THE RAW FOOD TRAINER
Are you looking to get into shape after the Summer? Well, it is that time of year again when we begin to settle into a new schedule after the summer. We start to put away our shorts, tank tops, and bikinis and get ready for the fall season.
Fall is definitely around the corner and the leaves are not the only things that can change. Fall is a great time to make some changes and set new health goals. There are a variety of ways to celebrate the change of the season; consider including one of the fastest ways to reboot your system back into shape, feel energized and even lose a pound or two … raw and living foods.
Raw and living foods contain the highest levels of key nutrients in the forms of vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes that are usually destroyed when food is cooked. Consuming these healthy, high-energy foods, makes it dramatically easier to achieve the body you have always dreamed of. Raw and living foods provide you with natural and healthy choices to help you feel more alive and energetic. Here are some raw tips to fall back into health:
10 Raw tips to fall back into health:
1. Simple Salad
Have a simple salad on a daily basis. Make one meal a huge hearty salad with a variety of colors – aim for at least 6 colors! Add leafy greens, such as spinach, mixed greens, kale, endive, and romaine lettuce. For some added crunch include vegetables such as red, green, and yellow peppers, celery, and cucumbers as well as raw nuts and seeds, which will also change the texture. Fruits such as strawberries and blueberries can be added to sweeten up the mix. Lastly, add a healthy and tasty dressing.
2. Fruit or Green Smoothie:
Add fruit or green smoothie at any time of the day with or without protein powder. If you want the added protein boost, try Sunwar-for raw-vegan protein powder or a hemp protein. Add flax or chia seeds to make it a complete meal.
3. Take Steps:
4. Fresh Juice:
Prepare freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices daily. If you don’t already have a juicer, visit a juice bar in your area.
Experiment with different fruits and vegetables you have never tried before.
6. Try New Recipes:
Experiment with a new raw food recipe once a week…
7. Raw Food Restaurant:
Visit a local raw food restaurant in your area. This will help you to see that you can turn almost anything into a delicious raw food dish. It will also help you stay motivated and continue towards your road to raw health.
8. Raw Snacks:
Have fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as snacks. Adding nuts and seeds can also help you feel more full and satisfied.
9. Raw Energy Bars:
On the go and need a quick pick me up? Try a raw energy bar such as Lara Bars, Smart Monkey Bars or Raw Revolution organic food bars.
10. Explore Superfoods:
Explore various raw ‘superfoods’ such as goji berries, algae (Spirulina, Chlorella, E-31ive) and seaweed (Nori, Arame, Wakame, Kelp, and Dulse).
Incorporating more raw foods into your lifestyle does not have to be complicated; in fact, it may even be simpler than what you are doing right now. Incorporating some or all of these suggestions daily will help you look and feel amazing all season long.