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Posted by: Laura P, Monday, June 19, 2006, 3:42am
I think of all the types, type A's probably have the most varied diets, we have the biggest range of inner-type differences and so I am interested in seeing how that affects our eating patterns, So secretors, nonnies, A2, A1, Rh- if you are a type A post your menu


ps- I certainly how I don't just see,
Breakfest- amarath and soymilk
snack- pinapple
lunch- pinto beans and broccoli...........................

.................not that this wouldn't be a bennie meal plan but it doesn't have to be yours if you are a type A, so GET OVER IT
Posted by: Vicki, Monday, June 19, 2006, 7:23am; Reply: 1
Very unusual day as I was on location for much of it....

breakfast
Had two hard boiled eggs with homemade mayo (lemon, egg yolks, grapdeseed oil, touch of unheated honey)

beverages
sipped decaf coffee throughout the day; tap water and Gerolsteiner

snack
okay...candy is dumped on us and today I did give in and ate one Hershey miniature chocolate bar

lunch
black bean soup and apple at Panera Bread...the soup was thickened but I ate it anyway

snack
blueberry unibar

dinner
two hard boiled eggs with homemade mayo, later two baked herbed chicken thighs;  later a small bowl of puffed rice cereal dressed with melted ghee and molasses

Again, this is a very unusual day....
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Monday, June 19, 2006, 1:48pm; Reply: 2
Yesterday I had an omlette made with fresh organic eggs, diced turkey, scallions,diced tomato and mozzarella cheese, and a fruit salad made with fresh blueberries and bing cherries


Lunch: grilled chicken caesar salad with romaine lettuce, chicken seasoned with tarragon, cherry tomatoes, and a tablespoon of Newman's Caesar dressing (avoids), but since I use so little I don't worry too much

snack: D'Anjou Pear

Dinner: Grilled snapper with grilled veggies (onions, bell peppers, yellow, red and green, portobella mushrooms)

snack: pinto bean dip, (plain can of beans, chilli powder, cumin, coriander leaves dried, a little salt and some mozzarella cheese) served on raw veggies, celery carrots and multicolored bell peppers

beverages: water, herbal tea
Posted by: Olerica, Monday, June 19, 2006, 7:29pm; Reply: 3
Today:

Breakfast: Blended Salad Smoothie (1 cup of frozen fruit - blueberries and raspberries, 1 cup of juice, 1 1/2 c. dandilions and swiss chard chopped, 1 scoop (2 T) of soy protein; all organic, of course.

Lunch: Romaine salad, mushrooms, cauliflower, red onion, celery, feta, sunflower seeds, greek dressing (unfortunately with vinegar) piece of sourdough roll

Dinner: Plan on tuna salad with Celery, onion, cucumber and loads of mustard on ezekial bread.  

Snack: 1/5 or 1/6 of an "endangered species" organic chocolate bar.
Posted by: lstreat, Monday, June 19, 2006, 7:42pm; Reply: 4
Today my meal is as follows:

As usual, I start my day with lemon water and a protein/greens shake

Grapefruit at 10:30am

Lunch 1:00pm consisted of a mixed green salad with some nutritional yeast for protein and pineapple

I don't have afternoon snacks, I drink my green tea from 2pm on till I get home

Tonight I plan on having grilled salmon with bene veggies, and CHERRIES! picked some up on the weekend mmmm good --

Pretty light meals for me but I am trying to lose more weight and I am quite satisfied --


Posted by: Laura P, Monday, June 19, 2006, 9:37pm; Reply: 5
So far today

Before running:  egg mixed with harmonia and a 1/4 of a orange (gasp- kill me, ok, I eat oranges, just shoot me)

Breakfest- salmon veggie scramble ( 2 oz salmon scrambled in one egg with loads of veggies and some cranberries) avocado

Snack- cottage cheese mixed with peanut butter stuffed in an apricot

Lunch- salad (romaine lettuce with cooked veggies on top and chicken from last night) homemade mayo mixed with lemon juice for dressing

Snack- home made chicken salad ( chicken pureed with carrot, celery, cranberries, and a bit of apple mixed with yogurt to moisten- I also always eat something fermented if I eat fruit)

mixed this with an egg yolk from a soft boiled egg and stuffed mixture in white, this was a new invention and very good, I highly recommend

not sure what's for dinner, I'll modify later
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 19, 2006, 9:59pm; Reply: 6
So far today I've had:

lemon water and polyflora

decaf with soy milk
wheat-free muesli with pineapple juice

pineapple fruit smoothie, made with pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, soy protein powder, flax seeds, and a splash of soymilk

pomegranate white tea
2 hard boiled eggs
1 liter plain water with lime juice and sea salt (just a dash)

I'm not hungry yet and have no idea what's for dinner, but have some canned salmon in the cupboard and some broccoli in the fridge so may do something with those two...
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Monday, June 19, 2006, 11:06pm; Reply: 7
Dear Laura,

Soy yoghurt with oat flakes, pumpkin seeds and black strap molass, plus a rice cakes with a mix of sesam and walnut butter as breakfast.

Lunch; rice with veggies, canned mackeresl and salad, sour cherries and an apricot.

bitter sweet chocolate and almonds as afternoon snack, with a pineapple juice

Dinner; chinese soy noodles with green beans and pesto, cannellini stir fried with zucchini, herbs and paprica, melon and cherries.

Tap water and green tea all over the day

I need all this or more to keep my 19,4 BMI !

Good night it's late in Italy
Maria Giovanna
Posted by: 774 (Guest), Monday, June 19, 2006, 11:55pm; Reply: 8
I had pineapple juice mixed with Dr. D's protein mix with one (or two depends on the size) banana, one mango mixed in the blender as breakfast.

My special lunch of three beneficial veggies, with turkey, bennie fish or chicken, walnuts and topped with mozarella cheese.

evening: either the same as lunch but in smaller amounts, or two rye crackers with mozarella or some fat free yoghurt.

Posted by: Vicki, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 12:19am; Reply: 9
Laura, tangerine is neutral :-)

We have fresh picked cherries also!  And the blueberries are coming along but not ripe yet.  

