I often ask my readers to complete a quick online survey in order to help me to create content which I hope is relevant to you.
One survey question is “What is the Number 1 obstacle standing in the way of you reaching your primary health goal?” One of my readers replied, “My husband, who does not want to go raw”.
This is a good point I’d like to expand on.
It’s all too likely that you’ll tie the knot with someone who has eating habits different to your own. This shouldn’t stop you from eating the way you that want, while at the same time trying to influence your partner in a positive way.
One of the worst things you can do is to try and impose your views on others, whether it is your husband/wife, your parents, friends, brothers, or even your children, because it is not likely to work.
I believe there are two more effective options you can focus on:
- Lead by example
When you start to show the great health benefits of eating more raw foods, your partner will soon take notice.
They’ll have a very hard time holding to their objections if they’re seeing wonderful results with their own eyes; the improvement in your skin texture, fat loss, increased energy and so on.
And you don’t have to eat 100% raw from the start. This is the biggest misconception when it comes to this diet.
Even increasing the amount of raw food you eat by small amounts – while doing it correctly, means you can achieve important health results in a matter of days.
- Learn Natural Health
Natural Hygiene is a wonderful science that will show you how to make practical changes to your diet and lifestyle, in order to recover your health and lose weight at a much FASTER rate than trying to implement random nutrition tips, picked up here and there.
Don’t bombard your partner with the same old vegan/vegetarian arguments you hear elsewhere, because they’re probably sick of hearing them. Everyone is.
Explain biology and natural laws on the other hand, and you’re likely to see a different response.
For example, I was in London for a BBC Radio interview recently and stayed at some friends’ house for a couple of days.
As with many of my old friends, they asked me about my raw diet. Usually I’m reluctant to talk too much about it, because I don’t want to be seen as pushing my agenda on anyone – and they appreciate that.
But this time was different, my friends were insistent, so I had to reply.
My answer was short and I explained to them why raw fruit digests quicker than most cooked foods, and how this affects energy levels and overall health.
I also used some colourful, everyday life examples to further illustrate this point!
My friends were so impressed and convinced by what I explained to them, that they immediately went out and bought themselves some fruit and start eating it, literally!
They also suggested I give the same explanation of the benefits of raw food, on the BBC interview I was giving later that day.
A similar experience came about with mother. I knew that eating a raw food diet – or mostly raw, would definitely increase my mother’s chances of overcoming cancer, and it did.
But I didn’t tell her what to food to eat at any time during those years. Instead, I concentrated on explaining the various aspects of natural health that made my mother decide by herself to change her diet, and not because I was pushing her to do so.
My point is that explaining natural laws is not about throwing facts around and intimidating people into doing something, but demonstrating principles and practices that are in accord with biology, are difficult to deny, and that make common sense to most people.
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Great advice! Easy to do steps. Very helpful.
Why doesn’t your article tell us what kind of colorful examples you used? I’m happy for you but missing the content.
Good article, leading by example speaks volumes and is more powerful then many arguments.
Good article and leading by example is the best way forward. It speaks volumes, and is more powerful than arguments. Thanks for sharing ?
Yes, example! Excellent article. Thnku.
Hi You mention the natural laws – but excuse my ignorance – what are they please?
By natural laws I mean in simple words the science of “Biology”.
I will write more about it.
Superb article. I like all your posts
Hi Ariel, thank you so much for your daily emails. They are great and very helpful, especially as they confirm my own observations and experiences. Thanks for your honesty, clarity and care for others. God bless!
You write very well and clear and it is like u almost read our minds and we do have obstacles which u mention. Love your response. I always look forward to reading your emails and sometimes read them over twice just to confirm myself and ofcourse eat as many raw foods I can and rememebr what u said. Love to read your emails. Please dont stop
Thanks for your comment Molly. Sending you my very best wishes. 🙂
I have lost lot of weight and I am weighing around 48 kg from 63 kg. Is it possible to gain weight through Raw food diet? Thanks
Yes, please check this article: https://nutritionraw.com/how-to-gain-weight-on-a-raw-vegan-diet/
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