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accjulie
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I just started the BTD on Monday (3 days ago) and I have to say that I already see a huge improvement.  I have been on so many different diets and very few have worked both for weight loss and overall health improvement.  For the entire month of September, I followed the Body for Life plan (VERY high protein from animal source and lots of whole wheat) and I also participated in a VERY intense fitness class (1 hour a day, four days a week...they called it Boot Camp).  Now I know that these were all wrong for my blood type.  After the month was over I had lost 1 1/2 pounds and needles to say, I was extremely disappointed.    I spoke to a nurse friend of mine who suggested that I look into the BTD.  Well, here I am after 3 full days and I feel GREAT!  My energy is higher than ever, I have lost 5 pounds already, my skin problems are clearing up...etc!

I ordered my secretor test and hopefully it will come soon.  I would love to be able to fine tune what I'm doing.  Thanks Dr D!!!  


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Hey accjulie...welcome to the forum and the BTD way of life.  Wonderful to see that you are seeing great results already.  When I read your above testimony and you were eating high protein and doing Boot Camp I was thinking you were doing the O diet.  Minus the whole wheat, of course.   Glad to see you are getting your secretor test done so you can fine tune your eating.  Are you doing any yoga or meditation for your cortisol levels?   Keep us posted.

Debra


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WOW!  5 pounds in 3 DAYS???  That's amazing.  Go, Girl!


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accjulie
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I haven't started the yoga yet.  I have a Pilates DvD and I did the instructional video the other night.  However, my 6 year old thought it would be fun to do too, so I was getting kicked in the head a bit by her.  Not a great thing for the cortisol...lol!  I'm hoping to settle into a workout routine soon though.  With the weather cooling down, I can start up my walking again!


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accjulie
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Oh yeah...a lot of the 5 pounds is probably water weight.  While I haven't changed my water intake (I've always been a heavy water drinker), I am no longer retaining water. My ankles bones are back and I'm thrilled.  My doctor had given me a water pill which I was trying to avoid taking since water retention was a completely new issue for me.  I'm sure it was from all of the animal products I was eating.  I love this new way of life.  I'm looking forward to the new and improved me!  


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Congratulations on a great start!  That's impressive.  It's great to feel great, isn't it?
I've been doing this for 10+ years!
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julie,
It's only going to get better and better from here.  You are on a truly great track with the BTD, and it is the Real Deal.  I'm glad you are getting your secretor status because it is the way for people who are serious about their health to really experience the best of the BTD.  

It's great to hear from you.  



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Julie,
excellent start!!!


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accjulie
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On a similar topic, I have the dreaded weekend ahead of me.  Every Friday night is "Hamburger Night" at the in-laws of course with hamburgers, hotdogs, potato chips, and cole slaw.  Arg.....  Then, to make matters worse, every Sunday after church is a huge feast at the in-laws.  Keep in mind that I'm in Georgia where butter, Crysco, and carbs are a staple!  I'm not so much worried about the temptation to eat the wrong things, but the lack of choices to eat the right things.  This also concerns me when it comes to eating out.  How do you stick to the BTD at the relatives and at restaurants.  Are there any helpful links that I can read?  


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As an A type who just recently started this diet, I too am having difficulty with eating out.

I was out shopping and realised I was absolutely starving. I decided to see what was on offer in the food court area of the shopping centre (US translation - shopping mall) and I had a choice of pies, cakes, sandwiches, hot chips, icecream and kebabs. I'm not sure what to go for in that situation! Everything's either wheat or meat! I ended up with pide (wheat) bread with spinach and mozarella cheese... within a few minutes my nose clogged up like I had the flu, and I just wanted to go lay down and have a nanna nap.

I was quite surprised because I didn't realise that my reactions would be so sudden, nor did I realise (as a long-time sandwich or pasta for lunch kinda chick) that my afternoon slump (I always had them around 2-3pm) was caused by what I was eating!

It also made me realise how I haven't been experiencing that slump for the last two weeks or so since eradicating wheat, and that my constant sinusitis is clearing up.

The only foods I think are A-type friendly when you are eating out are Chinese and Thai - rice, vegetables and tofu. Otherwise you could try a bit of chicken and salad if you're out at a restaurant. I have adapted our usual Saturday morning breakfasts to fit - I have the usual poached eggs but I have spinach and onions on the side rather than toast and tomatoes.

It may be that for a little while you bring your own versions of the hamburger (tempeh/tofu and rye bread or something). Explain what you are doing and how good it has made you feel. Maybe it will encourage your family to look at their blood types?!

Isn't it funny how you realise you've slowly been poisoning yourself for most of your life?! I've lost 3.5 kilos in the past two weeks (that's over 7.5 pounds).

