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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2012
I am not a raw food vegan and I enjoyed this diet. I have been stuck at the same weight for about a year and back in January I noticed it starting to go up, and there was little I could do to control it. For those who are not aware of the trend, you don't have to be 100% raw food vegan to go raw. Something as making a simple conscious effort as adding a salad at lunch, fresh fruit for a snack, and dinner is considered raw. Raw is about striving to add more whole, uncooked, and unprocessed food to your diet. Most people eat 'raw' without knowing it. I like Ani because she is one of the more moderate Raw advocates out there, even acknowledging sometimes you just need a hot food in area that have colder months(like Canada!).
I lost 14 lbs on this diet in two weeks, pairing it with a boot-camp type workout 5 times a week. I was never hungry (in fact, sometimes I couldn't finish all the food), and my blood stayed level. I finished about a month a ago and the weight has stayed off, in fact by incorporating some of the recipes into my routine I am still loosing weight. The food is very flavorful which is also nice (for all the health benefits you hear about herds and spices I never understood why some diets were so bland). Although I am not going to lie, there were times when I just had to chug some of the soups and smoothies. The one thing you need to invest in is a high speed blender or good quality blender.