Archives for: September 2005, 17
We have been friends with another couple for more than 13 years. Our sons met when they were in elementary school. We share the same values as well as many of the same interests. Over the years we have often gotten together on Friday nights for pizza and a movie. Because we share a love of travel, many times we get together to relive each other's adventures.
We have our pictures back from our vacation, and they are arranged in a nice presentation. My husband called our friends and invited them over for last night, and I heard with horror as he said, "We'll buy the pizza." I know it's tradition - but after nearly two and a half years on the BTD, I wish we could change the tradition.
Yesterday afternoon my daughter said, "What are you going to do?" I told her I was going to fix a big vegetable tray. Also right before they arrived I was going to eat a normal helping of meat. Then for dinner I would have lots of vegetables and two small pieces of pizza.
That is what I did. I was a gracious hostess. We enjoyed our meal, and had a wonderful time talking about traveling in the Southwest.
Then as we were saying our goodbyes I found myself thinking, "I'll have another piece of pizza while I clean up the kitchen." Wait a minute - where did that thought come from? A few minutes later, my mind wandered and I wondered if we had any cookies in the house. Hold On!! I haven't had a wheat craving in months.
That's exactly what it was. I don't understand why, but when we type Os get a little wheat we wand more and more and MORE. I knew that if I caved in, and had another bite of wheat that it would not be enough. I also knew that if I ate something else (even something beneficial) that it wouldn't satisfy the craving. I would still want wheat. I resolved to eat nothing else last night. Water only. I stayed true to myself, and I am fine this morning.
If you are new to the Blood Type Diet, you will read pros and cons about going cold turkey or easing into this lifestyle. Either way will work - except for wheat. A type O doesn't ease out of wheat. Eventually you have to stop.
Even after you have been on the BTD for a long time, you must keep your guard up. You will find yourself in situations where wheat is unavoidable. Expect that after a little wheat you will want more. The good news that if you resist, it doesn't take long for the cravings to go away.
Psalm 107: 31 Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Be thankful today for the food that the Lord provides and for the knowledge of what food will bring you good health.