12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food

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North Atlantic Books, Mar 3, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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With eye-opening self-tests and questionnaires, this step-by-step guide will help you replace unhealthy eating patterns with a diet of fresh, raw foods

Why do we overeat time and time again? Why do we make poor diet choices? Why is dieting so difficult? Using the latest scientific research and an open, conversational tone, 12 Steps to Raw Foods addresses these vital questions and explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh—versus cooked—foods.

But rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns. Learn how to make a raw food restaurant card that makes dining with co-workers easy and enjoyable. Discover three magic sentences that enable you to refuse your mother-in-law’s apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that Boutenko outlines.

Written in a convenient 12-step format, this book guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods. Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects of life. Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating. Already a classic, this enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving their health through diet.

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This book has the potential to be life changing for the reader. I do not know anyone on a raw-food diet, but I've heard of celebrities who eat that way, and I've always been intrigued by the diet. Ms ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Victoria Boutenko lives in Ashland, Oregon. She is the author of several raw recipe books, Raw Family, 12 Steps to Raw Foods, and Green For Life, which was nominated as a finalist in health and medicine for the Independent Publisher’s Award (IPPY) in 2006. She teaches classes on raw food all over the world and is an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University. A leader in the raw food movement, her works are recognized as having a profound impact on the development of raw food communities across the globe. She continues traveling worldwide, sharing her gourmet raw cuisine and her inspiring story of change, faith, and determination.

Boutenko has published a monthly newsletter since 2003 on her website www.rawfamily.com. Boutenko contributes regularly to a number of periodic publications including Get Fresh, Just Eat an Apple, Alive, Natuurstemmingen, Neva, Die Wurzel, Naturaleza Cruda, and many others.

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