Category: Natalie (AB)
Hello, Hello!!!! It's so nice to be here! Today I had a beautiful day although my body won't really thank me for it tomorrow. My first day writing and what do I have to write about? Not following the diet very well. It's ok, today was a special day. My friend and I went to Chinatown here in NYC - the first time for me. It was even more fun since my buddy and his family are Chinese so we went and ate REAL Chinese food at a deli near Delancy Street for breakfast. It was so cool, I was the only one not speaking Chinese and I didn't have a clue what I was eating! It all tasted good but not as good as my lunch which was on the diet and I'll explain later. Definately an experience to remember, though. Then we went shopping all day in the sun and got some great bargins. So by the time we got back @ 3pm, my body was starving for something beneficial.
It's strange, I've only been on the diet for 2 months and already my body seems to know that when it's off track, it wants me to get right back on!
So, for lunch (@3pm), I ate 2 scrambled organic eggs, mixed with tofu, soy milk, tomatoes and soy cheddar cheese. And a piece of spelt bread with peanut butter on the side. Not your typical lunch but it made me VERY happy and I'm still full even at this hour of the night.
Ohhhhh - so much I want to write about, so little time! As an AB and for all the A's out there, I can't stress the importance of Lemons enough!!! Even when I'm rushing in the morning and I could be making breakfast, (so I just grab a slice of Ezekial or Spelt bread on the run) I take the time to heat up a cup of water and squeeze 1/2 a large lemon into it. I drink it straight, just like that - think of it as medicine b/c that's how it works, especially when you first start the diet. I always had stomach problems - not serious ones, just constant grumblings and always feeling a little uneasy as my food digested. I thought everyone was like that until I explained how my stomach almost always felt a little uneasy to my husband and he gave me a strange look and bought me some of those tablets. Since I've been eating better, my grumblings have stopped and for A's and AB's lemons (especially a big one) works just as well as any fiber drink and is totally natural. (Just don't eat anything for half an hour after, especially if your on the run - my stomach hurt sooooo bad one morning when I rushed everything together) So, I have mine as soon as I get up so as I'm heading out the door I can munch on something. My stomach is so calm now and hasn't been grouchy since. I tried to get my O to have lemons but it doesn't work (which is probably why it's not mentioned for O's in the book - "duh, Natalie!") I'm sure the other O bloggers have some good ideas and I think Dr. D'Adamo recently answered a question regarding fiber for O's a few weeks ago.
Happy eating everyone!!! It's not so much that your eating because your afraid of something or that your breaking a rule - once you get into the swing of things and memorized the main foods in your life, it's a way of fueling your body to work at it's maximum potential. I find my mood swings that my mom found me famous for have gone down since I stayed away from corn, avocados, artichokes, regular breads and the variety of meats that AB's just shouldn't have. It's wonderful to be at such an even keel 98% of the time. (There's always that 2% of you that's a little crazy no matter what, right? :-)