You have to remember that fats are not the enemy, in particular, good fats such as avocado's and nuts. I am slowly working my way towards Dr. Cousen's diet, I did a similar one in CA and noticed a big difference with raw foods. Check out Gary Taubes book "Good Calories, Bad Calories." I think you have to do what works for you. It is hard doing completely raw unless you are living in the environment and where I come from, I need warm foods in the winter. I do find, however, that lean cuts of meat and veggies work best for me, I have given up most carbs including potatoes, pasta (except for Dreamfields), bread, cereal. I make raw desserts and use stevia as a sweetener.
Challenging in the US environment but worth the numbers. I bring my meals with me many times, especially breakfast, I find it almost impossible to eat a meal out, too many carbs! So, I am trying to do raw at least one meal per day. There are some excellent recipes. It takes time and commitment! Good luck.