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Jane
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Hi Valerie,
I think you'll discover that this way of life is the best gift you can give yourself!  I've been a firm believer for about 10 years and although there are times when I still stuggle, I know that it's the best decision I ever made in terms of my health.  I found the BTD after being diagnosed with colitis and having had a near total thyroidectomy for a small thyroid cancer and a parathyroidectomy for a benign tumor.  
Welcome!  You'll find a real home here.  We support each other in many many different ways!
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Hi everyone, my name is Valerie and I am just starting the BTD today(6-23-07)

 ValeRIE, ValeRAH, ValeRIE, ValeRAH, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!  

 WELCOME, Valerie!!!
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I just read the first book. I have read some articles on here. I am so excited! Who would of thought your blood type had anything to do with how your body reacts to food, how you feel and how you lose weight? That is amazing. This is a true eye opener for me.    I am an O. I just turned 40. I am 5"4", 255lbs. I weigh more now than I have ever weighed in my life. I have tried to lose weight for years. Nothing has worked. I ache and hurt everywhere. I have migraine headaches. I have low blood sugar spells pretty regularly. I sleep every minute I can because I am exhauseted. I have no energy. I cry for no reason. My hands and arms fall a sleep during the day and especially when I sleep. I went to the doctor last year and had a complete physical. My cholestrol is 264 but that is all they found wrong.  They said I was depressed and put me on antidepressants and wanted to put me on cholestrol medicine. I said no to the cholestrol medicine. I went off of the Lexapro after a few months and went to counseling for 6 months. I have spent a lot of money and I feel exactly the same. I am so excited about the BTD! It gives me great hope!  

I'm excited for you because I know from experience that this diet is going to help you so much with everything you discussed in your post.  Welcome again, and keep us posted on how things are going!


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I am very shocked about the no wheat, since everywhere you look and hear, they say how good it is for you.

The thing is that wheat and corn are America's biggest crops and very cheap to produce.  Therefore, "they" (i.e., the big agribusiness giant corporations) try to inject, infuse, sneak, and otherwise place one or both of them into basically EVERYTHING on store shelves.  They also go to great lengths via advertising, lobbying the USDA, etc., to convince us just how good these things are for us (not!).  By the way, if you see anything with the ingredient "fructose", that is really CORN syrup, even though one would logically assume it is fruit sugar *sigh*.  One of the biggest lessons a newbie must learn is to always, always, always read the small print on every ingredient label on products you are considering purchasing.  It is really eye-opening and infuriating just how omnipresent wheat and corn are.  Corn syrup and wheat are inserted into the most non-obvious things, everything from deli luncheon meats to imitation crab meat to dried cherries to dry-roasted seeds and nuts.  Again, reading labels is your best and most effective defense against this barrage of anti-O ingredients by our friends at Con-Agra, et al.

Most of us go through an initial period of SHOCK    at how pervasive these ingredients are, and an initial feeling of, wow, it is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid these things!  But it truly gets easier as you go along.  You will learn how to avoid the landmines.  No worries, mate!  Welcome again!



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Hi Valerie -
Welcome, and thanks so much for your honesty.

I was so relieved when I found out that seltzer water was beneficial.  I just love it - especially during the summer months.  I used to mix it with Knudsen Just Black Cherry Juice.  I also like it sometimes mixed with apple juice.  I usually  drink the lime flavored seltzer just plain.  It is so refreshing.  A few months ago Costco carried two new juices by Welch's:  White Grape Cherry and White Grape Mango.  They don't have fructose, and they were delicious.  

I used this recipe for a coffee substitute:  http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor.cgi?460 until my craving for coffee went away.  I rarely need to have it any more, but it satisfied my need.  

Another coffee substitute is roasted organic chicory root dissolved in hot water.

Your enthusiasm will motivate many of us.

