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Drea
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Tried to find something on here about PGX. Did not find anything. I am finding myself getting hooked on sugar again. Esp vanilla ice cream or cake. I decided to give it a try tonight and it did curb my craving. Want to know if it is okay to take.
http://naturalfactors.com/ca/en/products/605/pgx-daily-ultra-matrix-750-mg


I avoid any supplement that purports to "solve" a host of issues that can easily be fixed by eating healthy. PXG (at least the link you posted) seems to fit this bill. I read the description as: "eat anything you like, and as long as you take PXG, you'll be fine."

And didn't you mention in another thread that you are losing too much weight? This supplement looks as if it helps a body to lose weight, not gain it.

But if you take it and it helps with your cravings (I know how hard it is to be around food that I choose not to eat, especially during the period that I'm coming off of a binge -- which is another reason to be thankful that I now live alone at the moment), then continue it for just as long as you have built up "resolve". I know you have resolve, because you shared your story about alcohol. {{{hugs}}}

That's my $0.02, for what it's worth...


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I avoid any supplement that purports to "solve" a host of issues that can easily be fixed by eating healthy. PXG (at least the link you posted) seems to fit this bill. I read the description as: "eat anything you like, and as long as you take PXG, you'll be fine."

And didn't you mention in another thread that you are losing too much weight? This supplement looks as if it helps a body to lose weight, not gain it.

But if you take it and it helps with your cravings (I know how hard it is to be around food that I choose not to eat, especially during the period that I'm coming off of a binge -- which is another reason to be thankful that I now live alone at the moment), then continue it for just as long as you have built up "resolve". I know you have resolve, because you shared your story about alcohol. {{{hugs}}}

That's my $0.02, for what it's worth...


I just want to use it to get me off sugar. Been seeing allot lately on how it can cause wrinkles and really affect your skin which I do have a big problem with right now. According to my A status, brown sugar and white are okay but if I am the genotype I think, it is an avoid. Really want my skin to bounce back. Will be going to see my birth family soon, want to set a good example for them. Want to prove that if you take care of yourself, you can reverse the signs of aging and heal yourself. I don't miss the alcohol anymore. As I said before, that is a big problem in my birth family. I sure don't believe in the eat anything you want hype. Btd is the only thing that ever worked for me.
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I'd think of this supplement as a short-term crutch to help you get off the sugar. But I wouldn't recomend taking it long term.

Good job on NOT eating that leftover cake!! What I do is keep some compliant trail mix in my purse, so if I truly get hungry when I'm not at home, I have something safe to snack on. Water or unsweetened tea are fine for "something to put in my mouth while socializing" but if I truly get hungry, I like knowing there's something healthy available for me.


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I keep a case of Lara bars (I buy them when they go on sale at the hfs) in my truck for the same reason. I also have a canister of tamari almonds, and living in the desert, I always carry a couple of gallons of water.

Tonight's dinner turned out better than usual:
Usually when I saute kale it comes out too moist, and I'm thinking that's because I add a bit of water to the pan before covering it. But today, I heated up some walnut oil, then cooked some sliced red onion until soft, and added the kale without water. The steam from covering it was enough water, apparently. Then I scrambled up some eggs and put those in a separate pan with a tsp of ghee (I realized a couple of days ago that I was using way too much ghee and wasting it), then put the cooked onions and kale on top and covered the pan. O-M-G! A delicious fritata with diamond veggies!


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Saw a recipe on a program yesterday for sweet craving to replace ice cream. Avocado, dates and cocoa in a blender. Avocado has a nice texture so I can see this being a nice treat. Going to give it a try today.
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I've heard many times how nice avocado works with chocolate to make a creamy dessert. I can't make any desserts, since I don't have the will power not to eat the whole thing, so I'll live vicariously through you, Princess Mia!


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I hear that eating cultured vegetables curves your sugar cravings.  Why that would be, I have no clue.  But I will tell you this, I eat them and I don't crave sugar.  In fact, I'm skeptical if anything is too sweet that I want to actually eat it.  I don't know if it's something my mind has come to been conditioned to, or if it's the cultured veggies.  But the fact remains, I don't like too much sugar.  I like fruits though.  But even if they are super sweet, I'm not really into them.  Like I was cutting up a real nice plantain for my daughter this morning, and plantains have tryptophan in them that helps seretonin.  I know I need that help sometimes, but I cut the ends off and ate it and although it was nice and sweet, I would've not wanted to eat a whole one.  

But mind you, I used to be the biggest junk food junkie around before I started on this whole healing process.  So, I'm not sure what exact things have helped me change, and if it is the cultured veggies, it may be something to look into if you people are struggling with sugar cravings.  Because even quite a few of my family who have tried to eat more healthy, still eat way too much sweet treats and have sort of a  eh, maybe almost denial to it.  Or, they just don't want to be as "fanatic" as I.  But none of them eat cultured veggies. And they just think I'm some kind of crazy guy that is too fanatic.  But I personally think refined sugar is really not good at all for us.  Which I know you guys think that too, otherwise drea wouldn't have started this thread.

OK, that's my 12 cents worth.  Carry on.  


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I've heard many times how nice avocado works with chocolate to make a creamy dessert. I can't make any desserts, since I don't have the will power not to eat the whole thing, so I'll live vicariously through you, Princess Mia!


Just buy enough to make a small batch.
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A small batch would be a small slice of avocado. A whole avocado would make several portions.


To make a small batch, you'd need to use an avocado for other recipes, and save back a slice or two to make a single-serving of dessert.

The other day, I mashed a banana, added some water, cocoa powder, and cinnamon, and it tasted like chocolate pudding to me! (Of course, my daughter disagreed after tasting it, but i enjoyed it.)


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I still need to try frozen banana "ice cream" - whirring frozen bananas around in a blender or food processor until creamy like ice cream.  Maybe I will try that this summer.  Bananas are diamonds on my swami, and I usually eat one a day most days.  They are filling and satisfying to my sweet tooth.

I don't know much about culturing veggies.  I have read other threads here recommending culturing vegetables, but I haven't tried it yet.  And now I'm not even sure what is meant by "cultured" vegetables.  Vinegar or otherwise brined?  Sprouted?  What exactly is being cultured?  That's my new assignment, to find out about that.  

Adding...I just found out what culture vegetables are.  Once, I would have doubted the edibility of such a thing, although I've eaten plenty of really nasty smelling cheese in my life.  Maybe I'll try culturing some dried sea vegetables.  I can't have cabbage. Thanks, ABNoWay!  
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Everyone is doing so good in this thread. Sugar really doesn't tempt me, it is the simple carbs - bread is my biggest weekness. Wheat in all forms is an avoid for me, along with corn and potatoes. I know they should be avoids, because I have no control when I eat them. I can eat and eat and eat those simple carbs. Rice is beneficial but not a superfood which I tend to over eat too. I am really going to watch portions. I even wrote down all my portions so when I go grocery shopping I can make sure I buy the right amount of everything. I like the idea of printing out the list to place in different place so you always have it. Right now I just have one in my purse. I love having the support of this board. It just makes it so much easier to do the right things. It is nice to hear how other people are doing.


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The "cascade of cravings" story has been told so many times on the board that I would like to see some kind of explanation for it.  Is it neurotransmitter based?

I have found how much I have come to depend on the Ginger Yerba Mate tea to suppress my sweet tooth - the hard way!  Every time after a meal the tea makes me feel full and satiated; there is no desire for anything sweet.  A three week "holiday" from both the weight maintenance supplements and Ginger-Yerba has raised my blood pressure, my weight, and my cravings.

Has anyone else had a good experience with this tea combo, or is it just specific to me?


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I had a really good day, food-wise, especially since I was on the road all day. I took a page from EquiPro and made a breakfast of a can of black beans, rinsed, added chopped red onion, cumin, sea salt, and heated in the...microwave ...yes, I use it occasionally. I ate that on the road this morning on the way to the vet, where I dropped off Otto for the day. Then I ate a lara bar a few hours later. Then, when I got to Albuquerque, instead of going straight to Costco as usual, I stopped into WF and got a salad from the salad bar, but didn't eat it until after doing a couple more stops. I wasn't hungry while shopping at Costco (I don't eat 99% of their food, but it's still hard to shop when hungry). Next I ate a small bag (single serving) of dried apple chips with cinnamon, a kombucha, and a handful of almonds. Around 3pm, while shopping at TJs, I bought a premade salad with cucumbers, feta cheese, and sliced red onion, and romaine lettuce, which I ate without the enclosed dressing. I picked up Otto from the vet, and he and Tucker are enjoying a bully stick each. I'll have a small glass of red wine, then be done eating for the day.

I'm really making an effort to stop eating by 7:30pm, and eat like a pauper for dinner. Day 5 and I'm still on track.


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sugar, the bitter truth

watch this when you crave sugar...

and Paul, it's all about the insulin feedback loop.


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That reminds me, Paul.  I'm going to have some peppermint tea for dessert this evening.

Welcome, ExplorerInNM!  This is a great board.  
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Thanks for the link, grey rabbit. Interesting.


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I found some unsweetened 100% cocoa at WF, in bar form, and I have to say "I like it!". 2 squares and I'm satisfied.


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For me .. responding to the headline.. I drink cocoa powder in hot water in place of coffee.. cravings GONE!


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Wow- 9 days of binging from one day of celebration?.


This is why Dr. D says Warriors shouldn't "diet".  I'm cutting my sugar way down low but not totally giving it up for the very reason that Drea had happen to her.  A's need carbs, especially Warriors..we are the 'vegetarians' of the blood groups. I don't have any sugar cravings as long as I take chromium (for insulin resistance due to age) and maintain a somewhat of a low but not absent sugar intake.. either in form of mostly maple syrup, corn syrup, barley malt and honey..but we're talking teaspoon amounts.. and like 1 tablespoon of maple syrup on my pancakes on weekends.

Not for anything Drea, but I think you're gonna binge again until you realize that Warriors shouldn't restrict anything related to carbs..Well,  you know what I mean.. I'm not talking M&M's and Star Burst chews every day.. I mean healthy sugars.. That's how I ended up with the extra weight. Low Carb. My body rebelled and I'd go on sugar binges and sugar with fat binges..until I stopped eating low carb and followed the SWAMI

Now I feel like I'm getting control again and the cravings are gone..without going low carb or sugar free..
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This is why Dr. D says Warriors shouldn't "diet".  I'm cutting my sugar way down low but not totally giving it up for the very reason that Drea had happen to her.  A's need carbs, especially Warriors..we are the 'vegetarians' of the blood groups. I don't have any sugar cravings as long as I take chromium (for insulin resistance due to age) and maintain a somewhat of a low but not absent sugar intake.. either in form of mostly maple syrup, corn syrup, barley malt and honey..but we're talking teaspoon amounts.. and like 1 tablespoon of maple syrup on my pancakes on weekends.



Can you give me an example of how you eat for a day?  I am trying to eat more vegetarian and having quite a time of it.  My swami has me on the cusp of Teacher/Warrior.  Rice gives me pain.  As far as I know, you have to add some grains in to make complete proteins of the beans/nuts etc.  Is it possible to just use quinoa?

I appreciate any help you can give me.  I stress out every morning now trying to figure out how to eat without gaining.  
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As far as I know, you have to add some grains in to make complete proteins of the beans/nuts etc.  Is it possible to just use quinoa?

I think the answer to this question is "Yes."  
I have read that quinoa is, by itself, a complete protein - but in this age of having to question everything, I'm not sure it is correct.

Adding link to quinoa information - Thanks Drea!
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=142&tname=foodspice


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I was just reading it's higher in Lysine and Methionine than any other grain.  And it's like 20% protein.  I still add nuts though.  

And mayflowers, that sounds completely reasonable.  About 3 weeks ago I started adding about a 1/2 teaspoon of tupelo honey to my grain meal once a day.  I guess honey is supposed to help you digest grains.  Plus, the tupelo honey supposedly goes slower into the bloodstream and you don't get a quick jolt.  Which to me seems true.  Other honeys can ramp me up.  But I let my kids add maple syrup to their grains too.  Not tons, but some.  I think if I cut them off completely, they'd be trying to burn me at the stake.  Hehhehehee


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kicking the sugar.. first give it up for 6 weeks and your desire will be less then half..

