Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lack of Menstrual Cycle on a 80/10/10 Diet

Question: "My period has stopped under LFRV diet".
I believe that it doesn't stop specifically because of the dietary part of the diet. But maybe due to other factors, such as athletic amenorrhea, because of active lifestyle that most LFRVs undertake.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Reflection

At first it might not make sense. But you really feel a difference after you have eliminated all the food/ have cleansed your body, then one day you (accidentally) introduce unhealthy food... It's that moment or the morning after that you realise how sluggish and bad it makes you feel. If you nourish your body with all the right things as nature intended, you will not crave high kj, low nutrient foods that your body doesn't want or need.  One of the light bulb moments in my life was when I encountered a demo counter for health science/ nursing at a territory education expo. I had an emotional epiphany of how disgustingly unhealthy consuming junk food can be. You really are what you eat. If you eat fruit and vegetable and all the good things, the nutrient shines through your skin and body. Don't wait until tomorrow, because 9/10 tomorrow never come. Make the change today.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

What I learnt from my first 3 days of trying to be 80/10/10 raw


  • Raw beetroot doesn't agree with me. But cooked ones are fine with me. Try beetroot and carrot soup or a beetroot quinoa salad.
  • The zucchini I  eat doesn't have to be organic.
  • Adding too much cinnamon to my raw marinara. Big eh-uh.
  • Spirulina is rich in B12, something that (raw) vegan/ vego often needs.
  • Spirulina smells, but tastes okay. If you really struggle, adding a banana helps.
  • Banana tastes the best when it's ripe. I'm talking about brown > yellow in ratio. Markets usually sell these babies cheaper because they are "overripe". A plus. To me they are perfectly sweet mushy goodness.
  • My bottle of chia seeds is bitter when eaten without soaking it.
  • Juicing is awesome, and so good for you.
  • If eating 100% raw doesn't work for you, try eating mono fruit meals during the day, and raw salad or steamed veggies for dinner.
  • Cut out the processed 'superfood's e.g. coconut water in a bottle, and use the real stuff instead e.g. extract the water from a young coconut.
  • Stay 80/10/10; use CRON-O-Meter to help you check your macronutrient intakes... but a whole durian can be an occasional treat
  • If you having a dates-galore day, remember to drink lots of water.
  • Going raw, doesn't have to be an overnight mission. Take as long as you need and don't be so harsh on yourself.
  • Staying active is important.
  • Smoothie love spreading is welcomed.
  • I still enjoy my carrot and celery sticks ;)
  • Dried white mulberries are my white chocolate, my maple syrup and my candy <3