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Brighid45
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Just had to post this here, as it is definitely a testimonial to the BTD.

The other day at work I had gone to an early lunch break. On this particular day, lunch was some leftover pot roast with plenty of thyme, onion and garlic, and a big pile of sauteed kale. I had just taken it from the microwave (yes, I know, but I wanted a hot lunch and we don't have any other way to heat things up) when my employer stuck his head in the breakroom and took a big appreciative sniff. "You are the only one who eats real food around here," he said. About ten minutes later a gang of fellow employees came in with their orders of cheesesteaks, fries and pizza. And they all said, "Hey, who brought something good? It smells like real food in here!" !!

Ten years ago I was one of the cheesesteak and fries fanatics. Now I'm eating better than I ever have in my entire life, and I LOVE it. While I sometimes fall off the wagon, I'm scrambling to climb right back on, because this is the best food plan ever.

I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it: thanks so much for all your hard work, Dr. D. It changes peoples lives for the better. Well done!


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Amen!


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these people you work with can tell the difference!
that s a great first step toward awareness!
good job!


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Walmart had the 1.5L (I measured ~5 cups of fluid) stainless steel Thermos food jar with handle/strap for $15 or $16. áI got one and it has performed well! á

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On Friday, one of the few co-workers left in the afternoon before the New Year's holiday decided to clean out the refrigerator.  She told me not to worry that she recognized MY food and wouldn't throw it away.

We have a microwave and a toaster oven at work.  I've thought about buying another Flavorwave oven and bringing that in.


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That's a good plan, RedLilac. I've thought of bringing in both a toaster oven and a small slow cooker, to do my soups in at wintertime. I really hate that microwave--not only is it bad news, no one but me ever cleans the stupid thing so it's always disgusting

Vicki--I had a stainless thermos, and somebody stole it *sigh* I should just go to Kmart next week and get a thermos and a toaster oven and be done with it


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I call that considerate!!


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What is the best way or best small appliance to heat up a plate of food fairly quickly without a microwave?


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a double burner is a safe option.
like the baby bottle warmers.....


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Yeah, I get a lot of ribbing about the "odd" (closer to its original state!) food I bring in to eat, but everyone complains about their aches and pains, "of course, that's just part of getting older", and I know I used to have all the same pains, which are gone now, and everyone is having "allergies" or colds, coughing their heads off, but not me. In the past I would have been just another achy cold-catcher. The other day a cubicle-neighbor said "Suzanna's the only one who can get up off her knees without help."   And, believe me, those knees used to be no fun! (We have some awkwardly placed file drawers we must deal with) Anyway, that comment gave me a big charge.


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I love hearing this kind of news ladies!    No need to preach at people.  Just eat your real food and let folks form their own conclusions.



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At college my teachers and fellow students always find my lunch so good looking and tempting( I share a lot)
and all it is: is cold meat/fish and salad- ( from dinner yesterday)lots fruits and dry nuts- It should be soooo easy to copy - but they don┤t ! ( a few have started to bring more fruit)
WHO said that lunch should be ryebread with cold sausages and liverpate ???????


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It is funny at my work too. When I first came back, I used to eat out alot (pre-BTD days). My DH was always giving me grief about it. Of the 4 of us,  he was the only one who didn't eat out much. Gradually, I stopped eating out and always now bring food from home. One of the other guys does too and even the most stubborn about giving up the fast food, almost always brings food from home. Home cooked food for all of us now. Blood type compliant? Only me and Rich somewhat. But hey it is a big change from 6 yrs ago.



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Yes, exactly. I don't say much about the BTD, but everyone knows I'm following a different way of eating. They know if they have questions they can ask and I'll be happy to answer them.


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I was brought up on real food and I would say it is the reason why my health is so good to date.

I remember when I went to school I would get very cross at my mother because all friends took a french barrette with salamy, ham, cheese... I would not take anything as my mother always believed in 3 good meals. Actually I was never hungry on the breacks i just hated being the odd one out. Most of my friends did not have breakfast so they were starving.

