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12 Steps To Raw Food - Victoria Boutenko

Paperback Published: 8th May 2007
ISBN: 9781556436512
Number Of Pages: 264

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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. 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.

"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 and The New Learning Revolution

"For those new to Boutenko, this is a great introduction to her ideas, methods and life experiences, the latter of which includes the inspiring account of how she healed her families illnesses through healthful eating and exercise."

"Victoria Boutenko's revised and expanded 12 Steps to Raw Foods is magnificent! If you have ever attempted to incorporate raw/living foods into your diet to any degree, and hit the wall of resistance, you absolutely must read this book... Victoria's 12-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."
--Reader Views

Forewordp. xi
Author's Notep. xv
Why Raw Food?p. 1
Where My Search Beganp. 3
What Was Missing in Our Raw Food Plan?p. 13
Ode to a Green Smoothiep. 15
Modern Science Studies Un-Cookingp. 25
What Is Life?p. 36
Your Body Never Makes Mistakesp. 41
What the First Humans Atep. 49
Convenience versus Healthp. 59
How My Family Eatsp. 65
Bacteria-Nature's Brilliant Inventionp. 70
What About Insects?p. 76
Human Dependency on Cooked Foodp. 83
Is It Really a Dependency?p. 85
How Important Is It To Be 100% Raw?p. 90
The Addictiveness of Common Foodsp. 96
Looking for Comfort in Cooked Foodsp. 107
Feeding Inner Hungerp. 112
How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Foodp. 117
Becoming Aware of the Problemp. 119
Nourishing Your Body to Eliminate Cravingsp. 130
Acquiring Skills and Equipmentp. 134
Basic Formula for Delicious Soupp. 146
Basic Formula for Delicious Nut Burgersp. 147
Basic Formula for Delicious Candy or Cake Doughp. 147
Formula for Delicious Dressingp. 148
Basic Formula for Delicious Nut or Seed Milkp. 148
I Love You No Matter What You Eatp. 149
Avoiding Temptationsp. 161
Getting Supportp. 169
Gratitude and Forgivenessp. 175
Actualizing Dreamsp. 181
Embracing Other Healthy Habitsp. 189
Gaining Clarityp. 202
Searching for One's Spiritual Missionp. 207
Giving Support to Othersp. 213
Recipesp. 219
Raw Family Green Smoothiesp. 221
Apple-Kale-Lemonp. 221
Peach-Spinachp. 221
Mango-Weedsp. 221
Strawberry-Banana-Romainep. 222
Pear-Chard-Mintp. 222
Raw Family Green Soupp. 222
Valya's Stupendously Magnificent, Outstandingly Exceptional, Green Spinach Soupp. 223
Real Rawssian Borschtp. 223
Chowderp. 225
Chilip. 226
Gazpachop. 226
I Can't Believe It's Just Cabbagep. 227
Igor's Crackersp. 228
Live Garden Burgersp. 229
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Live Burgers, Low-Fat Versionp. 230
Live Friesp. 231
Tomato Basil Saucep. 231
Live Pizzap. 232
Nori Rollsp. 234
Nut or Seed Cheesep. 235
Valya's Spicy Almond Cheesep. 236
Sunny Spreadp. 236
Sergei's Hummusp. 237
Generic Cake Recipep. 238
Sergei's Young Coconut Dream Cakep. 239
Un-Chocolate Cakep. 240
Sergei's Amazing Trufflesp. 241
Alla's Cranberry Sconesp. 242
Sergei's Butternut Squash Cookiesp. 242
Sesame Cookiesp. 243
Morning Cerealp. 244
Nut or Seed Milkp. 244
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9781556436512
ISBN-10: 1556436513
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 8th May 2007
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1