The act of choosing what to eat expresses a level of consciousness in a being. A plant based diet is founded on compassion and love for yourself and respect for our planet. It is a step towards well being for yourself and our environment. Transitioning to a raw food plant based diet is a process and unique to each individual and is not an “all or nothing” deal. Some people eliminate red meat, then gradually stop eating and/or reducing other meat, dairy and processed foods. Others jump with both feet in and go raw vegan in one day and never look back. There are very few people in the world that are 100% raw vegan, so do not be hard on yourself and find a balance that works well for you with futuristic goals and you will see yourself regenerate and excel. Many people have the wrong mind set in thinking that a raw food plant based diet is about taking things away from the current Standard American Diet. I suggest that people expand their minds and try replacing some things with better, higher quality, organic whole foods while learning and experiencing the extraordinary changes that take place within you, as it is an amazing ride. A raw food plant based diet is about quality alkaline nutrition that is easy to digest, with an improved level of nutrient absorption. Remember, DIS-ease can not survive in an alkaline state, and raw plant based foods are highly alkalizing, where as meat, dairy and processed foods are acidic.