Carol Alt

Designer Diets- Just Do Your Own Diet Thing

By Carol Alt / Post / May 10, 2017

What do you like better- raw or cooked foods, paleo or vegan diets, or even raw paleo or vegan?

Funny enough, asked that question the other day that sparked this next blog. I kept asking myself internally if these diets even had anything in common, if they were even compatible. The answer is yes! They are very compatible! You can do a raw/vegan diet, you can do a raw/paleo diet, and the only diet that you can’t do raw is cooked food- obviously! You can also do a vegan diet that is raw, and paleo/vegan.

Then I started to think about when I wrote my first book on the raw diet, Eating in the Raw released 2005, there was no paleo diet, no gluten-free, and no standard vegan. I suppose that makes raw the grandmama of all of these diets, which I actually refer to as lifestyle changes. Every diet can be raw. You can do raw/gluten-free as well.

Oh, and don’t forget the Mediterranean diet. You can do the raw Mediterranean diet as well. You can do a raw/vegan/Mediterranean diet; even a raw/vegan/Mediterranean/Paleo diet if you were so inclined. My first book, which I mentioned above, was really blasted by the vegans. They tried to claim that raw could only be vegan. But I totally disagreed. I think raw can be whatever you want it to be for you. And I also think you don’t have to be 100% raw. 75 to 95% may help with any kind of inflammatory disease. It isn’t an argument about whether or not it’s a lifestyle change though…

It’s about you being ready to change your lifestyle and choose your own designer diet. So go ahead, mix-and-match. Find your way of life that is healthy and changes you. You don’t have to stick with raw just for the sake of raw or paleo just for the sake of paleo. You could do a raw/vegan/paleo diet if that suits you.

Think about it, then make your move.

Request your library to bring in my books to help you learn to eat healthier! Find raw recipes, understand why raw foods are more nutritious for you and to learn other protocols not mentioned in my blogs.

Eating in the Raw
Easy, Sexy Raw
A Healthy You

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