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Posted by: 107 (Guest), Sunday, July 2, 2006, 8:18pm
I have finally made the big switch to having a dinner-type meal for breakfast and boy what a change it has made!  It took a day or two to get used to having such a big red meat b-fast, but now if we ever cannot have it for some reason, I really miss it!  We have been having bison burgers (so tasty to me now in the a.m.!!), spinach or salad, sometimes butternut squash and an avocado, plus olive oil on spinach or salad.  

My children and hubby really like it too, except for little one won't TOUCH the spinach.  But he LOVES the meat!  He's not crazy about avocado, which makes me think he is an O secretor, but don't know for sure.  My older son and I just LOVE the avocados in the a.m.  He is definitely a nonnie, though haven't had test yet.  I have found the avocado really makes the b-fast filling for a long time.  

Thanks to all who have been encouraging this way of eating to me.  I took the plunge, and it is paying off.  After b-fast, we wait about an hour or more and have a snack of blueberries, plums or pears with walnuts or tahini butter.  Then, we have a pretty big lunch, then a very light dinner (animal protein with each meal).  It's working out great and I am not craving sweet things as much.  My weight is stabilizing and slimming up too...  I feel less cranky and stronger.  I have cut out the sweeter fruits like banana, even though I know it is considered beneficial, but I think I do better with the lower sugar fruits, like berries, plums.  What are some other low-sugar fruits for O nonnie?

Thanks again!

Posted by: Patty Lee, Sunday, July 2, 2006, 10:58pm; Reply: 1
Cool!  Welcome to the meat-and-veg O nonnie breakfast club! :)

Try checking out fruits at : look up any given fruit and scroll down for the glycemic index and glycemic load. The lower the better.  Most berries are generally excellent for us and are my staples!  Pomegranates are also good, if you can deal with them (I found that peeling them under water is great).   And cherries and peaches.  Pears actually have a slightly higher glycemic load, so you might use them sparingly.
Posted by: Brighid45, Sunday, July 2, 2006, 10:58pm; Reply: 2
It's amazing what a big difference it makes when you move from grains and starch to vegetables and meat for breakfast! I rarely have anything besides kale or collards, broccoli, eggs, leftover pot roast or steak . . . delicious!
Posted by: Laura P, Monday, July 3, 2006, 1:55am; Reply: 3
ok, let's not make this a type O only thing, I do this as well in all my glory, poached salmon is one of my favorites, turkey leg, chicken, ostridge sausage.  combined with liberal amounts of veggie of choice and topped with avocado, homemade mayo or ghee.  

Breakfest is easy I have a harder time figuring out what to have for dinner and pre-bed snack
Posted by: Colleen, Monday, July 3, 2006, 2:27am; Reply: 4
Do you folks go to work in the mornings?  I can't imagine having the time to eat like this and get to work for 7:30 a.m.  I'd like to try it but my breaky is a smoothie in a glass that travels with me to the office.  How do you transition ?  Are your meals cooked ahead of time and just reheated or do you start from scratch every morning?  My father loved fish n chips for breaky so people eating big meals in the morning isn't something weird to me, just don't know how I'd find the time.
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, July 3, 2006, 2:50am; Reply: 5
Colleen-do what I do.  Make more for supper and then reheat in the morning.  You can always put it in a saucepan in the fridge already to go in the morning while you get dressed, etc.  Before putting it away, some kind of steak or roast, I chop it up and put it into individual containers.  I can whip it up with whatever veggie I had the night before or salad.  Another quick one is soup like broccoli, spinach, swiss chard, kholorabi, beet greens, collard greens, etc. with onions and garlic and spices of your choice with the chopped protein mixed in and heated.  It makes it so much easier to eat compliantly when you have things ready and waiting for you. :D:D

Debra :)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 3, 2006, 3:31am; Reply: 6
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peeling them under water is great

brilliant!  thanks for the tip! )
Posted by: Patty Lee, Monday, July 3, 2006, 3:39pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from lola

brilliant!  thanks for the tip! )

Thanks!  I ruined enough shirts before figuring THAT one out....:)
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Monday, July 3, 2006, 8:31pm; Reply: 8
You know, I do really need to plan ahead for breakfast, but since I am a stay at home mom, I always procrastinate and say, "I'll do it in the morning!"  The prob is, then my day is pushed back a bit get started, and with homeschooling coming up this fall, oh well, we'll make it work.  But, I do think that ahead of time is great.

