Hi everyone, my name is David, I'm 25 and I live in the U.S. in Hyannis on Cape Cod Massachusetts
I have been into running and getting active the past year. I want to train to do things like ultra-marathons or triathlons someday.
Been stuck in the house for the last two weeks, my knee started hurting after I went for a run.
I ran into Harley's and Freelee's videos on YouTube about two weeks ago, I love their videos, I learned alot from them about more than just diet. So I started the diet, got the 80/10/10 book and I'm slowly reading thru it.
I'm already about 10 days into the diet, but so what, anyone wanna go into the 30 day plan? I'll do 40 you do 30. Or perhaps someone has also already started the diet?
I have been wanting to try a new diet for a long time now. I was on a whole foods diet up until 2 weeks ago when I went HCRV, it consisted of ripe fruit, raw and steamed veggies, boiled rice, ugali, oatmeal, lean beef chicken or pork, fatty fish, eggs, nonfat milk. Just stuff that was mostly unprocessed by a factory. I have always had energy problems with that diet when I go out for my runs, and just all the time. I love going for a 2-10 mile barefoot run, over pavement and rough trails.
I have been consuming 2-4 liters of water a day since 2010.
A little over a week ago I bought a ton of sugary fruit and some veggies, at least alot more for me that usual, mostly organic, bananas, dates, grapes, watermelon, oranges, plums, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, avocado (only 1 or 2 a week).
Been living off this stuff since and I feel alot better, more awake and alive. It tastes good and feels sustainable when you eat enough. I feel cleaner, I don't have to scrub greasy pans and wash the natural oils off my hands. My breath smells better.
I got on Cronometer.com and started logging everything I ate on June 28, but was on the diet for a week before that.
I do get a strong stomach pain after eating about 1/4 watermelon or 15 dates or 7 bananas, lasts about 15 minutes. I read on the 30BaD forum from other people with this problem and they say drink more water before fruit, or snack rather than scarf down a meal. Snacking is working good for me to alleviate this problem.
When I woke up this morning I drank some water then made a 6 date 4 banana smoothie, after consuming only about 8 ounces of it I started getting strong stomach pains. It seems I need to drink really slowly, like take 2 hours to finish the whole blender full.
Will my stomach adapt over time to eventually consume like 15 bananas at once?
In fact, I'd like to do this with you, but I can only get a new fruit haul in two days or so... hm, let's see.
Welcome anyway :D
And yes, you'll eventually be able to eat fifteen or even twenty bananas for breakast; as long as you actually eat your fruit, blending won't do the trick. Liquid food = lax stomach.
I usually just eat the fruit whole, just trying to see what blending is like. Seems more natural to let my jaw do the work.
+1, I find "whole" is the way to go! :)
Yea, I did seem easier on my stomach whole, I'll quit blending for the next day or two and see if I can stomach more.
Conor and Steve are far from me. Boston is too.
I can be your raw buddy, if you want! I've been on this lifestyle for over a year and a half now, live in the 811 community in Hawaii, and while I may not be as knowledgeable as some of the 5+ year veterans, I can certainly help you with any general-knowledge questions you might have.
I get the stomach pains, too, especially after eating watermelon, but occasionally if I forget to drink lots of water (which I often do...one of my faults) I'll get it with dates. Melon belly's a really common thing; everyone I know seems to get it. My usual approach is to eat it in shifts. I'll have half of what I want to finish, then the other half about an hour or so later. As for dates and bananas, sounds like snacking's working for you, so that's great!
Yes, your stomach will adapt. Eat as many bananas as you can now, but every so often, add an extra banana to your meal. You'll probably feel overly full, but that's how your stomach expands. Soon, you'll be eating 30 nanners a day! ;)
I just started talking with Marco, can people have two raw buddies?
You can, but don't feel obligated by any means. No worries. :)
We'll I sent you a friend request
Where can I find the science behind this, I know I can eat alot more food than this, it's just the fruit I'm not used to. I am still reading thru 80/10/10, only about 20% thru reading it, does Graham explain this?
Hard as it may be to believe, I'm not quite finished reading it either. My local library doesn't have the book, so I have to wait until I get back to Hawaii, in mid-August, to read it. I'm not sure whether or not he explains it in there, but I would imagine so.