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My increase in exercise has really increased my appetite. The second night of my new routine left me having massive Carb cravings. I tried to counteract it with more protein, and that helped, but it was too little too late, and I had a little of my son's A-friendly cereal. I survived that better than I expected, but still feel a little achy. Now I've increased my meat portions by half (or just as much as I can eat), and I'm trying to increase my vegetable portions by more than double, but that's a challenge for me. I tried kale for the first time, but forgot to keep track of the cooking time, so I don't know if they were undercooked or overcooked, they were pretty chewy, but palatable. I always like greens best in soups, so I'll try that out sometime. I have some baby carrots to munch on next time a carb attack hits.
Until I get my protein and veggies worked out, I've increased the amount of juice I drink (all beneficial juices) just to keep me away from any avoids. I splurged on a $3 little bottle of pomegranate juice, since pomegranates are beneficial for O non-secretors, and I wanted a treat. It's potent stuff, www.pomwonderful.com reminds me a little bit of noni juice, but better. It says on the label that it has more antioxidant power than red wine and blueberry juice. Flavor-wise, a little goes a long way, and it's great mixed with plenty of sparkiling water. I'm big on antioxidants these days, most of the fruit I eat is the darkly pigmented beneficials like blueberries and plums.
My body told me to take an extra rest day from the jogging today. I still got a good workout in... pushing the stroller up a couple of the biggest hills I could find for 30 minutes. I may need to do another ab session tonight though, it just feels like I need to do a little more than I have. I didn't get much sleep last night, and it's really throwing me off. I went to the library to try some other exercise videos, decided I better try it before I buy it.
I'd like to welcome the newest blogger, Dr. D'Adamo! Yup, he's up above where the As I See It column used to be. He's already made 3 entries in the last 24 hours... that's a tough act to keep up with!