The other day I made a cherry crumble and today we whirled fresh cherries, frozen blueberries and white grape juice in the blender.
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 2:01am; Reply: 10
I am a cherry addict, just bought some, red bing cherries are the best, this is my favorite fruit season, The cherry crumbl sounds good, although I'm sure most of it I couldn't eat, I'd love to see the receipe
Posted by: Vicki, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 2:21am; Reply: 11
Laura,

I just dumped a bunch of stuff together...

Rise and Shine rice cereal (kinda like rice grits)
Xylitol (could have used vegetable glycerine probably)
Ghee

I whirled it in the blender

Placed this in a glass pie dish

Poured in a good amount of  organic tart cherry juice so the rice could cook

Mixed cherries with a bit of arrowroot and vegetable glycerine and arranged them on top

You may want to cook it covered at first to help the rice cook.

Totally a trial run and it was delicious once the rice got beyond crunchy
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 2:18pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from lkpetrolino
So far today

Before running:  egg mixed with harmonia and a 1/4 of a orange (gasp- kill me, ok, I eat oranges, just shoot me)

Breakfest- salmon veggie scramble ( 2 oz salmon scrambled in one egg with loads of veggies and some cranberries) avocado

Snack- cottage cheese mixed with peanut butter stuffed in an apricot

Lunch- salad (romaine lettuce with cooked veggies on top and chicken from last night) homemade mayo mixed with lemon juice for dressing

Snack- home made chicken salad ( chicken pureed with carrot, celery, cranberries, and a bit of apple mixed with yogurt to moisten- I also always eat something fermented if I eat fruit)

mixed this with an egg yolk from a soft boiled egg and stuffed mixture in white, this was a new invention and very good, I highly recommend

not sure what's for dinner, I'll modify later


Dinner: Salmon and veggies, homemade mayo

snack- homemade pumpkin tart (pumpkin, egg, soymilk)

Posted by: 1195 (Guest), Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 2:41pm; Reply: 13
Breakfast: pineapple juice and peanuts

Snack: Wholesoy lemon yogurt

Water to drink

Lunch: soft ckicken taco w/refried pinto beans

Snack: dark choc dipped in peanut butter

Not sure about dinner problably a salad of some sort
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 4:08pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from outdoordrea
So far today I've had:

lemon water and polyflora

decaf with soy milk
wheat-free muesli with pineapple juice

pineapple fruit smoothie, made with pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, soy protein powder, flax seeds, and a splash of soymilk

pomegranate white tea
2 hard boiled eggs
1 liter plain water with lime juice and sea salt (just a dash)

I'm not hungry yet and have no idea what's for dinner, but have some canned salmon in the cupboard and some broccoli in the fridge so may do something with those two...


I made a salmon salad with mayo, celery, and green onions. That was around 5pm...then at 8pm, our good friend wanted to take us to dinner because we are moving soon and we ate a Middle Eastern-Turkish restaurant. Almost nothing I ate was compliant, but it sure tasted good. I'm paying for it today though, so back to square one.
Posted by: Connect, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 15
Lemon water

Breakfast:  one egg over medium
served on top of 1 slice Ezekiel with guacamole, red onion, salsa and goat cheddar.

Lunch:  I'm hormonal today, so I was craving sweets.  I mixed peanut butter with  ghee and unsweetened cocoa powder...added some veggie glycerin and had pretty healthy compliant chocolate.  I ate that with some walnuts mixed in.  

Dinner:  Mixed greens salad with carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans, artichoke hearts.  Topped with lemon juice, nutritional yeast and goat cheese.

Plenty of water and some green tea on the way.
Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 2:32am; Reply: 16
I simply do not understand how you people eat so little
Posted by: Connect, Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 5:13am; Reply: 17
I normally eat more, but tummy is a little upset right now....though I don't eat as much as you Laura.  You also work out twice a day and harder than most people.
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 7:31am; Reply: 18
I guess there have been enough menus to sink a ship, but I'll toot my horn anyway:

Breakfast: Green tea, soaked muesli (overnight in cranberry juice) served with stewed plums and soymilk

Lunch: tuna salad, with pasta, red pepper (I'm on Tier one now) and cooked broccoli pieces.
         Coffee

Snack: crystallized ginger pieces (too many). jasmine tea

Dinner: more tuna salad, plus homemade pumpkin soup with lots of parsley. To be followed by some yoghurt and cherries if I'm still hungry, not to mention a little red wine.

No bread today, I've been eating a bit too much and feeling bloated.
Jenny
Posted by: 105_a_n-s (Guest), Thursday, June 22, 2006, 4:43pm; Reply: 19
Warning: this meal plan is very primitive compared to the above mentioned.

Breakfast:  quarter pinapple then cereal(rice chex with westsoy vanilla soy milk)

Lunch: 3 slices Ezekiel bread, canned salmon, ground mustard.  I kinda roughed it for lunch today, very dry.

Dinner: Planning on some combo of ground turkey with pinto or black beans, fresh green beans, fresh broccoli, maybe brown rice, curry sauce maybe.

I'll probably have some watermelon as a snack before dinner or dried apricots.

I'm still working on getting some plain soy milk with just water and soy beans and I need to get back into making my own granola.  The only fluids I usually drink all day are filtered and bottled water.
Posted by: northstar, Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:58am; Reply: 20
Hello fellow Type "As"!

