Are you Eating Right for Your Body Type?

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There is a lot of information out there about eating right for your body type. Do you believe this and doing it?  Did our grandparents or great grandparents think about their body type before they ate? I wonder about all the upcoming information. I have tried a few diets.  I eat mainly a raw, plant based foods.  The percent of about 99% give and take works for me by may not for you.  Just start where you are at.  

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Consider what I am sharing as a starting point.  I am not eating for my body or blood type but to maintain a healthy body for decades.

Eating healthy?

What does this mean?  Meat every meal with dairy? Plant based? Grapefruit diet? Some chicken or fish only? 

Which DIET…

With all this confusion about which diet is best for your body type, let me try to make it simple. I have been on this journey a long time.  If you are under your doctor’s care maybe he knows best. Doctors are limited in nutrition training.

Macrobiotic Diet: Mainly cooked, some fermented stuff you can make or buy like miso, pickles, sauerkraut.  I learned to love seaweeds by this diet.

Vegan Diet: Lots of cooked, no animal products.  Can include some raw plants.

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Raw Diet: Depending on what percent you can be 85/15% or whatever degree the first number for raw the better.  I had gone 100% raw for years and enjoyed it.

But…

Today I am doing still about 95-99%, sometimes 100% on a raw, vegan diet. I didn’t feel better on either a vegan or a raw diet, so now I do a combo but mainly raw.

You?

Just like we go through many transitions in life, same can be true for diet.  I try to prepare my own foods fast, delicious and simple without having to depend on any lies. I want to know what’s in the food I am eating when I can.  Ideally grow your own, but for me not reality with the weather here.

Reflecting and Acting…

Perhaps I have over simplified how I love eating mainly a raw, vegan diet that is close to 95-100%.  I don’t know your body type, but I do know I am “eating to live.”  It may not be realistic for all to get to that point overnight.  However, Rome wasn’t built in a day so don’t expect to run faster than you can run. Change at your own pace. I am aging like everyone else, but still stuck at 18.  Are you there with me?  Remember this is your journey! Only you can take the first steps.

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Carol Giambri is a writer, photographer, gardener and health food specialist living a green lifestyle for decades.  She sees beauty around her and always has her camera in hand.  It can be a dog, fruit, vegetable, cloud or whatever catches her eyes.  She loves saving money, coaching people how to embrace healthy eating, gardening and living. Carol is now raising “worms.”

 

 

 

 

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karen presecan July 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Great information, Carol!

Michelle DeMarco July 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Currently I’m eating Vegan – but once I reach my goal weight I’m sure I will have some days I indulge in other foods – I definitely see the difference in my skin and my appetite – and I just FEEL less at the mercy of the glucose rise and fall from refined foods.

Meryl Hershey Beck July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I was a vegetarian for years. Today some call me a “carnivorous vegetarian.” Ha. Translation — I love vegetables but also need some animal protein. There are so many diets and food plans out there; it is so important that each of us pays attention to what makes our body sing! And it can, and often does, change. Tune in to what your body wants to feel most healthy and energized.

Catherine Doucette August 1, 2012 at 4:52 am

Green shakes are my fav. I especially love them with fresh mint and lemon juice. Feels so good and tastes yummy too.

Carolyn Hughes August 1, 2012 at 5:31 am

I have such admiration for your commitment to your raw diet! I’m sure it must you must feel great on it and you look good too! It’s not for me, but I do love growing and eating my own vegetables.

Anita August 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

I am not sure that I could or even would go all raw. I do have days that I don’t eat any processed food or meats though :) A start I guess!

Solvita August 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Thank you for such great information, Carol! This really helps to make healthy choices. Nutrition is so important for our health. This website is awesome!

lisafrederiksenbreakingthecycles August 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

Wonderful post. I try to eat mostly raw and fresh, as varied as possible, but do enjoy meat, chicken and fish. It’s interesting how I’ll get a real urge to have a top-notch burger and then that’s it for weeks. I’ve found nutrition to be an incredibly important part of my life and how I feel.

Olga Hermans August 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

You always give so much particular information Carol, I have thought about this a while ago, but never went after it to research it. Here you are, giving me this information. Thanks you. I can go for days without meat r processed food and I definitely am completely different wired than my husband; so all this makes perfect sense!