I have just added some Blue Agave honey like syrup all over the kids vegetables / food .. why because they never ate a single vegetable and this is how I invite them to love it when they come to eat at my hose.. once a week.

I will make a montain of watermelons and blue berries to be spooned on top of a bowl of whip cream  with nuts added ... they will have fun just looking at this fresh desert.


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Can you give me an example of how you eat for a day?  I am trying to eat more vegetarian and having quite a time of it.  My swami has me on the cusp of Teacher/Warrior.  Rice gives me pain.  As far as I know, you have to add some grains in to make complete proteins of the beans/nuts etc.  Is it possible to just use quinoa?

I appreciate any help you can give me.  I stress out every morning now trying to figure out how to eat without gaining.  


BF - is Egg whites with 1 egg during the week
       coffee, w/soy milk, berries usually frozen
        1 slice whole wheat toast or whole wheat enlgish muffin with Polaner All Fruit

Lunch - my favorite lunch is a bean soup, like lentil or black bean and I have a Not Dog on whole
            wheat bun with mustard

Dinner- Either, fish like scrod, cod or mahi mahi, baked or I'll have more bean soup and brown
             rice, green vegetables and or salad.  

Snacks - cereal with soy milk, dried fruit..(I had to cut back on nuts.. I gain weight easily from them) If I
              want some peanut butter, I'll have it as a breakfast on an english muffin. I was eating bagals but I
              found out omg, how fattening they are ..heavy on calories so I just cut them out of my diet.

If you're eating cheese and gaining weight, then try the Warrior diet. You can follow the one from the Geno Type Diet Book and see how you feel.  If you're a Warrior, it's tough to keep the weight down in mid-life.  Chloe doesn't have any weight issues. She's 67 .  Dr. D said we gain weight around the middle.  Dr. D is a Warrior as well. He works out a lot .. He rides his bike,  and he is a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwando.  
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BF - is Egg whites with 1 egg during the week
       coffee, w/soy milk, berries usually frozen
        1 slice whole wheat toast or whole wheat enlgish muffin with Polaner All Fruit

Lunch - my favorite lunch is a bean soup, like lentil or black bean and I have a Not Dog on whole
            wheat bun with mustard

Dinner- Either, fish like scrod, cod or mahi mahi, baked or I'll have more bean soup and brown
             rice, green vegetables and or salad.  

Snacks - cereal with soy milk, dried fruit..(I had to cut back on nuts.. I gain weight easily from them) If I
              want some peanut butter, I'll have it as a breakfast on an english muffin. I was eating bagals but I
              found out omg, how fattening they are ..heavy on calories so I just cut them out of my diet.

If you're eating cheese and gaining weight, then try the Warrior diet. You can follow the one from the Geno Type Diet Book and see how you feel.  If you're a Warrior, it's tough to keep the weight down in mid-life.  Chloe doesn't have any weight issues. She's 67 .  Dr. D said we gain weight around the middle.  Dr. D is a Warrior as well. He works out a lot .. He rides his bike,  and he is a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwando.  


I used to work out 4 times a week until this fatigue and pain hit. Now that that is happening with kaput adrenals, I can't do anything.

I will check out the "not dogs", maybe WF has them.  I can't eat gluten of any kind so I have to get something in my diet that will fill me up.  I haven't had any bread in years.  Rice causes pain.  I barely eat any cheese.  I stick with Romano/Pecorino and grate less than an ounce in my lunch seeing as I can't use vinegar.  I do eat nuts but I feel like hell with low fat so I am afraid to cut them out.  I eat 1/4 cup peanuts and 1/4 cup almonds daily which is just one serving of plant proteins.

You don't eat hardly any fruit.  So, you eat fish once a day?  

I actually have lost weight ignoring the low fat ideal.  It is easy for me to drop weight cutting back on carbs and increasing protein.  Obviously, that is not a good thing with swami.  I believe I am insulin resistant so that starches go right to the belly.  

I do have lots of inflammation in my body.  

Thanks...I have my work cut out for me.  
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