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jayneeo
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 9:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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OK, I'm going grain free....(again!) and I am going to track my food on this thread.
I don't know why I have not been successful before, but I'm hoping the log will help. I plan to do it for one week, then reevaluate and maybe go for another week.
My Foods Today, thur.
2 eggs, scrambled in butter and almond oil with onions and red chili flakes, half cup coffee.
tuna salad with onion, celery, vegan mayo. and lettuce.
smoothie with banana, pineapple and cranberry juice, plus stevia, lemon jc., flaxseed and evoo.
That's it so far....(I'll add dinner later)
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coffee makes me want more grains......or crave more carbs.....the choice is yours


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you are doing well enough.. add oils so as not to be hungry..

the grains really will make a difference especially if you are  Gatherer as that means your sugar is triggered each time..

focus on giving up such one total item.. and succeed and all the others will be easy..

good luck..

having said 'easy'.. is not true - but du-able yes.. and after a while you may not even miss the grains, nor the dairy, nor the sugar stuff.  but that is for another day..today I am holding your hand..

eat rice if you wish.. or spaghetty squash with parmesan if you must have 'pasta' or get rice pasta.. dont over cook ..


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Are you swamied yet? either way you do have a GT in your avatar, I find it very useful to identify in my menus what is compliant or not, what is superbene, neutral, BD or avoids, then if things do not or do work, at least you can related to your plan .... whatever that is ... Our true types are slowly but surely unveiling ... I find the log journal a fantastic tool and this being the best place to share to get timely feedback ... keep up your good work!!!  




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Thanks, Goldie, Lola and Cristina!
Only the coffee is not on my swami (it may be bl. dot, I forget) others are beneficial or super bene.
Dinner is to be grilled lambchops, corn, (I'm not having any) sw. potato, coleslaw. Again, all bennies. There will be butter served.
It's not that easy....all good food, but I needed something this afternoon, so had 2 big spoonfuls of almond butter. ( But I feel good about day 1.
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Quoted from jayneeo
OK, I'm going grain free....(again!) and I am going to track my food on this thread.
I don't know why I have not been successful before, but I'm hoping the log will help. I plan to do it for one week, then reevaluate and maybe go for another week.
My Foods Today, thur.
2 eggs, scrambled in butter and almond oil with onions and red chili flakes, half cup coffee.
tuna salad with onion, celery, vegan mayo. and lettuce.
smoothie with banana, pineapple and cranberry juice, plus stevia, lemon jc., flaxseed and evoo.
That's it so far....(I'll add dinner later)
Going grain free may be brilliant for me as well at this moment. Amazing how similar my menu went this Thur! (except for the lamb chops which are lovely, and coffee which is off limit)   Are oats considered grains?



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Are oats considered grains?

Yes!


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One thing that has helped me succeed at being grain-free is making sure that I eat plenty of other carb-rich diamonds and superfoods.  I stay far away from any neutral carbs because they make me want more carbs.

jayneeo, a spoonful of almond butter used to really help me through those transition weeks.  It's pretty effective too, isn't it!  



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jayneeo, a spoonful of almond butter used to really help me through those transition weeks.  It's pretty effective too, isn't it!  
Very. I love it!



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Nuts especially walnuts where my mainstay for years and might still be (changed to Pumpkinseeds some) because he nuts really are easy to eat, they require chewing and salivating as do the grains..

staying away from Neutrals is the saving grace.. no doubt they cause either tiredness or hunger issues.

As for coffee if you are staying away.. good for you,,, but it took me 10 years to get rid of it.. I did caffeine free, weak and without milk nor sugar and still it haunted me..

I got terrible headaches when I gave it up.. peppermint tea all day for 6 weeks helps a lot.. ( I still get headaches even now that I gave it up, and don't know now what I can do about that) but the fact that coffee is a grain product makes me want to get rid of it.   BUT while I managed to finally live without it.. I am feeling for anyone wanting to give it up.. I have no idea why I like it but its the bitter taste that I like.. and I guzzle it.. so I don't even really enjoy it..  but there is just nothing like it as a habit... and green tea.. you can keep it I can not seem to like it no how..

BUT now that I think about it.... coffee is on acquired taste.. maybe I could acquire the taste for it after 6 weeks?? ??? so now I wonder is it worth the caffeine ?? not sure I need to feel 'energized' its like another habit I would rather not developed..

good luck, you are doing well,    


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Thanks.
My DH makes a pot of coffee every morning and it tempts me....but I pour only one inch into a small cup and afterwards I make a cup of yerba mate/greentea! I can go without the coffee because I keep it to one inch a day. In other words I am not quite addicted. I won't even get a headache after a wk without it.....but it is so insidious, it could creep up on me.  
Now, on to the grains. So far, so good.
Today: same brkfst, scrambled eggs with onions, dried chilies. I gotta tell ya, brkfst is a hard one for me...I want that toast with either coffee or tea, and the paper, y'know?
Today, gotta go to my new co-op gallery and hang some paintings! Better get started.
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Uh huh!     That coffee addiction is a hefty one!  I started at age 13;  a lot of very good memories associated around early mornings with my dad before school . . a quick fire in the fireplace before mother got up . . the smell of coffee waking me, and 15 minutes of quiet conversation with him and our coffee in hand.

A lot of the power that coffee has is the aroma!  I think that's part of why I have come to absolutely adore Genmaicha tea so much!!  It is green tea with roasted brown rice, and when it steeps, the house is filled with a roasted, rich, warm fragrance.  The best one I've tasted comes from Dr. D's store, and I can see why he sells it.  I think I'll go make a cup right now!  

