People with a history of eating disorders or those who are underweight should consult their health care provider before trying the raw food diet.
The raw food diet is based on the belief that the most healthful food for the body is uncooked. Although most food is eaten raw, heating food is acceptable as long as the temperature stays below 104 to 118 degrees Fahrenheit (the cutoff temperature varies among those in the raw food community).
As an example, ordinary chicken meat which is served in most restaurants is usually laden with huge amounts of fat which is bad for you! Lean chicken meat, on the other hand, is good for you, but not all restaurants offer lean chicken meat as part of their menus. With vegetarian restaurants, you will be more often than not on the safe side!
“When all else fails and eating deskside is the only option, be considerate and ensure your lunch ranks low on the odoriferous scale,” Farley advises. “In general, the more powerful the taste, the more powerful the smell. And though you may relish the wafting fumes of an egg-salad sandwich, chances are your officemates do not.”