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Xuxuzinha
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 6:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Dear all,

Once again I require your good advice.

I unfortunately have been eating extremely unhealthily lately so that I would have to start the diet all over again.

I'm intending on starting the washout period next week, and stay on it for two months.

However I will have to go away for 3 weeks for training purposes in October and whereas I might be able to cook the first two weeks, I will most probably stay in a hotel for the third week, thus making it difficult to stay compliant.

Would you still recommend for me to start the diet next week and do the best I can once abroad, or is it better to start only when I know I can stick to it?

Thanks a lot for your help!
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Spring
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 6:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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There is no better place to start than where you are standing right now! Every avoid you avoid will just get you closer to good health, but, especially, every superfood you eat will pay dividends for the rest of your life! What kind of investment is better than that?!  Go for it, girl!!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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cajun
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Cecile,
O Mon Dieu!
I agree with Spring! Start now!
I remember the wash out period...not easy, but you can do it if I did!!!!
I just kept telling myself...it will get easier/better each day, I am going to feel/look better, and the benefit of learning to listen to my body....to this day I know I can trust what it says to me.. Sometimes I don't listen and I eat that
French bread ... ..malade...
Bonne chance!!!!


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ABJoe
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My suggestion is to eat as close to this plan no matter where you are.  Always look for ways to take avoids out of your diet.  We ask waitresses to leave out obvious avoids and try to substitute sides with better if we see them on the menu...  Most restaurants are happy to make customers happy, if possible...


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Joy
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Cecile,

Hi.  I also remember what it was like when I was "transitioning into the BTD".  

I agree with all of the above advise.  Don't make drastic changes until you are back home where you in control what's in the kitchen.  

Take a look at the food values on the Bloodtype base list (you can find it under Online Support) and maybe print out a copy to take with you.  Since you're a nonnie I'm not sure of all the beneficials and neutrals you can eat.  

But don't worry, as stated above, anytime you eat towards your bloodtype is better than going all out with avoids galore.  

If you don't obsess about your food choices while away you'll enjoy the training more.  That's the important thing.

Good luck!

Joy
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My suggestion is to start now, then do the best you can when you're away. Go back to fuller compliance when you return home. It's only August 1st, so October is 2 full months away. That's a long time to put healthy eating on hold.

If you were leaving for this trip next week, it might make sense to wait until you returned home.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Spring
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Quoted from ruthiegirl
October is 2 full months away. That's a long time to put healthy eating on hold.
And it is a long time to stuff in a lot of those wonderful diamonds and superfoods!!



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ginnyTN
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Cecile,
When my father was 93 years old and living in assisted living his health was declining too fast -- so I made all A food for him and took it in so they could just heat and serve it.  In 3 weeks he was a totally new person!  In fact, this man who had abused laxatives for years and years even accused me of putting laxatives in his food because he was having normal natural BM's which never, ever happened for him anymore.  

Do not think that a few weeks can't make a radical difference.  And with almost 2 months to follow the diet 95% (at least) you have plenty of time to get really healthy which will help your body cope with the bad stuff you will be putting into it for the last week of your 3 week trip.  

I keep compliant fruit and nut bars with me at all times and occasionally they will have to serve as an emergency meal for me. An A friend of mine bakes A compliant muffins to take along for her breakfasts when she travels.  

And, yes, do specify what you need and do not need when you go to any restaurant anywhere.  I almost always take my own bottle of EV olive oil and ask for lemon slices for salads because I absolutely do not trust any oil used by any restaurant!

The most important thing is to really follow the diet as much as you possibly can at all times, and if you get "off", get back on full tilt as soon as humanly possible.  

All good wishes and best of luck to you.


6 years on ER BTD, went from sick and dying to healthier And 30 pounds slimmer.  

Dec 2013: Started Swami Xpress - I'm 48% Explorer with hybridized Explorer/BTD list. A new adventure for this old lady!  -- LOST 5 more pounds on SWAMI! 
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I travel a lot for business.  I bring my own snacks, but have to eat main meals in restaurants.  I go for a compliant simple entrée.  I ask what is used in preparation. I ask for substitutions on sides.  I ask for olive oil and lemon vs. salad dressing.  I bring my own tea bags to heat up in the room.  Sometimes I just have to live with minor avoids that display no visible symptoms.  I totally reject anything with corn or chicken (I’m B) because I know I’ll get sick and can’t afford that while traveling.


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