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Beouemom
Sunday, February 6, 2005, 2:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Just wondering this moring as I was fixing my breakfast.  I wonder if any one gets tired of the BTD.  I would have to say I do not get tired of it.  In fact is has allowed me to feel better than I had for a long time.  But then there was this nagging thought in the back of my mind. What do I get tired of?    Then it came to me.  I get tired of saying no to the avoids.  I am working with a group of kids now in a child care program and their snacks (not my choice) are graham crackers, Ritz crackers, animal crackers,  Whales, and Cherrioes. It would be so easy to just pop some in my mouth as they are eating their snack.   Another area is meeing with co workers for pot luck meals.  I bring the food I know I want to eat but the food others bring is sitting right there.   I find myself getting tired of saying no all the time.  That is what about the blood type diet that I get tired of.   Sometimes I will have a taste of the items but I find I do better when I just say no.  Especially the sugar.  One co worker aksed what foods I ate so she could  cook something I could eat too.  That was really nice of her.  
    How about the rest of you?  


Beouemom sounds like bay way mom and I think Colorado is a great place to live.  

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Yes, I hear you there.  I have just passed my fifth year mark on BTD.  You would think that people would have accepted me and my 'diet ' by now.  My husband is tired of the BTD.  He wants me to eat chicken and pork so he doesn't have to plan meals around me.  I tell him I can take care of myself when he wants to cook those things.  But I can still feel his consternation.  After all this time, you'd think he would just come on over to MY side!

Personally, I am not tired of the diet.  I love to eat beneficials and always look forward to when I can have them.  I do stray a bit here and there.  The consequences from the avoids always keeps me interested in BTD.


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I just find new recipes/new wacky substitutions whenever I get tired of the same old thing.  To be tired of it enough to want to eat avoids means I'd be tired enough to want to be sick.
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I get tired of talking to people about it who ask specific questions, but half way through my explanation I sense the total lack of interest or understanding on their part.

That s when I cut it short and change the subject gracefully, before making a total fool of myself!!!  

But as for me, I can t get tired of BTD!!!
It has become a 'way of life' for me.


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Tired of delicious foods that are good for me? Not so far...don't think it will ever happen.

Tired, disgusted, frustrated, and sometimes angry because of what is being passed off as food in my local groceries and restaurants and the medical baloney that is being shoved at us and our children - Yes!!! But that was even before the BTD was a part of my life.
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Occasionally I will wander a bit and eat something that is an avoid, however, I can't remember an entire meal of avoids since I began the BTD (except my grandson's birthday party at Pizza Hut).  Felt really lousy that night and the next day.  Most of the time I want to eat only those foods that are MY type.

I don't get  bored, but sometimes I get a bit frustrated trying to make substitutions so I can enjoy something similar to a pre-BTD food...like cheesy or creamy foods.


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never ever- ther's so much to discover at least- suuuuuuperrr !  
Chanur- I missed you for a while, you and your wild salmon cat- what happend if I may ask?
I know- dear I am too curieuse... hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiii(sorry)

reards to everybody from Isa

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Isa-Manuela: Don, a friend of my son, had a personal disaster last Friday in which he lost almost all of his worldly belongings. Since he is a student he has very little money. He also has no family so, he could not go to stay with relatives. For that reason most of last week was eaten up moving what little he does have left over to our place, cleaning it up, setting up a room for him, providing emotional support for him, and replacing as much of the stuff he needed right away that we could afford to. In addition to that mess, my husband and I of course also had to go to work.

Now that the dust is settling, it seems to be actually working out for the best. My son is finding out what it is like to have a sibling. Don is finding out what it's like to have a family. He is an O and has been enjoying my husband's roast and beef jerky rather than eating whatever came to hand in his apartment which means he is feeling better physically as well.

Thank you for asking where I have been, it is nice to know that I was missed. I have missed these boards, too.
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It can be challenging sometimes, but an emphatic no, I never get tired of it.  In fact, what amazes me is the opposite phenomenon:  The novelty, thrill, and gratitude of feeling satisfied, revitalized and healthy never wears off and only keeps deepening.


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I havent been dooign BTD for nearly as long as most but i find it a challenge especially at my age (23) and none of my friends understand and then they dotn want to understand even when they ask. I do enjoy this though, becuase i like to cook and i have tried foods that i never had before, or ate very rarely. An example is parsnips, ive never had them until last week and i really like them. Lamb was only eaten rarely and now i have it when i want.
I do think i feel better, like more clear headed and less stressed out (except a few times but its ok).
When i visit home, my mom thinks BTD is the hardest thing and i tell her dont make tomato, chicken or corn..the 3 basic most eaten things and she doesnt understand sometimes lol..thats my mom, but shes doing ok with my visits.
I was psyched to find out i was a B because cheese and dairy was so important to me and i was thinking, oh no i am going to be an O, no cheese...but then i did the test and yay.
I do sometimes eat avoids, but very rarely in my own home.
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         .......................................

for that help you gave... it is soooooooooooo important!!!!   sorry but I can't
stop        


-knuffich regards Isa
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To be truthful, yes I do get tired of the BTD or any diet! I just wish, I could eat what ever I wanted that was convienent and it would be healthy and nutritious for me. I tend to rebel against anyone telling what to do. However, there is nothing I can do about my weak constitution except, to accept the fact I have to work harder to stay healthy and the BTD helps me.

However....I still wish wheat and chocolate cake were healthy for me!!!!!!!!
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I've only done BTD for a little over a year, but I don't see myself getting tired of BTD.  I think the beauty of it is that the diet can be as simple or as complicated as you'd like it to be.  I tend to like things a little more complicated, so that I continually tinker with my program.  The new health library books, the website and new NAP products feed into that.  Yet if I'm not in the mood for tinkering with my diet, I can follow a simple template as outlined in my blog today called Healthy Weight Loss - The BTD Way.  I do wish for foods that are avoids, but I allow myself to have those, especially on holidays.  More and more I find that when I have those, they weren't really as good as I remembered.  Sometimes the side effects that I notice make them not worth it.  OK, time for a confession, I had chicken and dumplings at Grandy's over the Christmas break.  The were absolutely nasty, but I got that craving out of my system.  I am on a constant mission to find new foods and recipes to replace old favorites.  I can't say that potatoes were ever a favorite, but I discovered roasted root vegetables this weekend.  The parsnips, which I had never tried before were especially delicious.  That's just one example of the many new foods that I've found through BTD.


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When I get bored I go shopping for produce, find something I haven't tried before, and try it. Then the seasons change and it's all new again.

I do get frustrated with others' reactions to what I don't eat, and their unwillingness to try it for even a few days.  I am happy to report finding a few more "Noncommitted Believers" as I go along.  People who admit it's a great and healthy way to eat, but just aren't ready to jump in.  I have hope that they will someday.  I too was once a noncommitted believer.  I searched for the key, found the book on a shelf, then still took 4 months to begin to try it, then still fell away after seeing results...guess it's human nature.  At least my son will be more capable of sticking to it as he's growing up with healthy comfort foods and healthy reward foods.


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dan,
you really are 'something else'!!!   lol

a true example of 'where there s a will, there s a way!!''

good for you!


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I don't get tired with it per se.  But being simultaneously very poor right now, and having occasions as a guest in others' homes has made me frustrated with my growing intolerance to avoids.  I ate pasta with sausage (I have eaten pork products approximately 4 times in my life before this) and my eyes practically would not open the next day, and I was completely light headed.
I would like the food that I need to be healthy to be as cheap as bulk grains.
Sigh.
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I haven't yet. I have been bad sick for the last week but am feeling much better now. I feel though that I have to start branching out and seeing what else is out there for me. I'm eating the same things too much. Since I'm feeling much better. My skin feels so soft and blemish free. I intend to stick with this way of eating. I haven't lost much weight which is really what I need to do. But at least I am losing! I don't really have the sweet cravings I usually have. I think that is a defininate plus.  


Listen, this is what I think: I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include. Pere Henri (Chocolat)
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I am on my sixth year of the BTD lifestyle, and I am not bored or tired of it. It is simply a lifestyle for me. I do not have the mindset that this is an eating plan of foods that I can not eat; but rather, it has allowed me to experiment and try many new food items that I would have never tried. It is always exciting and a challenge to try a new vegetable, legume, or to experiment and modify recipes that are BTD compliant.

I value the fact that the BTD gives us a lot of responsibilty and ownership for our own health; we can choose to be moderately or highly compliant with our individual food choices on a daily basis.


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JJ i agree...it can be expensive which often is not a great thing. I am a student now, and trying to do this and my grocery bill went up a bit. I don't mind because i knwo i feel better than before, but sometimes its like....oh...no!
I have gotten in the habit of buying lots of turkey sausages when they are on sale or reduced for quick sale and throw them in the freezer, and comign from an italian family, we all rpetty much adopted the turkey sausages now instead of pork, so that was lucky.
I can't wait until spring, i will be visiting the Boston Farmers Market often. I used to get 3 eggplants for a dollar, 3 lbs of tomatos (ugh no longer), 3 pineapples for a dollar or whatver for a dollar. It is great and you can spend liek $5 and not be able to carry it home ont he subway cuz there is so much. One thing i remember, is my firend wanted like a handful of portabellos and the guy gave her the whole box, abotu 5 lbs for $5.  Its amazing, if you ever get the chance to go to any of these..you must. I also have to buy the generic store brand for a lot of things, but when i comapre ingredients etc, theyre basically the same, just cheaper.

I made it a really big habit now when friends are to come and eat at my home, to ask them what they like, dont like, what they crave etc so that i can plan a meal that they can/will eat, i wish everyone was like this!One of my friends from Brooklyn is coming, so i ask her what she woudl like since she cant eat dairy or fish, and i make sure to keep them pleased for the whole visit.
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I am a type A newbie to the BTD lifestyle.  I don't think I'll get tired of this diet.  I have been watching my diet for years anyway due to food allergies and various health problems.  

I think I can handle the diet fairly well when eating at home, but realize some avoids will probably slip into my diet when eating out or eating something that is mostly favorable but has one or two questionable ingredients.

So, I recently ordered Deflect for type A for myself and Deflect for type O to send to my sister.  

Has anyone tried the Deflect products?  Just wondered how well they work in offsetting some of the problems that might crop up when the occasional avoid slips into the diet?

Thanks,

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Quoted from NanC, posted Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 4:29pm at here

So, I recently ordered Deflect for type A for myself and Deflect for type O to send to my sister.

Has anyone tried the Deflect products? Just wondered how well they work in offsetting some of the problems that might crop up when the occasional avoid slips into the diet?


Hello NanC,

I just love Peter's description of Deflect:

"It's not a licence to kill"

I have been using deflect since ithad been launched, well, I take it once or twice a month under circumstances that are really out of my control. Other than that, I do my best not to deliberately eat an avoid accompanied by deflect.

Here's what deflect does (of course there may be more, but those are enough for me):

- It binds the lectins and helps them discharged without being glued to the digestive system, particularly intestinal walls,

- It helps detoxing body by attaching the lectins from prior nutrition, can help in cases of arthiritis and the like..

What it does not:

- Even if you take deflect while having an avoid for meal, depending on your level of sensitivity, your nose may secrete more mucus

- Again, your pulse may go up by 5 to ten counts.

- Remember deflect is for lectin damage. It won't help at all when A's or O's have milk or milk products. Also it won't help if an A has red meat, for these are to be avoided by other reasons although they do  not contain lectins

cheers,
Yaman


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For your information, I do not grow tired nor irritated by the same food I usually eat every day.. I am not a person who wants variation in her foods.
I eat tofu, tempe, and 'decorate' it with fish, rice, loads of veggies.
You know, my body signals that these foods are okay.. so no need to crave variation.
I know, sounds dull to some of you, but I feel great on my A-diet.
Of course I do take Deflect sometimes, even at home..
In restaurants I stand for my principles:
I always ask what is served next to the meat, fish or poultry.
There are always potatoes and no rice...   Then I tell them to forget about the potatoes and ask them with my sweetest smile possible   to give me double portion of veggies and more salad... As long as you tell this in a nice, quiet way with a big smile face on your face, meanwhile stating what a nice restaurant and great personnel they have, this ALWAYS works.... When I leave the place I always thank the cook and servant waiting on me thanking them for their care...  Hey, it is soo easy to have the food I want.... and meanwhile I talk about the BTD to persons interested....  
Key for me is: be nice to the waiters   and they wait nicely on you...

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To Yaman:

Thanks very much for the information on the Deflect products!

Regards,
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 Hi, I am responding the being tired of the BTD. I am not sure if I am tired of this way of eating (it is not a weight loss diet for me) or what is up. For the last couple of weeks (3 or 4) I have been feeling like I am never full. Nothing I have tried (and I have tried many many things even as far as eating some avoids) has worked to may me feel like I am satisfied. It is really frustrating. All I can think of is maybe I am not eating enough red meat, but I eat it almost daily. The other thought I had was I do crave food with more texture to it. I only eat mostly raw fruits and veggies, nuts, meats and no grains. I follow the BTD suggestions for exercise and supplements pretty closely.
  My meals usually consist of mostly beneficials and I do not limit my portions too much. Along with this food dilemma I have not had solid poop for the entire time and my gums are a little tender. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!


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