I have been away for over a year. Back now. I need support as I was eating too many avoid foods and ended up getting chronic sinutus. Not too worry. I did purchase Dr. Ds book on allergies. Have to give up the wheat for a while.  >:(

My menu for today:

Breakfast:
began with a lemon water drink
Miso soup (fresh tofu, wakame, enoki)
1/4 cup of walnuts, peanuts, sliced apricots, dried wild blueberries, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and pumkin seeds
1 cup soya latte coffee

Lunch:
homemade lunch box:
white rice (I know it should be brown, but my family prefers white) with soya seasoned tuna cubes and sesame seeds on top, boiled organic carrots and broccoli with seasoned herb salt, garlic and olive oil, cherries

Dinner
100% rye bread and peanut butter
salad with olive oil dressing and garlic
fresh raspberries

I live in Tokyo and for being an A blood type person it is the one of the best places to be. There are so many dishes using soya beans. Yeah!  ;D
Posted by: 828 (Guest), Friday, June 23, 2006, 2:08am; Reply: 21
newby meals:

break: 1 slice canned pineapple and three tsp. of black eyed peas on the way out the door, coffee w/ sugar free creamer (haven't found a substitute yet, only been a few days on this diet)

lunch: 1/2 ezekial round thing with a tbsp of organic almond butter in it, while walking around the gardening store

snack: 1.3 bars of splenda choc covered icecream shared with my granddaughter, age 3

dinner: huge bowl of the 'baby greens' salad that comes in the huge bag, handful of walnuts, tbsp organic (local) goat cheese, 1/4 of a slab of organic tofu cooked in soy sauce and brown/hot chinese mustard *pretty good tasting too!*, with  2.5 capfuls ceasar salad dressing.

WALKED: 1/2 mile on treadmill 1 hour after dinner in 13 minutes

VERY STRESSFUL DAY -- finding out i am diabetic, and learning I am going to have a echocardiogram and a bladder distillation test!  aarrrrggghhhh.

still trying to smile because I am not crying.

I FORGOT: i had a can of spinach with my salad!

:)
d
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, June 23, 2006, 5:36am; Reply: 22
Welcome back Northstar!  :-)

And, dkite,  I'm so sorry about your health problems.  Well, at least you are in the right place now, and if you give the BTD a real chance, it will greatly improve your health, no matter what you are dealing with.  Do you have the BTD book on Diabetes?
Posted by: Oona (Guest), Saturday, June 24, 2006, 3:40am; Reply: 23
Wow! My first post! I'm so excited!

Breakfast:
Water with Lemon
Oatmeal with Flaxseeds and a little honey

Lunch:
I was very bad and had a Peanut Butter & Jelly on wheat. My daughter made it for me, I _had_ to eat it :)

Snack:
Dried cranberries then some pineapples a little later

Dinner:
Ravioli with portobello mushrooms and artichokes and a side salad

Way too much wheat for me today and I have a runny nose becuase of it. I'm seriosly thnking about getting the secretor test, though I think I am a secretor. I will do better tomorrow as I am making a veggie soup for lunch. Yum!

Oona
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 5:49pm; Reply: 24
Hi Oona,
I'm happy to see a new post, and a tremendous welcome to the Forum!  

Are you aware that peanut butter is beneficial for type A?  And wheat is neutral.

You're right about the quantity of wheat, but all in all, your day wasn't bad.  Just stick in some more vegetables and decrease the wheat.  And have healthy jelly with your PBJ!  :-)
Posted by: 1195 (Guest), Monday, June 26, 2006, 1:44am; Reply: 25
Well I have been craving a burger for some time now but would not allow myself to have one. Today we were out of town shopping and we went to Ruby Tuesday's to eat dinner. I ordered their turkey burger with a side of steamed broccili. It was so good and juicy I ate the whole thing. It satisified my burger craving and it was better than beef. It did have a little mayo but I took the tomatoe off and the pickles. Left the lettuce and onion. Yummmmy. I could eat another one.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, June 26, 2006, 6:03am; Reply: 26
You can always make them at home, Sassy!  They're great made up with finely minced onion and parsley inside.
Posted by: 1195 (Guest), Monday, June 26, 2006, 12:00pm; Reply: 27
Yeah, I know but right now we are remodeling our house and I have no kitchen plus we were out of town and I had to eat. Don't regret the meal at all.
Posted by: northstar, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 3:44am; Reply: 28
Thanks for the welcome, Sun Beh Nim.

You are not the only person to recommend the book. But my doctor says I am not diabetic. What I have is hypoglycemia. Should I still be reading the book?  ??)

Come to think of it, on my father's side there is a history of diabetes among the female members. By the way, I feel a lot better since I cut the wheat out. I wonder how long I resist bagels, spaghetti, etc.

Suzanna
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 3:57am; Reply: 29
hypoglycemia is a precurser to diabetes, it is still a disfunction of the pancreas, also you say you wonder how much longer you can resist wheat, well perhaps you should think about how much longer you want to live and how happy and healthy you want that life to be
Posted by: pacheco (Guest), Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 10:42am; Reply: 30
Hi I am new here one day on the diet can I ask a question? Is olive oil margarine OK for A diets?
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 4:55pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from pacheco
Hi I am new here one day on the diet can I ask a question? Is olive oil margarine OK for A diets?

Actually, any kind of "margarine" is usually a highly processed product and, often, the processing can render even a good fat such as olive into a "transfat", which we want to avoid, especially for you as a Type A.  So, in general, I would say that choosing a pure, less processed fat is far, far preferable.  For example, I'm not sure what you want to use the margarine for, but what about using pure olive oil (beneficial for your type) itself?  Or you could use "ghee" (neutral), which is a clarified butter (you heat up the butter and skim off the stuff at the top, just using the clear stuff that is left, which is the ghee).  As a Type A, beneficial olive oil or neutral ghee are your ideal butter substitutes.

Welcome, by the way!!!

Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 5:34pm; Reply: 32
Hi Pacheco,
Welcome to the BTD Forum.  You'll be better off if you avoid processed foods, and eat either foods you make yourself, or basic natural foods with no additives.
I agree with Peppermint that Ghee and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are the healthy choices.  Stay away from margarine of any kind, is my advice.  It is made in such a way that makes the oils (even if they are good oils) changed in their chemical make-up, so that they are no longer healthy fats.

By the way, if you go to the member center and get shield for yourself that shows that you are type A, then people won't have to ask your blood type if you want to make more posts.  :-)
Posted by: Oona (Guest), Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 11:31pm; Reply: 33
Quoted Text
Posted by: Victoria Date Posted: June 24th, 2006, 5:49pm

Hi Oona,
I'm happy to see a new post, and a tremendous welcome to the Forum!  

Are you aware that peanut butter is beneficial for type A?  And wheat is neutral.

You're right about the quantity of wheat, but all in all, your day wasn't bad.  Just stick in some more vegetables and decrease the wheat.  And have healthy jelly with your PBJ!  


