You may have heard that a raw food diet is effective for weight loss. So if you’re considering switching to a raw food diet to lose some weight, you may be wondering whether you have to stay on it for the rest of your life, or whether you can resume eating ‘dead’ foods once you reach your weight goal.
If you’re used to eating steaks, refined pasta, b urgers and chocolate chip cookies, but you’re willing to ‘go on a diet’ for a while to drop some pounds, you may be missing the point and many of the advantages of a raw food diet.
To answer you original question: no, you don’t have to stay on any ‘diet’ for the rest of your life. No one is going to come to your house and force to eat only raw foods. But the truth is that short terms dieting only yields short tem results, no matter which kind you subscribe to.
If you gained weight and became unhealthy by eating your current ‘diet’, you may be able to lose weight by changing what you eat, but as soon as you start eating what made you overweight in the first place, guess what will happen? If you guessed that you’ll gain the weight back, you are absolutely right!
Although a raw food ‘diet’ can help you lose weight, where it is really powerful it that it can help you become healthy – and if you are overweight due to poor eating habits now, then weight loss will be an automatic beneficial effect.
But once you discover that you not only lose weight, but you feel better, have more energy, have fewer problems with allergies and a whole host of other healthy results, you may not want to return to your old ‘diet’.
What many people don’t think of is that feeling good can become addictive. You may be surprised to find that once you become healthy from eating raw foods for a while, you stop craving those unhealthy foods that you used to rely on.