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theqabalist
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So I was doing some thinking about my other post in here, and I think I have a good suggestion for an additional feature for SWAMI.  While it is good the way that it organizes things in a report, it makes it less efficient for progress checking.  For example, my red meat is 4 times a week, 4-6 oz, but i would have to look in the booklet every time I wanted to know if I didn't memorize it, and then I would have to track it myself.

My idea was inspired by the nutritional plan of P90X by Beachbody, where the categories are shown with boxes to check off as you go through your day.  I created a very similar chart for me, but over the course of a week.  You can see it here:



Because I am pretty sure SWAMI generates the amounts based on parameters specified in the intake form, it would be a great feature if it could generate a printable PDF for weekly tracking like the form that I created.  As you can see, for things that are limited over a week, there is only one row, but for things that are daily, there are multiple rows, one for each day.

But not only can I suggest this feature, I am also capable of implementing it (theoretically).  I am a computer science student, and an extremely proficient programmer.  However, I noticed this site is written in perl, and I don't really use perl so I couldn't help you there, but I could write it in PHP or Python for you if it would help make it a part of SWAMI :-P.

As one last thought, it is also feasible to implement this like the weekly meal planner is implemented: as an online tracker, which would be cool too, because that way instead of just checking things off, you could use a letter to specify the day it was eaten if you wanted to.

Anyway, just some thoughts, if you're interested in the idea or my help or anything of the sort, leave a response :-P.
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swami does give you a meal planner......and also a whole recipe book!

and other features.

get one!


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I like it.. very low technology.


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Quoted from theqabalist

Anyway, just some thoughts, if you're interested in the idea or my help or anything of the sort, leave a response :-P.


Hi!  Everyone can do that themselves. There's no need to put it in the SWAMI.. please show a little respect for Dr. D.   ( I meant the tongue sticking out )  
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I just produce a weekly menu, once a week, using word 2007. used as a shopping list also and updated if goods unavailable for any reason. four such menu can be repeated giving plenty of variation.

but I must admit your system is simple but possibly prone to being forgotten whereas a menu is difficult to forget. but I also keep a food diary to double check results and reactions to our foods.




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I just produce a weekly menu, once a week, using word 2007. used as a shopping list also and updated if goods unavailable for any reason. four such menu can be repeated giving plenty of variation.

but I must admit your system is simple but possibly prone to being forgotten whereas a menu is difficult to forget. but I also keep a food diary to double check results and reactions to our foods.



Well your suggestion certainly has it's merits.  Having a menu means less flexibility and that in turn means that you are less likely to mess anything up.  However because it's less flexible, it does not work quite as well for people like me who have to adapt to other people's eating schedules.

Many times I find myself eating right out of categories, and not being able to combine them in any way, aside from maybe meat with some vegetables, so I think a abstract categorical method has the same benefits as the weekly planned menu.  Incidentally, this is exactly how they have it laid out in the P90X nutrition guide, a weekly planned menu for people who don't have time to or don't want to think on a daily basis, and a categorical listing like mine, for people who need more flexibility.
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Hi!  Everyone can do that themselves. There's no need to put it in the SWAMI.. please show a little respect for Dr. D.   ( I meant the tongue sticking out )  


True, but then the purpose of computers is to automate tasks that you can do yourself anyway.  You're not sending this message to me handwritten on handmade parchment by Pony Express are you?  We use computers and machines to make our lives easier, and if you don't have time to figure out how to use Word or Excel, or you just don't have time period, having a tool that automates it is not a bad idea.

Also, I'm not sure if you were joking, but I hardly think the :-P face is disrespectful.  And if I affronted anyone, I would rather address it with that person directly, it's more responsible.
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swami does give you a meal planner......and also a whole recipe book!

and other features.

get one!


I do have it. Hence why I know this feature does not exist.
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I like it. I would love to give it to my friends so they can plan better for themselves. So many don't have  a clue.


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Hence why I know this feature does not exist


are you taking your geno harmonics into account as well??

now that threw my meal planner completely out of its axis!!!
yet adding some of those periodically has given my plan quite a boost, as far as genetic resetting goes!

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I like it.. very low technology.


think you ll be getting your meal plan soon!!


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are you taking your geno harmonics into account as well??


Would this be one of those optional fields?  I can go in and check, but I am not sure what you are referring to exactly.
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in your swami report, down at the end, after the food lists, and before the shopping list, there s the geno harmonic section.

certain foods which SWAMI GenoType has determined will yield the maximum
epigenetic enhancement. The epigenic value of the food is indicated by its star value, from exceptional to very good. Simply reference a food you will be using at the left, and try to combine it with Geno harmonic foods that are listed to the
right. CAPITALIZED foods are Super-Geno Harmonic foods.

by the way, I salute your interest in participating!
wish my son, who s your age were as curious!

actually I m real proud of him cause he ll be graduating from med school this coming July!!
deep inside he knows what he should be emphasizing, so that s cool.


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i like the... what was it called? the grafe thingy. i am about to go to bed and my mind is shutting down. checking off what i have eaten so i made sure to eat enouph of it. i like that. i am never sure if i eat enouph today or this week or if  i eat too much. that would help. course i might eat all of some things at the beginning of the week and have to get by on the rest but at lest i would know what i had done.


