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Posted by: Beouemom, Sunday, February 6, 2005, 2:20pm
Just wondering this moring as I was fixing my breakfast.  I wonder if any one gets tired of the BTD.  I would have to say I do not get tired of it.  In fact is has allowed me to feel better than I had for a long time.  But then there was this nagging thought in the back of my mind. What do I get tired of?    Then it came to me.  I get tired of saying no to the avoids.  I am working with a group of kids now in a child care program and their snacks (not my choice) are graham crackers, Ritz crackers, animal crackers,  Whales, and Cherrioes. It would be so easy to just pop some in my mouth as they are eating their snack.   Another area is meeing with co workers for pot luck meals.  I bring the food I know I want to eat but the food others bring is sitting right there.   I find myself getting tired of saying no all the time.  That is what about the blood type diet that I get tired of.   Sometimes I will have a taste of the items but I find I do better when I just say no.  Especially the sugar.  One co worker aksed what foods I ate so she could  cook something I could eat too.  That was really nice of her.  
    How about the rest of you?  
Posted by: Linda, Sunday, February 6, 2005, 7:54pm; Reply: 1
Yes, I hear you there.  I have just passed my fifth year mark on BTD.  You would think that people would have accepted me and my 'diet ' by now.  My husband is tired of the BTD.  He wants me to eat chicken and pork so he doesn't have to plan meals around me.  I tell him I can take care of myself when he wants to cook those things.  But I can still feel his consternation.  After all this time, you'd think he would just come on over to MY side! ;D

Personally, I am not tired of the diet.  I love to eat beneficials and always look forward to when I can have them.  I do stray a bit here and there.  The consequences from the avoids always keeps me interested in BTD.
Posted by: Vicki, Sunday, February 6, 2005, 8:40pm; Reply: 2
I just find new recipes/new wacky substitutions whenever I get tired of the same old thing.  To be tired of it enough to want to eat avoids means I'd be tired enough to want to be sick.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:02am; Reply: 3
I get tired of talking to people about it who ask specific questions, but half way through my explanation I sense the total lack of interest or understanding on their part.

That s when I cut it short and change the subject gracefully, before making a total fool of myself!!!  LOL

But as for me, I can t get tired of BTD!!!
It has become a 'way of life' for me.
Posted by: Chanur, Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:32am; Reply: 4
Tired of delicious foods that are good for me? Not so far...don't think it will ever happen.

Tired, disgusted, frustrated, and sometimes angry because of what is being passed off as food in my local groceries and restaurants and the medical baloney that is being shoved at us and our children - Yes!!! But that was even before the BTD was a part of my life.
Posted by: northernstars, Monday, February 7, 2005, 4:48am; Reply: 5
Occasionally I will wander a bit and eat something that is an avoid, however, I can't remember an entire meal of avoids since I began the BTD (except my grandson's birthday party at Pizza Hut).  Felt really lousy that night and the next day.  Most of the time I want to eat only those foods that are MY type.

I don't get  bored, but sometimes I get a bit frustrated trying to make substitutions so I can enjoy something similar to a pre-BTD cheesy or creamy foods.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 7, 2005, 8:39am; Reply: 6
never ever- ther's so much to discover at least- suuuuuuperrr !  ;D
Chanur- I missed you for a while, you and your wild salmon cat- what happend if I may ask?
I know- dear I am too curieuse... hi-hi-hiiiiiiiiiii(sorry)::)

reards to everybody from Isa
Posted by: Chanur, Monday, February 7, 2005, 9:51am; Reply: 7
Isa-Manuela: Don, a friend of my son, had a personal disaster last Friday in which he lost almost all of his worldly belongings. Since he is a student he has very little money. He also has no family so, he could not go to stay with relatives. For that reason most of last week was eaten up moving what little he does have left over to our place, cleaning it up, setting up a room for him, providing emotional support for him, and replacing as much of the stuff he needed right away that we could afford to. In addition to that mess, my husband and I of course also had to go to work.

Now that the dust is settling, it seems to be actually working out for the best. My son is finding out what it is like to have a sibling. Don is finding out what it's like to have a family. He is an O and has been enjoying my husband's roast and beef jerky rather than eating whatever came to hand in his apartment which means he is feeling better physically as well.

Thank you for asking where I have been, it is nice to know that I was missed. I have missed these boards, too.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, February 7, 2005, 5:17pm; Reply: 8
It can be challenging sometimes, but an emphatic no, I never get tired of it.  In fact, what amazes me is the opposite phenomenon:  The novelty, thrill, and gratitude of feeling satisfied, revitalized and healthy never wears off and only keeps deepening.
Posted by: 658 (Guest), Monday, February 7, 2005, 6:19pm; Reply: 9
I havent been dooign BTD for nearly as long as most but i find it a challenge especially at my age (23) and none of my friends understand and then they dotn want to understand even when they ask. I do enjoy this though, becuase i like to cook and i have tried foods that i never had before, or ate very rarely. An example is parsnips, ive never had them until last week and i really like them. Lamb was only eaten rarely and now i have it when i want.
I do think i feel better, like more clear headed and less stressed out (except a few times but its ok).
When i visit home, my mom thinks BTD is the hardest thing and i tell her dont make tomato, chicken or corn..the 3 basic most eaten things and she doesnt understand sometimes lol..thats my mom, but shes doing ok with my visits.
I was psyched to find out i was a B because cheese and dairy was so important to me and i was thinking, oh no i am going to be an O, no cheese...but then i did the test and yay.
I do sometimes eat avoids, but very rarely in my own home.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 7, 2005, 6:21pm; Reply: 10

