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Jettsrus
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 1:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Good morning,

    My husband and I have both started the journey of BTD, as of two weeks ago.  Its been quite the transition for me, due to my improper snacking habits, and lack of my fav dairy-(I'm an O and my husband is a B.)

    The main reason we started this, was to rid my body of all the medication i take-I have high BP, cholesterol, and I take daily meds for migraines-AND to help us shed the weight we have both gained over the past 23 yrs.  

     I'm grateful for this blog, I did a bit of reading last night, lots of help here. ( which this noobie needs badly)  I need to find an emergency substitution section, like can i sub almond milk for rice milk in pankcakes?  

Thanks to everyone here, have a great day
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Yes, you can substitute the almond milk for rice milk in pancakes, but the recommendation is that you make your own almond or rice milk.  Too many additives in the commercially prepared almond or rice milks.  I have looked everywhere for one that doesn't have all the junk and can't find it.

Also, as an O, pancakes might not be the best choice for you, particularly if you are trying to lose weight.  Eggs with veggies are a better breakfast for an O or last night's leftovers.  I have learned to drastically limit my carbs, which helps with my hypoglycemia.  Protein is your friend!!!

Best of luck on the diet and welcome to the forum!


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You may find yourself subbing frequently to stay compliant. If a recipe calls for a liquid, you can easily sub for something that is on your list.

For savory liquids and broths, sub veggie or beef broth for chicken since your husband is a "B."

You can easily replace your unhealthy snacking habits with healthy snacks. There are so many ideas: trail mix, rice cake with nut butters, smoothies, etc.

Lisa


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Welcome!
O's need meat in the morning.  A nice beef or buffalo burger pattie works great for a breakfast starter.
Another pattie an hour or two later should get you by until lunch.  Eggs and beef or turkey bacon and eggs work good too.

Eat up!!


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Pancakes you say??? they taste like stale bread to me.. at least one food I could give  up easy.. as O

someone once typed

KEEP YOUR BRAIN say no to grain.. something like it..

good advice if you wan't to lose that weight.. you will .. cheat with fruit if you must.. make carrot juice .. make green drinks if you can.. it's all medicine for your heart.. and BP means your heart is suffering already.. even a pill a day is no CURE ..it just keeps you going ..

nuts are good.. walnuts where better for me - better yet-  pumkinseeds..

how are you doing with coffee?  some people suffer by their liver not being able to digest the beans in O's .. so the liver has to work over time.. and then it bothers the heart to work harder.....
I switched to hot choc made ithe pure coca on hot water.. took away my cravings..  

the O in you needs to eat.. like they say above, the B in husb is different .. keep different food pantry shelves.. so he can reach for good for him foods and you for yours.. makes life much easier..

welcome to here..  


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saying no to grains is one of the best bits of advice you can get as an O.

it helps to have eggs, meat for breakfast too.  pancakes should be rare poison/treat.


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Quoted from PCUK-Positive
pancakes should be rare poison/treat.


I don't think I'll ever accept any "treats" from Policychecker


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lol i'm trying to stop myself and perhaps others of thinking of avoid foods as treats

NOT easy lol


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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     Thanks for all the wonderful advise!!  What I did fail to mention is that I am trying to bring my kids on board, and that the pancakes are were for them   I hear you loud and clear about the grains. I'm still eating grains, but its Ezekiel and Manna bread -lots for me to change, I can do it!!

     Getting off the coffee has been absolutley no problem. (thank you God) My husband and I have become happy green tea drinkers for the morning-Finding other drinks w/o all the junk it, has been impossible here.  I told my husband we may have to invest in a juicer.  

     I have a 2 hour commute daily and made some spicy walnuts for my commute.  It's darn near impossible to get a snack in during my day until my drive home, so thats when I squeeze it in.
I'm getting ready to make the roast beef for the week of lunch meat-Trying to prepare for the week, so my brain and hands dont wander where they shouldn't  
  
     Thanks so much to all who gave their feeback, I'm very grateful to you-Have a great day
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Sounds like it's going well   If you do want some pancakes for yourself try using nutmeal to make them.  I've made loafs of bread and biscuits using zero grain/flour.  almond, pecan, and flax meals work the best.  http://www.elanaspantry.com/ has some good gluten free bread recipes.


