My 80/10/10 Trial Update

I thought I would have a harder time following the 80/10/10 Diet for the week, however it really wasn’t difficult for me at all.  That being said, I did not follow Dr. Graham’s diet 100% since I did allow myself to eat fat-free cocoa powder, cinnamon, corn, yams and sweet potatoes.

My big take-away from the diet trial was that my body really thrived without grains.  Prior to this 80/10/10 Diet trial I had been experiencing some intestinal bloating and discomfort for a while and I have to say that I had NONE during the 80/10/10 trial.  I have to conclude that my body does not like grains.

I recently became quite attached to my stevia packets and decaf coffee and was looking forward to the trial to see if I could curtail those cravings.  I am happy to report that the diet trial accomplished just that.  While I have had coffee since then, It is now down to about once a week as a treat and my stevia consumption is way down as well.  While I do not think there is anything wrong with stevia per se, I don’t think it is good to have too much of a good thing either.

An observation I made during the trial was that my athletic performance did increase.  While I tend to be pretty strong and adept at pilates plus, there are a few moves that have proven to be difficult for me and at the end of the 80/10/10 week I was able to do some of those moves…I was shocked!  I also went on a run (something I haven’t done for months) on day 7 of the diet trial, and it was easy…so easy that I went twice as far as I originally planned on going.

As for the numbers, at the end of the week I was down 2.5 pounds (something I wasn’t trying to achieve) and also down 1% body fat.

All in all I felt great while eating my modified version of the 80/10/10 Diet.  I plan on continuing to live grain-free, but will continue to consume corn (some people consider that a grain), yams, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and legumes.


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5 responses to “My 80/10/10 Trial Update

  1. I’m so glad theresults were positive for you! Especially intrigued by the increased stamina/fitness component and no bloating 😉

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  2. Wow–your results were amazing! After just 1 week? That is really impressive. I haven’t read the book, but I do know the basic principals. Why isn’t cinnamon allowed, though? What is his rational behind that?


    • Hi Courtney! I just found this on the FAQ page for 80/10/10:

      “What about spices like garlic, onion, curry, cumin, cayenne, chile powder, and oregano?
      We have a saying in the raw community about this: “If you can’t make a meal of it, it is suspect at best. ‘So, can you eat a bowl of cumin? Of course not. These spices are referred to as ‘excito-toxins,’ in that they stimulate and excite our taste buds, but deliver no nutritional benefit. In most cases they act as an irritant and cause the body to produce mucous to protect itself from them. In other cases, they disguise the bland or noxious taste of cooked foods to seduce us into consuming foods that would not attract us on their own. Cooked pasta and rice without seasonings, are bland and virtually inedible. Finally, like salt, the spices skew our taste buds away from appreciating the natural taste of fruits and vegetables on their own. The same holds true for condiments such as mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise.”


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