Thank you for the warm welcome! Yes, there are way worse things than PBJ, especially with all the organic stuff, it's just that some days I have a little too much wheat and I get a runny nose. Weird.

I'm hypoglycemic as well, and I have noticed an huge improvement since starting the BTD. I do however stay away from fruits in the morning as I seem to crash very soon after eating them. For me, fruits are mostly for snacks.

Oona
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 11:37pm; Reply: 34
Although wheat is low on our list of priorities, I  tolerate it when mixed in a rye loaf, to save the effort of always having to search for the 'difficult to find' 100% rye bread.
Jenny
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 11:43pm; Reply: 35
Oona, a great many people find that wheat is a food that is best avoided, even if it's allowed for your blood type.  There are a lot of good alternative grains out there that are easier to digest.  And IF you turn out to be a non-secretor, that would reduce wheat to a neutral instead of beneficial anyway.  

I have a fruit smoothie in the a.m., but it contains plenty of protein also.  I would be a basket case if I started the day without protein.  :-)
Posted by: Oona (Guest), Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 11:53pm; Reply: 36
We have two A's and two O's in the house, so I am trying desperately to phase out wheat. Tried rice pasta and the family wasn't happy, though they did like artichoke pasta. I will be checking the complete ingredients on that one next time I come across it. I am asking for a bread machine for my birthday (on the 1st, go me) ;D so I can make some of the breads in CR4YT.

As for Rye, our Trader Joes does carry one (flour free), but the kids didn't care for it unless it's on a tuna sandwich. MMMMM. That one is a staple in our house. Tuna, chopped flat parsley and lemon juice tossed on rye. Very delish.

Oona
Posted by: Bethysue, Thursday, June 29, 2006, 8:44pm; Reply: 37
Can I please just say you are making this little pregnant lady HUNGRY! Seriously, I love reading what everyone is eating. Especialy the person who ate the cottage cheese with pb & an apricot. Okay that went on my grocery list as soon as I read that. As for me, it has been a bad day...I will share maybe some of you can help point me back into the right direction....I have been eating cheeseburgers & drinking V8 (they are both cravings............ :X)

Breakfast: Two grilled cheese & a chocolate protien shake

Lunch: Turkey burger with cheese & handful of fries (yes, I know a big no no, but they were organic!  ;D

Snack: An apple

yes, after reading this, I realize that I am not eating very well at all! I need to go back to my book & re group
Any suggestions, I am loosing my appitite & not really wanting to take the time to make anything healthy.................
:'(
Posted by: nicolita (Guest), Friday, June 30, 2006, 5:55am; Reply: 38
nice thread..makes me realize I am not doing too badly on this diet.  Typical day...

breakfast: two slice cin raisin ekezial bread with a little peanut butter with flax seed and a glass of pineapple juice.

Lunch:  either salad with mixed greens, brown rice, tofu, carrots, green onion, avacado or pb and j on ekezial bread with bennie fruit of some sort, blueberry, cherry apricot plum etc. I try and only eat bennie fruits. I have also been putting a little ground flax on my pband j

diner varies a lot from good to horrible.  Still try and eat mainly bennies.

if I snack it is almonds or seed pumkin usually.  

I drink 16oz of green tea and 2 L of water daily.  Some days I will have a little coffee with cream and some days a wheat bagel with a tiny bit of cream cheese  both avoids I know.  

So, I try and make 2/3 of food consumed come from bennies and no avoids if possible.  
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, June 30, 2006, 6:07am; Reply: 39
Nicolita,
Actually wheat is neutral if you are a secretor.  
Why don't you try Chevrie with your bagel instead of cream cheese.  It's neutral!  :-)
Posted by: 606 (Guest), Friday, June 30, 2006, 2:17pm; Reply: 40
I am new and just started the type A diet a week and a half ago. Even after a week I'm noticing the difference to my health and digestion!

Breakfast - wheat free muesli with soy milk and low fat biodynamic yoghurt and mandarin

Lunch - atlantic salmon from last night with lentils and brocolli

Dinner - organic egg omelette made from soy milk and with lots of baby spinach and coriander

Snack - carob and buckwheat treat, 2 apples, walnuts, ginger tea.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, June 30, 2006, 3:29pm; Reply: 41
Welcome Katht!

Isn't the blood type diet wonderful?  !!!  And it just keeps getting better and better. :-)

I look forward to hearing more from you on the forum!
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, July 1, 2006, 7:21pm; Reply: 42
I expect everybody finds that eating at home is fairly simple. My problem is always on trips.
In april we had 2 weeks in Portugal, we've just had 2 weeks in Belguim and are shortly due to have 4 weeks in Uganda.
My past experience of visits to Africa is that 'food is food'. I somehow can't bring myself to be too choosy, particularly when in peoples homes.
But 4 weeks is a long time to be eating things that really do your system no good.
My husband says he will stick with fish - i am not a lover of fish.
Any ideas??
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, July 1, 2006, 7:32pm; Reply: 43
Hi Janet,
Well, maybe it's time to choose the lesser of evils.  You don't like fish, but at least most of them are not avoids for you.  If you stick with vegetables, fish and fruits and a little bread, maybe you won't be eating your favorites, but at least you won't be poisoning yourself!  :-)
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, July 1, 2006, 7:49pm; Reply: 44
[about a compliant jerky you can eat before or after in private.
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, July 1, 2006, 7:52pm; Reply: 45
Geminisue... even if Iknew what beef jerky was, I would think it sounds like an avoid for As??
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, July 1, 2006, 7:58pm; Reply: 46
Hi Victoria, yes it's always 'damage limitation' I have to go for!!
In Belguim we were with Congolese people and the only veg they served was cassava leaves and canned veg and so much pork products.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, July 2, 2006, 2:15am; Reply: 47
Tough choices there!  
Posted by: catlawyer, Saturday, July 8, 2006, 7:28am; Reply: 48
Love this - exactly the thread I was looking for!

