12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked 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 many other vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere dialogue. Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather than cooked foods. This book contains self-tests and questionnaires that help the reader to determine if they have hidden eating patterns that undermine their health. Using examples from life, the author explores the most common reasons for people to make unhealthy eating choices.
Rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns. 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.
"The first edition of this book (published in 2000) was excellent. The second edition is "masterfully outstanding."" --From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, MD
"Sensational! The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell. A must-read for those who want more vitality, happiness, and success in their lives."--Victor M. Vieira, DC, fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture
"A marvelous book full of useful information for people seeking a better understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and optimal health. Victoria Boutenko asks probing questions and searches every avenue that can lead to new answers. Her conclusions are remarkable, often surprising, and always illuminating." --Melvyn L. Iscove, MD
"Imagine what would happen in a society wherein people would take responsibility for their own health and wellness. Victoria Boutenko's book provides the basis for this healthier shift in our thinking and daily lifestyle."--Jeannette Vos, EdD, co-author of The Learning Revolution