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P.S. I do take probiotics at night with my prunes & sups, but I will go & get dandelion tea. I do take water everywhere I go as we live in a hot climate & is always beside me at work & on lola's recommendation ginger tea.
shells, Your body and health will all balance itself out eventually. Stay compliant and stick to your beneficial foods. Refer to the portion/frequency guidelines to ensure your body is getting the amount of foods it needs/requires.
It often takes experimenting, trial and error, and lots of tweaking to refine one's personal eating style on the BTD.
Alia A. Vo A Positive Secretor Minneapolis, Minnesota BTD Lifestyle Since 1999 John 17
Okay, let's see . . . Current schedule is as follows. It changes with the seasons and my needs--I've found that works best for me. What can I say, I'm easily bored
I'm usually up before dawn most mornings--just feel better if I'm an early riser. Upon waking I take my thyroid tab and plenty of water to wash it down.
On days off I go for a walk up the block and back. I'm slowly increasing my amount of daily exercise, but it has to be a slow process. If I push too much or go too fast, I end up back at square one. Frustrating for someone who used to walk 5 miles a day! But slowly I'm getting back to a good long brisk walk taken daily. One of life's true delights.
Shower up and put on clean clothes, then I write for at least two hours. Mornings are the quietest part of the day and about the only time I won't be disturbed by phone calls etc. This is my gift to me--I love writing and this really fulfills my need to create and be active mentally. (At work I do sudoku or crossword puzzles during morning break, or take a book to read.)
Breakfast: 1 1/2-2 cups of lacinato kale, sauteed in ghee/olive oil with onions and the occasional handful of baby bell (crimini) mushrooms, served with soft-set eggs or leftover beef. I take a B vitamin, bromelain and quercetin. On really bad days I might slip in some gabapentin, 100 mg, but that's only in case of real need. Ditto OTC analgesics. They are last resort only.
Mid-morning snack is usually an apple or pear cut in slices with some walnut butter as a dipping sauce. At work I just take a banana and a handful of toasted walnuts.
Lunch at home is fish or turkey. I LOVE sardines in olive oil on Wasa bread or in a bowl of buttercrunch lettuce with some hot sauce sprinkled over all. I also make a lot of salmon salad from canned wild salmon. Turkey vegetable soup is delicious too, especially on cold blustery days! At work I'll usually have leftover pot roast or steak with greens like collards or kale, whatever is easy to heat up. I sometimes take in a quart of homemade soup, keep it in the fridge and take out cupfuls to heat up. Very occasionally I'll make a Boar's Head top round roast beef or turkey breast sandwich with a slice of goat cheese and romaine lettuce on ezekiel bread with some sweet potato chips on the side.
Mid-afternoon snack--a banana or apple slices. Bite-size pieces of pot roast, steak, turkey or lamb wrapped in romaine or spinach leaves, if I'm really hungry.
Dinner--usually chicken or beef with steamed beneficial vegetables and a starch, often rice or potatoes. I just ignore the starch, which I make for my housemate K (an AB who does not follow the BTD). I've tried introducing more fish and turkey but K doesn't really like anything except salmon and that only very occasionally, so I'm stuck with the chicken/beef choice for now.
Evening snack is usually some trail mix with a little dark chocolate thrown in, but I try to stop eating after 7. The sole exception is the banana I eat at night so I can take my meds and supplements--500 mg magnesium, 400 mg valerian root, 160 mg/12.5 mg Diovan HCT.
I do not drink large amounts of water, preferring instead to get hydrated through the vegetables and fruits I eat during the day. I do like to have rooibos tea on hand (hot or iced) and always have a big glass of Edna's Berry Berry Good soda in the evenings after dinner. Currently I make it with Gerolsteiner, fresh pineapple juice, elderberry concentrate, and a little black cherry juice. Ratio is 4 parts mineral water to 1 part juice mix. Not too sweet, nice and fizzy!
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Generally for breakfast, I have a Vita-Mix smoothie: Fresh bananas, pineapple, pure soy or rice protein powder, a 1-inch piece of seaweed, fresh kale, fresh parsley, fresh spinach. I store it in a covered wide-mouthed Mason jar so I have enough for a few days breakfast and a small evening snack. I generally eat some type of egg, but may also have a packet of Nature's Path Foods organic hot oatmeal (Costco had a large economical box and the added ingredients were OK for my blood type). For lunch, generally I have a small piece of some type of beef (either roast or hamburger or steak), lamb, chicken or turkey. I also have a mixed salad with vegetables, lemon juice and olive oil. Maybe a vegetable. Evening, generally a smoothie and some type of snack - maybe a vegetable in season, like a sweet potato or butternut squash. Maybe a piece of homemade jerkey. It all depends on my mood.
Because of the unusually cold weather, recently I had made some homemade chili beans out of black beans. There were leftovers. For breakfast, I took a piece of Ezekiel toast or Ezekiel tortilla, a cooked egg, and poured some hot leftover chili beans on the top for several breakfasts. My body seemed to love it.
Today I made a homemade spaghetti sauce (yum) added some cooked ground beef. When I get home, I will make a lasagna as suggested on one of our recipes. I will lightly soak some of those thin rice flour "tortillas" (I'm not sure what they are called) they have in the oriental markets. Then I will layer with sauce and farmer cheese and mozzarella. You could use vegetables instead of the cheeses.
When I get up, I drink a large glass of water with 1 tsp. Larch - take Nettles Leaf Capsule and Nettles Root capsule (part of menopause protocol devised by my N.D.). I have the water at least 30 min. before eating breakfast. Some time during day, generally early morning, I get quiet and read meditative books that get my mind on track. For whatever reason, this works best for me and is calming. I also sometimes do Yoga or Tai Chi. However, today, I got up early and exercised with a program called "Hooked on Aerobics" - a 30-min program on Saturday mornings on the BYU channel. I sometimes do this early Saturday morning. I also do chiropractic stretches devised by my chiropractor once a week.
With breakfast, I take my other supplements (Fennel, Melissa, Avena Sativa Oats, and Black Cohash capsules - the rest of my menopausal regimen). I also have a calcium supplement 5x/week and one vitamin capsule daily. Two days a week, I take NAP supplements. The other days I have other brands I use. I just had bone density testing done and tested above average - don't have to worry about osteoporosis at 62. If I am doing any of Dr. D'Adamo's protocols, I work my supplements into breakfast or lunch (or fasting periods if necessary). In the beginning, I did several protocols for the recommended periods and left about 1 month resting periods in between.
I generally have a dessert some time during the afternoon or early evening -- an apple crisp or apple cobbler, a slice of cake, or a few cookies. Before lunch I drink a large glass of water 30 min before. In the evening, I may drink a glass of Seltzer water or Seltzer water mixed with apple juice or cherry juice.
. Today I made a homemade spaghetti sauce (yum) added some cooked ground beef. When I get home, I will make a lasagna as suggested on one of our recipes. I will lightly soak some of those thin rice flour "tortillas" (I'm not sure what they are called) they have in the oriental markets. Then I will layer with sauce and farmer cheese and mozzarella. You could use vegetables instead of the cheeses.
This is a great idea for using Asian rice sheets in lieu of using wheat or spelt lasagne noodles. Rice sheets would be compliant for all blood types and they can be adjusted accordingly to each individual's baking or lasagne pan.
Alia A. Vo A Positive Secretor Minneapolis, Minnesota BTD Lifestyle Since 1999 John 17