Today: coffee with soymilk
rice with flax oil and wheat-free tamari
frozen yogurt (whoops!)
shrimp ceasar salad (avoids but tasted great)
red wine

More veggies needed!!
Posted by: Laura P, Saturday, July 8, 2006, 1:49pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from catlawyer
Love this - exactly the thread I was looking for!

Today: coffee with soymilk
rice with flax oil and wheat-free tamari
frozen yogurt (whoops!)
shrimp ceasar salad (avoids but tasted great)
red wine

More veggies needed!!


And not enough protien

Posted by: catlawyer, Saturday, July 8, 2006, 4:18pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from lkpetrolino


And not enough protien



You got that right, Laura.  I did forget that I had a little canned salmon in the a.m. - but it was too "fishy" for me (prefer the wonderful fresh stuff we can get).  

This morning:

oatmeal w/ tiny bit blackstrap molasses, 4 dried plums, and 1/4 c. organic yogurt from Trader Joes (never would have come up with that combo normally, but it sounded good to me this morning)

and coffee with unsweetened soymilk (lots of soymilk with a smaller amount of very strong organic coffee -- oh man but I'm glad coffee is okay for A's!)

Elizabeth
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Thursday, July 20, 2006, 5:31am; Reply: 51
Just to keep this thread on the move;

I had dark rye toast spread with miso and ricotta cheese, sprinkled with chopped walnuts.

Jenny
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, July 20, 2006, 5:50am; Reply: 52
Wow. That sounds good. I have most of those ingredients (will sub goat cheese for ricotta).
Posted by: 606 (Guest), Thursday, July 20, 2006, 1:54pm; Reply: 53
Today I had:

Breakfast: oats and kiwi fruit with soy and natural yoghurt + 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

Lunch: Chicken + lentils + broc + cauli + carrot

Dinner: Omelette with parsely and sardines

1 soy decaf latte
2 apples
big handful of almonds
3 ryvita with peanut butter and molasses
3 carob and seed protein balls

Does it look like I had too many nuts/seeds on the menu today?


Posted by: Laura P, Thursday, July 20, 2006, 2:41pm; Reply: 54
Well that is a lot of nuts, it just sort of depends on how many you had at each snack.  Your meal plan looks great though, I love having omlettes for dinner as well
Posted by: 606 (Guest), Friday, July 21, 2006, 3:09am; Reply: 55
It's just that nuts/seeds are so filling and satisfying and tasty. I do a lot of exercise so I find myself getting hungry every few hours...

Maybe I should munch on a few more carrots between meals...

Does anyone have any suggestions as to good between-meal snacks for type As?

Laura, omelettes are the best, aren't they?!
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, July 22, 2006, 2:12am; Reply: 56
In between meals, I tend toward nuts and seeds and dried fruit. I eat so many vegies at meal time that often I want something "other". Sometimes I'll eat a bit of yogurt as an after dinner snack with a sprinkling of ground flax seeds and molasses.
Posted by: italybound, Friday, October 27, 2006, 5:20pm; Reply: 57
Just the thread I am looking for. Suggestions for my A husband. Thanks!! :-)
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 3:14pm; Reply: 58
For breakfast:

1 slice Ezekiel Bread with ghee
1/2 cup Ezekiel Cereal (Golden Flax) with blueberries and soymilk


morning snack:

fresh pineapple


Later today I plan:

Pinto Beans with chopped yellow onion on top
Collard Greens cooked in a little olive oil until tender (add water as needed)
Slice of Ezekiel Bread with ghee

Before Bedtime Snack:

Strawberry Shake made with frozen strawberries, soy milk and tofu mixed in blender, add sugar-free sweetener to taste and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  The tofu helps thicken the shake and adds lots of great protein!   I also add a few ice cubes to make it nice and cold.  Yummy!!!  (This is very filling and sometimes it is all I have instead of a 3rd meal.)
Posted by: italybound, Saturday, October 28, 2006, 3:32pm; Reply: 59
Quoted from Diann
Before Bedtime Snack:
Strawberry Shake made with frozen strawberries, soy milk and tofu mixed in blender, add sugar-free sweetener to taste and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  The tofu helps thicken the shake and adds lots of great protein!   I also add a few ice cubes to make it nice and cold.  Yummy!!!  (This is very filling and sometimes it is all I have instead of a 3rd meal.)


Ha!! funny you posted that, I made the exact same thing last night for us. DH said he wished he had some ice cream and I remembered I'd picked up some soft tofu to make some.  I used xylitol and veg glyc so there wasnt SO MUCH taste of either in it. It was very good. couldn't tell there was tofu in it. he asked what was in it and I wouldnt tell him cause I knew he wouldn't even try it. it did give him gas tho and i'm wondering if it was the xylitol as i've read it can do that. what kind of sweetener did you use diann?
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, October 28, 2006, 7:57pm; Reply: 60
I've found a really nice breakfast cereal at a new english HFS, calls itself 'Gluten free muesli'.
I wasn't happy about my other one as it was not really totally compliant - this one is much closer.
Ingrediants:
rice flakes, sultanas, roast buckwheat, millet flakes, raisins, chopped dates, sunflower seeds, currants, roasted hazelnuts, flaked almonds and cashew nuts (avoid but how many can you get in one serving?)

I'm really enjoying it!!!
Posted by: Stormy, Saturday, October 28, 2006, 8:23pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from janet
I've found a really nice breakfast cereal at a new english HFS, calls itself 'Gluten free muesli'.
I wasn't happy about my other one as it was not really totally compliant - this one is much closer.
Ingrediants:
rice flakes, sultanas, roast buckwheat, millet flakes, raisins, chopped dates, sunflower seeds, currants, roasted hazelnuts, flaked almonds and cashew nuts (avoid but how many can you get in one serving?)

I'm really enjoying it!!!


I bought Nature Path's rice and millet cereal - was really happy to find it.  There's a big but though - millet is high on the glycemic index and I found my blood sugar levels way out of wack - made me tired and groggy, and of course . . . grumpy, etc.  Too bad, cause this was really crunchy and I miss crunchy.
Posted by: Stormy, Saturday, October 28, 2006, 8:31pm; Reply: 62
OK - this is what I've been doing lately (if you have a highly addictive personality - don't try this at home).   ;D ;D

Coarsely chop some walnuts and pecans; add raisins/fruit sweetened cranberries; mix some cocoa powder with brown rice syrup (I like lots of syrup and cocoa) and a little bit of stevia.  Mix everything together and eat with a spoon!

