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Mother
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Fasting is working wonders for me, on lots of fronts. I recently started it, never eating after 6 pm, skipping breakfast 1st and now going until 12:30 or 1. I'm chosing a  5- 6 hour window to eat so I'm having my normal lunch and dinner, and a small snack if need be in between. I NEVER could go more than 2 hours without eating but this has been great. Breakfast always made me hungry and I'm finding that skipping it is wonderful! I eat a salad with protein for lunch and protein with veggies for dinner. I feel far more balanced. The 1st day I had a tsp olive oil at 10:30 and the next two days I swapped the oil for a tsp butter and today I don't need either. I lost 3#'s in 3 days and I don't need to lose weight but it's all been in my stomach so I'm ok with that as that is always the last place to go.

Good Luck


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thanks for the posts everybody.  I have a strange situation in that my excess fat is all in my belly - I have slim legs and normal everywhere else.  I might try to increase the meat and less fruit....just for now.  Don't want to tweak too much though...
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I'm doing something similar to mother.  I eat a big breakfast and a big lunch. No late night meals anymore. I get fruit for snacks 1-2x a day and nuts, only what I can hold in my hand.  So I eat around 8:30 am and also around 2 PM.  If I'm really hungry before bed, I have a hard boiled egg.  Trying to keep my digestive load very light to nothing when I hit the hay.

I've said goodbye to chocolate bars for now.  My only vice that I am trying to give up at the moment is agave sweetened lemonade.  Juice of two lemons in gerolsteinter with agave.  Hits the spot and doesn't make my blood sugar crash.  Mr. KK and I are also power walking in the mornings every day, at least two miles.  We have a stretch routine and then we try to get out the door before 7 AM. Some days, we tackle the hills.  We are finding it is really hard getting back into shape.

My advice, be kind to yourself and don't expect immediate weight loss.  That doesn't happen for everyone, and that adds another stress.  Hormones can be out of wack, and people oftentimes forget that stress is a strong contributing factor in how you lose/gain weight.  So, take my advice and only weight yourself once a week.  Any more than that can drive you batty.

Sharing with the best of intentions.


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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I'm no more persuated about this thema... I merely observed while having too less of
foods your body automatically shrinks its calorie intake but also adapts at the same time to fasting times...and so will store all it gets...mostly into fatcells ! (best articles  Ive read while studying MAP )


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Amazone,
I'm not eating less, I'm just not eating all day long so I'm eating in a much shorter window.. Breakfast of any kind makes me VERY unbalanced and that cannot be healthy. I get very hungry shortly after any food in the morning and I know many people that have that problem. I have no weight problems and I eat the same amount of food and it is all nutrient dense, that has to count for something. I don't by any means starve myself, I enjoy food too much. I just don't think I need a ton of it anymore. My blood sugar is great this way, I don't need to be spiking insulin and blood sugar for 12 hours


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ok - I seem to be veering back in the direction of my Swami instead of BTD.  I just really feel like eating some bean salad (pinto beans are a superfood for me), plus I found some diamond fruits (prickly pears)...and....I tested out eating parmesan cheese again.

Guess what?  I have NO reaction to parmesan cheese!  No itchy eczema, no bloating -nothing - just feeling good.  This is so weird - I could have sworn I reacted to it before.

So back to 100% Swami for me for the time being.
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I observed merely the 0's seem to do ok having their meals only up from about 12.00 o'ckock.......


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Hmmm, well after only a couple of days on Swami ALL beneficials and diamonds and not even neutrals, including beans and rice, my jeans suddenly feel looser.  I was surprised to find the parmesan didn't cause any bloating, and neither did the beans.  I had been doing Swami before, but was eating a lot of neutrals.  

However, I am not weighing myself for awhile.  I made a deal I would really be compliant for a whole month at least before jumping on the scales.

I find that beans are keeping me very full for a long time as well.
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BTW I am not restricting calories.  I found out a long time ago that that just leads to my body revolting in the long term.  I eat everything to appetite. If I find I overeat - like yesterday I felt like that with the beans...I find my body compensates by lack of hunger for a long time afterwards.  These days I no longer do battle with my body in this way.
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Any other type Os get as many beans and rice products as me as beneficials??  I seem to have both brown and white rice, rice flour and many different beans as benes.
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Quoted from Loops
BTW I am not restricting calories.  I found out a long time ago that that just leads to my body revolting in the long term.  I eat everything to appetite. If I find I overeat - like yesterday I felt like that with the beans...I find my body compensates by lack of hunger for a long time afterwards.  These days I no longer do battle with my body in this way.

I can never restrict calories without getting headaches, but like you, if I eat a little too much, the body makes up for it by eating less later...

