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Posted by: spachick, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:54pm
I travel for business (airplane etc) so I can  sometimes go grocery shopping for food.

However, I normally do not have a microwave or fridge access at hotels.

Any ideas for a Type O for breakfast  because the bfast normally offered is the complete opposite of what a  Type O can eat?

Thanks in advance,

Spachick
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:59pm; Reply: 1
Depends how often you need to do it and how compliant you want to be.

Things like eggs can usually be gotten although they may be cooked in less than desirable fats. There are other things, perhaps we'll get a nice list going.
Posted by: Adopted4, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:00pm; Reply: 2
My type O husband used to travel a lot for business. I'm surprised that your hotel accommodations don't include at least a small refrigerator as most hotel chains where business travelers commonly stay have at least that. I was going to recommend some freshly cut fruit salads from the grocery store, but without a fridge that could be difficult.

Most grocery stores, and even large WalMart's that sell groceries, often carry gluten free products. I just recently purchased some gluten free bagels (they had gf loaf bread too) that they make fresh and then freeze to prevent spoilage because of the absence of preservatives. You may also look for gluten free cereal/snack bars that don't contain corn (which is a big no-no for O's) or potato. Many of them contain rice flour and/or tapioca flour which are better for O's. You can also buy almond butter to spread on your bagels for protein if you don't prefer butter.

Also consider preparing muffins with compliant ingredients before your trips if you think you can pack them without crushing or damaging them during travel.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 8:36pm; Reply: 3
Most restaurants will make an omelet using whatever ingredients make you happy - from what they have...  You need to make sure they don't add pancake batter, etc. to make the scrambled eggs more fluffy, though...

Most hotel restaurants are willing to provide almost anything from the menu to keep business travelers happy...  It may take a little longer to prepare if it is not normal breakfast food, however...

Remember that you can eat anything from your food lists at any time of day, no matter how weirdly people look at you while you do it...   ;D   ;)   :o
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:44pm; Reply: 4
buy rice cakes
ask for pure butter to spread on and acompany those with a veggie omelette

a garden salad is always available
take along olive oil in case these hotels do not carry it

a sea salt mill is always handy

ground linseeds to sprinkle on your fruit

nori sheets can help quench a hunger pang before a meal

have a trail mix handy for emergencies

canned tuna, sardine or salmon are also live savers, to add to your garden salad

ask to always hold the croutons, the grated cheese, the corn kernels and the dressing......been there, done that

shredded chicken or grilled strips on a salad works as well
Posted by: spachick, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:24pm; Reply: 5
Great suggestions!! Thanks for taking the time to respond. I forgot one important element to my conundrum, I'm black, and according to the book, I can't eat eggs, dairy products or grains. I'm in a B&N looking through the book Cook Right 4 Your Type and I'm surprised that A LOT of the suggestions for breakfast include eggs or a bread of some type. What am I to do?
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:31pm; Reply: 6
Eat meat!  ;D

Any kind of animal protein with veggies is good.

You could even do something with sardines.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:22am; Reply: 7
I was stuck in a hotel whose complimentary breakfast was worth exactly what I paid for it.  I walked next door and got my breakfast at the deli next door.  I had them make a three-egg omelet with vegetables.

I also carry bars for these situations.  They're okay for vacation when my schedule is flexible.  But a proper breakfast is essential when you know you can't eat again for another six hours.

BTW, most hotels will provide a refrigerator on demand for diabetics.  Just ask -- no proof needed.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:32am; Reply: 8
Sorry, didn't see your response about wanting to avoid eggs.  A deli can provide roast beef or turkey on salad greens.

I'm seeing sushi in major supermarkets now.  When you wrangle that refrigerator, you can buy the sushi / sashimi the day before!  Left over grilled salmon tastes pretty good cold, too.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Monday, May 20, 2013, 2:33am; Reply: 9
Nuts take little space but have a lot of protein & fat that can satisfy you.
A good breakfast is fruit & nuts which won't spoil.
If the hotel doesn't have a fridge, maybe you can buy some ice & a container. That will keep some food fresh for several hours!
Rotisserie chickens are good for Os & Bs. I need my veggies, so a container of cherry tomatoes might be good. I even like lettuce enough to eat it plain when I have to. Maybe you can buy a tiny bottle of olive oil to make a salad.
I had shared that in March when I was out of town that I got some great carrot juice at a Wal-Mart.
Most towns have health food stores where you might find appropriate snacks(usually better for As & ABs).
I don't like grilled food, but if you do, a steak house might be good for Os & Bs. Just ask to skip the potatoes. Maybe they will substitute a veggie. Make sure it isn't corn which isn't a real veggie anyway(altho they think it is!).
Oh, when I was out of town, I found out that Qdoba had brown rice, so I had brown rice with pinto beans. Yeah!! They are finally waking up. Too bad it took most of my life to get this far!
If you travel by car, you can bring supplies(like a cooler) to accomplish your goals.  Red Lilac may have some good tips.
Posted by: spachick, Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:03am; Reply: 10
Ok so for breakfast I'm thinking about rotisserie chicken with some kind of vegetables (not sure what kind yet because I'm not use to eating veg for bfast)

An hour before (when I work out -a banana or pineapple) or an hour later.
It's going to be weird not eating bread or eggs but it's with a shot!!

Thanks for your input all!! Keep em coming !
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:16am; Reply: 11
When traveling and buying food in a store, you'd have to either eat raw or canned veggies.  There are 8 ounce cans of vegetables in many stores...  

