Wouldn’t it be great if we could really detox ourselves and start fresh? Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this with something as simple as spinach and carrots? Do we really need to cook our food? Not according the The Raw Food Detox Diet book written by Natalia Rose.
According to the product description, The Raw Food Detox Diet will allow you to:
- Throw away the calculator. You will never need to count calories or carbs again.
- Stop fretting over target heart rate and how long you will spend at the gym.
- Eat when you are hungry, and eat until you are full.
- See improvements in every area of your life.
Sound too good to be true? Then why aren’t we all doing this?
How Does The Raw Food Detox Diet Work?
In the video below, author Natalia Rose explains the basics of eating raw, which are extensively described in her book.
Unlike some books about a raw food diet, this book doesn’t tell you to go jump off the raw food cliff. The book advocates for slow and easy. You don’t even have to go 100% raw, and you will still notice some positive changes.
Diana, an Amazon reviewer wrote that by using good recipes and some common sense, the author of this book “achieves the impossible.” What is the impossible you might ask? According to this reviewer: “a raw food diet that doesn’t force you to eat only raw foods, but urges you to discover your own lifestyle at your own pace.” Hmm… what a novel thought.
How To Make Green Lemonade
A popular drink recipe described in Natalia's book The Raw Food Detox Diet is the Green Lemonade Smoothie. Listen as Lisa explains how you can prepare this highly refreshing and filling drink. Green Lemonade infuses your body with hundreds of enzymes, keeps your immune system strong year around and offers unparallel protection against osteoporosis.
What Others Are Saying – Does The Raw Food Detox Diet Work?
The book’s author, Natalia Rose, claims that you might start feeling a difference the first night you are on this diet, and others have said this is true!
Frank shared that a friend of his lost 40 pounds in 6 months by following this diet. Frank also shared that he has lost 5 pounds in a month.
Free of Menstrual Pain After 2 Weeks on the Raw Food Detox Diet
Can eating raw relieve menstrual pain? The two girls below experimented on this hypothesis and were pleasantly surprised.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
A 47-year-old Amazon reviewer who calls herself Book Mom wrote that this diet was a good way to detox and to lose weight. She is currently taking a class that uses this book, and she has lost 8.5 pounds so far.
Switching to raw foods can cause you to have some detox effects, which is why the author tells you not to go “cold turkey.” (But of course, you’re not allowed to cook the turkey either.)
Pros and Cons
- The book offers over eighty recipes.
- You don’t have to go 100% raw. (It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.)
- A raw food diet can help you sleep better, and give you more energy in the morning.
- A raw food diet can improve your complexion.
- A raw food diet can give you more energy throughout your day.
- The ingredients for the recipes are not difficult to find.
- The Raw Food Detox Diet book advocates for giving up dairy products, which some people find difficult.
- Some people found all of the rules of the diet to be too strict and confusing.
- Some people were upset that some of the recipes called for cooking. (Not all the recipes are 100% raw.)
- Many of the author’s claims about nutrition are not backed up by science.
Problems and Complaints
Some readers found this version of the raw food diet too extreme. Others complained that it wasn’t extreme enough. Some people thought that the book was just crazy.
One Amazon reviewer in particular had a field day ripping the book apart, calling it “nuttier than squirrel poo.” He claims that the book’s claims make no sense, and that raw food purists are suspicious of real science. He doesn’t denounce the few scientific claims that the book makes – he just finds it annoying that the book tries to make vegetables mystical. He also finds it frustrating that a book on raw foods includes discussions on meats, dairy, eggs, alcohol and artificial sweeteners. At the end of his entertaining rant, he calmly worries that a book with so much hype will turn rational people away from a diet that could really help them.
There is a plethora of choices out there for books about going raw. Undoubtedly, The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose is one of the best. Of course, there is an abundance of information on the web, for free. So, you might not even need a book. You may or may not want to make this book your starting point. Truth is, this book has received very good reviews on Amazon, where you can buy it at a discount either new or used.
As a note: Some people have had problems with the Kindle edition of the Raw Food Detox Diet book. It is difficult to navigate.