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Posted by: Brenna, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 8:11am
I need some advice here.

Do any other Bs count calories, or should I just forego the calorie counting thing?

Is Muesli okay? I soak oats in milk for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, add yogurt, sugarless jam and maybe additional sweetener. is this okay for Bs?

I'm also trying to clean up my diet - get the condiments out (too much sugar) and all of that stuff.

I have bad sweet cravings, and I have PCOS, and at high-risk to get diabetes and have major fatigue problems. All this with 3 kids.

Should I have protein for breakfast  and muesli for dinner?

I'm not eating chicken or corn, but peanut butter and wheat are still a part of my diet. Those are so hard to get out.

I would deeply appreciate some "extra" dietary guidelines.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 9:06am; Reply: 1
Hi Brenna
No I donīt count calories- but at times I count my servings of food- from the LRT book- just to make sure things balance- often it doesnīt: I get too much grains and too little protein- in stressfull periods  >:(

I think muesli IF it contains no avoids are fine- but oats counts as grains so IF you eat oats in the morning you should eat less or no grain the rest of the day.
It is good and important that you soak oats/muesli- continue doing that.
What about some fresh fruit instead of the jam- yesterday I used oats, full fat yoghurt, apples and dry cranberries. It was very good- it needed no extra sweetener becouse the yoghurt was full fat - and not tart at all.

You say you have pcos and sweet cravings- so I think maybe you should try to get more protein into you diet in the morning- like eggs, veggies, cheese or turkey sausages.
I find that my cravings stop if my breakfast is more protein /fat oriented than grain/fruit - but at busy mornings I still like the oats sometimes.
I would not have the muesli for dinner- but maybe as a afternoon snack ?

Have you looked at the tread I made about mealsizes etc- maybe some of the good advice I got can help you.
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=lr4yt,m=1161957824
Posted by: Brenna, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 5:09pm; Reply: 2
what about a late night snack before I go to bed? I find I can't stop eating at around 7 and go to bed at 10. When I have a late night snack I can sleep better without waking up for a snack in the middle of the night.

I heard somewhere about having breakfast for dinner so I thought muesli for dinner.

can other bs please tell me what they do?
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 6:22pm; Reply: 3
Hi Brenna,
It's very important for me to have a breakfast that is well balanced.  I don't eat like the O's, with meat and veggies for breakfast.  But I couldn't make it on a high starch/low protein breakfast, either.  Museli for breakfast would wreck my day!  I know, I used to eat it!  :-)

I think starches are best eaten in the late evening, making sure that for breakfast and into lunch you get lots of protein.  If I was going to eat museli, which I don't, I would eat it at night.  But oats, make me very hungry and mess with my blood sugar level.  That's why I don't touch them any more.  I have my one grain food, my toasted rice cake with almond/walnut butter/blackstrap molasses as my evening snack.  Very satisfying and helps me go to sleep fast.

My breakfast is a blender drink with frozen blueberries and cherries (beneficial), bananas, full fat yogurt, nutritional yeast, lecithin, freshly ground flax seeds and powdered green foods.

Maybe if you buy almond butter, and stir in finely chopped walnuts, you can get away from the peanut butter!

I don't count calories.  But I do watch Dr. D's portion and frequency recommendations, and I stay away from grains for the most part.  They really pack the weight onto us B's.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 12:27pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Victoria
Hi Brenna,
 I have my one grain food, my toasted rice cake with almond/walnut butter/blackstrap molasses as my evening snack.  Very satisfying and helps me go to sleep fast.
.


Sounds really good - I am getting a bit tired of my banana/ nut goodnight meal.
Posted by: colojd, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 7:30pm; Reply: 5
I had problems with PCOS as well and it can be frustrating. Just watch your simple carbohydrates like white sugar and such. They can aggrevate the problem.  I am not a big fan though of the fake sugars, even Splenda. They just do not taste good and they seem to be more synthetic chemical than a food. You can get good sugarless jam that is made from crushed fruit rather than with artificial sweeteners. If you have a sweet craving, try to go with something like an apple - sweet but with lots of fiber and other good things. Try to gradually wean yourself from eating candy or other type of sweets. I know if I begin eating too much chocolate, that it almost fuels the cravings! I still eat dark chocolate but in moderation. That is the key - if you go into total denial and a very spartan diet approach, it won't take long to get bored or discouraged with that.

