Archives for: September 2004, 12
So much fun!! We went apple picking today, and got some late season raspberries. It was such a beautiful day on this side with blue skies, sunshine, soft breezes and clean smells in the air. Driving through the countryside of NH reminds me of what a wonderful decision it was to move “home.”
On the BTD front, Kenisha, I got your letter and want to encourage you to keep at it! The best advice to anyone is to slowly introduce beneficials into your diet while slowing taking out the avoids. You may never reach 100% compliance (I rarely come close!!), but every healthy choice you make is more healthy than you are now…so it’s all good! If I’ve learned nothing from living with the Blood Type Diet, it is that going cold turkey and overboard on anything sends my quirky AB system into a tailspin. So I do what I can, when I can, and am happy with that. I’m living with 2 year old twins right now and have found it more difficult to eat right for my type b/c they are always running (as you know with 3 little ones at home), and it’s hard to make time for food prep. The best advice I can offer as you start out is to DRINK YOUR WARM LEMON WATER IN THE MORNING, then make little changes for yourself. Switch out chicken for turkey, add grapes instead of an avoid fruit. When you make seafood, choose bennie fishes…we have lots to chose from. Try to add more rice to your diet and phase out the regular pasta (though we can have reg. pasta, rice pasta or straight rice is better for us).
You’d be surprised how quickly the little changes add up, and as you feel better, stronger, more energetic, prettier, happier, etc., you’ll be encouraged to keep up with the compliance. The last thing I’ll say about BTD (so as not to overwhelm you) is that even though you’re a busy mom, taking quiet moments when you can will do wonders for your system. My biggest enemy is not even eating avoids, it’s allowing myself to get stressed, tired and overextended. Even if I ate with 100% compliance, but did not manage my life…my body, skin and psyche would be a wreck. Good luck and stay in touch!!
Last last note for this blog: As I mentioned above, I’ve been sorely out of compliance with food b/c it’s taking me a while to adjust to life with two toddlers. But I made parsley soup today and will be making a delicious dinner of blackened cod, sweet potato baked fries and cucumbers tonight. I’ve also printed out my weekly portions sheet and will be keeping track of balance this week so that I get everything that I need. Easy foods on the run are yogurt, cottage cheese, grapes, baby carrots, spelt bread pb&j sandwiches, plums and cut up cucumbers.
Here’s hoping that this finds you all well…