Archives for: January 2005, 21
This week will be interesting. My shopping budget has been SIGNIFICANTLY restricted. I had to travel to the absolute cheapest store in town (Aldi) and then had to make a second trip to Woodman's. (Aldi's doesn't carry rice milk, soy milk, or a/o friendly flours.) Aldi's has the least expensive produce and eggs anywhere - which is a good thing.
Anyway, it is possible to follow the btd guidelines on a very limited budget. Even O's who really need to stick to organic meat can make up for the price difference by knowing where to shop for their veggies! I admit, I am not certain how far I can make my dollar stretch, but here goes nothing.
On a scientific note, I cheated and immediately expierenced pain. I gobbled down a piece of traditional pizza after my healthy rice and veggie meal. Thirty minutes later, WHAM. Can negative side effects happen that fast? Something was disagreeing with my system. I can't help but compare this to the pain I experienced as an "on" again "off " again smoker. As anybody who has tried to quit and failed, then you know what I am talking about.
#1) You start smoking for the very first time.
#2) Your throat is raw, your tongue seems swollen, and your lungs hurt.
Then, after smoking every day for awhile, the major symptoms disappear.
#1) One's throat doesn't complain, one's tongue does not seem to swell, and your lungs do not hurt.
#2) Then you quit.
A year later, you pick up a cigarrette and then OUCH! All of the old symptoms reappear.
One doesn't question the side effects of nicotine and tar. But eating the wrong foods, it just seems so difficult to pinpoint. I wish I could enter a "no unknown variables" zone and just test these foods one at a time. Unfortunately, it would take six months, I think!
Perhaps it would just be easier to trust Peter.