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I'm about to have a bit of time at home in a few weeks and I'm debating whether or not to try doing the GTD. I've had the book since March, when it was released in Australia, and we've measured, re-measured and measured again (for good measure ). As with everything, Mick was pretty easy to work out, he's a nomad by name and by nature. He would seriously be out every night if he could manage it and he always seems to wander. Thus, his measurements were fairly easy. Mine have been a little harder to work out. We've settled on explorer at the moment - it fits with my personality, my lack of a sense of direction and my food allergies.
However, then the issue becomes, would it be better for me than the BTD? Well, according to Dr D's calculator, the BTD is the consistent winner for me, thus I shouldn't change. The Explorer in me wants to give it a go though. Especially the fact that some grains become diamonds. i am a carb addict, so this could be good. It could also be quite dangerous.
Lately I haven't been that diligent with my diet and whilst I haven't had any avoids, I've had interesting eating habits to say the least. Stress has meant that I haven't been able to digest things well and a lack of time has meant I haven't had the same high protein, low carb diet that my body does best on. I have to admit that whilst studying for my final exam I ate a lot of carbs. Think a double batch of Loraine's Pumpkin Millet bread, about a tonne of beetroot chips and a couple of batches of tahini carob cookies. Not a good idea for a stressed O-nonnie. Logically I know I should have stuck to kale, beef and broccoli along with heavy doses of rhodiola. The foods that make me feel good. Instead I went for the ones that were quick and easy.
In my defence, we did eat a lot of beef stews. Lots of stews for dinner because it was easy to put it in the slowcooker and then just reheat it each night, however it's not the same as a fresh cooked meal with freshly steamed veggies. This week we're focusing on fresh food. For the first time in the past 4 months, we have a week where I'll be home at a normal time each night so I can do a freshly cooked meal each night. It also means Mick can't be tempted to have a pizza. I know it's probably not that exciting for other people, but it's a big thing for us to have a normal schedule without late nights due to tutes or after-work appointments!
So, hopefully next week I'll be able to report that things are starting to look up in the health department!
Identify strongly with your dilemna re BTD vs GTD. As you said in a previous post it could be a good thing or a very dangerous thing.(Partic w your digestive problems). For me (same BT as you, same carb cravings) I find I can go overboard after missing "cruncy carb food" on even the BT allowable grains. Yesterday I devised a fantastic "rice flour; arrowroot;ground almond" cracker" but I must have eaten too many in preference to the good ole' meat n salad scenario as I am up 0.4kg on the scales (Not a drama, unless I continue this way ea day)
There is a link on the community forums to determine if you should BTD or GTD and both times I did it I got pointed back to BTD. As you would think it'd benefit Dr D'Adamo to advise the opposite in terms of book sales so I do trust it.
Hope that helps & good luck,
P.S will try emailing this to you as it takes a while to get these "approved"
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