The Raw Food Detox Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on January 4, 2012

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The book entitled The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss, was written by Natalia Rose, who is a nutritionist who believes in a raw food diet in order to achieve weight loss while improving the individual’s overall health. The focus of the book is that consuming raw food can allow people to improve some of their health struggles while appearing more youthful. In it, Rose also claims that raw food consumption can allow a body to shed years of built-up chemicals and pollution through detoxification.

Though Rose is an advocate of a raw foods, she does not encourage the consumption of soy and foods that are soy-based. In fact, she claims that foods containing soy are among the worst kinds of foods that could be eaten. Instead, she simply encourages the readers of the book to – while avoiding foods containing soy – to eat as much raw food as they possibly can. Though the book does acknowledge that not everyone will find it easy to eat a primarily raw food diet, it does an effective job at illustrating the health benefits and weight loss potential that a diet consisting mostly of raw foods can provide. Moreover, it gives thorough attention to the truth behind many myths that are commonly associated with raw foods and eating a raw food diet. For example, it is frequently, but wrongly believed that this type of diet requires a person to spend a significant amount of time soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating foods.

PROS

Many followers of what Rose has outlined in The Raw Food Detox Diet enjoy the fact that there is very little attention given to calories or fat consumption. In fact, Rose explains in the book that as long as highly nutritious, healthy foods are eaten, then it is rare for a person to be inclined to overeat, as the body’s needs will be satisfied, so cravings and unnecessary hunger will not persist.

CONS

That said, eating a raw food diet according to the instructions provided in The Raw Food Detox Diet, can be rather time consuming, between the more meticulous grocery shopping and the amount of preparation that is necessary – even when the foods needn’t be cooked. Many people also struggle with having to take a vegetarian or vegan approach, as meat is not permitted in this diet.

At the time of this review, a copy of The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss is available for approximately $11.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike March 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

This is a great diet if all you have to do all day long is work on it. For example, if you have weeks or months off work, and this is all you want to do, great! I couldn’t even get through a weekend of it! It’s as though you have to spend every waking moment thinking about it, preparing it, and let’s not forget all of the additional bathroom time. Is this really the only way to be truly healthy?

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Bobby April 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I didn’t find that it took that much time to prepare it. Sometimes you can buy the raw things already cut up and that can cut down on a lot of time, but if you just do several days worth of prep all at the same time, then you can get through it quickly and easily without a lot of fuss.

I found it a challenge at first, but you get into the groove of it after a while and find out a lot of ways to save time. Everything takes longer when you’re new at it. But you get better at it as you get used to it.

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janet ford March 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I found this book was an easy read and her logic makes sense. She explains food combining in a way that is clear and easy to understand. I actually found it pretty easy to follow and the recipies do taste good. I I think it’s very important for people to understand about good health and my friends and husband are all comenting on my weight loss and I have not felt this good since my twenties.

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Nelly March 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

This is about as common sense, healthy, and appropriate as it gets! I absolutely love this diet. I can see how some people would find it time consuming, but it’s just a matter of managing your time. I can do 2-3 days of food at once, which actually saves me a huge amount of time!

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sam July 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

You’re right. The secret is to plan ahead. That makes it work.

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Suzie June 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

This took so much time to do at first, but once I got into the swing of it, it wasn’t bad. It was certainly longer to prepare than a microwave meal, but all in all, it didn’t take hours and hours or anything. Still, I wouldn’t want to do the raw food detox diet more than once. It made me feel like i was eating healthy food but at an overkill level. I’ll try something else.

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Violet December 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

If you want to do this raw food detox diet, the best time is when it’s really hot out so you’re not hungry anyway and you don’t mind all the raw foods. It has no appeal in the winter and it’s very hard.

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