This book includes information and support for those who wish to follow a raw diet but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Bruno also addresses the nutritional and psychological aspects related to eating a raw food diet that often create stumbling blocks for those who attempt to follow this way of eating as a long-term lifestyle approach.
Lazy Raw Foodist Basics
Bruno initially asks you to define why you want to eat a raw food diet because this will make it easier to discover what is going to work best for you.
She then outlines a variety of approaches to eating raw foods including low fat diets, 100% raw, superfoods, cleansing and detoxification, fruitarianism, natural hygiene, raw gourmet and raw animal products. You are encouraged to explore and experiment to find the way of eating that best suits your goals and your lifestyle.
A variety of nutritional topics are discussed including food combining, the importance of leafy green vegetables, how to avoid vitamin and mineral deficiencies, avoiding food poisoning and practical advice about fasting and cleansing. Additionally Bruno addresses dental issues, raw food kitchen equipment, eating disorders and living with a partner that doesn’t eat a raw food diet.
An emphasis is placed on the emotional sensitivity and heightened awareness that is commonly reported by those who increase their intake of raw foods. Bruno offers advice on how to cope with these adjustments including creating a social support structure and focusing on the positive changes you wish to create in your life.
The Lazy Raw Foodist’s Guide includes 45 “Super Lazy Recipes”, contributed by a variety of top raw chefs, which don’t require you to spend too much time in the kitchen. There is also a “Super Lazy Bonus Section” with resources for raw food restaurants, home delivery and mail order services.