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Peppermint Twist
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omg.  Couldn't think of a more appropriate forum to post this in than the nonnie forum, because this is a nonnie thing all the way.

I've been struggling, weightwise, for a long time.  I think it started when my kitchen really started to go south on me, starting with the freezer, then the stove, then the fridge, but all this took a long time and I had my head in the sand about it for several YEARS and I just gradually started cooking less and I couldn't freeze important nonnie fare like veggies, so I started having more and more grains, especially once I gave up my beloved "healthy" brand of potato chips a while back and switched to rice cakes.  You wouldn't think rice cakes would be a culprit in MASSIVE WEIGHT GAIN, but then if you are a nonnie, maybe you get it.

ANYWAY:  I've been grain-free as of the 23rd.  Weighed myself Sunday and, whoa, baby, FIVE POUNDS are gone.  Now, true, for the few weeks before that I was SO awful, avoid-wise, and then I went from that to good compliance and no grains, plus my period was in there, but even if you discount, say, three pounds for all of that, I still lost two pounds in one week by doing nothing but cutting out grains.  And this is the first time the scale has gone in the right direction in many, many months, in fact for several years now.  Even when I wasn't eating avoids like I did the past few weeks.  Even when I was exercising.  Nothing made a difference.

I'm very excited about this immediate response by my bod to jettisoning the grains.  I pray that it keeps up, though I don't expect that it will be five pounds or even two pounds per week, but even 1 pound or 1/2 a pound will be WELCOME.

Grain-free is the nonnie way to be, weeeee!


"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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yup...yup...yup...must agree here , for me the same thingy...grains and I'll get fat within hours....add some café, = result.... catastrophe
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You go, girl!


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Way to go Peppermint Twist!!!! Isn't it wonderful how our bodies respond when we eat the way that is most beneficial?


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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yup...yup...yup...must agree here , for me the same thingy...grains and I'll get fat within hours...

Isn't that so true?  It boggles the mind how true it is.  I don't see what the all-fired big deal should theoretically be about ingesting compliant grains but BOY HOWDY, it is a big deal.  Maybe if I could stick to the 1 cup of cooked grain per week portion recommendation, but if I eat grains, I eat more than that in one sitting *lol*.  Perhaps that is my problem, but whichever it is, I can't do it at all.

Grains are a secretor thing.

I'm getting back into my sweet potatoes and fruit and lots of different veggies mode.  Oh, and beans, too.  Aduki and black-eyed peas.

It seems I eat such a better variety of foods and SO much more chi when I jettison the grains.

Livin' la vida grain-free (and lovin' it).





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You go, girl!





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Way to go Peppermint Twist!!!! Isn't it wonderful how our bodies respond when we eat the way that is most beneficial?

It is amazing to me, actually.  The five pounds to me is clearly a message from my bod saying "Thank God, you're finally on the right track, please continue!"

And I hope I shall.  Had a big stress Friday afternoon that, all by its lonesome, could have derailed me, but I refused to let it.  I went out just as planned this weekend and stocked up on all manner of grain-free goodies, and stuck with what I planned to do.  I couldn't do all the de-stressing from years of stress that I had planned to do, but I did the best I could and I refused--REFUSED, I tell you--to let ANYTHING derail me.

Oh, it's go time.



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Grains are a secretor thing.

I'm getting back into my sweet potatoes and fruit and lots of different veggies mode.  Oh, and beans, too.  Aduki and black-eyed peas.


I'd gladly give up grains to be able to eat sweet potatoes again. I do miss them: especially roasted in the oven with some evoo and salt.


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Grains are a secretor thing.


Secreting non-secretor here . . . it depends on the secretor But in general, you are right.

Good work twin o'mine! You are awesome in your determination and perseverance. Hang in there, use that new kitchen of yours, and enjoy the chi-laden foods you were born to eat!

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I refused--REFUSED, I tell you--to let ANYTHING derail me.


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Good for you PT!


Grains are also a source of weight gain for B's as well.... both secretor and non.... although in my experience it is more of a quality issue with quantity playing more of a secondary role. We B's do need some grains... and some of us more or less than others  but I am happy the grain-free thang is working for you.




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You all are awesome with your pats on the back and you have no idea how welcome and needed they are right now.  This BTD community is so totally and utterly DA BEST.


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Congrats Edna and keep up the great work.  You can do it.

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Good job Edna - now I need to take your example and do the same - I have been eating horribly lately


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yyyeeeehhhaaaa...she got it
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Well I'm a secretor but I think that I need to do that too.  The past few months have been awful.  With me it's the sweets, the Pamelas and the lack of exercise.
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CONGRATS PT

I've been doing some reading over the weekend on pH balancing.  Acids cause weight gain ... grains are acids from what I read. hmmmm

I've been doing a lot of rice products because of my blood testing and allergy results ... puffed rice cereal; rice milk; rice pasta ... yep, the scales are screaming at me.  Also, my CRAVINGS have been horrid.  And what have I been craving ... more acids ...  

Anyone else looked into pH balancing and have any sites I should check out?


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Drea, you say that now....(about trading grains for sw. potatoes)....!!!
And Colleen, good point! For an O, adding toast to eggs is not so good, which I've been into lately...better to add veggies to eggs for ph. Or fruits.
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Interesting about pH.

So much to consider with diet, so little time...luckily for us, we have a manual:  the BTD, yay!  And had I been doing what it says (namely, ZERO to 1 cup cooked MAX of grains per week) for my sorry-state-of-affairs type (a.k.a., O non), I would have jettisoned the grains long ago...which, in fact, I did, and it rocked, but then I went back to my evil ways.  But if the weight loss continues apace this time (and, again, I do NOT expect any five pounds per week to continue...but just if the losing weight continues at all), I won't make the same mistake again.  It will finally be branded into my brain:  no grains for you!

Amazing how one's body responds to the BTD, especially if you actually do the diet as written *lol*.


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Note:  possibly interesting related factoid:

Since jettisoning the grains, my rosacea has been flaring a little.  I'm wondering if it is my body's way of releasing the "heat" of all those grains?  Does that make any sense whatsoever to anyone?  I'm thinking it is a good sign of detoxing!  The face gets flushed, red, and somehow heat disapates via the skin?

Not sure if I'm making any sense today, but whatever...it's all good  


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Well, it was shen I was being oh so good that my rosacea raised it's ugly head for the first time...right around the outer corner of my right eye ... I'd been on the diet rather compliantly for 6 months ... was that the heat coming out ???


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When you are talking about being grain free in your diet - does that mean ANY type of grains - or just the grains not suitable for your blood type?  Being an O myself and wife being an A should we not be eating any grains at all? I have been using Rye flour and eating 100% rye bread? I have been losing quite a bit of weight myself - should I not be eating even Rye bread or using rye flour? What about those rye biscuits?  Cheers everyone. Royce.





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Hi Royce,
you have to be grain free only if you realize you cannot really approach your weight goal.
Your A wife should eat just the mimimum portions for an A that is not so little. If she has health complaints wheat free or gluten free is better, but rice quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat are allowed or beneficial for As
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Hi Edna compliments ad go on ! brava
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