In an older article of mine (here), I wrote that I feel best when I eat mostly organic whole local produce, nuts and seeds.
I know that I do not need dairy–though I love a really good cheese. Vegan nut cheeses are the best in my opinion. Or, feta cheese from sheep or goats. And yes, some feta cheese is made from cows–don’t ask me how or why they are allowed to label those as feta, but they do. Check your labels.
I definitely feel better when I do not eat grains.
And though I had said that I didn’t need animal products every day, I have found that I feel better when I consume a small portion of high quality meats and fish, once a day, or once every other day.
While it is possible to live on a raw vegetable and fruit juice diet, with some raw vegetable salads along with nuts and seeds, soups, or juice, I believe that should be reserved for when one is healing from an illness.
I’m still following the blood type diet, but I’ve limited what I eat even more–per the Nutritional Response Testing I’ve had done, and nutritional dietary research on Paleo and Ketogenic (Keto) diets.
What follows is my new lifestyle eating plan:
One glass of lemon water upon awakening in the morning, followed by at least 24 ounces of plain water until noon. No breakfast five days a week.
Lunch at noon consisting of:
- One hard boiled (organic, pasture raised) egg with a teaspoon of butter (KerryGold)
- One avocado
- Asparagus, or leafy greens, or cauliflower, or broccoli
And water. Some cucumber water for a bit of flavor.
For dinner, between 5pm and 7pm:
A dinner salad of fresh leafy greens with the addition of:
- Nutritional yeast
- Cucumbers – chopped
- Celery – chopped
- Onion – chopped
- Raw garlic – sliced
- Cerignola olives (or any other olives not soaked in brine)
- Olive oil or coconut oil (high quality)
- Steamed spinach or collard greens
- 3 ounces of high quality, organic or grass-fed beef, lamb, OR wild caught fish
If any cheese is consumed it shall be a good french cheese, or feta that comes from sheep or goat! Be sure to check the label.
Evening snack before 8pm:
- Raw skinless almonds
- Raw Brazil nuts
- Raw walnuts
- Organic unbleached coconut flakes
- Blueberries or Blackberries (organic) for a sweet snack occasionally (in season)
Examples of my paleo or keto meals (low carb)
The following are a sample of some of the meals I ate as I transitioned to this diet:
One breakfast each week, consisting of: Two beef patties, two eggs, and lettuce (mushrooms occasionally). I learned that sautéed onions contain too much sugar (from the change that occurs with the onion during the cooking process). The bread is gone. I omitted the mayo, tomato (because it’s a nightshade), and bacon too.
First meal with collard greens. Sweet white shrimp was the meat consumed as a treat, and to eliminate a dessert.
Grilled kale brussels. This was a weekend lunch.
Romaine leaves, white anchovies, cherries, and 3 ounces of seared beef tenderloin. The sourdough pretzel croutons were not eaten. There was a small amount of sliced aged parmesan cheese atop the greens, but this was the only cheese consumed that week.
Coconut oil can be taken for nutritional needs as desired, and I take it along with me to restaurants in a small container to add to salads and no one is the wiser (except me)!
This diet eliminates sugar, grains, any foods that contain lectins (such as, tomatoes, potatoes, and beans), soy, most salts, corn or vegetables oils, and dairy.
Beans that have been pressure cooked, like the Eden brand beans shown next, are good to add to make homemade hummus, or add to soup for extra fiber:
If any alcohol is consumed it shall be a high quality tequila and less than 3 ounces.
I used to eat a lot of Brussels sprouts, until I discovered that they uptake arsenic. I had been found to have arsenic in my body, which I had to detox from this year, thus I looked for the cause.
In my experience, this is a healthy diet and one that has been promoted by doctors I have conferred with.
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