Friday, January 13, 2006

january 13, Day 13 of raw foods

I ate fruit for breakfast with the 80/10/10 plan in mind. This turned out to be very unfulfilling. Before I would have normally become hungry I felt I was starving (I’m talking the growlies AND a headache!). I ate a hummus sandwich for an early lunch and was satisfied enough to not even think of snacking. (I was also engaged in a game of Monopoly for a few hours, which might havea distracted me from eating). I ate dinner around 5pm. At that point I noticed that my calorie intake for the day was pretty low (barely over 1000) because I didn’t snack. Unfortunately, I had developed a stomach ache and felt my belly was full of air. I waited until 9:30 to eat a snack of 3 oz. of raw cheese (the last of it) and a slice of the sprouted bread. I’m done eating for the day, but still have water to drink.

I’m continuing to read about 80/10/10. It’s pretty extreme and controversial, mainly because of the very low fat. I will simply ease myself into a lower fat/lower carb plan- something like 60/10/30, first. I know for sure I don’t want to eat a lot of sweet fruits because I don’t enjoy it, so 70% carbs may not work at all (who’d a thunk I’d reject something sweet??). For sure an all-fruit breakfast didn’t work for me today. In an 1800 calorie day a 60/10/30 plan works out to 270 grams of carbs, 45 grams of protein and 60 grams of fat. I think I can handle that- it’s not too huge a change from what I’ve been doing.


BREAKFAST 9:30 a.m.

Fruit salad: 1 apple, 1 small mango, 1 banana


I’m STARVING! It’s 11:48 and I’ve been starving for an hour but refused to accept it. Maybe it’s not hunger but somethinhg caused by the large amount of fruit I ate. I’m NOT having fruit for lunch. I’m having a humms/taboule sandwich with my new sprouted bread.

Two slices sprouted bread

1/4 cup hummus

1/3 cup taboule

2 oz avocado

1 slice romaine


Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread, 2 serving

Hummus, 0.25 cup

Romaine Lettuce (salad), 1 inner leaf

Avocados, California (Haas), 56 grams


Raw Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Organic Valley, 3 oz

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread, 1 serving

Total calories



Amy said...

You might be right about taking your time converting towards 80-10-10. It might be a bit too traumatic for your body right now and would likely through you into a heavy detox - requiring bedrest, etc. NOt fun! I think it is a healthy decision to slow things down and take your time. Once your tastes start changing more and your weight is plateauing a bit more, you might consider 80-10-10 again.



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