Thanks

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Thanks for all the great ideas to help with the headaches and food withdrawls.  I am struggling and this is really hard to change my old ways of eating and living. Thank-You Peppermint Twist for your insight on the hidden corn, wheat and sugar. I never read labels before. Thank-You to all who have giving me other helpful websights and their testimonials to read. Thanks!!! for all the ideas to help. I have never belonged to a forum and this is awsome. We have free soda at work. I know when I drink it all day, I feel terrible. I work 10 hour shifts. I have found exercise or walking are too hard on the days I work. I went for a walk yesterday and I went into a low blood sugar spell before I got home. My feet hurt so bad, especially when I wake up. I will not give up. I want better health. I am reading the Live Right 4 Your Type book. Its amazing how this information fits my blood type. I am bored to tears with pilates. With, aroebics I felt energized and I could keep going forever. (which I can not do at this point) I started to take a Multivitamin, and calcium.
I did not eat much protein. I really have to remind myself to eat meat.
                                                                      Thank-You everyone so much,
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thanks for the faux coffee recipe!


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Quoted from Valerie
Thanks for all the great ideas to help with the headaches and food withdrawls.  I am struggling and this is really hard to change my old ways of eating and living. Thank-You Peppermint Twist for your insight on the hidden corn, wheat and sugar. I never read labels before.

Well, then this is going to be really eye-opening and somewhat infuriating to you when you first start realizing just how pervasive wheat and corn (particularly corn syrup/"fructose") are in our food supply.  Just know that, if at any point you feel overwhelmed by it and feel like "Well, is there anything I CAN eat?!", you are not alone, we've all gone through that.  But the really great news is that YES, there IS so much you can eat, and so many alternatives to specific avoids that you might feel at first that you can't live without.

About the free soda at work, that would be tempting and hard to avoid, so is there any way you could schleppe in a big 2-liter plastic bottle of plain seltzer water to work and keep it at your desk or workstation?  After a while on this diet, you realize how bizarrely UN-thirst-quenching corn-syrup-laden sodas are.  They are more like rich desserts than they are like beverages.   I love my plain seltzer water!  You can add a dash of lemon or lime (yum, my fave!) to it for a real thirst-quenching, vitamin-C-infused treat.  And, of course, you can add all sorts of juices and 100% fruit concentrate syrups (available at most health food stores) to it for yummy homemade sodas, such as pineapple, black or red tart cherry, concord grape, elderberry, etc.  Your imagination is the limit!!!  And these sodas are actually beneficial, too!
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Thank-You to all who have giving me other helpful websights and their testimonials to read. Thanks!!! for all the ideas to help. I have never belonged to a forum and this is awsome.

This is the first forum I ever belonged to and it is still my favorite by far.  Actually, it is the very first web site of any kind  I came to.  The minute I got on the net, I was like, ooooooh, Eat Right for Your Type has a web site, I have to find it!  I find that this forum and the people on it are the most helpful, fabu people in the universe, yay!


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I read that a type O should not drink lemon water with chorophyll. I bought Kyo-Green. Is Barley and wheat grass alfalfa? Should I avoid this product, since I am an O? I am struggling with food choices. I am bad. I am still drinking pop. It is very hard to change your eating habits when everyone around you is eating the same and enjoying themselves.  I enjoy food so much and everyone is happy when they eat. This is probaly the most hardest thing. Food makes me happy and content until after I see what and how much I have consumed. I also feel yucky physically and mentally. The 4th will be hard with the family get together. To be honest, there will not be anything that I can eat. All my old ways of cooking have avoids like crazy, (corn syrup, wheat, sugar, flour, potatoes, corn, lots of no nos). I went to the store tonight craving corn, weird. It is no fun eating now. I am frustrated with how to cook this new way. How do you cook with no marshmallows and cool whip and green bean casserole with no mushroom soup. I went to the health food store. I bought some products. To be very honest, it is just not the same. I also have noticed that it takes me so much more time to prepare a meal. I know it will be worth it in the long run. I will be so thankful, but right now I am having a real hard time with change and missing my old eating habits. How do I get past this? Will I always crave the old food? My life and health depends on this change for the better.              Help,
                                                                      Valerie
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it is a vicious circle which needs to end......
the more beneficials you add the better you will begin to feel, until those avoids just do not taste the same to you and you choose health over one size fit all recipes and lifestyle.

it is a process, but I can tell you are getting the idea pretty clear!
keep asking questions we are all in the same boat!


