Today I didn't want to eat meat. I'm up against a wall where I've become tired of it already. The salmon yesterday was a nice change, and I ate as much as I could of the rest of it for breakfast. Maybe I should freeze my leftovers instead of eating them the next day, that way I won't grow tired of everything. It could just be a temporary hurdle, though. I've also been craving milk. Rice milk tastes better than I remember it, so I had a little of that. It's pretty good mixed with pineapple/papaya juice, in small amounts. I ate a little more fruit, to lighten everything up, and the usual vegetables. I just need to figure out how to mix things up a bit. Maybe if I turn my leftovers into other dishes, like omelets, or add some spices or peppers to it. I'll try a few things. Of course, I'm all out of leftovers now, so I need to cook some more. I bought some organic stew meat, and some turnips, beets, beet greens, carrots, etc. I'll see what kind of stew I end up with tomorrow. I'm hoping a larger variety of vegetables will help. Now that I think about it I'm craving an artichoke...any good artichoke recipes out there? I'll search the recipe database now that it's working again.
I'm happy, I ate dinner an hour ago and my stomach feels great. I'd usually be burping by now. I took some DGL Licorice and drank sparkling water 15-20 minutes before eating. Then I ate some nice salmon. (I can't find wild salmon yet, but I found some Norwegian that doesn't have antibiotics, hormones or color added, it probably still has some extra contaminates, but I don't eat fish very often and will find wild stuff before my next fish meal).
It's so smoggy here the last few days, I can't wait until it clears out. That's the worst thing about winters here. I have to stay indoors, and even then, it makes me cough a little. At least we have a good humidifier.
I'm not having to nap as often or as long as I used to. That's great, since I need all the time and energy I can get for my son and my work. Today my son didn't get a bottle, he got a cup, so no more bottles for him. I've almost forgotten why I weaned him from breastmilk to a bottle, that just means we had to go through it twice (it was because he was a barracuda but I wanted him to keep drinking lots of formula because he's so small). I was worried that the bottle wasn't good for his ears even though I kept his head elevated while he drank from it. Soy baby formula has coconut oil in it, I hope that's okay, I don't suppose that babies have to watch their cholesterol. He only wants Soymilk Silk Nog from a cup, but I'm gradually diluting it with formula to increase the fat, lower the sugar, and to prepare for the day that our supply of silk nog runs out.
I still eagerly await the ARA so I can start supplementing his immunity a bit more. He's on antibiotics now, and the best dairy free probiotic I could find in these parts. He seems to be feeling better, talking more, and progressing on his walking. He's always been so healthy, I'm optimistic that we can get past the ear infection problem.
While you may think you could never give up that favorite food, wheat for O's, chicken for B's, red meat for A's, etc. Ask yourself this, Can I give it up for a week or two? I think anyone can give up a favorite food for a week or two. Then, after that, go ahead, taste it again. See if you still love it, or if it's just not worth eating. In my case anyway, with wheat, a week or two was all it took. Wheat was doing bad things to me, it made me irritable, tired, achy, depressed, gave me stomachaches of all varieties, contributed to chronic inflammation problems, I could go on..
While the "authorities" chant that there are no bad foods, only bad diets, I'd have to agree with Dr. D'Adamo, there there are bad fits between a person's biochemistry and certain foods. Of course, I think there are some bad foods too. I'm exercising my freedom of speech, There Are Bad Foods! Am I famous enough to get a veggie libel suit against me? no, but I won't name too many particulars just in case :-) (Funny that they call it veggie libel, when most criticisms aren't directed at real veggies.)
I'm still having some pangs for dairy, I always loved the stuff. But every day without it, is a day further from the memory, or a day closer to cheating and finding out, as I always do, that Blood Type Theory really has something to it, it really applies to me. It isn't a diet that works for some, but not me, or that works for me until I cheat a few times. It works for me, myself, and the benefits don't suddenly evaporate when I get off track.
Good diet day today, free-range meatloaf any-O-ne? Now I'm picturing little squares of meatloaf growing in a field of tall grass, it must be time to get some rest. It was a very happy meatloaf...
Today I invited my family and friends to visit my blog, I figure it's an unobtrusive way to broadcast how great I think the blood type diet is. And, the more people checking in on me, the more I'll have to stick with it... Welcome!
Of course, by no means am I the most interesting thing on the site... it's very information-dense. They have a section on supplements that I've been absorbing today:
particularly the article on ARA6, a safe and effective immune-balancing fiber, and the article on Catechol, a type of antidepressant/stress formula. I've taken both of them in the past with good results.
Diet went pretty well today, I had a nice meal at a relative's that didn't break my diet. I'm slightly less compliant when eating out or at friends/relatives, I try not to stress about it. I did have two bites of dessert, but nothing like what I used to eat, because I'm not as hungry for unhealthy foods anymore. Bananas taste better than they ever have before (I usually can't finish a whole banana). I didn't eat much for lunch because my son decided he loved the chicken I was going to eat, and I let him have a big portion of it. He needs it more than I do, of course, as he's small for his age. I'm happy to find anything he'll eat. He's never really been interested in food.
Today was not so good, diet wise. My silly little boy would not take his noon nap until 5 pm and all my grand naptime schemes went out the window. I usually eat lunch and get dinner started while he naps. I kept thinking he was about to fall asleep, so I kept putting off lunch until, before I knew it, it was almost dinnertime. Not a good idea to skip lunch. Then of course, my dinner was not what I had hoped to prepare. I found some chicken sausages in the freezer and heated up two of those, then had another bowl of blueberries, this time with a sprinkling of puffed rice. That tasted better than I thought it would, no milk of any kind necessary, as long as you have a bunch of juicy blueberries. I'd planned to slow cook a beef brisket...maybe tomorrow.
The good thing is that I found some of Dr. D'Adamo's books that I'd misplaced. The BTD Encyclopedia and Cook Right. I'm so looking forward to studying them again.
I'm thinking herb garden again, too. I don't have much yard space, but I plan to make the most of it, maybe I'll set up a couple window boxes as well. I am NOT a green thumb, but I've been remembering to feed my fish often enough, so maybe I can remember to weed and water some herbs too.
Not as hungry today. That's convenient since I haven't had much time to cook or eat! Now I get to sleep. Tomorrow I'll figure out what to do with some free-range ground beef and the beef brisket.