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the accidental chef
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 12:35am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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2 weeks on BTD so far. Totally off grains, even the morning millet drink. My fatigue has reduced drastically and I'm waking up at 530am and going for a 6.5km brisk walk-run-stair climbing routine. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to wake up at my pre fatigue days of 430am. Will add weight training 3 times a week. I miss all this, and glad that I'm "earning it" all back!

Diet: 1 tea spoon ghee on empty stomach. 6oz prune juice. 500ml plain water. And then I go for my exercises.

Bfast: 6oz pineapple juice. 1 banana. 1oz beef. 1 cup pumpkin cooked in ghee, turmeric and ginger-garlic paste. I think it's the pumpkin that weened me off the millet drink.

Midmorning: 6oz soya milk. 1 cup each red plums and red grapes.

Lunch: 1 oz lamb/mutton. 1 cup Sweet potato. 1 cup leafy greens+ 2 cups each of local beneficial/neutral veggies.

Tea time: 1 banana. 1 cup assorted pieces of green & red apple apple. Cumin tea.

Dinner: 2oz fish. Veggies same as lunch, without the sweet potato.

1hr before lunch & dinner: 1 cup papaya.

3 litres of plain water in addition to the tea & juices.
Suppliments: Polyflora, fucus plus, taraxacum officinale, bromelain, deflect O, methyl 12 plus & pro berry. Oh I love the pro berry!

Once I start my weight training 3 times a week, I'm thinking of adding 1 egg on those days. The same with nuts.

I'm due for my blood test on the 21st of Nov, and really want to see my cholesterol levels & ratios evened out.

I'm medium-small built, all of 5' 1" and am unable to consume the recommended portions of meat & veggies in the book. Please let me know whether I'm on the right track with the above.

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It looks like a delicious and pure daily diet, but for a type O, it is way too low in proteins.  Can you find some way to fit in some more, especially early in the day?  I'm concerned that you will create some new health problems by becoming protein deficient.

nuts and seeds, eggs, more fish ??



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the accidental chef
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Thanks Victoria! The recommended portions for women & children are 2-5oz of meat & seafood. Eggs 3-5 times a week. I too would be concerned if I started to develop protein deficiency problems! May be it's still the early stages where I find the existing quantities of meat & fish very filling..and by and by I might increase the protein. Would O type protien drink help I wonder...

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accidental chef,

Yes, I think the NAP 'O' Protein Powder would be a nice, clean source of protein for you if you feel you simply cannot eat more meat into your daily meal plans.

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accidental chef, I had the same thought as Victoria about the protein, especially early morning. Protein in the morning is especially important to keep us on the straight and narrow the rest of the day.    The protein drink, yes, would help, but if you can tolerate the meat protein and sneak it in, do try.
Let us know how your blood tests come out.  
Tried the ghee by itself and liked it!!  You helped me along there, so thanks.



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I agree that you might find that even more protein and less fruit, particularly early in the day will give you even better results. However, it looks like a great start!

Also like as you suggested as you increase the intensity or amount of your exercise you should consider eating more protein. An egg or two on those days would be helpful, or more meat/fish.


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Another O voting for more protein.  Especially in the morning.  I know you have said it is hard to get the red meat in, but just try it for a week and see what happens.  A little more if you can with each meal.  

Great with the exercise.  Keep up the good work.  

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the accidental chef
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OK folks, since the general concensus is that my protein intake is low, this is what I'll do: I'll eat another 1 oz for mid morning snack and another 1oz during tea time. I'll also up the fish intake by another 1.5oz for dinner. I hope my food intake is commensurate with the physical activity

Yes, eggs are on the cards next week.

You know, I'm just worried that my input is more than my output...

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Tried the ghee by itself and liked it!!  You helped me along there, so thanks.


Really?   that's nice!

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OK folks, since the general concensus is that my protein intake is low, this is what I'll do: I'll eat another 1 oz for mid morning snack and another 1oz during tea time. I'll also up the fish intake by another 1.5oz for dinner.


accidental chef, IMHO, maybe have that extra 1 oz of meat w/ breakfast instead of mid morning snack. It's really, really important to get enough protein early in the day, as in breakfast.  



