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    The GenoType Diet  ›  Just want/need to vent a little :)
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 12 Guests

Just want/need to vent a little :)   This thread currently has 1,058 views. Print Print Thread
2 Pages 1 2 » All Recommend Thread
sissalem
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 7:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
ok, so I'm still struggling with trying to eat for my genotype a reality. Right now I'm trying to make a meal plan for myself for 2 weeks that's under $50 (that's all I have in my budget for food right now) for 42 meals and at least 14 snacks. I could just go cheap and buy mac and cheese which I've done so far to help stretch my budget but I soooooo.... don't feel well. It's very frustrating. Which is why I just needed to vent and all my non-blood type dieter friends just don't understand, some don't care, some are getting annoyed and the rest just feel clueless. "It's just the next diet she's on" is what I get from a lot of them. I don't have a lot of will power. I am totally the typical Type A like A in The Bloody Family story on another thread (I LOVED LOVED LOVED that story!). So, I'm trying to figure out how to do this cheaply. I'm trying the Explorer diet first for my health concerns to see if that works... but w/o full compliance I won't know. It's pretty stressful and I have so many other stressful things going on right now, too, and after a while stress makes me lose it. I go crazy and end up feeling really sorry for my friends who have to put up with me.
Anyone have any ideas for meals that run about $1 each?


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM
C_Sharp
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 8:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,405
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 53
I find the following foods work for explorers and are not too expensive:

Croaker(fish-$2.50 a pound where I am at)

Collards
Onions
Garlic
Ginger
Green beans
Peas

Great Northern Beans
Pinto/refried beans
Lentils

Amaranth
Millet
Rice

May want to think about what you can sprout yourself (radish, lentils, ...)


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 30
sissalem
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 8:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from C_Sharp
I find the following foods work for explorers and are not too expensive:

Croaker(fish-$2.50 a pound where I am at)

Collards
Onions
Garlic
Ginger
Green beans
Peas

Great Northern Beans
Pinto/refried beans
Lentils

Amaranth
Millet
Rice

May want to think about what you can sprout yourself (radish, lentils, ...)



Thanks! I wish I could find most of the fishes at my store. I'd love to try some. My local store has Cod, and Catfish and that's it. Catfish is supposed to be cheap, too, right?
Thank you!


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 2 - 30
Jenny
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swamied Warrior
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,771
Gender: Female
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 73
Quoted from sissalem
ok, so I'm still struggling with trying to eat for my genotype a reality.  about $1 each?

Sissalem, I have probably missed your previous discussions as I have been off the air for a while, but why/how are you unsure of your genotype? I personally would not go to the trouble and worry of following a possible genotype without doing everything to clarify first which was my own.




Eating half and exercising double.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 30
Lloyd
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:02pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 (Hunter)
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 7,211
Quoted from sissalem

Catfish is supposed to be cheap, too, right?


Catfish may be the least expensive fish around. It's often less than $2/lb around here. Most/all of it seems to be farm raised though. Still, it's cheap.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 30
sissalem
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from Jenny

Sissalem, I have probably missed your previous discussions as I have been off the air for a while, but why/how are you unsure of your genotype? I personally would not go to the trouble and worry of following a possible genotype without doing everything to clarify first which was my own.



There has been some discrepancy as to my Rh status. I've had two different tests give me two seperate answers I've got an appointment w/ my Dr. in a couple weeks to talk about it. Until then, my health problems fit the Explorer more, so while I can relate quite a bit to both Explorer and Warrior, I'm going to try the Explorer for a bit.


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 5 - 30
sissalem
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:15pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from Lloyd


Catfish may be the least expensive fish around. It's often less than $2/lb around here. Most/all of it seems to be farm raised though. Still, it's cheap.


Sweet! I've never cooked catfish before and we have taht "no fish" rule at work. Does it have a fishy smell when reheated?


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 6 - 30
Brighid45
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

INFJ
Kyosha Nim
Columnist and Bloggers
Posts: 5,192
Gender: Female
Location: southeastern Pennsylvania
Age: 55
I stretch my food budget quite a bit by making casseroles, soups and stews in our slow cooker. The leftovers can easily be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I also make my own iced tea, trail mix, etc. It's much cheaper, and you can make blends compliant for your type.

Plain fresh fruits and veggies are fairly cheap snacks and good for you too


Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 30
sissalem
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from Brighid45
I stretch my food budget quite a bit by making casseroles, soups and stews in our slow cooker. The leftovers can easily be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

I also make my own iced tea, trail mix, etc. It's much cheaper, and you can make blends compliant for your type.

Plain fresh fruits and veggies are fairly cheap snacks and good for you too



Thank you!


