these areas for safety reasons. Until the diet changes, all the ab workouts in the world won’t help you much.
When you eat a high to full raw vegan diet, you have more energy and due to all the fiber you tend to not overeat. The fiber in nutrients that your body is starving for, help keep your body full. But even if you ate the same amount of calories as your previous diet, you would still lose weight. This is because the food gets used for energy and nutrients instead of stored as fat. I bet you, that you can’t think of one person who has been on a raw vegan diet who is overweight or has too much fat on their body. This is because it is simply not possible.
Another reason eating a high to full raw vegan diet helps you lose weight so quickly is that your body starts shedding the toxins stored in the body via detoxification. Detoxification is the body’s way of cleaning itself out. The symptoms may not be fun, but it’s well worth it. When you start eliminating these toxins stored in the fat and muscle tissues, you will also lose weight.
Not to mention, a raw vegan diet rich in fruits and veggies is high in water content. Most people are dehydrated which actually leads to water retention and bloat. If you stay hydrated you will lose that bloat and those unnecessary pounds.
So there are many reasons why a raw vegan diet helps you drop pounds so quickly. I’ve seen amazing weight loss stories from all types of people from all different backgrounds and age groups. It’s just one of the many benefits of eating high to full raw vegan. For me, it’s just a side bonus compared to all the other ones.
You can check out my personal weight loss story at rawvegandietrecipes.com. Also check out more info about the awesome benefits of a raw vegan diet.