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chud
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some of us are lactose intolerant .... me too...


Understood, I know that we are not all going to be exactly identical just because we share blood type.
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Can some of you AB's share your meal plans?
What are some of your favorite meals?  

Since I am new, my meals so far are lacking creativity.  
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I eat a pretty boring meal plan.  I choose from my beneficial foods to make up meals as I like.  I'm typically the only one that eats what I fix, so I just have to please myself.

Breakfast is typically eggs, scrambled in ghee with a side of steamed vegetables.

Oatmeal with nuts, cinnamon, applesauce...

Turkey, rice (or other compliant grain), and vegetables makes a good lunch or dinner.

Split peas, cooked with onions, (other vegetables), parsley, and spices to taste...  

Sweet potatoes can be added into meals within limitation of the frequency guidelines.


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very little grains, A2B nonnie lists for veggies & fruits in lr4yt....entre-autre
it's plus-minus adequate to my swami recommendations    no potatoes at all very little starches indeed  

and I feel good


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I was reading in Dr. D's little AB food guide and it mentioned amaranth.

I had never heard of this before, but he said it was a grain and that there were cereals made from it, which are available at health food stores.

So I went around the corner to the health food grocery store near my house and they had amaranth cereal.  It looks just like corn flakes, but it's amaranth flakes, not corn.  It's good!
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Just wanted to say thanks to y'all for sharing meal ideas above, it's appreciated.

ABJoe, I just aaw this post of yours in the "Artic Zero" thread discussing alternatives to ice cream, and thought I'd put it here for AB'ers to reference:

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I would be happier eating a bowl of fruit with plain yogurt and cinnamon.  I'm sure you can come up with some beneficial combination that you would be happier with as well.
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amaranth isn't that a seed or grass so far no gluten nor gliadin ....


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Quoted from Amazone I.
very little grains, A2B nonnie lists for veggies & fruits in lr4yt....entre-autre
it's plus-minus adequate to my swami recommendations    no potatoes at all very little starches indeed  

and I feel good


That's interesting because Dr. D's books say that generally AB's do well on grains.  

That's actually part of the reason I started this thread for AB'ers...I felt that the dominance of O's on the forum and the resulting widespread anti-grain sentiment was actually a bit misleading for someone like myself who is new to BTD and happens to be type AB.  

But I understand that we are all individuals.  
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Sometimes people who are gluten intolerant will eliminate all grains, at least for a period of time.  This particular food intolerance can affect people of any blood type, but probably doesn't indicate the approach of the majority of type AB.



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That's interesting because Dr. D's books say that generally AB's do well on grains.  

We can have intestinal lining damage when we start the diet that makes eating some otherwise acceptable foods very difficult.  It is an individual response that we have to deal with and/or heal from.

I do use grain, but I have to be careful which ones.  Rice, quinoa, oatmeal are the ones I eat most, although flax seed is OK.  All of these are beneficial per SWAMI.  Although millet is supposed to be beneficial as well, but I wasn't very happy when I ate it.  I decided to wait a while before re-introducing it.

Also, if you move to SWAMI, you may find that you get less acceptable grains or that some move to a lower rating as more factors are taken into account...  For instance, per Live Right, almost all forms of wheat are acceptable for AB, but on my SWAMI, since I have indicated white lines in my fingerprints, all wheat (except 100% sprouted) is best avoided...  Several other grains have been "downgraded" as well.


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So I went around the corner to the health food grocery store near my house and they had amaranth cereal.

Is there any other grain in it?

What brand is it?


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I have a pretty long list of grains that are good for me, and I'm supposedly allowed 4 servings a day.  And when I eat oatmeal, I feel SO GOOD after it.  I mean, like, like the books says.  Like it's medicine.  I swear I can feel power surge through my whole body after eating it.  I don't know if it's just the heat or what.  I like rice quite a bit too.  I eat long grain brown, short grain brown, basmati brown, and white basmati.  The browns are more satisfying, but the white seems to give me energy too.  I don't care what others say about grains being bad for you.  I think I said it earlier, when I stopped them, I lost weight too fast and had no energy.  So........  I eat them.  And I love them.  

However, my list echoes JOes'.  All wheat products are black dots for me (which is in the avoid list but eating every once in a while is better than the ones without a black dot.  Sprouted wheat is neutral for me.  So....  I just don't eat wheat.  But to be honest, I may try to eat a little here and there, just because I'm trying to train my body and mind to not be so anal.  I would like to have some choices for traveling.  I used to eat all kinds of foods before I had health problems, and didn't seem to have problems with them at the time.  So.....  maybe someday I won't be so sensitive.  I probably said all this already.  I repeat myself sometimes.  Sorry.  But I had gotten real sensitive, physically and mentally, to a lot of foods.  Now I'm trying to make a comeback against that.  I think the downside to BTD is that when we read that some foods are like "poison" in our system, it sets us up to view foods as bad.  And I just don't agree with it.  Some foods that are supposed avoids in the BTD become neutral or even superfoods on our swami's, and I think it's the wrong message to focus on about foods being poisons.  I think there is some wisdom in knowing what foods mess with us.  Like Corn and wheat, or chicken for us AB's.  But even at that, if I was starving, literally, and all there was to eat was Corn and chicken.  I think I'd eat it.  I'd be doing everything I could to find something else, but you get what I mean.  Yeah, I'm sure some foods can do some damage to us.  But we have to keep it all in perspective.  These are my viewpoints.  They don't apply to everyone.  But they make sense to me.

So to make a short answer long, yeah, I like the grains.  At least, the ones I've found that work for me.  I ate amaranth once and I felt really awful for a week though.  I'm not sure what it was.  It might have been the way I prepared it.


