Thai hot is not the same as Indian hot. Thai hot will have you sipping water, smiling, reading a book at an outdoor cafe. Indian hot will have you staring at your plate, unable to take another bite, calculating the steps to the door, bathroom, and car.
I've been enjoying the curries--red, green, yellow. I'm even getting used to the lamb...which is fortunate since I've eaten it 7 days in a row. But what I am really loving??? The rice. I've never eaten much rice. It makes me feel grounded, balanced, healthy.
It's a weird thing about grains. My Naturopath encourages me to eat them. My lyme research says not to. My Acupuncturist's Associate (aka Chinese Nutritionist) says they are absolutely necessary. The Eat Right for Your Type Diet says they're beneficial (especially the rice part).
So I guess that means I'm now doing some kind of Chin-Naturo-Lyme-Eat Right diet: allowing grains but only certain ones, embracing the no-sugar law, reintroducing some low-sugar fruits, ignoring dairy (except for greek yogurt), avoiding gluten, being selective with my meat choices. On the surface, it appears to be helping: I've lost 10 pounds; I'm eating more regularly; I feel more stable.
We're all so different (and change so much). I think figuring out what works best for you is truly one of the toughest parts of the battle.
Altered Today: Respect...for hot foods, Indian cuisine, and my dietary choices.
PS To find what the Eat Right for Your Type Diet recommends for your blood type, go here. For a Candida Diet food list, go here. To read about my other dietary experiments, go here and here and here.