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Victoria
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LisaLea,
You asked about my sweet treats.
My breakfast is a wonderful, marvelous smoothie with blended frozen blueberries and cherries, pineapple or cherry or concord grape juice, with ProBerry liquid, banana, goat yogurt, ground flax, green powder, lecithin and nutritional yeast.  This is basically my fruit intake for the day and my breakfast as well.  But it's such a treat that it is also a comfort food.  I have no cravings after this.

The toasted rice cakes with walnut/almond butter and blackstrap molasses is the closest I come to eating snacks.  This is my light meal that I eat a couple of hours before bed.  That's when I find I like a carb food, and it also helps me sleep.  There's just enough blackstrap molasses to give the right amount of sweetness.



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imo, addiction to sweet signifys other problems.  I think you should look it to this LisaLea, too much sweet is not good it is unbalancing and hard on the spleen and stomach, sure to lead to more problems in the future



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imo, addiction to sweet signifys other problems.


Such as.............  



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candida, bowel dybosis and overgrowth, inflammation, malabsorbtion, insulin sensitivity.......as well as some psychological issues (not meaning this in a bad way) but depression, excessive stress, in general, increased cortisol levels and/or issue with dopamine production or reception (depending on blood type)



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LisaLea,
You asked about my sweet treats.
My breakfast is a wonderful, marvelous smoothie with blended frozen blueberries and cherries, pineapple or cherry or concord grape juice, with ProBerry liquid, banana, goat yogurt, ground flax, green powder, lecithin and nutritional yeast.  This is basically my fruit intake for the day and my breakfast as well.  But it's such a treat that it is also a comfort food.  I have no cravings after this.

The toasted rice cakes with walnut/almond butter and blackstrap molasses is the closest I come to eating snacks.  This is my light meal that I eat a couple of hours before bed.  That's when I find I like a carb food, and it also helps me sleep.  There's just enough blackstrap molasses to give the right amount of sweetness.




Thank-u for sharing that ... the smoothie sounds heavenly, wow !!  
I wonder though if taking lecithin and nutritional yeast on a daily basis is a good idea ... since I have always read that we should NOT be eating the same stuff over and over again day after day ... am I wrong??  
or is it better to vary our meals ?
Thanks again Victoria


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candida, bowel dybosis and overgrowth, inflammation, malabsorbtion, insulin sensitivity.......as well as some psychological issues (not meaning this in a bad way) but depression, excessive stress, in general, increased cortisol levels and/or issue with dopamine production or reception (depending on blood type)



I think u r absolutely right actually !!!
sigh ...
I truly appreciate u mentioning this for others as well as myself that have some sort of addiction to sugar although I'm working on it ... like everything else in life ... it's an extremely hard habit to break !!!
God bless u  


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Quoted from LISALEA

Thank-u for sharing that ... the smoothie sounds heavenly, wow !!  
I wonder though if taking lecithin and nutritional yeast on a daily basis is a good idea ... since I have always read that we should NOT be eating the same stuff over and over again day after day ... am I wrong??  
or is it better to vary our meals ?
Thanks again Victoria


I agree in general theory about varying our diet.  But there are some things that I have everyday, like yogurt, my smoothie ingredients, and rice cakes.  Other things, I rotate, like the type of vegetables I eat.  There is a wide variety in those.  And there is variety in whether I have lamb, sardines, eggs, or buffalo.  I rotate sweet potatoes with sweet squashes.  So I have a mixture of consistent and variety.

By the way, I consider lecithin to be a necessary nutrient for health.  And nutritional yeast is for additional protein in a liquid breakfast, also rich in B vitamins to make for less need to swallow vitamins.



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I agree in general theory about varying our diet.  But there are some things that I have everyday, like yogurt, my smoothie ingredients, and rice cakes.  Other things, I rotate, like the type of vegetables I eat.  There is a wide variety in those.  And there is variety in whether I have lamb, sardines, eggs, or buffalo.  I rotate sweet potatoes with sweet squashes.  So I have a mixture of consistent and variety.

By the way, I consider lecithin to be a necessary nutrient for health.  And nutritional yeast is for additional protein in a liquid breakfast, also rich in B vitamins to make for less need to swallow vitamins.



That sounds good to me Victoria !!
Thank-u.
U know what I also do at times ?
I add NYF to a small bowl of basmati rice with a little bit of olive oil and seasalt ... it's such a special taste !!
I will start to incorporate NYF and Lecithin more often now !!


What grains do u eat ??
I eat basmati rice and millet very often ... a few times per week I will also eat oatmeal and manna bread ...  I wonder if u may have any other ideas ?? I appreciate it


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LisaLea,
I'm not much of a grain eater, so I can't help you there.  I used to eat Basmati Rice and Millet, but I really feel better, with few cravings, if I stay away from the grains.  But like I said before, I have one or two rice cakes with nut butter.  That's my only grain.



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Lisalea:
I eat basmatirice,ricecakes, millet, quinoa and oats.
I try to stick to a max of 1 serving pr day-in the weekend maybe 2 servings(- max 9 servings pr week)
BUT sadly at the moment I crave grains....so I get a bit more

In weekends a bit of spelt as well- mainly as bread or cake- but B secretors really do better with whole grains than flour products.
In summer I almost eat no grain- so it is a seasonal thing for me.


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LisaLea,
I'm not much of a grain eater, so I can't help you there.  I used to eat Basmati Rice and Millet, but I really feel better, with few cravings, if I stay away from the grains.  But like I said before, I have one or two rice cakes with nut butter.  That's my only grain.


Oh my ... really ????
Where do u get ur strength from ??????
I was under the impression that we absolutely need carbs for strength !!
Do u get ur carbs from ONLY eating vegetables ??
Thanks Victoria


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Lisalea:
I eat basmatirice,ricecakes, millet, quinoa and oats.
I try to stick to a max of 1 serving pr day-in the weekend maybe 2 servings(- max 9 servings pr week)
BUT sadly at the moment I crave grains....so I get a bit more

In weekends a bit of spelt as well- mainly as bread or cake- but B secretors really do better with whole grains than flour products.
In summer I almost eat no grain- so it is a seasonal thing for me.


I appreciate ur reply Henriette_Bsec
Thanks
What do u mean by :
but B secretors really do better with whole grains than flour products. ??

I eat about 1- 1 1/2 cup  of cooked grain (rice or millet ... etc )
per day ... I wonder if this is too much ???

I also eat at least 1- 1 1/2 cup of vegetables everysingle day
except on weekends sometimes I eat less ... or none ...

I wonder if this is a good balance for B'S ??


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I eat about 1- 1 1/2 cup  of cooked grain (rice or millet ... etc )
per day ... I wonder if this is too much ???

I also eat at least 1- 1 1/2 cup of vegetables everysingle day
except on weekends sometimes I eat less ... or none ...

I wonder if this is a good balance for B'S ??

That is more grains than what is recommended and less vegetables. It appears that you would be better off to put a lot more focus on vegetables in your diet.


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That is a TON of grain, how tall are you, are you extremely athletic and need all of that grain for training?  



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A TON ??????
Oh my goodness !!!

and that's when I control myself

'cause I really love grains especially bread ... sigh ...

I'm 5'6" 130 pounds ... however; I'm NOT training right now ...
I do walk everyday though from 20 minutes - 1 hour (more or less).

When it say 5-9 grains per week for B's... I was under the impression that it meant up to
5-9 cups of  UNCOOKED grains ??

I'm eating about 11-12 cups per week  but that's "COOKED" grains (rice, millet ... etc) ... doesn't this make all the difference ??

I also eat dairy on a daily basis from 1/2- 1 cup of either yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir, mozzarella, ... etc  ... and I started to eat FETA cheese a couple times per week since I've learned that it's beneficial for B's.
Thanks very much  ... u people r such a great help !!


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That's a lot of grains, girl!!  

