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pixiekitten
Monday, February 11, 2008, 5:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hello Friends,
There are so many good, positive, supportive conversations going on around here, even one for people who "fall off the wagon" from time to time.  I seem to be beyond that category, tho, because I haven't yet committed to the diet, and I figure there are others lurking in the shadows back there like I am, reading and planning but not quite managing to make it happen.

I discovered the BTD years ago and have followed a form of it for many years, but I never completely committed to that either.  I was happy to incorporate many Beneficial foods into my diet, and to limit myself on the Avoids, but there were some things I just couldn't quit, such as vinegar, cabbage and potatoes.  I tried to eat them infrequently but would allow myself to have them if I really wanted them.  So I feel that I have never fully benefited from the diet.  I know that is my own fault and my own lack of willpower/love of all things FOOD.

I see myself taking on this GTD diet in the same manner.  I like what Dr. D says about your health being more about what you do eat than what you avoid, but I know I must be missing out.  I have health problems of my own and would like to lose a little bit of weight, so I know I should give it a shot.  But I'm having trouble giving some things up.  Wheat and sugar are in everything.  I know how to find things that are compliant, but they aren't always around.  Then there are things I truly love that I can't seem to put down - the coconut milk in curries, basmati rice, feta cheese.  I work in people's homes and they are always feeding me, mostly stuff I shouldn't be eating.  I know I have to grow some willpower.  It said in the book that Fibromyalgia symptoms of achiness are sometimes caused by wheat, and I'd like to try giving it up.  What's stopping me you ask?  I don't know, that's why I'm posting this here.  Guess I need some support, some motivation and to hear some people's success stories.  Please and thank you!
L
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Well, I don't know how you grow willpower because I'm having a REALLY hard time with the chocolate but I think the best thing is to keep focusing on adding superfoods and eliminating/ finding alternatives to toxins. I know a couple people who just decided one day they were going to follow BTD, gave away all their non-compliant food and never looked back. Not me. I didn't make the switch to BTD cold turkey, although somehow giving up most of my remaining cheats was easy when I switched to GTD--I think because the health benefits seem so much greater that I was more excited to embrace it. I think if you find a way to avoid the things that you feel are causing you health problems and see the benefits, you'll decide it's worth the extra effort to avoid those things. I have no problem at all with not eating wheat anymore per BTD and I really don't miss gluten products now either per GTD.

If getting to GTD in stages is what works for you, then this is a case of "it's not the journey, it's the destination". We each have to make positive changes in our lives in our own way. If you aren't comfortable with the change you won't stick with it.

On the plus side, cabbage and spelt are Teacher superfoods and feta and basmati rice are black dots, which means you can have them in moderation once you're in balance. And there are so many superfood and neutral alternatives to sugar. GTD seems to open up people's food options in a lot of ways so you may be surprised at how easy it is to follow.

Good luck!


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Definitely hanging around here will help. I keep the diet fairly well, but notice when I am on here regularly that I do better.
Big secret! Even Dr. D. occasionally 'cheats.' Maybe its only a few times a year, but it does happen!
You are only 25, so you have much time to adjust. It is hard when you work in others' homes. Someday that may change. I found out about the diet at age 50(or right before), got the book the next year, & slowly incorporated things into my diet. I worked at a bread store when I first read ER4YT!!! So, don't get discouraged. Try to avoid the worst items like wheat & dairy for O, red meat & dairy for A, chicken & corn for B & AB.
Read the books for better info, but you get the idea.
This is a very supportive helpful message board/forum. Stay with us. You won't be disappointed!
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I was never able to make changes in my diet until I was forced to by my body.  By this, I mean that I had to reach a point where it became very obvious that a specific food was hurting me before I was really able to take it seriously.

Unfortunately, I had to wait until I developed a serious, life threatening illness before I let go of all my resistance.  I have followed Dr D's directions for 9 years now, and it is so easy.  He has guided me back to health and given me another chance at life.

I would hope that no one ever has to take that route.  You are very young, and have not experienced the years of health deterioration that come with mid-life, so it is understandable.



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Maybe it has nothing to do with will power.  For me is the results I get from following the BTD and now the GTD.

Just remembering the time when I was drowsy, had muscle ache, and had brain fog among other things, is my motivation.

If you go slowly, it will not be as overwhelming.

