I have been on a diet since I was 16 — I am now … 37. Yup. Don’t roll your eyes because I know I need help.
The latest diet I am trying is pretty controversial. It’s not really a diet, more a way of eating “healthier” — therein lies the controversy. Ever heard of Dr Peter D’Adamo? Sometime in the late 1990s, he write a book titled Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type where he recommends food to suit your blood type. His theory (based on studies he and his father before him had done) is that not all blood types react with food the same way. If you eat food that is not quite suitable or agreeable with your blood type, you suffer the consequences. Not serious consequences, exactly … but you don’t feel the best you could and your metabolic rate could be slow because of it.
Ok. I ain’t gonna make this post a summary of his study — check him out on the web if you want.
I am a type-B (blood that is) and although most people with this blood type have hardy and flecible digestive systems and can therefore enjoy a wider variety of food, it’s not a very friendly blood type for vegetarians as many vegetarian staples like soy and lentils are not type B friendly.
What? Just my luck cos I am a vegetarian!
Should I stick to it?
I decide to give it a try .. for a month. And am going to chart my meals for this month with food thats beneficial for type Bs.
My first meal is a Broccoli and Mushroom soup with cheese (cos dairy is good for me, thank god)
Broccoli and Mushroom Soup ♣
2 cups broccoli, cut small
1 cup white button mushrooms, cut small
leek, 3 inch, sliced
3 – 4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
Melt butter in saucepan. Add leek and saute till soft. Add mushrooms and broccoli and cook for about 5 -7 mins. Add stock and cook till it simmers. Add milk and keep on stove till it simmers. Remove from heat. Blend. Return to heat, add cheese, salt, pepper and a dash of ground oregano.