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By The Rawtarian

How to go raw right now can be simple. If you want it to be!

Deciding to switch to a raw food diet is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but figuring out how to go raw can be intimidating if you don't go in with a game plan. (And if you overcomplicate things!)

Odds are you are curious about the benefits of raw food—which include an abundance of energy, clarity of mind, and a healthy body-inside and out. But where do you begin? Do you have to go 100% raw right away? Will your entire diet be comprised of salads and carrot sticks? (Answer: no!)

You don't have to go raw overnight.

To have the best success learning how to go raw, and to allow your body to transition smoothly from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a healthful, satisfying raw diet, you should go raw in phases.

The simplest way for most people to start going raw is to initially replace one meal a day with a raw meal and build up from there.

You don't have to buy expensive equipment.

You don't have to rush out and buy a bunch of new raw kitchen equipment right away—there are plenty of simple raw options to start with that will make learning how to go raw exciting (yes, EXCITING) and achievable!

If you have a blender and a good kitchen knife, you can get started right now. Beginning your day with a big green smoothie will change your life, and make kicking your coffee or sugar-cereal habit painless. Your cells will rejoice and your body will respond immediately, kicking toxins out of your body while giving you immense energy and a healthy glow. :)

It gets easier.

It is amazing how quickly the body responds to receiving the fuel it truly wants. You'll find that you start craving more whole, raw foods and less of the processed junk that so many of us have spent our lives eating.

Salads become exciting and enticing as you discover new fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds can add versatility and dimension that make old recipes seem new.

Fresh fruits, simple nut pates, fresh vegetables and easy raw dressings and dips will replace your old processed snacks and lunches, and you will stay full and satisfied longer!

It all starts with one recipe, one meal, one bite. Today.

If you really want to know how to go raw, it's simple: start now.

Browse through my raw recipe database, make a rough plan of what your raw food meals will look like for the next week, and write your shopping list. Eliminate foods that are counter-productive to your overall goals, and get started on your amazing journey to a healthy, satisfying lifestyle.

Your body will thank you!

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No worries hehe. I'd like to write you an instrumental piece of music for your website at some point (when I have a bit more time). It'd be a nice to challenge to write music to go with raw food :)
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I sing and play the guitar www.myspace.com/didierbeaumontmusique Yeah I kinda like being different anyway so I'm not bothered about what others might think, my friends probably think I'm a bit nutty but they are very interested and are often asking about juices and foods :) Same as for you I gather. It is shame that raw food is totally unknown in France, I guess people aren't keen on raw snails lol. See there's a market for you, maybe you should come up with raw traditional French meals :)
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Oops, pressed the wrong button. People think I am a freak here, as food is very traditional in France.

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I would love to hear more about what effects raw foods have on the skin and weight loss.
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:)))) What is your instrument Didier? Yes, the French do tend to have a reputation for enjoying very traditional foods, so good for you for breaking the mold and setting a good example - even if people do think you are a freak! I had an interesting experience where some people really thought that I was bizarre and I felt a bit embarrassed about my eating around them, and then a year or so later those same people became very interested in raw foods and starting doing green smoothies too! Keep on setting a good example when you can. And if you are traveling you've got to make do with life circumstances too. Eating well at home is a great first step.
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I sing and play the guitar www.myspace.com/didierbeaumontmusique Yeah I kinda like being different anyway so I'm not bothered about what others might think, my friends probably think I'm a bit nutty but they are very interested and are often asking about juices and foods :) Same as for you I gather. It is shame that raw food is totally unknown in France, I guess people aren't keen on raw snails lol. See there's a market for you, maybe you should come up with raw traditional French meals :)
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Cooooool! I am listening to Tequila now..... This is great. You are a professional musician! How cool. Good for you. Thank you for sharing :) Do you have a Facebook page or anything for your music? I will join :) PS: Hey! La Mere des Cons is in English!
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Well yeah I make a living playing music, doesn't make me good though heheh. Yeah I got a Facebook page, you just have to do a Facebook page search for Didier Beaumont. What do you mean la mere des cons is in English?
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Cool, thanks - I joined your FB page :) Lol, I am relistening to La Mere Des Cons and it is NOT in English so I am confused as to what I was talking about! I think I must have accidentally started listening to something else?? (I don't use MySpace much!)
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No worries hehe. I'd like to write you an instrumental piece of music for your website at some point (when I have a bit more time). It'd be a nice to challenge to write music to go with raw food :)
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OMG I would love that. YOU COULD DO A NEW INTRO TO MY PODCAST??????? http://www.therawtarian.com/podcasts
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Oops, pressed the wrong button. People think I am a freak here, as food is very traditional in France.
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Bonjour, I agree raw food has been the best nutritional move I have ever made. I am not totally raw yet, as sometimes in the evening I have a cooked meal. Being a professional musician, I am often on the road so it's not easy, and also there is temptation... yes I am weak minded, but I am getting there little by little. I am totally raw during the day though. I must say that your website has helped me a lot by making things simple. I always have raw dips in the fridge... just in case I get hungry, and if I get desperate for chocolate (which is very rare), there is that raw chocolate fudge that I can make in a minute. Anyway, thanks for a great website, I hope that raw food picks up in France, as people think I am a

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