2013 is here! And what a perfect time to begin your journey into the awesome world of the super clean low fat high carb frugivore lifestyle. Join Chef Alicia Ojeda of EZ Raw Food 101 and Astrum Lux Lucis of Balanced Body Coaching for our 811rv 30-Day Challenge! It’s absolutely free to participate!
What is it? It’s a 30-day challenge eating the high carb low fat raw vegan way. You can choose to participate 100% raw vegan, cooked vegan, or you can keep eating just like you currently are and enjoy the education you’ll receive by participating in our weekly group conference calls.
You’ll experience the greatest results by choosing 100% raw vegan, however, as long as you stay within the daily parameters of eating 80% or more of your calories from carbs, 10% or less of your calories from protein, and 10% or less of your calories from fat, cooked vegan will garner positive results as well. Animal foods, grains that contain gluten, oil, vinegar, “super foods”, and processed foods are not eaten during the challenge.
80-10-10, or “811″ for short, is a diet and lifestyle choice in which you strive to eat high carb, low fat, raw and vegan. It’s not essential that you eat 100% raw all the time, however, you’ll eventually find it works best for your digestion and your energy requirements. The daily goal to strive for is:
- 80% or more of your daily calories from carbs (fruit is best to reach your caloric requirements, then vegetable fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, then veggies like broccoli – raw or steamed, cauliflower – raw or steamed, greens – raw or steamed)
- 10% or less of your daily calories from protein (fruits, veggies, and greens – and yes, there is plenty of protein in these foods)
- 10% or less of your daily calories from fat (fruits, veggies, greens, and a very small amount of overt fats- avocado, seeds/nuts, olives – and yes, fruits, veggies, and greens have fat in them, they are actually very high in omega 3 fatty acids. Overt fats are high in omega 6 fatty acids)
Eating tubers like potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes, and grains like rice, quinoa, and millet are recommended as transition foods. It’s more important that you keep your parameters within the 811 guidelines than it is to jump in hardcore only to fail because it was too much too soon. This is a lifestyle where you eat a large volume of fruit for your main source of calories. Most people are not used to eating this large volume, so as a transition, eat the tubers and grains (gluten-free) until you can expand your stomach enough to start eating the high volume of fruit required for success.
The diet was formulated by Dr. Douglas Graham of Food n Sport, who has been eating this way for over 25 years (as a raw food vegan). It is recommended that you purchase his book, “The 80-10-10 Diet”, to really familiarize yourself with the science behind it. Other books of interest by Dr. Graham include: “Grain Damage” and “Nutrition & Athletic Performance”.
For 30 days, you’ll indulge in the following:
- Eat all the fruit you care to eat, NO RESTRICTIONS!!!
- Eat all the raw leafy greens and veggies you care to eat, NO RESTRICTIONS!!!
- Eat all the cooked non-starch veggies you care to eat, NO RESTRICTIONS!!!
- Participate in a weekly group conference call, providing you with group support, education, tips, guest speakers like Dr. Graham, Freelee, Harley “Durianrider”, Josh Fossgreen, Chris Kendall, and more!
- Amazing 811rv recipes from Chef Alicia Ojeda
- Unlimited email support from Coach Astrum
- Abundant energy
- Eliminate cravings
- Eliminate mood swings
- Improved sleep
- Improved health
- Improved life
For 30 days you’ll eat all the fresh ripe raw organic fruits and veggies you care to eat, no restrictions! Chef Alicia and Coach Astrum will be there with you every step of the way to assist you on your journey.
Here’s what a typical day may look like for you (this is a sample of Coach Astrum’s diet – non-exercise day):
- 20 to 40 ounces water upon waking (and when feeling thirst)
- Breakfast: banana mylk (4-6 bananas blended with 2 cups water, dash of vanilla bean powder, 4 medjool dates); or “Hawai’i Pudding” (2 bananas, 1 bag frozen mango thawed, 1/4 to 1/2 papaya blended, add in chopped bananas in bowl)
- Lunch: 2 cups OJ blended with 1 bag frozen mango or peaches, 2 big handfuls baby spinach
- Dinner: salad comprised of iceberg lettuce, 1/2 cucumber, and fresh salsa mixed with oil-free hummus as a dressing
We recommend tracking your food and exercise in an awesome program called “Cron-o-meter” – http://www.cronometer.com. We provide a Cron-o-meter tutorial on the post to the right “Cron-o-meter Set-up”.