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Hello and nice to meet you all,

Dates seem to be highly recommended in the 811 diet, however they are very much unavailable in my region (I only find the dehydrated ones). 


Is there any fruit that has similar properties and that could successfully replace the dates (as standalone fruit / mix with bananas / fruitorade etc.)? I care less about the flavor & texture (they're all awesome), but more about the nutritional aspect.


FYI I have 20lbs that I'd like to get rid of and I exercise six times per week (10k indoor rowing, usually followed by a short sauna session).

Thanks a lot! xS

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Thanks, Martin!


I've never tried persimmons, but now that I googled I remember having seen them quite often in stores; funny how I was never curious enough to try one (...) I'll definitely give them a try this week!


Regarding my calorie intake, I have just switched to 811 yesterday afternoon (hooray), so it's a bit early for me to make an accurate assessment. But I have the feeling I'll be OK - I have no problem eating sweets ^^ 

I was mostly wondering if I will be missing something highly important by not having the dates, as everybody seems to appreciate them.



Thanks, I just got it - clean and uncluttered UI, I like it!

I also think bananas, persimmons, figs, blackberries, blueberries are pretty good sources of energy. Oh! What about grapes? Grapes can be pretty yummy!

If the dates are sun dried I personally would consider them raw. Some dried fruit are boiled then added sugar and dried, I would tend to stay away from that, but I wouldn't rule out all dried fruit.

There are a lot of fresh markets around Paris right? I would think that as things are in season just about any produce fresh from local producers would be fantastic and best you can ask them what, if anything, was sprayed on the produce.

Thank you, Chris


I think I would probably obsess a bit over the dates if I'm not 100% sure about the process they underwent, so I'll just switch them for fresh figs, for my own mental sanity : ) 

I remember I have seen some sort of sticky sugar coating on some of them, those were probably the ones you were talking about.

Grapes, grapes are amazing and there are plenty of them all year round, they will definitely be VIP on my list.


It's a good idea, for the local producers, I'll definitely try to find some around Paris. I wouldn't mind buying fairly larger quantities once per week / every two weeks - much better time management than what I've been doing for the last years (doing groceries on an almost daily basis), and it might also be more efficient budget-wise. 



Many thanks Mary, I'll look it up!

Jackfruit or durians.

7lbs of jackfruit is like 1400 kcals lol

Thank you, Leslie!
All europeans can order some tasty and reasonably priced dates here :-) http://thenofrontiers.blogspot.com/p/products_12.html
Nice one, thanks Mates!
Nothing can replace BANANAS!!!!



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