I was not much of a fruit eater, but lately have been turning to it more. For a long time, people said fruit had too many calories and sugar, now of course they say we have to each several servings per day. So just begin by having some fresh fruit each day. Start with the ones that have less sugar just to help keep things under control there are even canned fruit now that are not made with syrup but packed in juice and I find these are good too. It takes a little time but you will find that your cravings will go down.

I certainly know how you feel and it can help to follow the Blood Type Diet especially if you aim for as many foods as you can in the beneficial category. Also try to do some kind of exercise each day - I know everyone says that but with those of us who deal with or have dealt with PCOS, it just helps keep the blood sugar levels in check. Start by walking if you like that or light aeobics and you will find that helps a lot and just be consistent. The times I had problems was when things were hectic and I did not pay close attention to diet and exercise.

Finally, there was also a good article on the web a while back that said if you do get cysts on your ovaries or fibroids, that taking tub baths help. You need to sit in a warm tub and the water should be past your waist. Keep the water warm and sit there for about 20 min. The idea here is that it helps the circulation in your abdomen. I tried it and it actually did work.  Hang in there, if you stick with things you will see it improve.
Posted by: Brenna, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 7:34am; Reply: 6
Thank you so much. I didn't realize there were other bs like me with pcos. I think I'll have to do that. I'm going to start tomorrow having protein or yogurt shakes and since I don't have frozen berries, I think jam and a banana is going to have to do. Yes I know a banana has tons of sugar - but I'm thinking maybe a half?

I actually have leslie sansone's WATP Express, easy mile 1, brisk walk 2 mile and advanced 3 mile. So maybe I'll try for atleast the 1 mile 5-6 days a week. Just to start. Its to be consistent from too excited, doing too much, and then going back at it for like at least 3-4 days.

Were you able to lose the pcos weight and other symptoms? Just curious. I might have to start a pcos thread or something.
Posted by: Schluggell, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 2:02pm; Reply: 7
Somewhat thankfully, I've never been much of a Breakfast person.
Personally a mug of fresh juice is my preferred wakeup.

The oats  I like is Steel Cut {also called Pinhead or Scottish}, and the way to do this the best is scald the milk and soak the oats over night in the milk....

Even so, the various Millets I've always liked cooked with Buckwheat, Amaranth, or Red Quinoa.

Grains are the toughie to give up, i only do the above on occasion anyway. My real deal is GABA Brown Rice with Yoghurt, Honey, and Figs.

I'm hoping for some BTD Avoids becoming Benie with the upcoming Genotype Diet.
Posted by: Don, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 2:52pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Schluggell
I'm hoping for some BTD Avoids becoming Benie with the upcoming Genotype Diet.

Would be nice ;D 8), but what if it goes the other way?  :o  :'(  :X
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 9, 2006, 4:33pm; Reply: 9
on PCOS
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/staff/archives/00000293.htm
Posted by: san j, Friday, November 10, 2006, 10:58pm; Reply: 10
Thanks, LOLa, I was going to ask...But, as usual, you're a step ahead... ;)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, November 10, 2006, 11:33pm; Reply: 11
;)
Posted by: typebdiet, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 3:56am; Reply: 12
I started BTD for health reasons, but also hoped to lose some weight.  I didn't lose anything at all.  I was still having some compliant grains, and I still watched calories, but nothing happened.  I've heard that weight loss for B's is particularly hard.

Then I heard about the book "Mastering Leptin" from a post on this website - I think it was from EquiPro (so if you're reading this, EquiPro, maybe you could comment!).  I changed to this pattern of eating, and have slowly lost 15 lbs. over the past year.  I have NOT eaten fewer calories or become more compliant with the BTD, just changed how I eat.  The main thing I learned was the importance of having long breaks between meals, giving the body time to burn carbs AND fats.  The common wisdom of eating small meals and snacks is counter to this view.  I recommend you read it.  It really helped.

Good luck.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 4:29am; Reply: 13
Quoted from typebdiet

Then I heard about the book "Mastering Leptin" from a post on this website - I think it was from EquiPro (so if you're reading this, EquiPro, maybe you could comment!).  I changed to this pattern of eating, and have slowly lost 15 lbs. over the past year.  I have NOT eaten fewer calories or become more compliant with the BTD, just changed how I eat.  The main thing I learned was the importance of having long breaks between meals, giving the body time to burn carbs AND fats.  The common wisdom of eating small meals and snacks is counter to this view.  I recommend you read it.  It really helped.
Good luck.


Thanks for making this point.  We have discussing the topic of snacking (grazing) on another thread about weightloss.  Is there any more information you could share with us on why long breaks between meals encourages the body to burn both carbs and fats?

Posted by: typebdiet, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 2:50pm; Reply: 14
Victoria,

You would have to read the book to get the actual scientific explanation.  The best I can summarize, though, is that when you are constantly introducing food into the body with frequent eating, the body only burns the the calories you put into it for energy.  It never gets a chance to burn the fat that is stored already.  When there is at least five hours between meals, the body burns the carbs and other calories for energy, and then can burn the stored fat.  This also is supposed to reset the leptin regulating system.  My understanding is that leptin resistance is sort of similar to insulin resistance, but again, I am not very clear at explaining it scientifically, and the book is better at explaining it.

Gail
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 3:43pm; Reply: 15
My daughter, who is trying to conceive after tubular reversal, just found out she has all the sympthoms of PCOS and is going to mention it to her ob/gyn.  She heard or read( that glucose has something to do with the ova dropping down or not dropping down, that a message is sent to the brain to do one or the other depending on your glucose level at the time the decision needs to me made, so women are taking a diabetic medication so there brain is alerted and within 30 days quite a few women were pregnant.  
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 6:04pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from typebdiet
Victoria,

You would have to read the book to get the actual scientific explanation.  The best I can summarize, though, is that when you are constantly introducing food into the body with frequent eating, the body only burns the the calories you put into it for energy.  It never gets a chance to burn the fat that is stored already.  When there is at least five hours between meals, the body burns the carbs and other calories for energy, and then can burn the stored fat.  This also is supposed to reset the leptin regulating system.  My understanding is that leptin resistance is sort of similar to insulin resistance, but again, I am not very clear at explaining it scientifically, and the book is better at explaining it.
Gail

Actually, that makes a lot of sense.  You did a good job of simplifying what is probably a complicated science.  Thanks!  
:K)
Posted by: colojd, Saturday, November 11, 2006, 7:56pm; Reply: 17
My doctor told me, years after I finally conceived again, that the medical profession was prescribing something called glucophage (sp) which was a diabetic medication but also was supposed to help reverse or treat the PCOS problem. He also said it was supposed to help with weight loss although they didn't recommend it strictly as a weight loss aid.

I do know that when I had my problems, that caffeine and refined products really seemed to make or create the problem. Also, there has been talk that those with PCOS do not get enough sunlight (vitamin D) and looking back, when I was working long hours and not getting out enough during daylight hours, that would make sense. Also read that when they tested PCOS human eggs that they were whiter in comparison to a healthier ones with yellow coloration, and the explaination was that women who had PCOS seemed to not eat enough yellow pigmented fruits, vegetables and eggs (leutin containing products). This also made sense.

I learned all of this on my own because my own doctor, who was a nice guy, just was not up on the latest. Sometimes we have to take charge of our own health because even the doctors don't have up to the minute info. Just surfing the web would probably tell you more than they can provide, which is too bad!
Posted by: Rodney, Monday, November 13, 2006, 3:07am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Brenna
I need some advice here.

Do any other Bs count calories, or should I just forego the calorie counting thing?

Is Muesli okay? I soak oats in milk for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, add yogurt, sugarless jam and maybe additional sweetener. is this okay for Bs?

I'm also trying to clean up my diet - get the condiments out (too much sugar) and all of that stuff.

I have bad sweet cravings, and I have PCOS, and at high-risk to get diabetes and have major fatigue problems. All this with 3 kids.

Should I have protein for breakfast  and muesli for dinner?

I'm not eating chicken or corn, but peanut butter and wheat are still a part of my diet. Those are so hard to get out.

I would deeply appreciate some "extra" dietary guidelines.


Hi.
what I have found out about myself is I am hypoglycemic {sorry about the spelling}
after a blood test that took several hours to complete.  I will have up and downs of energy. stay away from sugars and foods that get into our system to fast that gives us the ups and downs of energy. the glycemic index helps to find the foods that are good and not so good. wheat is a no no for b's and I am really a believer now after not having wheat stuff for several weeks that I am allergic to it. the swelling in my hands have gone down greatly and I just feel better by not eating any wheat stuff. there are other things to substitute for the wheat cravings.
btw I am constantly craving sweets and sugars and all of that stuff. I still don't know how to control this other that either giving in and having a slice of spelt toast with honey a pickle or give in an have something we shouldn't have- last resort and I am finding that the latter I am able to control a little more every day.

Posted by: Victoria, Monday, November 13, 2006, 5:11am; Reply: 19
You're doing so well, Rodney!  :-)

I'm another B who found out how much of a poison wheat is, only after having stopped eating it.  I did eat spelt toast for a couple of years, and gradually weaned myself off of it and all other gluten-containing grains.  I feel much better without it all!
The only grain I eat now is a Lundberg organic Mochi Rice Cake every evening, lightly toasted with a combination of raw almond butter and chopped walnuts, drizzled with a little bit of blackstrap molasses.  It meets that need for crunch and carb and sweet and all those goodies, without eating any avoids.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 13, 2006, 2:31pm; Reply: 20
Rodney,
whenever you are craving sweets and sugars, have some protein instead......the cravings will subside with time!
Posted by: Rodney, Monday, November 13, 2006, 2:48pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from lola
Rodney,
whenever you are craving sweets and sugars, have some protein instead......the cravings will subside with time!


thanks Lola will give that a try, just seems like I would fall back in to my low carb diet I tried the first of the year which I think wasn't good for me and helped bring on the diviculitus thing?? maybe not and I am sure I did something wrong when on the atkins diet.
proteins.....first thing comes to mind is meats and beans what else could we eat when the urges show up?  ??)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, November 13, 2006, 2:58pm; Reply: 22
Rodney
eggs, cheese, maybe some yoghurt- all contains - both fat AND protein- some more than other.
I have found out that when I crave sugar- I can be sure that my protein has been low that day - and maybe even the fat. A hardboiled egg - a slice of cheese or maybe some yoghurt - brings me back again :-)

Why atkins didnīt work ?
Well I tried doing a combo of Atkins and B diet- and it did work pretty good for me- specially the medium stage with more carbs added- BUT BUT I am sure That if I had done a 100 % atkins I would have felt sick.
No dairy except cheese and butter :-( I first felt really good when I added more fruit and dairy and nuts back in my diet. BUT the low grain or no grain approach was ok and I did not have ANY of the suagr cravings that I used to.
Posted by: Rodney, Monday, November 13, 2006, 3:23pm; Reply: 23
Yes of course that should do it!
just need to have the eggs and cheeses ready, thats what I have found that is really helping me, prepare it ahead of time then it's easy to grab. Now I maybe see a little better where the cravings are coming from to. I have cut a lot of proteins out and replaced with veggies need to think of a more complete diet and not get stuck on one food group. IT is hard to shift the way I used to eat and not fall back in to bad habits.
thanks
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, November 13, 2006, 5:48pm; Reply: 24
Many people find that it helps to put it in writing.  If you have a copy of LY4YT (the best in my opinion) you can make yourself a cheat sheet, showing the quantities and frequencies of all our compliant foods, that Dr. D recommends for our blood type.  That is what makes all the difference in my opinion, in kicking this way of life up to a new level of success.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, November 13, 2006, 7:01pm; Reply: 25
I agree with Victoria - I use this kind of sheet as well- when I feel I am loosing track of my diet.

