Monday, December 01, 2008

December 80/10/10 challenge

I joined a December 80/10/10 challenge. I will try my best to stay 80/10/10 for the whole month and beyond.

For those of you who don't know, 80/10/10 is a type of raw food diet. It is low fat, raw vegan. It is where 80% or more of your calories come from carbs, 10% or less from protein and 10% or less from fat. It is OPTIMAL for all humans, especially athletes. Dr. Douglas Graham is the author of the book - you can buy it on Amazon or on his website,

I was doing REALLY good on 80/10/10 for a WHILE... until a period of intense depsair had me eating nuts again....(the death of my friend) was something I naturally did, probably because my body wanted the fat to help my emotions numb!? Anyways, then the cold came and I just kept eating a higher fat percentage. I felt sluggish, sickly, and unhappy. But most of us raw foodies know that nuts are definitely an addiction... so it was pretty hard to stop. But once I did, it felt great!

Now I am doing the challenge, and I am honestly excited!

I will try my best to post what I eat and what exercise I do for the day.

Today my eating schedule was pretty messed up (especially in the morning) because I woke up later than usual and had to rush out the door to school. I ate one orange before I had to leave, and then some bananas in the parking lot at school. Heres what my intake looks like:

Breakfast: 1 orange, 3 bananas

Lunch: 7 bananas

snack: 2 apples

pre-dinner: Sarah's "Thankfully Raw Cranberry Sauce" made out of cranberries, apples, dates, and an orange. I ate a little under a cup of it, i believe.

dinner: 1 grapefruit, 4 oranges


calories: around 1876
protein: around 23 grams
carbs: around 485 grams
lipids: 6 grams

RATIO: 93/4/3


With 80/10/10 comes exercise... it is practically required.

Today I went to the climbing gym for an hour and a half and messed around on the boulder. It was really hard to get warmed up because it was so cold. Tomorrow I plan to do a better workout.

How was your day today?


Omegachuck said...

Sounds tasty. Meanwhile, tell them to turn up the heat in that gym! You can't always park yourself in the upper deck or atop the boulder where the heat's at!

Cora said...

Hey Ash- I'm very sorry for your loss. I have no idea what you're feeling, but I know it must hurt- a lot. Keep in mind that they are in a better place. :)
Keep strong on the 80/10/10, I know you can do it! :)
I bought some fruit today, kinda made me excited. :)
I'm finally seeing progress on my weight loss, and actually LOVE running. Funny, uh? :) I think I might actually do the half-marathon this coming year, but I'm still not sure..

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

So sorry about you losing your friends. That's a lot of hurt :(

Sam said...

That's terrific that you're trying to stay 811rv/ You know that you can have a little overt fat in your diet. The most enjoyable way for me to reward myself for staying health is a durian every now and then (though I must say I am starting to get cravings for them and I've only had 2 in my life). Unfortunately you can't really get them fresh in the USA, but there are much worse ways to preserve food than to freeze it. Unfortunately, who knows what the pesticide count is. But, I wouldn't recommend depriving yourself. Maybe try blending in a handful of nuts with a fruit and a tiny bit of a high water content veg for a salad dressing. Try something like half a pineapple, half a red bell pepper, and 10-12 pecan halves. That always fixed my fat craving after a run or something. I would recommend any overt fat at dinner time, otherwise it may slow down your climbing.