Archives for: July 2007
When tested over the long haul, the Blood Type principles deliver good health and digestive well-being. Then comes the point at which they are easily integrated into one's way of life. This is a major milestone for any diet.
How many follow Veganism until it damages their health? How many scruple macrobiotically until it alienates them from society? With the BTD, compliance is relatively easy, once one has hit one's stride.
I have Type B blood, and, over the years, I know increasingly how to grocery-shop, how to restaurant-order, and which nutritional supplements can benefit me. I know that after an all-Beneficial meal, I'll feel satiated, not full, and certainly not bloated. I also know -- and this is crucial -- which "avoids" to favor over others, in extenuating situtations, and what to expect in the way of immediate consequences.
Here at the top of my B game, then, one finds no tomato or corn or chicken products in my pantry, nor any lentils nor chickpeas nor peanuts. One finds, instead, an assortment of cheese/yogurt/milk products, some eggplant and/or bell pepper pestos/sauces, and lamb in the freezer. Fresh produce is brought in, such as kale, parsley, onion, lettuce, carrots, pineapple, plums, etc. Fresh fish, likewise. There is a large assortment of herbal and green teas (and some black ones, too). Etc. It's quite simple.
Simplicity and banality. The Blood Type Diet, ideally, in practice, becomes a boring subject! It is no more than the way I choose what to place in my shopping cart or to order at restaurants. Occasionally, one makes a discovery: A great way to serve venison, a good restaurant for rabbit, a particularly interesting aisle at the Indian grocery, a new variety of kale...but such discoveries await just about everybody. Once one has entered what may be called The Maintenance Phase of the Blood Type Diet, it becomes more and more of a "no-brainer". This is why the attainment of Maintenance status is such a worthy goal. It behooves one to search out the foodstuffs and venues that shall support one's program over the long haul. Having done so, Life awaits.