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Gumby
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I was just nosing around in the Hunter swami thread and thought it would be great to talk to teachers about their swamis.  

There are quite a few changes in mine from the GT3 diet.  Most of them are for the better, in that I gain many more foods as superfoods or neutrals than I lose.  I am thrilled to have WAY more fruits and veggies.  My swami makes my diet much more flexible which is great.  Less superfood cheeses, but the ones I like best are still super or at least black dots.  And I gained feta as as super which is nice.  

Red wine is once again a superfood!  and white is now a dot so I can have it now and again.  

Lots of changes to learn!

Portion sizes...pretty HUGE!  I asked it to calculate the best.  Are everyone's big?

So much fun to have something new to play with, and some new foods to eat!


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I was just nosing around in the Hunter swami thread and thought it would be great to talk to teachers about their swamis.  

There are quite a few changes in mine from the GT3 diet.  Most of them are for the better, in that I gain many more foods as superfoods or neutrals than I lose.  I am thrilled to have WAY more fruits and veggies.  My swami makes my diet much more flexible which is great.  Less superfood cheeses, but the ones I like best are still super or at least black dots.  And I gained feta as as super which is nice.  

Red wine is once again a superfood!  and white is now a dot so I can have it now and again.



Lots of changes to learn!

Portion sizes...pretty HUGE!  I asked it to calculate the best.  Are everyone's big?

So much fun to have something new to play with, and some new foods to eat!


Hi and thanks for starting this thread. For me, all of the Teacher SWAMI will
be as new as the Teacher diet itself. I followed the Warrior diet in error for 18
months.  

I like that sardines returned to my life...a diamond food.  Always easy to open
a can for lunch...and plop on a large salad  And sea trout.....which I like.

And after buying eggs and throwing out many yolks in order to eat many egg whites as a diamond food on the Warrior diet, I now find it's the yolks that are the diamond food on the Teacher's diet and the whites aren't...The whole egg is a superfood but the yolks are the best part of the egg for me....Honestly I always
felt that if I were to eat eggs, I'd rather eat the yolks rather than the whites...
Hard boiled egg yolks....what great egg salad this must make!!!  

And now for the cheeses.  SWAMI stole a lot of them away from me compared
to the book but i remember doing something a bazillion years ago with
parmesan cheese, where you sprinkle some in a frying pan and just cook it..
It gets all  melty as it browns slightly  and then when you take it out of the
pan, it dries and  hardens and gets like a cracker you
can break into pieces....I can't wait to try that....And I do love feta cheese..
Do not know what manchego cheese tastes like....but muenster is awesome...
and that makes me really happy....

My favorite beans are diamonds, so that's really exciting...black beans (as in
soup), pinto beans as in refried beans...and this sounds really odd but lima
bean flour is a black dot food for me and lima beans are a toxin...Last thing
I'm worrying about now...I care more about the diamond options.  The nut
choices are great, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pine nuts...the ones I most often
eat anyway.  And carob is a diamond. I bought some but have no clue what to
do with it....Maybe mix it with some peanut butter and honey...roll it into a ball
or something..use it as a snack

My grain portions aren't large....1 slice of bread or 1/2 muffin...3 servings a day...
and grains and cereal portions are 1/4 cup per serving.  This is perfectly fine with me... I am not and have never been someone who does great on grains...and I'm
gluten intolerant anyway.  

I tend to use beans as a starch.  Like a meal might be turkey, some veggies and maybe a lentil salad on top of some leafy greens.  

My vegetable list is enormous...and some day, I'll get popcorn back as a black
dot.  That's certainly exciting..but my favorite horseradish is a diamond and
I was really excited to see that the very foods I crave constantly are diamonds.
And squash is one of my superfoods. I am queen of squash.  Winter squash
I adore....I could eat it non stop in wintertime..  There are hardly any toxin
vegetables that I'd remotely even miss.  Only thing I think I'd ever cheat by
eating a toxin would be a sweet potato...and reserved for Thanksgiving only.
Lots of mushrooms on my superfood list....I love mushrooms so that's great
news.

And broccoli is back as a diamond.  I lost it for 18 months on the Warrior diet...
I plan on incorporating a lot of veggies and making my own fermented vegetables..
kim chee.

I'm excited about blueberries being a diamond.  Lost those for 18 months too...
But here's the most exciting food of all on any list....dates....OMG..I nearly
jumped out of my chair screaming over dates...a simple date....a sweet caramel-y
tasting date...I thought I'd died and gone to heaven seeing a date with a diamond
next to it.  And a pear is back on my superfood list...plus watermelon....I love
fruit....so the very best of my favorites  are fruits I can eat...three per day...
I can handle that easily.

Chocolate is interesting for me.  Gave me a headache on the Warrior diet where
it was emphasized.....It's a black dot now...and I can totally live without it...It's not the happy food for me that it is for so many others.

The juices/beverages list...6-8 oz. and 3 servings per day...Might be a little beyond my tolerance if I were doing that quantity as a fruit juice.....Maybe if I were juicing veggies...but I could not see myself ever drinking 24 oz per day of something like pineapple juice...I tend to water down juices so they're not so strong. And some of these beverages are teas...So caloric wise...celery juice is a whole different sugar jolt than straight pineapple juice.  Have to find some balance in this category.
Red wine is a superfood...Rather take resveratrol....Red wine gives me a major
headache..sulfites...I've bought organic wine....don't tolerate many of them...Don't
like the way I feel after drinking wine....I can't sleep.

Nutritional yeast....I love it...and at least I still have umeboshi plum vinegar..
I never used artificial sweeteners...and haven't had any sugar in a few years...
Baking and cooking won't change all that much....condiments are easy to work
with from my list.

I could discuss the geno harmonic foods for a week...because this is where I'm
going to have the most trouble.  Much of my list contains wheat, gluten or puffed
wheat and I can't eat gluten.....and mackerel (Spanish, I presume) which isn't something I've ever seen anywhere...never heard of mullet or muskellunge and
herring I don't know where to find either...I suppose we don't have to combine every food on each list with one another...Just a few with the major players...

Overall, I like the variety of the Teacher Diet and look forward to see how others
are liking the changes.  Although for me, I'M not coming from a Teacher Diet to
a Teacher SWAMI.  I'm coming from the Warrior diet to a Teacher SWAMI.

SWAMI told me I'm a 45% Teacher...




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Interesting, Chloe...my grain servings sizes are double yours and I can have 4 per day.  I don't do gluten either but I do really find that grains do wonders for me, so it is nice to know I can eat that much if I need to.  I can't imagine that I will most days though...that is a lot of food!  

One thing I just noticed is that coffee is a toxin for me.  I've never been a coffee drinker...don't like it at all...but it is curious that it is a beneficial for As, superfood for teachers, but a toxin on my swami.  So is black tea.  Might be because I said I was sensitive to caffeine?  It doesn't matter as I don't enjoy either of those things, I am a green tea lover.  

Manchego cheese is great stuff, I love it.  It is sheep cheese from a specific region of Spain, and very delicious!


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Hm I can't test my theory about the coffee/black tea and caffeine sensitivity question as it is time locked.  Not that it matters one bit, I am just a curious swami geek lol!  I bet that is why though.  Any other teachers say yes to caffeine sensitivity and have coffee and black tea as toxins?

Yesterday I had my first intentional gh combo....kiwi and blueberries.  It was an easy one to start with.


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Gumby, your intentional gh combo only had two foods listed? Or did you just pick two in particular to combine.  Is this how it works?  Just chose any amount of those foods eaten together or as many as you can put together as possible?

Just trying to decide if eating two out of a bunch of foods is better than eating
none of them or do they work better if you can eat almost all of what's on a list
that is supposed to match up with the foods on the left side of the page?

I have about 5 different gh options that are 5 stars....The other groups contain
3 stars...I'm going for the 5 star options because I feel if I'm going to eat weird
food combos at any time, I want my biggest bang for my buck.

Your grain portion might be higher because of your age or weight or something we
didn't check off exactly the same on the questionnaire...

And I've never been a coffee drinker either..don't like it or want it and the caffeine
in regular coffee makes me shaky..In fact, some decaf coffees used to make me
feel shaky too.

I love tea...but I checked that I was caffeine sensitive, yet SWAMI still gave me black tea.