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Quoted from PCUK-Positive
lol i'm trying to stop myself and perhaps others of thinking of avoid foods as treats

NOT easy lol
I read that, for helping kids eat healthy, it's a good idea to eliminate food "treats" and use other things as treats (a toy, outing, movie, etc.)  I bet it works for adults, too.
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Good morning,

    My husband and I have both started the journey of BTD, as of two weeks ago.  Its been quite the transition for me, due to my improper snacking habits, and lack of my fav dairy-(I'm an O and my husband is a B.)

    The main reason we started this, was to rid my body of all the medication i take-I have high BP, cholesterol, and I take daily meds for migraines-AND to help us shed the weight we have both gained over the past 23 yrs.  

     I'm grateful for this blog, I did a bit of reading last night, lots of help here. ( which this noobie needs badly)  I need to find an emergency substitution section, like can i sub almond milk for rice milk in pankcakes?  

Thanks to everyone here, have a great day

Hi, and WELCOME, Jettsrus!  I think you and your husband will be thrilled with the results you get from this awesome, powerful diet.  By tailoring our food to our genetic hard-wiring, we minimize our bodies' inherent weakness and maximize their strengths.  In short, it rocks.  I firmly believe, based on my own experience and 12 years (!) of being in this cybercommunity, that ALL of the issues you listed above will be greatly helped by eating right for your type.  I have personally lost 85 lbs on the GenoType Diet (actually, I'm on sort of a hybrid between the Blood Type Diet and GenoType Diet, which is what the SWAMI program says is ideal for me...but don't get yourself worried about, oh, should I be on the BTD, GTD or go all out and get SWAMI, as all that can wait.  I was on the BTD for YEARS before the GTD even came out and I think the BTD is the foundation of everything in terms of getting a deep understanding, knowledge and experience base to stand you in good stead for life on this thing) and it might be more as of this morning, I haven't weighed myself yet.  Yesterday, I saw my mom for Mother's Day and she went on and on about how she can't believe how good I look and it isn't just weight loss, "you're so strong and healthy!"  Amen, that's what it's all about.

Funnily enough, she still maintains that an ND (naturopath) isn't really a "real" doctor and that the BTD/GTD theories are flakey, etc, BUT, when, every time she raves about my weight and how great I look, I point out:  well, then you must admit that Dr. D knows his stuff, as I'm telling you mom, I could NOT have done this without Dr. D's work, she will say "Well, it certainly has worked for you."  I think she is secretly convinced but doesn't want to admit that OBVIOUSLY, Dr. D is a freakin' genius, after she's spent all this time poo-poo'ing it.  However, now when I say "Well, Dr. D says..." and "According to Dr. D..." she no longer rolls her eyes and says "I don't care what Dr. D says!"     She just patiently listens to me and then says, well, it sure is working for you!

Anyway, yesterday in particular, she literally went on and on about how she can't get over how STRONG I am, how healthy, and "you just can't believe how great you look!" (Well, she's not right on that last part, imho, but I do believe that, for those who know me, the transformation in weight and health/strength has been stunningly noticeable...however, only a mother would think I look "great", imho, bless her).

Good news:  you know how you said you need substitutions for certain can't-live-without foods?  Well, I'm here to tell you that this diet is all about abundance, satisfaction, deliciousness, nutritiousness and JOY, and it is NOT, not, not, NOT about deprivation, or missing anything.  For every avoid food you can mention or think of (not necessarily in that order!  ), I PROMISE you there is a substitute that is even better.  And all of us here on this forum are happy to help you, so just post your specific questions about "What can I have instead of...?" and we'll chime in.  But, I mean, there is rice pasta (or, what I use is, simply use whole, brown basmati rice itself) instead of wheat pasta, kukicha ("twig") tea instead of coffee, etc.

The only thing I do have that I shouldn't is certain dairy items, as I don't seem to have a problem with plain yogurt, which I use to make a lot of creamy sauces and dressings, and I also do consume organic, non-GMO mayo on a regular basis.  You will figure out over time which avoids are your "biggies" and which are relatively minor for you, in terms of if you can have them occasionally.  The thing is, we are all different in that respect, so you have to figure all that out by trial and error.  On the really big avoids, we mostly all agree:  like Type O's CANNOT have wheat, for example.  And Type A's should not sit around eating thick, beef hamburgers nightly (poor things!).  But on the smaller stuff, like cinnamon or whatever, it is kind of up to each of us as individuals to figure out our personal compliance needs/levels.

Anyway, WELCOME again!  I'd better get back to work before I'm fired and can't afford my organic, GMO-free food!  Later!



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     Thanks for all the wonderful advise!!  What I did fail to mention is that I am trying to bring my kids on board, and that the pancakes are were for them   I hear you loud and clear about the grains. I'm still eating grains, but its Ezekiel and Manna bread -lots for me to change, I can do it!!

Some O's, mostly those in the Hunter genotype, do best with no grains.  I am a Gatherer genotype and I find that, even though I'm also a non-secretor so IDEALLY I probably wouldn't have any grains, for me, it is more sustainable over the long haul to allow myself to have one meal per day that contains compliant grains.  Often, I actually don't have any grains, but most of the time, I do have that one grain-containing meal per day.  It is usually brown basmati rice that I have.  Sometimes, though, like today, I have 100% rye toast (I had a sandwich of wild salmon salad on rye toast for breakfast this morning; lunch is going to be pineapple chunks; dinner is going to be a romaine and tomato salad and a chicken thigh).  Quinoa is also an excellent grain choice for O's (makes an excellent tabuleh salad, instead of using bulgar wheat!).

Like I said, grain-free is probably the ideal for most O's, for sure, BUT I find that, while I do GREAT on a grain-free diet, it is hard for me to sustain that indefinitely, so I allow myself the brown basmati rice, etc., ONE meal per day, and I seem to be doing GREAT on that.
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Getting off the coffee has been absolutley no problem. (thank you God) My husband and I have become happy green tea drinkers for the morning-Finding other drinks w/o all the junk it, has been impossible here.  I told my husband we may have to invest in a juicer.

AWESOME job re:  discovering green tea!!!!!  My fave, fave, fave, fave is Haiku brand organic kukicha green tea, and I'm REALLY concerned about what I'm going to do when I run out, as it is from Japan, but that's a whole 'nother topic.  As for your other drinks, a juicer would be an excellent investment.  Until then, though, you can easily make homemade "sodas", for example, by going to your local grocery store and buying unflavored seltzer water, and simply adding it to your fave juices, such as 100% pineapple, black cherry, etc.  It is also good if you add fruit concentrate syrups, such as 100% elderberry or concord grape (you can find those at your health food store--make sure they don't have junk ingredients in them).
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I have a 2 hour commute daily and made some spicy walnuts for my commute.  It's darn near impossible to get a snack in during my day until my drive home, so thats when I squeeze it in.
I'm getting ready to make the roast beef for the week of lunch meat-Trying to prepare for the week, so my brain and hands dont wander where they shouldn't  

It is GREAT, great, double great with a GREAT on top that you are already thinking in terms of planning and cooking ahead--this will serve you so well on this diet!  When I started making my own homemade food and planning ahead is when everything finally came together for me (I also went on the GTD at that time and I also upped my exercise, so I did a lot of "tweaking" and it is hard to say what the ultimate "tweak" was, in terms of getting me into THE groove, but homemade food has certainly been KEY).  I keep a huge Gladware vat of the brown basmati rice made in the fridge, that way, I can quickly do stir-fries or cold salads, whatever.  I usually put onions, peas, carrots and spices in it when I'm boiling it, so it is "kicked-up" already before I even do anything with it when I take it outta the fridge.  Keep some protein cooked up, as you plan to with the roast beef.  Keep things like grape tomatoes and grapes, and fresh basil around, so you can literally throw it all together to bring for lunch or whatever, at the last second.