I remember my mother waking me up with a pint of fresh squeezed grape juice and she would put preasure on me to drink it soon so the vitamins would not go.

For lunch I alwyas had real meals (vegetables, meat or fish and always fruit for dessert) while all my friends had pasta, fries... and pudding for dessert.

I have to be real thankfull to her. All her efforts (every single day she made fresh food) were to my benefit.

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Don, a small crock pot.  To maintain heat, a stainless steel food thermos works great.   With the thermos, after filling it with boiling water for 5+ minutes, I've packed with hot sweet potatoes/similar on top of the other foods to seal from any unused space, etc.  The thermos food (ground turkey recipe. sweet potatoes) came out so hot 6 hours later that we had to let it cool before eating it.  
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Don,
the other option is a nice little toaster oven.  You can put the food in a little pan and cover with aluminum foil so that the foil does not touch the food.  Just a few minutes on 350 and everything is nice and hot.  So quick!

Most of the time, I don't bother to cover the food unless it is already somewhat dry.



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Susanna, You are lucky and your mom deserves the accolade! I was raised similarly, and ....well... went a little crazy when I grew up....becoming  a vegetarian after a short time of exploring fast food,....but back to basics now.

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I can appreciate your sentiments about real food, Brighid.

I adore this way of eating so much because it focuses on real, wholesome food. There are not bright, pre-packaged BTD convenience meals or frozen meals to choose from--with the exception of the Unibars, protein shakes, and ABO friendly supplements such as Proberry Syrup.

I believe that alot of the success of eating the BTD manner revolves around spending time shopping, preparing, and cooking homemade foods. áThis way we ensure what we are actually putting in our bodies.

Alia


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Yes, I agree, Alia. Our culture has traded healthy ways of eating for convenience. Cooking with real food is seen as a waste of time, when in fact it is one of the most important activities we can do. Cooking real foods not only creates health for our bodies, it brings health to our minds and spirits also, and can do much to heal and strengthen communities as well.

I really love shopping for fresh foods and bringing them into our home to make delicious, vibrant meals. In the summer we eat plenty of salads, grilled meats and light, cool meals suited to the hot weather; in the winter we have pot roasts, root-vegetable stews and other meals requiring gentle heat and long cooking times (which helps heat up the house as well--very welcome on cold blustery days!). Spring and fall are transition times, full of celebrations of new life and harvest, respectively. Eating this way is so much better than bags of fast food and tv dinners!

Anyway, guess I'll replace my thermos this week.


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Maybe you can get it engraved?  
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Quoted from Vicki
Maybe you can get it engraved?  


Just a suggestion.....most Walmarts have an engraving tool in the jewelry department. Bet they'd do it for a buck or 2. Or if ya hit 'em up tomorrow, maybe they'll be in a giving mood.



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Well, the thermos was stolen at another workplace. At my current job people just don't steal, aside from the occasional apple slice or handful of trail mix (which doesn't bother me, as I know it's a great way to get people to wake up to eating good food *chuckle*). But engraving my name on the thing is a good idea. Thanks ladies! I'll see what either Wally world or Kmart has to offer. Maybe I'll just order one online when I get paid this week. AND get a small slow cooker. Rival has a really nice one-quart (1 liter) cooker with a removable insert. Btw, it's great for making oatmeal. Oats cooked overnight are absolutely the best ever, imo anyway. Not that I eat them any more *sigh* But that's a story for another thread *chuckle*


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I have the same dilemma... I have to get up at 5:30 every morning and work till 7pm, so every lunch I'm forced to heat up my once-nicely-cooked meals in the community microwave with 100 other people.  I just hope there aren't any long-term effects of using the 'wave... good thing the job is just temporary.


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We have a microwave and a toaster oven at work.  I've thought about buying another Flavorwave oven and bringing that in.


What is a Flavorwave oven?
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