Good morning! I wanted to share what I spent yesterday afternoon doing for my family. I now know this to be true of us: I am a SWAMI typed Gatherer, B- nonnie. Hubby is a Genotype book typed Explorer, A- nonnie. Our daughter is A- nonnie, our son is O- nonnie.
So, yesterday I went through all our resources (all books and SWAMI) and made a list of who eats what per week. For example, I should have so much red meat a week, hubby should have so much fruit a week, etc. This gave me a good idea of what everyone's diet was emphasizing. My son's diet emphasizes meat, veggies, and fruit. Daughter's however emphasizes beans, fruit, veggies, and moderate amount of carbs. I have practically no carbs.
Then, I went through and wrote out what meals would look like, possible choices. For example, according to my SWAMI I'll be having an egg pretty much every day for breakfast, and I need to eat a meat choice (I'm including poultry and fish in here too) at nearly every lunch and dinner. Hubby and daughter, however, really only need meat at dinner.
Now I have a much better idea who needs what, and at what meal. Last thing I did was go through and find foods that we can all eat. Spinach, for example, is a beneficial for all of us.
I feel so empowered having done this, we'll be starting tomorrow!
Thanks for all the advice I've gotten here, this group is amazing!
All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year Sam Dan
Location: East Coast
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Aisling, I'm very impressed with your focus and effort! It sounds like something I would do, actually. It really helps in my life to organize things well in the beginning so that for the long haul, it becomes easier and easier. Once you get efficient and effective systems into place, they will support you then, and that keeps stress down.
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Getting organized like that is such a great help! My wife (gatherer ) and I (warrior) still have a hard enough time of it a year and a half in, with food rating systems and spreadsheets and such. I can't imagine the complexity of putting together meals coming from 4 different dietary angles, but by now you surely realize this is not just a diet, but way of life. Healthy life!
I think it was chef Anthony Bourdain who, after losing a lot of weight by adopting reasonable eating habits, said: "Nothing I've ever eaten was better than feeling good".
A general thought off the subject a little, but relevent to your (our community) efforts:
In a few unrelated threads, I've read where the poster has emphased super foods almost exclusively in their diet. Granted, usually in cases where a specific problem is being remedied. Let's just keep in mind what Dr. D says about the neutrals having great nutrtion value apart from specific healing qualities like those present in superfoods, and that dietary variety is an important general health issue. I seem to recall this pointed out in a case study of his where a patient restricted their diet to beneficials and subsequently suffered from malnourishment that hampered their progress.
Kudos to you. Because of your initial effort in setting up a food plan your family is on the path to longterm great health.
I don't have SWAMI right now ( I've been following BTD which suits me just. fine) but it seems to take the guesswork out of food choices now that you have identified everyone's bloodtype and I'll bet as time goes on you'll find more and more methods, using food in different combinations, adding spices, etc.