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Posted by: 26758 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2013, 11:03pm
Hi there. I am new to this. i have been reading and reading everyones blogs and information. Mostly i see that people recommend cook at home cook at home cook at home. BUT as a single mom of 2 with a really busy job far from my home that wont always work. although i am trying as much as i can. (plus i am a god awful cook) i spent an hour in the grocery store reading labels today and think i got some good things. i was wondering if any A's saw anything i got that would be a no. also im new here so any buddies that are A's would be great. i havent figured out how to find one yet. My list is below. i look forward to meeting people!
oikos greek yogurt strawberry. 0% fat
ezekiel bread raisin and cinnamin ( i wanted the rhye but it was 6.50 for 6 peices and the shelf brand had the first ingredient of wheat so thought that would be bad.)
vanilla silk coffee creamer
pamelas peanut butter cookies ingredients are:pb, molasses,eggs rice syrup, brown rice flour.
of course i got a ton of allowed veggies and fruits
all natural organic plain popcorn
rice cakes and peanut butter.
oikos chocolate greek frozen yogurt.
also can i have corn tortillas??
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 12:23am; Reply: 1
Welcome Allie:

>oikos greek yogurt strawberry

I would do better without. Would work for most As. Some would object to the sugar.

>ezekiel bread raisin and cinnamin

This has been reformulated since the book came out. It now contains added wheat gluten. Some As have a problem with the added gluten

>vanilla silk coffee creamer

I would not do well with the sodium citrate, most As could handle this. Carrageenan gives most As problems.

>popcorn

This is a problem if you are a nonsecretor

http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm

>corn tortillas

Problem if you are a nonsecretor

>oikos chocolate greek frozen yogurt.

Sugar a problem for some
Whey is a problem for most
Guar gum is an avoid
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 1:17am; Reply: 2
Just like C sharp says  :X :-/

You can find so many other things to eat-- organic does not mean healthy.
Look for the dirty dozen when buying organic and read all your labels. No need to buy everything organic.   http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/dirty-dozen-foods#slide-2

100% rye bread exists it is usually very thin and flat, you can also buy rye crackers that are very good, one brand is ryvita. I find them with the crackers on the bottom shelf.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00am; Reply: 3
Please organic nonGMO corn only.
Please educate yourself about GMO's.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/buy-non-gmo
Posted by: Joy, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:36am; Reply: 4
Try to buy organic vegetables and fruits as much as you can.  I realize they are a bit more expensive but all you have to do is rinse them and they are good to cook or whatever.

As you are very busy and working diligently all week, look for recipes for soups.  Alot of veggies can be pureed and add some spices to make them tasty.  That and some complaint bread or creackers make a good meal.

Also, if you have the veggies you can easily and quickly make a salad.  Search some compliant dressing for As.  I love olive oil, lemon, and a dash of salt on salad.  There are many others.
Check out the recipe database.  

Again, realizing you are very busy even if you spend 15-20 minutes and few times a week you can put together some great meals for your family.

Don't forget making soup sometimes gives you more than you can store in the refrigerator.
Soup does very well in the freezer and all you hve to do is defrost and heat when you need it.

Fresh breads also do well in the freezer.  I found a bakery that uses no preservatives at all.  The rolls stay in the freezer until I want them.  I tend to toast everything and find out what "ghee" is because you will be using it alot.

Give yourself time to learn.  You will be giving your family a healthy lifestyle.

Lots of luck

Joy
Posted by: 26758 (Guest), Monday, January 7, 2013, 3:35am; Reply: 5
thank you so much for the info. very helpful and makes me feel even more overwhelmed with donts... but i will start slow and see how it goes. I am more interested in losing about 10 pounds and not feeling bloated every single day of the week but i think the more i try the more i will be interested in all the little details.
Posted by: Joy, Monday, January 7, 2013, 4:07am; Reply: 6
Allie360,

Please don't get hung up on the avoids when you are first starting.  It is only going to keep you overwhelmed.

Choose a few beneficials and neutrals  that everyone in your family can eat.   Try it in different combinations for a while.  They will be easy to identify when you go to the foodtype base.  It will give you the food and what category it falls into for each bloodtype.  

As everyone will advise you drastic changes don't accomplish much.  Slowly eliminate foods that are making you feel bloated.  This lifestyle is not about trying harder because you want instant better results and to lose ten pounds in a week.

Stop feeling guilty because there may be a few avoids in the food you prepare while you're making these changes.  Adjustments and changes are not a sign of failure.  

Give yourself a break and STOP.  Stop in this instance stands for : Step back, Think, Organize your thoughts, and Proceed.

We all know you are on the right path and you can do it.

Joy
  
Posted by: 26758 (Guest), Monday, January 7, 2013, 4:18am; Reply: 7
thank you! that made me feel much better! i will say my lunches are looking much healthier.  i am a carb junkie so this is a huge change for me. i am used to having a bagel for breakfast a sandwhich for lunch and pasta or pizza for dinner.  so you can probably imagine the strange words and things i am trying to absorb from everyone. i think you are exactly right i will just try to stick to list best i can for now...
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, January 7, 2013, 5:29am; Reply: 8
Allie, do you have a copy of LR4YT?  It is a good one to turn to for food lists and exercise suggestions.

Everyone starts out at their own pace, regardless of what the 'best case scenario' might be.  Like you, I wasn't in the habit of eating the foods on my list and I had relied on a lot of prepared foods.  I was used to buying what I considered healthy foods from the frozen section of my health food store or deli, sometimes eating out.  I wasn't in the habit of reading the fine print to see what was in the food I was eating, if the main heading sounded good.  For example, I used to love frozen quiche and pot pies.  Now, I would look at the list of things in those packages and cringe!!  But in those early months, I had to work with what I was able to cope with.

The reason people talk about cooking our own foods is because as we advance in our sensitivity to how our bodies react to what we eat, we find that we can eat exactly what we want if we fix it ourselves.  I really had to learn how to cook all over again, but now, it's a pleasure.  The months of adjustment are invisible to everyone except for myself, however.  ;)
Posted by: 26758 (Guest), Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:30pm; Reply: 9
i am going to try and download the book on my kindle today. i do not have it yet... i have been on this a few days and feel lighter if that even makes sense. I fell off the wagon and had a big blueberry muffin this morning. i am amazed at how badly my stomach is swollen and making so many noises. my body must really really hate that bad for you bread. lesson learned maybe next time it wont be so tempting....
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:48pm; Reply: 10
Nothing on that list is so horrible that it should be returned to the  store- eat what you bought. It's still an improvement over what you used to eat. Just look for even better choices the next time you go shopping.

Unsweetened yogurt is a healthier choice- sweeten yourself with thawed frozen berries and compliant sweeteners (such as honey, agave, or maple syrup.) Baby food fruit mixes nicely into yogurt as well.  I did that when my son was a baby and often ate his leftovers- yummy!

Look for a shelf-stable soy milk that only has two ingredients: organic soybeans and water. That can be used as a coffee creamer, smoothie base, etc. You don't need all the additives and sweeteners in the "silk creamer" or similar products.

Check ingredients in the peanut butter- you don't want any high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils.

Those cookies sound 100% compliant for you. Enjoy in moderation. If they made an almond butter version I would eat them myself.

Where's the vegetable protein? You should be having a lot of beans plus some soy products. Canned beans are probably your best bet if you lack time and confidence in the kitchen. Remember that most soy is GMO so you should buy organic or "GMO-free verified". Yes, organic is more expensive, but soy products in general are pretty cheap (especially compared to the meats that Os need) so this shouldn't be an excessive burden.
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