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SheriBerry
Sunday, September 23, 2007, 12:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Most of you who know me ( my threads, at least) know I've had this ongoing problem to get comfortable in my breakfast routine now that I have stopped coffee.  When I was in my 30's  ( not following the BTD), I had coffee and a piece of toast or half a bagel or something similar.  Then in my 40's, I  just went with the coffee and skipped the food.  I did, however, put cream and sugar in my coffee and had two big mugfulls...  this was working...
so now  I am really OFF of coffee ( my brain doesn't even like it anymore...I don't get the same euphoria even when I cheat and drink some), I need to find a little something more to add back in.  I  think....  the problem is , is that I'm just not really hungry when I wake up... and the thought of meat just  makes me gag... I am thinking of eggs.. but can I do that every morning?   Is it pretty important to get some protein down?  I  have read all of the threads about having greens and meat for breakfast, but  I don't think I'm there yet.  Wish I could have cereal... I love fruit, too.. but the fruit doesn't sound appealing, eather..  I'm sittin  here having my green tea typing this.. maybe I'll be hungry in about thirty minutes... typically, how long after waking do most of you eat breakfast?  thanks for all of your ideas
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here is what I do

   Not always when I first get up but the first thing I eat/drink is a glass of water.  Then I wait 30 min or so and I eat some fruit. Usually a banana.  Then I try to wait another 30 min before I have some kind of protein.   That changes from beef and onions, to beef and greens with onions, hard boiled eggs, scrambled or fried.  I can take my breakfast to work with me so there is no hurry to eat breakfast in a few minutes and get out the door.  I am not usually ready to eat a lot of breakfast right when I get up  either.
 I am not into hot drinks too much so don't drink green tea.  Sometimes in cold weather I will have Elderberry tea.  It is good in cold season too to help you immune system.  
    I will be interesting to see what others write too.  Suzanne the blogger has a good breakfast idea too.  
    We sometimes make waffles with Kamut but that is usually a supper meal and not breakfast.    
 Since you are a secretor you can have oats.  


Beouemom sounds like bay way mom and I think Colorado is a great place to live.  

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I can't eat until about 4 hours after I get up.  I just don't ever feel like eating.

Yes, I know this is bad, but I just can't eat.
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SheriBerry...I've started making a cereal-like mid-morning snack using beneficial nuts & seeds, I add a banana & some milk...it gives me the sense of having of a crunchy bowl of cereal but it's without the grain which I'm trying to avoid so I can stay slim.  I've found that by staying away from breads & grains my weight stays beautifully down.  
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make a smoothy and take it with you to work......make it real nutritious, adding a fruit or two or even savory with veggie juice, to that add your lecithin, ghee, linseed, nutritional yeast, whatever sup you are having which can be opened and dumped in, chia seeds are a nice addition, even a bit of molasses ........a whole egg (or a serving of the NAP protein powder)......and if you use a banana, this will make it creamy, all you need to add is water.........I sometimes will also add some unsweetened cocoa powder.
if you like some grain add amaranth to that or any other compliant grain and eat it with a spoon. It tastes like pudding.
and top that with a few crushed nuts ......

this is so filling, you can go without food until it s time for your lunch, even dinner!!


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Rex,

I am really tiny and can't eat much or I gain.. I am 4' 10 and about 97 lbs.   For awhile I was down to 95, but that was just too hard to keep.. I gain  very easily if I don't watch my weight.  For me, I need to  have two substantial meals where I eat enough to feel satiated.  This usually consists of meat and veggies or raw nuts and veggies.. with some olive oil.. usually salad included.  I'm one of those "big bowl" eaters where I mix it all in.. lol...
so.. I can't have snacks.. no mid morning snacks...  I eat  the same amount for lunch whether I have a snack or not.. so..  just better not...
I've noticed a lot of people on the BTD  eat a lot more than I do... more often, too... well.. I'm just small...
thanks for your tip.. I may try that for breakfast....  off to yoga.. have to cut this short..

P.S.  when I was younger I ate more.. my metabalism was different... as I've aged, I probably exercise more, but  it's just different.. so.. I keep my weight stable!!!  It is important to me..  ... gotta run...
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Quoted from lola
make a smoothy .. a fruit or two.. lecithin, ghee, linseed, nutritional yeast, ... chia seeds are a nice addition, even a bit of molasses ........a whole egg (or a serving of the NAP protein powder)......and if you use a banana, .!


raw egg?   also what kind of and what brand Lecithin do you use please?  




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I'm afraid I can't help you.  I'm always starving in the morning, ever since I was a little kid - must eat no later than 7:30 am or I'm an emotional wreck the rest of the day.  I do know that if you start w/ something light for a few days, your body will adapt & you'll find that you begin to get hungry according to your new habits.  It just takes a few days of eating whether you feel like it or not.  Lola's smoothie sounds like a good place to start.  I have 3 eggs, veggies, squash or sweet potatoes, and plenty of butter (though most people around here would recommend ghee).
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I have no problem with adding a raw egg into the smoothie.....
you can also dump it in boiling water for a minute or two and spoon it out.

any lecithin in granules is fine, just make sure it s non GMO.

I buy mine locally....
nowfoods
Riceland Foods
azurestandard
are a few brands you could try.


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I have no problem with adding a raw egg into the smoothie.....


I guess I really shouldn't worry about that as the eggs I get are about as fresh as they come...........no more than a few days. The lady across the road gives us eggs......once you've had those, the store bought .....    



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right!


