Quoted from DiannThere was also the suggestion for all of us Type As to begin our day with a small glass of warm water with lemon juice squeezed into it before we eat or drink anything. Have any of you fellow As done this? Did you get good results? (book2)
Quoted from longshotI seriously did not think i would survive without dairy. of course I still have the occasional yogurt, goats cheese etc, but the more i abstain from the dairy the less i crave it. i find thats the case with all the avoids that i dont like-- the more i abstain from them, the less i crave them. and in fact, if i do eat them, i pay for it. at first especially, it is really important to have substitutes for things you really like (like for me cheese). i ate tons of feta and goat cheese and even soy cheese initially. now i dont need it as much in that i dont even crave dairy anymore. anyway, good luck with the diet and i am anxious to hear how you feel in a few weeks:)
Quoted from DiannWell, I bought my first carton of soy milk today. (clap)
Quoted from lolawhat about blue diamond almond breeze milk?
don t know about avoids on that one.........
Pacific foods make rice milk and almond I think, not sure.
Quoted from lolaPacific foods, too?think those have the rice one, no?
Quoted from DiannI am a Newbie and I got my books in the mail today. I ordered a second hand copy of Eat Right For Your Type and also the Encyclopedia book. I am thoroughly engrossed in ERFYT. Here is what I have learned today:
I cannot do the high protein/low carb diet that works so well for my husband (Type O)
My natural inclinations towards some of the foods and beverages are right on target. For example, I love coffee, do not drink soft drinks, sodas, etc, always order both coffee and water with lemon when I eat out. I have never liked black tea of any variation. ( I am willing to give green tea a try since it is supposed to be beneficial).
When I first started looking at this eating plan, I just knew I would never be able to give up Dairy Foods. I love milk and cheese. But . . . after reading about why dairy is not good for me, I decided that I can and will immediately trade my dairy for soy milk and soy cheese. One of the reasons I need to give up dairy is that milk causes an increase in mucous for me and causes lots of problems with sinus drainage etc etc. Boy is that right!! I am practically drowning in excess mucous in my nose and throat. Nothing has worked for me in this area. So now, I am going to eliminate the Dairy from my diet and see how that works. There was also the suggestion for all of us Type As to begin our day with a small glass of warm water with lemon juice squeezed into it before we eat or drink anything. Have any of you fellow As done this? Did you get good results? Just curious about it and I will definitely post my results in a few days. I said all of that just to say that this information enables me to give up something that I thought I could not.
Another thing that is fundamental: The breakdown of Beneficial, Neutral and Avoid foods. He suggested with think of Beneficial as foods that act like medicine, Neutral acts like FOOD! and Avoids act like toxins. Now that is really food for thought!
OK - I'm getting back to my book now. (book2)
Quoted from lolathe almond beverage does have guar gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan
as well as the rice one.........
Quoted from pkarmeier
Diann, please be sure to check the ingred. a good deal of the soy milks have avoids. the plain Westsoy is ONLY soybeans and water. You could add your own vanilla and sweetener if you like it that way. Almond and rice milk all have carageenan in them to my knowledge. :'( :'( :'(
Quoted from Diann
I'm off to look for recipes for that tofu.
Quoted from laurieadrienne
Hi Diann, if you're looking for a good recipe book for tofu, this is my absolute favorite. It's by Deborah Madison, my favorite vegetarian cookbook writer. This book will give you a ton of info about cooking tofu -- every recipe I've tried from the book is delicious.
The book is called "This Can't be Tofu." I'm including the Amazon link below, so you can read more about it.
All of Deborah's books are great if you're looking to expand your repertoire. But I'd recommend beginning with this specific book as it's a great way to learn about cooking with tofu if you've never done it before.
Quoted from outdoordreaOne of the best things about tofu is that it can be adapted into almost any recipe (instead of meat). For example, today I made a Chicken Curry recipe but used tofu instead of chicken. It turned out great! My DH is a non-BTD vegetarian O, and I made this dish to take to a friend's pot luck birthday party tonight.
Another good recipe book for tofu is called "The Art of Tofu" by Akasha Richmond; but the recipe I made today was from a book called "The Curry Book" by Nancie McDermott.
Quoted from lolafruit icecream made with frozen compliant fruit and silken tofu is a geat compliant substitute!at least for me.........
Quoted from lolafruit icecream made with frozen compliant fruit and silken tofu is a geat compliant substitute!
at least for me.........
Quoted from DiannLola, do you have the fruit ice cream recipe posted somewhere? My hubby (Type O) loves ice cream. I mean LOVES it!! That is one of the first things he mentioned about giving up on his BTD. He is diabetic, so we need to be careful about sweeteners as well. If you don't mind sharing your recipe, I would love to have it. Is it just the fruit and silken tofu?? That sounds much too easy!! (think)
Quoted from lolaDiann,
don t have a recipe per se, and it is as easy as it reads!!
just add silken tofu, a brick, to about 2 or 3 cups of frozen whatever fruit is compliant and turn on the processor........you can thaw the fruit just a bit so the blades don t get stuck......
have done it with mango, banana and strawberries also.......peach, too........it tasted sweet to me, without adding veg glycerin or other sweetener, but adjust to his taste buds and yours.