If in a restaurant, you may be able to get sauteed onions or cooked broccoli or carrots...  I like steamed carrots for breakfast with a protein.

You do have to be creative sometimes to eat well, but it is worth the trouble!!  ;)   ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:34am; Reply: 12
Quoted from spachick
Great suggestions!! Thanks for taking the time to respond. I forgot one important element to my conundrum, I'm black, and according to the book, I can't eat eggs, dairy products or grains. I'm in a B&N looking through the book Cook Right 4 Your Type and I'm surprised that A LOT of the suggestions for breakfast include eggs or a bread of some type. What am I to do?


I am looking at Live Right For your Type, a more recent blood type diet book than Eat Right for your type..

Africans get 1-4 eggs a week if a Secretor and 2-5 if a nonsecretor. Whites get 3-6 eggs per week.

Africans get the same amount of grains as whites (1-6 servings a week if a secretor. and 0-3 if a non secretor)



Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 20, 2013, 3:47pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Mrs T O+
Rotisserie chickens are good for Os & Bs.
I think you meant to say "O's and A's." Chicken is an "avoid" for Bs and ABs. But since the OP (original poster) is an O, this is still good advice.

You may want to be a little flexible with portions when you're away from home and have less control over food prep. It's reasonable to eat more eggs when you're on a business trip, if that's the kind of protein that's readily available in the mornings. IMO, it's more important to get enough total protein, and to avoid the "avoids", than it is to worry about getting the perfect balance of red meat/poultry/fish/eggs.

Other good breakfast ideas are canned beans, canned veggies, and canned meats such as chicken or fish. Who cares if it's not a typical "breakfast food"? You can have a healthy breakfast in any hotel room by opening up a few cans of food, even if you don't have any way to keep perishable foods cold nor any way to heat anything up. This may not be the tastiest option,  but it's healthy, portable, and filling.
Posted by: spachick, Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:34pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from C_Sharp


I am looking at Live Right For your Type, a more recent blood type diet book than Eat Right for your type..

Africans get 1-4 eggs a week if a Secretor and 2-5 if a nonsecretor. Whites get 3-6 eggs per week.

Africans get the same amount of grains as whites (1-6 servings a week if a secretor. and 0-3 if a non secretor)





Okay so now I am really confused.
In the original book "ER4YT", people of African Desc - Type O's should avoid dairy and eggs because "they are difficult for you to digest, indeed many Africans are lactose intolerant"

So what changed - my blood or the research?
I'm trying to be open to this diet because it won't be such a stretch for me to alter my eating habits. However it's changes like that make you say hmmmm.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:53pm; Reply: 15
Dr D has done a lot of research since the first book was published. He's learning more, and the newer recommendations reflect the newer research. Your body has not changed.
Posted by: spachick, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2:32am; Reply: 16
@Ruthie girl. Thanks for the clarification.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:16pm; Reply: 17
I would try and avoid using microwave oven to cook any food. fruit, nuts, seeds, salads are the obvious things to use a sort of raw diet since you don't have access for heat. alternatively as the hotel to cook you something special, like poached eggs, scrambled eggs without any milk added.

assuming you can get access to or heat things you can always have your lunch or dinner at breakfast, so soup, stew etc is all fine.

it's does take a little while to get used to it but it really does become second nature after a while and the benefits are simply amazing.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:16pm; Reply: 18
just try and keep the protein and crabs ratio good, so not too much sugar
Posted by: Mother, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:54pm; Reply: 19
I freeze and wrap in foil Applegate Farms grass fed hot dogs/ roast beef and put in a soft insulated bag cooler and put it in my checked bag and they're still frozen or at least cold when I get there. If there is no fridge, I fill the ice bucket and keep changing the ice. I bring canned tuna/salmon and olive oil and buy lettuce. I also make almond flour muffins and bring almond butter or tahini and buy celery. Those at least get me through mornings and meals I have time for and are around to make. Eating out is always iffy so I try to just eat the right food and not care about being normal when I'm away from home. I also make the salads and bring them in the cooler when I leave the hotel. I can't eat eggs often (and never know when they'll bother me) so breakfast is always more of a challenge at hotels.That's why I've learned to freeze and fly. It works well.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:56pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Mother
I freeze and wrap in foil Applegate Farms grass fed hot dogs/ roast beef and put in a soft insulated bag cooler and put it in my checked bag and they're still frozen or at least cold when I get there. If there is no fridge, I fill the ice bucket and keep changing the ice. I bring canned tuna/salmon and olive oil and buy lettuce. I also make almond flour muffins and bring almond butter or tahini and buy celery. Those at least get me through mornings and meals I have time for and are around to make. Eating out is always iffy so I try to just eat the right food and not care about being normal when I'm away from home. I also make the salads and bring them in the cooler when I leave the hotel. I can't eat eggs often (and never know when they'll bother me) so breakfast is always more of a challenge at hotels.That's why I've learned to freeze and fly. It works well.


great ideas although i would perhaps use something other than foil maybe?
Posted by: Mother, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2:47pm; Reply: 21
WHY? They're still in their original packaging. Foil keeps is colder longer
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 3:48pm; Reply: 22
I thought you were talking about alliminuim foil
Posted by: Mother, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 4:03pm; Reply: 23
I am talking aluminum foil but it goes over the original packaging so never contavting the meat directly. It helps insulate as well as the insulated bag so it stays colder longer. I can't see any harm
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