I also eat mostly beneficial foods because my body needs these to continue the healing it is doing.  Neutral foods don't provide enough of the "medicinal" that I need...


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Ok.. finally I can chime in here.  I've had 5 days of abstinence from eating junk and sugar and wheat and cheese and dairy and all things bad.  I have 3 moderate meals per day with possibly one snack if I need it.

I am not weighing myself.  The important thing for me is to surrender my eating addition to a Higher Power i.e. God.  Just having these 5 days of clean good healthy eating has been a miracle.

I am eating according to my Swami and I am not getting crazed about anything because that causes my old 'dieting' mentality to sneak back in.  I have done all the diets and starvation routines known to man at this point, lost and gained and lost and gained and over the years this disease has gotten worse and worse so that I'm almost 100lbs overweight.  I've done all the crazed thinking around food since I was a young girl and it's so good to be free.  No I am not thin and no I am not going to get insane about that.  What I have been doing is getting sane and falling in Love with the energy of God that I feel in my heart.  Life is so short.. and one day I will die and I want to be ready to go and possibly meet my maker and have had done a great job here on Earth doing what I came to do and be finished with it.  When I am caught up in the CRAZY INSANE CONSTANT thinking about food and weight and how I look and what to eat and not eat... and blah blah blah I am not present in the day.  I'm not giving all I can to my work in this world.  

The OA program has been a huge miracle for me... a huge light in the constant darkness of my addiction.

Besides eating according to my Swami, being about 98% compliant and NOT worrying about anything else in regards to food, I have been exercising daily and doing the Saunas.  Getting enough sleep and discussing my food addiction and the healing process with a sponsor and my husband.  Being able to talk to him has been huge.  I also journal and I am working the 12 steps of the program which is very important.  Plus going to online meetings, and listening to online speakers who have recovery who were also just like me at one point - OBSESSED ABOUT FOOD - and overweight to the point of almost dieing.  When I listen to their stories I cry because I feel like they are telling my story.

An eating plan without a 'personal'  Spiritual foundation is bound to fail with a Compulsive Overeater.  If not right away, eventually.

I found this cookbook - Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook - http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Almond-Flour-Cookbook/dp/158761345X - and I made the cake on the cover... it's beyond fabulous and for me had all approved Swami food items in it.  This proved to me there is NO need what-so-ever to eat crappy desserts!    

I feel peaceful and stable and dedicated to my Spiritual and physical recovery.  I'm NEVER out of the woods however, because I can't do this alone.  That has been proven after 50 years of horrible shame, guilt and struggling with food.  

Thanks for letting me share and I wish everyone here peace in their journey with food and their Souls.
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BluesSinger and Loops- I'm glad you're both doing so well!!

I'm struggling a little bit with full compliance  because it's Passover. Besides not having beans or rice right now (due to Jewish law) I also couldn't find any agave or molasses with reliable passover certification, and I'm baking goodies for the kids. It's hard for me to bake stuff for them and not want to eat some of it myself, so I ended up having a little chocolate cake (made with sugar) and some banana muffins (made with honey.) The muffins would have been 100% compliant if I'd had agave available.

But Passover is only one week a year and I'm still eating pretty clean. I'm eating a lot of diamonds and beneficials and lots of veggies, and I've  been getting exercise almost daily.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from Loops
Any other type Os get as many beans and rice products as me as beneficials??  I seem to have both brown and white rice, rice flour and many different beans as benes.


I'm an O who does very well on brown rice products, beans not so much.

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Excuse my ignorance but when you all say 'compliance', does that mean no neutrals?  I can get the avoid thing but not eating from the neutral list seems kind of scary!

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When I say "compliance" I include eating neutrals. As dedicated as I am to healthy eating, sometimes "avoids" slip in- especially since I'm not supposed to have honey or sugar, but both are items I keep in the house for the kids and often bake with. I can't always stop myself from tasting batter or small amounts of the finished product. I'm much more careful about avoiding wheat and potatoes because I have much more obvious reactions to them. Sugar and honey make me hungrier (which isn't a problem if I eat more), lead to weight gain if I keep it up, and also lead to mild GI discomfort if I do it too many days in a row (it feeds bad bacteria, and I have to eat compliantly for a few days to get things back to normal.) But nothing bad happens from "one spoonful" of sugar or honey, so it's harder for me to be consistent with it.

I don't think I could manage to feed my whole family a varied diet on a budget if I didn't regularly include neutrals in our diets. I try to include beneficials daily, and I aim for as many as possible, but neutrals are a part of my diet- especially vegetables, because I eat so many of them each day, but also things like herbal tea. I minimize the neutral proteins because I eat relatively few each week, and the ones that are neutral for me are "avoids" for other family members, while it just works out that the compliant meats, fishes, and poultry products are my bennies.

