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syren4444
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 8:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi all,

Hope some of you remember me, I've been inactive on the boards the last few months, but a big Dadamo fan and been on the boards since Dec '08.

Big life changes and events kept me away the last few months, and also haven't been following the diet exactly, but still eating better than before (I am recovering from too much restriction and not enough variety).

I got my Swami Express a few months back and today . . .finally set it up!

WOW! Loving the results and how accurate they are for me! Portion size options help a ton since I am smaller than the average woman (only 5'). I chose smaller frequent meals and it looks great!

Some changes in the swami results, nothing too drastic from Geno but I never tried the Geno, just was on the A diet.  I'm ready to try now, I'll aim for best I can because I do tend to eat out a lot, (I'm newly engaged and always seem to be out with my fiance).

So, here is to trying Swami!  I have a few health issues to improve and a few pounds to lose before my wedding too, so crossing fingers! (BTW, I was officially told I'm gluten intolerant . . .)

I also inducted another friend into BTD and Genotype the other day. She discovered the books herself and wanted to start. Just a total coincidence we got talking about it and she was very happy to meet another gal on the diet! I told her to come to the boards, so hopefully she will stop by!    

(I also need to add some more recipes again!)





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Cristina
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 8:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Syren4444 and welcome back. Another Swami fellow teacher!!  We are looking forward to hearing more from you.  Enjoy the forums!!




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Chloe
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HI  Syren...glad to have you back on the forum again and happy to hear we've got another Teacher to add to our group.

I am curious....Cristina and Syren, what seaweeds have been recommended for you by SWAMI?

Mine are sea cucumber (which I could only find in supplement form), wakame and
Irish moss (which I purchased in a powdered form.)  I was just hoping to find out how
Teachers are using their seaweeds.  I put wakame pieces in miso soup...liked the
taste....The Irish moss is hideously salty, but I added a small amount to the miso soup.
Sea cucumber I'm just swallowing a pill.

I was surprised to find out that nori, kelp and kombu are all toxins on my list...There
goes sushi.  It's wrapped in sheets of nori


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syren4444
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 11:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I haven't studied my list yet, but let me see . . .

sea veggies kelp, kombu, irish moss and nori are beneficials for me
spirulina is a neutral

I have very few veggie avoids compared to the teacher diet, soooooo happy about that, that is what kept me from trying the genotype diet, too few veggies.

Wow, so the Swami is very specific, since i'm a teacher too but ok with sea veggies.





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syren4444
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For Wakame, I put it in soups and throw some in my rice water while cooking rice to impart a salty flavor.





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Cristina
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Sea Cucumber is a neutral in my swami, but just about everything else in the sea vegies is in the SFs and Diamonds.

My Swami vegie list is sooooo long and I am trying so many new things, that I have been lacking the inclusion of sea vegies in my daily menus.  I do use Kelp granules which I sprinkle in almost everthing dinner like, and then is Nori in some yummy suhis every now and then.




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Chloe
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I think Teachers have a very liberal vegetable list...plus all those vegetable proteins
as well.

In an attempt to eat my 6 servings of vegetables today, I cut the tops off beets and
cooked them.  Pretty decent flavor...plus I had some beets which I roasted.  And squash, mushrooms, string beans, broccoli, a big salad, which had carrots, cucumbers and
celery.  This is the food category I've been really focusing on.  It's difficult to feel hungry
after eating 6 cups of vegetables divided between two of my meals....  I also had a 16 oz glass of green juices but I bought it at the health food store so I didn't have to wash my juicer.

I want to see what it feels like to really follow the portion guidelines.  The most difficult
category for me is staying within the limits of fats.  I have a habit of roasting vegetables
and using a liberal amount of olive oil.

Teachers, are your oil and fat portions low?


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Mrs T O+
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I also eat a lot more fat than recommended. Most of it is olive oil, so I'm not worried about nutrition. I'm sure it's more about weight loss.  
I only have to eat 5 servings of veggies. I love veggies, so apparently I've been eating enough if SWAMI only gave me 5. Some have to eat 7!


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I use kelp as a supplement and have for years. Maybe I should look into the see veggies more. Yes, I'd love to have more oil! Olive oil stands out as one of my best oils, which is nice.
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Quoted from Chloe
I think Teachers have a very liberal vegetable list...plus all those vegetable proteins
as well.

In an attempt to eat my 6 servings of vegetables today, I cut the tops off beets and
cooked them.  Pretty decent flavor...plus I had some beets which I roasted.  And squash, mushrooms, string beans, broccoli, a big salad, which had carrots, cucumbers and
celery.  This is the food category I've been really focusing on.  It's difficult to feel hungry
after eating 6 cups of vegetables divided between two of my meals....  I also had a 16 oz glass of green juices but I bought it at the health food store so I didn't have to wash my juicer.

I want to see what it feels like to really follow the portion guidelines.  The most difficult
category for me is staying within the limits of fats.  I have a habit of roasting vegetables
and using a liberal amount of olive oil.

Teachers, are your oil and fat portions low?


My Nomad swami has me doing the same thing 6 cups of veggies a day.  And yeah, my oil portions have me scratching my head.  1 tablespoon, 5 times weekly.  How do you go through 2 whole days without some kind of oil?  I have to cook don't I? I take a teaspon of cod liver oil daily as a supplement.   And my nuts go to 1/4 cup a serving, 5 servings weekly.  I've probably been eating 3 times the amount of that.  Those are my challenges, and to be honest, I'm not sure I'm going to totally overcome the oil and nut one.  I will try though.  My doctor said I should not worry about how much ghee or olive oil I eat.  Now my fruit and veggies are practically limitless.  Which I'm skeptical about the fruit.  I'm going slow with those.

Welcome back syrene.  I have done very well on the teacher diet and I was not on the boards a whole lot, except to ask cooking questions.  Then I got swami and I've been on more lately.  Good to hear from you and congratulations on the wedding!


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Jenny
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I agree with everyone that the oil allowance seems very low compared with our preferred usage. However, there is a sneaky way to partially overcome this in my case at least. Ghee occurs in my dairy allowance which is quite separate to my oil allowance, so if I am prepared to forego some yoghurt and cheese, I can use ghee on the two other days of the week that are oil-less!!!!! Also I have sesame butter/tahini as a veg. protein, so can make a salad dressing out of that together with lemon juice.

Also, if the oil allowance is mainly to do with weight loss as someone mentions, then once weight is stable and correct, presumably one can be more flexible. (?)



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syren4444
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Yup, I cook in Ghee a lot too!


::Waves:: Hi, I see a lot of familiar faces on!





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Chloe
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Now here's something interesting.   Avocado is a diamond food for me which is a very
dense food and high in fat -- well, much much higher in fat than other veggies
on that live food list... The Live Food category suggests six servings per day.  Now diamonds foods are supposed to help with weight loss...so in essence, I could eat a whole avocado every day and lose weight?  Now if I want to use avocado oil,
it's got to be measured and that's  only 1 T  three times a week.

I also thought avocado was a fruit...I happen to adore avocados.  Glad it's on my list
as a diamond food

FYI Here's some nutritional info on avocados.
http://www.avocado.org/healthy-living/nutrition


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Quoted from Jenny
I agree with everyone that the oil allowance seems very low compared with our preferred usage. However, there is a sneaky way to partially overcome this in my case at least. Ghee occurs in my dairy allowance which is quite separate to my oil allowance, so if I am prepared to forego some yoghurt and cheese, I can use ghee on the two other days of the week that are oil-less!!!!! Also I have sesame butter/tahini as a veg. protein, so can make a salad dressing out of that together with lemon juice.

Also, if the oil allowance is mainly to do with weight loss as someone mentions, then once weight is stable and correct, presumably one can be more flexible. (?)


I'm only supposed to have 4 servings of dairy a week.  If I added the oil portion and used the ghee for all of my servings allowed, it's not enough.

On the teacher diet, the book specifically says "ghee, as needed".  I wonder if we're not supposed to take that approach.  I think that's the approach I'm taking for now.  I don't use it THAT much anyways.  You should see how much my Mom uses when she puts it on her veggies.  Like 2 tablespoons.  And then she complains to me about her weight.  I didn't have the heart to say anything yet though about the ghee.  She really uses olive oil liberally too.  But she is also a gatherer.


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Gumby
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Good to see you back, syren!  

My sea veggies are all diamonds except wakame (superfood) and spirulina (neutral).  I love that nori is on there now, it was not listed in earlier versions.  I will eat more of it for sure.  I tried sprinkling kelp powder in some soup once...tasted like low tide.    Have not done it since.  I think I probably used way too much.  I'll have to play with it a bit and see how I can get more kinds of seaweed in.

my swami says 5 tablespoons of fat a week.  I have never paid much attention to how much I actually eat, but it is probably more than that.  I use lots of olive oil and ghee and flax oil.  I never measure.  And I eat LOTS of avocadoes!   


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