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wheat really is a difficult one, but you can do it! I really don't eat it. (ok, maybe at a party but very rarely)
I have used ryvita rye crackers, or rice crackers to get by...or various breads that are available here....maybe a 100% rye would work for you , don;t know if you can have rye, but keep trying!
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wheat really is a difficult one, but you can do it! I really don't eat it. (ok, maybe at a party but very rarely)
I have used ryvita rye crackers, or rice crackers to get by...or various breads that are available here....maybe a 100% rye would work for you , don;t know if you can have rye, but keep trying!


Rye is an Avoid for Teacher, as is white rice products for the first 3-6 months.  I live in Germany where the Rye bread is delicious, so I think it would be easier if I could have Rye.  Luckily spelt is also available here.  I will go at it slowly.  

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Maybe it has nothing to do with will power.  For me is the results I get from following the BTD and now the GTD.

Just remembering the time when I was drowsy, had muscle ache, and had brain fog among other things, is my motivation.



I too am tired all the time, have muscle aches and forget things.  Maybe this is just the ticket!

Thank you all for sharing your kind words and motivation.
Much love,
L

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hi Pixiekitten,
I feel much like you, I first tried the BTD about 6 or 7 years ago when a friend recommended it to me. I never got into it 100% because shortly after getting the book I started seeing a Naturopath who had a very individualised (more indvidualised than BTD) approach to diet. He had 19 (I think) different diets and he would recommend whichever one was best for the patients current situation (which would change as health improved), all worked out from a very extensive list of questions (probably not at all unlike SWAMI, but without the genetics approach). Out of interest I cross referenced the foods he recommended I eat or avoid and most of them coincided with the type A diet, so I guess in a way I was actually following the blood type diet with a few tweaks. I felt great when I followed these recommendations but for reasons I can't fathom, I never seem to stick to the diet 100%. I guess because it requires a more than normal effort to find and cook the foods. But I know the effort is worthwhile so why don't I just do it!? I find it easy to avoid wheat so long as I don't have to eat out.

I love spelt bread and bake my own, there is a dinklebrot (spelt) breadmix in Australia, so it takes me all of 2 minutes to prepare the loaf, and another couple of minutes to slice it up once it's cooked. I notice a big different when not eating wheat, no more bloated stomach or heavy feeling. I also feel a lot better if I avoid dairy and sugar. Teachers get a few cheeses back but I still think I have a personal issue with not being able to digest it well so I try to avoid as much as possible but it is very hard as I really love cheese.

I've been eating like a mainstream person for the last couple of years due to many stresses in my life, I put myself last and I am now suffering for it. I am gradually getting back onto the diet and enjoying some new diamond foods and hoping that this time I will get up to at least 80% for long enough that I won't turn back.

Something that my previous ND said to me (that I am still trying to sort out for myself) is it's not about will power it is about being organised and planning for slip ups. I just need to work out what I can cook with all the A beneficials (and neutrals) and stock my cupboards and fridge with goodies so I don't end up eating avoids because there is nothing else to eat.

I wish you the best of luck with your journey to very wellness.


"a wise person makes their own decisions, an ignorant person follows the public opinion"(Chinese Proverb)
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Something that my previous ND said to me (that I am still trying to sort out for myself) is it's not about will power it is about being organised and planning for slip ups.


Very good point! In my opinion, this is the most important thing we can do for ourselves if we want to stick to a diet. However, some of us at this point are not sure exactly what food(s) is\are apt to fire up symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable. It gets a little scary to try to eat sometimes. All these beans for Warriors are driving me nuts, but I must have protein and lots of it. I didn't have any of the critters yesterday and I am doing much better today. So maybe that will prove to be my answer - just leave off beans for a while and eat more fish.

Of course, this problem I'm having doesn't have anything to do with the diet, but apparently has plenty to do with my digestive system. After a few more weeks, I believe that some of this will work itself out. I certainly hope so because I would like to have the beans at least once in a while.
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Big secret! Even Dr. D. occasionally 'cheats.' Maybe its only a few times a year, but it does happen!


I prefer to consider this 'temporary intervals of low adherence.'


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Oh, that's a good phrase, Dr. D. Have to remember that one the next time I end up eating a slice of pizza and my housemate K razzes me about it. "No, I am not cheating! It's just a temporary interval of low adherence!" (Usually I just say it's temporary insanity! )

Pixiekitten, why not set a goal to be 25% compliant for a month? Add some beneficials or superfoods to your diet and enjoy them for a whole month. Then set another goal to be 50% compliant for a month, or whatever number/length of time feels right to you, and so on until you get to the compliancy rate that works for you. It doesn't have to be 100%. In fact some people have said that 75-80% works best for them because they are less sensitive to avoids and more able to eat out or enjoy family dinners without feeling like they have to bring a separate meal for themselves. That might be a good number for you to try for.