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Quoted from accidental chef
You know, I'm just worried that my input is more than my output...

I never worry about eating too much protein. To some degree I find protein is somewhat self limiting. When I eat a lot of protein I get filled up and satisfied and therefore I don't feel the need to eat anything for many hours.



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I never worry about eating too much protein. To some degree I find protein is somewhat self limiting. When I eat a lot of protein I get filled up and satisfied and therefore I don't feel the need to eat anything for many hours.




Totally, totally, totally agree.  

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accidental chef,
Have you seen the thread entitled "Loving Breakfast for Dinner" ?  
It's about this very topic, eating a good meat-sourced protein for breakfast.



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I never worry about eating too much protein either, I seem to need more actually. I think accidental chef was more talking about the 'total output' than just the input of protein, if I read her right.  




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I think accidental chef was more talking about the 'total output' than just the input of protein, if I read her right.  


Yes, that's exactly what I meant, thanks !

See, it's not that I'm not convinced about eating more meat in the mornings..it's just that I get really full, the upto my neck feeling...and felt that may be I could spread the total consumption over 3 hrs. I have bfast around 730 in the morning, and usually by 930-10am I get hungry.

Last night after having fish for dinner, I started feeling peckish..and I remembered that the body wanted protein, so I ate about an oz of meat, and was happy. It was very close to bed time, but I didnt feel uncomfortable. See that's an improvement, and a sure sign of getting educated !

Thanks for all the encouragement and advice!

accidental chef

ps: yes Victoria, I just saw the thread you mention, thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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hey accidental chef, glad to hear you're okay w/ eating the protein. I mentioned eating more protein at breakfast because you have sweet carbs before breakfast :  6oz prune juice
Then exercise, then a LOT more carbs for breakfast w/ only 1 oz of protein.
Bfast: 6oz pineapple juice. 1 banana. 1oz beef. 1 cup pumpkin cooked in ghee, turmeric and ginger-garlic paste
Then more carbs at midmorning w/ soy, which is protein, but not the same as meat protein, I don't think. If this is incorrect, somebody please correct that.
Then at lunch only 1 oz meat, w/ a starchy sweet potato, tho it is a bennie, and more carbs in the form of less or non starchy veggies, it looks like.
While I do envy you getting all those carbs, veg and fruit, I worry that it is too much carb and not enough protein. Dinner is the only time you have 2 oz of meat at once. All that being said, IF this is all the protein you are comfortable w/ eating at a time or just for right now, then that is how you should eat.        Just throwing my thoughts out there, not that you have to eat by them.



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Meat/veggies for breakfast sets a great tone for the day!
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It seems that evenings are the best time to go heavy on the carbs, with morning and mid-day being best for proteins and veggies (and moderate fruits).



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Quoted from Victoria
It seems that evenings are the best time to go heavy on the carbs, with morning and mid-day being best for proteins and veggies (and moderate fruits).


the BTD friendly MD I saw told me this exact same thing.



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What a smart M.D.!  



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What a smart M.D.!  


well, maybe, but I never went back because she wouldn't budge on thyroid testing. She wanted to run ONLY TSH.  



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the accidental chef
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You've all been great! Thanks so much!!

I have upped the meat in the mornings-from 30 to 60 to the current 100gms for bfast, sorry I'm more metric than imperial ..I have the meat with a bowl of green leafy veg. On the days I do weights, I have an egg as well, plus the banana. It is pretty decent, isnt it?

I've also switched the starchy vegetables to dinner time along with 200gms fish.

Vegetables for lunch is usually leafy greens, string beans catagory, okra etc.,

I'll definitely need your guidance...so please bear with me while I fine tune my act!

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sounds like a great plan you ve designed for yourself and your needs!)

keep on asking all you want!


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accidental chef, I have to say, you are the model BTD 'student'. .  I am so proud of all the changes you have made thus far. Some I know have taken much doing, yet you forge head and get it done. You are definitely an inspiration. Please keep posting and asking. Sometimes someone asking is all the reminder that we who might not be doing so well, need to get back on track.  



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I'm really impressed with your program, accidental chef.  You are doing great.  



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You guys are the best, thanks!

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No, YOU!  



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Alright..US, then!

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