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  ›  I've been wondering.....
Users Browsing Forum

I've been wondering.....  This thread currently has 758 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
MyraBee
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 4:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Happy Hunter
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 443
Gender: Female
Location: Wichita, Kansas--USA
Age: 56
....if Genotype status and eating frequency has any positive or negative correlation.

Recently, due to a crazy schedule, I've ended up with one quite large compliant meal a day.  

I haven't felt hungry, and actually have felt a lot better than when I try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. And I don't seem to be as inclined to want to "bad snack".

My educated guess is that Hunters originally experienced either feast or famine and lived and thrived on that frequency. I wonder if this has 21st century implications?

What about other Genotypes?  Natural grazers, (Nomads?) for instance. Gatherers?


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
http://www.stillspeaking.com
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Debra+
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 4:27pm 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
As a gatherer...I do soooo much better eating smaller compliant meals.  When TOTALLY compliant and eating this way I have NO cravings for the wrong foods.  The exercise is good and the flow of energy is awesome.  And sleep...wow...zzz zzz

One meal a day Myrabee...I could never do that...even when on BTD with the three large meals a day.  

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: 1 - 16
jayneeo
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 4:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Gatherer
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 6,482
Gender: Female
Location: San Jose, CA
Age: 67
hmmmm, smaller meals, more frequently, is good for me, when I can do it. (often, I have to make a big meal for extended family when I might just have a nibble on my own)
Logged Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 16
Lloyd
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 8:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 (Hunter)
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 7,339
I have been mainly on a two-meal day for many, many years. Eating more frequently led me to be constantly hungry.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 16
MyraBee
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Happy Hunter
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 443
Gender: Female
Location: Wichita, Kansas--USA
Age: 56
Lloyd--That is exactly what I've experienced!  I would love to hear from other Huntrs to see if they share this experience.


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
http://www.stillspeaking.com
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 16
Kristin
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 7:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT6 Nomad
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 2,493
Gender: Female
Location: Colorado
Age: 53
Nomad report:

I do best on 2 meals per day, but it is difficult to get the timing right on them. I tend to have a big breakfast so I don't "have" to eat lunch (not a big lunch fan) but then I am really hungry by 4 PM and start snacking. If I eat a big lunch mid afternoon, then I don't want dinner.

So my usual food intake goes:

big breakfast
small protein snack plus salad mid afternoon
normal dinner

But every so often, especially in winter, I crave a really big evening meal with meat, several vegetables and a few carbs, to have that really 'full' feeling. Then I don't eat a meal like that again for a couple weeks.

I do snack throughout the day, especially if I feel my blood sugar dipping, but I don't count that as really eating... lol! Having fewer larger meals, rather than several smaller does seem to keep the blood sugar more stable for me though.


The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

- Nelson Henderson
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 16
Victoria
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 7:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,436
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Another Nomad, and I relate to the topic.  I am not a snacker.  That would drive me crazy and keep me in constant IBS.

I basically have two medium sized meals per day, mid-day and evening, with a large, nutritious smoothie for my breakfast.



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
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 16
ABJoe
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,353
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
I usually eat 3 meals and a snack for the day...


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 16
JJR
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 3:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

33% Nomad, calories calories!!!!!!
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 4,960
Gender: Male
Location: Caledonia, WI
Age: 42
I'm a 4 day a mealer. Works really well for me.  I used to eat all day long before I had all kinds of problems.  Small things here and there.  But now I follow more of the BTD schedule with 3 regular meals and the afternoon snack.  Dinner is my biggest meal.  With lunch coming in second but almost always a salad.

But everyone is different.  If it works for you, than it works.  My Grandma used to say all the time, listen to what your body is telling you.


The poster formerly known as "ABNOWAY"

"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 16
accidental_chef
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 5:26am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter ISTJ Gemini + Nomad Gemini Hubby
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,176
Gender: Female
Location: South/S.E. Asia
Age: 51
Depends on my intensity of workouts. The days I exercise it's 5-6 smallish meals. On my rest days, I just want to rest and meals then would be one big one. Not much appetite after that.

Nomad hubby, same like Kristin, during the work week. Come weekends, oh dear, it's tough feeding him  ! This, despite all the Nomad snacks at home  


BTD compliance means: Definition of "Compliance"

[color=blue]Pranic Healer with http://www.pranichealing.sg/

Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 16
Curious
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 10:44am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+
Ee Dan
Posts: 744
Gender: Female
Location: Australia
I usually eat a big breakfast, a big lunch and only a very small dinner. If I eat a big dinner, I feel too full. Most times I just have some fruit or a small salad. I don't eat snacks during the day.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 16
Mayflowers
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 7:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Quoted from Lloyd
I have been mainly on a two-meal day for many, many years. Eating more frequently led me to be constantly hungry.


More food = more insulin...more insulin  =  more hunger.

I used to eat all the time, never finish anything and I was a stick. So maybe it's an A thing that we use carbs more for energy.  
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 11 - 16
HigherGround247
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 9:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Hunter Rh+
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 83
Hey everyone...

I'm drinking a mixed Acai fruit drink in the morning, water throughout the day and basically just one large meal. Some days I won't feel like eating. Other days I'll eat a lot. I really can't stand small meals.

-HigherGround
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 16
syren4444
Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 11:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
For the last 3 years I've done mini meals, Works great for me energy and hunger wise (plus I tend to do something athletic morning and night, like yoga/abs/or run AM, spin/run/or gym class PM).

Just seems like I'd been eating the wrong things 6 times a day prior to ER4BT, lol!!!  Basically, 80% of what I ate are avoids for me, no wonder I got belly issues.





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 16
Gumby
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:11am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT3 Teacher!
Ee Dan
Posts: 655
Gender: Female
Location: BC Canada
Age: 49
small meals work great for me.  eating enough to last me to the next meal at three meals a day was way to hard on my belly.  small amounts make my system work better and make me feel comfortable throughout the day.  and I never eat after the dinner hour.  don't like going to bed feeling even remotely full anymore.

my O gatherer husband is the opposite, he could easily function on 2 large meals a day.  usually does fine with 3 moderate meals per day though.  


Embracing my A-ness! (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! )

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 16
RedLilac
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI tweaked Explorer Super Taster from Illinois
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,054
Gender: Female
Location: Lombard, Illinois (Chicago suburb)
Age: 63
Im a nibbler.  I could not handle eating just 2 or 3 meals a day, Id fall asleep after them.   I require lots of mini meals which keeps my energy up.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 16
Mrs T O+
Thursday, October 2, 2008, 12:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,291
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
I do better on many meals, but the other day I ate a huge, healthy meal in the afternoon & wasn't hungry in the evening.
I do better with a midday meal as the biggest one. My husband (& the family I came from) were night eaters & not snackers. No wonder I got low blood sugar! From age 12 till I left home, I was hungry for several hours a day...not a pleasant way to function.


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: 16 - 16
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The GenoType Diet  ›  I've been wondering.....

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread