Yeah, I know. I eat minestrone which I love. I don’t eat the pasta and I dip the coconut/oat bran bread I make in it. It is very filling and satisfying. I remembered something else she told me. We drink too many beverages that are ice cold too. She encourages me all the time to drink more room temperature water. It is strange because of course, when I am working outside during the planting season, I want ice cold water. But, you know, room temp feels better inside my stomach. Go figure huh? I think acupuncture and the system of eating associated with it is very smart. Oh and hey Mooch, another weird thing, she also recommended that I use cucumber slices on my forehead for the heat rash I was getting when it gets very hot here(I am a landscaper), so I carry them around in my cooler and rub them on my forehead every 20 mins or so when it is hot. Guess what? No heat rash! Amazing! The only other thing that worked was steroid cream.