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I was so inspired by your li'l recipe Lola that I 'ran' in the other room and made me a shake. I really miss having my shakes!  I used plain soy milk, banana, blueberry, egg, romaine lettuce, peach, lecithin, sea salt, ghee, proberry and acai juice.  The funny (almost wasnt tho) thing was, when I was getting the acai juice, I pulled out the raw apple cider vinegar jar!!     Wow, that would've been alot o' goodness down the drain! Anyway, it turned out very yummy!!! Glad I popped in!  



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Lola...you always come up with the best suggestions...thanks.  
SheriBerry...you sure are tiny...I respect that you are working hard to keep your weight stable...I've been trying to do that all my life...so far I've been successsful but like you...I have to  work hard to keep it that way.  Right now I weigh 5 pounds "less" than I weighed when I was 7 years old...it's a real challenge trying to stay slim and healthy too.  I probably have anorexic tendencies but I concentrate on keeping my focus on maintaining good health so I've been doing ok.  
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SheriBerry, you might want to take a look at what you're eating for dinner and how late you eat it. If you have a meal heavy on the starches and/or fat late in the evening (after 7 p.m.) it can depress your appetite in the morning. If this is true for you, I would suggest either eating earlier or lightening up your evening meal, or both.

Starting with a light breakfast is a good idea. If the thought of meat, eggs and greens is too much for you, try the protein smoothie Lola suggested. In general it's better for us Os to have protein in the morning, but the source is up to you. I'd say, experiment and see what works for you. We are all different, and that's the beauty of the BTD--it takes into account our individuality.

Good luck and please let us know how things are going. We're here to help.  


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enjoy!
it is quick and practical, and an alternative to getting in your sups.
a meal to go, when in a rush!


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Why do you feel the need to eat breakfast if you aren't hungry? I am a firm believer in listening to what your body is telling you. When it is hungry, it will let you know. Unless you are suffering from a health condition, I think you should allow yourself to eat when you are hungry.


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Ditto what Becky and Connect said.

Breakfast usually makes me tired, regardless of content.

There's a lot of recent evidence to suggest intermittent fasting is beneficial to some people. Don't know how that relates to bloodtype, though.
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I'm not an O obviously, but as a B nonnie, I still need to make sure that I get enough protein.  Still, I have a very hard time eating solid food in the morning.  I have started my day with a big smoothie for many years.
The base is pineapple juice, with some frozen cherries and blueberries.
Freshly ground flax is one of the main ingredients, and is the thickener.  It also adds a little protein, a good amount of fiber, and good essential fatty acids.  (3 Tb)
I add a heaping Tb of lecithin and also ARA6, and some Proberry liquid.  
Since I'm dairy compatible, I use a generous amount of goat yogurt.
I'll usually make a quart, drinking 1/2 of this at breakfast, and the other half a couple of hours later in the morning.  

I have recently started eating one or two cooked eggs on the side.  I'll either make soft boiled eggs; eggs over easy; lightly scrambled; or a little omelet.  My favorite egg seasonings are good quality sea salt, tumeric and cayenne.  Sometimes I'll add a little tuna or sheep's feta cheese.



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I usually keep a small container of chopped big onions and oyster musrooms roasted with turmeric , spices and salt, in the fridge. I add a table spoon of this mixture to my morning omllette along with ghee. I like to have a hot drink so it's hot cocoa and fenugreek tea. But mind you this is not eaten first thing in the morning...but about an hour after my morning exercises. I prepare different combinations of chopped and roasted mixes like the onion & mushroom for a quick and nutritious bfast.

On days when I dont feel like eating, I have a banana and hot cocoa.


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Hi Dear Chef,  It's good to see you around again!  

Mushrooms and onions are a daily staple for my household also.  In my case, it is shitakes and red onions, sauteed in ghee with tumeric, good quality sea salt and a bit of cayenne and garlic powder.  You're right;  It's great in omlets, also as a quick addition to leftover anything!



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Some nutritionists are pro some protein for breakfast. According to them the metabolism starts working and is good for weight loss. I like accidental chef idea and is what I do with 1 egg. Sometimes I get meat in but I hate my husband's look. I am still not over it !

Other nutritionists are pro intermittent fasting. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I prefer not to fast.

Other nutritionists favor a high carb breakfast (cereal) to get your energy going. This idea does not go with me without the possibility of a mid morning coffee . So I do not follow it.

Dr. D. I think he has not gone much into this by blood type although I think he recommends, especially for A's, to have protein for breakfast.

Heidi Merrit was highly pro a good protein (especially meat) & vegetable breakfast for O's.

For a summer I used to love flaxmeal with a smashed banana and some other fruit.  Sometimes I even added carob powder. But I always had it with a spoon ei. I did not do a smoothy. I like solid things in the morning. I stopped doing it because of a long non related story and since I have been aiming at a protein breakfast. But I will get back to it and alternate with the omelet and see how it goes.

So I guess it all boils down to what makes you feel better. BTD is just the guidelines. We build the rest to our liking

Best wishes,



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Thanks for sharing Susana.  I learn a lot from hearing what others do who are on the BTD.
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Typically, I wake up and heat water for my warm lemon water drink, then I proceed to put together my morning breakfast porridge.  

It is recommended that blood type A's eat a larger breakfast and lunch, a substantial dinner--with more more emphasis on protein earlier on in the day.

Eating breakfast breaks the evening fast.  It sets our metabolism correctly for the day, it energies our bodies, it prepares us for exercise activity.

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