Marie-Claire Hermans is the living proof of what raw food can do when you take charge of your health. She outsmarted doctors who said she would never heal from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia by finding the cure; pure food and well strategized self management. She founded Ravishingraw.com as the place to be for those who are exploring a raw food lifestyle and who value tasteful beauty on their plate. She developed her signature style to make raw food attractive and accessible for everyone.
She is now a High Performance Coach, Raw Food Chef, author and speaker, raising her voice, empowering and inspiring the world with her bold mission statement: “Every Body Healthy!” With her history and expertise as an entrepreneur and manager, she is passionate about coaching experts and professionals to maximize the quality of their health and life so they can be and give the best of themselves every day.
What Is Raw Food?
Raw food can be as simple as picking a tomato and eat it in it’s purest form. We have lost our connection to nature through civilization and with it came many diseases, related to this civilization. We started cooking our foods, freezing, canning, preserving, and now we are eating out of plastic because we don’t have time to cook anymore. So this is a great reason to eat raw already; you won’t have to cook anymore. But you will reconnect to nature, yourself and your health. You won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen and yet have delicious, nutritious meals that will reveal your new life.
Raw food is organically grown vegan food that hasn’t been heated above 105°F or 42°C. When you cook food, all enzymes and most of the minerals, vitamins and amino acids are killed. By eating food uncooked, you will receive all life vital nutrients in their full power. You will be eating food that is still alive with all nutrients completely intact.
This is why you will gain energy after a few days raw already. The body doesn’t need to make immense efforts to produce enzymes to digest, simply because raw food contains a lot of alive enzymes who start up digesting right after consumption. You won’t feel tired as usual after a cooked meal, you won’t need a nap to recover from eating, but you will feel energized and ready to continue your day with new energy.
We do have our mind images about raw food. But don’t hang on to those because raw food is so much more than that celery stick or carrot in your fist. As in cooked food, there are infinite recipes that will make your mouth water just by thinking of them. These recipes can be just as attractive, beautiful, sensitive and are even more tasteful than their cooked versions.
Another preconception might be that you won’t have the scents around while preparing food. But nothing is less true. Cut and juice a lime, tear up some basil or cilantro, grate fresh ginger and you will notice at once what I am talking about. When you prepare a raw meal, lovely odors and sensual scents will fill your kitchen. When you make a Marinara sauce, you will smell Marinara sauce, as if you were cooking. A raw kitchen in action smells fresh and surprisingly intense.
This free eBook is guiding you with “Your Step-By-Step FooDprint, From Mindset to Ravishing Recipes” through an introduction to raw food. I looked for a way to make it easy and nice with lots of explaining pictures. Because I want you to feel the first differences of eating raw, I decided to make it three raw days from morning to snack to dinner and why not, a lovely dessert.
Knowing how important defining your motivation is when you start eating raw food, I created a list of questions to help you investigate your mindset. By writing down where you are now you will be more aware of how much you want to commit to where you want to be. Finding your big “WHY?” will make you reach your goals.
When you are already raw but at a cross point in your journey, this eBook will help to invigorate your motivation.
This free Questionnaire is an inner survey, “Your Step By Step Mindset” after you finished your 3 raw days and will help you find out about the shifts you felt, what this experience means to you and how it can add new value to your life. This eBook can make the difference for you to go and stay raw and reach your ultimate dream goal!
How can you receive my free eBook? By joining my emailing list here, below or on top of this eZine. All you have to do is send me your email address through the sign up box so I can forward you the link to download “Raw For 3 Days!”
To receive my articles, please contact me to discuss what you are looking for. I am writing articles for my free “A-Zine, Ravishing Raw FooDprint” twice a month. They are inspired by one character of the alphabet each month, providing the reader lots of information about food, recipes, tips tricks and tools and my raw food journey.
Marie-Claire’s Bio For Print
Marie-Claire Hermans, founder of Ravishing Raw, autodidact, author and raw food coach is committed to bringing people closer to a healthy and happy life through raw food classes, coaching, her books and lectures. Her experience, her hunger for knowledge and never ending training are the basis of her coaching and guiding skills.
Marie-Claire lives in Belgium and is mother of two grown up children. She is an all-round-woman. Her career was very varied, from remedial education to designing and styling in fashion. She is a manager and entrepreneur. Her passions are her loved ones, jazz, her double bass, raw food, health, helping people, designing, organizing, plants, her garden, nice clothes, styling and re-styling, make people beautiful, writing, reading, create and a wide variety of interests from culture and architecture to fashion and haute- couture.
The coaching programs she is offering include all of her life and personal experience and skills, from raw food guidance to restyling her clients after body- and life changing evolutions.
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