It takes time and patience and a willingness to experiment to find the compliancy level that works best for you, but it can be done.

Ten years ago, if you had told me I would no longer bake with any wheat flour or eat wheat products, that I would happily eat collards, kale and lamb, I would have said you were completely crazy. But people can change, if they choose to. And they can do it one step at a time.


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.......that I would happily eat collards, kale and lamb, I would have said you were completely crazy. But people can change, if they choose to.


I smile every time I see a post about people in other parts of the country/world talking about eating collards and other greens and enjoying them! It is an acquired taste for many people. My son watched the rest of us enjoy them for a long time until finally he decided that there must be more to these "business-end-of-a-mop" dishes than what met the eye. Anyway, he ate a serving with plenty of skepticism one evening. A few days later he came home from the lake and said that while he was out there he suddenly wanted some more collards. He has eaten them and other greens with gusto ever since.   There must be something additive about these things! Why else would we get such a liking for something that looks and smells so awful?!
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I too think that being prepared makes sticking to the diet better.  Check out the Teacher 'cookbook' in the GTD thread.  I have an oat and honey bar in there (sort of like a chewy granola bar) that has really curbed my cravings - even for chocolate.

I started eating brown rice exclusively about 6 months ago because I felt better on that than white rice and at that time I limited wheat/bread and sugar and I found that my body responded.

Now that I have the GTD and CHEESE (glorious cheese) like gouda and cheddar it's really helped with cravings.  I realize that I need to make sure I'm eating enough fat or my cravings go wild.  For me, the GTD is about FREEDOM from the guilt of giving my body what it wants.

I think that if you were to stick to 100% compliance for two weeks, you'd notice a huge difference.  If not, then you can be a bit more lax and see if you notice a difference then.


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Big secret! Even Dr. D. occasionally 'cheats.'


gossip has so many ways of spreading!!!
glad you threw the 'occasionally' in there!


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gossip has so many ways of spreading!!!
glad you threw the 'occasionally' in there!


Well, he's human and doesn't mind others knowing it - after all, he started the admission himself about grazing a little in his wife's "garden!"
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Well I've taken your advice and decided to just go compliant one or two things at a time.  Right away I was able to give up corn and chicken.  Now I am working on wheat and white rice, and next will do away with sugar.  Happily there are so many wonderful products made with Spelt.  The last time I went off wheat was 10 years ago and the only Spelt bread I could get was very thick and dense.  Delicious for toast but not what I wanted for a sandwich.  I have been baking my own Spelt bread with honey the past two weeks with white spelt flour.  Even my husband loves it.  It's funny because since I have been avoiding wheat and white rice, I haven't craved it nearly as much as I did when I was eating it all day every day.  And, I find it's not as yummy as I think it is, either.  On Sunday I went out with some friends for coffee and ordered a glass of hot water with honey and half a lemon.  I was feeling pretty proud of myself, and then sitting there next to the pastry cart for two hours did me in, and I finally caved and got a berry strudel thing.  It wasn't even very good.  Definitely not worthy of all the agonizing in my mind about whether to have it!

I think you're right, planning does help.  Last night I went out to a place with a great bakery, and took some carob-almond cookies with me so I wouldn't be tempted.  I ended up having something there that wasn't totally compliant (whipped cream, meringue and raspberries) but at least there was no wheat!  One step at a time...
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Hello Friends,
There are so many good, positive, supportive conversations going on around here, even one for people who "fall off the wagon" from time to time.  I seem to be beyond that category, tho, because I haven't yet committed to the diet, and I figure there are others lurking in the shadows back there like I am, reading and planning but not quite managing to make it happen.

I discovered the BTD years ago and have followed a form of it for many years, but I never completely committed to that either.  I was happy to incorporate many Beneficial foods into my diet, and to limit myself on the Avoids, but there were some things I just couldn't quit, such as vinegar, cabbage and potatoes.  I tried to eat them infrequently but would allow myself to have them if I really wanted them.  So I feel that I have never fully benefited from the diet.  I know that is my own fault and my own lack of willpower/love of all things FOOD.

