Why Go Raw?

DSC_5821Going Raw seems to be trending bigger and bigger as the year continues on and as more and more people start making healthier and better choices for their health and their lives. As a Certified Raw Chef and doing a demo for some lovely ladies this past Saturday it was so inspiring to see how excited everyone got and how surprised they all were that choosing raw meals was a lot easier and more fun than they thought. So, why should you go raw and is it right for you?

Choosing a raw diet means making lots of new decisions for your health including consuming foods that have not been cooked over 115 degrees or processed in any way. Organic foods should be the basis for a raw diet and you can’t forget all the benefits that come with raw food.

Benefits include a youthful appearance, higher energy levels, loss of excess weight, total wellness, detoxification, chronic illness prevention, they boost emotional balance, and slow the aging process just to name a few.

Raw foods have higher nutrient values than cooked foods. Foods lose most of their nutrients when they are cooked, eating them as fresh as possible and raw ensures you get the most vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.

Eating raw makes you feel better, lighter, and cleaner. Cutting out processed foods, sugar, caffeine, fried foods, and white flour will keep you more energized and could prevent heart disease and cancer.

Now the only choice is.. is it right for you? You don’t have to choose to go completely raw. Just opting for one raw meal a day can make all the difference in your health, diet, and life. If choosing a raw diet is something you are thinking of trying, make sure to transition into it slowly and remember it’s not a quick fix for weight loss. If you have any serious digestive issues such as Crohn’s, IBS, or colitis definitely ease into a raw diet and check with your doctor. Raw diets are also not appropriate for infants or children. Remember choosing to go raw means choosing a lifestyle. GO RAW!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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