This really hits my need for chocolate and for sweet - it is heavenly!!!

Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 8:52pm; Reply: 63
Quoted from Debbie
OK - this is what I've been doing lately (if you have a highly addictive personality - don't try this at home).   ;D ;D

Coarsely chop some walnuts and pecans; add raisins/fruit sweetened cranberries; mix some cocoa powder with brown rice syrup (I like lots of syrup and cocoa) and a little bit of stevia.  Mix everything together and eat with a spoon!

This really hits my need for chocolate and for sweet - it is heavenly!!!



I've been doing something like this too, but I have a pimple on my nose to show for it!
Jenny
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 1:40am; Reply: 64
Quoted from Debbie
I bought Nature Path's rice and millet cereal - was really happy to find it.  There's a big but though - millet is high on the glycemic index and I found my blood sugar levels way out of wack - made me tired and groggy, and of course . . . grumpy, etc.  Too bad, cause this was really crunchy and I miss crunchy.


are you sure it is the millet that is bothering you? :-)   rice is high glycemic, not sure on millet as it apparently hasn't been tested. that's not to say you can't tell how it affects *you*. :-)    just a thought on the rice. :-)
janet, that cereal sounds good, wonder how it rates re: diabetes  ::)  will have to have a look. :-)
stormy, that mix sounds really good. i'm sure someone besides you will be enjoying it now that you've posted. :-)  but goodness, lets not have any more pimples, eh, jenny :-)     and all these years they thought pimples were just for teenagers.   :o ;) ;D
Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 5:34am; Reply: 65
Quoted from pkarmeier


are you sure it is the millet that is bothering you? :-)   rice is high glycemic, not sure on millet as it apparently hasn't been tested. that's not to say you can't tell how it affects *you*. :-)    just a thought on the rice. :-)
janet, that cereal sounds good, wonder how it rates re: diabetes  ::)  will have to have a look. :-)
stormy, that mix sounds really good. i'm sure someone besides you will be enjoying it now that you've posted. :-)  but goodness, lets not have any more pimples, eh, jenny :-)     and all these years they thought pimples were just for teenagers.   :o ;) ;D



Yes, I'm sure it's the millet - the type base mentions that it has high glycemic levels; I eat rice cakes all the time without any effect on my energy levels.

Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 5:35am; Reply: 66
Quoted from jsgrierson


I've been doing something like this too, but I have a pimple on my nose to show for it!
Jenny


What are you using in yours?
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 7:20am; Reply: 67
Quoted from Debbie
Yes, I'm sure it's the millet - the type base mentions that it has high glycemic levels; I eat rice cakes all the time without any effect on my energy levels.


well, for pete sake, there it is where down there in the Ws. I looked to M, N, O and quit. LOL.  Sorry.  ;)
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Sunday, October 29, 2006, 9:38am; Reply: 68
Quoted from Debbie


What are you using in yours?


I've been chopping up walnuts, mixing in some runny peanut butter and Cadburys drinking chocolate powder (relatively inoffensive). If I wasn't so greedy I would roll it into balls and treat it with more dignity, but I tend to eat it by the teaspoonful.
C'est la vie!
Jenny

Posted by: Drea, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2:17pm; Reply: 69
I haven't eaten breakie today (yet); I woke up early. But I often cook up some turkey bacon, then roll it up inside a sheet of nori, lightly spritzed with olive oil, and some scrambled eggs. Oh so good. Might just have that this morning.
Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2:39pm; Reply: 70
Quoted from jsgrierson


I've been chopping up walnuts, mixing in some runny peanut butter and Cadburys drinking chocolate powder (relatively inoffensive). If I wasn't so greedy I would roll it into balls and treat it with more dignity, but I tend to eat it by the teaspoonful.
C'est la vie!
Jenny



I know . . . my thought was to add some almond butter and roll it balls and freeze . . . I haven't done that yet.

I think it's the peanut butter giving you pimples.  Can't eat peanut butter anymore . . . causes bloating and gas.  Which is ok I guess as I was eating way too much of it . . .
Posted by: Stormy, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 71
Quoted from pkarmeier


well, for pete sake, there it is where down there in the Ws. I looked to M, N, O and quit. LOL.  Sorry.  ;)



:D
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 2:21am; Reply: 72
Quoted from pkarmeier


Ha!! funny you posted that, I made the exact same thing last night for us. DH said he wished he had some ice cream and I remembered I'd picked up some soft tofu to make some.  I used xylitol and veg glyc so there wasnt SO MUCH taste of either in it. It was very good. couldn't tell there was tofu in it. he asked what was in it and I wouldnt tell him cause I knew he wouldn't even try it. it did give him gas tho and i'm wondering if it was the xylitol as i've read it can do that. what kind of sweetener did you use diann?


I use Splenda.  Clay likes that one best so it is all we have in our house.  I'm not sure where it is in the food list, but figured it is okay since it is made from sugar.  I hope so, anyway!    You're right . . .  you can't tell there is tofu in that shake!!
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:30am; Reply: 73
Here are threads talking about Splenda...

http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive8/config.pl?read=41979

http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archived/config.pl?read=130630

http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/1/archives/00000025.htm

Not to be discouraging...  just trying to be informative...
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:40am; Reply: 74
Quoted from Diann
I use Splenda.  Clay likes that one best so it is all we have in our house.  I'm not sure where it is in the food list, but figured it is okay since it is made from sugar.  I hope so, anyway!    You're right . . .  you can't tell there is tofu in that shake!!