I see myself taking on this GTD diet in the same manner.  I like what Dr. D says about your health being more about what you do eat than what you avoid, but I know I must be missing out.  I have health problems of my own and would like to lose a little bit of weight, so I know I should give it a shot.  But I'm having trouble giving some things up.  Wheat and sugar are in everything.  I know how to find things that are compliant, but they aren't always around.  Then there are things I truly love that I can't seem to put down - the coconut milk in curries, basmati rice, feta cheese.  I work in people's homes and they are always feeding me, mostly stuff I shouldn't be eating.  I know I have to grow some willpower.  It said in the book that Fibromyalgia symptoms of achiness are sometimes caused by wheat, and I'd like to try giving it up.  What's stopping me you ask?  I don't know, that's why I'm posting this here.  Guess I need some support, some motivation and to hear some people's success stories.  Please and thank you!
L

Sweetie, there are very few people who are 100% compliant with all foods, all the time.  I think many of us have certain avoid foods that we choose not to totally give up, things that make our diets as a whole a little more sustainable over the long haul.  Like, for example, for me, it's mayonnaise.  This is an avoid, yet it makes life SO much easier that I do choose to eat it, even though it is an avoid.  Mind you, if I were to make my own, it would jump from avoid to superfood, as eggs, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt are ALL Gatherer superfoods.  So it is something in most commercial mayos that renders them avoids.  I buy Spectrum Organic mayo, which does contain a few avoids, but like I say, mayo is one of those things that makes life worth living for me, so I choose to eat it.  Not too often, as I only use it in sandwiches, so it is probably just a few times per week, at most.  On the other hand, there are avoids that I scrupulously try to avoid, ideally 100% of the time, such as and especially--no surprise, no drum roll needed--wheat.

I think virtually everyone who sustains any diet over the long run modifies it a tad for their own individual self.  We do have a few intrepid and admirable souls among us who are apparently 100% compliant in every way, all the time, such as our admirable Lola and MoDon, to name but two.  My hat is off to them, big time.  As for me, I am highly compliant on some things, and very compliant overall, yet at the same time, there are some things I don't worry about ingesting occasionally and/or in small amounts, if they make my diet so much lovelier and/or more convenient and/or sustainable over the long haul...and/or if I know they are just no big prob for me.

Take cinnamon.  It was an avoid for me all the years I was BTDing.  So, I never bought it, but at the same time, if it was in something that someone else made and I wanted to eat it, I just never worried about cinnamon, for some reason.  Well, now it turns out that, on the GTD, it is a diamond superfood--weeee!

So you have to ideally do a combination of following the diet you choose to follow, yet also listening to your intuition and your own experiences with certain foods, and striking a balance that works for YOU.  Everyone is different in so many ways!  Not just all the things that make us different as individuals, but some of us are healthy, some of us are health-challenged in some way(s), some are at a good weight, some aren't, etc.  We have to weigh all of the factors in our lives which, just to complicate things further, are constantly CHANGING with every situation we find ourselves in.  Sometimes, we are in a social situation in which we may choose to indulge in something we usually wouldn't, sometimes in that same social situation, we might choose instead to hold firm to our diet due to a health situation or a weight situation or WHATEVER.

The BTD never let me down with weight loss, I let myself down by not complying with what it told me to do for that consistently enough and in enough ways to keep the weight off.  But my compliance level was enough to provide glowing health in every other way.  Now, with the GTD, I hope that even with my imperfect compliance I'll be able to lose weight, but if not, I'll have to re-calibrate my choices and try even harder.

What I'm saying is, don't beat yourself up for not following the diet exactly to the letter all the time and in every way.  Some folks do that and they are awesome role models.  But I suspect that many folks are like you and I and just do the best we can, sometimes falling shorter than we should, but getting up the next day or the very next meal and doing better.

We can't be perfect all the time or in every way.  At least, I can't.  I don't even try for perfection anymore, I leave that to God, whom I suspect is the only one who can do it, who can be it.  For us mere mortals, having a jar of mayo (organic!) in the fridge like I do, or a spot of vinegar like you do, is par for the course.  I hereby pronounce you:  doing better with diet than you think you are!  Take heart!

edited to add:  P.S.  I so agree with you about liking Dr. D.'s emphasis on focusing on getting the superfoods in, versus keeping every single TTA (toxin to avoid) out.  You gotta AC-centuate the positive!



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Peppermint Twist,
Wow, thanks for your kind words.  I am doing better and better day by day.  Today we had spelt crepes for breakfast - yummy!!!  (I am going to post my recipe in the Teachers Cookbook thread if anyone is interested.)  This is easier than I thought it would be.  I like trying to make meals completely of Superfoods.  And I think I'll have some organic mayo on hand too, if I feel the need for a tuna grilled cheese sandwich with avocado...  mmm I feel lunch coming on soon.

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I prefer to consider this 'temporary intervals of low adherence.'


HAAAAA!!!!! Wow.. what a comeback!!! HAAA!!!

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! ha...