Yes Rodney - be prepaired! is the key to sucess in all kinds of situations ;-)
Posted by: colojd, Monday, November 13, 2006, 8:10pm; Reply: 26
For me, the B diet is challenging when it comes to trying to eat beneficial meats. As we all know, many on the beneficial list are not common and often hard to find.

I do feel my best if I don't eat a lot of meat - ie with every meal. I have always been good about eating my vegetables and now am trying to eat more fruit. As we know, for a long time we were told by other nutrition sources that fruit should be limited because it had so much sugar. Now we know that most fruits are moderate in sugar compared with something processed we could eat, plus has vitamins, minerals, water and fiber that something else may not have. I think they finally figured out that people were drinking more soda, eating fries and burgers and sweets instead of eating fruit so they gave in and improved the "food pyramid"!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, November 13, 2006, 8:52pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from colojd
For me, the B diet is challenging when it comes to trying to eat beneficial meats. As we all know, many on the beneficial list are not common and often hard to find


I agree so much - and so do the 2 other danish Bīs that I know ( My sister and friend) :-)

I hardly ever get more than 2-4 servings of the benficial meat pr month- the rest is neutral. I donīt worry much since I pay more attention to the rest of the beneficial foods.
My thinking is really: rather a neutral meat or fish than NO fish/meat- and I always try to get some fish/meat that are beneficial for my daughter(O) - when I canīt get the few beneficial meats that I actually likes !

I try to aim at minimum 1 serving of either fish or meat pr day-
Sometimes I get 2 small servings pr day.
Mainly beacouse of my life with an O - but also since I am a RH - I need more meat/fish than the rh +

Posted by: colojd, Monday, November 13, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 28
Henriette - my husband is an O as well, so I know what you mean!

Fish is one thing that I don't have a big craving for - we are eating more of it now just to have some break from meat itself but I have to say that most of it does not have a high taste appeal with me. My husband being an O loves all types of seafood and that is his favorite food to have when we eat somewhere special.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 6:29pm; Reply: 29
Iīm a bit fussy as well with the fish......
When other people cook for me and the fish is REALLY fresh I do like some of it - but.......
I mainly have cod, graved salmon, sole , scallops and haddock.- but only 1 a week- and not the 3-5 times pr week !
I do like monksfish as well- but it is  bit expensive.
I donīt know why I was created with luxury tastebuds- but I am ;-D
Posted by: colojd, Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 6:40pm; Reply: 30
I have not tried monkfish but heard it was called the "poor man's lobster"!

When we eat fish, we eat salmon, sometimes trout, cod and other white fish. I can see why people fry fish but some many of the white fish have very mild and undistintive flavor. I like scallops and shrimp and also a couple of times a year eat calamari.

It's hard when you have more than one type in a household. I feel sorry for those who have three types in one household. Hard to be compliant let alone eat beneficials.

I just started doing low impact (but fairly high intensity) aerobics. I know B's are supposed to do more sedentary exercise. I do love yoga and did it for years before it was even fashionable to do so, but right now I feel I need to jump start my fitness again so had to add the aerobics!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 7:27pm; Reply: 31
I think we need a mixture- of exercise.
I like to walk really brisk or, rowing machine with an ipod is nice as well or do hard garden work
Yes I feel gratefull that my household is just a 2 type one :-)
Posted by: colojd, Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 7:59pm; Reply: 32
We love walking, too and do it as much as possible. We are lucky that we live in a neighborhood that has a variety - some steep hills, flat land, etc. The weather here in Colorado can be changeable but we found you just bundle up more for winter walking, etc.

