The second reason is because my eats were a bit unique yesterday. I did a trial low-fat, high-raw vegan day in preparation for my plan to do a low-fat raw vegan month in January. I had heard about the 80/10/10, LFRV diet years ago, but certainly wasn’t ready for anything like that in my pre-CLEAN eating days. In the past couple weeks, two v/bloggers that I follow (Rande and Dara) starting doing the 80/10/10 diet, and I decided to take that as a sign that I should give it a go. Sometimes the universe tells you things in not so subtle ways, right?
The basic premise of 80/10/10 is to consume 80% fruit, 10% protein (from greens and veggies), and 10% fat (nuts and seeds, oils seem to be a no-no). This obviously counters a lot of “avoid fruit” theories, but I’m always open to new ways of approaching food. I thought it’d be good for me to stop relying so much on nut butters and oils to fill me up, which I’ve been (over)doing a lot lately.
But, because I’m not even raw, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do this without some slow transition work. I’m going to start doing low-fat, high raw vegan (“high raw”=mostly raw), and allow myself some grains if I start to feel like I need some grounding food. So that’s what my day was like yesterday. High raw, low-fat (almost no fat, actually), grains, and some cooked food. And it felt great! I’m excited to give it a more serious try after the new year!
Started the day with warm water, lemon, and ACV (not pictured). Next, about half a jar of green juice (kale, cucs, apple, lemon, ginger).
After yoga and a workout, I had some soaked millet with berries, a dash of protein powder, cinnamon and ginger.
Snacked on a lot of these cutie clementines:
And brought a bunch of carrots and dates to the coffee shop to fuel me through my work day:
Enjoyed some green tea (caffeine will be a no-no on the official LFRV cleanse):
And then dinner! DINNER! It was so delicious. Steamed sweet potato on top of kale and dandelion greens. The dressing was a fat-free delight: blended zucchini, turmeric, dash of cayenne, dash of onion powder, juice from 1/2 a lemon. Who needs fat when you have so much flavor? I’ll make sure to do a more official recipe for this soon—-it was worth it!
I still had some hunger, so I turned to some unsalted, organic brown rice cakes for a post-dinner snack (unpictured).
And finally, this beauty:
This is my first “tonic.” Dara and Kibby talk about them a lot, and I’ve always been intrigued by the warming, healing elixirs they create. All I did here was blend 1 frozen banana with a cup of brewed vanilla herbal tea. Oh, and I added cinnamon. It tasted like a latte! So frothy and warming!
I’m really excited about embarking on this more seriously next month. I feel like this kind of eating might work really well for me. If it doesn’t, I’ll stop. I’ve become intuitive enough to my body’s signals to know when something isn’t right, so I’m committing to not beating myself up if it doesn’t stick!
How were your eats yesterday? Have you ever tried anything like 80/10/10?