:K)  :K)  :K)  :K)  :K) :K) :K)  :K).......................................:D

for that help you gave... it is soooooooooooo important!!!! :K)  :K) :K) sorry but I can't
stop  :K)  :K)  :K)  ;D

-knuffich regards Isa
Posted by: Proudmamma (Guest), Monday, February 7, 2005, 9:14pm; Reply: 11
To be truthful, yes I do get tired of the BTD or any diet! I just wish, I could eat what ever I wanted that was convienent and it would be healthy and nutritious for me. I tend to rebel against anyone telling what to do. However, there is nothing I can do about my weak constitution except, to accept the fact I have to work harder to stay healthy and the BTD helps me.

However....I still wish wheat and chocolate cake were healthy for me!!!!!!!! ;D
Posted by: Cheryl_O_Blogger, Monday, February 7, 2005, 9:57pm; Reply: 12
I've only done BTD for a little over a year, but I don't see myself getting tired of BTD.  I think the beauty of it is that the diet can be as simple or as complicated as you'd like it to be.  I tend to like things a little more complicated, so that I continually tinker with my program.  The new health library books, the website and new NAP products feed into that.  Yet if I'm not in the mood for tinkering with my diet, I can follow a simple template as outlined in my blog today called Healthy Weight Loss - The BTD Way.  I do wish for foods that are avoids, but I allow myself to have those, especially on holidays.  More and more I find that when I have those, they weren't really as good as I remembered.  Sometimes the side effects that I notice make them not worth it.  OK, time for a confession, I had chicken and dumplings at Grandy's over the Christmas break.  The were absolutely nasty, but I got that craving out of my system.  I am on a constant mission to find new foods and recipes to replace old favorites.  I can't say that potatoes were ever a favorite, but I discovered roasted root vegetables this weekend.  The parsnips, which I had never tried before were especially delicious.  That's just one example of the many new foods that I've found through BTD.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, February 7, 2005, 10:43pm; Reply: 13
When I get bored I go shopping for produce, find something I haven't tried before, and try it. Then the seasons change and it's all new again.

I do get frustrated with others' reactions to what I don't eat, and their unwillingness to try it for even a few days.  I am happy to report finding a few more "Noncommitted Believers" as I go along.  People who admit it's a great and healthy way to eat, but just aren't ready to jump in.  I have hope that they will someday.  I too was once a noncommitted believer.  I searched for the key, found the book on a shelf, then still took 4 months to begin to try it, then still fell away after seeing results...guess it's human nature.  At least my son will be more capable of sticking to it as he's growing up with healthy comfort foods and healthy reward foods.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 5:32am; Reply: 14
you really are 'something else'!!!   lol

a true example of 'where there s a will, there s a way!!''

good for you!
Posted by: 751 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 2:25pm; Reply: 15
I don't get tired with it per se.  But being simultaneously very poor right now, and having occasions as a guest in others' homes has made me frustrated with my growing intolerance to avoids.  I ate pasta with sausage (I have eaten pork products approximately 4 times in my life before this) and my eyes practically would not open the next day, and I was completely light headed.
I would like the food that I need to be healthy to be as cheap as bulk grains.
Posted by: +Aan, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 3:15pm; Reply: 16
I haven't yet. I have been bad sick for the last week but am feeling much better now. I feel though that I have to start branching out and seeing what else is out there for me. I'm eating the same things too much. Since I'm feeling much better. My skin feels so soft and blemish free. I intend to stick with this way of eating. I haven't lost much weight which is really what I need to do. But at least I am losing! I don't really have the sweet cravings I usually have. I think that is a defininate plus.  
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 3:49pm; Reply: 17
I am on my sixth year of the BTD lifestyle, and I am not bored or tired of it.  It is simply a lifestyle for me.  I do not have the mindset that this is an eating plan of foods that I can not eat; but rather, it has allowed me to experiment and try many new food items that I would have never tried.  It is always exciting and a challenge to try a new vegetable, legume, or to experiment and modify recipes that are BTD compliant.  

I value the fact that the BTD gives us a lot of responsibilty and ownership for our own health; we can choose to be moderately or highly compliant with our individual food choices on a daily basis.


Posted by: 658 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 4:20pm; Reply: 18
JJ i can be expensive which often is not a great thing. I am a student now, and trying to do this and my grocery bill went up a bit. I don't mind because i knwo i feel better than before, but sometimes its!
I have gotten in the habit of buying lots of turkey sausages when they are on sale or reduced for quick sale and throw them in the freezer, and comign from an italian family, we all rpetty much adopted the turkey sausages now instead of pork, so that was lucky.
I can't wait until spring, i will be visiting the Boston Farmers Market often. I used to get 3 eggplants for a dollar, 3 lbs of tomatos (ugh no longer), 3 pineapples for a dollar or whatver for a dollar. It is great and you can spend liek $5 and not be able to carry it home ont he subway cuz there is so much. One thing i remember, is my firend wanted like a handful of portabellos and the guy gave her the whole box, abotu 5 lbs for $5.  Its amazing, if you ever get the chance to go to any of must. I also have to buy the generic store brand for a lot of things, but when i comapre ingredients etc, theyre basically the same, just cheaper.

