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Alix
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 2:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi everybody,  

I am French and writting from France where we have an excellent website and its forum on the BTD.

This is my testimonial. I am O secretor.

In August 2004, thanks to the Dr. D’Adamo’s book, I decided to try this diet, only to see.

It has not been very difficult for me, as I was already used, for the last ten years, to trying successively different types of diets to try to get rid of two main problems : a 20 years old intense fatigue –very disabling- and digestive problems. Finally,  I followed a doctor’s advice and ate according to the Mediterranean food (Cretan diet) which was pleasant and easy for me, since I am living in the south of France near the Mediterranean sea ; but my problems were still not resolved. I understood why afterwards, especially when I remember my breakfasts (orange, milk, bread…)

I am a 51 year-old woman, and I have to say that I did not need to lose weight (1.59 m –5.21 feet- for 47 kilos –103 pounds- before beginning the BTD, so I was really slim).  At that time, I was resigned and with no more hope of finding a solution to my problems ; it was a low period for me. I saw several doctors. They were unable to help me and none of them asked me about what I was eating.

Instead of complaining about my health problems, I prefer now to list all the important changes that happened very rapidly and in a short and longer-term.

. very rapidly, after some days, I got a  real improvement in the digestive problems, then a total regulation of the digestion. Being very fragile for that, I feel very quickly if a food is good for me or not. Some food in the list for the O are not good for me, even if they are beneficials (family of the cabbages….) or neutral (apples, pears…). I have suppressed them. Each one is different and I take it into account.

. 2 months later : the intense fatigue had gone away. I felt alive again. I was not thinking about a link with my diet, except when, by mistake,  I ate again an avoid food, with its consequences… I decided to wait ; time would able me to check.

. 6 months later : rheumatic pains (shoulder, elbow and wrist), settled for years and very disabling (waking me up in the night, needing 2 or 3 hours every morning to stretch my rusted fingers) have gone away.

. 9 months later : I realized that I had no more PMS problems

. I have lost 2 kilos –4.40 pounds- at the right places and  without wanting it. My figure has changed : I have kept the muscle mass and have lost 2 cm  (waist) and 3 cm (hips).

. For the past  ten years, I was focused on the calories ; I was a real pro ! I have now finished with that. I check my weight only once a month (the scale is in the attic now). I am no more craving for sugar.

. The best : I keep my spirits up, even in case of big stress. I feel calm and stable

. 7 months later : I have found on internet the French website and its forum created by Isa and I enjoy it ; everyone (regular members and guests) can find there a lot of very good informations and advices. It is a very friendly site.
Thank you, Isa, for your work and your energy, and thank you to the members.
Thanks to you, I do not feel alone anymore with this diet. Yes, it is not easy to speak about this diet with people who have never heard about it.

The French website
http://members.fortunecity.com/avmedia/

Its forum
http://84260.aceboard.fr/index.php?login=84260&rub#

The page with my testimonial in French and others.
http://84260.aceboard.fr/84260-881-0-TEMOIGNAGES-SUCCES-RESULTATS.htm


That’s  it !  I have now got used to that diet and I would not change anything !
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Sunday, September 18, 2005, 2:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Alix
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 2:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Bonjour Mike

Vous auriez pû dire que vous parlez français ! je n'aurais pas eu besoin de traduire  

A bientôt
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Alia Vo
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 3:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Alix,

Great testimonial--what a encouraging story for all of us--both new and old-timers.

Much continued health and happiness to you.



Alia


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Don
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 3:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you for sharing your great testimonial.

By the way your english is very good!


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ISA-MANUELA
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 5:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Alix, please give me a fav.; I just tried to get connected via Switzerland for this french site... can you verify it please....
oups... another Isa.... mais c'est elle = la Belle
ami-bibi est Isa-M. =
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Alix
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 5:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Isa-Manuela,

I cannot check if your name appears as a visitor on the French forum if you are not a member. Non-members appear as "unknown". You should register first.
Can't you get connected directly through this address :
http://84260.aceboard.fr/index.php?login=84260&rub

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ISA-MANUELA
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 6:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Alix, thats' what I tried and then alltimes is that super word appearing:
this key is not valid... bla...bla....bla- I've got the mail for inscription and everytime when
I press onto the button for inscription this famous sentence comes up =  
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Alix
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 6:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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The address given above is the forum address.
Try via the website address :
http://members.fortunecity.com/avmedia/

On the first page of it, you have a link to the forum.
I hope that it works.
Tell me.


I am not a specialist at all. But I have just tried through google.
http://www.google.co.uk/
or http://www.google.fr/
or http://www.google.com/

You search for "forum bellevitalite.com" and you should get it.
Good luck.

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ISA-MANUELA
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 8:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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thank you for your kind help.... as usual I am the *suppa-crack*...
and I give up for today  
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alix,
thanks for sharing with all of us!! )


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Monday, September 19, 2005, 12:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Felicitations,Alix!  Merci pour avoir partage votre histoire!  


8 feb 2008:Weight Loss on GTD so far (without trying): 4 kilos (about 8 lbs - half a stone)
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Felicitations!


