You can eat lots of different foods on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet which you might not have considered previously. Obviously, most of what you will eat on this diet, which reduces your fat and protein intake to a minimum, will be fruit. That’s the way it’s intended to be and there is no way of getting around it; and after a while eating on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet, you won’t really want to. You’ll enjoy eating fruit so much, and feel so good after eating it, that you won’t need anything else.
However, you can eat a few other things which will give you satiety. One of these things is sweetcorn.
Sweetcorn is only recommended very fresh as the sugar in the corn starts to turn to starch with 24 hours of being picked. However, if you are just starting out on the diet and need an extra boost to help you stay 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan, then just go for it. Sweetcorn, even with starch, is a high quality, low fat raw food. The fat and protein levels are both around 10% of its calories.
Fresh raw peas are also great. You can eat them whenever you like after picking – even frozen if you really want, though they will be inevitably nicer fresh and unfrozen. Picking them out of the pod and eating them can be oddly therapeutic, rather like eating sunflower seeds (see below). They have about 20% of their calories from protein, which makes them a suboptimum food for the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet, but if you make them a single meal in a day you won’t go over 10% protein for the day by any means. They are a great food.
Carrot juice is a nice way of getting some extra calories from something that feels more grounding than fruit. This food is not recommended by Douglas Graham in his book “The 80/10/10 Diet” as he recommends against juices, but for a beginner to the diet juices can be a helpful way of getting more calories in. So if you want to have some carrot juice, don’t worry about it, just give it a go. They have about 200 calories a cup. (Eating carrots as is is nice too, but not a fast option for filling yourself up on calories).
Sunflower seeds are excellent raw foods. Eat them in-shell to make an enjoyable ritual out of it. They are high fat, but because it takes so long to eat them, you will feel like you’ve eaten a lot more; an excellent food for the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet for that reason.
There are more foods you can eat on the 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet than you think. Explore, and remember, you are not “restricting” foods, you are just obsessing over others to the point of exclusion. 😉 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet is so worth it.