Good luck with your new diet Bruce.  I'm also doing the experiment with you!

My food normally breakfast consists of some fruit (grapefruit or berries), raw vegetables (red bell peppers, celery, kale) and some raw eggs from pastured chickens for breakfast.  Lunch and dinner usually end up getting combined into one meal not because a nutritional reason but because I don't make time to eat 3 times a day.  Instead I'll graze on raw vegetables such as kale, broccoli, bell peppers, kai-lan, bok choy, cabbage, or any vegetable in the Green-Green or Green section of the Savannah Diet.  My last meal is usually something my wife and I eat together such as fish, chicken, bison or a large salad.  I'll often end up eating some more fruit for dessert but I'm trying to break that habit, because I think eating more sugar just before bed is NOT a good idea.

Like Bruce, I'm not eating any grain, beef, pig, bean or dairy products.  I am also trying to avoid processed nuts and dried fruit.  I often have to turn down very tasty food that my wife makes such as corn casserole, shredded cheese on my food, virtually any desert (except fruit), non conforming fruit such as ripe bananas and anything made with soy.

One thing that surprised me, since being on the diet, is that I really like almost all raw vegetables.  I can eat almost all of them without any processing or flavoring at all.  My favorites are red bell peppers (very tasty), kale (lots of roughage and filling), red cabbage (rubbery texture, good taste), broccoli (better with salad dressing but can be eaten raw), celery (often mildly sweet), bok choy (smooth taste) and kai-lan (sweet stems).

Another habit that has made the diet more enjoyable is buying fish whole (cleaned, guts removed), cooking the fish whole, and eating the entire fish.  This is a common way to eat fish by many Asian cultures, but many Americans will find eating the whole fish gross.  I find it delicious!  Although, I admit, that I can easily over indulge in the fish.  Just the other day we (my wife and I) cooked a sheepshead fish, probably about 2 or 3 pounds in weight.  My wife ate like a normal person eating about 1 fillet, so of course I at the rest, 3 fillets and fish head, which was probably about 2 pounds of fish.  I think that is probably too much fish to eat at one sitting, although I felt OK besides from being very full.

Speaking of over eating, I have also noticed that my last meal is as often too large.  I have been eating too much for dinner since before starting the Savanna Diet and it is still not a good idea.  When I eat too much fruits and vegetables, I'll often feel very gassy the next day and a bit lethargic.  I think it just the quantity of food and not any particular food that I'm eating, but I'm still observing.  Maybe after my body is use to the amount of  fiber I am eating, this won't happen as much, but I wouldn't be surprised if I just need to spread my meals out throughout the day, like a typical hunter and gatherer probably would have done.

All-in-all I love the diet and I think it will be the diet I keep for the rest of my life.  We shall see.  I completely recommend this diet to anyone and everyone.  Of course, do your own research and talk to your nutritionist or medical person.

On a side note, I have seen that some others in the tech industry have been picking up on the Savannah Diet.  One in particular is Steve Gibson, who does the Security Now podcast.  He has done a podcast where he talks favorably about the Savannah Diet and how he has also changed his diet.

There is also great information about the diet from the author of the book Deadly Harvest over at Geoff Bond's website:  There you can buy a cookbook written by his wife who has come up with some wonderful recipes based on the Savannah Diet.  The cookbook is called Healthy Harvest.  My wife likes Healthy Harvest much better than Deadly Harvest.  I think she likes the practicality of the cookbook.  I like the theory of Deadly Harvest, and I'm too lazy to cook many meals.  Also, you can sign up for Geoff Bonds monthly newsletter which is filled with interesting nutritional ideas and news.
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