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 8 - 30
gulfcoastguy
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 11:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,424
Gender: Male
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Age: 54
Sometimes you can get a good price on turkey necks or sometimes legs or wings. They make good soup in a crockpot. I've made split pea and turkey neck or leg soup with curry powder(if you have in your cabinet, can be expensive to buy)cumin, onion, carrots maybe a little olive oil or ghee. Slit peas can be had for $0.55 per pound. Serve with boiled brown rice or millet. See what you can find at a Farmer's Market, they might have some good turnips with greens this time of the year.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 30
sissalem
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 2:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Sometimes you can get a good price on turkey necks or sometimes legs or wings. They make good soup in a crockpot. I've made split pea and turkey neck or leg soup with curry powder(if you have in your cabinet, can be expensive to buy)cumin, onion, carrots maybe a little olive oil or ghee. Slit peas can be had for $0.55 per pound. Serve with boiled brown rice or millet. See what you can find at a Farmer's Market, they might have some good turnips with greens this time of the year.


Thank you I have totally been wanting split pea soup... but can't have ham and just could not think of a substitute but turkey legs would be yummy.


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 10 - 30
Victoria
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 4:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,372
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Homemade soup's a great way to stretch the $, while still staying in control of what you eat.  But the soup can be very hearty and healthy.  I'm not talking about a thin, watery soup with a few pieces of things floating in it.

During the autumn, winter and early spring, I make a huge pot of soup every weekend and keep it in large jars.  It can be taken to work in a thermos.  I try and use as many compliant vegetables as I can find, so that I don't have to worry about whether I am eating enough produce.  Then I make sure that I have included a hefty source of protein.

I prefer a "cream soup", and since I don't use milk and/or flour anymore, I use the blender to puree' the whole thing.  It makes it thick and creamy.  Good seasoning and some olive oil and ghee makes it very satisfying.



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.
~Mary Jean Irion

Revision History (1 edits)
Victoria  -  Monday, September 15, 2008, 3:05pm
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 30
sissalem
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 4:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
Quoted from Victoria
Homemade soup a great way to stretch the $, while still staying in control of what you eat.  But the soup can be very hearty and healthy.  I'm not talking about a thin, watery soup with a few pieces of things floating in it.

During the autumn, winter and early spring, I make a huge pot of soup every weekend and keep it in large jars.  It can be taken to work in a thermos.  I try and use as many compliant vegetables as I can find, so that I don't have to worry about whether I am eating enough produce.  Then I make sure that I have included a hefty source of protein.

I prefer a "cream soup", and since I don't use milk and/or flour anymore, I use the blender to puree' the whole thing.  It makes it thick and creamy.  Good seasoning and some olive oil and ghee makes it very satisfying.


Man, with fall coming, I've been in the mood for soups and stews and now I'm totally tasting them already, lol!


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 12 - 30
Chloe
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 6:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

42% Teacher Rh+ N1, N1b
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,978
Gender: Female
Location: Northeast USA
Age: 71
I notice that beet greens are a Warrior diamond food.  Usually in stores, they chop off the
greens, throw them away and put just the beets out in bunches for sale. It's possible to go to
a health food store, supermarket or anywhere you buy food and ask the manager if they're
going to throw out the beet greens..if so, would they give them to you.  Also, when food
expires in stores, they have to throw stuff out...If it were me, I'd make contact with a store
manager and ask them to save you produce or anything that might not look pretty enough for sale and grab it before it's thrown away. FREE would help your budget, I'm sure. I watched my
health food store discard an entire box of slightly bruised, aging peaches into a dumpster..
but they would have been fine cooked.  I'm not implying dumpster diving...just letting you
know that a lot of really decent food is disposed of because stores can't sell it.

Dried beans would go a long way towards meeting your Warrior requirements without wrecking your
budget.


"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 30
Ribbit
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~W~A~R~R~I~O~R~ Defender, Survivor
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,156
Gender: Female
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 36
They should donate that food to a local soup kitchen or other charity (like bruised and battered women, not just homeless) and they'd get a big tax write-off.


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

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 30
sissalem
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer or Warrior
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Ohio
Age: 33
I've actually heard of some soup kitchens doing that because the food is still good for soups so they'll go from store to store, daily, grabbing up that food


"Thoughts Become Things" - The collection of entities known as Abraham.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message AIM AIM Reply: 15 - 30
ABJoe
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

34% Nomad
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,106
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
Quoted from sissalem
Sweet! I've never cooked catfish before and we have taht "no fish" rule at work. Does it have a fishy smell when reheated?

