WIAW: 1-Day LF(H)RV Trial

Good morning! For a couple reasons, I decided I’d do a WIAW for you all today. The first reason is the obvious: how cute is Jenn’s new logo?

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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).

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After yoga and a workout, I had some soaked millet with berries, a dash of protein powder, cinnamon and ginger.

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Snacked on a lot of these cutie clementines:

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And brought a bunch of carrots and dates to the coffee shop to fuel me through my work day:

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Enjoyed some green tea (caffeine will be a no-no on the official LFRV cleanse):

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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!

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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:

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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?

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10 thoughts on “WIAW: 1-Day LF(H)RV Trial

  1. Lou says:

    I’ve never tried anything like the 80/10/10 – but it IS intriguing – what are the supposed benefits? Would be SO easy to do here at the moment – summer fruit aplenty and it’s HOT ;)

    • raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen says:

      It touts the same claims as raw foodists, who say that cooked food has toxins, and thus eating an all raw diet makes you your healthiest. In addition, the theory is that high sugar low-fat is the only logical approach to weight loss. I eat really healthy and workout and do yoga religiously, but I still manage to carry extra weight, so this is a big one for me. : / The followers of 80 10 10 also report better mood, glowing skin, tons of energy, among others. I wonder how it compares to the science on candida though? So much conflicting info, and I”m not saying it’s the best/right, but I want to give it a try!

  2. FoodFeud says:

    Nice eats! I love the latte/banana drink! I used to do cleanses like this pretty frequently, especially over the summer but I’m probably pretty long overdue. High raw actually makes me feel fantastic. I’ve done that for about a week at a time and did the master cleanse once. pretty intense. Good luck with yours! I hope yr an inspiration to me; I could sure use it.

  3. Gabby @ the veggie nook says:

    Awesome transition day, I could eat like that all the time! Your dinner sounds amazing and that tonic- oh man I neeeeed to make that tonight!! In fact I’m sure I will.

    I’m really curious to see how this goes for you. I was creeping your reply to Lou and I too carry extra weight despite a healthy lifestyle. I know I feel good on a high-raw diet but I’ve never tried a low fat version of one. If you find this works for you I’ll definitely consider it. Look forward to updates!

  4. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    It was interesting to see your eats here – thanks for posting as I am not into detoxes or strict eating regimes, but like it when I can actually get a sense of what people are talking about when they do those things :-) Pictures are better than words!

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