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post #241 of 248
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This is so great! I'm curious (if you don't mind me asking) to know what your blood type is. My friends who do a veggie-lifestyle tend to be B, while myself and other Paleo peeps tend to be O.

 

I never looked into this, but I am A neg. and found this on webMD: "Type A ("for agrarian") flourishes on vegetarian diets, "the inheritance of their more settled and less warlike farmer ancestors," says D'Adamo. The type A diet contains soy proteins, grains, and organic vegetables and encourages gentle exercise."

Interesting...

post #242 of 248
Super fascinating about the blood type diets. I'm b + (not sure if rh factor means anything), which is supposed to be able to eat about everything, but wheat, corn, lentils, tomatoes f up our metabolism. I have noticed this! I often feel sluggish and heavy after a lentil dish and I sort of instinctively avoid tomatoes. Chicken is also supposed to be bad? everything else is fair game! explains my affinity for dairy. Today's eats are like a case study in my bad foods though!

B: pancakes with butter and honey, coffee and milk
S; espresso and milk
L: corn and zucchini chowder, sourdough, cucumber, watermelon, orange pepper, kombucha
S: my neighbor brought over a freaking chocolate chip pound cake so I had to eat some of that
D: gorgeous filet of wild caught halibut, wilted spinach, corn/tomato/basil sauté
post #243 of 248
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I've gone plant-based again  :eyesroll  I just could NOT do so much heavy protein. I plan on doing another Whole30 type deal, though- taking out sweeteners, fruit, wheat, most grains- but have to research specifics.

post #244 of 248
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I've gone plant-based again  :eyesroll  I just could NOT do so much heavy protein. I plan on doing another Whole30 type deal, though- taking out sweeteners, fruit, wheat, most grains- but have to research specifics.

 

Have you read anything by Brendan Brazier (Thrive Foods)? It is the plant based, nutrient dense, low grain approach that I have been trying to incorporate.

post #245 of 248
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Have you read anything by Brendan Brazier (Thrive Foods)? It is the plant based, nutrient dense, low grain approach that I have been trying to incorporate.

 

No, I will look into it! Right now am doing a vegetarian 4 hr body. So eggs/egg whites from organic pastured hens, beans/legumes, nuts, lots of veggies -- no carbs  (other than veggies/beans/etc.) six days a week- 7th day eat WHATEVER. Major fat loss. I've a friend who's done it for going on 2 yrs, dropped 30 lbs (and she was not large), and it is sustainable for her. Trying it out. 

 

Today:

 

B: 2 egg whites + 1 whole egg, pumpkin protein smoothie (real pumpkin puree + 1/6 c coconut + spices + 1 tbsp peanut butter)

 

L: quick zucchini chili (included 1/2c black beans, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast)

 

S: 3 tbsp pbutter + 1/6 c shredded coco, almond milk

 

D: salad with lots of tomatoes + peppers, tahini/greek dressing + hot sauce, guac on the side, plus lentils + nutritional yeast

post #246 of 248
I was vegan pre-pregnancy (and pre-move to the South, where the "no dairy" rule quickly lost traction), and since having D I have just turned into a vaccuum. Five months out I have 15 pounds until I am at pre-baby weight. Seeing all of your (much healthier than mine) meals is really an inspiration! Im thinking that going vegan again might be too difficult- has anyone here gone from vegan to paleo or vice versa? Also really interesting about the blood types, but i am type O and i get sick from too much meat!

Off to Pinterest in search of healthy meals I go!
post #247 of 248

So I started a Whole30 last week (30 days with no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no processed foods, no alcohol), and it was awful!  My energy was zapped, which is pretty normally for the first few days as your metabolism adjusts.  By my milk supply took a big hit, and then I got a stomach bug that has lasted on into this week . . . and it's really hard to eat simple, comforting food when half the BRAT diet is unavailable!  So I decided to try again soon.  But I do need to do something to jump-start some weight loss.  Hard to know how to do it without jeopardizing the milk for baby.  Maybe I ought to just forget about it until he's a year and I can do it without guilt or fear.

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So I started a Whole30 last week (30 days with no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no processed foods, no alcohol), and it was awful!  My energy was zapped, which is pretty normally for the first few days as your metabolism adjusts.  By my milk supply took a big hit, and then I got a stomach bug that has lasted on into this week . . . and it's really hard to eat simple, comforting food when half the BRAT diet is unavailable!  So I decided to try again soon.  But I do need to do something to jump-start some weight loss.  Hard to know how to do it without jeopardizing the milk for baby.  Maybe I ought to just forget about it until he's a year and I can do it without guilt or fear.

Yeah, I got to day 15 both of my Whole30 tries. Am now trying for balance ... lots of plant foods  :)

 

I am going to start a Postpartum Food Log thread. It was super helpful for me before. Come join if you like!

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