Though the goal of the Raw Food Cleanse is to eat an entirely raw food diet, the author encourages setting a personal goal of eating 80 percent raw at first.
Raw Food Diets
A raw food diet uses fresh, uncooked foods, particularly fruits, vegetables, grains, seaweed, and various other unprocessed foods. It can be used for those looking to lose weight, along with those who want to avoid highly processed, high sodium Western foods. However, because it can often cause nutritional deficiencies, some people should not use the raw food diet, such as pregnant women. Other side effects are possible, and it may cause lower bone mass.
However, if you need to use the raw food diet for a medical condition, or if the lifestyle appeals to you, talk to your doctor about what sorts of foods are permissible, and whether or not such a diet will be healthy for you. A doctor can help you determine if any nutritional supplements will be needed to keep your body running the best it should be. Also, if you are using the raw food diet to lose weight, a doctor can help you decide what sort of exercises would most benefit your weight loss goals. Studies have shown that exercise and diet combined is generally the safest, and most effective, way to lose weight. Other dietary supplements may be included depending on what your doctor determines is both safe for you and fits your weight loss goals.