Category: Rachel (O)
Well, I think that I have finally figured it out – for me, anyway. I’ve been still fighting very bad cravings for starches and sweets. The cravings have been miserable enough to really mess me up and, well, depress me. I’ve been looking over what I have been eating and trying to figure out what the trigger is. I decided that cravings don’t come from thin air, and I have done enough “emotional homework” to understand my emotional triggers. No, these have been my body talking. I am finally listening.
For me, I must keep starches, sweets and all high glycemic index and high glycemic load foods out of my life. I could sit around and morn this issue, but I’ve done enough of that in the past. This is the way that it is. I have a diabetic father, and his brother died from diabetes. I am approaching the age of their onset. My body is telling me something. I am a carb addict, and there are no starches or sugars that work in my world. I realized that I have been relying on prunes and dates for my “fix” and these foods, though not avoids (in fact, prunes are bennies) for most O’s have to be avoids for me, if I want to get off of the dieting yo-yo cycle and feel good..
I purchased the ER4YT Blood Type O list as well as the Glucose Revolution Glycemic Index (you can get lists online – this one was just easiest) and I cross-referenced them. I made changes accordingly, eliminating all foods from my diet that were out of the “low” range for BOTH the Glycemic Index AND for Glycemic load. I eliminated the prunes and the dates and I know that I have to strictly limit bananas. All starches are out for now – possibly forever. I now know that even one little rice cracker can set me off, and, truthfully, it’s not worth it.
Now here is the best part: I had a perfect day, AND it was easy. The very super best part is that I had no lags in energy, and it is now 9:30 PM and I am still going strong. I got my business work done, I did my aerobics class, I took myself and my daughter to our chiropractor, took my daughter and her 2 friends to a children’s theater, did all of the nightly kid stuff, and I don’t feel tired IN THE LEAST. YEEEHAAAWWWW!!!!
OK – gotta go and redo my original horse products website. Night all!
Oh, BTW, I also am drinking a several large mugs of tea that consists of 1 bag of Yerbe Mate' and one bag of the Republic of Tea - Sip Right For Your Type O. This combo seems to calm my mouth and body and it tastes good - even without honey!