Monday, June 01, 2009

Enough of the giant carrot?

Sorry, I seem to have accidentally gone all silent and non-bloggy, also the Sana newsletter for May appears to have .. er.. not happened. There are several reasons for all of this slack behaviour, among which, I am fighting off some nasty flu. Also, I am getting older. You know that thing that happens every year, when you have to reprogram your profile on the digital scales because you're no longer 'post 35 again, but have ventured into 'post 35 again again'? Yeah, that was me last week.

However it's not the getting older that has been distracting me, nooooo, it's the fact that I have fallen in love with my getting older present, an ipod touch. As well as doing all the regular stuff that an ipod does, like hold your music and vids, this little gem also has wi-fi capability and I can surf the net, check my email, update twitter and browse youtube, right from MY OWN HAND. It's a rather serious addiction. I found myself considering updating my blog from my ipod touch but, although that would be fun, it would also be quite time consuming as the touch pad is much slower to navigate than a regular QWERTY, expecially for a pitmans trained touch typist.

One of the sites I've spent countless ipod hours on lately is Dr D'Adamo of the Blood Type Diet. I've decided to give it a whirl as the dietary plan for my just started Turbulence Training Challenge. I'm a big fan of 'suck it and see' - a term which we use in taste formulating of dietary supplements, practical if not always pleasant!. The blood typing idea may be a load of kooky wooky, but it can't hurt to give it a try. In reading through the recommendations for type 'O', it seems very similar to the type of eating that I was doing on the Metabolic Diet. Unfortunately, when I did the Metabolic Diet, I threw my brain out the window, ate heaps of fatty meat and full fat dairy and drove my cholesterol up to more than twice the upper end of healthy. This time at least I have some smarts. I'm not going to attach any extremist interpretation to the recommendations and nor am I going to freak out if I accidentally or purposely eat an 'avoid' food. I'm also still doing Eat-Stop-Eat mini-fasts on a sort of random basis. I'm not sure I can say that I'm doing Eat-Stop-Eat proper because the whole idea behind it is not to be doing some wacko nutrition plan on regular eating days, but.. meh. Sometimes you've just got the let the inner obsessive loose, it's one of the perks of advancing maturity. As long as it's all fun and nobody gets eaten, what's the harm?


  1. Anonymous1:29 pm

    I've been following your blog for years, since my BFL days, and even tried many of the books/diets you (and skwigg) have blogged about.

    The last diet books/cookbooks I have ever bought or needed was Eat Fat Lose Fat (Sally Fallon & Mary Enig) and Nourishing Traditions (Same authors).

    I eat plenty of full fat raw dairy products/cream and fatty meats (all grass fed, organic etc) - like you, my cholesterol went up at first, but the book explains it's actually very good, cholesterol has been given a bad rap by mainstream medicine/media and that cholesterol actually has alot of important functions in the body and shouldn't be feared (there was science to explain and back up their position, but I don't have it with me).

    I just wanted to mention these books to you. The authors write that this is the last diet book/plan you'll ever need, and I found it to be true...

    Sara, I also have pcos and my hormones are now balanced, my weight is no longer a struggle and I'm the healthiest I've ever been. Eating this way (ie. like our ancestors did, your grandmother did etc) is very nourishing and satisfying. But not having to track and count calories or macronutrients etc has been the best thing - it's such a weight off my shoulders.

    Best wishes,


  2. Thanks, I've got the Nourishing Traditions book on hold at the library. I will report on my findings.


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