I am preparing my mind for this lifestyle change, because I want to begin feeling better physically and mentally. MOST OF THE FOODS I LOVE ARE RESTRICTED FROM THE LIST THAT I CAN EAT FROM. I am beginning a intestinal cleanse today and will incorporate eating for my blood type gradually. I need assistance with GOOD recipes, I really like vegetables,but even those are limited. NO POTATOES, NO TOMATOES, NO SHRIMP, NO CRAB, NO EGGPLANT, NO BELL PEPPERS, NO CASHEWS.....! HELLPPP!!!
I just started on the blood type diet as well and am a type A. (I am also following proper food combining with it i.e. not mixing starches with protein, eating fruits alone on an empty stomach etc.)
I am about a week and a half in and so far it's been pretty good!
I have been living a healthy lifestyle to the best of my knowledge and am trying the blood type diet to resolve some digestive issues that I have been battling for years.
My favorite veggie that I have made so far is Kale chips.
You take a bunch of fresh kale. Wash and pat dry. Rub the leaves with olive oil and tear them into pieces. Place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Place in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes and you have crunchy kale chips! They are awesome...even my kids love them
If they are layered on the pan some may crisp faster than others. Just remove them and place the others back in the oven a few more minutes.
Fats and Oils: 1 Tablespoon, 2-6 times/week (very active people may require larger amounts)
Organic, Unrefined Coconut Oil, Organic Clarified Butter (Ghee) and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (do not refrigerate.) Flora or Barlean brands are preferable.
Nuts and Seeds: Small handful 2-5 times/week, Nut and seed butter: 1 tablespoon 1-4 times/week
Peanuts, Pumpkin Seeds. (Especially organically grown.)
Beans and Legumes: 1 Dry Cup, 3-6 times/week
Aduke, Azuki, Black, Green, Pinto and Lentil Beans. Black eyed peas.
Cereals: 1 dry cup, 5-9 times/week
Amaranth, Buckwheat and Kasha.
Breads, muffins and Crackers: Breads: 1 slice 3-5 times/day, Muffins: 1-2/day
Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Manna Bread and Rice Cakes.
Grains and Pasta: Grains: 1 dry cup, 2-4 times/week, Pasta: 1 dry cup 2-4 times/week
Artichoke Pasta, Buckwheat Kasha, Soba Noodles; Oat, Rice and Rye flours.
Vegetables: Raw: 1 cup 2-5 times/day, Cooked: 1 cup 3-6 times/day
Alfalfa Sprouts, Artichoke (Domestic, Jerusalem), Beet Leaves, Broccoli, Carrots, Chicory, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Escarole, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce (Romaine), Okra, Onions (Red, Spanish, Yellow), Parsley, Parsnips, Pumpkin, Spinach, Swiss Chard and Turnips. All vegatables should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.)
Fruits: 1 fruit (3-5 ounces) 3-4 times/day
Apricots, Berries (Black, Blue, Boysen, Cran, Cherries), Figs (Dried or Fresh), Grapefruit, Lemons, Pineapple, Plums (Dark, Green, Red), Prunes and Raisins. All fruits should be from local sources within your state (preferrably within your garden.)
Juices: 8 ounces 4-5 times/day
Apricot, Black Cherry, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Prune, Carrot, Celery and all other fruits and vegetables listed above. Start each day with fresh lemon juice (from at least 1/2 lemon) with 8 ounces of water.
Water: 8 ounces 1-3 times/day
Drink up to one half your body weight in ounces of pure water and freshly made juices per day. Water should not contain any additives such as chlorine and florine and should have a high alkaline pH.
I am a blood type A and have been on the diet for a year and a half. I hate to tell you, but blood type As have a much harder time on the diet than other blood types. As a type A, you do need to follow the diet closely, but it helps to find out your genotype or use the SWAMI diet. It is more particular to you, takes more biometric data and self awareness. For me, I have to be very careful about grains than other As. As have to be very aware of what you react to. I think all blood types have difficulty with this, but type As are blessed with a very strong need for this. I would be happy to answer your questions, I believe that this year was the first allergy summer and fall because of the diet.