I'm not going to start this article with the old cliché, but I do want to stress the importance of patience. I don't want to make it sound like a condition, but it is worth taking note that to get anything in life - a better job, a better income, a better car, a new friend or girl/boyfriend, a better house - there is a process involved that requires attention and acknowledgement - these things rarely happen straight away!
Yep, you read it here first, for the small percentage that didn't know already - patience is essential.
This is just as valid, if not more so, when taking on a completely new diet and change in eating habits. Even from the next step down which would be vegan, there will be a process occurring within the body - namely the restructuring of cells, that will take an average of four months to complete, when changing from one diet to another.
Even while eating raw and currently eating a high level of fats, there will be a similar wait if moving onto a high fruit diet for example.
There is no point sugar coating the fact that it can be tough, and a real challenge, but one that will reward 1000 times over, several times in your life.
This is why people can give up all too early and when the detox comes i.e. feeling tired, having cravings and feeling potentially emotional. It is at this point that people question what they are doing and go back to cooked and/or meat based diets!
In these circumstances the cells haven't had a chance to clear out the old dead ones and give the body a chance to recover from a lifetime of empty nourishment (if a standard UK diet is one that was previously practised) and some physical ailments may cause too much fear to believe this diet is crazy and just another fad! Wrong, this diet is the one we are born to, and sticking to it and persevering through the initial detox will allow a total freedom of thought, energy and enlightenment.
Don't think of being patient as sitting waiting for health to come - patience means seeing it through to the beginning (not the end), to allow a new and fresh start with super health and energy. It means getting out of the house to go for a walk in nature, or asking a loved one or family member to just support what you are doing and have faith that you are doing it because it's your birthright. It means taking regular action in all areas of life to continually improve and create positive/enhancing beliefs about yourself and your abilities. It means reading as much as possible around 'raw' and allowing others to guide you along the way until you feel comfortable blazing a trail on your own. It means so much more than waiting for things to happen - it means making things happen!
So, in effect, good things don't come to those who wait, but to those who act and know their sustained actions will create the desired results, however long it may take.