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Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:15am
Ok, first of all, Hello!  My name is Jen & I used to be on the blogging boards a while back, but I have fallen so far off the wagon!  I mean, like fell off, rolled down a steep mountain into a ravine off the wagon.  (naughty)(naughty)(naughty)  

I guess my first question is about tea.  Is red tea acceptable instead of green tea?  I really LOVE this red/white fusion tea.  

Secondly, I was wondering what have you all done to get started the right way?  I feel so all over the place sometimes when it comes to meal planning.  Any suggestions for someone who is terrible in the kitchen?  It sounds really pathetic, but it's true.  However, my husband is a genius, he just needs me to steer him in the right direction.  What is a typical meal plan for you?

I think that's it for now.  I really appreciate any help for an old newbie  :)  I hope everyone is well!

Jen
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:22am; Reply: 1
Quoted from jenmark97
Ok, first of all, Hello!  My name is Jen & I used to be on the blogging boards a while back, but I have fallen so far off the wagon!  I mean, like fell off, rolled down a steep mountain into a ravine off the wagon.  (naughty)(naughty)(naughty)  


Hey!!!  I think PT has assumed a new identity!!  ;)

jenmark97, welcome back!!!!  
don't have many answers for you myself, as I took a tumble a while back myself and am still climbing back up. I'm sorta all over the place when it comes to meal planning as well. Have been in the midst of a remodel for the past 4-5 mths and it's really taken it's toll on my diet. DH has just come on board BTD, so, sad to say (and I'll prob get scolded for this -  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( already girls  :K) ), I have spent the last 2 wks heavily concentrating on his meals. Focusing now on getting back to mine as well. Maybe we'll climb back up together. :-)  
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:29am; Reply: 2
Jen-welcome back to the BTD and the forum.  Can't say I know much about the red/white fusion tea so I can't help you there.  Sorry.

Advice for getting back on track would be to stay away from the avoids and keep as many beneficials on your plate as possible and add a few neutrals every so often.  If you don't buy any avoids...you can't eat them.  (And, of course, that is easier said than done) ;)  Make sure you get enough veggies, protein, fruits and liquids.  Oh yeah...and that dreaded word...exercise.  It really helps to keep the appetite down. ;);)

Debra :)
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:29am; Reply: 3
Darnit!  My first day back & I posted the thread in the wrong place?  See!  I am all over the place....Sigh.  
Posted by: Don, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:30am; Reply: 4
What blood type is your husband?
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:32am; Reply: 5
You guys are great!  I am so glad to be back :)  I am just plain tired of not feeling quite right physically.  Any suggestions are totally appreciated!

Jen
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:33am; Reply: 6
My husband is Type B & I think Type B's can eat a lot of the same stuff.  In everyday life he's an omnivore, he can eat anything & feel ok!  Stomach of iron, he could be a candidate for Fear Factor.
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:35am; Reply: 7
No chicken for your hubby.

Debra :)
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:38am; Reply: 8
Thanks Debra!  I am going to turn in for the night, but I hope there are a like a trillion posts in the morning :) :) :)

Hugs to everyone!!

Jen
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:40am; Reply: 9
If you have a hard time convincing your hubby about the chicken read the thread on 'Chicken and B's".  (I have to someday figure out how to do links). ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:56am; Reply: 10
Quoted from jenmark97
Any suggestions for someone who is terrible in the kitchen?

The best suggestion I can make for an O/B cook is to get the Cook Right ...  book.  There are meal planning ideas and recipes that are wonderful.

Another suggestion is to go to the RecipeBase on this site and search for recipes for the blood type combination.  You still need to compare recipe ingredients to the Typebase to make sure the values are still the same.
Posted by: Don, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:59am; Reply: 11
I recommend you try to always have some cooked meat in the refrigerator. Lamb or beef roasts and patties of lamb, bison, or beef are good to cook up when you have the time and that way you will have them ready to eat when you don't have the time. I typically use these precooked meats for breakfast along with some precooked greens such as collards, kale, or whatever kind of greens I have on hand. I also use these precooked meats for any other meal when needed, maybe because of a last minute change in plans.

I always try to keep salad stuff in the refrigerator and pantry. Whatever you like in your salad such as romaine lettuce, spinach, dandelion greens, red peppers, celery, kohlrabi, red onions, canned artichoke hearts, organic lemon juice and olive oil for the dressing, nutritional yeast, etc. I usually put canned salmon on my salads so I keep plenty of that in the pantry too, but occasionally will use tuna, sardines, some baked fish such as cod, or hard boiled eggs for the protein source.

My third meal of the day is usually more varied and requires a little more planning. I usually have to think a couple of days ahead about what I am going to fix. I try to keep the staples I need for these meals that can be stocked in the pantry, freezer, or refrigerator, then I usually only need to remember to thaw the meat or fish that I need in time, start soaking the rice the night before, or buy the one or two fresh items I need that I don't use enough of to stock.

If you have the beneficial foods on hand and do the little bit of planning that is required I don't think you will be as tempted by the avoids. Therefore stock your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator with the food you need and don't let your supplies run out.

It all works out OK most of the time. ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:58am; Reply: 12
Quoted from jenmark97

I guess my first question is about tea.  Is red tea acceptable instead of green tea?  I really LOVE this red/white fusion tea.  
Jen


Hi Jen,
Welcome back!
Are you asking about Rooibos tea?  It's great for type O's, and Dr. D has put it in the tea for O's at the NAP store.  White tea, if that's the other thing you're asking about, is untested, but the general consensus, until we hear otherwise, is that it's similiar enough to green tea in processing.  A lot of us like it and drink it.

Posted by: yaeli, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:01am; Reply: 13
Hi Jen,
Don and Debra have really covered it. Your best support is to surround yourself with all the good food right inside your home and let it be available to you so at any time you are free to prepare the meal of your choice. Also, simply throw out of the house any and all avoids - out!  Don't let any of it be even near you.

How are you going about bread etc?  When I began almost 8 months ago I was in sheer panic!!! I had to keep near me something that I could BITE! What I was keeping was tremendous quantities of WASA rye crisps. Not for the taste of it, which is not so bad either (I had to give up SOMETHING), but for the texture. I used to come home from work, open a packet and having one crisp after the other, covered with raw sesame butter (avoid for B), until I finished the packet. My weight never went up, not by one gram, on the contrary, I started to lose weight immediately. After a few weeks the quantities started to subside by themselves, and I knew I was on the right track. After 4.5 months I quit grains altogether.

What I find greatest about the diet is that the body takes command. I don't do anything - only prepare the meals.

When I read Don's description of the full pantry, I really feel very secure and comfortable. I hope you take it easy and be on track again soon together with dh, and enjoy, enjoy!
Yael
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 7:47am; Reply: 14
HI Jen
I live in a O-B household  and it is pretty easy :
Breakfast: sometimes we share some eggs- other mornings I have yoghurt and fruit and my O has meat ( normally chicken sausages and veggies.
Lunch - at weekends we share a soup or a meat/fish salad - during week I make something that is good for each bt. Dinner we always share B/O food- lots of food is either beneficial fo both BT or neutral for one BT and beneficial for the other bT
We eat a lot of veal, turkey, lamb and beef.
My O has chicken only for lunch or breakfast .
I eat my cheese at lunch or afternoons.

The only place were I really find it problematic is deserts/sweets.
B´s can have cream, yoghurt etc- and it is more fun for them than the O`s.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 11:45am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Victoria
 White tea, if that's the other thing you're asking about, is untested, but the general consensus, until we hear otherwise, is that it's similiar enough to green tea in processing.  


White tea is the least processed of all teas and quite a bit more expensive. Here's a little info on it:
http://coffeetea.about.com/od/typesoftea/a/whitetea.htm

I've had the white tea w/ pineapple ( I think it was ) - quite tasty. :-)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:01pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from jenmark97
Ok, first of all, Hello!  My name is Jen & I used to be on the blogging boards a while back, but I have fallen so far off the wagon!  I mean, like fell off, rolled down a steep mountain into a ravine off the wagon.  (naughty)(naughty)(naughty)
 
Huh, I'm surprised I didn't see you in the ravine.  I was just there for a short whirlwind tour and am now perched rather precariously on a ledge overlooking the ravine, on my way back up to terra firma!
;) :K)
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I guess my first question is about tea.  Is red tea acceptable instead of green tea?  I really LOVE this red/white fusion tea.

If you mean "rooibos", i.e., "red bush" tea, then yes, it is beneficial, I think!  I'll have to check Typebase4, but I think it is an O bennie.  Note:  be sure to read the ingredients on your "red/white fusion tea" to make sure there is no junk stuck in there.  One never knows.
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Secondly, I was wondering what have you all done to get started the right way?  I feel so all over the place sometimes when it comes to meal planning.  Any suggestions for someone who is terrible in the kitchen?  It sounds really pathetic, but it's true.  However, my husband is a genius, he just needs me to steer him in the right direction.  What is a typical meal plan for you?

1.  Stock your kitchen up to the gills with beneficials.  Jettison all the big avoids such as wheat.
2.  If possible, try to cook up a storm on a Sunday or one day that is convenient for you, then freeze a bunch of goodies in Gladware (I'm so all about Gladware *lol*) for quick and easy use later.  Convenience, for me, is one key to high compliance.  If it is convenient for me to choose compliance over avoids, I almost always will.

Welcome back, Jen!!!
Posted by: 671 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:01pm; Reply: 17
Hi Jen!  I started the BTD in August of this year and want to second what MoDon says about keeping well-stocked with bennies.  I don't like to cook...never have...BUT... I know it comes with the territory.  I used to jump at the chance to go out to eat but now find myself saying "let's just stay home".  It's hard to stay compliant when we go out so I'd rather stay home.  Keep this in mind as you jump back on the wagon.  I did cold turkey because that's how I am, but some people have gradually worked into it and are also successful.  Read my testimonial, Celebrating Today, in the Testimonial Forum.  It's all about individuality here!   :) Welcome back and I look forward to reading about your progress.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:07pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Mare_eo
 I did cold turkey because that's how I am, but some people have gradually worked into it and are also successful.


Cold turkey is how I started. 100% compliance. Lasted 3 mths. Trying to get back there. It's a little easier now that the DH is taking this 'trip' with me. Whatever works, just do it. :-)     BTD is something that never leaves your mind. Even if you 'leave', you can never really leave. (see signature) :-)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 19
P.S.
Quoted from jenmark97
I am so glad to be back :)  I am just plain tired of not feeling quite right physically.

That is why I call the BTD "self-regulating".  You can go "off" the diet, but then at a certain point you realize:  "Ooookay, this is all wrong.  Don't like this.  Don't like this at all.  Want to get back to how I felt on the BTD.  MUST get back to the BTD!"

In psychology we learned all about positive and negative reinforcement.  When we eat right for our types, we are rewarded by feeling healthy and revitalized.  When we get into that ever-lovin' ravine, we are "shocked" with negative reinforcement and outright "punishment" in the form of our physical body and our mental/emotional well-being feeling under the "W.E.A.T.H.E.R.":

Whoa:
Eating
Avoids
Totally
Harms
Everything
Really important!
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:57pm; Reply: 20
Oh my Gosh!  You all are so awesome!!! Thank you thank you thank you so much for your responses :)....I really truly appreciate your help as the way I see it, when you don't know what to do or the answer, ask for help.  Y'all are totally my new best friends!  I just got done with a morning run (part of my getting back on the wagon!) & I feel totally refreshed.  I am going for a breakfast of 1 slice Ezekial bread, half a grapfruit & turkey bacon.  Which I think turkey bacon may be bad because it tastes so salty!  

I am a bit confused about the specifics of butter.  I know unsalted is ok, but what about other types? Does that mean salted is really bad for us?  I didn't see it on the website.  I just bought Smart Balance.  It's trans fat free & gluten free.

Anyway my friends, please keep the posts coming!  Thanks for letting me start my day with a smile :) :) :)
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 1:22pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from jenmark97
 I am going for a breakfast of 1 slice Ezekial bread, half a grapfruit & turkey bacon.  Which I think turkey bacon may be bad because it tastes so salty!  


this breakfast is okay but I wouldn't have it every day. How much t/bacon did you have? your breakfast should be 'hearty' in a bennie protein. also a piece of toast every morning may wind up being too much grain. that's something you'll have to see how you do with. seems most O's aren't good w/ much grain.  :'(      What are the ingred in that bacon? I know Applegate makes a good turkey bacon. :-)

Quoted from jenmark97
I am a bit confused about the specifics of butter.  I know unsalted is ok, but what about other types? Does that mean salted is really bad for us?  I didn't see it on the website.  I just bought Smart Balance.  It's trans fat free & gluten free.


Salted butter prob has cr*ppy salt in it, thus prob why only unsalted is listed. I use the Himalayan Mined Salt or the Redmond Sea Salt.  Looking for some grey sea salt as well.
I don't know what others think of Smart Balance, but  :X from me. :-)   Have you tried making ghee? Easy as pie...........well, easier.    Just take a pound of unsalted butter, throw it in a baking dish (w/ kind of high sides), throw it in the oven for an hour at 350 and you're all done. You don't have to do anything but set the timer. Skim off the stuff on top (use it for flavoring if you wish or pitch it), let the ghee cool, strain. Throw away the stuff you caught in the strainer. (this is the dairy solids). you can store this right on the counter as long as you don't contaminate it. use only clean utensils in it. never dip ghee out, mix in the dish you're preparing and use the same utensil to scoop out more ghee. Use a clean utensil.  This is very important to keep the ghee 'good' as long as possible.   and ghee tastes great!!!!  :-)

Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 1:58pm; Reply: 22
I am with italybound on the breakfast Jen...you need less grains (especially since your secretor status is not known)...and especially in the mornings and after that wonderful run.  Try to get the protein in as soon after the exercise as possible.   Gives you such a boost for the day.  Red meat especially.  And...it helps keep the avoids away. :D

Ghee-YUMMILICIOUS.  Easy to make as italybound posted.  In the US you can buy it already made.  (No luck here in Canada, so far)  And...as my sister-in-law says...'it's like putting candy on your veggies.' :D

Keep the liquids flowing through and in the water you are drinking for the day have a pinch (for every litre, shouldn't be able to taste it) of grey sea salt  in it.

Wild canned salmon on a salad or whatever is great for the avoid cravings. :D  Also, l-tyrosine.

Debra :)
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:08pm; Reply: 23
Thanks you guys for the help.  I feel like a fish out of water.  

What are your favorite lean meats?  I like the idea posted by Don about making pre-cooked meats to have on hand.  Everyone's advice is so simple & effective, yet I really have such a hard time with anxiety about food.  I HATE going to the grocery store.   I mean, it's only food right?  I need to read Mary's testimonial!  

I am off to start my day.  Thanks again for the advice on breakfast!  

Oh & about grains-Yael!  I am such a bread monkey that I am using Ezekial as an alternative until I lose that craving.    
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:09pm; Reply: 24
Oh & the tea I have - the ingredients are Rooibos & white tea.  Yummy!
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:12pm; Reply: 25
Sam Dan-thanks for the tips for combined blood types.  It helps me with direction :)  Wow!  7 years on BTD!  That's amazing.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:23pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from debra
Keep the liquids flowing through and in the water you are drinking for the day have a pinch (for every litre, shouldn't be able to taste it) of grey sea salt  in it.

do you have a particular grey sea salt you use? I see one online that looks very good. expensive tho. I thought the Himalayan was costly!!
http://www.eco-natural.com/greysalt/salt.html
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:32pm; Reply: 27
Quoted Text
Smart Balance.  It's trans fat free & gluten free


sounds like margarine to me, but I might be wrong....
Posted by: Don, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:38pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from lola
sounds like margarine to me, but I might be wrong....

Correct, Smart Balance is not butter. You can see the ingredients list by clicking on the nutritional facts link under each product description. All the products I checked had avoids in them.

Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:48pm; Reply: 29
thanks Don!

Jen, I d look for pure butter instead....organic if possible.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:04pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from lola
Jen, I d look for pure butter instead....organic if possible.


then make it into ghee!!!!!!!!!!!   then enjoy!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:48pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from pkarmeier

do you have a particular grey sea salt you use? I see one online that looks very good. expensive tho. I thought the Himalayan was costly!!
http://www.eco-natural.com/greysalt/salt.html


italybound-the kind I use is the one on the site you posted.  Le Paludier-grey sea salt from Brittany 500 grams.  Ha...online it goes for $6.75 Cdn. and here in my Cdn. health food store I buy it for $4.50.  (clap)(clap)(dance)(dance)  Go figure. :D

Debra :)

P.S.  And...I think butter (whether organic or not)  should only say cream and or salt in it.

Posted by: Colleen, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 5:05pm; Reply: 32
I have seen Ghee in the ethnic section at some Dominion stores in Canada.  I've yet to try it and I've not made any ... maybe that will be on the list for this weekend.

PT - Thanks for the accronym ... it's going on the side of my monitor !!

l-tyrosine is for cravings ???  thank you for that tip ... I thought it was for stress and keep meaning to look it up.

What a helpful thread this one is today !!  {{{{Everyone}}}}
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 5:30pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from Colleen
I have seen Ghee in the ethnic section at some Dominion stores in Canada.  I've yet to try it and I've not made any ... maybe that will be on the list for this weekend.

PT - Thanks for the accronym ... it's going on the side of my monitor !!

l-tyrosine is for cravings ???  thank you for that tip ... I thought it was for stress and keep meaning to look it up.

What a helpful thread this one is today !!  {{{{Everyone}}}}


Colleen-Many years ago we had a Dominion Store here, but it closed down.  I don't even know where the closest one is from here.  I did find out about an international section at Basic Foods in Timmins.  Will look there to see if I find it.  But...there are Dolmas and grape leaves...yaaaahhhhoooo.

l-glutamine is supposed to be good for cravings also.  Just read that the other day.

Debra :)

Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 5:35pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from debra
 But...there are Dolmas and grape leaves...yaaaahhhhoooo.l


please check to see in what oil they are made. the ones I was buying, I sadly found out, are made in soybean oil.  :'(   could make my own when I get some time. don't need the rice right now either, but they sure are yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 9:27pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from pkarmeier


please check to see in what oil they are made. the ones I was buying, I sadly found out, are made in soybean oil.  :'(   could make my own when I get some time. don't need the rice right now either, but they sure are yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah...I know.  I hope I don't get bummed out.  ;)

Debra :)

Posted by: eh, Friday, October 20, 2006, 2:20am; Reply: 36
Italybound/Debra,
FYI You can make dolmades without rice! (or with just a tiny amount of rice in addition to the ingredients below)

Ground beef/lamb, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, pinenuts(if you wish), salt and pepper, olive oil. Voila!
eh
Posted by: italybound, Friday, October 20, 2006, 2:24am; Reply: 37
Quoted from eh
Italybound/Debra,
FYI You can make dolmades without rice! (or with just a tiny amount of rice in addition to the ingredients below)
Ground beef/lamb, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, pinenuts(if you wish), salt and pepper, olive oil. Voila!eh


oh madge................that sounds wonderful thanks!!
Posted by: eh, Friday, October 20, 2006, 6:19am; Reply: 38
Italy,
...and they taste ravishing - absolutement - especially if you sautee everything in butter instead of oil! (Tip: Greeks cook with butter or  butter/oil mix often but tend to keep this little known yet crucial fact quiet ...beef dolmades are frequently cooked with butter instead of olive oil  ...I think because it adds depth, and moistens and extends the flavour of the beef...oh and you can add a pinch of cinnamon, too. It'll make your dinner guests more agreeable (according to the earlier generations of Greeks from Turkey)..;)

eh
sob..I can't have butter/beef but as an AB visualiser... what is the equivalent for 'taste' -  will 'tasteuliser' work here? ??)
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, October 20, 2006, 11:38am; Reply: 39
Quoted from eh
Italybound/Debra,
FYI You can make dolmades without rice! (or with just a tiny amount of rice in addition to the ingredients below)