Really, it doesn't take that long to cook frozen greens in a pan, pat out some bison ground meat into a pattie and fry in a small pan, cut an avocado and there you are.  But, with me, I make fresh carrot juice before cooking b'fast.  That juicer is a BEAR to clean!!!!  Takes time!!!

Posted by: Debra+, Tuesday, July 4, 2006, 2:02am; Reply: 9
This evening I was in a rush for supper so I had some pureed broccoli, swiss chard and zucchini soup with eggs.  I put about 1 1/2 cups of soup in the bottom of a saucepan and brought to a simmer.  Then I cracked two eggs into the soup and put a lid on it to simmer for about 1 1/2 minutes.  The egg yolks were still soft.  Put all of this into a bowl and cut up the egg and stirred.  Yummalicious.  It would be a real quick one for breakfast. :D

Debra :)

P.S.  Yes, great tip about peeling the pomegranates under water Patty :D
Posted by: 41 (Guest), Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:16pm; Reply: 10
Being a newbie I have spent the past day and a half reading this site.  I am now convinced my husband is a non-sector, though I have not ordered the kit for testing yet.  I have firomyalgia and my husband has rhumatoid arthritis. The past few years, to help us get healthier, I slowly switched us to a vegetarian diet, cutting out red meat years ago.  Well, we are both O  :o  But my husband loves his meat, so as a treat I would make it now and then.  A typical day would start us with a high fiber cereal, my favorite being shredded wheat.  I would then spend the rest of the day exhaused/foggy and nap at least 2 times.  I would be to tired (or lazy) to make a lunch so often would just eat more cereal, with lots of cows milk of course.  Some days I would force myself to make dinner, but have gotten into the habit of ordering out ALOT  :B.  I have noticed over the past year or so, that after eating dinner I am re-energized and ready to start the day   :'( yet the world says it is bed time and I have been looking forward to bed time all day  ::)  But often toss and turn, lately giving into OTC sleep aids.  I have often thought that I should eat supper for breakfast, but it just seemed so weird  ;)  I don't work outside the home and my youngest child is 19!!! So I could do it, but by morning the exhaustion would take over again and I would be just to tired to make such a thing.  Cereal is just so easy.  What an encouragement this is.  I often would say that I (and my youngest son) were born on the wrong side of the world, since our internal clocks were defintly 12 hours off.  So I would day dream about moving to New Zealand,  ;D  

So, OK, my house is a wreck, my gardens are over run with weeds....but I am spending today making up a new menu for us  :D Now, what to do with the stockpile of cereal I have :o

Thanks for the post!!! Sandy O
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 4:37pm; Reply: 11
Sandy, been there, done that! Be sure to read Rachel's most recent blog!
Posted by: Elizabeth, Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 7:41pm; Reply: 12

Save up and get a VitaMix,  I have had one nearly a month, and life is great!  It really aids the digestion of other things, and no worries about juice mess or too sweet juice--since it juices the pulp too.  Just rinse out--you could do it in an evening gown.  This morning: scrambled eggs, kale, slice of summer tomato, spelt English muffin with olive oil, fresh peach (no juicer involved).  Lunch was oatcake, nut butter, and two glasses of celery/carrot/apple/lime/parsely/pinch of salt/dried apricot/dried black fig juice.  Made in 60 seconds flat.  I know I sound like a commercial, but I agonized over the cost of this thing for years, and eventually received it as a gift, but would take out a bank loan if I needed one now.  Apparently it makes and heats soup too--you just let it run for about 5 minutes, but it is summer and I don't want to try that.  
Posted by: italybound, Saturday, November 4, 2006, 5:35pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Elizabeth
Save up and get a VitaMix,  I have had one nearly a month, and life is great!  It really aids the digestion of other things, and no worries about juice mess or too sweet juice--since it juices the pulp too.  Just rinse out--you could do it in an evening gown. Apparently it makes and heats soup too--you just let it run for about 5 minutes, but it is summer and I don't want to try that.  

Elizabeth, I just bought my very own VitaMix today and am so anxious to use it. May I pick your brain if I feel the need when I get mine?  :)
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