Splenda is nothing more than chlorinated sugar. From what I gather anyway.  :X :X :X :X       Haven't read any of the articles ABJoe posted, but from the research I've done, won't touch the stuff. Lets just say WF doesn't carry anything w/ that in it. Nor aspartame. :-)    Have you given stevia, vegetable glycerine or xylitol a try? :-)
On that desert, I had a bit today during the day. It is sooooooooo good. Sorta sweet, sorta tart, right up my alley!! :-)
Posted by: Drea, Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:47am; Reply: 75
Quoted from pkarmeier
Have you given stevia, vegetable glycerine or xylitol a try? :-)


Agave nectar is also good; sweet without a glycemic index spike.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:50am; Reply: 76
Quoted from janet
I've found a really nice breakfast cereal at a new english HFS, calls itself 'Gluten free muesli'.
I wasn't happy about my other one as it was not really totally compliant - this one is much closer.
Ingrediants:
rice flakes, sultanas, roast buckwheat, millet flakes, raisins, chopped dates, sunflower seeds, currants, roasted hazelnuts, flaked almonds and cashew nuts (avoid but how many can you get in one serving?)

I'm really enjoying it!!!



Hi Janet,

I was looking over the ingredients of the cereal you buy at your English HFS, I noticed that many of these items can be found in the bulk foods section of American HFS's, Whole Foods, or co-ops.  You could try mixing various grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits together and come up with your own compliant version of a muesli minus the cashews.

Alia
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:52am; Reply: 77
Quoted from outdoordrea
Agave nectar is also good; sweet without a glycemic index spike.


oh yes, forgot that one. I think it was bothering me, so stopped using it. actually I think I need to give it all up right now, as I think i'm having candida probs.  :'(     but yes, lots say they use agave w/ much success and the glycemic thing is why I started using it. will try it again later. :-)
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 2:07pm; Reply: 78
Thanks for the info on Splenda.  I will do more research  on this and see what we discover.  I've always heard that Stevia is a good sweetener but have never tried it.
Posted by: Janet, Monday, October 30, 2006, 2:15pm; Reply: 79
Quoted from Alia_Vo



Hi Janet,

I was looking over the ingredients of the cereal you buy at your English HFS, I noticed that many of these items can be found in the bulk foods section of American HFS's, Whole Foods, or co-ops.  You could try mixing various grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits together and come up with your own compliant version of a muesli minus the cashews.

Alia



Thanks Alia...that's also an idea but so far I think I've spotted one cashew!!  :D


Posted by: Diann (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:17pm; Reply: 80
Quoted from pkarmeier


Splenda is nothing more than chlorinated sugar. From what I gather anyway.  :X :X :X :X       Haven't read any of the articles ABJoe posted, but from the research I've done, won't touch the stuff. Lets just say WF doesn't carry anything w/ that in it. Nor aspartame. :-)    Have you given stevia, vegetable glycerine or xylitol a try? :-)
On that desert, I had a bit today during the day. It is sooooooooo good. Sorta sweet, sorta tart, right up my alley!! :-)


I clearly have not done my homework on Splenda.  I did some reading this morning and found that it isn't natural at all.  The sugar molecules have been  replaced with chlorine atoms (I won't even pretend to understand that!) so that the product does not remain in the body.  The manufacturers state that approx. 15% remains in the body, but I guess I would ask 15% of what remains in the body??  Sucralose is quickly excreted through the kidneys.  One good thing about it is that it does not cross the blood/brain barrier as aspartame does.  I like the sound of Stevia because it is an herb.  I have not tried it but will do that.  I actually don't use a lot of sweeteners except in baked goods and in my yummy strawberry tofu shake. I don't use it in coffee, tea or cereal.  However, Clay loves the sweets.  He sweetens everything.  Does anyone know if Stevia impacts blood sugar the same way as regular sugar?  I'm not familiar with xylitol but will do some reading on that as well.  Is it a sugar alcohol?  It seems I have much to learn about this topic.  I must admit it can be confusing!   ??)

Thanks to all for the tips and input.  
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 3:29pm; Reply: 81
I found some interesting reading on xylitol.  You can go to this site to read all about it.  Sounds good!

http://www.laleva.cc/food/xylitol.html


Wanted to make an addition to this post.  I don't want to change the course of this thread, but since we got off on discussing sweeteners . . .    ;)

I just read the ingredients on the Splenda bag and the first one is maltodextrin. That is a no-no for my Type O hubby.  Seems it is made from corn starch which is an avoid.  That fact alone makes it off limits and it is a goner in our home!
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 30, 2006, 6:39pm; Reply: 82
Diann, from what I understand, yes xylitol is a sugar alcohol and is why it gives some people gas. I think I will be switching to something else, as it makes me feel strange. That's not to say it will do you or hubby that way, you'll just have to try it out if you decide to go that route. Has to be better than Sucralose or Aspartame tho!! As for it being okay to use, I understand it is, but just as some foods affect each person dif, so does this seem to. :-)
From what I understand, stevia will not cause sugar spikes. In fact is said to even out sugar levels. :-)
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 7:10pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from pkarmeier
Diann, from what I understand, yes xylitol is a sugar alcohol and is why it gives some people gas. I think I will be switching to something else, as it makes me feel strange. That's not to say it will do you or hubby that way, you'll just have to try it out if you decide to go that route. Has to be better than Sucralose or Aspartame tho!! As for it being okay to use, I understand it is, but just as some foods affect each person dif, so does this seem to. :-)
From what I understand, stevia will not cause sugar spikes. In fact is said to even out sugar levels. :-)


Thanks for the info.  I have  tried several sugar alcohols and find they don't work well for me.  As soon as I can get back to the health food store in the next town (we don't have much here!)  I will get some Stevia.  That is probably the best route for us to go.  I called Clay and told him not to drink the green tea I made for him today.  Ha Ha  He was going to make a stop and see if he can find some unsweetened green tea in a bottle to have today on his route.  He has a long day, so he will definitely be in need of that tea!    The Splenda might be the thing that has been causing his digestive upset.  He has had a perpetual problem with indigestion, GERD, and hiccups when he eats.  I guess we will know in a few days if that is the culprit.   ;)
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 30, 2006, 7:58pm; Reply: 84
Quoted from Diann
The Splenda might be the thing that has been causing his digestive upset.  He has had a perpetual problem with indigestion, GERD, and hiccups when he eats.  I guess we will know in a few days if that is the culprit.   ;)


Please let us know if it is the 'culprit'. Wouldn't that be interesting. :-)  Also when you get some Stevia and try it, let us know what you think ok? :-)
Posted by: Drea, Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:16pm; Reply: 85
Perhaps you can get a small container or sample package. I didn't do that, but bought a huge box of it instead because it was on sale at WF...only to find out that I really don't like the taste. A waste, really.
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:45pm; Reply: 86
Quoted from outdoordrea
Perhaps you can get a small container or sample package. I didn't do that, but bought a huge box of it instead because it was on sale at WF...only to find out that I really don't like the taste. A waste, really.


