Once again, Miss Greta at Big Bottom Blogger has given me a HUGE inside tip to what may be going on with my body... although she doesn't know she did. ;-)
She linked to THIS website; it's about eating right for your blood type. Click on the "About the Diets" tab and you can find the diet suggested for your blood type.
I'm type O. Here is what it says:
Type O’s can be powerful and productive, however, when stressed Type O’s response can be one of anger, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. When Type O wiring gets crossed, as a result of a poor diet, lack of exercise, unhealthy behaviors or elevated stress levels, Type O’s are more vulnerable to negative metabolic effects, including insulin resistance, sluggish thyroid activity, and weight gain.
Good grief! That's exactly what has been happening to me, and I have been under much more stress than usual.
Now, I'm not sure exactly what my diet should be. Greta read the book and found out her Geno Type diet. You should really just go read her blog; it's very fascinating.
In any case, these are the basics that type O's should eat:
I CAN DO THAT!!! I am really excited to start eating cleaner. No more processed food. No more turkey sausage, Hebrew National, etc... They ARE meat, they ARE low fat, but they ARE processed.
I'm going to the store to stock up on good, healthy food for my body and see what difference I can make.
I also spent some time last night checking out the website Sunshine Mama posted where she was getting her menus from. She has lost 4 pounds in 3 days!
It all seems to boil down to good, clean whole foods. From what I read, I'm supposed to have 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats. I have no idea how to figure that out, as far as meals. So I'll just start with changing my eating habits to stay within the guidelines for my blood type.