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." - Mark Twain

I'm a Hunter (Geno Type), lead me to the sabre-toothed tigers!
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ISA-MANUELA
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ooooaaa... tous le bunch who parles franzus    
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Monday, September 19, 2005, 1:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hey Mike!

You are awesome, you talk english, german and now French as well
I did not know that!! You are allround..

Alix: Please give me the key to getting on this message board as well.
J'ai essayé plusieurs fois d'entrer le forum.. Dommage, mon mot de passe n'est pas valide.... Qu'est-ce-qu'il me faut faire pour participer le forum??

Merci en avance!!

Salutations de Hollande

Cocky  
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Alix
Monday, September 19, 2005, 8:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi,
I am sorry but I do not understand very well .
I clicked on  the different addresses given hereabove and it works.
You can visit the forum without being registered. If you want to write a message, you have to register ; so you click on "inscription" and you write the required informations (the * data are compulsory).
Tell me


Isa-Manuela and Cocky
To check once again, I have just registered........my husband . Everything works. He received immediately an e-mail to confirm his registration, on which e-mail he had to click on a link to confirm his registration.
Hope it works for you.
Good night

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ISA-MANUELA
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salut Alix,
is it possible that it won't work because only french citizen may be accepted???
because even with the famous registration the sentence will appear.... iiirx
and thatswhy I gave up..... oupsthzzzz

multi mercis d'avence  
amicalement yours-votre etc Isa  
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Alix, what an uplifting and encouraging testimonial! So lovely to read!

Congratulations on you success and good luck to you in the future!

<---- sophisticated Frensh kiss on the cheek!

Poly


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Alix
Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 7:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi everybody,

Thank you very, very much for all these messages. It is so amazing to have "web-crossed" the ocean and found these nice followers

Sorry for those who can't get connected to the French website ; perhaps a problem with the server. I am investigating with our administrator Isa-la-Belle.

Bye
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por todos y todas
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jamielor
Saturday, October 1, 2005, 6:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Alix, can you post for us an average daily menu of what you eat for breakfast lunch dinner etc.
You are about my height and weight and I have also had lots of stomach and digestive problems my whole life that I am looking to cure.
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Alix
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Hi Jamielor,

My breakfasts :

- a cup of chicory
- a toast of essene bread with very little butter (or rice cakes, or small spelt breads, or buckwheat toasts to change)
- home made  jam (I have non treated figs, abricots, raspberries in my garden !) or home made jelly of wine (without alcohol and made from an organic wine from the French Corbières) or honey.
- organic nuts (3)  and almonds (around 12)

The  lunch :

- usually home cooked vegetables :“ratatouille” ( made from onion, tomatoe, zucchini and eggplant) , or sautéed sweet potatoes, or artichoke, or asparagus in season, or red pepper ; sometimes salad of different vegetables (carrot, beet, scarole, romaine, fennel… but more in summer)
To cook them, I use olive oil and a lot of  spices (curcuma, ginger, curry, cinnamon, parsley…)
The "vinaigrette" is made with organic olive oil and cider vinegar
- beef, chicken, guinea-fowl, duck,  fish or egg
- one or two rice cakes
- nuts, almonds (both organic) and a season fruit (at present figs from the garden and grape)

Often an afternoon break with a cup of chicory and a rice or spelt or buckwheat toast with a teaspoon of jam and some almonds.  In that case, I suppress the almonds and nuts at the end of the dinner.

The dinner

- again vegetables like for the lunch
- some organic rice, or spelt or kamut pasta or quinoa cooked in water + spices
- a small leftover of  proteins from the lunch
- nuts, almonds and a fruit or, from time to time -especially in winter- buckwheat pancakes.

Sometimes, I cook special meals and I use my old receipes which I adapt to the BTD. Today, I cooked a “cassoulet”. It is always cooked with pork, and duck confit. I suppressed the pork and it was wonderful, much lighter.
At the moment, I enjoy cooking “tajines”.

I love cheese, of course, but they do not like me, even the goat cheese. What a pity.
I like all the cabbages but they do not like me
I never drink during the meals (I feel bloated!), but water and sometimes pineapple juice (or pink grapefruit or grape juice, always without sugar) in between.
I never buy already cooked meals. The vegetables and the fishes are always fresh, never frozen. I buy the meat direct from a farm. The eggs are organic.
As soon as a food is not good for me, I feel it and I suppress it.

I find all that very satisfying and tasty. I must say that I like cooking. We still have very good local products on our markets.

I hope that it will help you.


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ouuu what did my little red early morning es saw: Corbière ...= sooo yummi  
and ratatouille and...and..and... so far we do also french ,better said mediterranian cookings but whithout any alc. stuff, isn't there a song about *cassoulet* .........
did ya got some news why we couldn't enter the french site ? Thanks in advance
tr.y. isa
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Alix
Sunday, October 2, 2005, 9:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Isa-Manuela

You seem to wake up very early oh la la ! not for me
But yes, Mediterranean cooking, "BTD gravy", is wonderful and I live in the heart of the Corbières vineyard. Lucky me   I do not know the song you are speaking about

As far as the French site is concerned, I do not understand. I have checked all the possibilities given above (direct addresses or via google.fr or co.uk. or com) and it works   I am  still investigating. Perhaps some technical expert can help


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