(I just came back to correct this - 7/21...I thought my first SWAMI before Dr. Ds corrections gave
me black tea as a neutral, but I now see it's become a toxin..so this seems more correct than
before.

I am fine on green tea which has some caffeine yet my body is used
to it and I don't feel like I'm caffeinated when I drink it.

Is chocolate a toxin for you? It is for me, but I don't much care...I never craved chocolate.  Only thing I ever really craved was sauerkraut. And that tells me
I need to start making my own cultured vegetables.  My body is screaming for
cultured foods.

Going out later to see if the health food store has manchego cheese...Is it like
parmesan or romano or a soft cheese?


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I could have sworn I responded to your post last week, Chloe.  Hm, not sure what happened there.  Probably operator error .  

Most of your questions have probably been answered by now.  I will just bump up this thread as there are more of us with swamis now.  

Chocolate is a black dot for me, up from a toxin which is great...I can have a nibble now and again, that is all I would really want.

Manchego cheese is great!  The stuff I get here is softer than say parmesan, but not super soft.  Say similar to an aged cheddar in hardness maybe?  I know it varies and can have a range of hardnesses.

As for the genoharmonics, I interpret it as eating the food on the left with one or more of the foods on the right.  Sometimes one works, sometimes 2 or 3, depending on the list.  Some are easier than others lol!


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I could have sworn I responded to your post last week, Chloe.  Hm, not sure what happened there.  Probably operator error .  

Most of your questions have probably been answered by now.  I will just bump up this thread as there are more of us with swamis now.  

Chocolate is a black dot for me, up from a toxin which is great...I can have a nibble now and again, that is all I would really want.

Manchego cheese is great!  The stuff I get here is softer than say parmesan, but not super soft.  Say similar to an aged cheddar in hardness maybe?  I know it varies and can have a range of hardnesses.

As for the genoharmonics, I interpret it as eating the food on the left with one or more of the foods on the right.  Sometimes one works, sometimes 2 or 3, depending on the list.  Some are easier than others lol!


Found manchego.  It's made from sheep's milk.  Kind of sweet...I liked it...
(I hope it likes me!)  

I also found a muenster that I love...but it says Muenster kase on the label....Don't know what that word kase means...Made by Applegate Farms.

Found it in the health food store..It's less soft than other muensters....a little like white chedder...It's become my favorite cheese so far, although I bought another
muenster that had a completely different taste and texture. Melted differently.
More oily.

I honestly should go to a large store that sells lots of imported cheeses to ask someone who knows a lot about cheese.  




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I also found a muenster that I love...but it says Muenster kase on the label....Don't know what that word kase means...Made by Applegate Farms.


Kse is German for cheese. Mnster is a German city.


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Kse is German for cheese. Mnster is a German city.


well, now I know.........thanks!  



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Yes, manchego is sheep cheese...not just any sheep, but sheep from a specific region of Spain.

Pecorino is also sheep cheese, if you have that one on your list.  It is harder, like parmesan, and really good too.  Romano can be from sheep too, the one I get is.  Also great stuff.     Merino wool and great cheese...sheep just may be my favourite animal lol!


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I've been languishing but for the most part following the GT3 diet.  Do you think I should up and do the SWAMI?


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I am very ignorant of SWAMI -- can someone tell me what it does that allows you to add back a food that is a black dot in the GTD book?




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I've been languishing but for the most part following the GT3 diet.  Do you think I should up and do the SWAMI?


Yes!

You should particular do the SWAMI if you have some health needs that have not been fully addressed  by the GT3 diet.

The SWAMI will personalize the diet plan to meet your individual needs.


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I am very ignorant of SWAMI -- can someone tell me what it does that allows you to add back a food that is a black dot in the GTD book?


The meaning of black dots is similar in the two plans.

However, you may find out that a black dot that you were avoiding eating is actually neutral or a superfood for you. This is because the SWAMI diets are tailored for your individual needs and not for everybody that is the same GenoType. SWAMI uses a computer program to match individual foods to your needs (you specify these on a data entry form).

You may also find out what used to be a black dot is now a permanent avoid for you and not a temporary avoid.

There is a fair chance that after doing the SWAMI what was a black dot for your GenoType is still a black dot for you.

But you do not know until you do the SWAMI.


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