Basics of Energy Food


Is balanced weight a realistic goal?
Focusing on nutrition and overall well-being rather than calorie counting is the key. Balanced weight is the side benefit from nourishing your body, mind and spirit with healthy foods, exercise, family time, positive relationships and activities you love.

I thought that weight struggles were a lifetime issue.
There are so many diet books on the market. Each plan boasts faster and better results than the next. All of these diets could be achieved briefly, but typically cannot be sustained over time. Adding-in a variety of whole foods to your diet gives you more energy with less calories. You’re simply eating real food and can eat this way for a lifetime. Going up and down a few pounds is natural. Energy eating can give you the tools to always stay within arms-reach of your healthy weight.

Can I still be social when following the Rawception Diet Plan? How much do I need to sacrifice?
Socializing with family and friends is vital to wellbeing. Be clear in advance about your priorities at food gatherings. At a restaurant, there are always healthier options for upgrading the menu. At a party, if you choose a glass of wine, then skip the bread and desserts, or vice versa.

Can I be bad sometimes?
It’s also ok to choose a less healthy option at times. Save those times for special occasions. There are no sacrifices when we invest in our health. There are only trade-offs. Knowing what you gain and what you lose is being aware. This is empowered eating.

How can I maintain my weight when there isn’t time to prepare healthy food at home?
Eating away from home is the reality on a lot of days. Dining out is definitely less healthy than eating at home because it’s impossible to know what unhealthy ingredients are in restaurant meals. I always bring fast-food snacks like a banana, apple, organic carrots, sprouted nuts and seeds to fill in throughout the day.

How do I handle restaurant dining and eating on-the-go?

  1. Plan ahead.
  2. Eat a small healthy snack, like an apple, just before going out to dinner.
  3. Look for places with a wide range of healthy menu items.
  4. Be specific when ordering.
  5. Substitute ingredients.
  6. Control portions.
  7. Eat slowly.
  8. Seriously, skip the soda!

Is it possible to follow the energy-eating way while out of the kitchen?
Not only is it possible, it’s fun and rewarding! Challenge yourself to hack restaurant menus. Book 1 has the skinny on how to avoid sabotaging your diet in restaurants.

Organize Your New Lifestyle

Why do I need to set up and organize my pantry, fridge and freezer?
Organizing your pantry is like cleaning out your closet, garage or attic. Getting rid of old belongings that no longer suit you or your lifestyle. Creating an organized and clean closet makes getting dressed more efficient and fun; it’s the same thing with food. Your fridge, freezer and pantry are your food closets. Purging all the unhealthy, expired and processed foods that no longer serve you is empowering and sets you up to succeed.

Here are the 4 easy steps for setting up your fridge and pantry.

  1. Take everything out of the fridge and pantry shelves. Everything!
  2. Clean the inside of your fridge and wipe down all pantry shelves.
  3. Replace only the fresh, healthy food items, in a logical, neat and orderly way so you can easily see what you have on-hand at a glance. For instance, grouping like-items makes finding ingredients faster.
  4. Toss everything else. Yes, it will be painful at first, but it will feel great later! You could also give your unhealthy processed food to someone you don’t like.

How does setting up my fridge and pantry help me?
Ready to eat healthy fast-foods, like washed and cut vegetables, fresh fruit, nuts, and meals prepared-in-advance, are the basis of healthy eating. it’s just too easy to grab something that you might regret because you were hungry and it was quick. Setting up your kitchen is like setting up your health infrastructure. An orderly kitchen is an orderly mind. It allows space for healthy habits to become food rituals. Rituals give a deeper meaning to your new lifestyle. They prepare you for turning back the clock in Book 2 and building immunity in Book 3.

Do I need the basics before Book 2 if I already experiment with plant-based foods?
Book 1 is full of unique and fun recipes that are not in Book 2 or Book 3. It's good to have a variety of recipes to make your new lifestyle fun. Also, before building any energy, you need a solid foundation of good habits to build upon. Get the tools to take control of your personal health, weight and energy. Nourishing yourself successfully is very liberating and necessary to be your healthiest you.

Elimination Diet

What is the purpose of the 7-Day Elimination Diet Guide?
The 7-Day Elimination Guide is a critical part of the Rawception plan because it helps to highlight any trigger foods that may cause allergic reactions and make you feel unwell. Eliminating the most common suspect foods will also break stubborn sugar and carb cravings and boost weight loss. Removing sugary and glutinous foods lifts away brain fog and creates mental clarity. I recommend practicing the elimination diet guide diligently every week you follow the Rawception Recipe and Diet Plans.

How do I add the eliminated foods back into my diet?
If you want to pinpoint a food reaction or allergy, add each food group back in one group at a time, each for one week before adding the next food group to the last. It’s a 7-day process of elimination. Notice any reactions you may experience as you add each food groups back in. Add foods back in in the following order. Week 1: Eggs, Week 2: Soy. Week 3: Corn, Week 4: Processed oils, Week 5: Dairy, Week 6: Bread & Pasta, Week 7: Sugar and Condiments.

Nutrition As Ammunition


What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. The human body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics add in more "good"  bacteria to help the gut function optimally and keep elimination regular.

What are the benefits of eating fermented food?
Fermented foods are also known as probiotic foods. Fermenting food is a process that not only preserves the food but also creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Yogurt, miso, kimchi, kefir, pickles, sauerkraut and tempeh are all fermented. Most fermented foods are have a slightly sour flavor, but are usually eaten with sweet or salty ingredients to balance the flavor profile. Think yogurt with granola and berries.

What are super-herbs?
Super-herbs are uncommon indigenous plants, fruits and roots. They have been studied extensively in Asia and India. Super-herbs help to regulate a variety of bodily functions to increase and maintain balance, adaptability, vigor and youthfulness. Super-herbs provide a deeper level of energy and connection and have been used as natural medicine for centuries because they deliver meaningful healing powers.

What do super herbs taste like?
The flavor of most herbs is very bitter. Adding tonic herbs to smoothies and teas is the best way to mask the bitterness by balancing it with the sweetness of fruit, nut milk, cacao, stevia or sweet vegetables.