Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Eat Right 4 Your Type  ›  IF and O's
Users Browsing Forum
A HealthNut, Alexa and 16 Guests

IF and O's  This thread currently has 536 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Peacelove
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
Posts: 19
Hi everyone, I am O-, and wondering if others have tried IF and eating a low carb diet ( or more BTD)?

I saw some posts back in 2011 when I searched but wondering if anyone has recently tried it.!

thanks!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
aussielady582
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:47am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Be kind to everyone; be persistent with health!
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 418
Gender: Female
Location: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Age: 52
Hello there - I wish I knew what IF is, I probably do know, but can't think right now.
Some choose BTD, some choose GT diet, others get their personalised swami done which is very individual.
Nothing wrong with carbs esp the ones from vegetables.  Nuts, seeds, fruits ok too.
It depends on what is going on with your health and inside your gut/intestines/stomach.  When one is sure, then one can decide what to do, especially regards to grains/legumes and which supplements or herbs to take.  I'm sure others will post a comment soon.  do you have any specific worries or concerns regarding your health? hope you don't mind me asking, people on this forum are friendly and will try their best to assist you and welcome you!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 12
Peacelove
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:48am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
Posts: 19
I get bloated and sometimes food just sits in my stomach. Celiac and dairy free..


Intermittent fasting!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 12
aussielady582
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:57am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Be kind to everyone; be persistent with health!
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 418
Gender: Female
Location: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Age: 52
Not sure about fasting, as I did it and it can slow down metabolism in some people.  I do agree with it though after reading some fasting books.
Raw garlic, soups, vegetables, bone broth.  must go for today.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 12
Munchkin76
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami: Hunter (68%) / RH- / INFJ / Libra-Dragon
Ee Dan
Posts: 833
Gender: Male
Location: Colchester, UK
Age: 38
Hi there Peacelove

I do intermittent fasting. I follow the 5:2 principle of two non-consecutive days of low calorific intake (500kcal for women and 600kcal for men). I've had wonderful success with it and it's now part of my normal regime. I find that the 'fasts' work really well in combo with my Swami - as I only ever eat supers and diamonds on fast or non-fast days. I want to be clear that the term fast is used loosely in my application. I limit calories on 'fast' days, but still eat 3 times a day (just less quantity).

I only started IF because of the documented health benefits, however as a bonus I lost about 4kg. I feel great. Now days (as I don't want to lose more weight) I'm doing more like a 6:1, and don't worry about calories (within reason) on my 'feast' days.

That's just been my experience though and we're all different and our bodies/minds/spirits need different things.

All the best

Andy


Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely. CHINESE PROVERB

Andy Pandy��


Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 12
ruthiegirl
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 9:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,314
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
It's a good idea to define terms in your opening post, so that others know what you're talking about. I know that IF means intermittent fasting, but not everybody does.

IF doesn't work for me personally. I've tried, and end up shaky and weak. Once I've missed a meal, I feel kind of shaky all day; even eating a meal or snack doesn't completely compensate for having eaten on time. I  can't let myself get too hungry or my health suffers.

I've read somewhere that people with low adrenal function need to eat more often, and I have some other signs of adrenal fatigue. I suspect that's at least part of why IF doesn't work for me. Perhaps it will work for me someday in the future, but it's not something I intend to try again for several years.

We're all unique individuals, and what works for one may not work for another. For some, IF is "the last piece of the puzzle" that makes everything else fall into place.


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


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 12
Mrs T O+
Friday, February 14, 2014, 1:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,252
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Fasting works for me. It is a great detox.  I don't know how often one fasts with IF, but once you learn how to fast & get over the humps, it is a good tool in your nutrition box.

I have low blood sugar, but I can fast.   I cannot eat lightly; once I eat something, it sets up the pattern of getting very hungry.  I don't have a formal diagnosis, but I'm sure I have reactive hypoglycemia which means that I need to eat regularly after starting to eat for the day.

I don't think Dr. D says anything about fasting. Just try to do BTD when you eat!



Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 12
Peacelove
Friday, February 14, 2014, 4:51am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
Posts: 19
Thanks everyone. I started the day with BTD veggies but felt yuck.

I did not eat until 8pm and wasnt hungry. salad with fish.. yum!
all btd.

Also, have others had success on probiotics polyflora? I am thinking of trying some of Dr.D supplements.

I really appreciate the feedback on fasting. I think it helps with cleansing as well, Mrs T
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 12
ABJoe
Friday, February 14, 2014, 3:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,263
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
Quoted from Peacelove
Also, have others had success on probiotics polyflora?

YES!!!  This is the best probiotic I have used.  I have used it in conjunction with Deflect (to remove and heal past lectin damage) and Intrinsa (to provide additional healing help for the digestive tract).  


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 12
Peacelove
Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
Posts: 19
Hey there!

Great. I will get some soon... I need to find a good probiotic that works for me.

I might try a fucus as well as I am trying to shed the last few lbs of weight gain!

Thanks.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 12
aussielady582
Monday, February 17, 2014, 3:11am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Be kind to everyone; be persistent with health!
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 418
Gender: Female
Location: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Age: 52
Plenty of stocks/broth from beef bones, fish bones, chicken bones to get the fats that sooth and heal the villi of the small intestine.  Many supplements won't get into cells if your digestive lining is damaged.  Animal fats every day for sure, especially ghee, until things improve, plus some olive oil or hemp oil. Fats needed for liver to function properly and for bile and enzyme production.
when the small intestine has had a chance of healing, plus all toxicity reduced in other areas such as the stomach, and colon, then weight and health normalises and improves.
Maybe a multi strain pro-biotic will help, or Dr D's Type O pro-biotic.
Also, do you eat fermented vegetables which adds beneficial bacteria, or even soured cream or cultured butter.  If things still don't improve, I'd suggest the GAPs diet and follow the protocol/stages slowly and patiently as it is well thought out for people with chronic digestive disorders.
Re fasting, if one has nutritional deficiencies or mineral imbalances, I don't think fasting is beneficial. One would feel worse, which happened to me.
A raw veg juice is good first thing in morning to stimulate stomach acid, and enzymes, try mostly carrot, add some spinach/collards, beet.... some add cabbage which is good for hcl in stomach.  Tumeric or ginger added to juice also good, plus warm herbal tea throughout morning. Depending on level of toxicity in body, some people should not eat until around 10 or 11am, as cleansing is still occurring, especially in people whose metabolism is slow, ie sluggish.
Every body is individual, so let your body/system guide you.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 12
Lola
Monday, February 17, 2014, 5:05am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,297
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
try the liver cleanse
and follow the liver protocol

pg 252 of the GT book


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 11 - 12
aussielady582
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:32am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Be kind to everyone; be persistent with health!
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 418
Gender: Female
Location: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Age: 52
Was just thinking of the fasting issue, if one eats last meal of the day around 6pm and then eats breakfast around 10 or 11am the following day, well this is enough of a fast every day, which allows all organs to rest and some detoxing/cleansing to occur.
I am working towards eating breakfast early one day which I used to do, once my system improves and is in better condition. This also means having a good appetite and genuine hunger in the morning, after a healthy bowel motion/elimination.
I notice that my inbox on this forum is full and 'over quota', and once I figure out how to log into and clear the messages, I can reply to anyone who has sent me a message in the last week; thanks for your patience.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 12
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Eat Right 4 Your Type  ›  IF and O's

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread