I am new to 811. I started a little more than two weeks ago. On last Friday, I had some cooked rice at my office potluck. Terrible decision. I felt bad in my stomach after the lunch party and lost appetite for the rest of the day. Luckily, I went back to 811 on the second day.
On Saturday afternoon, I started having mild headache. I thought it was because the cooked food that I had on the prior day so I kept eating fruits and veggie. Today (Sunday), I still had headache in the morning. And then, I realized that I had not been drinking water. After 1 gallon of water, my headache just went away. So easy and so magical. If you are new to 811, drink water and drink all day long. I think I didn't know that I have been dehydrated most of time before I adopted 811 lifestyle.
Another experience that I want to share is about acne. I have had acnes all my teenage life. My acne was so bad that I avoided being in pictures throughout middle school and high school. As I grew older, the problem gets less sever but never went away. However, I did start to notice (about 6 years ago) that my skin would get much better if I eat less fat. However, on a standard vegetarian diet, it was hard to keep fat low so my acnes come and go from time to time. Since started 811 two weeks ago, I have noticed that I don't have any new acne show up and only the old ones left to heal. I have read some posts here talking about acne gets worse on 811. I hope the disappearance of my acne problem is not temporary.