Anyway, when you posted that link to the Pam Boteler interview on the Foodnsport site, it totally opened my eyes. Finally I got a clue. I ordered Dr. Graham's book right away and have been reading about the 80/10/10 diet and have learned SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!
It is especially interesting considering I thought of myself as a nutrition "expert" and health nut and thought I had all the answers. HA. Now that I am reading Dr. Graham's book, it is shedding light on all of the myths that I took as truth, and which were tripping me up on the raw food journey!
So in the last week I have been eating tons of fruit and feeling INCREDIBLE. I am just amazed and delighted at this discovery. I am finding that I am not accustomed to eating THAT much in one sitting yet, so I still come up a little short and have to eat many many smaller meals during the day or else I crave unhealthy stuff, but at least I know that the source of that problem is just that I didn't eat enough fruit. So I am in the process of getting my stomach used to eating SO MUCH at one time. But digestively, I have never felt better in my life. Ever. EVER EVER.
Yesterday I did a cross country ski race, and I used this as a test. By comparison, I had gone downhill skiing a couple of weeks ago, on my previous high-fat raw diet, and was so discouraged because I just ran out of energy and felt drained at the end of the afternoon, even though I used to feel just fine when I was eating cooked food and skiing.
Anyway, yesterday I was cross country skiing and fueled totally by fruit and bananas :) and I got such a huge energy burst, I have never skied so fast in my life and it just felt almost effortless! I was grinning the whole way. I finished strong and ate more bananas afterwards and was so excited to discover through personal experience that fruit is, in fact, the perfect food for athletes.
I'd love to post more personal stories of how fruit has improved your health and performance, even if your sport is full-time mothering, like mine! :) Send me a comment if you have a story to share, or if you have a fruity blog I can add to my sidebar list.