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suzedgar
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello all,

Well I made a trip to Dr D's clinic and UNBELIEVABLE.... I am a fabulous hunter. I am SO PLEASED!!!  I love the diet because it is so close to the O non secretor. I measured myself incorrectly.  I can go back to eating all my old goodies again and add in some dates etc!

I want to lose a few pounds...does anyone have any good tips?

The doctors at the clinic were wonderful and we are trying to reduce my stress. The first order of business is NO COFFEE!!

Yup...this time I am serious. It is yerba mate for me and green tea. I think I will have more energy and sleep better and reduce my anxiety.  I am highly strung.

I am taking Catechol and magnolia to help that so we will see how I do!  I love this diet and am so excited to do it well!
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Great news Suzedgar, I'm sure you'll do well on the Hunter plan, though I'm sorry to lose you from the Gatherer clan  


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Aren't the docs the BEST?!  I really love em'!!  
Did you see Dr. D???
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suzedgar
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I didn't see Dr. D.  I saw the other lovely docs. They were very sweet and patient with me.  I was sipping on an enormous starbucks coffee throughout the appointment!!  That has been my latest issue and I am completely hyper. I must have asked about a thousand annoying questions. They were very patient. When I heard I was a hunter, I felt about 5 inches taller (I am short) and so so relieved. I love that diet and have not been doing very well on the Gatherer.  I have put on about 8 pounds which is not that big a deal because I was fairly slim in the first place but it is a big weight increase for me.

I am excited to get back on track - especially when it comes to solving my anxiety, high strung personality.

I had a banana this afternoon - delicious!!

I am off to do an intense ballet workout this afternoon.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 8:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am off to do an intense ballet workout this afternoon.


I know your thread is not about ballet or working out, but thanks for saying this...I really needed some motivation today to go do my Brazilian salsa routine...and ballet is soo lovely, too.

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suzedgar
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No worries.....happy to have brought it up!  I thrive on a lot of exercise. I feel sooo much better afterwards.

I know that the shift will happen when I stop drinking coffee and step up my exercise as much as I can.
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Hello all,



I want to lose a few pounds...does anyone have any good tips?




Have you joined into Chloe's diamond list which she starts every week? That is very motivating, actually forcing oneself to count diamond foods on a given day, and recording it on the thread. Most of the participants are mentioning weight loss.




Eating half and exercising double.
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suzedgar,

Welcome to the Hunter's diet.  I love being a Hunter!  I have lost weight and it feels so good.

2 things that have helped me loose weight:

-  Having Diamond only days in the beginning (gave me the quick weight loss I needed in the beginning) and then Diamond and Superfoods (slower continued weight loss)

-  Going Gluten-free

As you begin to feel better using the Hunter diet, I am hoping that giving up your coffee will be a bit easier for you!  

Tea Rose  




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Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 11:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I didn't see Dr. D.  I saw the other lovely docs. They were very sweet and patient with me.


I am glad you enjoyed your appointment.  Let's see how lovely you think we are after you separate yourself from your starbucks...     

Dr. C.

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HA! HA! HA! that was funny Dr. C
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Let's see how lovely you think we are after you separate yourself from your starbucks...     


I'll feel her pain. I still find myself indulging in one now and again. Nothing like it used to be tho.



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Hello - I found I lost some weight eating watermelon and grapefruits.

You have inspired me to quit coffee - I still haven't been able to do that.

What is the go with wines and hunters? I still drink it......


Eat your heart out


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lucky you!
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suzedgar
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OK Dr. C has a very good point. I may dislike everyone this morning.

I have had NO COFFEE....I repeat....NO COFFEE this morning.
I had a meeting first thing and just stared at my colleagues with a blank expression on my face.  When they asked if I was ok, I just said the words "no coffee". It was immediately understood and the meeting continued.

On a brighter note, I actually feel quite upbeat and jolly. I think that magnolia and catechol is a rather good combination.  I also slept extremely well after a dinner of beef/greens and a couple of yummy dates.  Oh my gosh, I love dates!! I worked out really hard last night.

I did a big shop yesterday to load up on Diamond and super foods.

I LOVE the Hunter diet and am walking around with my white binder, like a complete geek.  I looked like I was doing research with it, in whole foods.


Now - the yerba mate situation. Does anyone have any tips on where I can get the good stuff???  I can't cope with the leaves, so tea bags are my thing.
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Try 'black chocolate.' It's not as potent as coffee, but may give a lift.
Wanna trade GTs????
However, I am getting used to gatherer. It would be hard to quit lettuce & tomato salads, but boy do I miss the avocados, bananas, broccoli, plain rice & cheaper meat selection!!
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Can you have black tea?  When I was cutting down on coffee, (pre btd) I used black tea and I didn't miss it that much...
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I have had NO COFFEE....I repeat....NO COFFEE this morning.

Now - the yerba mate situation. Does anyone have any tips on where I can get the good stuff???  I can't cope with the leaves, so tea bags are my thing.


Good for you!  Hope each day it gets easier.

About the yerba mate, http://www.guayaki.com/index.php?p=view_product&product_id=47 this is the brand I drink.  Our two local supermarkets carry it, so hopefully you will be able to find it in your area.  Also the locally owned health food store that I go to has it.  If you don't have any luck, you can order it on-line at the above link.


Tea Rose



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Suzedgar,
Congrats!  Can you describe how they measured your fingers that was different from the way you originally measured?  I initially measured myself as a gatherer.  But I was gaining on the diet after
a month or so.  I also got sleepy after the dairy items that were diamonds.  So I got out a measuring tape from my sewing kit, and it seems I am a hunter also.  Just by a slim margin, but the ring fingers were longer.  I love the hunter diet and am starting to go down in weight also.
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Hello all,

Well I made a trip to Dr D's clinic

What aaauup?!
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...and UNBELIEVABLE.... I am a fabulous hunter. I am SO PLEASED!!!