This is my only grain these days.  




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you are a grainfree role model, Victoria!    and yes! to almond butter as a snack!
so lunch was halibut reheated from 2 da. ago (it was still lovely) with kale and a yummy sw. potato salad! (just like regular potato salad but with sw.potatoes... and curry powder!!)
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Quoted from Victoria
Uh huh!     ... I started at age 13;  a lot of very good memories associated around early mornings with my dad before school . . a quick fire in the fireplace before mother got up . . the smell of coffee waking me, and 15 minutes of quiet conversation with him and our coffee in hand.

A lot of the power that coffee has is the aroma!  ...

I know that feeling Victoria, we were brought up with coffee and milk for breakky and sometimes even late at night .... maybe that is how I built immunity to it,... or I was lucky in that being a secretor, non sensitive, it was always at least neutral beverage for me ...  




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well...the day went ok except for the wine......couple glasses of white. Dinner out was a pepper stuffed with chicken in a delicious red sauce. That's it. we'll see what price I pay tomorrow for th wine. (calorie wise)
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White wine, Jayneeo?  



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yeah, for some reason gatherers should have white rather than red...?
So today was weird: (but it really helps to record it)...
2 eggs, (only one white) with goat cheddar, one inch of coffee.
snack: apple, handful of cashews (bl. dot)
lunch: same as brkfst.....(pretty lame, but nothing in house...)

and dinner will be: (having company)....pork chops (for them and DH) and a half-chicken for me and whoever wants. (chicken is bl. dot) plus kale, beets, salad, and not sure what else....sw. potatoes?)
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I meant only one yolk......
so tonight when our guests arrive, I know I will have wine again.....(husband makes wine) but will try to minimize it.
I got figs and mascarpone for dessert. Figs are ok for O's, but probably not for gatherers, cuz they are so sweet. Mascarpone is not on my list either.....BUT its not a grain. And it could be so much worse.
That's my story and I'm stickin to it.
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yeah, for some reason gatherers should have white rather than red...?
jaynreeo, my Swami reversed the wines for me, white is toxin, red is black dot.

Are quinoa and buckwheat also out?

If you like cashews, I would recommend macadamia nuts (diamond). They taste very delicate and have a texture close to butter.





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Jayneeo, my daughter is a type B Gatherer.  She followed her blood type diet for a few years and has been on the Gatherer diet for a year and a half. Since she lives on her own and is a full time student in a hard program, she is under a lot of stress and is wanting more social life with her friends who are in the same school and enjoy eating out.  She is being more lenient with her eating program so that she can manage to share time with these good friends who make her laugh and raise her happiness meter!  
She is managing this by eating many type B beneficial foods that she has not allowed herself on her Gatherer diet.  Crossing over like this may not be the very best choice, but it is not a horrible choice either.  At least the blood type beneficial foods are not going to poison her, and as much as possible, she still sticks with the Gatherer diet.  From time to time she goes grain-free also, and notices that she loses weight very quickly without the grains (I did also).  This was a good thing for us.



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That's my story and I'm stickin to it.


try to stick to beneficials.. or super beneficials as then you will not do harm, eaggs are a mainstay for when I have nothing to eat in my house.. I have eaten many eggs .. making food good for me is easy, when I shop I hang on to my shopping list and shop only on the outside for fresh foods.. less tempting for junk that way..

honesty about what you eat is good, it pays to be so for you and your body..

you will get a little closer every time you shop .. meat and green veggetables.. easy.. eat a fruit here and there, a piece  of 85% choc and nuts and then you are safe.. have you tried cayenne pepper yet?


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hey, Goldie! I loooove cayenne! Been using it lavishly for years.
Yaeli, I had better go back and check my swami wine....it might have reversed like yours....(Its all coming back to me now! )
Victoria, I really respect your daughters approach.
By the way, my fig/mascarpone dessert went over very well! (drizzle of honey) soooo good!

today I had a pear, spoonful of mascarpone (hey, its just sitting there!) and a chicken thigh for brk.
First day not started with eggs in....oh, a year?

My swami allows as bennies, quinoa and amaranth, but as I'm trying to go grainfree, I'll just wait on those. Just trying to do a wk grainfree (then I may go another wk!)
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I'm really interested in hearing about how you experience a grain-free life.  It has been a surprising and amazing venture for me.  Many months into it, I still see deep healing going on and all the excess weight just melted off.  Better skin, hair and sleep, more stable emotions, better intestinal health.

I've noticed that I have to be more aware to make sure that I eat enough, though.  When I ate grains, I always carried a little more weight than I was comfortable with and always felt a little too stuffed and bloated (even though I've been gluten-free for a couple of years). I actually get hungry now, which is a new experience for me.  And I've increased the volume of fresh vegetables that I eat.  And I'm also eating more meat and fish.



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Victoria, sadly my weight has crept up lately and now I am trying to take the 1st steps in changing that. I eat a lot of starchy things....sweet potatoes and bananas....just to keep me from going over the edge and grabbing a pc of rice bread....I call it damage control. I believe that this grainfree life is goin to do me a lot of good. I hope to achieve my healthy weight like yourself, and experience this thing called hunger!
I almost can't risk hunger now, cuz it triggers me to want to run to grains. I like smoothies when I'm hungry between meals...
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Hi jayneoo,
I am just recently thinking about grainfree myself.   But I highly suspect dairy may be a problem for me also.
I was able to lose on a vegan  diet, but I felt very lightheaded on it.  It was no sweets, alcohol, meat or dairy.
So I will follow your thread here.  And wish you success.  Also like hearing from Victoria and her grain free experience.   keep us posted!
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