Hi I am a young woman, type B non-secretor, needing to loose weight. I am really not a great meat fan, especially the kinds recommended for B types, and I do find the amount very expensive in Denmark. I eat beef or veal 1-2 a week, fish 2-4 a month and sometimes turkey. Can I get my protein from dairies instead? I drink/eat 1/2 litre milk the days I eat meat and 1 litre the days without -- mainly skimmed milk or cottage cheese. I really need the protein to make me feel full. Hope to hear from you- thank you for your good work! A Danish fan ~ Iben
The beneficial cheeses on your dairy list, as well as yogurt and milk, can help you reach your weight loss goals by building muscle tissue. But it is worthwhile to establish a balance between your protein foods. If you prepare the meat in stews rather than eating it separately, could you use the same quantity to get a little most days of the week?
Can you find a good source of lamb or rabbit? Sometimes these are cheaper than beef and veal, and you might particularly enjoy the rabbit. Young lamb and rabbit both have rather delicate flavors.
You're doing a great job with this plan! Try to expand your meat choices a bit, and keep up with the dairy. Let me know how your progress goes! :-)
I am A+ and just recently completed chemo and radiation for breast cancer. I am trying to improve my eating habits which means cutting back on meats. I was wondering if canned legumes (black beans, pinto and fava beans) are just as good as the dry. Thank you. Helen
Hi, Helen ~
Legumes are a food that seem to lose little through industrial cooking and canning methods. The canned ones are fine for you! Just watch those labels (as usual). :-}
Eden and Healthy Valley, among many brands, offer organic canned beans and soups of many varieties. Eden even carries black soybeans, for instance.
You won't be missing any of the the nutritional value of the beans, and the convenience will help you stay compliant, especially while you're recovering from your illness.
Best wishes, dear!
I'm a type O+ and have been taking 1-2 packets of plain Knox gelatin in water for my knee pain (which it has greatly improved.) To my horror, I have discovered pig skin is used in the making of this product. Wouldn't this make gelatin an avoid for me? Adrienne
If gelatin is helping your joints, avoid the commercial pig-sourced powder and make your own organic joint-healing broth. It contains plenty of gelatin, and you'll know it's a clean food.
All you need is the leftover bones from roasted meat, fowl or fish. Bring them to a boil in a stock pot with some carrots, onions, celery, parsley if you like it, sea salt. It should stay on a high simmer for at least 3 hours (overnight would be great). Skim off the brownish spotty fuzz that comes up in the first hour or two.
Let it cool somewhat, then pour the broth into a colander set into a large bowl. From there, you can transfer it to small containers. Keep some in the fridge and freeze the rest. It is a chef's delight ~ you can use it as soup stock, in sauces, to make rice, anything that strikes your fancy. And since you are benefiting from the addition of gelatin to your diet, a plain cup of it per day should fill your bill.