I made it a really big habit now when friends are to come and eat at my home, to ask them what they like, dont like, what they crave etc so that i can plan a meal that they can/will eat, i wish everyone was like this!One of my friends from Brooklyn is coming, so i ask her what she woudl like since she cant eat dairy or fish, and i make sure to keep them pleased for the whole visit.
Posted by: 227 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 4:29pm; Reply: 19
I am a type A newbie to the BTD lifestyle.  I don't think I'll get tired of this diet.  I have been watching my diet for years anyway due to food allergies and various health problems.  

I think I can handle the diet fairly well when eating at home, but realize some avoids will probably slip into my diet when eating out or eating something that is mostly favorable but has one or two questionable ingredients.

So, I recently ordered Deflect for type A for myself and Deflect for type O to send to my sister.  

Has anyone tried the Deflect products?  Just wondered how well they work in offsetting some of the problems that might crop up when the occasional avoid slips into the diet?


Posted by: yaman, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 4:56pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from NanC, posted Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 4:29pm at here

So, I recently ordered Deflect for type A for myself and Deflect for type O to send to my sister.  

Has anyone tried the Deflect products?  Just wondered how well they work in offsetting some of the problems that might crop up when the occasional avoid slips into the diet?

Hello NanC,

I just love Peter's description of Deflect:

"It's not a licence to kill" :D

I have been using deflect since ithad been launched, well, I take it once or twice a month under circumstances that are really out of my control. Other than that, I do my best not to deliberately eat an avoid accompanied by deflect.

Here's what deflect does (of course there may be more, but those are enough for me):

- It binds the lectins and helps them discharged without being glued to the digestive system, particularly intestinal walls,

- It helps detoxing body by attaching the lectins from prior nutrition, can help in cases of arthiritis and the like..

What it does not:

- Even if you take deflect while having an avoid for meal, depending on your level of sensitivity, your nose may secrete more mucus

- Again, your pulse may go up by 5 to ten counts.

- Remember deflect is for lectin damage. It won't help at all when A's or O's have milk or milk products. Also it won't help if an A has red meat, for these are to be avoided by other reasons although they do  not contain lectins

Posted by: 547 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 7:56pm; Reply: 21
For your information, I do not grow tired nor irritated by the same food I usually eat every day.. I am not a person who wants variation in her foods.
I eat tofu, tempe, and 'decorate' it with fish, rice, loads of veggies.
You know, my body signals that these foods are okay.. so no need to crave variation.
I know, sounds dull to some of you, but I feel great on my A-diet.
Of course I do take Deflect sometimes, even at home..
In restaurants I stand for my principles:
I always ask what is served next to the meat, fish or poultry.
There are always potatoes and no rice...  >:( Then I tell them to forget about the potatoes and ask them with my sweetest smile possible  ;D to give me double portion of veggies and more salad... As long as you tell this in a nice, quiet way with a big smile face on your face, meanwhile stating what a nice restaurant and great personnel they have, this ALWAYS works.... When I leave the place I always thank the cook and servant waiting on me thanking them for their care...  Hey, it is soo easy to have the food I want.... and meanwhile I talk about the BTD to persons interested....  ;)
Key for me is: be nice to the waiters  ;D and they wait nicely on you...

Cocky loving her A-diet  :K)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 8:29pm; Reply: 22
Ooooh, Cocky, I love the quote by Lao-tzu in your signature line.
Posted by: 227 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 8:29pm; Reply: 23

To Yaman:

Thanks very much for the information on the Deflect products!

Posted by: DMS, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 9:41pm; Reply: 24
 Hi, I am responding the being tired of the BTD. I am not sure if I am tired of this way of eating (it is not a weight loss diet for me) or what is up. For the last couple of weeks (3 or 4) I have been feeling like I am never full. Nothing I have tried (and I have tried many many things even as far as eating some avoids) has worked to may me feel like I am satisfied. It is really frustrating. All I can think of is maybe I am not eating enough red meat, but I eat it almost daily. The other thought I had was I do crave food with more texture to it. I only eat mostly raw fruits and veggies, nuts, meats and no grains. I follow the BTD suggestions for exercise and supplements pretty closely.
  My meals usually consist of mostly beneficials and I do not limit my portions too much. Along with this food dilemma I have not had solid poop for the entire time and my gums are a little tender. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
Posted by: Cheryl_O_Blogger, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 10:46pm; Reply: 25
Polyflora or larch might help with getting the poop back in order.  Ghee is also good for colon health if you don't already incorporate that in your diet.  Vitamin C for the gums.  I added trace minerals a while back for sore gums, not sure if that was what worked, but mine have really improved.  I already was taking the Type O vitamins and minerals.  I think everyone should take a daily multi, blood type specific if possible.
Posted by: HarmonyKitty, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 11:02pm; Reply: 26
I could never get tired of this diet.  I feel so fantastically WELL that I don't want to go back to the old way of eating.  This has been the only program that's been able to stop me from eating Butterfingers, choc chip cookies, etc.  