You must be one heck of a speaker.  Maybe someday I'll have the pleasure of seeing you lecture.

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I love mayo, too, & go in spurts with it. There is an olive oil mayo at WF, but it has soy oil in it also. The small jar is about $5(I think it's a pint.). At least the ingredients are more wholesome. I also use clear vinegar in salads with my olive oil, but wait! it's now OK for gatherers!!
I still have some hunter foods around, & dedided to try to eat gatherer-like most days. But when I am at work & need something concentrated & satisfying, I still have some Lara Bars (dates as the sweetener) to eat with unsweetened chocolate. I only like 3 of the flavors they have & have settled on the one w/ almonds, pecans, & dates(the only ingrdients) for my 'fix.' It tastes great & curbs the appetite.
As a veggie lover, I am eating fewer veggies as broccoli & avocado(& others)are not to be gathered! But I hope to get things straight.
Cheers!
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There is an olive oil mayo at WF, but it has soy oil in it also.

I know, WHY do they put soy oil in a product labeled "Olive Oil Mayonnaise"?  That is one of my specific pet peeves (as is French Meadows "Rice Bread" that contains whole wheat as, like, the second ingredient).  WHY?!!!!!!!!!  I just buy their (Spectrum's) organic mayo, as it is CHEAPER than the olive oil mayo and the olive oil mayo is NOT olive oil mayo, because it has the soy in it--what?!  I mean, yeah, it has olive oil in there, but the soy oil ruins it!  Oh, the humanity!

We really should be making our own, diamond superfood, homemade mayo out of eggs, olive oil, lemon, sea salt, ALL superfoods.  I just do worry a little about Salmonella, although I watched my absolute fave TV chef, Jacques Pepin, the other night, make homemade mayo and he basically downplayed the worry of getting salmonella from homemade mayo.  You can "coddle" the eggs a little first if you are worried about salmonella, i.e., cook them just a little before putting them in the mayo.

I don't know WHY there isn't a single brand of mayo in the HFS that doesn't contain soy oil or something else I don't want in there.  But that Spectrum Olive Oil mayo is the one that really gets me.  If you are going to specifically market something as olive oil mayo, why in the bloody heck would you stick soy or any other kind of additional oil in there?

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Take cinnamon.  It was an avoid for me all the years I was BTDing.  So, I never bought it, but at the same time, if it was in something that someone else made and I wanted to eat it, I just never worried about cinnamon, for some reason.  Well, now it turns out that, on the GTD, it is a diamond superfood--weeee!


For me this was Avocado on the BTD.  It said Avoid but there was just no way I was ever going to give up that creamy spring green goodness!  So I ate them anyways and now they are a Teacher Superfood!  Wahoo!  Can't wait for them to be in season so I can eat them every single day.  Yum!
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Now many of the foods I was eating as an O-nonnie are dots & neutrals!!!!
I did go to Whole Foods yesterday & bought an ostrich filet (6oz.) for 7.99! & 2 patties(8oz.) for 4.99. It was frozen & the meat is very dark. I was looking for something light among all the frozen poultry in that section.
So soon, I'll give it a try!!
I looked at the olive oil mayo label & was disappointed to see soy oil listed first!! Whattarip!!! I've never made homemade mayo & raw egg kind of grosses me out, but if someone could make it, that would be awesome! Maybe if I owned a Vita-Mix, it would be easy!!!!!!!!

Another Q: I know that if we stay away from all dots for 3-6 months, our genes are supposed to 'reprogram.' But what about pollution in the air. Also, I take various supplements & they have traces of starch or whatever(I've started rinsing some of them.). How harmful is that? How much does that affect the genes?
I am getting over the 'munchies' the last few days. Maybe this is working out, or is it the stresses about my aunt, the bitter cold weather, or Sears not fixing our heating(not showing up & not notifying us a few times - today I'm sure they are coming.) I've spent a lot of time at the computer this week. It has been fun & I'm glad the GTD book came out in the winter so we could have this time at the keyboard to learn & help.
I guess the ruminations are over for now! I ruminate because I ate too much beef! Moooooo!
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I know that if we stay away from all dots for 3-6 months, our genes are supposed to 'reprogram.'


I was wondering about this myself.  Does this mean we are to completely avoid, as in not have one single bite of any of these things, for 3-6 months in order to get results? I just don't think I'm going to be able to do that right now. I kinda figured "avoid" meant "avoid" but not "avoid like the plague."  I'm asking tho, because when I had blood allergy testing done, my doctor said to not eat a single bite of any of the foods I tested positive for, for 6 months, and then I could get re-tested.  I never did do that...
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