I love to garden and I think this must be something special with B's because my Dad is an 86 yr old B and loves to garden, and his Mom (who I am sure must have been a B) also was a gardener. I think I inherited their love of gardening. One thing we did when we moved into our house 4 years ago was to put in some raised vegetable beds in the backyard. The people before us did nothing with their garden and yard space and literally put tons of crushed rock everywhere. I told my husband if we move again, I am OK with a smaller house but want yard room for a garden!!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, November 16, 2006, 9:18am; Reply: 33
Maybe you are right about the Bīs and gardening?
I know lots of Oīs and ABīs that likes their garden- but the Bīs have a speciel feeling about their garden.
My granny a B spent all the time in her garden- it kind of killed her when she moved away from it at 91 to a small flat.
She had all kinds of problems the last 2 years of her life. Untill that she had been worn out but healthy- I enjoyed watching her un the garden with her hoe. My sister (B) is a landscape architect and my friend (B) and I all share the work in the garden.( BTW we are weirdos - all of use are in our 30s!)
BUT we do it in compleetely diffent ways than the O and ABīs - None of the Aīs that I know have a garden - or want one !
All of the Bīs gardens have some weed.... but donīt stress that much about it unless it is the wrong places
- they seem to grow interesting varieties of veggies and flowers. Like rainbow carrots or yellow beets.

We all love looking at the life in the garden.
When I weed it is almost a spiritual thing !
It relaxes my mind so much and I love the feeling of the sun- wind on my face.

But I never ever feel that my garden have to look perfect for the sake of the neighbours
- I just love that it is alive and sometimes live a life of its own.
And now Iīll go and prepaire the garden for its wintersleep- it is sunny here and very hot 15 C/59 F for a late november day ! So Iīll make the most of my day off :-D

Posted by: colojd, Thursday, November 16, 2006, 1:54pm; Reply: 34
Henriette: You are so right because it is the same with the B's that I know regarding gardening. My 86 yr old Dad still lives on the farm that we grew up on. He no longer can manage animals or a big garden but has to do a little something each year. His Mom, who I am sure was a B lived to 94 1/2. She loved to garden as well. When you said that we B's like to try different vegetables, that also fit us. We always grew a large garden and had fruit trees and my Mom, sister and I would can the fruits and vegetables to enjoy all winter. My Dad always would say he wanted to try something new each year and I also have done this.

My husband is an O and loves the things from our garden but is not a gardener. However my 15 yr old type B son loves the garden and also would love to have more space to do more.
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, November 17, 2006, 10:37pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Brenna
I need some advice here.

Do any other Bs count calories, or should I just forego the calorie counting thing?

Is Muesli okay? I soak oats in milk for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, add yogurt, sugarless jam and maybe additional sweetener. is this okay for Bs?

I'm also trying to clean up my diet - get the condiments out (too much sugar) and all of that stuff.

I have bad sweet cravings, and I have PCOS, and at high-risk to get diabetes and have major fatigue problems. All this with 3 kids.

Should I have protein for breakfast  and muesli for dinner?

I'm not eating chicken or corn, but peanut butter and wheat are still a part of my diet. Those are so hard to get out.

I would deeply appreciate some "extra" dietary guidelines.




Hi,
I also love peanutbutter unfortunately and used to eat tons of it everysingle day ... imagine that ???!!!!:-/
however; I've since switched to almond butter and love that almost as much
hehehe
Don't get me wrong ... I still eat peanutbutter on ocassion cause
it's my favorite food on earth but ALOT less than before !!!