I recently found out I am a non-secretor :'( and have further refined my diet.  I've REALLY noticed a difference and would never change this diet.  I've been on it faithfully for a year and don't ever want to change it.

Yes it is a pain to try to hunt for compliant foods, but it is well worth it.  I've gotten a lot of things at my local HFS.  If I'm out somewhere and need a snack, I try to pack some brown rice crackers.  There is a brand that adds onion and garlic to their crackers and they are delicious.  And when worse comes to worse, I make my own snacks -- from spelt rolls to trail mix!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 11:17pm; Reply: 27
that is great news!!
Posted by: 227 (Guest), Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 2:03am; Reply: 28
To: lady_rose42

You might want to cut back on some of the raw foods, especially the fruit, as it may overstimulate the colon.  Too much fruit could also effect your blood sugar, causing those food cravings.  More cooked foods instead of raw foods would be easier on your gums too.

You may also want to consider a calcium supplement, as increasing the calcium intake should firm up the stools.  You would want a calcium supplement without magnesium though, as magnesium would tend to loosen the stools.  

A fiber supplement or carob or probiotics might help too.

Good luck!
Posted by: 658 (Guest), Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 4:34am; Reply: 29
Im sure this post dosn't belong here but I wanted to share that i found out/met my 5th type A friend/relative etc. Before we even discussed blood types, she was telling me how she doesnt like red meat, and doesnt really like meat of any kind much at all. 2 Other A's that i know are veg, and the other 2 eat meat only on occaision but its not a big part of their life. I love using these 5 examples as a back up to why i think BTD really is legit (i wasnt even questioning it in the first place). How could i have 5 'coincidences'. After they tell me what they like to eat etc, i ask their blood type, and so far all of these are A's. Still even when i mention these 5 type A's with no prior knowledge of BTD, people still think all 5 are just coincidences...i think not!
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 2:23pm; Reply: 30
U2dan, I KNOW!  I have these kind of experiences all the time and I feel they really validate the BTD.  Anecdotal, schmanecdotal, there are just too many of them to be coincidence.  I always find myself saying to people, "Type A...right?", or "You are blood type O, aren't you?"  The response is usually, "Actually, yes, that is so WEIRD, how did you know that?"

It's a gift!  ;)

For just one example, there is this lovely woman at work and she told me she is on Tamoxifen because she is really scared, as every woman in her family gets breast cancer.  I asked if she is Type A and she is (we work at a blood bank and she is a regular platelets donor, so she knows her type).  I forced her to read at least the A section of ER4YT (which I highlighted the relevant sections of!  Bottom line:  Eat peanuts and snails!).  She is still on Tamoxifen, and she doesn't follow ER4YT, but she thought it was "interesting" and she does eat well, exercises a LOT, and takes excellent care of herself.  That is just one example of someone's blood type jumping out and biffing me in the face.  It's fun whipping out my magical powers and correctly guessing people's blood types!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeee:  Fun With the Blood Type Diet!
Posted by: 658 (Guest), Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 7:24pm; Reply: 31
hah yes!! thats such a good idea to 'guess' it rather than ask it. I am def. gonna do that next time when someone feels the need to go down the list of their likes and dislikes lol.
I seriously love the fact now that i know 5 actually 6 people who are A's and who all say or do the same exact thing as far as eating goes. Now when people tell me im stupid for believing it ill tell them theyre stupid for being stupid!

haha im psycho..uh i mean psychic
Posted by: 748 (Guest), Thursday, February 10, 2005, 1:55am; Reply: 32
Wow - we're all having such similar experiences.....I feel like we should all have a group hug.... !!!!  Yeah, I'm getting pretty good at guessing people's blood types once I get to know them.  

B's I find are usually those people who just "love" milk - like they could drink a whole jug of it & not be a teenager with a growth spirt & are usually not into the whole vegetarian thing either.  The O's are easy to spot usually.  The most militant vegan I know however is an O & she has all sorts of Psoriosis problems (I wonder why....) & my A friends aren't that fond of red meat or the ones that do like it, never eat as much as they think they really is too funny.  I don't find AB's from their eating habits (2 out of how many friends????? Darn 3-5% of the population!!!!) but when it comes up, it's usually their personality that gives them away......I don't know how to describe it......I guess an AB "aura" is what I sense :-)

Yeah Lola, people always want to know specifics about themselves & then loose interest 30 seconds after you start explaining.....what gives?  You're the one who asked in the first place???? Bunch of......&#(@&$)(@&$).......
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 10, 2005, 2:54am; Reply: 33

......too funny!!!  lol

best you can do is:....''walk on , walk on with hope in your heart......''
know the song??
brings back memories!!
Posted by: DMS, Thursday, February 10, 2005, 8:07pm; Reply: 34
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[/quote]Polyflora or larch might help with getting the poop back in order.  Ghee is also good for colon health if you don't already incorporate that in your diet.  Vitamin C for the gums.  I added trace minerals a while back for sore gums, not sure if that was what worked, but mine have really improved.  I already was taking the Type O vitamins and minerals.  I think everyone should take a daily multi, blood type specific if possible.[quote]

 Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for responding. What does Polyflora / larch do for my body? I have been taking trace minerals on a regular basis for over a year. Where do I find Ghee? I think that maybe too that I have not been eating enough red meat. A little while ago, I boosted up my workouts and cut down on the protein and starting eating a majority of veggies with some fruits. Do you think that could be part of the issue?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, February 11, 2005, 4:00am; Reply: 35
Ghee you can buy at HFS.....
or make your own......
there s a recipe here......go to typebase......dairy section......must be there....
report back if you can t find it.
being an O , you need to up your protein levels!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, February 11, 2005, 8:52am; Reply: 36
lady_rose 42
hi you overthere ;D
have an eye also for your art of thinking.... perhaps is here the key laying around?
The measures- the "how" to practise  "the amounts of..."

because if we think "big" so we need big too!
not getting feeded is one of the harmfulst storries in our youth- dear but to be feeded
up I meant it mentally- not a form of decompensation with food.
Sometimes it is because of being bored, or feeling unloved or just being "lonly"
here's the evils scratching for you, evil means here =temptation of
and you are really sure that it is as it is.... noooooooooooo dear look byond.....

:) regards Isa
Posted by: 748 (Guest), Friday, February 11, 2005, 12:50pm; Reply: 37
Lola, yes I do remember that song!!!!  I was very much into musicals in junior high.....I always liked Carosel :-)
Posted by: 658 (Guest), Saturday, February 12, 2005, 5:21am; Reply: 38
One other thing that is keeping me on BTD ... I HAVE MUSCLES!!  It ahs been so long since my arms were rock hard! I cannot believe it, i love it...Im working on losing weight, although i cant go by the scale since im gianing muscle, right? Im afraid to look, but i know this is doing something and hope that this helps other people realize why some of us dont get tired of it! rock on!
Posted by: dee (Guest), Saturday, February 12, 2005, 6:48am; Reply: 39
Been doing the BTD for a few weeks now (been on and off for a year, but this time am going to try!) and am feeling so much better. No wheat=no migraines!
I am finding it a bit hard though, as chicken, pork and bread are almost the staple diet here in Cyprus. Lamb is really expensive, as it is imported and the fish we are allowed is also imported. But, I am just not buying rubbish anymore and would rather spend a little extra to be a little healthier. I was talking to a friend last night who is a biochemist specialising in alternative medicine and she was saying that when she does food allergy testing, most of the time the blood type dictates the allergies...

As for me, it's so weird - milk is the one thing I have never been able to handle.My mom says I rejected her breast milk, I couldnt drink cow's milk as a child (the smell and taste makes me want to puke), but I looove cheese.
As I am getting older (32) and am also trying to get pregnant, I know I need calcium (blood tests last year october showed my calcium and iron were really low), I have found a solution to drinking milk. I have found a "meal supplement" powder, which I drink with a banana and strawberries or whatever fruit is around. The powder is also chocolate flavour...makes it easier to drink the milk and makes a really filling breakfast.

The only thing I have found difficult to give up really is chicken, because almost everyone here eats chicken.

other than that, I am trying to get my husband back on it (he's an A, and eats meat way too much...) - his father and uncles died young of cancer and heart disease!
Any advice on getting him back on? He did it with me for two months last year and the change in him was amazing - really quick and effective.
Posted by: Olerica, Saturday, February 12, 2005, 2:31pm; Reply: 40
None of my siblings or parents are BTD'ers, so sometimes I do intake an avoid or two.  Every time, without fail I am reminded vividly of how much I LOVE to ER4MT.  My husband (B) and I (A) both love it.  He has been in the UK since September (a Master's program) and still finds that his diet is compliant.  I'm so impressed with that, as he is not a huge fan of cooking for himself.  It can be tough to be opposites though.

I'm so happy with the diet.  I started with the intent to loose (quite a bit) of weight.  Although that's not really happening, my health is markedly improved.  I always thought that I was extra healthy too...
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, February 13, 2005, 2:37am; Reply: 41
remind your hub of the change you saw in him, last year!!
that might bring him back....
Posted by: dee (Guest), Sunday, February 13, 2005, 8:56am; Reply: 42
I have a question;

What do you do when you have a cheat day? I started off well with my protein shake with fruit for breakfast, then my rice pasta for lunch and then it all went pear shaped!
I was working on an article at home (I am a freelance writer) and my husband insisted I get out for some air, so we went to sit at the beach and then I just started craving rubbish! I had a chocolate croissant, six cubes of chocolate and half a large packet of Lay's Salted Chips....that was in the space of about 4 hours.
I hardly ever binge like that and I felt really sick last night.

How do I get over these cravings?
Posted by: Vicki, Sunday, February 13, 2005, 11:01am; Reply: 43

Sounds like you left home being hungry and then had no healthy snacks available.  Take food with you when you head out.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 14, 2005, 3:46am; Reply: 44
when 's your period due??  )))
Posted by: dee (Guest), Monday, February 14, 2005, 9:01am; Reply: 45
Vicki and Lola, you are are both right; I was peckish when I left the house - the rice pasta didnt really fill me up.

