It takes me quite a bit of time to piece together a “day in the life” log. At this point, if you’ve read my other Food Log posts, you will have an idea of my patterns. So to make everything simpler – easier for you to read and easier for me to upload, the following is examples of JUST the food. As I’ve mentioned before in Rx Food that I have been experimenting as much as possible with eating my food in the right order, as per Dr. Mercola’s suggestion. Everything I eat is according to Blood Type O, non-secretor lists via the research done by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, Eat Right For Your Type. As well, I have been consciously cutting back on fruit. As far as Gary Taubes sees it, he doesn’t “think there’s much meaningful evidence on the benefits of fruits in the diet.” I used to eat fruit with abandon thinking I was making a healthier choice. As it turns out, our bodies don’t differentiate much on where the sugar comes from. (More on the sugar/fruit subject another day).
Dr. Mercola says:
“In addition to eating the right foods for your body, believe it or not, we discovered that it is not enough just to make the right food choices…It is equally important to eat your foods at each meal in the right order!
- Many leading protein types should eat their meat first
- Carb types should eat their vegetable first.
- Mixed types should eat their meat and vegetable together.
When your food is consumed this way, digestive and nutritional efficiency will improve dramatically, shown by:
- Improved meal satisfaction
- No need for snacks between meals
- No more food cravings.
Dr. Mercola has a basic Nutritional Typing Plan. Click here to view Dr. Mercola’s Nutritional Typing.
7 am My Breakfast: (in this order)
- on an empty stomach: 20 mL Salus Artichoke Juice, followed by 6 oz. water
- 2 soft boiled eggs, sprinkled with sea salt
- 5 oz. Steamed Spinach (1/2 bag of Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Spinach), with 1-2 TBSP. EVOO & fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 Organic walnut halves
- 4 Organic pitted Prunes (no preservatives)
- small banana
- 12 oz. water
- 1 heaping TBSP. Salus Red Beet Crystals mixed with 8 oz. water (or 250 mL San Pellegrino)
11:30 am My Lunch: (in this order)
- (All Re-heated), baked Sockey Salmon seasoned with dill, garlic, Olive Oil, lemon juice.
- Baked Ruby flesh Rainbow Trout, seasoned with Luisiana Cajun rub & Olive Oil
- Purple Thai Sticky Rice, Quinoa, Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/fresh ginger, cilantro, green onions, Olive Oil & lime juice
- Steamed Kale
- Organic Romaine Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, fresh mint leaves and fresh basil leaves
- Half red & orange peppers
- Half organic Hass Avocado
- Organic broccoli
- EVOO & fresh squeezed lemon juice
12 oz. water
Afternoon snack, around 3:45 pm
- 1 Can Mackerel
- 4 Brown Rice cake thins
- 5 organic dried mission figs
- 5 mini organic carrots
I don’t usually have time to photograph dinners because it’s mostly too hectic.
6 pm My Dinner: (in this order)
- 8 oz. BBQ Grain-fed NY strip loin, (seasoned with drop of Olive Oil, freshly ground pepper, garlic powder).
- Steamed Kale
- Roasted Sweet Potato w/ unsalted butter
- Plain risotto w/ a pouring of saffron tea
- Mix of wild & brown rice
- raw carrots & broccoli
- 12 oz. water
Generally, when I know that I’m going to use the oven or BBQ, I will plan ahead and grocery shop accordingly. For example, if we are having Salmon for dinner, I will buy enough to have leftovers for the following day. Assuming we will eat a total of 1.5 pounds of Salmon at dinner I will buy 2 pounds to ensure leftovers for the following days lunch or snack.
I will also bake two other types of fish, seasoned differently, with the purpose of having those ready for lunch or dinner the following day as well.
When I BBQ, I tend to prepare my NY strip loin, marinated turkey cutlets and sweet potatoes at the same time – with the intention of having leftovers.
When I prepare rice or pasta, I will make enough and a few varieties at a time to ensure leftovers.
I try to always have washed and cut up carrots & broccoli as well as a steamed green vegetable like, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard or Green Beans ready to eat in the fridge.
Preparing my family’s food supply in this way actually makes for less work and much less stress on my part. It definitely has taken a lot of daily practice for me to figure it all out, but as a result, I know my way around my kitchen better than I ever!
- 2012 Food Log (youasamachine.com)