80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham
Taking care of your health is one of the most important things that you can do in maintaining a good quality of life. There will be a lot of factors and influences that can affect your environment, but at the end of the day, your chosen lifestyle will still matter on how you live your life.
Dr. Douglas Graham, who is an athlete, raw foodie and an author introduces the 80/10/10 diet that became very popular among athletes as well as to those who want to have a healthy life. This diet is said to have 80% of the calories that you eat are from carbohydrates, the 10% of the calories are from the protein and the other 10% if from the healthy fats.
History or Origin of 80-10-10 Diet
People may have questions in their minds such as how did 80/10/10 started? Or what are the factors that made this diet possible? In 2006, Dr. Douglas Graham, who is the author of the book, The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing your health, your weight, and your life one luscious bite at a time, made this diet for those people who are in the goal of having a healthy lifestyle and to those who strives to achieve their desired weight. Nowadays, people don’t get the reliable information on how to observe a proper diet and end up being obese and unhealthy. Some already tried a lot of types of diet and failed to achieve their goal because they are not really aware on how to properly make their diet right. The 80/10/10 diet shows how to distinguish the needed food intake that a person need.
What are the benefits of 80/10/10 diet?
There are diets that emphasizes low carbohydrate intake but the 80/10/10 diet encourages people to take a large amount of carbohydrates in their diet. The diet plan that Dr. Douglas Graham created is a low fat and plant based raw food diet which will make you eat a large amount of fruit. Fruits will be a big factor in this diet because a big amount of the carbohydrate will be taken from the fruit intake. Making fruits and vegetable part of your meal is one of the habits that 80/10/10 diet would like you to consider as this will lead to a healthier life. Eating a large amount of fruits and vegetables will take you away from the risk of having heart attacks, cases of cancer, reduced of having kidney stones as well as having osteoporosis.
Who are the most popular promoters of 80/10/10 diet in the US?
Many are now taking the 80/10/10 diet and they are very happy with the results that they are experiencing, but who are the popular promoters of this diet? Josh Fossgreen, who is a bassist and bass guitar teacher from San Francisco Area promotes eating raw and has been vegan for years now. He is more than happy of the results that he got from this diet which changed not just his physical appearance but also his mental capabilities as he became more aware of what food should he eat and not just being obsessed of eating food that his body doesn’t need. He became more artistic and creative of making his own music when he changed his eating lifestyle. Another promoter of this diet is T. Colin Campbell who is the author of The China Study and Forks over knives is sharing to everyone that the 80/10/10 diet is an excellent diet that should be encouraged.
Precautions and Warnings in taking 80/10/10 diet
Some are still in doubt if this diet will really work for them, but for some, this diet is the perfect solution for their weight and eating problems. This diet may have a variety of advantages but there are also some disadvantages that can be named in taking this diet.
- This diet is very low in fat. There can be a percentage of fat but it might not be enough. Fats are the source of food energy which helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar from the food that you take
- This diet is very high in sugar because you eat a lot of fruits most of the time.
- This diet can also make you be in risk of insufficient nutrients because this diet will not let you eat a variety of meat, fish or dairy products.
- This diet is also low in protein which helps you in building muscles.
Have you ever tested this diet or do you know someone who has tested it? If yes, did it work for you or anyone you know?