And Lola, got my period last night! Should have realised when I started craving chocolate the past few days; i usually dont eat chocolate at all! Bad news it means I am not pregnant:(

Anyway, this weekend was just so bad in terms of my eating (also went out to watch rugby in a pub last night....too much alcohol as well....).
But today I start again; wipe the slate clean from the weekend, forget about it and just continue.

Have four deadlines for articles by Tuesday night though, so maybe the stress factor is also not helping...
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, February 14, 2005, 1:10pm; Reply: 46
I do not grow tried of this way of eating. It has been one of the greatest things in my life. I can always find new ways to eat within the limits of my blood type. Am I lazy sometimes? Yes. Do I wish for a BT restaurant? yes.
It is not a static diet, it changes with the seasons and can be explored on many levels.  
I will leave this blood type diet to my children when I die it is part of my legacy (and I hope to my grandchildren). dottie1

Posted by: Alia Vo, Monday, February 14, 2005, 3:12pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from Dottie1
I will leave this blood type diet to my children when I die it is part of my legacy (and I hope to my grandchildren).


What a great sentiment you just expressed about the importance of the BTD to your life.  Your children and grandchildren are lucky to have you watching over them.

Posted by: jillthepilllady, Monday, February 14, 2005, 6:38pm; Reply: 48
No Way, Jose!  I don't get tired of eating right.  But I DO get tired of cooking right and especially for 2 types.  I made my husband take me out for Chinese Saturday night as MY KITCHEN WAS CLOSED due to the LACK OF INTEREST!!!!  I can always eat sortof right there, other than I eat too much.  But I could eat that rice and veggies and chicken everyday!  I am not 100% compliant but close and I try to eat mostly good if I have some small avoid.  I know what will make me feel horrible (usually) and I stay away from ice cream...that's a bad one for me.  But to eat a piece of cake or cookie or something like that once in a while doesn't make me feel bad and it is only when we are out somewhere.  When we go on a trip, I always take snacks with us that we can have so we don't overdo it too much when the snack-attacks hit.
Posted by: Brighid45, Monday, February 14, 2005, 7:03pm; Reply: 49
Excellent thread!

I have to agree with many people here and say, I love the food plan--it's having to pick my way through the minefield that is the Standard American Diet that's the biggest problem. Going out to eat is just about impossible, and shopping is an adventure in finding enough beneficials to get me through the week!

I LOVE the way I eat now, though. The BTD rocks!
Posted by: dunnybaby (Guest), Saturday, February 19, 2005, 4:22pm; Reply: 50
:)[/face][face=Arial]When I feel I am not full, it is just my body telling me to drink more water.  I would eat a full meal and then remember it has been a few hours since I had enough to drink.
Posted by: 658 (Guest), Sunday, February 20, 2005, 12:31am; Reply: 51
Ok so i 'guessed' a type O today and i was right!  She cant eat any dairy without feeling like c**p, yet likes meat and so i said...hmm maybe a type O but of course i coudl be wrong, but nooo it was right yay!
Posted by: KiwiOT, Sunday, February 20, 2005, 6:10pm; Reply: 52
I have only been on BTD for a couple of months and am not bored of it, but sometimes I wish that I could just have some bread as a snack or eat most convenience or snack foods or yummy cheesy things.  I am building up a stash of quick meals (cooking extra and freezing some) and now often cook up a piece of frozen fish with soy, garlic, herbs and ginger as my alternative to pulling out a frozen meal when I'm really tired or pushed for time.  But sometimes I just wish I could have pizza!  :'( (I'm not yet in the situation to have made my own pizza bases or baked bread.)

Like others have said, I'm eating foods that I didn't normally eat, or hadn't eaten before and finding them enjoyable.   :)

Luckily I don't yet react too badly to avoids (unless I eat a whole meal such as Cheese Fondue ;) and even that reaction is managable) so I do let myself relax and just try not to have complete avoid meals!

Because its still very new to me I am a little sick of having to look at the ingredients list on almost all things I buy at the supermarket....and really not looking forward to trying to do this in another language when I move to Germany....I think it will be a very slow process to become BTD compliant there as I slowly learn the translation for English words!  And also as I get used to different brands and products.

I am becoming more aware of that initial interest people have in the diet that suddenly turns to disinterest after 30 seconds.  Even if I say 'I feel much better' and that there is scientific evidence, they still seem to look at me like I've been sucked into a scam and don't believe me!!  I want to tell other people about this great diet but am starting to get put off by the general responses!!  :-/

Anyway, that's my winge....I really do like the BTD  ;D  I think I am just still at the stage of having to change my shopping a little bit, and still missing creamy, cheesy food! :-/

Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 21, 2005, 4:34am; Reply: 53
we are all in the same boat!

don t let anyone bring you down.....or make you feel like an allien...)))

you will find all you need in germany, don t worry......
dinkel= spelt
roggen= rye

all these are available there, and much much more!
Posted by: KiwiOT, Monday, February 21, 2005, 7:48pm; Reply: 54
Thanks for the nice words to lift my spirits :)