Depends on how fresh it is...  You want it to be fresh so it doesn't smell.  If you spice it with curry powder and or garlic, the spicing should definitely cover the little "fishiness" that the catfish will have.  You could also make a fish, legume, and vegetable soup with it that would be beneficial, and again, the vegetables and spicing should be the major smells...

Good eating to you!


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 30
TJ
Sunday, September 14, 2008, 7:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

54% Nomad
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,486
Gender: Male
Location: Midvale, UT, USA
Age: 39
Quoted from Ribbit
They should donate that food to a local soup kitchen or other charity (like bruised and battered women, not just homeless) and they'd get a big tax write-off.

I think some supermarkets do, and others don't because they are worried about liability issues.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 17 - 30
Ribbit
Monday, September 15, 2008, 1:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~W~A~R~R~I~O~R~ Defender, Survivor
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,156
Gender: Female
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 36
Oh, yeah, you never know.  Some homeless man might get food poisoning from eating a rotten potato and sue the pants of Kroger.   There's a single 40-something man in our church who opened his home up to a homeless couple.  They're in their mid-20's and she was pregnant.  He took them in and fed and clothed them for over a year and even bought baby clothes and paid doctor bills.  I even donated a bunch of baby clothes to them.  They acted like they were happy with the situation.  He did have some rules, like they had to start dressing like normal people instead of in all black (they're all tatooed and have dyed black hair), they couldn't listen to heavy-metal music, and they couldn't smoke inside his house.  The social worker said they needed to move on and get their own place to stay.  Well, somehow they got a hold of some sleezy lawyer who said they could sue my friend for "forcing religion on them".     He had to go to court and defend himself.  The judge laughed and immediately took his side.  So here they are living in some other awful location now, nobody taking care of them, the state threatening to take the baby away and put her in foster care.  What a way to show gratitude.


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

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 30
Lola
Monday, September 15, 2008, 3:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,007
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
hard to trust anyone......


''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: 19 - 30
Ron-A-Non
Monday, September 15, 2008, 4:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Soy is pretty cheap, too.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 20 - 30
Mayflowers
Monday, September 15, 2008, 1:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Quoted from Ribbit
There's a single 40-something man in our church who opened his home up to a homeless couple.   What a way to show gratitude.


I learned from watching my boyfriends mother take in kids around 17-20 who didn't have a home and promised to pay room and board and never did. They just leached off of her, ate her food and stole some of her possessions. You just have to be careful.


P.S. I wonder where that couple got the money to get tatoos? They're expensive.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 21 - 30
Debra+
Monday, September 15, 2008, 1:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Eat BTD...Healthy Body... Happier Soul 'Gatherer'
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 5,812
Gender: Female
Location: Kirkland Lake, Northern Ontario, Canada
Age: 57
Quoted from Ribbit
Oh, yeah, you never know.  Some homeless man might get food poisoning from eating a rotten potato and sue the pants of Kroger.   There's a single 40-something man in our church who opened his home up to a homeless couple.  They're in their mid-20's and she was pregnant.  He took them in and fed and clothed them for over a year and even bought baby clothes and paid doctor bills.  I even donated a bunch of baby clothes to them.  They acted like they were happy with the situation.  He did have some rules, like they had to start dressing like normal people instead of in all black (they're all tatooed and have dyed black hair), they couldn't listen to heavy-metal music, and they couldn't smoke inside his house.  The social worker said they needed to move on and get their own place to stay.  Well, somehow they got a hold of some sleezy lawyer who said they could sue my friend for "forcing religion on them".     He had to go to court and defend himself.  The judge laughed and immediately took his side.  So here they are living in some other awful location now, nobody taking care of them, the state threatening to take the baby away and put her in foster care.  What a way to show gratitude.


Must have been some pretty sleazy lawyer too.  

Debra



"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." C.G. Jung"

O+nonT

CBP (Certified BodyTalk Practitioner)
Mindscape (remote/distant healing)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Accunect Practitioner...in training to teach Self-Care
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 22 - 30
C_Sharp
Monday, September 15, 2008, 5:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,405
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 53
Quoted from 521
Soy is pretty cheap



Soy (other than miso, which is a black dot) is a toxin for explorers.

Quoted from sissalem
I'm trying the Explorer diet first for my health concerns



MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.

Revision History (1 edits)
C_Sharp  -  Monday, September 15, 2008, 6:38pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 23 - 30
teri
Monday, September 15, 2008, 5:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- ISTJ Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 577
Gender: Female
Location: British Columbia
Age: 53
Rice is a good versatile staple in an Explorer diet and can stretch far on a budget.


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 24 - 30
2 Pages 1 2 » All Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The GenoType Diet  ›  Just want/need to vent a little :)

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread