I've been an ethical vegan for nearly a decade now, but embarrassingly, the fat junk food type (my pic is from healthier days). I've been interested in raw veganism for a long time, and recently read 80/10/10 which really resonated with me. I'd like to transition from being a binge-eating junk food vegan to a healthy raw 80/10/10 diet. It's been a struggle as I know I am addicted to processed oils, salts and sugars. I am able to go a meal or two eating only fruits (like a 5 banana smoothie, or banana nice cream with berries), but I always seem to get pulled back into my old eating habits. I don't know anyone else in person on the 80/10/10 diet, so I'm hoping to make some like-minded friends and mentors in the Sac area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! :-)
Hi! Yeah I know I should be a bit more gentle on myself and take baby steps. It's just after reading 80/10/10 I feel a sense of urgency in a way. But, taking baby steps may get me to where I want to be quicker than yo-yoing between lifestyles. And yes, I've been following freelee, happyhealthyvegan and several other raw foodies for a while. They've always inspired me, and then after I read the book I decided to make the transition. Oil is easier for me to cut out at home, but I always find myself going out to veg restaurants like Loving Hut or Andy's. It's hard for me to give up restaurants. Thanks for the fruit offer! We actually have plenty of bananas as we just bought a 40lb case yesterday. I might have to take you up on the date and persimmon offer. Yum! We (husband and I) live around Folsom, CA but could make the drive to Davis possibly this evening thru Fri evening? Let me know what works for you, depending on the fruit ripeness and your schedule. Thank you!!
Yo yo yo fruity sista! I wouldn't be hard on yourself, I've been transitioning for like,7 years now... When I'm feeling stressed about not eating perfect I just remind myself that at least I'm conscious to what heals and hinders my body. Plus, I eat phenominaly better than most standard Americans because I stay away from resturaunts, gmos and dairy, ect. Even if I haven't had a raw day in FOREVER I'm still doing damn well, comparatively. Since the weather is colder I've found that eating the banners plain without blend + ice keeps me warmer. Also I allow myself to "binge" on one cooked starch a night. I have yellow potatoes, squash like delicata, red yams\sweet potatoes. Im also a big desert person so I make and store date rolls or date-fudge in the freezer. Have you been to Nor Cal produce? Before I travel to SAC I've started to place orders there. Super easy. Then I tell myself when hungry and faced with the decision of what to eat I normally decide to eat what's ripest / what's going to go bad soonest. Then I eat that ONE thing usually with cooked veggies. I pay attention o food combinations. I used to poke fun of monoeaters and now I get it! I live in Weaverville, about 4 hours north west of Sacramento torwards Arcata.
Yo! Thanks for your reply! I do feel conscious about what heals the body and am grateful I have that knowledge. I just feel like I need more "deep down to my core" motivation (like how I am 100% vegan all the time, no excuses). That's why I joined on here and am reading tons of testimonials online. What's sad is that even though I've been a strict vegan for 10 years, in some ways I feel so Standard American...because I overeat on added sugar/oils/fat, eat at restaurants, eat chips/cookies and am fat. There are so many reasons I want to adopt 80/10/10- to gain health, better represent the vegan community, and for peace (food additions suck). Currently, I eat pretty well at home but find myself going to a restaurant (there are several good/addicting veg ones in Sac area) every few days. Even though the restaurants are "healthy" but most people's standards, the portions are huge, contain fried tofu and lotsa salt. How do you manage to stay away from restaurants? What do you do on special occasions or with family/friends that just don't understand the 811 lifestyle? I actually just heard of Nor Cal produce yesterday on here, and totally plan to check it out this weekend! And yeah I used to think the concept of mono-meals was crazy, but once I looked at the big picture (evolution and other animal's diets) it all made sense. :-)