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certain foods which SWAMI GenoType has determined will yield the maximum
epigenetic enhancement. The epigenic value of the food is indicated by its star value, from exceptional to very good. Simply reference a food you will be using at the left, and try to combine it with Geno harmonic foods that are listed to the
right. CAPITALIZED foods are Super-Geno Harmonic foods.


Ah, I know what you're talking about now.  But my genoharmonics foods say that they are to enhance either methylation or antimethylation, whichever one is beneficial to the genome.  What was the original way this tied into my suggestion though?
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So I was doing some thinking about my other post in here, and I think I have a good suggestion for an additional feature for SWAMI.  While it is good the way that it organizes things in a report, it makes it less efficient for progress checking.  For example, my red meat is 4 times a week, 4-6 oz, but i would have to look in the booklet every time I wanted to know if I didn't memorize it, and then I would have to track it myself.



I was thinking about making a spreadsheet for this in Excel or Quatro Pro (Wordperfect's entree) which would have a side look-up database for daily quantities utilized for each category, etc. and automatically enter them and update and total what you have eaten by category per day.  If I ever have time to do this spreadsheet template, I will make it public domain to share.

/J


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I add those to my home made weekly menu chart as well!
that s the original way this ties into your suggestion TQ


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I add those to my home made weekly menu chart as well!
that s the original way this ties into your suggestion TQ


Oh, I understand now, that's not a bad idea.  If I understand you correctly you mean adding in some blocks for the synergistic food combinations?  That would be a good idea too.
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that as well


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I have actually got an excel spreadsheet that has boxes to check off for when I am working out to the extreme or just being. I know how many servings I have to have a day at a minimum and maximum. Mine does a weekly count for weekly catergories and then a daily count for each day for the daily counts. I count the Genoharmonics in that. I figure they are a serving in whatever category they are in. I also track water etc.
keeping a food journal helps period.
If you pm me I'll send you a copy of mine it is BT O+ Sec/Hunter hybrid-you may modify as you wish(excel 2007 speardsheet with color coding). I like daily accoutability because you could eat two days worth off certain item in one day. that way you do not overdo it during the day or the week.
That is what I have been trying to follow with mods for candida.


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Hey! I came up with the same idea (great minds and all that), printed it out, attached it to my shopping list from SWAMI, and put the whole thing inside a sheet protector, then I attached it to the refrigerator. I use a grease pencil to check off the boxes and save printer ink and paper.


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Hey! I came up with the same idea (great minds and all that), printed it out, attached it to my shopping list from SWAMI, and put the whole thing inside a sheet protector, then I attached it to the refrigerator. I use a grease pencil to check off the boxes and save printer ink and paper.

Great idea  
I'm going to do that too.
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Hi!  Everyone can do that themselves. There's no need to put it in the SWAMI.
Um, I don't know how to do that! And if I want it hand drawn and legible, I'd need to ask my 15yo to draw it for me.   Something that somebody else programs that I just have to print out is within my capabilities.


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I have added a new dimension to the idea!  This one is a hybrid of Jenny Craig with my original idea.  For those who find that this is still a little too flexible, and would like a little more structure to their diet without using a full blown meal planner, you can have something like the following:



This is a bit less flexible than the previous idea, and from a programming standpoint, cannot be done automatically, but requires user interaction to place the appropriate categories to the appropriate times.  What this does allow for however, is for a customized allocation of food resources throughout the day.

I did not use any algorithm or anything to generate this demo menu, but used thought to be consider the feelings of hunger throughout the day, and which food categories would best satiate the hunger at that time.  There are some compromises if you are overweight, especially for the warrior diet, that my boyfriend is on (who's menu you see here), because it's not a whole lot of "man food" as people might say.  Still, even distribution throughout the day yields better satiety than lumping it.

This can be done in Excel, or a modified version of the meal planner with like a drag and drop interface would do the trick (could be done in Adobe Flex really easily, or with a bit more effort, Javascript) that lets you drag the categories to time slots and then print out a similar plan.

Questions?  Comments?  I have been using this and it is great for me because I need some flexibility, but not as much as I had in my first incarnation.

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This could be done as a standalone module in Flex (Adobe Flash Player), and I might go ahead and create it, without linking it in to SWAMI, since that would require I work for NAP or whomever.  The limitation would be then on the home screen you would fill in a form with the number of servings you can eat, and then proceed to arrange them however.  If there is any interest in this, please let me know, and I can start developing the tool.  If there is not much interest, I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader.
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I wouldn't want to use that second version. I don't want to be limited by eating specific foods at specific times, or go nuts trying to figure out if the celery I just ate was part of lunch or a snack all by itself. If I've had a crazy week, I want to look at the chart and say "Oh, I didn't have enough red meat yet this week but I've eaten all my fish. I guess I'll have meatballs for lunch rather than sardines."


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I like it. I don't have swami yet, but I'd use it with my geno. Add blocks for supplements If it was possible to fill out on the PC. and keep record I'd even do that without printing.  Dr. D said he like it. I think we all want to find ways to help. I could surely use some. Like ruthiegirl says I can't do it or at least I've  got to many other things I want to do more. debbie


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