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Quoted from Valerie
I read that a type O should not drink lemon water with chorophyll. I bought Kyo-Green. Is Barley and wheat grass alfalfa? Should I avoid this product, since I am an O?

I have never heard that any type should not drink lemon water with chlorophyll.
Just be careful about the source of the chlorophyll. It is frequently sourced from alfalfa, which is a type O avoid.

Wheat grass and barley grass are OK. They do not contain the problematic lectin.
Quoted from BTD FAQ - What about "wheatgrass"?
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The sprouting of wheat into wheat grass destroys the lectin that is problematic in wheat. Sprouting also beneficially changes the nutrient profile of this grain, resulting in a nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich superfood. Because of these factors, I consider wheat grass to be an excellent addition to the diet for all blood types. As far as an amount, use your own judgement. Because of the concentrated nature of this food, a little goes a long way, so if you have not enjoyed wheat grass juice before, start with a smaller amount.


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For the 4th of July eating problem, if it's not too late, concentrate on the protein. Let's hope they have chicken, fish (most are OK?), steaks or hamburgers.
If it's hot dogs, ouch!
I finally found some great hot dogs at Whole Foods. I think the brand is Applegate Farms. They have turkey, beef, & maybe chicken ones. The may be $5 a pack, but I can pig out on hot dogs for the first time in decades!
When eating out, I go ahead & have potatoes often because there is not much out there that hasn't been tampered with (corn, wheat, sugars, etc.).
The much maligned food of the bygone years is actually better than some of the junk they foist on us as 'healthy.' I probably could eat relatively compliant in a 1950s type diner--meat, veggies, real butter, etc.  I think they served 'blue plate specials' which were real meals. Skip the bread & potatoes (unless you cheat like me with potatoes).
Have a great holiday & remember we still have the freedom to disagree & complain about food.  Let's watch that our politicians don't take that freedom away from us.
The same goes for vaccines, home births, etc.
God Bless America in spite of our shortcomings!
S S & L,
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MoDon - Thanks for the info about wheat grass.  I did not know this and may sample it some day.

Valerie -  I don't know what is right for you, but maybe you could start with tiny manageable goals you can achieve.  Example:  set a goal - get yourself a nice water bottle - one you can take to work - one that appeals to you.  Set a goal you can achieve, such as "Next week (or next month or next year - or whatever) I am going to drink my own water instead of soda on Monday, July 16."  Whatever date you pick, take your own water on that day and drink it instead of soda.

Once you achieve that goal, you can pick another date or choose another small goal.  Be very realistic with yourself - don't lie to yourself.  But make your goals manageable, realistic and easy - even add an element of fun to them.

I used to go to the water store and buy a card for 100 gallons of water because it was cheaper.  Then when my bottles were getting empty, I'd go fill them and carry water in a small drinking bottle when going out.  I also found some quart glass at the 99 Cent Store and would fill them with water for the counter or refrigerator.  Now I have a wonderful water system in my kitchen, and I love it.  My goals for water took many years to develop.  My body usually starts telling me what to do now.  Then I don't have to be confused.

Well, Valerie, if you fell on the 4th, I fell right with you.  Last Saturday, I went to a big bar-b-que with 300 others.  We had bar-b-que tri tip (I'm sure someone poured the pepper on), Santa Maria poquito (?not sure if compliant) chili beans (probably had Suzie-Q's seasoning with loads of pepper), one half ear of sweet corn, two pieces of non-compliant garlic bread, salad with ranch dressing, and two pieces of cake for dessert.  I loved  the food going down, but the next day I had at least 5 spontaneous nose bleeds, then every day and night since then more nose bleeds.

Did I stop?  NO.  Today I went to another bar-b-que at the park.  Because I had a bad nose bleed this morning, I thought I was going to be good, but I wasn't.  I had chicken (probably with pepper), potato chips, dips, salsa, corn chips, beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, cake, whatever was there.  There were hundreds of friends at the park - the weather was supposed to be in the 90s and 100s, but some cooling fog came in yesterday.  The weather was beautiful - in fact it was sunny and perfect, the food was shaded, and we all had a wonderful time.  

