The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life, One Luscious Bite at a Time
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The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life, One Luscious Bite at a Time

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Finally, a diet that makes sense, puts the advice of the world's leading nutritionists into effect, and tastes delicious ]] all rolled into one. The 80/10/10 Diet makes eating a joy while helping you achieve optimum health and easy weight control. Say goodbye to fast food and hello to instantaneous food. Gain awesome energy eating Dr. Graham's Simply Delicious recipes.
Paperback, 348 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Food N Sport Press (first published 2006)
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Zoe Zuniga
Aug 15, 2008 Zoe Zuniga rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Every one with a body
Recommended to Zoe by: http://dianaharrelson.com/
Shelves: society
If you have ever struggled with your health and have tried a lot of raw or vegan or any type of diet and failed this book is for you.

I call this the Species Specific Diet or Primate Diet because it takes the simplest most obvious premise: that we should eat like other primates and backs it up with science. I had read TC Fry, and I live on Fruit by the South African woman and had discounted the whole idea. i was so brainwashed by our media and medical society that i could not stop thinking that f...more
Kenzie

At first I thought this diet looked NUTSO (and I disregarded it), but I had tried raw and was got a whole new whack of issues, so I had no choice and it was THE BEST THING I EVER DID.

This book changed my health, changed my life.

I no longer have:
Adrenal issues
Addison's
IBS
OCD
Generalized anxiety issues
Chronic fatigue
Fibromyalgia
Interstitial Cystitis
Low blood pressure

(I know right, how could I have so much???)
Kristína Kállayová
After three years on what was your typical high fat, mostly cooked and mostly vegan diet, I was bummed to see persisting problems such as acne and candida. While My immune system has improved rapidly under the vegan lifestyle (which was, I estimate, about 40% raw), by and large thanks to chlorella, coriander oil, alkaline water and the liver and gallbladder cleanse (Moritz). Not to mention I had stopped smoking and binge-drinking the year before (yeah, I know..).
It was a massive leap forward. D...more
Michaela Alsberg
I thought this book was amazing, this diet really makes sense to me. I'm all ready a vegan, but moving on to a low-fat, raw diet seems like the right, healthful thing to do. This book really inspires me to take my lifestyle to a new level.
Lauren
Following 80-10-10 for a few months completely eradicated my IBS symptoms like nothing else has. After a while, though, I found it difficult to maintain following Dr. Graham's plan 100%. I'm still tweaking my diet to help cope with a couple of other medical conditions and to fit within a relatively normal lifestyle if possible. But I believe this is very possibly the healthiest diet if you can stick to it.
Amanda
Jan 16, 2012 Amanda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
When I first started this book there were a couple sentences I read outloud to my husband and he said put that down.. That guy is a quack. And I kinda thought he might be right... But the one thing that rings true that may change my food eating life is to question whether what I am choosing to eat is delicious looking and will satisfy my hunger in it's natural state. That turkey I almost threw up while preparing... Not so much. But what about the pineapple I just sliced into, or the mango that d...more
Lisa Vegan
I actually agree with a lot of what's said in here about the optimal diet for humans, even though I don't plan on ever going raw. Of course not all vegan foods are healthy, but I think it’s best to eat a whole foods vegan diet that includes plenty of cooked foods, not that I eat that way either.

