For the first time in my life, I feel comfortable in my own skin and at peace with myself, knowing I make lifestyle choices every day that benefit me and the entire planet now and moving forward—the only times in our lives we have the opportunity to change.
A raw food diet transition book by Fruit-Powered‘s Brian Rossiter, Alive! poured out of me during the first half of 2012. I wrote Alive! because, based on my experience, there was a need for a raw food book to explain exactly what to do and how to do it. There was a need for a book to take transitioning raw fooders by the hand and show them the way.
When I embarked on my raw food journey, I was equipped with several books and websites to help guide me and thought I was prepared. Lots of these resources turned out to be less than helpful, though. I was confused about what to eat and when to eat specific kinds of foods—and I made a few mistakes that drastically reduced my energy level and caused me to feel spacey, irritable and depressed.
Only when I learned about the role of fruits, greens and fat as well as 80/10/10 macronutrient guidelines and the importance of staple foods and counting calories did I begin heading in the right direction to raw bliss. Even then, it took me several months longer until I began to thrive. It turns out we need lots of the right kind of guidance, patience and persistence to get back our instincts and return to our natural diet.
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