Number One Jared Leto

Jared Leto Loses Weight on Raw Food Diet

Jared Leto Loses Weight on Raw Food Diet

After gaining over 60 lbs for a movie, Jared Leto – a vegetarian – began a structured raw food diet to shed the pounds back to his original weight.

Karen Knowler

Karen Knowler

Karen Knowler unbelievably looks younger at age 34 than she did at age 25.  I truly believe this is due to a raw food diet.  We've seen it time and time again that eating a primarily raw food diet can change the course of your aging.  The proof is in the pictures and the way you feel.

Knowler is now a raw food coach and chef – teaching others how lose weight, get healthy, and improve their energy levels by eating a raw food diet.

Number Three

Angela Stokes – Monarch

Angela Stokes - Monarch

Angela Stokes – Monarch

Angela Stokes began losing weight on a raw food diet after a friend gave her a book about maintaining a lifestyle of eating primarily raw food.  Within two years she lost 160 lbs – down from 300 lbs at her heaviest weight.

In a CNN interview with Stokes, she says, “I was 300 pounds, very unwell, very miserable,” recalls Stokes. “I ate junk food all the time. I was very closed down emotionally. I had no interest in dieting; I just wanted to eat all the time … that was like my comfort in life.”  At this point, Stokes was very serious about changing her eating – she was still so young, but had not energy, and felt depressed.

The next day, she went cold turkey and began eating 100% raw food.  No meat, dairy, sugar, or fish.  Though this isn't always the best way to go raw since it can actually make you very sick when your body try to expel the toxins – Angela persisted and moved through the pain and stayed 100% raw.  This is no easy task when all you've known in your life is cooking food, but she was diligent and determined after feeling the amazing effects of eating raw food.

Number Four

Philip McCluskey

Philip McCluskey

Philip McCluskey

Philip McCluskey lost an astonishing amount of weight – over 215 lbs – by eating a 100% raw food diet.  I'm still astonished to see his transformation and how courageous he was to stick with the process of ridding himself of food addiction through eating only raw food.

Many people may not know nor understand this – but eating raw food transforms you and makes you take a hard look at how you've been living and also using food.  I suppose it's the “getting back to nature” and really putting good foods in your body that it craves rather than a bunch of junk that takes over your organs and mind.  When you eat junk, processed foods, and chemical laden foods – your body changes by becoming lethargic, overweight, under weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, memory loss, premature aging, and more health related issues.  McCluskey frequently speaks of his transformation in books, his website, and speaking engagements and how he was able to overcome his food addiction.

McCluskey went 100% raw in 2006, lost over 215 lbs and has successfully maintained his weight loss and healthy eating habits!

Number Five

Miranda Martinez

Miranda Martinez

Miranda Martinez

As with so many others trying to find their way through through the mud of finding that magical diet that will finally allow them to be their authentic skinny self – Miranda Martinez tried every diet out there until she found out about the raw food lifestyle.  Now, after losing over 66 lbs from a size 16 to a size 4, she has maintained her weight, gained energy, lost her food addictions, lost health issues, and gained confidence through her new body and outlook on life.

Raw food is not about losing weight as much as it's about learning who you really are in this world and how you can rid yourself of food addictions that keep you from living your life.  Martinez found this out as the pounds started coming off and transformed her life from a girl with weight issues to a woman with purpose.

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