Happy New Year! After the yummy excesses of the holiday season, many people decide that a diets is the best resolution they can make for the new year ahead. However, dieting is difficult and frequently not a happy experience. Also the results of dieting seldom actually stick. The weight comes back, the dieting starts again, and it turns into a yoyo. Diets are seen as temporary things to be followed for a few weeks or months. A lifestyle change is expected to be forever.
People claim they feel healthier and more energetic eating raw foods. Some claim the raw food diet staves off the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, among other ailments. Everyone agrees that it may lead to weight loss. The weight loss proponents generally agree that the raw food diet leads to weight loss because it's difficult to exceed or even reach the necessary caloric intake when eating all or most food raw.
Your Abilene Public Library has a number of Raw Food cookbooks to provide ideas for meals. Recipes include such things as pizza, porridge or oatmeal, rawsagna, pad thai, various cookies, ice kreme, cakes and pies, and smoothies. In Hoopla, take a look at Raw Food for Real People by Rod Rotondi, Healing with Raw Foods by Jenny Ross or The Healthy Raw Food Diet by Susanne Roth. In OverDrive see Easy Affordable Raw by Lisa Viger or Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain. For those who prefer physical books, check out Brad's Raw Made Easy by Brad Gruno or Raw Energy by Stephanie Tourles. Whichever format one chooses, there will be something at the Abilene Public Library for all tastes.
Article Contributed by Marie Skufca, Information Services Librarian