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It allways helps to bring appropriate food for your bloodtype, enough to share. You don't have to tell them about the diet, just say you had some new recipes you wanted to try out. In 2 or 3 months when everybody is asking you what you are doing right tell them. Otherwise you'll probably have to listen to the dedicated Atkinites versus the low fat/hight fiber debate.

Yeah I know about how ones culture can affect your eating habits. After all I live where shrimp is a staple not a luxury.
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either you eat something compliant before arriving at your relatives, and you tell them you are not feeling too well, but you couldn t miss their invite....or say you are allergic and just eat whatever looks less troublesome.


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Eating with family has always been our problem, especially with the in-laws.  We have decided after being tired of feeling so bad after eating there, that we don't.  This has not gone over very well, but it is a decision both my DH and I made.  For our health and our DD health.  The in-laws do not like eating here either.  They say we have wierd food.  So we compromise and go out.

Most anywhere you can get a salad and have them remove what you don't want and extras of what you do.  We also try to stick with Ryan's, Crakerbarrel or a pretty good steakhouse.  They are usually more than willing to accomidate you.  Also, invest in Deflect, it is a really big help for those times that your options are not perfect.
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I agree  with gulf coast guy that taking a dish of A compliant food to share is the best idea, and then make sure that you east mostly that. The smorgasbord is the only way to go, as it is so embarrassing to be served up a plate of Avoids.
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Can you take some turkey burgers to the hamburgerfest?



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Turkey burgers...that's a great idea.  I can have that and a bag of steamed veggies.  Yum!


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Grooviechickie...I love the idea of my in-laws possibly looking into a BTD for their BT (but it also made me laugh).  They are ALL type O.  They all love meat, but they also love their bread...all forms!  To add to it...they're all obese.    Funny thing though, I don't think they know what the word "diet" means.  It has NEVER been easy to eat healthy at their house and they're getting used to me bringing my own food.    I would love to eat more of the foods that they eat but I don't want to wind up like them.  


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you sure are right about that!


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My family has gotten over me bringing my own stuff to just about any party, picnic, etc. a long time ago as I've been on the BTD for so long.  

My mother will actually make something for me if we have a big dinner over there because that's just the way she is.  She loves to cook and she loves people to eat.  So she'll make either turkey or chicken for me and whoever else wants it and beef or pork for the others.

Now my in-law's on the other hand, as wonderful as they were, never seemed to quite "get it".  So I always had to take something with me over there.  Turkey burgers are a great thing to make into patties and stack in a bowl in the freezer for times like this or turkey or chicken dogs without preservatives.  But please read the Mother Earth News article that I posted about in WHAT NEXT?

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Whole-Foods-and-Cooking/2007-06-01/Shocking-News-About-Meat.aspx

so you don't use the brand of ground turkey I was buying.  One day in my spare time (if I can stay off this site) I plan to make some phone calls to 2 different Turkey companies that offer ground turkey in my grocery store to ask if they use this frightening method of packaging their turkey.  I still have one of these bad boys in my freezer from before I read the article.  Looking at Jennie-O packaging, I think these might still be packaged the old fashioned way but i want to check it out before buying any more ground turkey.  If push comes to a great big shove, I will order turkey from Shelton's through a HFS or co-op and I'll grind that puppy myself, if I have to.

I tried to keep my non GMO/no hydrogenated oil Soy margarine, my milk, my bread and Ghee in my in-law's frige or freezer so that when I was there I didn't go into a coma after eating.  This is probably not possible for most folks but I took care of my FIL before he passed away and my MIL with dimentia after that so I was there every day and quite often for at least a couple of meals.

As far as eating out, I try to order baked fish or a chicken breast.  And I tell them what seasonings I want on it and ask them to write it down for the cook.  I've been known to take some cold cut up chicken or fish in a zip lock bag with me to toss in a salad which I will eat without salad dressing, if I have to.  

Someone mentioned Cracker Barrell.  I've had good luck there and I've had bad.  Once I asked what was in the green beans (the thought of Bacon or Ham just gagggggs me) and they said they would check.  I told her if the cook had even thought about putting bacon or ham in it, not to bring me any.  My plate arrived with a boat load of green beans on the plate (including this dreadful juice).  She vanished without saying a word.  I took one bite of those beans and almost gagged.  She came back and my husband asked her about the beans.  She grabbed my plate and was gone again without saying anything.  The manager returned with another plate without beans which told me SHE FORGOT TO ASK THE FIRST TIME.  He apologized up and down and offered me a discount on my dinner.  We never saw that girl after that, if I remember right.  She was probably in the back looking for her stars!


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