Category: Mike (O)
Saturday night was a sad night…it was the end of my 6-year love affair with four New York women by the names of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha (heroines of Sex in the City). In the end,
they all found what they were looking for. Carrie got her “Big” man back…Miranda finally let go of
all her emotional walls and showed that she could love more than the people that mattered most to her…Charlotte finally gets the chance to be a mother by adapting a girl from China (I always had a soft spot for Charlotte especially since she married Harry) and last but not least, Samantha finally learns, only through succumbing to an illness which puts her sex drive in a holding position, that Smith truly loves her…(it’s not always about the sex, Samantha!)
As I was watching the last 5 minutes of the program, I was conceiving a sub plot in my brain as to how 4 woman in New York with different blood types would handle the day to day challenges of being on the BTD diet…and this is what I came up with.
Samantha, since she contracted breast cancer, would be the type A. She would give up red meat, take up yoga, meditation and give tantric sex a try. She becomes a closet green tea drinker; gives up her martinis for fine red wine when out for brunch with the girls and would always order beneficial seafood. She makes a full recovery from her cancer and becomes a spokesperson/advocate for Tofu and other soy based products. Her favorite sandwich would be peanut butter on Smith (sorry if this is offensive to some but Samantha would not be on the BTD diet unless a little sex play with the beneficials was allowed)
Charlotte, since there is a high rate of infertility among the blood group, would be blood type B. She would get all the family on the diet and she would know everyone else’s blood diet regiment and their secretor status. She would make sure the home is always stocked with Beneficials for all blood types. After learning that Harry is also type B(and Jewish), she confronts him with the fact that Lox(Smoked Salmon) and bagels(made from wheat) will no longer be allowed in the household. This causes a riff between them with Harry going off to his mothers for a week only to find out that she is on the diet too and she will no longer make Harry her famous chicken soup. Eventually they reconcile and low and behold, after 12 months on the diet, Charlotte is pregnant and has twins. Charlotte goes on to write a bestseller cookbook for B’s…101 ways to cook potatoes, yams and cabbage. Her biggest
hurdle on being on the diet is eating Lamb because they” are just too cute to eat”
Miranda, who was always the most self sufficient of the four, would be the AB type. Miranda is ecstatic that she can drink coffee but cannot share any with Steve who is a type O, so she compromises and only keeps green tea in the house and only has coffee at work. She is so wired on the caffeine that she has to drink Chamomile to bring her down so she can sleep at night (she notices she doesn’t get as many colds since she has been on the diet). Miranda is pregnant again but has these cravings for pickles (avoid). Her housemaid is aware of this and throws them out every time she buys some. Miranda keeps a fridge well stocked with lemons, grapefruits and high alkaline juices like black cherry, cranberry (she was always one to get bladder infections, but since being on the diet, she doesn’t) and grape juice. Miranda and Samantha are constantly trading soy-based recipes by email.
Last but not least, Carrie, the type O who has the second largest ($40,000 worth) shoe collection next to Himelda Marcos. She has recently found out that Arthritis runs in her family especially in the lower joints and is concerned that she will have to curtail her shoe shopping in her later years, so she swears off eating wheat, potatoes, eggplant and corn. Carrie marries Big and convinces him (was very hard to do since Big is type A)... to buy a cattle ranch (he must really love her) out west so they can bring in quality cuts of beneficial meat anytime she chooses.
There you have it…a small sample of BTD in the City. My hope is that you the reader will get to know and identify with some of the 15 BTD bloggers and their daily joys, thoughts and tribulations on being on the diet…. their bloggs have way more reality, emotion and entertainment than any of my made examples above ever would…and there are no reruns.
This has been an H(health)B(be)O(on the mind) production.