Friday, January 4, 2013

First Day on 80/10/10 and more L.O. Bailey

Yesterday was our first day on The 80/10/10 Diet.  The book The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas N. Graham has a chapter of sample menu plans.  There is a week of menus for each of the four seasons.

I went through the winter menu plan and made a grocery list for the entire week.  Travis and I went to Walmart and purchased enough for both of us to eat according to the plan.  Walmart did not have enough papayas or persimmons, so I'll have to check Kroger when I go to town.  We didn't get enough oranges and I totally forgot the fennel.  Other than that our grocery bill was $100.27.  Allowing for the things we failed to get the cost to eat this way is about $55-60 per adult person for a week.  I think that is awesome!
This is our cart full of one week's worth of groceries for two on 80/10/10.

The amount of food you eat is tremendous.  Travis resisted eating so much at first, but I think he will catch on.  The calories are important for energy.  Yesterday's menu totaled up to 2072 calories, 31 grams of protein, and 27 grams of fat.

The food was delicious and refreshing.  To make it even better, I weighed 1.6 lbs less this morning than I did yesterday morning.  My energy level is high this morning, too.

Travis and I have not eaten breakfast regularly for a long time, but 80/10/10 has breakfast in the plan.  Since I am going to follow the plan this year, I will have the breakfast.

Breakfast was Banana Milk.  I love this recipe.  Blend 2 lbs of bananas (that's a Vitamix container full...about 8 medium bananas) with water to make a shake.  That's a serving for one person.  It made a quart jar plus a tall glass full.

Lunch called for two lbs. of persimmons.  Walmart did not have any persimmons.  We already had two persimmons at the house that we picked up at Kroger, so we each had a persimmon and three apples for lunch.
Lunch - I could only eat three of the apples.

Dinner was a three-course meal.  We had a tall glass of Orange Papaya Smoothie, a bowl of Orange Verde Soup, and a large Orange-Walnut Salad.

The salad portion per person is huge.  Travis did a double-take when I handed him a large wooden salad bowl and told him that was all his.  I had my own large salad bowl to eat.

Here are the recipes from the 80/10/10 Diet:

Orange-Papaya Smoothie:  1/2 medium papaya and 8 oz. fresh orange juice.  Blend.  Serves 1

Orange-Verde Soup:  8 oz. Romaine lettuce and 8 oz. of oranges (2 oranges).  Blend the lettuce and 3/4 of the oranges in the blender to make a soup.  Chop up the remaining orange segments and sprinkle on top of the soup.  Serves 1.

Orange-Walnut Salad:  8 oz. romaine lettuce, 4 oz. orange (1 orange), 1 oz. walnuts.  Chop the lettuce up into a bowl.  Peel the orange and cut into small pieces.  Place the orange in a separate bowl and mix with the chopped walnuts.  Stir and pour over the lettuce.  Serves 1.

Hunger will not be an issue with this way of eating.  I can hardly wait for breakfast to try the citrus salad coming up next.


It's interesting how Leslie Owen Bailey became interested enough in Natural Hygiene that he made it the focus of his philanthropic work with the Hopewood children.

As a child he ate the standard children's diet which included white bread, boiled milk, sugar, jams, and meat.  His teeth and tonsils became infected.  He suffered from adenoids, earache, whooping cough, appendicitis, and the usual childhood diseases.

As he grew older he became chronically ill with respiratory and digestive problems.  By the time he was forty hears old his health had completely broken down.  He could not stand very long at a time.  He had sciatica and arthritis.  He completely lost the use of his left shoulder.  At this time he was still eating the conventional diet of foods such as cereal, steak, fried vegetables, white bread, fried fish, whipped potatoes, roasted meats, sweet puddings, scones, cakes and other desserts, tea, and coffee.

This diet was a burden on his digestive system.  He had surgery eight different times, including the removal of his appendix, tonsils, and adenoids.  He did not expect to live beyond the age of 50.  (He actually lived to be 74.)  To be cont'd.

To health and happiness.


  1. Wow! That is a LOT of food. I wish you success in you new diet plan.

  2. Thank you Amay. I am still working on how to best make this plan work for me.