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 Warriors, are you happy with your diet change?
Yes, I love it! It feels right~ (7 votes)
22.58%
I will try this for 3-6 months (5 votes)
16.13%
I wonder if I could be half Teacher (4 votes)
12.90%
I am positive I'm typed correctly. (3 votes)
9.68%
I have great energy (3 votes)
9.68%
I see no change (3 votes)
9.68%
I feel like there's some other group I belong to, but it doesn't exist (2 votes)
6.45%
I'm losing weight (2 votes)
6.45%
It feels wrong. (1 votes)
3.23%
I wonder if I could be half Explorer (1 votes)
3.23%
31 Votes Total Last vote Sunday, March 9, 2008, 9:38pm by 156
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soccermom
Monday, February 11, 2008, 4:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi,
I was following the BTD but didnt notice any changes. I am very frustrated with my weight. Would like to lose 15-20 pounds. Just read the Genotype diet and determined that I am a warrioir. I am A positive, secretor. I am trying to figure out the changes and will have to figure out how to shop. It looks like we can have whole wheat bread, right? What are the main changes from the A diet? I noticed soy milk isnt super beneficial anymore. Im slightly allergic to fish so can only eat it occasionally. Any advice? What are people eating for dinner? Is anyone losing weight? Thanks,  Soccermom
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Hi,
I was following the BTD but didnt notice any changes. I am very frustrated with my weight. Would like to lose 15-20 pounds. Just read the Genotype diet and determined that I am a warrioir. I am A positive, secretor. I am trying to figure out the changes and will have to figure out how to shop. It looks like we can have whole wheat bread, right? What are the main changes from the A diet? I noticed soy milk isnt super beneficial anymore. Im slightly allergic to fish so can only eat it occasionally. Any advice? What are people eating for dinner? Is anyone losing weight? Thanks,  Soccermom

Hi Soccermom,
I am the same as you, A Pos.sec.I am very very happy with GTD after being happy enough with BTD.
For me it has proved to be easier than the BTD. We lose chicken altogether which is strange, but it makes sense to me in practice due to a stomach pain that was undiagnosable before, but now gone.We lose all white flour products which pleases me a lot. And we gain all the wholewheat products that you can imagine, plus some interesting little adjustments in the fruit and veg. dept.
I hope you have the book. Just make a full copy of all the food lists, and take them with you on your shopping tours until you know them by heart.Try to focus on the diamond foods which are for weight loss, and back up with the rest of the superfoods. Don't use neutral (unlisted) or black dot, or toxin foods at all.I don't know if I am loosing weight after 5 weeks on the GTD because I don't have any scales and that is not my primary focus, but I am certainly feeling well.
Re milk, I use rice milk instead of soy milk, and I use tempeh for the B12. Cold dinner is a pile of salad leaves, laced with chopped tempeh, home made cottage cheese cubes, seeds, homemade dressing based on plain yoghurt with herbs, lots of compliant salad vegs, and often fish ( we can use hake/hoki now, so that makes a standard grill, or we can stick with the old salmon cuts or cans.) But as you don't like fish so much, you could use hardboiled eggs in this salad. Also beans. We have far more compliant dried beans than before.
For a hot dinner, roast all the compliant vegs. and for a meat treat if you wish, have some turkey with it.
Rice (basmati) and dal made with plenty of turmeric, plus onions and green vegs. sauteed in the lentil mix, and a dab of plain yoghurt is good.
I'm looking forward to that old nursery favourite, baked beans on toast soon. ((when I allow myself to eat tomato again.)




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Hi Soccermom,
I am the same as you, A Pos.sec.I am very very happy with GTD after being happy enough with BTD.



Me, too. The GTD was the crowning achievement for my long anticipated weight loss. And I'm no longer constantly hungry. Big changes!


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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soccermom,
Welcome!

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Quoted from Drea



Me, too. The GTD was the crowning achievement for my long anticipated weight loss. And I'm no longer constantly hungry. Big changes!



Drea.....you are one of the few Warriors who keeps telling us you're losing weight.  Please
do me a favor and list a day's worth of food for us , just so I can compare what I'm eating.


"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
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Hi! I am a warrior too. I came across BTD about a month ago and now I'm so excited for this new lifestyle, I went to the bookstore and got the Genotype Diet. So far (3 weeks), its been going great!
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Hi! I am a warrior too. I came across BTD about a month ago and now I'm so excited for this new lifestyle, I went to the bookstore and got the Genotype Diet. So far (3 weeks), its been going great!