Last night blew my intention of trying not to have a whole meal of avoids.  My flatmate invited me to join her, her boyfriend and his brother in a roast meal which I have often done in the past.....I couldn't think of a decent reason not to, (despite really looking forward to making stuffed roasted red peppers) so said yes and just thought I'd go easy on the potatoes.  I couldn't believe my bad luck when I found out that she hadn't cooked the usual lamb roast but instead pork....and the vegetables were potatoes, corn and broccoli....smothered in cheese sauce!! :o Plus there was stuffing full of bread crumbs and those British pastry things that you put gravy in.....and to top it all off, she'd kindly served us all up big plates so I couldn't even pretend I wasn't hungry and just help myself to small portions!!   :B  I'd been at least hoping for some pumpkin or sweet potatos!!  

Luckily I have consoled myself that prior to dinner and today I have eaten many beneficials and drunk pineapple juice and soda water!!!!

No ill effects yet except knowing that the whole meal was one big AVOID.  My flatmate does know I'm on this new diet but really only knows I'm not eating bread or milk products, and I could have made excuses or explained but I felt more comfortable eating it at this point.  It was very kind of her to invite me.

Tonight I am having the roasted red peppers full of beneficial spinach, onion, broccoli and neutral tomato and rice!!! ;D

I'm just really glad that avoids don't affect me as severely as they do other people. (yet!)

Have a good day / night everyone!  :D
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 1:41am; Reply: 55
you did the right thing.......

and today you re back on track!!

hope you don t get invited soon!!!  )))
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 5:06pm; Reply: 56
I'm enjoying this thread!  I'm into 7 years, now, on the BTD.  Most of the time I believe I am 100% compliant and it's not hard for me except I have to force myself to eat more protein than I have been used to in the past.

Whenever I am forced to go off the diet I never have an ill effect that I can notice, so I'm lucky.

My husband is an A and has been as faithful as I.  He has a history of heart disease and the BTD was a lifesaver for him.  He loved the BTD from the moment he started.  He, in fact, has more energy today than he did when he was in his 40s and he's now 75.  And, I'm not kidding!

The BTD has been a blessing for us.  Since our daughter and son-in-law moved in with us our dinners now are being served to all four blood types!  Can you believe that?!  I never, ever, thought that would happen.  I felt sorry for others on this message board who had to cook meals for multi-blood types and here we are doing the same.  And, guess what, it's not hard at all.

We can get all the vegetables we want at restaurants for lunch to go along with our main course but the one time I want to go astray is if we are in a restaurant at night and I see shrimp scampi on the menu.  It's a terrible temptation!!  Sometimes I give in, too.   ;)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 3:21am; Reply: 57
so glad to hear you have adapted so well to BTDing.
Posted by: Wulf, Thursday, February 24, 2005, 12:17am; Reply: 58
Sick of the BTD,never

Frustrated sometimes when I'm out and can't have a tasty compliant snack yes

Face it folks, if your on it, if you believe in it, it's a way of life.

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, February 24, 2005, 8:24am; Reply: 59
juhuuuuuuuuuuuuu g'd morning :D

tasy got it!!!! jaou jaou

eeeeeeeee hh folks

this is our real nature..................................................!

But no lazyness and keep your ears dumb if somebody try's to make you believe that this
is shullbit and that  he/she got something better!!!!
There is nothing better - only similar or completely different.........
We must get our own possibilitie back with training also for better understandings how does our real nature act and how to feed it for better results and no aging problems at all, nor serious health problems!!!

8) und tschüss...........
Posted by: 584 (Guest), Thursday, February 24, 2005, 5:15pm; Reply: 60
I agree Paul,
snack time is the hardest!  or when i cant be bothered cooking a full meal

I wish i could get a snack protein to eat on the go .. or take to the movies... or anything so i dont have to cook/prepare every meal ::)
Posted by: koolaid, Friday, February 25, 2005, 12:11am; Reply: 61
Before I started the BTD 3 years ago, I had trouble deciding what to eat: there were too many choices. The BTD has been the answer to my dreams. Nevertheless, sometimes I get bored with eating in general. But that usually only lasts about 24 hours. When I get desperate for something new, I check out the list of neutrals & try one of those.  :P

Dee, to respond to your question about pigging out on avoids, I give myself Friday night when I go to the grocery to eat "junk food". For me, it's compliant, just not as wholesome as a regular dinner, things like rice cakes, chocolate, sushi.

I wish that companies in the business of selling wholesome food were more aware of the BTD & would offer a line of products. For example, Amy's makes a great frozen mac&cheese combo, one with rice pasta & dairy cheese, and another with whole wheat pasta & soy cheese. If Amy's were aware of the BTD, they might consider producing a mac&cheese with rice pasta & soy cheese.
Posted by: liz (Guest), Thursday, August 11, 2005, 1:09am; Reply: 62
I am not tired of it.  I do not like how i feel at all when i don't eat right.  And that is really hard being in Cajun country.  We love our rice and gravy!!  So much yummy wildlife and seafood.  I do cheat every once in a while but not too bad.  

