Hey everyone! Been away from the forum for awhile as my life has led me in many different directions – none of which seems to reserve any time for the computer (though that isn’t a bad thing!).
For those interested in trying 80/10/10 diet by Dr. Douglas Graham, do it!! I have been raw for nearly a year now and while I loved the diet, the seemingly lack of energy, lethargic feeling almost always, and overall irritability were so hard to deal with. Of course, as most of us do I put it off as ‘detox’ symptoms. I now realize that the body will never detox itself in a manner that causes harm nor so with ‘unbearable’ symptoms. They are usually bothersome but never unbearable and should never persist beyond a couple of days (doesn’t mean they won’t come back as you continue to stay raw and other toxins are released).
I have been on the 80/10/10 diet now for 2 months and I have never felt more alive, fulfilled, energetic and correctly balanced.
I used to eat cacao regularly to maintain energy levels, along with seaweed, honey… all the ‘necessities’ of being raw as we’re told and led to believe. After the elimination of these foods and eating simply on 80/10/10 everything feels right within my body.
Now.. to those that still eat those types of foods, please don’t take this as me judging you because I am not. I simply want to share my experience.
A few words of advice if you attempt to try this different approach to raw.
1) You will feel weak early on therefore it is imperative that you work out.
2) Don’t get discouraged when you initially feel weak while working out. I did for several weeks but now the further I get into the workout the more energy that seems to plummet itself upon me and the longer I can go… sometimes I don’t even want to stop but have to make myself do so.
3) Eat your lbs. of fruit around people and watch their jaws drop. Aside from being funny they usually ask questions which no doubt leads to a little explanation (at least for me) and helps maintain the motivation to stay on the diet.
Anyways, I noticed some of you starting a 30 day trial to see how you liked it so I figured I’d share a little. Best of luck to those on the trial and to those that decide to pick it up.