We all had a good laugh when one of the women at the picnic walked in wearing a tan T-shirt with what some of us thought was a cute saying and picture.  The woman was a Native-American.  The T-shirt was tan.  On the top in big letters, it said, "Homeland Security."  Below that there was a row of about 10 Indian chiefs with feathered headdresses, sitting on horseback with large spears.  Beneath the chiefs, the saying read "Fighting Terrorism Since 1492."  The lady wearing it said she picked it up in Wyoming while on vacation.

I sometimes have a few days of Alzheimers when I'm non-compliant.    Maybe some day I'll get there, but it sure didn't happen this weekend.  I may whine tonight and the next few days, but I enjoyed the day with my friends.

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Hi Valerie, welcome and here's a little story about club soda (or seltzer water).

My husband is a Type O and he was sick in bed.  You know an O is very sick if they go to bed during the day because healthy O's love to move (which you can be soon).  I took him a glass of club soda, he drank it and about a half hour later he hopped out of bed and got busy!!  It surprised even me!  But remember that the beneficial foods act like MEDICINE.  So take your medicine to get well.

If you get free sodas at work, there must be a button on that machine where you can get just the bubbly water (which is the club soda--same thing).  I know because I've requested club soda and that is how they get it for me.  Just the plain bubbly water will make you feel good.   Be thankful you are an O and you can have bubbles!!!
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If you really need a "normal" (sic) meal, make some spaghetti with tinkyada rice pasta....its a neutral...use plenty of grassfed beef in the sauce, and maybe a bit of pecorino (sheep) cheese on top. and don't forget the salad.
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Hi everyone,
I have been cheating and slacking. (bad girl), anyway, lol Monday I got down to business. A lady I worked with said lets do it. I was telling her all about this BTD. We started together. It is a lot of fun doing it with someone. I have been following the BTD diet faithfully for 5 days. The best news is I am off the pop. Yesterday was a hard day, but I made it. I started a low blood sugar and was craving the junk food. I did what Lola said and eat protein. I was amazed, it worked. I felt fine afterwards. I am going to start walking tonight. I have worked all week 10 hr. shifts and it is hard to walk, because my feet hurt so bad. All the advice and help from you guys sinked in my head and I am on the road of great health now. I already feel better. Oh, and the best news is I am changing jobs. Yeah!!!  I will not be around food all day. I am so motivated and excited. I am not starving either. I eat great. I went to a Natural Health Store and bought food, and vitamins. I also bought the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type Cookbook. I just want to say a great big thank-you to all of you on here. When I was struggling, I kept on thinking about what everyone was telling me on here and everyone is so informational, I hope one day I will be able to help someone.  It finally kicked in and there is no stopping me now. Hurray!!!! I truly believe this is the answer.
                                                                                     Valerie                                            
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Yeeeeayyyy Valerie...so glad to hear that you are on the right track and changing jobs so that you will not be near food.  Just remember to carry those snacks with you when that O stomach gets agoing.   After having worked 10 hour shifts have a nice epsom salts bath.  Make sure your tub is clean so that the bath will work properly.  What time do you work in the mornings?  I find it best to get my O exercise in the mornings...although not always possible.  It helps me, along with eating red meat and greens for breakfast, to have a really great day.  

Glad to see you got someone else on this way of life also.  Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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it will only get better!!


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Well, Here is an update on my progress. I am doing absolutely wonderful. It has been two weeks. I have been totally faithful. I feel so much better. My friend is doing wonderful also.  She feels so much better. I started to excercise alittle. I do not enjoy it, but I feel better afterwards. I will continue to do more excercise. I have added a probotic and a digestive enzyme to my vitamins. I am not hungry like crazy anymore. I do not even think about pop. I am so happy. Thank-You!!!!! Thank-You!!!! to everyone. I truly am totally excited.
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good to Know!
keep up the good work!


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Hi Valerie!  

I'm a type O and have only been doing this diet for only 4 months now, so I'm still pretty new to it, too.  I had a lot of the same struggles you did at the start, I really empathize.  It's tough to give up old eating habits.  And it's real tough to break the sugar cravings!  

