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Two Elements Every Raw Foodist Needs To Succeed

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

There are plenty of dos and don’ts when it comes to eating a raw food diet, and many newbies will make mistakes.

Left to their own devices, most won’t eat enough calories, for instance. Eating too much fat is another big issue.

I talk about the pitfalls you should avoid in Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality, but even if you sidestep all of them you’re not guaranteed success.

In the grand dichotomy of long-term vitality or complete failure, these mistakes don’t matter all that much because those with half-way-decent heads on their shoulders will figure things out through trial and error or helpful advice.

But in working with many coaching clients, I’ve come to realize that there are actually two interactive factors which make or break every would-be raw foodist. Actually, I’ve never met a successful long-term raw foodist who didn’t have a good handle on both these elements.

 So what are the factors that matter?

Factor One: The Desperation And Drive Index

The “casual,” raw foodist who doesn’t have a particularly great reason to eat raw food probably isn’t going to stick with it long, no matter how great the diet makes them feel.

To overcome the societal drag and the resistance you get when doing things differently than the rest of the population, you’re going to have to have a very good reason in your mind for exactly why you’re willing to buck the status quo and be healthy.

For some, wanting to run a faster 10k or lose 10 pounds is reason enough. For others, they’re dying of cancer and it’s their last hope.

You can think of the desperation and drive index as existing on a 1 to 100 scale.

A 10 might be a vague desire to not get head colds anymore, while a 75 is something like what I faced, an ever-worsening case of the intestinal disease colitis, which was ruining my life. A 100 is, “I’m probably going to die if I don’t start doing something radically different.”

Now let’s imagine a man -let’s call him Bob – in the hospital. He’s just suffered a heart attack and is desperate and in pain, hooked up to all those beeping machines and drug-dispensing wires.

Bob is certainly desperate; perhaps a 95 on our scale.

So he’s going to do the smart thing, realize that surgery isn’t a long-term fix, and instead radically change his diet and lifestyle, right?

Probably not.

Why? He hasn’t broken free of the common false understandings and educated himself about how his body actually works. In other words, he doesn’t understand his own power to change his life, or the consequences his actions might have.

His doctors tell him that the logical thing to do is let a surgeon hack open his chest, rip some veins out of his leg, and sew them into his heart in the hope of bypassing his clogged arteries. And because he doesn’t know any better, he’ll likely go along with it.

Which brings us to factor two…

Factor Two: The Knowledge Index

Most of the health problems we have in developed countries -the skyrocketing rates of diabetes and obesity, the astounding amount of people who die of completely preventable atherosclerosis and cancer, and even the number of people laid low by the flu and head colds every winter – stem from misconceptions about how our bodies work and what they need to thrive.

Heart disease is a great example and very straight forward. Our species gets it by eating too much animal food, and our bodies can even reverse it -As Bill Clinton recently found out – when we switch away from animal food and instead choose a low fat vegan diet based around whole foods.

So let’s return to Bob in his hospital bed. He’s really desperate and wants to live, but his doctors aren’t wasting any breath on this change your diet and lifestyle gag. They want him to sign on the dotted line for the $200,000 heart bypass surgery, and they insist he’s got to do it pronto if he wants to live.

I’ve seen dozens of people in this situation, and in almost every case they get the surgery. Why? They lack the knowledge they need to make any other choice. They don’t know they can merely eat themselves to health.

Most people don’t have the knowledge they need to contradict their doctor (particularly in the face of predictions of doom for anyone who wants to take the the non-medical path).

It Takes Two

Possessing a high score in the desperation and drive index or knowledge index in isolation isn’t going to be enough.

The two factors are multiplied by each other to give you a total score, and that’s what counts.

You’re going to have to pull at least a score of 300 out of the mix if you want to succeed long term, and the higher your score, the more likely you are to thrive.

Lying in pain in his hospital bed, Bob has all the desperation and drive he needs, but none of the knowledge. Yet give him all the information in the world and he probably won’t put it to good use without his heart disease, or some other driving reason.

However, the one caveat is that knowledge, when understood, accepted, continuously built up and reinforced, and fully absorbed, tends to add to the desperation and drive index over time.

That’s because with knowledge one becomes more cognizant of the consequences of ones actions, and thus your likelihood of avoiding bad dietary decisions starts to rise.

To the average joe, eating at McDonalds is innocent because even if they’re vaguely aware the food is bad for them, the information hasn’t really sunk in and this knowledge seems very abstract, the consequences very far off. Despite whatever they’ve learned, McDonalds is simply a normal part of life for them.

Yet I look at that place like a death trap, and am a bit baffled that anyone would eat there.

McDonalds patrons don’t really know how much better they’d feel if they avoided it, or the long-term damage they’re doing to their bodies. It takes not only this additional knowledge, but repeated exposure to it and careful thought for this new paradigm of health to replace the one they’re used to.

There are, of course, people who have health problems which could be very inspirational, but when fully equipped with the knowledge to save themselves, they declare that they’d rather suffer, or even die, rahter than change their diet. That, of course, is their prerogative.

But I’ve also met people who were at the height of health and didn’t really have anything complain about. They didn’t have any driving athletic aims, and whatever goals they did have were so small and abstractly in the future that they didn’t manage to score high on the drive index.

Yet all the same they went raw and stayed raw. Basically, despite scoring no higher than a 10 on the drive index, they had so fully studied the matter and learned the long-term consequences of not living healthfully that they simply saw it as the logical thing to do. A score of 5 in drive times a 60 in knowledge will still gives you high enough score to succeed.

