followed by her usual thorough research, Victoria Boutenko presents . Overall, 12 Steps to Raw Foods is a breakthrough work for the live-food. Why do we overeat time and time again? Why do we make poor diet choices while we want to be healthy? What makes losing weight so difficult? These and. When preparing raw food it’s important to be hygienic and store your edibles safely. Using a big Esme’s The Raw Food Diet & Other Healthy Habits.

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Looking for More Great Reads? The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell. Her explanations about enzymes and how they work were very informative, and her personal stories about the struggles she and her family went through were encouraging.

Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Raw food certainly feels good sometimes and has plenty of life force. I’m so glad I did.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Cooking is what helped the human race survive longer by allowing us to consume foods otherwise not available on a raw diet.

For example, adding greens, which Some of her ideas are waaaay out on a limb, but when she talks about food she makes a lot of sense.

I finally got around to reading it again and I’m glad I did! I don’t necessarily agree with all of the author’s arguments for why raw food diet is the way to go, but this book is interesting nonetheless as she writes more about the lifestyle changes that accompany any major change in one’s life.

I pack my VitaMix full of kale, collards and spinach and zip them with two cups of water. I chose this book because I thought the subtitle was somewhat ridiculous, which mean I wanted to say ‘hrrrph’ and dismiss it as arw fadism.


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Interesting premise that cooked food addiction is similar to other addictions such as alcohol or food, but I don’t think it is so. Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, rw the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating.

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This author even speaks of ‘addiction’, and if I go by her questionnare, I’m addicted to breathing, going to the toilet and drinking water, too. I purchased this book as an instructional guide to transitioning into a raw lifestyle. Victoria’s Step outline, which is very loosely derived from her personal research into AA and OA, has helped countless people rise above the struggle of changing behavior, and into an empowered state of raw consciousness.

It’s been about six months since I started incorporating green smoothies into my diet on a regular basis and I feel more refreshed and detoxified than I did when I was eating more processed foods. Well, we are doing it!

The second edition is masterfully outstanding. Victoria has been very fortunate to “go raw” with her entire family, and that kind of support I truly envy! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Already a classic, this enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving their health through diet.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Written in a convenient step format, this book guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods. But this mixture of ‘evidence’ and invention as reasoning for or against anything makes me question how much the author is bending her reality with her beliefs rather than perceiving it directly.


I thought the recipes would be more simple keeping the fruits and veggies as raw as possible. I plan to make some serious changes in my diet after reading this. The author gives a very honest account at her horrid eating habits, but I can see that any change in diet would have probably saved her life. The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell.

I have been wondering why I slipped back? That definitely changed my perspective on what “raw foods” could mean! A must-read for those who want more vitality, happiness, and success in their lives.

I especially liked the little section where it gave basic recipe “templates” for soups, nut burgers, desserts, etc. Sometimes the human element can make the difference. She teaches classes on raw food all over the world, and is an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University.

Over all, I don’t know if I’ll ever adopt a raw food diet, or many of the other lifestyle habits explained in this book, like polar bear swimming, or sleeping outside every night. There are many other books I would have preferred to spend my money on. Feb 04, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 13, Jen Grauer rated it really liked it.

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I won’t go into all the reasons I strongly disagree with that but will say that she discredits herself by making these kinds of victlria.