That sounds like a good idea.  I've never tried it, so don't know anything about the taste.  Was it  really strong?   It is so hard trying to decide on sweeteners with a diabetic in the house.  
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:48pm; Reply: 87
I play it safe and only use vegetable glycerin rather than the other alternatives.
Jenny
Posted by: Drea, Monday, October 30, 2006, 8:49pm; Reply: 88
I just didn't like the after taste. And yes, it can be strong or not so strong, depending on the format you buy it in (meaning: liquid, powder, or leaf). I bought the powder form that had extra fiber in each serving, because at the time I thought I needed extra fiber.

For me, agave nectar, veg gly, and blackstrap molasses are the sweeteners of my choice; but I am not a diabetic, though I do tend to follow the guidelines set forth in the Diabetes Health Series Book.
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 1:25am; Reply: 89
Quoted from outdoordrea
Perhaps you can get a small container or sample package. I didn't do that, but bought a huge box of it instead because it was on sale at WF...only to find out that I really don't like the taste. A waste, really.


Drea, you can take that stevia or whatever it was, back to WF  for a refund, even w/o a receipt. If you have no receipt, they'll just give you store credit. Unless you used like the whole package.  :-/   :)
Anyway, this is one of the things I really love about WF. You are never 'stuck' w/ anything. Even if you buy fruit and it goes bad in a day or 2 or is really nasty when you go to eat it. Just return it. They are the most return friendly store to which I've ever been. As it should be.   ;D
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 1:33am; Reply: 90
I actually gave it away to some friends who eat too much Splenda in hopes that they would convert. Then I moved out of their state. I don't know if they ever even tried it...but that's good to know about WF. I guess there is a silver lining inside their exorbitant pricing.
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 2:03am; Reply: 91
Quoted from outdoordrea
I guess there is a silver lining inside their exorbitant pricing.


yes, and that is exactly why I never feel guilty about returning anything.  ;D
Posted by: 212 (Guest), Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 8:30pm; Reply: 92
a bowl of special K with soy milk, a reeses pb cup, a vege wrap with feta, 4 boxes of halloween size nerds, pizza (cheese only, moz.) some more halloween candy and a beer..... Need help sticking to the diet!
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 8:39pm; Reply: 93
Quoted from Jensbug
a bowl of special K with soy milk, a reeses pb cup, a vege wrap with feta, 4 boxes of halloween size nerds, pizza (cheese only, moz.) some more halloween candy and a beer..... Need help sticking to the diet!


You're just a hoot!!   You provided me with a much-needed good laugh today.   Just hang in there.  Keep reading and educating yourself and it does get easier, at least most days!!  (book2)(sunny)(sunny)(clap)(clap)
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:46pm; Reply: 94
Breakfast
small soy yoghurt with corn flakes, black strap molass, pumpkin seeds, lecithin; a rice cake with tahin: Green tea

Lunch
noodles with mushrooms, ghee and a little parmesan (small avoid !)
Salmon and raw veggie salad and some  grapes. green tea

Dinner
rice stir fried with peas, ghee, tamari, parsley and onion; a boiled egg with green caulflower and cannellini beans a 'pear and a squeezed grapefruit

enjoy your food ! Maria Giovanna
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 12:07am; Reply: 95
B'fst: sauteed broccoli and beet greens, turkey bacon, coffee with soy milk
Snack: pineapple chunks and walnuts
Lunch: tuna salad with lots of celery and green onion, compliant homemade mayo over large pile of romaine lettuce.
Snack: whole milk yogurt with peanuts and blackstrap molasses
Dinner: not sure yet, but here's what I have planned...carrot/apple/ginger/beet juice (freshly made), and cream of buckwheat cereal, and a glass of red wine.

80 ounces of water sipped throughout the day.
Posted by: Diann (Guest), Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 9:41pm; Reply: 96
Quoted from pkarmeier


Please let us know if it is the 'culprit'. Wouldn't that be interesting. :-)  Also when you get some Stevia and try it, let us know what you think ok? :-)


We bought some liquid Stevia and have been using it to sweeten tea.  I also used some in a slaw salad I made for Clay.  Anyway, I noticed that for the two meals he ate at home today, he has not had hiccups or indigestion.  It might be a little early to say for sure about the use of Splenda causing this problem, but it is looking like it might be the culprit.  I'm sure he will  be posting results in the days ahead.   Neither of us noticed the absence of his hiccups until later in the day.  I called him and asked him about it and we had a good laugh over it.  There are some things that you just don't miss when they are gone!    I'm sure he will post under testimonials later when he is more certain of the results.  

As for the taste of Stevia, he says it is fine with him.  I ate some pumpkin that had been sweetened with stevia and didn't notice anything different.  Tasted fine to me.   We have several stores that carry it - a health food store, Kroger, and Walmart.  There does seem to be some variety in Stevia products.  I noticed one company online that had stevia added to a bunch of ingredients.  That's not what we bought.  I would like to try the stevia powder sometime.  All we have used so far is the liquid stevia.  We give it a good thumbs up!  

In keeping with this thread here are my foods for today:

Breakfast:  warm lemon water before food.
                 Scrambled Eggs with soy milk added, cooked in ghee
                  1 slice Ezekiel Bread with ghee
                  Black coffee (I'm getting used to not using cream)

Snack:  4 oz. grapefruit juice

Lunch:  Salmon steak
           Steamed Carrots
            Collard Greens
             Pinto Beans  (I'm addicted to pinto beans!!)
             Fresh pumpkin cooked in ghee with stevia
              Water

Snack:   Fresh pineapple pieces

Will probably go light for supper.  That's a big meal for lunch today.


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