Well done Bastkittygal, you are an inspiration!




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Thanks for the advice. I dont know if I am A1 or A2 but I know I am a secretor. Ill try the rice milk now instead of soy milk.
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you might want to add 'secretor' to your shield in member center.


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Quoted from Drea

Me, too. The GTD was the crowning achievement for my long anticipated weight loss. And I'm no longer constantly hungry. Big changes!


Secreter here also...So what's your secret? I'm more hungry now than I was on the BTD. I did better on white flour than whole wheat. I trip on whole wheat. I don't like fish, except of course seafood, so it's pretty hard for me. I'd rather just be a vegetarian.
I'm trying to exercise as directed, yoga and strength training..I'm going to do kundulini yoga....

Yes, Drea, please...what is your menu like?
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Gaining weight on GTD.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Drea.....you are one of the few Warriors who keeps telling us you're losing weight.  Please
do me a favor and list a day's worth of food for us , just so I can compare what I'm eating.


The main differences between what I was eating (on BTD) and am now eating (on GTD) are giving up chicken, eating less peanut butter and more almonds, and less overall dried fruit (I used to eat a ton of LaraBars, which are made with dates, now a toxin), and more dried apples, and eating more eggs than I used to.

Today I had a cup of coffee with soy milk, two fried eggs in ghee, 3 slices turkey bacon, and some sauteed okra in ghee. Then I had two cups of Earl Gray tea with soy milk and a small amount of agave nectar, water, and a few almonds. Dinner will be some sort of braised greens...probably spinach, sauteed in olive oil. When I eat vegetables, I almost always eat 4-5 servings (I love vegetables). Today I ate significantly less than I normally do because I ate a bit too much yesterday and am just not hungry today.

Hope this helps.


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Secreter here also...So what's your secret? I'm more hungry now than I was on the BTD. I did better on white flour than whole wheat. I trip on whole wheat. I don't like fish, except of course seafood, so it's pretty hard for me. I'd rather just be a vegetarian.
I'm trying to exercise as directed, yoga and strength training..I'm going to do kundulini yoga....

Yes, Drea, please...what is your menu like?


I don't eat very many grains. That's a big part of my secret. Grains and me = weight gain or stalled weight loss. So even though Warriors are allowed whole wheat, I don't eat it. If I do eat bread, I reach for 100% rye bread. That's the one kind of bread that I don't want to eat the whole loaf of...case in point, yesterday, while out and about doing grocery shopping, I picked up two small loaves of sourdough bread for my mom. I ate one of the loaves on the way home from Santa Fe. I'm outta control when it comes to grains, so I usually don't eat them at all. It was hard at first to give them up, but now I'm used to it, and hardly miss them (except for yesterday).



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Maybe that's my problem.  I've been eating a lot of grains.  But they make me feel so good!


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Thanks Drea for posting your foods.

I wondered about the grains too.

I've been reading about food combining.  I'm trying to see if my digestion and weight loss
improves if I eat animal protein with veggies only and not add a starch.  And save my grains
for a meal when I eat beans and veggies.

Have any Warriors tried food combining?


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Thanks Drea for posting your foods.

I wondered about the grains too.

I've been reading about food combining.  I'm trying to see if my digestion and weight loss
improves if I eat animal protein with veggies only and not add a starch.  And save my grains
for a meal when I eat beans and veggies.

Have any Warriors tried food combining?

I know this sounds like a bit of a cop out, but I find that watching portions and combining foods are just too much to worry about. I just make sure that everything in the larder is super, and I eat what I feel like. Since coming back onto wholewheat products I am OD-ing a bit out of relief and satisfaction, (6 years on white bread etc. often made me rather constipated) but now all is well regardless of how much I eat.
Weight? Not gaining weight, and probably losing a bit, especially as I walk much more now that I live in the centre of the city rather than in the suburbs. Don't want to get too tied up in regulations, or I may lose my joy in food.




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food combining helps those with digestive issues.....
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I'm not sure I understand this about wheat.  If I eat whole wheat (as I did growing up, many times a day, which is why I became allergic to it), I get so constipated it's not funny.  If I eat a bite here and there of white bread (like Italian bread or something), it doesn't bother me, although I do have to admit it takes a huge amount of will power to not eat an entire loaf.  Is it possible that after I'm on the GTD a while I could handle whole wheat again?  Or since I have a sluggish digestive system anyway (despite eating everything I'm supposed to for loosening things up), will it just continue to make it worse?  Or is this a case of "it's all about the individual"?


