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Victoria
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Loops
Sure.  It goes something like this:

brekky 2 cups green tea with 1 tsp agave or nothing at all
       pomegranate or other fruit
       small amount of fruit juice with lots of added water (like 100ml fj)
       a couple of fried eggs or a small bowl of meat/veg soup (leftovers)

lunch  big bowl of meat/veg soup, or fish etc
       more fruit
       sometimes a bit of rice or a sweet potato
       herb tea
       more fruit juice (again, wildly diluted so not much)

snacks - well I get hungry so I have dried fruit sometimes - figs or some more fresh fruit.  Occasionally nuts.  I do indulge in a piece of dark chocolate every now and then too and am working on that one.

Dinner usually some sort of meat or fish.  I was making fried hake (rice flour and olive oil) but have ditched that recently.  Lots of veg, some olive oil, maybe some lentils or other beans.  If I am eating cheese then I will eat a bit of parmesan.  A glass of red wine usually too but not always.  Occasionally we will order compliant sushi for dinner.

I generally eat to appetite of the diamond and superfoods because experience has taught me restricting food to whatever degree eventually leads to bingeing so I don't do that anymore.


Loops, a couple of thoughts -
The type O's that I know who have had great success with this way of eating, eat plenty of protein (usually red meat) at breakfast, with little to no carbs.  Not fruit, because it can tilt the insulin off balance and this is not a good thing for a person who tends to put on weight.

Then, you have more fruit with lunch.

And dried fruit is an extremely concentrated sugar.  Your afternoon snack may be spiking your insulin again.  I personally had to end my love affair with dried fruits because it was like eating sugar directly from the bowl.

The evening meal is the time when type O's often eat whatever carbs they are going to consume.  It helps you relax for sleep.  Although some O's do well with cooked whole grains earlier in the day - whichever ones are diamonds or superfoods.  This is something to consider if what you are eating is putting weight on you.

Fruit is real tricky for people with weight issues.  Just be careful and pay attention to how your body handles it.  Consider shifting around what you eat when.

I didn't get a clear idea of how much meat you actually consume during your day.  Meat and veg soup can have a little or a lot, but it may not be enough for your blood type O constitution.

Fish is easy to digest and can be a good protein for the evening meal, with your grain and some vegetables.



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Xuxuzinha
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Hi Loops,

If you want to loose weight, have you tried to re-run your Swami by changing the portion sizes?

You can select these so it recommends smaller portions for you.

I ran it with bigger portions because the carbs portions were too little for me per day.
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For me fruit is the same as candy.  If I eat it ilove it, but soon after I am ready to sleep.

You may get some cheeses, but they are more for flavoring than actaul portions, or I get constipated.  I was that anyway until I added the extra spoon of oil...

The oil is needed by us, Ruthy and many others had told me to take it, but I could never figure out how.. Now I take it in place of snacks.. and after two month my bowel movements are no issue any more.

I most definitively need protein for my three meals.  Turkey or meat is best.

Grains are basically sleeping pills for me.  The same with most Neutral foods.

I eat Diamonds and Beneficials to be most happy.  I expect that the body knows that your baby will be two years soon and you will run around much more and get all the exercise you need.  I do some by running from kitchen to bedroom and back putting my laundry away one piece at a time.. or i run up and down the steps a few times.  I like a few short bursts of running over running to the gym. Carrying your baby will give you weight training enough and make baby feel well to.. two for one.  hahaha  

Most o's think that metabolism or thyroid are off.... but I am coming to believe that: in my life what I really needed was the extra oil. Read about how to use it on line in the Shangri-la book.  It is the only diet that allows you to eat whatever food plan you are choosing... the only addition is the oil in specific ways...  I have not gained any weight since doing it.... a nice change!!! before I had just gained 20 pounds in a few month... and was miserable.  The oil fixed my brain too.  No cravings, no self pity...

As for detoxing, I take Trehalose Complex in Lime and water... I feel energized and just plain great!!!!no depression any more...  Every day!!!


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thanks all.

Victoria I eat however much meat I feel like at the time - usually around 4-6 oz I think or maybe less if I have had more carbs.  I find that the more carbs I eat the less meat I need although I still do need some.  I do not buy into the insulin theory of appetite and weight gain - protein stimulates- more insulin than a lot of carbs but yet it is supposed to be satiating...  I have done hard-core low carb and my experience is that anything under 100g (so that would be without the dried fruit basically) per day is not sustainable for me in the long run.  Yesterday for instance I attempted a low carb breakfast and was miserable and irritable by 11am and ended up in a bag of dried figs.  My system REALLY complains now anytime I try and do that.  I get cold and feel off and into the fruit I go.  I seem to need carbs to feel human.  Brekky had been a big bowl of fried spinach and salmon (in ghee) so it was not a lack of protein or fat.

