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Posted by: smily, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 4:21pm
I always try to completely avoid foods that are recommended to be limited or avoided. Looking at the recipes for warriors i got a bit confused about this. Does foods to limit or avoid mean that it should be fine to only limit them and don't exceed the amount recommended? i would never eat red meat beacuse it makes sick but what about chicken for instance? is it an individual matter to limit some foods or to avoid them? Thanks  :)
Posted by: ginnyTN, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:26pm; Reply: 1
Page 196 of the Live Right 4 Your Type book says A secretors should have 0 to 3 servings of the neutral and beneficial meats and poultry PER WEEK.  Non secretors should have 2 to 4 servings PER WEEK.  

A serving size is 4 - 6 oz. for men and 2 - 5 oz. for women.  That pretty well specifies the limits.  So, if you are an A secretor you really do not need to eat any meat at all. You do need protein and there are other protein sources described in the book.

People who have done the advanced testing will have different amounts that are appropriate for their individual bodies.  

I have found that the recommended serving sizes and frequencies in the Live Right book have helped me tremendously with meal planning over the years.

Occasionally when I am really stressed I personally find that I need a much larger infusion of "hard core protein" (meat or nuts) than what is recommended as an ongoing diet.  We should try to follow the plan but also listen to what our body tells us.  
Posted by: chrissyA, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1:47pm; Reply: 2
smily - Welcome! -  If you're looking at the recipes in the Recipe Center you'll need to sift through the ingredients according to whichever diet system you're following. And yes, avoids should be avoided as entirely as possible... It can be difficult  - soon you'll also be a master label reader - but well worth the trouble :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 5:01pm; Reply: 3
Some of the recipes were submitted by people who didn't fully understand the food lists. You need to read recipes carefully and make substitutions when needed, even if the recipe is listed as being for your genotype.

If you've got health issues, you should completely avoid the "avoid" foods. The idea to "limit or avoid" is advice for people who may not be ready to follow the plan 100% As for the "black dot" foods- you need to avoid them for the next 2 months, minimum. Then try small amounts of one at a time and see if you tolerate each one. Most "black dot" foods are always going to be "eat one serving a few times a year" foods, though others may be considered "neutral" for you personally after you see how your body responds.
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