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Hello faithful (and not so) Blood Type Dieters! My name is Jim, as purported by the link you clicked to read this and the info contained in my bio. I am new to the blogging process, and not so new to the blood type diet. Bear with these first few attempts at communicating with the public at large... I have a terrible tendency to roll out run on sentences, and I will try to remember to spell check things before presenting them for you.
In my blogs, I hope to pass on a few of the 'tips & tricks' I've picked up these past couple of years pertaining to the diet and related matters. I have read every book of Peters' several times, and have picked up a goldmine of invaluable information from our own Beloved Heidi. If you have a minute or three every day it would be well spent visiting her 'On the Diet' page. The rest of the advice I pass on will be from personal experience.
Finally, I'll be passing on what I eat on most posts... Working full time, and being very busy besides, I've developed some unusual tastes and a few interesting dishes I'm sure will turn a few heads. So... Let's get started with what I had for dinner last night... I'm on vacation so It's a bit fancier than the standard fare I'm used to... I do consider myself to be an excellent and discerning chef though... So when the mood strikes... Anyway, back to the dinner...
Grilled Chicken breasts marinated in extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and, assorted herbs and spices. Steamed artichokes served with a dip of my creation, consisting of: about 3 Tbsp. of organic yogurt, 1tsp of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, parsley, and dill weed. Sliced zucchini and yellow squash, grilled with sliced yellow onion marinated much the same way as the chicken. This brings me to an interesting factoid... The marinade vegetable marinade contained a small amount of balsamic vinegar, my great aunt slipped it by me without my noticing... This is a once in a blue moon thing for me... I RARELY consume an avoid! But hey... I'm on vacation... Right? Any way, I enjoyed a couple of glasses of delicious South Australian Shiraz to go with it. Normally I won't have beverages with meals as they dilute the digestive juices, already quite weak in type A's. I try to drink water and other beverages at least a half hour before and two hours after meals. And here's a tip for all of you out there. Try to eat your food raw whenever possible! Cooking only serves to deplete the nutrient value, produce unwanted carcinogens, and greatly increase the polyamine availability! Try having a Tbsp. of cherry, or blueberry concentrate w/meals that contain cooked fish or poultry. Especially if they were flash frozen before you cooked them! This will serve to inactivate many of the polyamines in the gut making for a happier, healthier you!
Sorry for the length of this... Being it my first blog, I had to lay out a bit of background and an agenda... They will be shorter and easier to read in the future. Like Peter, I consider myself to be the fastest two finger typer in the West, and spelling, grammar and sentence structure are usually the last thing on my mind... Farewell until later My friends!
P.S. If you get a chance, watch Lewis Blacks stand-up comedy thing on HBO... HILARIOUS!