Having said that I am obviously just not going to drop weight eating the way I am...and I think I may have to just accept that as hard as it is.  I did a lower carb eating for years and years and ended up with a mood disorder and unable to maintain a pregnancy.  I was eating lots of meat, fat and veg as well so it wasn't due to not eating enough.  I was able to conceive and carry to birth after reintroducing a lot of carbs from fruit.  So you can see why I am extremely wary of dropping the carbs back down....
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maybe it might be an idea to just stick to the Swami superfoods and not overthink the rest right now?  My body needs a break.  
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Quoted from Loops
why would the deflect be good for me?  I mean I haven't eaten any lectins in...well...years!  Seriously - before I was doing BTD I was doing low carb with just vegetables and almonds for carbs...for like 5 years...or is it good for something else too?

I am wondering if my PCOS is playing a part here.  I have polycystic ovaries but do not have the elevated insulin or testosterone and was able to have a baby coincidentally after starting the BTD with lots of fruit added.  But still....I do carry all my weight in my abdomen.  It seems that maybe avoiding lectins and wheat etc isn't quite enough for me...not sure!


GOOD POINT. My own mother had it in one ovary and I was never diagnosed with any thing but "endo". Maybe the doctor who delivered my 1st child was looking at the precursor to Fibroids or PCOS. My adrenal glands now have needed support. I carry much more weight on my abdomen now than in the past. Epegenisis happens.

I would be interested in sitting down and having a visual discussion with all my cells as to what is going on now that my DNA strands are less tight of a helix than in my youth.


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My guess about taking Deflect when 100% compliant is that you can still inhale and ingest non-compliant matter.  As well, it supposedly helps repair damage caused by previous non-compliance.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Over eating protein was where I went wrong with low carb. As you know protein spikes insulin just as much as carbs. When I cut protein way back I dropped weight in my stomach like crazy. Lots of low carb veg, MODERATE protein (15-21g per meal or 2-3 oz) is all most people need, and enough fat to satisfy. When I was eating a 'normal' serving of protein I felt very unbalanced and off. I never thought that tiny amount of protein would be enough but I feel so much better. There's tons of info on the net. Check out http://www.drrosedale.com and many other places. The book Primal Body Primal Mind etc. I also don't eat until after 11am. This was huge for me too. There's an insulin/cortisol connection 1st thing in the morning. Delaying (not skipping) breakfast steadied everything.


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Averno
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Quoted from Mother
... I also don't eat until after 11am. This was huge for me too. There's an insulin/cortisol connection 1st thing in the morning. Delaying (not skipping) breakfast steadied everything.


Interesting how this worked for you, Mother. I recently trained myself to eat before noon, and it has helped tremendously with stabilizing my glucose levels. Taking Dr. D's advice about starting the day with protein (AB's or warriors, not sure which specifically), I no longer feel the urge to snack throughout the day. And meal time doesn't find me in a famished state. I'd been taking Cortiguard twice daily for awhile, but it was the switch to protein within an hour of rising that really diminished my urge to graze all day.

In regards to firing up one's metabolic engine each morning, I wonder if  there is a fundamental difference here between blood types? Our differing results would suggest so for us, but is that true for most others?

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Averno,

We're just the opposite. I was eating protein, well actually I tried every kind of breakfast there is, and I was ravenous all day. I spent the day fighting the urge to eat all day long. Within a half hour of eating I was far hungrier than before I ate. Now I don't snack at all and just have normal hunger. This stabilized my blood sugar. I had an insulin surge everyday and felt unbalanced all day.

Funny how everyone is so different. I need far less protein than most O's but I always ate far more and never thought I would need so little. Protein will raise my blood sugars too and make me hungry


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Victoria
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I seem to need carbs to feel human.  

I did a lower carb eating for years and years and ended up with a mood disorder and unable to maintain a pregnancy.  I was eating lots of meat, fat and veg as well so it wasn't due to not eating enough.  I was able to conceive and carry to birth after reintroducing a lot of carbs from fruit.  So you can see why I am extremely wary of dropping the carbs back down....