I’m not really convinced about the basic tenets proposed, even though I think the diet suggested is much healthier than the standard American Diet (SAD). I’m very skeptical about such claims as coconut be...more
Lois
Apr 21, 2010 Lois added it
I guess you could say I'm obsessing about nutrition again. (we all have our pet obsessions, right?) This was a great book. It builds off of some of my already favorite nutritional philosophies/authors (i.e. The China Study, Dr. Furhman, etc) and takes nutrition/health to a whole new level. Most importantly, eating as he recommends has made a huge difference in how this pregnancy has gone. It has turned this around from my worst pregnancy to my best third trimester ever.
Purghy
This is the Bible of nutrition and health. It's not just a diet, no way! It's a book about our genetic information regardind food. Simple. And dr. Graham reminds us that we are Humans. Unfortunately, we tend to complicate things waaaay too much and we become sick because we use the wrong fuel.
Ana Domingos
Um livro bastante informativo no que toca à alimentação, informando-nos acerca daquilo que realmente estamos a comer. Penso que se trata de uma fonte credível para quem está interessado em saber mais sobre os vários constituintes dos alimentos (por exemplo, o facto de ingerirmos enormes quantidades de gordura em alimentos que não classificaríamos de todo "gordos" ou "pouco saudáveis"), aborda os diferentes tipos de dietas (com maior ou menor percentagem de gordura, hidratos de carbono e proteína...more
Dawn
80% carbs (mostly fruit) 10% protein (vegan) 10% fat (vegan). I truly believe if we ate 80% fruit and veggies (organic) 10% protein (vegan) and 10% fat (vegan), we would be free from disease and enjoy energy and glowing health well over 100 years old. This plan makes health, optimal weight, and anti-aging easy peasy. Our fangs (cuspids) are dull for chopping and chewing fruits and vegetables. They are not sharp enough to rip open the carcass of a live animal (if you don't believe me, try it for...more
Amanda
I have to admit. I've had doubts about this book. Although I still need to cross reference I think it is valid.

I've been giving this a try for about 2 weeks now and I'm noticing huge changes. I have so much energy I don't know what to do with it. Before I suffered from fatigue , I couldn't cope with completing everyday tasks because I was just too tired. Now I'm getting everything done that needs doing and more!

I have gained 5 pounds though. I'm unsure if its because I was dehydrated but feelin...more
Larry
For years as low-fat, whole foods, plant based, starch centered vegan I had a very negative opinion of the raw foods movement. Firstly, I thought the superstars of the plant-based movement had pretty much wrapped up the scientific arguments about how our diets must be based on starch and historically have been based on starch. Secondly, I thought that people who go out of their way to dehydrate their own crackers and other things to avoid cooking were, basically, nuts. For one thing, everyone kn...more
Monica
The 80/10/10 diet is a raw vegan diet where you eat 80% carbs and 10% fat & protein. In order to get enough calories to sustain your life, you need to eat .. a lot. As in .. not one banana for breakfast, but 12 bananas for breakfast. The quantity of food needed to sustain this type of diet is ridiculous.

I do think the concept of this diet is interesting and I do believe that we should eat a more plant based diet; however, the author lumps everyone into one category - Vegans. We are not supp...more
Wandoo Ityavyar
As you might have guessed 80/10/10 refers to the calonutrient ratio that is Carbohydrate, protein and fat respectively. Doug Graham propagates a regimen of whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruit and vegetables as the most optimal food for human consumption. If the Garden of Eden is any indication of how the creator intended for us eat, then by that alone 80/10/10 gains some credibility.
People have different paths of entrance so to speak into the raw food world. 3 years ago I found myself at my...more
James Williams
this book has taught me a lot that I had never known about some of the causes that led to me being diagnosed as type II non-insulin-dep diabetic in 2006. I have since changed the structure and content of my diet, though I do not adhere to his strict frugivore diet. I am not yet a vegetarian, but do lean in my life largely toward eating living foods as often as possible, for the vitality they provide me.
Kevin G G Simon
May 02, 2012 Kevin G G Simon marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Anyone who like extremes
Recommended to Kevin G G by: No one I just kept seeing the title.
I tried following the program but my weight steadily climbed. This way of eating is just not for me. I like a nice balance of both fruit and vegetables. I have adopted low fat/ high carb from the plan and added it to my current raw vegan meal planning.
Rachelle Fleming
This book made my transition to low fat raw vegan smooth and gratifying. It builds up a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of why eating this way is so important. This foundation helps me continue eating this way.
Ann Samford
Douglas Graham is recommending a raw fruit based diet. He includes the fruit vegetables (squash, tomatoes etc.) and the leafy greens in his diet. I like his emphasis on fresh fruit and feel much better about those days I eat 5 or 6 peaches and a whole container of blueberries and want to eat more fruit. I thought I was binge eating. I am happy to find a book that says this kind of eating is healthy and appropriate and we should eat more meals like that. I'm not ready to go to the kind of raw foo...more
Lesley
I first found out about the high carb low fat raw vegan diet on YouTube 2 months ago, and since then it's been a whirlwind of information. I wish I could scream this information from the rooftops because I believe in this message so much. It seems a little daunting when you first start out on this journey, mostly because everything you think you know about health, diet, the industry's need to make money through false advertising is a LIE. Flooding your body with high water fruits and leafy green...more
Matthew Hinea
introduction & comprehensive guide to raw veganism. when i started reading this i didn't know what raw veganism was, other than that it probably entailed eating uncooked vegan foods. halfway through reading this book i started on a 'raw vegan diet.'

