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I’ve been on the fast track the last week or so. It’s been a run for the money in a lot of ways, but it has also given me a chance, once again, to appreciate the benefits of following the blood type diet. I’ve had several evenings recently when I thought I was too tired to eat anything, but revived considerably after eating some beneficial veggies and a bit of lamb. One of my saving graces is that I cook a leg of lamb after a lot of garlic has been pushed into slits cut into the meat. When it’s cool, I slice it and put each slice into a baggie, then put them all into the freezer compartment of my refrigerator. After that, when I prepare my evening meal, it is very easy to place the frozen slice of lamb in my steamer pot and allow it to thaw while the chosen veggies are cooking. This cuts down enormously on how much time I need to spend in the kitchen to eat properly, and felt like it saved my life several times over in the past week.
Another thing I was feeling grateful for this past week was sweating. It was warm-ish and even when it wasn’t particularly hot, because of my great bursts of activity (walking briskly), I was sweating as I moved. I can see a lot of people scratching their heads and saying “Huhhh??? We all sweat, don’t we?” Well, I do now, but for a very long part of my life, I would sweat only after I’d gotten very red in the face and was very uncomfortably hot for a long period of time. These days I sweat easily, but it only returned as a side-effect after following the BTD for a while.
It being spring in this part of the world, I am also blessed by the return of my sense of smell, which seemed very dead before I started on the BTD. It’s lovely indeed to experience the smells of spring, the various perfumes of the flowers as I pass by, the scent of freshly cut grass, the musty smells arising from the earth after a good rain, all of which were gifts to me during the past week. I’m sure there is a scientific explanation for the fact that my sweat glands and olfactory ability had shut down because of eating the wrong foods most of my life, but it doesn’t really matter, because I have personally discovered that it is indeed possible to awaken the dead – at least in some ways.
Aside from the above appreciations, I’ve once again had an opportunity to be grateful for the fact that I could participate in the way I have recently, and come out with enough energy to write this blog. No matter how tired I became by late evening, I have gotten out of bed at my normal time with good energy and the ability to keep going for another very full day. Even though I was tired at various times throughout the day, I never really bottomed out – meaning I didn’t quit completely and collapse into a mushy heap on my bed. Rest, of course, was dictated and obeyed at various times. Although there are, of course, at any given time, several factors operating simultaneously, a great many of them having nothing to do with food or eating, following the BTD has allowed me to live my life every moment to the fullest possibility, something that was leaving my grasp seven years ago. There is only one thing left to say – and of course, it is - THANKS, Peter!