Ground beef/lamb, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, pinenuts(if you wish), salt and pepper, olive oil. Voila!
eh


I second that!!!!!!!!  Need to make that trip to Timmins soon.   My mouth is watering and I am hungry.  Just did workout and need protein.   Have to get this lemon water down first. ;)

Debra :)

P.S.  Just noticed your second post madgeh...you can have ghee and turkey. ;) :K)

Hey Jen...are you getting all of this? ;)

Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Friday, October 20, 2006, 11:53am; Reply: 40
Debra-ok I am officially overwhelmed!  I wish there was a class I could take.  I know that sounds silly, but I am better at learning things when I am hands on.  It's hard for me to grasp things just by reading it once or twice.  I totally appreciate everyone's help though!!!!  I obviously need to re-read everything & then again.  Ugh=I feel so darn lost.  Anyway, thanks again everyone for your help!

Jen
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, October 20, 2006, 12:02pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from Colleen
PT - Thanks for the accronym ... it's going on the side of my monitor !!

De nada!
:D
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, October 20, 2006, 12:19pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from jenmark97
Debra-ok I am officially overwhelmed!  I wish there was a class I could take.  I know that sounds silly, but I am better at learning things when I am hands on.  It's hard for me to grasp things just by reading it once or twice.  I totally appreciate everyone's help though!!!!  I obviously need to re-read everything & then again.  Ugh=I feel so darn lost.  Anyway, thanks again everyone for your help!

Jen


I second this also.  I have to read things over and over also.  Read instructions...bah...just show me how to do it.  Much better now though since on the diet.  Lecithin granules too, girl.  Just keep the books handy and keep on reading on this forum and asking questions.  :D

Debra :)

Posted by: yaeli, Friday, October 20, 2006, 1:04pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from Colleen
I l-tyrosine is for cravings ???  thank you for that tip ... I thought it was for stress and keep meaning to look it up.


Colleen, about the stress, a week ago I started to take L-tyrosine regularly and feel so much lighter since (also weigh a little bit less); I don't get hungry ('protein craving') as often as before, which means I am more relaxed and can cope with stress more easily.

Jen, make a point of having mostly beneficial proteins (& veggies) for breakfast, eat as much as you need (!), and stick to this practice. As Debra says, such meals will help you to keep the avoids away! and will also eliminate any and all cravings. The good results which will follow will give you new powers, inspiration and inner guidance on how to deal with the food issue in ways that didn't occur to you before, and help you to carry on. And so will us your friends in the community... Start with little steps and have faith.


Posted by: italybound, Friday, October 20, 2006, 1:12pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from yael_p
. The good results which will follow will give you new powers, inspiration and inner guidance on how to deal with the food issue in ways that didn't occur to you before, and help you to carry on. And so will us your friends in the community... Start with little steps and have faith.


I agree!!  Good post yael p!  I'll tell ya like I told the DH:  Hang w/ me baby and you'll feel better than you ever thought possible.   (me referring to the BTD way of life).  You too Jen!!  ;D
Posted by: 1044 (Guest), Friday, October 20, 2006, 1:22pm; Reply: 45
Thanks you guys!  I was just instant messenging my husband & telling him how I am doing everything wrong :(....I am going to get him to read the BTD book as well so we can learn together & I am not so stressed out about food.  Thanks again for the support!  I have to get my day started :)

Jen
Posted by: italybound, Friday, October 20, 2006, 1:25pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from jenmark97
T..I am going to get him to read the BTD book as well so we can learn together & I am not so stressed out about food. Jen


is your DH willing to read the book or will it be a struggle to get him to do so? I want my DH to read it as well. yeah, right!!  ::)   but then again, maybe he will, he resisted eat for his BT for almost 2 years, but here he is. will see if he stops for that bacon and sausage today. He's almost completely given up beef, given a choice.  ;D
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