Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
I think it's important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture to avoid the anxiety and stress of focusing on small details like calories and whole vs blended, etc. 80/10/10 is a fantastic resource, but there's also the starch solution, forks over knives, engine 2, pcrm, dean ornish, terry shintani, nathan pritikin, etc.
The main message is simple:
keep it plants
keep it whole
eat til full
along with proper hydration, rest, and exercise.
This whole micro-managing, control-obsessed attitude is just not helpful. Who cares if you have smoothies. Who cares if you eat fruit after cooked starches. Who cares if you juice your greens. Just listen to your body and do what works for you. The raw food movement has instilled this borderline fear of not abiding by all of it's rules. And recently Freelee and DR have been trying to steer people away from this rules and fears mentality and touted the message of staying carbed up, plain and simple. They used to be a lot more stringent, but they have learned for themselves not to be so focused on controlling every aspect of their diet and are now sharing this new, liberating approach to health. Focus on their more recent videos