Sometimes the portion recommendations can be a little confusing.  Most of us have started out with way more grains than we are presently eating.  And so many of us have discovered that the less grains we eat, the better we feel.  If you are a B nonnie, this will be expecially true.  I think the secretors can cope with a little more, but honestly, I no longer look at grains as a food that is very healthy.



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imo, addiction to sweet signifys other problems.  I think you should look it to this LisaLea, too much sweet is not good it is unbalancing and hard on the spleen and stomach, sure to lead to more problems in the future


I'm just going to ditto this comment above..............nuff said




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I think we all used to love bread at some point in time before the BTD, but I think just about all of us have discovered that for best health only limited grains servings can be eaten.

There is a point of confusion about the serving size of grains/starches. For instance, in LR4YT for type O and AB the serving size is indicated to be 1/2 cup dry and for type B and A the serving size is stated as 1 cup dry. However, in the Aging book the serving size is 1/2 cup dry; 1 muffin; 2 slices of bread for all blood types. I tend to believe the serving size should be 1/2 cup for everyone in all the books.

Therefore, you you might want to reconsider how much you are eating.


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Liaslea   What is moscavado sugar?
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Liaslea   What is moscavado sugar?


I think I wrote moscavado sugur- silly dane that can´t spell;-)
Any way it is very dark sugar with molasses in.

"My" servings of grains are :
1 serving= 2 slices of bread, or 100 grams uncooked pasta or 50 grams uncooked other grain (oats, millet etc.)

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What do u mean by :
but B secretors really do better with whole grains than flour products. ??


Whole spelt ( kernels) is beneficial while spelt flour is just neutral.

I agree wit all the rest it sounds like an awfull lot of grains


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I also eat at least 1- 1 1/2 cup of vegetables everysingle day
except on weekends sometimes I eat less ... or none ...



The 'vegetable' food category is one of the food categories where in many cases 'unlimited' is listed for portion size.  In most of the ER4YT Health Series books, super/beneficial vegetables are portioned as unlimited in quantity; and 2-3 cups for neutral vegetables.

In the LR book, vegetables are the only food category that have an unlimited quantity (raw and cooked measurements) in regards to blood type A's.

We obtain our vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, cellulose from vegetables.

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Everyday I learn something "new, interesting and VERY crucial towards attaining better if not optimum health".

It may NOT be what I always want to hear, however; it's much appreciated since I do want to strive for a brighter future feeling energetic and strong versus weak and sick ... especially with the everyday stresses against us, not to mention all the diseases out there; we must put everything else on our side.

Furthermore; I tend to agree that it all starts with d-i-e-t ...
and even though at times I do fall off the wagon unfortunately for perhaps a day, a week, a month or months ... eventually I always get back on track and try my best NOT to look back but rather to look forward and that's also when I can come here and be reminded how important nutrition is ...

A heart felt thank-u !!!
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I think we all used to love bread at some point in time before the BTD, but I think just about all of us have discovered that for best health only limited grains servings can be eaten.

There is a point of confusion about the serving size of grains/starches. For instance, in LR4YT for type O and AB the serving size is indicated to be 1/2 cup dry and for type B and A the serving size is stated as 1 cup dry. However, in the Aging book the serving size is 1/2 cup dry; 1 muffin; 2 slices of bread for all blood types. I tend to believe the serving size should be 1/2 cup for everyone in all the books.

Therefore, you you might want to reconsider how much you are eating.




It's VERY confusing actually !!!  
I take it then that instead of  5-9 DRY (grains) cups per week; it SHOULD read 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 DRY (grains) cups per week ... right ??


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I take it then that instead of  5-9 DRY (grains) cups per week; it SHOULD read 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 DRY (grains) cups per week ... right ??

That is one way to think about it.

Or 5-9 servings of 1/2 cup dry; 1 muffin; 2 slices of bread, which is the way it is written in the Aging book.



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That is one way to think about it.

Or 5-9 servings of 1/2 cup dry; 1 muffin; 2 slices of bread, which is the way it is written in the Aging book.



I'm finally on the right track !!!


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