Thank you Dr. D for sharing this awesome lifestyle!!
Posted by: Melissa_J, Thursday, August 11, 2005, 5:54am; Reply: 63
You can make gravy out of sweet rice flour...getting restaurants to do that is more challenging though ;)
Posted by: Missy, Thursday, August 11, 2005, 3:19pm; Reply: 64
I should have read this post last night.

I have accepted that this new way of eating is something I am pretty sure I will do for the rest of my life. I noticed the difference in energy after a couple of weeks and I also realized that migraines were far and few between.

Last night I had my third migraine in a row but they were not 3 days in a row like I have dealt with in the past. Instead it was just the evening hours that the migraine came on.

I hope never to get tired of the BTD. It has been so helpful in helping me find foods that taste good and new ways of cooking. I love olive oil and so happy that it's okay to cook with it. So many stories about what you can and cannot do with food, etc. has driven me to the point where I hated to eat. The only thing that was good was junk food.  ::) Needless to say, I gained many pounds over the last 8 years, which was something I could not do in my younger years. When I think back at how I ate as a child, I realized that what I liked back then was very similar to what I am being told is right for my blood type. Interesting how we don't listen to our bodies.

I am nearing the end of my 9th week on BTD and getting more involved in it ever since I found this website existed. Way cool!  8)
Posted by: 1272 (Guest), Thursday, August 11, 2005, 7:25pm; Reply: 65
I have noticed that I have a hard time getting full, although I do not have the other problem you mentioned. I'm not sure why, but like you no matter how much i eat I usually don't feel full. It causes me to want to eat all day so i have to hold myself back.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 11, 2005, 9:40pm; Reply: 66
yes, roux can be made with compliant flour and ghee, or olive oil!!
Posted by: Missy, Thursday, August 11, 2005, 9:48pm; Reply: 67

Are you sure you are eating enough? I don't have any problem feeling full. My hubby doesn't either and he use to consume mass quantities.
Posted by: mikeo, Friday, August 12, 2005, 7:38pm; Reply: 68
On the BTD, I am actually eating more different types of food than I was when I was not on the diet....

Posted by: goredsox, Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 3:19pm; Reply: 69
To be honest, sometimes I really do get tired of the diet, for one reason: the big avoids for B, chicken, corn, wheat, pork, tomatoes are very challenging to avoid, because among others these are the number one staple foods in our western society! It's especially annoying if you are invited somewhere and you get served a meal full of avoids and then you have to explain why you don't eat it. And the worst thing is, if people laugh at you, because your BT dieting. They say something like: "You really believe this c**p? Are you serious? What does blood type have to do with diet? That sounds ridiculous" or something. And all the label reading: "is corn starch in there or not etc...." gets really really old sometimes!!!

But I don't only want to complain.  ;D I still stick with it, because the benefits of the diet by far outweigh the challenges! I feel more energized and I'm not sick as often as I used to.

And to be honest there where times where I questioned the whole concept of the diet myself, but my own instinctive dietary choices and my reactions to avoids proved to me that the blood type diet must be true and is no hocuspocus!

For example, when I was a kid and I didn't even know my blood type, I always got extremely tired after eating chicken. And if we had chicken in the family, I alwys ate the leg and not the breast, which according to D'Adamo contains most of the harmful lectins! And I never was a bread eater my whole life, and surprisesurprise! rye (which almost every bread in Austria is made of!) is an avoid for type B.

so people, never give up no matter how hard it gets! And don't let all those BTD-haters get you down! It doesn't matter what they say, because WE are on the right side, right??

Posted by: Shir, Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 9:39pm; Reply: 70
Quoted Text
so people, never give up no matter how hard it gets! And don't let all those BTD-haters get you down! It doesn't matter what they say, because WE are on the right side, right??

SoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooRight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I really know to much of this diet to not know that its true and works!  Like someone on this forum so perfectly said, 'the---proof---is---in---the---pudding!'  Let other people try it out first and than let them tell you their thoughts about!  Thats only my opinion ;)

Goodnight you all*
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 9:54pm; Reply: 71
I have to confess I never get tired of following BTD.  It's like second nature.  When I'm having a meal at someone else's home I eat everything even if I choose only a small amount.  I have no problem with that but I will admit to having an anxiety attack if the hostess serves chicken.  I think to myself, "Is this the night I'm going to have a stroke?!"  ;D :o ??)  

If I can help it I never, ever eat chicken, not even soup in a restaurant in case it's made with chicken broth.  I'm a real stickler when it comes to chicken.

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, August 18, 2005, 2:35am; Reply: 72
New Hampshire Girl, I'm the same way about chicken. I flat out refuse to eat it. I also know what you mean about soups my favorite used to be Hot and Sour soup at chinese resteraunts but some use chicken broth and all use tofu. Now at least I can't remember when I've had an antiacid. Oh yeah try living on the gulf of mexico and avoiding shrimp! At least since I'm a non I get tomatoes, even made turkey gumbo last night without pork or seafood.

Yes its worth it.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, August 18, 2005, 3:30pm; Reply: 73
Well, gulfcoastguy, I have to admit that when I do cheat in a restaurant it is invariably shrimp.  Perhaps it is a very, very good thing I don't live where you do!!  ;D 8)
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