Monday, June 20, 2011

Today's Food Journal and Adventure into 80-10-10

I've just started practicing with low-fat, high fruit content in my diet, and slowly I hope to include even less nuts then I had today and more fresh fruit instead (all nuts and seeds have been soaked):

Breakfast: 1/2 of a small watermelon and one orange blended and drank-
after that: Green Juice (chard, kale, collard, cucumber, ginger, apple, celery, beet juiced)
2nd breakfast/early lunch: smoothie with 2 peaches, 1 apricot, 7 strawberries, broccoli sprouts, 1 Tbl. of hemp seeds, 1 Tbl. of chia seeds, 1 Tbl of Tocotreinols, mangosteen powder, today I allowed myself 6 almonds (normally I wouldn't with all those seeds)
Lunch: Large bowl of Mixed Greens (lettuces and arrugula and spinach), 1/3 cup of chopped basil, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro,  with 1 cucumber sliced, fresh lemon juice, only 1 tsp. of tahini, less than a tsp of miso, 2 Tbl. of sprouted sunflower seeds, 5 (literally) soaked/dehydrated walnuts, NO OIL.
2 sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat/chia/yam crackers with only 1.5 tablespoons of avocado spread on them as my "butter" :-)While doing this I realized that avocado should be treated like butter! Almost 30 grams of fat in one avocado! 25 grams of fat in one BigMac... 14 grams of fat in a tablespoon of butter. Roughly 3 grams of fat in the avocado I had today. The walnuts and sunflower seed and tahini added another gram.
Snack: 2 organic plums
Late Dinner after an early evening hike: 1 peach, 2 nectarines, 3/4 of a zuchini cut into slices on a plate with 2 pumpkin seeds on top of each slice, 5 stalks of celery, 15 goji berries, 6 strawberries

This way of eating is based on the 80-10-10 idea of 80% fruit, 10% protein, 10% fat, but anywhere between 10-20% fat is still considered healthy. I'm feeling really great doing this, I just have to find a way to get more fresh fruit into my house affordably (and I HATE bananas!) I am going to have to venture out to some wholesale warehouses downtown I think. I remember these types of warehouses in Florida being incredibly awesome, which is where I used to get my boxes of fresh coconuts, but nothing quite like that exists here in L.A. where there is also tons of other fruits and vegetables, everything you can imagine from all over the world in one place. I think all that exists here is independent warehouses only stocking certain varieties of fruits and vegetables from certain areas. I have been to some of those for coconuts etc. But I will have to venture out and at least explore more of those.


Raw Antonia said...

:) The way you count the seeds and nuts you are adding to your food made me chuckle. 2 pumpkin seeds? That is amazing! It seems you're really paying super-close attention to everything you're eating, I'm not sure if I could this for long, but for the sake of knowledge (and especially, self-knowledge), I would certainly submit to a diet like for a pre-determined period of time. I'm just not sure it could work in the long run. Are you getting your blood work done, to test the impact of each diet change? I'm really curious to know how the low fat, high fruit diet affects health.

Anonymous said...

I have been enjoying 80 10 10 since February!

I wish you the best in your experiments!


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