Edmund Lee August 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

For me, making that transition to completely raw or skewed toward raw would be very difficult. I still enjoy having meat with most every meal although I avoid most anything processed.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Edmund, Thanks for your comments. I used to enjoy eating meat with most meals myself and tons of cheese; however, I choose to change. I want to “eat to live” a long life to enjoy without drugs and a “sane” mind. This is my heart’s desire.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Olga, you can only do what you can for yourself and help your hubby enjoy his way of eating. Not all want to change or see a reason. My husband didn’t but he is glad he is epilepsy free for decades. I love sharing information.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Lisa, I’m with you on it being an important part of my life. I however do not feel different from being the meat eater way back. Still I know it is best for me to eat and live this way. I’m glad I said yes!

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Solvita, Glad love my website. Next is figure out products/services for others. Complimenting the “me” is my love for dogs to eat healthy and I enjoy writing especially blog titles/tag lines and playing with words for ads. I am excited you choose each day to make healthier choices. It pays dividends as you “mature” age wise.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Anita, it’s great to start where you are at. And if you don’t start that is also great. I eat mainly raw, but some cooked. Still I love feeling great and the lifestyle.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Carolyn, mainly raw plant based but still some cooked. Thanks for compliment. I feel great really and can’t believe my birth certificate. I think this is the magic to not aging in pain or living on drugs–not my choice ever.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Catherine, wow. Wish we were closer I would hop over for a shake! Mint and lemon juice sound great! Gotta try.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Meryl, true. Listen to your body. Only you can decide on it’s path. Yeah.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Awesome Michelle. Glad you took the plunge for whatever season you are in and seeing results. Wow.

Carol Giambri August 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Karen, thanks. If not changed yet maybe start with a few fresh, organic fruits and veggies. Great taste.

Becky Fisher August 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Great information, Carol; thanks for sharing! I’m one of those farm girls that can’t deal with meat-free, but we use very little flour these days and mostly perimeter shop to stay as unprocessed as possible. I drink nothing but water with the occasional glass of wine (maybe a bottle a year) thrown into the mix. I know I’ll never go vegan but it’s better than the diet I was raised on.

Suzanne Jones August 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love raw veggies. My daughter is a vegetarian but I still like my meat. And I too, still feel quite a bit younger than I am…well I’m not old..but you know what I mean right? :)
I am slowly learning about the order in which to eat each food so I can get healthier and get back to my normal body weight.
Great post!

Sharon O'Day August 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I had a friend who got her lung cancer into remission through the Hippocrates Foundation’s raw diet, so I know how powerful it can be, Carol. But I still choose my “no cans, no boxes, no sugar, no flour” diet, which means I eat a little of a lot of things, including some fish and meat.

Jan Maskew August 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for this great information :)

Dr. Sarah David August 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Carol, thank you for this informative post. I eat small 5-6 meals per day and love my green smoothies.

Lisa Birnesser August 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

Great post, Carol. I think I have tried most every diet but gluten free does make me feel better. I really have a rough time with a raw diet but was vegan for awhile. I have to say that the vegan pizza looks awesome! Thanks so much!

Carl Mason-Liebenberg August 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I was vegan for about 12 years then gradually added animal products back as part of a whole food nutritional strategy…everything as close to how God made it as I can get it!

Mandy Edwards August 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Great information Carol! It’s nice to see all the diets listed out.

Carol Giambri August 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Mandy, for sure there are so many diets and one has to eat for what they believe is best for themselves. I have found that already. Thanks for compliment.

Carol Giambri August 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Carl, glad you found what best works for your lifestyle. So many diets, so confusing to many and bottom line is to know ourselves best. It’s totally a lifestyle for me I love!

Carol Giambri August 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Lisa, I have heard others feeling way better doing gluten free diet. There are many products to make or buy too. The vegan pizza can fool anyone and so can many dishes we have at our monthly potluck. Keep feeling better on the gluten free trail. Yeah.

Carol Giambri August 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Dr. Sarah, wow, 5-6 meals a day. I used to have low blood sugar way long back and that was suggested as number of meals too. Not lover yet of a favorite green smoothie. I go heavy on the “green” so I understand why and light on the fruits.

Carol Giambri August 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Sharon, that is totally awesome to know about your friends remission. I am familiar with Hippocrates “Institute.”

Dr. Daisy Sutherland August 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 15! Wow!! Yep…tried going completely vegan for about 45 weeks and my body rejected the fact…not good…so back to vegetarian with occasional seafood…my body craves the vitamins found in seafood and I’ve learned to listen and pay close attention to my body signals:) Thanks for sharing this info!

Carol Giambri October 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Jan,
Welcome for the body type eating right info.

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