I do have some days where I'm eating 90% beneficial and only 10% neutral, but that's not every day, and I'd never aim for a higher ratio than that.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Dr. D'Adamo -

"What is compliance?
• If you are recovering from an illness or desire weight loss, then 80%-100% of your food choices should be highly beneficial.
• If you are a healthy individual over the age of 55, 80% of foods should be beneficial.
• If you are under 55 and healthy, 70% or more of your food choices should beneficial.
• The remainder of your food choices should be neutral. Avoids should not be eaten."



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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Hang in there BluesSinger...100% on SWAMI is definitely a spiritual experience.  I always feel more in tune with my spiritual side after long-term compliance.  And, the physical health benefits are great as well.  It's just the "putting aside my stubbornness" and "accepting doctor's orders" (Dr. D, that is) is the most difficult thing with me.
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Loops, my 100% compliance starts today, April 1.  As Dr D recommends I will do as much from Beneficials (80% or more), only adding in Neutrals when necessary.  Avoids are OFF the list.  Weigh in was this morning.  

It is finally warm enough to ride my bike so I can add that to my routine  

I follow my Warrior Swami.  

Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us  


Married to a wonderful O- sec Hunter - he has already lost his 15 pounds...I have a few more to go    We both follow SWAMI

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Quoted from Victoria
Dr. D'Adamo -

"What is compliance?
• If you are recovering from an illness or desire weight loss, then 80%-100% of your food choices should be highly beneficial.
• If you are a healthy individual over the age of 55, 80% of foods should be beneficial.
• If you are under 55 and healthy, 70% or more of your food choices should beneficial.
• The remainder of your food choices should be neutral. Avoids should not be eaten."


Being an overeater and working to get spiritual recovery and keep abstinence, these rules are too much for me to try and follow at this time.

I have to work on just having 3 meals per day with one snack if needed and the only 'obsession' i'm going to allow myself is that Swami is my eating plan... which means for me using the two columns... Beneficial and Neutral to pull my foods from with occasional black dots if in a situation that can't be helped.

I feel that moving away from all AVOIDS at this stage in my journey is a huge accomplishment and I expect good physical healing  progress although it may take a little longer.    The most important thing for me presently is Spiritual progress and I am so glad that I have Swami to make as my 'food plan,' as in the 12 step program of OA you need a food plan.  

Compulsive Overeaters tend to be compulsively obsessed about trying to be PERFECT when they adopt a food plan and beat themselves up if they don't follow the rules perfectly and then say screw it and overeat!  So too many rules for me at this stage could thwart my progress.  

In the Health Series books, at the end of each Blood Type section, it gives a weekly progress suggestion on what to let go of first and then the next week you move on to removing another bad thing, etc. etc.  I like that... One step at a time to let your body and mind adapt to the plan.

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I assume then that with regards to Swami compliance is eating superfoods, not just diamonds!
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@ BluesSinger:

...I am eating according to my Swami and I am not getting crazed about anything because that causes my old 'dieting' mentality to sneak back in.  I have done all the diets and starvation routines known to man at this point, lost and gained and lost and gained and over the years this disease has gotten worse and worse so that I'm almost 100lbs overweight.  I've done all the crazed thinking around food since I was a young girl and it's so good to be free.  No I am not thin and no I am not going to get insane about that.  What I have been doing is getting sane and falling in Love with the energy of God that I feel in my heart.  Life is so short.. and one day I will die and I want to be ready to go and possibly meet my maker and have had done a great job here on Earth doing what I came to do and be finished with it.  When I am caught up in the CRAZY INSANE CONSTANT thinking about food and weight and how I look and what to eat and not eat... and blah blah blah I am not present in the day.  I'm not giving all I can to my work in this world...  



For many of us, getting on the right track was a victory of the spirit. If I may quote myself from an earlier post:

"I was convinced of the validity of ER4YT several years before applying it in earnest. I was in denial about the severity of my health issues, and my conduct in causing them. Intellectually I knew. Emotionally I knew. But spiritually I was hoping for a miracle. It was a revelation to realize the victim, the persecutor, and the rescuer were all... ME.  That I was obligated to honor the reconcilliation between my physical self and my spiritual self came as an epiphany".

I believe that no matter where on the spectrum one falls between this awakening and purely rational processes, success depends a great deal upon this calling.

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I assume then that with regards to Swami compliance is eating superfoods, not just diamonds!

Correct!  Anything from the Superfood column, whether it has a Diamond or not.


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