The Critical Importance Of Building Your Indexes

If you want to go and stay raw, you need to build up your indexes. That requires concerted effort and learning.

To build the knowledge index, you need to study relevant information and let it sink in. I built Raw-Food-Health.net for exactly this purpose. I didn’t have the knowledge I needed when I was battling my colitis, and Raw-Food-Health.net is the resource I wish I had.

There are dozens of other relevant sources, from the medical journals I read to more general books on health. Find sources filled with quality information and consume them regularly.

For the desperation and drive index, the best thing you can do is think. For many people, their maladies seem distant and not connected to their every day decisions, when that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

By keeping a journal and writing down what is important to you and why you make the society-bucking choices you do, things becomes a lot clearer.

Finally, find a way to integrate inspiration into your every day life, such as health and pesonal development lecture audio programs.

Lead The Field by Earl Nightingale is among my all-time favorites.

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Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality Gets Less Badass On Tuesday

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Hey.

First off, thanks for making my Tuesday this week.

The launch of Raw Food Weight Launch And Vitality went great.

The first 100 copies and the fast-action bonuses that went with them were gone within 24 hours.

I’m already hearing lots of great things from readers, and people have emailed me to tell me that they’ve already started eating raw.

Emílie Novotná had this to say about the book:

“The book is amazing, by the way. So well structured, packed with information (300 pages! must have taken forever to put together), the life experience and research are literally oozing from it…I love your website but this piece of work takes the info into a totally different dimension. Wonderful, life changing read. And all in one. :)”

If anyone else has feedback, I’d love to hear it at Andrew@raw-food-health.net

RFWL&V took me six months to write. It’s the culmination of lots of research, the seven and a half years of experience since my first raw food trial healed my colitis, and the work I’ve done with many coaching clients which has taught me what works when it comes to helping people adopt raw food diets.

I’m proud of it, I think the information in it can change lives, and I’d love to hear how it’s helping you.

The Launch Special Comes To An End Tuesday

 

Since the first 100 copies sold and the fast-action bonuses ran out, I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from people saying:

“I just made a purchase . . . did *I* get one of the bonuses?” And I had to say no. Which made me feel mildly bad.

But, being the benevolent dictator of raw-food-health.net that I am, I’ve decided to extend the bonus offer.

So everyone who purchases the book until the end of the launch special on Tuesday will still receive a copy of The Raw Food Lifestyle, the companion volume to Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality which explores the many facets of life outside of diet which so drastically affect our health and happiness on this planet.

Check Out Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality

 

If you want to buy the book immediately you can use the buttons below, or you can read more about it here.

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-Andrew Perlot

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Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality Is Now Available (Get Your Fast Action Bonus)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Hey.

I wanted to let you know that Raw Food Weight Launch And Vitality is now available for purchase in print and ebook formats.

If you just want to cut to the chase and buy the book, you can use the add to cart buttons below.

 

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$19.00 – Ebook Edition
Raw Food weight Loss Order Link
Instant DownloadFull book in .pdf, .mobi, and .epub formats, which can be viewed on most computers, tablets, e-readers, phones, and electronic devices.

Including: PC, MAC, Amazon Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, ILiad, Sony Reader, Kobo E-Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, Most Blackberry phones, and many others.

$29.00 – Print Edition
Raw Food Weight Loss Order Link
Shipped Directly To YouThe printed version of Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality consists of a 316 page 8″ x 10″ softcover book. The interior is black and white.

Books generally ship within 48 hours. Shipping rates and times vary depending on destination country.

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But I also wanted to let you know about the fast action bonuses I’m giving away (to people who KNOW for sure that they want to lose weight, improve their health, and just feel a hell of a lot better, and who are willing to get off the fence and get started).

So here goes . . .

***Bonus for The FIRST 100 People Who Purchase Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality***

The first 100 people who purchase my new book will also receive a copy of its companion volume, “The Raw Food Lifestyle,” an ebook that covers the important aspects of living outside of diet which so drastically effect our health and happiness on this planet.

The Raw Food Lifestyle normally sells for $19.99

***Bonus for The FIRST 25 People Who Purchase Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality***

The first 25 people to purchase get everything the first 100 do, plus my ebook, “Savory Raw Dressings And Sauces,” a pdf which helps people overcomes one of the major problems raw foodists face: how to replace the fatty, unhealthy, oil-laden dressings most people use to add flavor to their salads with something that’s actually good for them, but still very tasty.

In the ebook I teach you how to make delicious low-fat dressings and sauces using only whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Savory Raw Dressings And Sauces normally sells for $10.

***Bonus for The FIRST 5 People To Purchase Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality***

The first 5 people get everything the first 25 buyers receive, plus a, free “save your loved one pass”.

Got a mom, child, brother, or best friend who needs to lose weight, or whose health is suffering because they just can’t seem to get their diet on track?

Throw them a life preserver.

If you’re among the first five to buy, after you make your purchase I’ll contact you to get your loved one’s name and email. I’ll write them a message letting them know that you cared enough to help them out, and I’ll send them a free ebook copy of Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality at no extra cost to you.

The ebook version of Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality retails for $19.99

***Bonus for The FIRST Person to Purchase Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality***

Get everything the first five purchasers get, plus a 1 hour coaching consultation with me. I’ll answer whatever questions you may have and help you get on a raw food diet that will change your life.

A one hour coaching session normally costs $65.

So, the first person to buy spends either $19.99 for the ebook version or $29.99 for the print version and gets a whopping $114.98  of  extra value. Not too shabby, eh?

Get your copy or Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality And Your Free Fast-Action Bonuses Here.

-Andrew Perlot

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