One of my biggies for this year is I'm changing the way I eat. Yes, I want and need to lose weight, but more than anything, I want to avoid getting the arthritis that plagues my family tree. I have started feeling some pain in the thumb of my left hand and middle finger of my right hand, as well as in my elbows. It's beginning...and I don't want it! A few years ago I discovered Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's book Eat Right For Your Type. It explains the correlation between food and blood chemistry. He outlines individualized diets for each blood type and even suggests what kind of exercise best suits you. The whole idea really makes sense to me and I know several people who have had amazing success with this program. People are controlling and, in some cases, overcoming diseases like Lupus, Diabetes, Celiac, and Arthritis.
I have Type A blood, which means I have a hard time digesting most animal proteins, especially beef. My body will supposedly function much better if I follow a diet consisting of mostly vegetables, fruits, and nuts. I should avoid cow's milk and dairy, but I can drink goat's milk and eat goat cheese. I should also avoid gluten. These are just SOME examples of what I can and cannot eat.
Visit Dr. D'Adamo's website and find out for yourself what you should be consuming. After all, you are what you eat, right? If that were the case... tonight I'd be a homemade tortilla-pinto bean-venison chilli. Obviously, I'm not that hard core yet, but I'm doing the best I can every day and definitely making better choices overall. It just wouldn't be right to pass up a homemade tortilla, not in Texas, at least!