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Chicago, Chicago that bustling town………..Chicago and Toronto are alike in many ways…. great places to eat, great stores to shop, great clubs of all sorts…jazz, blues and dance…I could on and on. I just got back from the Windy City and every time I go away on business I slip from the BTD diet. I decided for the purpose of my blog that I keep a score while I was down there. For scoring purposes, all Benefits will score a 2, Neutrals a 1 and Avoids – 2…. these relate to O blood group.
Before I went to the airport to take my flight I had two slices of 100% rye bread (N) with almond butter (N) and cherry preserves (N) and a glass of Soy milk (N)…4 neutrals score 4 points.
For lunch in Chicago, I had a beef ( stir-fry with rice (N) and broccoli (…2 beneficials and a neutral score 5 points
For Dinner the first night I really strayed…a buffalo ( burger on a white bun (A) with tomato and lettuce (N) and mustard. I'm sure the mustard had vinegar in it so it’s an (A). I had fries (A) with it and a Caesar Salad with bacon and crotons (A) and a beer (A)…score –7 points.
First day score……….4+5-7=2 points
This is where I really hit rock bottom…breakfast, 2 eggs (N), bagel (A) with cream cheese (A), pineapple juice (N) and a banana (N) with green tea (…score 1
For lunch…chicken Caesar…. this is a tough one to score because the Romaine is the only ( in the whole mix…. I didn’t eat the crotons this time but there was a lot of the avoid cheese for O’s in the mix so I’ll score it a –3
This lunch really hit me hard because later that afternoon I started getting the chills and no sweater or hot cup of tea was going to warm me up so I vacated early and went back to my
hotel room and got into bed. I woke 2 pm in the morning to a bed trenched in sweat. Got up immediately and caught up on some reading as I spent the next hour on the think tank trying to pass what was ailing me…I made an oath while sitting never to eat at the "Olive Garden" again.
Day two…score –2
I was mildly surprised that I was hungry the next morning…had waffles (A) with syrup (A), two eggs (N), pineapple juice (N)..I can’t get enough of the stuff… and a banana (N)…score –2
Lunch…chili, with the meat as a ( and the beans in it a (A)…score 0
Dinner that night at our annual sales awards banquet was a lavish affair with cocktails, horse dovers(all on wheat crackers), a wonderful green bean and mushroom salad to start and chicken with olives (A), capers, small potatoes (A) and asparagus (N), Cheese Cake(A) to finish with coffee(A)…The avoids were plentiful that night. I’ll score the whole night a –5
Day 3 score…-7
Final tally –7 for the time I was away.
All I can say is thank heavens for DEFLECT!!!...I popped about 6 per day while I was down there…don’t leave home without it!