Archives for: May 2008, 09
Whew, with dual credit finals over, my Darling Daughter and I took a day off from school to register her for her college classes. She has a summer job, so this will be the last time she visits campus until she moves into the dorm in August.
We listened to CDs as we drove. She was driving and I was dozing. Through the brain fog, I heard the words, “Everything I love is killing me.” I woke up and asked her to play the song again. It was an Alan Jackson song about a man giving up his favorite things – coffee, liquor, and cigarettes – because they are causing him bodily harm.
DD and I started to laugh – it could be the BTD song. We started to sing the chorus substituting BTD/GTD avoid foods. Ice cream and catfish were two that rhymed particularly well.
Seriously, I have known several people who abandoned the BTD because they could not give up certain avoids. When I talk to Type Os, they often look at me incredulously and ask what I eat if I don’t eat wheat. I need to sing them a chorus of this song. Sure I loved wheat, but while the pain in my stomach might not have been killing me, it hurt! I know several Type As who couldn’t make themselves give up chicken fried steak. If the beef wasn’t bad enough for you, the deep-fried will certainly finish you off.
Popular, processed foods combined with foods that are avoid for your Type really are killing you. We need to find new loves. The best place to start looking is not in a Honky Tonk, but on the beneficial food lists.