Day three of 'dumb diets' weeks is dedicated to the raw foods diet.
It is not inherently a dumb diet. It's a dumb diet for me because I don't like vegetables, and I mainly eat fruit just to be pc.
The gist of the raw diet is to eat only raw fruits and vegetables. Nothing cooked at all. This diet also forbids diet coke. In fact, raw foodies refer to soda as 'chemical soup.' And they mean that in a bad way.
I tried this diet in college when I lived in Los Angeles. It was very popular then, and I think it might still be. One thing I love about LA is that they don't even pretend that weight loss is about bettering your health. I knew lots of people who ate raw, and I think all of them smoked. At first this seemed laughable, and then I realized it really helped. Don't worry. I quit.
One of my colleagues at the restaurant where I waited tables introduced me to the diet. She claimed she was always in a state of euphoria and it was because her insides were so incredibly clean due to raw foods. Of course I had to try it. About three weeks into the diet, I learned my waitress friend was just nuts and the euphoria had nothing to do with kale.
After I gagged on beet juice I decided to give the 'stop dieting' diet a try. More on that one tomorrow.