Yay!  It is a sure sign that if you are pleased with your type, you are in the right type.  I knew something was off when I plopped myself into the Explorer camp, even though I saw myself in some aspects of same.  I could tell from the diet, though, that I was way, way, way, way off.  The Gatherer diet, like the O diet before it, felt natural and right to me from the git-go.  So the fact that you embrace hunterdom tells me that the Dr. D. peeps knew what they were doing when they concluded that is where you belong, what you are, what are you, what's what, and whaaat aaaaup!

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I love the diet because it is so close to the O non secretor. I measured myself incorrectly.

Happens to the best of us, dude-a-roo.  Ideally, we should all tramp up, down, or sideways to the D'Adamo Clinic and get ourselves typed up right.  But, luckily we do have not only the clear instructions in the book, but the youtube videos to assist us in doing the measurements properly.
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The doctors at the clinic were wonderful and we are trying to reduce my stress. The first order of business is NO COFFEE!!

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, it is about dang time!  Of course, that is easy for me to say because, while as it happens I do LOVE coffee, that was never my "thing of things", avoid-wise, that I just CAN'T give up.  CHIPS are my thing of things.  And I know coffee is yours.  I am years and years into this thing (if you count the BTD years as part of "this thing") and I still hit the chips early and often.  I sometimes give 'em up for a while, but I always come back to their siren song.  So it is easy for me to say "about dang time" on the coffee, yet just try to yank away my chips:  stand back, all of you lot!

The good news about coffee is that you really WON'T miss it (probably...we are all different, but this is what I've found) once you discover all the really rich, wonderful, complex, deep, fabu green teas out there.  My FAVE thing is to take a bag of Haiku Kukicha (twig) tea, and a bag of Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea, and steep them together in a cuppa hot water.  The result, I'm telling you, comes out with what I believe they might call in the biz "chocolate overtones", big time.  It tastes like chocolate to me!  Thus it is funny that it is my fave, because I don't like actual chocolate much *lol*, but somehow in tea form, and when it really isn't chocolate but is secretly kukicha and peppermint tea, IT RULES.

Never try to figure me out, people.  That way lies madness.
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Yup...this time I am serious. It is yerba mate for me and green tea. I think I will have more energy and sleep better and reduce my anxiety.  I am highly strung."

Coffee is an avoid that doesn't get much "air play" in our community, but in my humble opinion, it is almost on a par with wheat in terms of how devastating it is for O nons.  You are going to be so much better off without the dang stuff coursing through your veins, wu hu HUEEEEEY!
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I love this diet and am so excited to do it well!

Duuuuuuuuuude:  your 'tude RULES.


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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I didn't see Dr. D.  I saw the other lovely docs. They were very sweet and patient with me.  I was sipping on an enormous starbucks coffee throughout the appointment!!

  You didn't dare!  

Aaaah ha ha ha ha HAAAAAAA!  omg, that makes my day!  That'd be like me showing up there with a bag of Kettle Chips in one hand and a tub of sour cream in the other:  political incorrectness ALERT!!!!!!!!!  

That is just too hilarious!!!!  And yet they accepted you and loved you anyway!!!  How refreshing!
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That has been my latest issue and I am completely hyper. I must have asked about a thousand annoying questions. They were very patient.

When I go to medical appointments that are very important to me, I tend to get so nervous and intent on getting all my questions in (when I would go to the ENT back in Maryland, you always had to wait months for an appt. and then he would be in there for, literally, at most five minutes), that I'd realize in dismay two seconds after I walked out the door that I couldn't remember a d*mn thing the doctor had said!!!  But with a doctor and practice like Dr. D.'s, they take TIME with you and they LISTEN, and that affords you the respect, time and ability to listen back to what they have to say.  My vet is like that and I find it is the most important thing to me in a doctor:  do they LISTEN, take time, and make themselves accessible to you?  If not, fuggedaboutit.  Been there, done that, and homey don't play that game no mo'.
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When I heard I was a hunter, I felt about 5 inches taller (I am short) and so so relieved.

Yet more good signs that you were indeed finally "home" in the correct genotype.  Yay!
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I love that diet and have not been doing very well on the Gatherer.  I have put on about 8 pounds which is not that big a deal because I was fairly slim in the first place but it is a big weight increase for me.

I am excited to get back on track - especially when it comes to solving my anxiety, high strung personality.

I had a banana this afternoon - delicious!!

I am off to do an intense ballet workout this afternoon.

Awesome, girl.  I'm so proud of you on the coffee front.  Hang in there and explore green teas, because while a lot of the mainstream ones are weak and dull as dishwater, the GOOD ones vary from mild to intensely strong, and they come in all sorts of unique blends and complexities and types, etc.  You can mix and match those with some herb teas and really get into Advanced Tea Creating Mode.  Pretty soon, you won't miss coffee at all.


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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No  . Only Yerba Mate adn green tea.

Ok....I have to confess I had a very small cup of coffee - from our horrible machine. Now, I feel hyper because I had 2 cups of Yerba Mate.  Hmmm...interesting. I actually prefer the calmer feeling!

I think the Yerba Mate has alot of caffeine in it.  Maybe I can actually kick the coffee!
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I feel like a horrible failure after reading Peppermint's lovely encouraging email.  

Where oh where, can one find the strength to not consume those avoids???
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Can you have barley?
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Nope - no barley
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Nope - no barley


I've found Job's tears to be quite nice, a good Hunter grain (well, we don't have any diamonds, but....)
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