This diet--when eating homemade food (restaurant eating is a whole other topic!!!)--is SO EASY!!!!!  I mean, SO EASY.  You don't have to count calories, points, carbs, fat, blah, blah, blah.  You don't have to weigh and measure or do anything except stock up on your beneficials/superfoods, and avoid your avoids.  Hello:  simplicity ALERT!

Loving it!  


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Hi, Jettsrus!  Welcome!  Congratulations to you and DH for choosing this path to good health.  I can practically guarantee that you will both be very glad you did.

When I first started this way of eating in Sept. 2010, I made pancakes and waffles out of compliant flours, used rice milk as a substitution for cow's milk.  I was used to having my big Sunday breakfast.  Now, grains are an occasional food for me, a special treat, not a dietary staple, and only compliant ones at that (amaranth mostly).  The change to reduction in grains was gradual.  Now, I don't look so much for substitutions, I just buy and enjoy what my diet recommends as superfoods (or beneficials on BTD).  I understand about getting your kids on board.  That will take some finessing most likely.  I do eat rice almost daily, but it is a superfood for me and I do well on it, though my daily portion allowance is pretty small.  Like you, I had no problem giving up coffee, which surprised me because I was sure that it was going to be a killer weaning myself from coffee.  The transition to green tea went well, however (except that I need to doctor up the taste a little).  I'm glad to hear that transition went well for you and DH, too.  I love my stir fries, just like Peppermint Twist describes.  I keep cooked rice, veggies, leftovers in the fridge - I can whip up a stir fry in a few minutes that is very tasty and completely compliant.  I no longer miss bread -- except when I SEE it in a bakery.  But that is a mental thing, not physical.  And I enjoy egg and veggie scrambles, too.  And sardines in salads.  I can't remember the last time I ate bread.

I agree with PT, this way of eating is so EASY, and yes, restaurant eating is another topic, but one step at a time.  As an O, I recommend a banana for a commute snack.  I find them filling and very satisfying, especially with a handful of nuts, but even on their own they don't seem to make me crave anything else, and they are certainly portable.  I attend a monthly evening meeting where we all bring or order dinner, sandwich wraps or whatever.  I just bring my banana and have a cup of tea with it so I'm not tempted by the things everybody else brings.  It gets me through.  A banana is my hunger's bff.    Also trail mix, though I have to watch over-eating nuts.
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Well I guess then my biggest confussion lies in the grain category.  My 30 day planner for the "O" menu, day one for example, ( which we didn't follow, but use as guidelines) states to have rye crisps @ lunch and spelt baguette with dinner.  Soooo, when I read the threads throughout this forum, I get " just eat no grains"  from some readers and/up to one time per day-  I'm not a big meat eater, and I'm really tying hard to get those servings in every day, but the grain thing to or not to is

Now I can say that I am a bread-a-holic, I know you are cringing out there....we are-I am working on it! I purchased Canyon Bakehouse bread yesterday-Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, soy free and all natural-made with rice flour. I have been eating Manna/ezekkiel bread twice a day, so guess that needs to bump down to one time a day.  We eat brown rice, but when the recipes called for basmati rice I didn't know I could get that in brown-So we should always stay brown?

As for the pasta change, we are eating quinoa, and rice when we do eat it.  Not real yummy at this point.  We adjusted to whole wheat pasta years ago ( which is no longer in the house-weird) and we can to this as well.  Maybe we just need to keep searching for the one that taste good to us~

Well as always, thanks for your feedback, we love your thoughts and ideas-



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The amount of grains you can have will be individual for you.  A lot of people discover that grains cause them a lot of problems and so they just completely eliminate them.  It might be a good idea just to try eliminating grains for a little while to see what happens.  If there's no change or if nothing bad happens when reintroducing them then you don't need to eliminate them completely if you don't want to.  As an O, you should reduce them, but any compliant grain will be fine in moderation.


