Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime athlete and raw fooder since 1978. He has written several books on raw food and health, including The 80/10/10 Diet and Nutrition and Athletic Performance, and is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern raw movement. His website is FoodnSport.com.
Brian’s note: I began 10 sentences with targeted words, presented in boldface below, that serve as conversation starters and asked Dr. Graham to complete the thoughts in this condensed “interview.”
80/10/10 is more than just a diet book; it is a successful way of eating and living that most people choose to embrace for life.
The part of 80/10/10 I find most appealing is its simplicity. Nature makes delicious food, and all we have to do is eat it.
Bringing 80/10/10 to the mainstream is, I believe, relatively easy. Practically everyone is looking to lose weight, gain energy and improve their health. 811 makes all of that quite possible.
When trying to find a solution, the most important thing is to clearly define the problem. The solution will almost always be the simplest of the simple options.
I can see the day coming when 811 raw veganism is no longer a hot topic of conversation but rather is so widely accepted that most people just follow the program automatically.
What’s changed the most in me from eating raw foods since the late 1970s is not the biggest issue. I believe what’s really important is how much I’ve managed to remain the same—and improve myself—since then. Most people experience major performance declines in all areas of life between the ages of 25 and 60. I believe that eating 811 raw has greatly contributed to my growth potential.
These days, I find myself more motivated than ever to help people improve their health, fitness and emotional wellness.
My favorite meal is always either the one that I just had, am having or am about to have. I enjoy living in the present.
I always appreciate an inspirational story, a funny joke, sincerity and peak performances.
I enjoy setting personal bests very much, and helping others set records is tremendously rewarding.