View Full Version : Who follows the 811 diet?
03-04-2006, 09:51 PM
I am curious if you can be successful at this? Thanks for any info!
03-04-2006, 10:07 PM
What is 811 diet - percentage of carbohydrates to fat and protein?
03-04-2006, 10:33 PM
Yes! What Dr. Graham teaches?
8-1-1 Raw works for me and I feel much better on it, although I seem to be in the minority.
03-05-2006, 03:08 AM
Where do you get the guidelines for the 8-1-1 diet of Dr. Graham's?
Divaitalia : :cool:
03-05-2006, 06:34 AM
03-05-2006, 07:57 AM
Can someone familiar with this diet or rather ratio of fat protien and carbs post a sample menu?
This sounds really interesting to me.
The website is really calorie based. I do not count calories on raw.... so, in order for me to follow this.... I was just wondering what a typical daily menu would look like.
03-05-2006, 08:30 AM
I do now too. I feel so much better on his program than the higher amounts of fat. My digestion just can't handle it.
I have never heard Dr. Graham get much into calorie counting except to make sure that you get enough food. That is what he is always stressing.
A typical day is to eat fruit all day until dinner. Then you have a huge salad with a small amount of fats. I also have more fruit with my dinner.
I really love eating this way. It is so simple. He says you shouldn't be spending more than 5 minutes per day preparing your food. It has freed up a bunch of my time.
03-05-2006, 09:22 AM
I read his article-that sounds really interesting. I've heard about it before, just never a "how to". I want to try it. But I LOVE my green smoothies in the morning-I'll probably stick to them. But MAN, I LOVE the idea of the utter simplicity of this way of eating. It just don't get simpler.
Does he count young coconut water as a fat, protein or carb, I wonder?
03-05-2006, 10:26 AM
That is my question too! I do not know if it has fat in it or if the water is ok with fruit...??? I would love it if it was ok. :D
As for the green smoothies, I have heard that there are those who still have green smoothies. I love green juice and would still keep that in my diet.
03-05-2006, 11:24 AM
Find alot of usefull information on Dr. Ds messageboard
811 is so simple and with alot of health-benefits.
My way :)
03-05-2006, 11:35 AM
Is there a book ?
03-05-2006, 12:08 PM
So far I know Dr Graham is working on a book just now.
CDs availble from the homepage.
You must read the basics under the FAQ.
Or download a free PDF from this link (look under FAQ)
03-05-2006, 06:20 PM
It is possible to be doing 811 without following Dr Graham. For example, I am one such an "unintentional " case. I once tested my ratios at fitday.com, and they were approximatelty 811 (this may vary, of course). I love fruit and so I eat it all day (mono, as I find it most satisfying way of eating). In the recent week, I've been eating sweet fruit only, and I quite enjoy it.
I guess that one can get to 811 ratios simply by eating sweet fruit all day, leaving greens till the evening, in the form of low-fat salads or greens mono (yes, you can eat them that way too).
I do not recommend this way of eating though, unless one is really ready for it, and loves fruit!
03-05-2006, 11:00 PM
Are fruits like cucumber and zuchinni considered fruit? Can you give me samples of how much fatty stuff makes 10 percent. Does he recommend oil in salads or not?Protein usually takes care of itself. What about fermented stuff?
03-05-2006, 11:53 PM
I follow a 8/1/1 like way of eating and it is by far the best way of eating I have found so far in terms of how great it makes me feel, how simple it is and how little cravings I have on it. It is amazing. When I was eating a higher fat raw diet with lots of recipes and spices my cravings for cooked food were horrible. Since I've been eating so simply I never have cravings. It's great. I usually eat a couple of large green smoothies a day in addition to lots of fruit throughout the day and a salad topped with orange juice blended with dates and a tomato a few times a week. In terms of fat I eat about an avocado (either plain or blended with orange juice for a salad dressing) a week. I really don't feel well when I eat nuts. I do think that eating a more complicated "gourmet" type diet is helpful for beginners transitioning to raw but that to achieve optimal health, simplifying one's diet a great deal is necessary.
Sharon in Colorado
03-06-2006, 09:24 AM
I feel great when on 811 as well. When I am not, I feel really draggy and tired. As long as I'm eating enough I never have a problem.
The message board is a great place to take your questions and comments: http://www.vegsource.com/talk/raw/index.html I have to use Mozilla as there are a ton of pop-ups on there.
03-08-2006, 11:26 PM
I have also been on 8/1/1 for the past 7 months now and I notice serious energy everyday from it! I love it...my body cannot handle all of that fat, and plus I love having my daily movements each day... I really feel energized and since I am in college it is sooo much more time effiecient and makes life sooo much easier... a quick day of eating looks like this for me:
HUGE HUGE SALAD w/ sesame tahini dressing w/ veggies, tomatoes, and cucumbers and some spices if I feel like it...
Again...this is the SIMPLIST day for me.... when I have a really busy day or whatever... I like smoothies too and I spice it up when I have friends who want to eat with me... but I love my lifestyle... so great...
Helen Of Tennessee
03-09-2006, 10:44 AM
I seem to do the best on 80/10/10rv. I feel so great on it, but the longest I could stick with it is 15 days then cooked foods slip back in. I have conquered many food groups and don't even touch them , like meat, dairy, etc, but I'm still struggling with grains.
I use fitday.com to see what my percentages are.
A day would look like this:
Watermelon - 3 cups or more
Smoothie - 20-32 oz
Apple or banana
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