You know you're an ENTHUSIAST if:
You've been into raw foods for some time now and are far from a beginner
You pretty much know what you're doing, but you may be on-and-off the wagon or looking to make your raw food diet easier/quicker/healthier
You're looking for your next level - you know there is so much more waiting for you
As a raw food enthusiast, you don’t need me to tell you why you’re here… If it’s raw food or raw food related, you’re in!
This stage of the raw food journey is a revelation – every day brings more joy, awareness, vitality, insights and rewards. It’s at this stage where you wonder why everyone else isn’t eating this way.
On the flipside, you may also be continuing to come up against some stumbling blocks. Perhaps you’re struggling with knowing how to diversify your diet now that you know the basics, or perhaps you want to go fancier or more gourmet. Or maybe you’ve been going through it emotionally as the “old” you has been falling away - and not just the physical. You might be questioning many things in your life.
At this stage you really are standing at the threshold of a whole new way of living for the long-term – should you choose to “go there”, and so it’s vital that you take the time to get really clear on who you are, what you want, and what you need to do to get there. At this stage you may find yourself reading voraciously like I did, searching for more information about all things green, ethical, spiritual and evolutionary. This is an exciting time and no mistake; however, it’s more important than ever that you get the support that you need because the journey you are on is very different to the norm.
When I was going through this stage myself I remember feeling very alone. I relied on raw food books and self-help tomes to answer the questions that were coming up for me, but I would have given anything to have a friend, coach or confidante to guide me or walk alongside me through the journey. This was one of the main reasons that I created "The Raw Food Coach", started coaching others myself and also trained others to become professional Raw Food Coaches and Teachers, because it’s vital that you have access to this support.
The truth is, this stage of the raw food journey is truly magical, and although you will be looking for guidance, you'll really want to be receiving it from someone who understands both the raw food AND the life stuff (i.e. a Raw Food Coach!). The issues you are facing and the possibilities open to you are incredible, but few are those who know what this truly means or can mean. And that's why I'm so happy that you found your way here!
STEP 1: Your first priority as an enthusiast is to set some exciting new goals for yourself! This is one of the most fun parts of the raw food journey, because by this point you will know that you have the confidence and permission to create exciting new visions for yourself and your life, and just as importantly, the energy and enthusiasm to bring them to life!
RECOMMENDED ACTION STEP: Download the free and totally gorgeous The ExtRAWdinary Living Manifesto workbook and give yourself an hour to complete it. This is a wonderful gift to yourself - the gift of clarity, and by the end of it you'll know exactly WHY you want to take your raw food diet to the next level and you'll have lots of new goals and dreams to get excited about.
STEP 2: Once you have a good idea of what your next chapter looks like, you'll want to make a point of personalising your raw food diet so that it works even better for you. There comes a point where you recognise and have to admit to yourself that winging it and coming on and off the wagon isn't getting you the results that you want and it's also frustrating and demoralising. But it doesn't have to be this way!
RECOMMENDED ACTION STEP: Gift yourself the gift of joining Go Raw with Karen - a 6-week online group program that gives you all of the information, inspiration, support, guidance and community that you need to get all the crucial pieces of your diet right - according to YOUR specific needs and Eater Type profile. This is THE definitive step-by-step go raw program that provides everything you need to be successful for both the short- and long-term PLUS you get my personal support and guidance along the way.
STEP 3: When your diet is more stable you'll have so much more energy and excitement available for LIFE! As I have been teaching for years, you will grow your life to the degree that you're able to increase and manage your energy. So with an abundance of energy, and order within your diet - the sky's the limit! There's no end to what magic you can create within your diet and your life.
RECOMMENDED ACTION STEP: More coming soon!
These are the places you are most likely to find yourself in as an Enthusiast, and the challenges you are most likely to experience...
You're forever excited and fascinated about all things raw
You're definitely a raw food recipe lover - and likely the owner of more than a few recipe books!
You're the proud owner of a fair few pieces of "kit" such as a juicer, blender, dehydrator and food processor
You are always the first to try a new raw food product or ingredient as it hits the market
Your biggest frustrations with eating raw are mostly time, money and energy - you are still trying to figure out a way to eat the way you want to eat without it requiring more than you want or are able to give
You may have periods of being on and off the wagon - not through lack of desire necessarily, but simply because life gets too busy
Occasionally you forget how good raw food makes you feel, or you resist your next level of growth, and you fall back into old eating habits just to make life "easier", and yet you always feel the difference and find your way back to raw.
You are spending increasing amounts of time focusing on improving other areas of your life so that the rest of your life feels as radiant and exciting as your body and diet. You are creating a life that's extRAWdinary!