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Paying my BTD practioner to go to the grocery store with me was one of the most helpful things I have ever done. With paper and pen in hand, we looked at different types of foods together. Here's what I have learned:
If it says natural flavorings, don't buy it. It could mean anything.
Ask the guy behind the meat counter if they grind their meat at the store. Many stores receive their meat with literally a skull and cross bones sticker on it, because it has been (irradiated?). Forgive me, I am not certain how to spell the word he used.
Grill your meats for the O's. Medium rare preserves a certain substance (I forget what he called it) which they need for their brain.
Be much more afraid of corn syrup than of dextrose.
After spending an hour reading labels, I walked out with fresh meat, btd appropriate seafood at a good price, a very close to being compliant salad dressing (I just don't have time to make my own), and compliant spices. The salad dressing gave us the most trouble. We finally found one whose first ingredient was canola oil (cold pressed). Only one dressing out of hundreds didn't use soybean oil as the first ingredient! If you have a Woodman's grocery store in your area, consider yourself blessed.
The true reward came early this morning. My son was afraid of his grilled beef patty at first, but after a little coaxing and a little more cooking (it was just too rare at first), he ate it with gusto. The spice blend was from Reese and was a simple blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and celery powder.
I need to double check on the black pepper, but such a small amount was used that I think the benefits outweigh any possible negatives.
He ate it!
It was fast and easy and fresh!
The A's ate oatmeal with raisins and honey. Life is good.
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