Changing to a raw food diet may seem like a daunting task. The idea of eating nothing but fresh, pure, raw foods, and adhering to a strict vegan diet, may seem like a great idea to jump start natural weight loss. But how does one go about changing to a raw food diet? Or a 3 week diet? Does 3 week diet work? Who do you turn to for advice and guidance? Is it safe? Can you eat out at restaurants? What about Thanksgiving?
Two experts, Karen Knowler, and Angela Stokes, offer raw food diet advice on their websites as well as through coaching, videos and more, all suited to beginners.
Karen Knowler, Raw Food Expert
British raw food expert Karen Knowler embarked on a raw food regimen when she was tired of feeling fat and fatigued. It took her several years to transition from the typical Western-style diet of meat, fats and starches to a raw food diet, but now she enjoys excellent health, energy and proper weight, crediting all to her raw food lifestyle. Karen has over 16 years of experience teaching others about the joys of raw foods. She is the author of several books, and lectures worldwide. It is estimated that over six million people have seen or heard Karen on television or at a workshop.
Karen’s main message is that “Changing to a raw food diet is a whole person journey.” Throughout her materials, she frequently mentions the inner transformation that accompanies the outer transformation when one embarks on a raw food diet. Natural weight loss is merely a physical symptom of inner transformation.
Karen’s website, The Raw Food Coach, includes many excellent, free resources for those interested in changing to a raw food diet. These include:
- Numerous free articles
- Booklet with 10 free raw food recipes
- Free subscription to her weekly ezine, “Successfully Raw”
- Free ebooks, such as the Seven Steps to Going Raw, and many basics for beginners
Of course there’s also a plethora of paid programs and coaching, but for those starting their raw food journey, Karen’s simple advice and down-to-earth writing style make changing to a raw food diet seem attainable. And while signing up for her free materials does include some solicitations to purchase more materials, compared to other diet and coaching sites, her approach is considerably low key.
Angela Stokes and her website, Raw Reform, were featured on CNN. The resulting deluge of publicity has made her into an instant media star. Angela ‘released’ 160 pounds eating raw, natural foods. This natural weight loss seemed to come easily once she embarked on her transformative program. Now Angela runs Raw Reform and spreads the message that a raw food diet can help with health problems and aid natural weight loss.
Angela’s website contains numerous free articles on the raw food lifestyle, raw food recipes and tips, and much more. In addition to her passion for raw foods, Angela also travels the globe and devotes much of her time to various charitable causes. These are also documented on her websites.
There are paid products, books, and materials as well as a free newsletter and some free materials. The sales pitches, however, are generally kept to a minimum.
If you’re looking for raw food testimonials, Angela’s story is one of the most inspiring stories out there. Losing 160 pounds is an incredible accomplishment. Losing that much weight on a raw food diet is a testament to its power and effectiveness.