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I don't know one nonnie who isn't sensitive with starchy things.... and won't get fat instantly when using grains on an everyday basic diet...


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I have a pretty long list of grains that are good for me, and I'm supposedly allowed 4 servings a day.  And when I eat oatmeal, I feel SO GOOD after it.  I mean, like, like the books says.  Like it's medicine.  I swear I can feel power surge through my whole body after eating it.  I don't know if it's just the heat or what.  I like rice quite a bit too.  I eat long grain brown, short grain brown, basmati brown, and white basmati.  The browns are more satisfying, but the white seems to give me energy too.  I don't care what others say about grains being bad for you.  I think I said it earlier, when I stopped them, I lost weight too fast and had no energy.  So........  I eat them.  And I love them.  

However, my list echoes JOes'.  All wheat products are black dots for me (which is in the avoid list but eating every once in a while is better than the ones without a black dot.  Sprouted wheat is neutral for me.  So....  I just don't eat wheat.  But to be honest, I may try to eat a little here and there, just because I'm trying to train my body and mind to not be so anal.  I would like to have some choices for traveling.  I used to eat all kinds of foods before I had health problems, and didn't seem to have problems with them at the time.  So.....  maybe someday I won't be so sensitive.  I probably said all this already.  I repeat myself sometimes.  Sorry.  But I had gotten real sensitive, physically and mentally, to a lot of foods.  Now I'm trying to make a comeback against that.  I think the downside to BTD is that when we read that some foods are like "poison" in our system, it sets us up to view foods as bad.  And I just don't agree with it.  Some foods that are supposed avoids in the BTD become neutral or even superfoods on our swami's, and I think it's the wrong message to focus on about foods being poisons.  I think there is some wisdom in knowing what foods mess with us.  Like Corn and wheat, or chicken for us AB's.  But even at that, if I was starving, literally, and all there was to eat was Corn and chicken.  I think I'd eat it.  I'd be doing everything I could to find something else, but you get what I mean.  Yeah, I'm sure some foods can do some damage to us.  But we have to keep it all in perspective.  These are my viewpoints.  They don't apply to everyone.  But they make sense to me.

So to make a short answer long, yeah, I like the grains.  At least, the ones I've found that work for me.  I ate amaranth once and I felt really awful for a week though.  I'm not sure what it was.  It might have been the way I prepared it.


Thanks JJR, I agree.    
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So I think this way of eating is starting to work on me.  

I am at the point where I feel different.  It's like a strange sense of calm; no distress.

I have also started to experience the easy BM's that some have mentioned.

It is a strange feeling to just feel...ok.  I had a little bit of an esophageal spasm yesterday, but other than that, I have felt pretty good.  And I have confirmed that "when I stray, I pay" as someone said.  
When I do stray, and feel crappy, it makes me wonder...did I always feel like that before, and just not realize it?!?  
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chud,..... those spasm can be psychosomatic related... we the AB's might be sometimes extremely sensitive  and/or also a bit reluctant to our own feelings ... we prefere to stay in our heads...NT'-wise (intuition & thinking) but sometimes we need a bit more the F-side...called feeling when our troath chacra might be closed..we need furthermore *to talk* to exprime ourselfs correctly.... so far..so well.. I think
you see how psyche things are related to body reactions ...


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Rice, quinoa, oatmeal are the ones I eat most, although flax seed is OK.


Yes, I like rice and oatmeal.  Thanks for reminding me about quinoa, I'm going to try that.


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Also, if you move to SWAMI, you may find that you get less acceptable grains or that some move to a lower rating as more factors are taken into account...  For instance, per Live Right, almost all forms of wheat are acceptable for AB, but on my SWAMI, since I have indicated white lines in my fingerprints, all wheat (except 100% sprouted) is best avoided...  Several other grains have been "downgraded" as well.


I will probably move to the Swami software after a month or so, right now I need to read the books I have already bought. I don't want to do too many things at once!  
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When I do stray, and feel crappy, it makes me wonder...did I always feel like that before, and just not realize it?!?  

I think the answer to this is both, "Yes" and "No".  I think you felt bad, just maybe not to that extent...

I say this because when I first started BTD, I stopped all corn for 3 weeks, then felt an "openness or spaciousness" at the base of the skull.  I wondered if it was related or what could have caused it.  

A couple of days later, we were out somewhere and I absent mindedly ate a very small pastry and almost immediately got a pounding headache in "spacy area" of my head.  Now, I don't think I walked around with that much headache all of the time. What I think happened is that some of the nerves numbed or responded less over time to allow me to continue to live, but the feeling turned into a pressure in that area.  However, now that I had reduced the aggravating influence, the nerves had returned to full response status so I felt the new response much more...  An immediate reinforcement to reduce that activity.  


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openness and spaciousness I feld when trying once guarana and the same with sweat on my nose and chest while giving a try for the first time to macadamian nuts.... jaminei have I been sick.... ......


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chud,..... those spasm can be psychosomatic related... (snip)
you see how psyche things are related to body reactions ...


Well I disagree.  And with all due respect, I think it is wrong to put that on type AB's.  Heck, if bad feelings are just psychosomatic, then who's to say that the good benefits we are feeling are not also all in our heads?  See how that works?!?  I think we need to listen to what our bodies are telling us.
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agreed ....and it wasn't put only for AB-types   ....


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Is there any other grain in it?

What brand is it?


Arrowhead Mills - Organic Amaranth Flakes
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Arrowhead Mills - Organic Amaranth Flakes

Thanks, I can look for it at the HFS...


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I love that peanuts are highly beneficial for AB's, they are a common snack that is easy to find.  
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I eat a bunch of types of nuts in significant quantities.  I love them.  They seem to do me well.  They help add calories for me too.


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