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Went out to lunch on Thursday of this week to an Italian (“lovers” of food) eatery ... my friends from work insisted we go so I went. I scanned the menu for about 10 minutes, as the person at the counter got annoyed because I was taking so long (finding something O friendly amongst all the pasta’s and pizzas is a hard thing to do!)…. I told her to help the next person. I finally settled for meatballs
with a side of mixed vegetables…I politely asked if the person behind the counter would
omit the cauliflower (one of my O avoids) from the assortment and she did. As I was leaving to go to my table…she blurted out….”your bread sir”…. no thanks…and the gentleman behind me asked if he could have it and I reluctantly said yes only because since I have been on the BTD diet, I’m starting
to be sensitive to what food I serve people or give away (Is this strange?). I joined my colleagues at their table and after a few minutes of small talk, commented…”I’ll bet that every one of you around 2pm…(it was now 12:30)…. will need to go a get some sort of brain stimulate...like coffee or strong tea… because you will all feel a little drowsy (I went on to explain why). I made this statement because everyone in my party was eating carbs of some sort whether it was pasta or pizza without a bit of protein…. now I know there are a lot of people who swear by the proper mixing of foods…no protein with starches etc…but I find that a little protein helps to release the energy (sugar) a little slower and lessens the brain fog you get later on when you eat a high carbohydrate meal. As I was eating my meal I kept glancing around and noticed that the majority of the people when finished all rushed to the espresso bar for a quick jolt of strong coffee to get them through the afternoon and I was struck with a thought…We are a carbohydrate/coffee addicted nation (Canada)…reason why I say this is that Canada has the highest ratio of donut stores per capita in the world…yes we are addicted (false love of) to donuts…more so since Crispy Crème came up here too……….and the coffee (by itself is a beneficial for some blood groups…A and B I think??) is a required partner… a perfect marriage of sorts doomed to fail you on the weight and energy scale. Anyway, I finished up my meal…returned to the hustle and bustle of my office… at around 2:15, I stepped out of my office to find half the cubicles empty so I ventured downstairs to the cafeteria and low and behold…3/4 of my lunch friends that day were filling up their mugs with their favorite stimulant all looking a little guilty and uncomfortable. Now you may think I’m feeling a little high and mighty with my little prediction but what I was trying to do was to get people that I know and care for, to think about what they’re eating because I want them to lead healthy productive lives... Since reading the ERFYBT book you can say that I’m sending out a bit more “love” to people I come in contact with…for what is to “love”?…it is to “heal”…and that’s really what were all writing/reading about…Isn’t it?