HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A LOVELY DAY/ EVENING
I HAVE BEEN VEGAN FOR ABOUT 10 MONTHS. I AM HOPING TO TRANSITION TO THE 811 DIET.
I AM TRAINING FOR A SPORTS MODEL COMPETITION AND MY DIET PLAN INCLUDES RAW VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER AND COOKED GRAINS SUCH AS QUINOA, SWEET POTATO AND BROWN RICE.
HOW DO I TRANSITION ...>?
I HAVE STARTED ELIMINATING THE PORTEIN POWDER AND JUST HAVING 8-9 BANNA SMOOTHIE
6- BANNA MEALS, ...MY ONLY STRGGLE IS GETTING OF THE GRAINS THAT ONLY SATISFY MY HUNGER.
IM HUNGRY ALMOST IMMEDIATLY AFTER MY FRUIT MEALS OF 6-8 BANNAS AND THEN I START TO CRAVE MY POTATOS AND BROWN RICE. I THEN FIND MYSELF MUNCHING ON DATES TO KICK THE CRAVING.
TODAY I HAD 15 BANNAS , A WHOLE MEDIUM SIZE HONEYDEW MELON, HEAD ON ROCKET, 1 AVOCADO, 4 CUCUMBERS, 1 LARGE RED CAPSICUM AND 7 MEDJOOL DATES.
DID NOT TRAIN TODAY ( REST DAY)
ANY TIPS WOULD BE APPRECIATED :)))
I don't mean for this to sound sarcastic, but I think it kinda will anyway (but I honestly don't mean it to): If you want to stop eating these foods, don't buy them anymore. Expand your range of fruits and it will become easier.
Impressive amount of veg today, I'm impressed. I rarely manage to get any down me.
All the best!
Oh, and welcome to 30bad! :)
Blending bananas to a smoothie (bananas only or bananas + water) and dates to datorade (dates + water) is commonly used to get down more fruits than eating them whole.
You already seem to be in a decent place with exercise and mainly high carb, low fat cooked roots and rice. Depending on the type of person you are, either leave your cooked foods overnight or gradually decrease their amount while increasing your intake of high quality fruits. Quality is very important with fruits, and taste is a good indicator of quality. It is much easier to struggle with poor quality fruit than with high quality fruit.
If you want to transition gradually, you could aim for one cooked meal a day, possibly as your last meal of the day. Fruits digest more quickly than roots/grains. You typically don't want slower digesting foods blocking your digestive track for more easily digesting foods.
(P.S. THIS equals SHOUTING in the online world... Thank you.)