Like you, I've used Lola's eat-protein-instead-of-sweets trick to good effect.  Now when I crave a candy bar, I get something proteiny or fatty or both (like a handful of nuts) and the craving disappears.  It's nearly miraculous, isn't it?  

Just want you to know that you're not alone in feeling like exercise is an unwanted chore.  I'm a lot the same way.  But I'm also hopeful.  Let me explain:  2 years ago my husband took up running and nagged me into joining him.  Eventually I ended up running without him because he kept getting injuries.  Then, several months into my running routine, a funny thing happened :  I started to crave it.  The exercise.  The running.  The wind in my face.  My body would start to rev up every day and I couldn't help but think, Wow, I can't wait to run!  It was a completely new experience for me.  I'd heard of people really liking to exercise, but I'd never really understood why.  I have a friend who says exercising is plain hateful, and she'd rather sit on the sofa and read a good book.  Well, I was the same way - until I wasn't.  It was so weird, and kind of exhilarating.  I actually looked forward to working out every day and would feel absolutely terrific afterward.  

Am I like that now?  No.  Not yet, at least.  But I anticipate it.  In the intervening two years, I spent a lot of time getting sick and recovering only to get sick again, which would bump me off my running schedule, and I ended up losing that lovely exercise-craving benefit I'd experienced - guess that was endorphins or something - and I would have to re-start my running program so often that it became a sore point with me.  Very frustrating to build up your miles, then have to start from scratch again.  More than once.  

So now, because of the BTD, I'm forcing myself to run all the time.  Plus I'm running more frequently than I did two years ago.  I haven't had to quit yet because of illness because the BTD is keeping me healthy (yay!), and, I think the protocols are helping (when I need them).  And I am so looking forward to the time that my body says, "Okay, take me out for a run now!"  

Valerie, you are so brave, so teachable, so willing to be led in the right direction, even if that's not where you ever thought you'd go.  You have a lot to be proud of.  And I believe exercising will get better for you.  It did for me, and I believe it will only get better from here.
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Wow dragonsgold5!!!!! That is one of the most motivating posts I have read. Thank-You so much. I really hope I learn to love excercise. You have no idea how much I hate and dread it. I alwasys feel better afterwards, it is just the getting stated. I am doing really well on this diet, once I made my mind up. The first couple of weeks I did not do so well. The more and more I read on here and all the wonderful support and help I received on here is the key. I do have some strong moments of craving the old food. That is when I get hungry, so I do what Lola said and eat protein. I want to learn as much as I can, so I can succeed at this. I have failed at eveything else I have tried to lose weight. It is not only about the weight. It is feeling overall good. I have had too many days that I drag and only want to sleep. I do not feel that way even after only two weeks. I am very excited about everything. The strangest thing is it really clicks with your body. I am amazed that how the avoids really make you feel yucky. They do!!!!!!!!Wow!!!!! I started taking feverfew for my headaches, which I rarely get now. It does help. Keep up the great work to everyone.
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and don t forget to drink your water, before the protein!!!
our 'body's many cries for water'........cravings is one of them!
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O.K. Lola thanks.
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Hi everyone,
This is my one month update. I will say, honestly, I miss eating my old way almost all of the time still. I do not know if that will get better. I have many feelings of its not fair, being left out, and just plain feeling deprived. I found great joy in eating junk food. It used to be fun to eat out. That is what people do for fun. No popcorn at the movies (bummer). I love popcorn. I miss potatoes so much. I plain just miss eating all that bad stuff. They sure make preservatives and chemicals taste good. I have some pretty hard days. I am cooking healthier and I get a lot static and humor with it from my family.  I walk everyday. I started my new job and its nice to not be around food and pop all the time. I truly feel so much better and I know that it is all worth it. That is the only thing that gets me through. I have had a great success in weight loss and I look better. All the puffiness, and bloatness is gone. I don't have aches and pains like I did. The headaches are gone. It is all great, but wow! Anyway, I will keep at it, no pain, no gain lol
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