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I'm not sure I understand this about wheat.  If I eat whole wheat (as I did growing up, many times a day, which is why I became allergic to it), I get so constipated it's not funny.  If I eat a bite here and there of white bread (like Italian bread or something), it doesn't bother me, although I do have to admit it takes a huge amount of will power to not eat an entire loaf.  Is it possible that after I'm on the GTD a while I could handle whole wheat again?  Or since I have a sluggish digestive system anyway (despite eating everything I'm supposed to for loosening things up), will it just continue to make it worse?  Or is this a case of "it's all about the individual"?


I think it's a little of both the individual...I'm similar to you in that 1) it's hard for me not to eat the whole loaf, and 2) even when I follow all the protocols for minimizing constipation (i.e. 600-800 mg of magnesium before bed), eating wheat keeps me un-regular, and 3) grains in general me to gain weight overnight.


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Here's what I had for breakfast (I'll admit it's not traditional): Morning Thunder tea (yerba mate, black tea), bag of raw cauliflower florets (4 servings according to the package), dipped in a yogurt spread (drained yogurt, active cultures, chives, olive oil, garlic, cilantro -- it was packaged), and two small slices of fruit-juice sweetened brown rice bread with almond butter and agave. I don't normally eat grains, especially at breakfast**, but I'm still coming off my "ate the whole loaf of sourdough bread" withdrawal.

** grains make me sleepy, among other things, and I usually save them for my last meal.


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And you're still friendly!  Congratulations.  If I ate that much bread I'd be in bed for a week, with a pillow over my head, doubled over in cramps, yelling at anybody who looked at me wrong.


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Yesterday I tried food combining.  I honestly had a much better day. No gas or awful bloat.  I
would prefer to just eat any of the Warrior foods in any combination I felt like but rather than
quit the diet because of continual digestive distress, I needed to find a way to keep on going
on the GTD for 3-6 months.  

I think food combining is good for people with serious digestive issues and I'm one of those
people.  I've been off gluten for 15 months and I don't think my gut is fully healed.  Food combining is probably going to be my best solution for a very irritable and reactive digestive system.


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Yesterday I tried food combining.  I honestly had a much better day. No gas or awful bloat.  I
would prefer to just eat any of the Warrior foods in any combination I felt like but rather than
quit the diet because of continual digestive distress, I needed to find a way to keep on going
on the GTD for 3-6 months.  

I think food combining is good for people with serious digestive issues and I'm one of those
people.  I've been off gluten for 15 months and I don't think my gut is fully healed.  Food combining is probably going to be my best solution for a very irritable and reactive digestive system.


Well, just for the sake of finding out what will happen, tomorrow I am going to try beans again with nothing but greens and see what happens. That will be interesting indeed. If I have stomach problems the way I have been, those beans are going to STAY gone for a while!
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Hi All,

Still here and kicking.
Have been away for a few days as I caught the nastiest
cold--twice!! Perhaps I am detoxing. Anyway, no problem
giving up meat. My downfall is the wheat. When I stay
away from it, I feel fine. I got sick so indulged in some
of the foods I love best, the ones I should stay away from.
But I don't feel guilty. I needed comfort foods when I had
a fever and stuffy nose.

Not so easy to prepare homecooked meals, especially
with the kind of schedule I keep. That is the problem
with living in a city like Tokyo.

But I have lost weight and have kept it off.


Out & About in Tokyo...
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Hi All,

Still here and kicking.
Have been away for a few days as I caught the nastiest
cold--twice!! Perhaps I am detoxing. Anyway, no problem
giving up meat. My downfall is the wheat. When I stay
away from it, I feel fine. I got sick so indulged in some
of the foods I love best, the ones I should stay away from.
But I don't feel guilty. I needed comfort foods when I had
a fever and stuffy nose.

Not so easy to prepare homecooked meals, especially
with the kind of schedule I keep. That is the problem
with living in a city like Tokyo.

But I have lost weight and have kept it off.


Northstar, would you mind posting a typical food day....one that you were following
before you got sick.  I think we'd all like to see what your strategy is for losing weight.
We could all probably learn something from anyone who has been successful at weight loss.




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