I strongly agree with you and I was not suggesting that you follow a low carb diet.  My idea was that if the way you are eating is putting weight on you, you might try flipping the time of day you consume your carbs.  Many O's have reported that it helps them to eat high carb in the last third of the day and shift the higher protein toward the early and mid-day.  But if you're happy with your routine, I'm not pushing for change.



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I still have tons of health issues- stress sets me off, as does lack of sleep or inconsistent exercise. I also suspect that the mercury in my mouth is a big part of the problem.

But the diet works. I feel much worse when I let myself stray from the plan- those "trace amounts" of avoids always cause trouble over time. Even over-doing the compliant cheeses causes me trouble, and I can't seem to stick to portion sizes of cheese. I do best when I avoid cheese altogether.

I've come to the conclusion that SWAMI has identified all of my "food triggers" for fibromyalgia. I still have environmental triggers to work on.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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hey Ruthie - have you lost weight on Swami or did you not need to?  Don't answer if that is prying too much.

Mother do you eat any carbs?  If not so you eat low carb and low protein too?  Where do you get your calories?

Victoria yes maybe I need to play around a bit with times I eat things.  I just feel a bit at sea with everything.  It would be nice if it were just simple like eat this don't eat that!
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If there are SWAMI items that are goitrogens you can omit them for now and be helping yourself with low thyroid supplements listed over on ithyroid.com.

I know how much it sucks to not find an endocrinologist that isn't biased. Try for a woman doctor first.



I didn't hear from you but am redirecting you to this page, so you can see levels of vitamins and minerals needed for recovery for both thyroid disorders - worked for me like a charm before I found the blood type diet.I left my environmental toxins behind by moving, and 6 months later the supplements eliminated the need for medicine automatically. Just make sure you know if you're hypo or hyper!
http://webhome.idirect.com/~wolfnowl/thyroid13.htm


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I think as a new mom you should not worry about life as it presents itself.. You are doing what you think is good, and for now that is what I would have you do..

life will get less 'stressed' and spelled backwards it will become more acceptable to you to decide if a food is a dessert or needed for balance... for now... next year will be different.. Let life take you where your mind is now telling you to be at, and eventually the mind will follow BTD without struggle.  It takes time, much more time for us to let go of fear, and find peace... even a few years of eating wrong will not kill anyone, whereas eating 100% compliant will make you just as sick.. so go the middle for now... Better that you enjoy the child and laugh.. laugh hardy, and often,, best medicine.. / best supplement also. ...  

stay here and communicate.. it will open doors otherwise closed.. or a window..

someone said wisdom comes with becoming 50 .. I used to not think that so... but it just might be after all..  


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Loops,

I don't eat grains, starch or sugar and very little fruit. I eat TONS of veggies, protein and healthy fats are where my calories come from. I don't eat a lot of calories either, around 1200 but that is where my body feels best and I have the most energy. Too much food bogs me down and always has. We don't always need as much food as we think we do as long as all of it is nutritionally dense, which mine are. I don't metabolize any form of carbs well, starch ,grains, legumes, sugar fruit juice etc. They ALL cause immediate weight gain and IMO that is an indicator of inflammation.They also kick up hunger which could be linkes to candida as well. I eat food that passes through with no effects, tired, bloated, headache, hunger, gassy etc. I don't have strong digestion though so I eat small meals as well. I'm in the beginning stages of nutritional reflex testing and get my results tomorrow. I'm sure enzymes etc will be in order.
So long of the short, veggies, protein and healthy fats


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Loops,
Just wanted to mention this is trial and error for 5 years and this is where I settled. BUT... I am a hunter through and through


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ok thanks -

yes Seraffa - I have read that site - some good suggestions.  I have though been through most supplements and am at present actually trying to not take so much stuff as I feel that I got off balance taking too many minerals etc.  I know that sounds crazy but really it happened.

Mother - wow, that is like no food.  I don't think that sounds like something I will be doing - no offense or anything but sounds like starvation.  When I was 15 and anorexic I was eating 1000 calories a day.  I need about 2K to feel ok and have energy.

Goldie yes there are probably more important things right now.  I am just a bit frustrated with my body and also feeling a bit 'off' if that makes any sense.
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have you ordered DPN supps in Chile?

how much do you pay for shipping?
Is there a distributor there, per se?


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hi - no I haven't.  I see though that there are some basic supplements available through iherb though which I can get shipped here for very little.  But they are the btd supplements as far as I can see.  And a bit pricey too!!
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