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In pancakes specifically, you can use extra eggs and/or water as the liquid, rather than using any kind of milk substitute. Adding eggs makes it higher in protein as well. For an even lower carb option, use ground flax seeds or nut flour for part of the grain flour. Spelt works great in pancakes, but pancakes also work with rice or oat flour.  Do you know your kids' blood types? If they're all Bs, you can go ahead and use milk for them. If any are Os, or you're not sure, then I'd go with the extra eggs in the pancake mix and skip the "milk."

Another popular breakfast in my house is quiche- a package of frozen broccolli or spinach, mixed with 6-7 eggs, 8oz of feta or goat cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, bake in a buttered pie plate (no crust.) I can bake a few quiches early in the week and it's ready to go on  busy mornings. DS also likes oatmeal for breakfast some days.

You also need to see what works for you personally. I had this conversation with my Mom earlier this week, about her oatmeal for breakfast. I know that if I ate oatmeal with strawberries for breakfast, I'd be starving an hour later and craving carbs all day. I do best with veggies and eggs in the morning. But she finds that the egg breakfast is what makes her hungry an hour later, but oatmeal keeps her going until lunchtime, energizes her  through PT, and keeps cravings away.

This diet is all about individuality. It will take some trial and error,  but soon you'll find what works best for YOU. And what works best for your husband. And what works best for each kid this week. As kids grow and change, "what works best" for each of them may change as well.

I don't do as well grain-free. I do fine all day, but then by dinnertime I just don't feel satisfied. My SWAMI gives me 2 portions of grains per day- sometimes i have one at lunch and one at dinner, other days both at dinnertime. Rarely I'll just have one portion with dinner. But they're an integral part of my diet- without grains (or beans for the starch) I wouldn't feel as satisfied or energized.


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Do you know your kids' blood types? If they're all Bs, you can go ahead and use milk for them.


This is a scary thought!  Milk is a toxin for all three genotypes that B's can be.  If my type B Gatherer daughter or my Nomad self ate milk (whole or low-fat) we would be very ill.



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But milk is fine for Bs on the BTD, assuming of course that the individual doesn't have a milk allergy or sensitivity. Many Bs have milk as neutral or better on their SWAMIs.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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I imagine individuality will certainly allow some B's to thrive on uncultured milk.  It just makes me shudder (personally).

I just encourage any B's who are following the BTD and drinking milk and experiencing any mysterious stubborn health weaknesses to consider the milk as a possible culprit.



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"Do you know your kids' blood types? If they're all Bs, you can go ahead and use milk for them."




I dont know the boys, but my daughter is O.  We are blessed with very healthy children, cant even remember the last time they were sick.  We have gone thru 2-3 gallons per week of skim milk since they were 2, and they are all teenagers now. (I have not been a milk drinker for the past few yrs)  They like drinking the almond milk, but like most things, its more expensive.  So I have to curve their drinking habits or they would each drink a half gallon per day each!  And now that summer is virtually here in the south, its water, water, water.
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OK, it's very different with teenagers rather than young children. Basically, you can't "make them" change their diets; you need to buy food for them, of course, but they're the ones who put it into their mouths and make choices when away from home. They're also old enough to help with food preparation.

I make my own almond milk, rather than buying it, for two reasons. One, I can't find any boxed almond milk that's free of "avoid" ingredients. While commercial almond milk is certainly a step up from cow's milk, it's still not something I'm willing to feed my children. We've been at this a while and they're ready for a higher degree of compliance at home.

Secondly, it's a whole lot cheaper to buy raw almonds rather than boxes of almond milk. It's not hard to make my own, and you can teach your teens to do it. If they want to drink half a gallon of almond milk a day, you can buy 2 pounds of almonds and they can prepare it themselves!


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