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I rarely blog about the technical or scientific aspects of the Blood Type Diet. It's not my area of expertise. I share with you my personal experience about how I make the diet work in my own family. I wanted to say that at the outset, because I'm sure there is a scientific explanation for what happened to me this weekend, but I don't know what it is. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will fill in the technical gap in a thread on the Forum.
My son is coming home for Thanksgiving, and I can hardly wait. Because his university is 400 miles away, we decided to spend Thanksgiving at our house this year. He will have enough time in the car, without immediately leaving on another road trip to visit grandparents. I hadn't seen my Mom and Dad since August, so my husband, daughter, and I went to visit them this past weekend.
My parents are very supportive of the Blood Type Diet because it has helped me get and stay off of GERC medication. My Dad has read "Eat Right for your Type." They don't follow the BTD rigorously, but they have implemented some of the broad principles. They know I don't drink milk or eat bread, and they know I eat very little grain*. But, as I wrote last time, the BTD can be complicated. They have a hard time keeping straight that rice is ok and corn is not.
I made it through the weekend without any dairy, except the neutral mozzarella cheese, and no wheat, except a bite of piecrust. However, my parents were able to get fresh oysters for dinner Saturday night. My Mom coats oysters in corn meal and fries them. They are fabulous, better than any restaurant's. Would I turn down my Mom's oysters for the BTD? No Way!! I enjoyed myself. I did not keep count!
If I eat wheat I gain 2-3 pounds and it takes 3-5 days for that weight gain to go away. I weighed this morning and I did not gain any weight over the weekend. I am not doubting that corn is an avoid. I'm sure that something reacted inside me when I ate all of those (delicious) corn meal coated oysters. But the visible impact is not as bad as with wheat.
What this probably means is that I will allow myself one serving of cornbread dressing (made from my Mom's recipe) while my son is home for Thanksgiving.
* No longer grain free. click here for more info
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