I´m just wondering, is it ok to eat oats? In the list it´s marked with "an". Does that mean avoid/natural...?
Does someone have any tips for breakfasts? Is there any porridge you can make without milk or any of the "forbidden" foods?
I really think the mornings are the worst when it comes to this diet. You can always make something for dinner if you can use rice, beans, fish...
I would really like to try this diet but my whole family is looking at me as if I was "koko" as we say in Sweden (crazy). I get so jealous when I reed "me and my son is trying this diet..." or "this has worked for my wole family". I´m sorry, now I´m just getting on about my fealings. Just had to get some of them out...:) I really like this forum!!
I often ate oatmeal for breakfast before discovering the Blood Type books, and wondered why such a seemingly healthy food didn't seem to work for me. Of all the meals, breakfast seems to be the very most important one for me as far as strictly adhering to the recommendations for Type O's. I feel terrific in the morning now that I start off the day with lots of protein.
I too used to eat porridge most mornings, smothered with wheat germ, it was so comforting, I sometimes even had it again for lunch! I couldn't understand why I was so hungry later on in the day - you hear oats are supposed to fill you up etc. Not me, I couldn't get satisfied - since reading the blood type diet I've figured out why. I now find a gluten-free muesli hits the spot, I put extra seeds in it, and have it with diluted coconut milk. I know coconuts are NOT on the ok list, but as long as I dont have it every day, it seams to be ok for me. This fills me up comfortably, without boating.
I used to eat all kinds of breads and cereals, and no matter how "healthy" it was, I never received the fulfillment I got from a roasted salmon filet, or a grilled strip-loin beefsteak, with steamed broccoli covered with olive oil, and seasoned with Cajun spice - WOW! Twenty minutes after I had eaten the steak, I was still able to run for the bus and not feel ill in any way. Whenever I did eat breads or cereals, I often felt bloated, sluggish, and on rare occasions nauseated. Keep in mind that I'm also 65lbs over-weight, and dropping. If knew about this Blood Type O diet when I was with my girlfriend, we'd be late going to work in the mornings. I just have so much more energy. I have a friend at work who is a Type A. He can't seem to understand how I could eat such "crap" in the morning, when all I need is a good bowl of cereal to get my day started - no thanx. I have tried some flaxseed cereal, but other than it being a good source of fibre, I don't find it does much for me. The days of the grain as being part of my daily diet are soon coming to an end, and tofu just won't cut it. I was once 280lbs, now I'm 255. Meat, veggies, and the recommended fruit are now a daily regimen. My only weakness right now is barley and hops in a good cold ale - not part of my daily diet either.
I often find myself in an argument, especially with family members, that too much meat (fish or otherwise) is not good for anyone. If that were true, Type O people would be in big trouble since our food is meat. Apparently, too much meat could lead to colon and/or prostate cancer. Keeping that in mind, I've been buying naturally raised or organically grown meats, (use whatever term you like). Not that I've done any studies, but it wouldn't surprise me if the use of steroids and anti-biotics, and a host of other speed-growing agents found in conventional meats were linked to prostate and colon cancers, amongst others.
Anyway, so far this diet has worked me. My asthma doesn't bother me like it used to and my sinuses don't swell as often. I went camping a couple of weekends ago, and my friends even told me that my snoring was nowhere near the way I had snored at last year's camping trip, so that was a plus.
You know what. I eat alot of ezekiel bread. its great and it is flourless. The cinnamon/rasin is awesome. Just toast it and its great. Mix it with some fruit and a meat sibstitute or meat of some sort. Like Fat Free Cottage Cheese, Soy Beans, Eggs etc/ Plus make sure you have some fat like nuts or olive oil. Only about a tbsp. This is a balanced breakfast.
I too am looking for an alternative to oats and owndering if they are okay once or twice a week? I used to eat them every morning, but I am not sure they are the way to go anymore? I love protein and veggies but it doesn't feel balanced to give them up completely? I am having essene bread which feels very nutritious and was thinking about a protein shake but still deciding if soy powder is actually good for you (so much conflicting info out there) or shoudl I take whey even though it says it isn't good for me on the list? I was thinking of trying a tofu shake I found with rice milk, stevia and carob which sounds great but then it's the soy / tofu issue? All this seemingly good food with conflicitng information - is it just scare tactics? How did it get so complicated? I like to be informed, but am coming back to balance and listening to my body. Any people with any further on this - love to hear about it