if everyone i have ever met were assembled into one 'average person' (that is, if someone existed that was simply an amalgamation of all the people I have ever known), and that composite person asked me what one book they should read before any ot...more
Chanel11
I have now been a mostly raw (occasional high carb cooked meal like rice or potatoes) 801010er since I read this book. All of my digestive issues cleared up, I no longer have severe menstrual bleeding or any PMS pain whatsoever and I find it so easy to eat this way now. I'm not going to lie, it took around 4weeks before I actually enjoyed eating this way, coming from a gourmet vegetarian style of eating it extremely hard to let go of old eating habits and mindset. But now I wouldn't go back - I...more
Annalie
Interesting book. I was receptive to the recommended low-fat/raw/vegan diet because I've researched it...but I don't know if I would have have been totally convinced otherwise. Graham tells you things are true without backing it up enough. There are references to The China Study and other research studies, but they weren't utilized very well.

That said, I give it 4 stars because I totally agree with the diet. It will be difficult to do, even though I love raw foods. I've done bouts of raw before...more
Fabrizio Poli
This is a great book for anyone that wants a healthy lifestyle! Diets really do not work, you need to change the way you eat into a healthy one. First and foremost Dr Graham is a living example of his work, he is very fit & healthy. Many high performance athletes follow his "Health System".

The book offers great advice, explains the why of things and offers some great healthy recipes and meal plans.
I don't buy all what he says but most of it.
Alison
Fascinating - read this book if you care at all about nutrition and health!

I'd say that the premise is that our cells run primarily on sugar/carbs, so carbs should be the majority of what we take in (80% of calories). Limit fat & protein to 10% (each); i.e., fat blocks insulin receptors and makes it difficult to keep our blood sugar levels in balance.

The take home point basically is to eat (in Dr. D's words) whole, ripe, raw, organic, plants; high carb/low fat & get enough sleep/exercis...more
Christine
After a year and a half vegan (raised eating meat and processed foods) this book completely blew my mind all over again. So many new ideas on how our body processes food! I am so glad I found this book!! My body and mind feel 110% on a high-carb, low-fat, mostly-raw diet! Phew! What a mouthful!
Xanthi
There is a lot in this book that makes sense. It is the kind of book that you need to read and then take time afterwards, to mull over. I know people who follow this way of living and I do know it is very challenging, even for vegans. However, there is a middle ground called 'RawTill4' which I am now investigating and seriously considering trying.
But back to this book - For non Americans, the use of pounds is a bit confusing - and this weight measurement is used a lot throughout this book.
It is...more
Daniel Paduck
Awesome book. Would definitely recommend this book. Like Dr. Graham said, this is the 'brass ring' that one might have been looking for to put all of the pieces together.
Cassandra
Great book! Lots of helpful information about raw food and the diet itself. It really helps in understanding why raw food is the best for you and why low fat is optimal.
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