Be willing to try the almond butter and hopefully u will enjoy it  ;)

I'm also a sugarlover unfortunately ... but have since switched to honey or molasses instead of white sugar on most days ...
Do u eat manna bread ?? Next time u crave sweetstuff
just have a couple slices or carrot/raisin manna bread with honey
on it, it's so delicious and ok for us B'S

Don't be so hard on urself ... easy does it ... one day at a time ... one meal at a time ... and in time u will make other discoveries and when u do please share them !!! ;)

btw forget about calories counting u will just end up driving urself crazy !!!
Everything in moderation is key ...

I wish u all the best ;)
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, November 17, 2006, 10:41pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from colojd
I have not tried monkfish but heard it was called the "poor man's lobster"!

When we eat fish, we eat salmon, sometimes trout, cod and other white fish. I can see why people fry fish but some many of the white fish have very mild and undistintive flavor. I like scallops and shrimp and also a couple of times a year eat calamari.

It's hard when you have more than one type in a household. I feel sorry for those who have three types in one household. Hard to be compliant let alone eat beneficials.

I just started doing low impact (but fairly high intensity) aerobics. I know B's are supposed to do more sedentary exercise. I do love yoga and did it for years before it was even fashionable to do so, but right now I feel I need to jump start my fitness again so had to add the aerobics!




Hi,
Just for ur info:  Trout is an AVOID for us B's unfortunately :-/ :'(
Posted by: colojd, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 12:05am; Reply: 37
Yes, that is why I said sometimes trout. I have not eaten it in quite a while. Most of my fish has been tuna, cod or salmon (wild not farm raised). We live in Colorado so can get nice trout, but once I thought about it, it has been at least a year or more since I had any.

Lisalea, we also eat almond butter instead of peanut butter. My type B son gets an upset stomach from peanut butter, but almond butter is no problem. I think like wheat, a lot of the peanuts have been bred to have allergens. Look at how many kids are allergic to it. I read not long ago that some of the high allergies for peanuts were due to exposure to peanut related oils and such when kids are babies. They said some baby oils and shampoos might have peanut oil and the kids whose parents used these tend to have allergies, some very serious. So they suggested that if you have a baby, read the label to make sure that you are not using these products.

I am always so amazed what is out there as additives to foods, beverages and even soaps, shampoos, etc. Just saw on "Unwrapped" a couple of weeks ago that Twizzlers are made with wheat flour and high fructose corn syrup.  Who knew that a candy like that would be made with wheat flour dough!
Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 1:42am; Reply: 38
Quoted from colojd
Yes, that is why I said sometimes trout. I have not eaten it in quite a while. Most of my fish has been tuna, cod or salmon (wild not farm raised). We live in Colorado so can get nice trout, but once I thought about it, it has been at least a year or more since I had any.

Lisalea, we also eat almond butter instead of peanut butter. My type B son gets an upset stomach from peanut butter, but almond butter is no problem. I think like wheat, a lot of the peanuts have been bred to have allergens. Look at how many kids are allergic to it. I read not long ago that some of the high allergies for peanuts were due to exposure to peanut related oils and such when kids are babies. They said some baby oils and shampoos might have peanut oil and the kids whose parents used these tend to have allergies, some very serious. So they suggested that if you have a baby, read the label to make sure that you are not using these products.

I am always so amazed what is out there as additives to foods, beverages and even soaps, shampoos, etc. Just saw on "Unwrapped" a couple of weeks ago that Twizzlers are made with wheat flour and high fructose corn syrup.  Who knew that a candy like that would be made with wheat flour dough!




Oh yes, I hear u ... :-/

It's so very discouraging at times ... no wonder kids r having heart attacks in their twenties ... we live in such a stressful world nowadays !!!!!!!
however; we have found BTD hence when we know better we can also do better,  right ??:)

The suggestions about walnuts in the almond butter sounded really yummi to me  ;)
I'm gonna try it !!

I also wanted to mention to u that it's so true that whenever I eat protein versus carbs in the mornings it does keep me full longer ;D
Example: A small bowl of cottage cheese with a chopped up pear in it, nutmeg, a few walnuts and honey ... if I'm really hungry I'll alo eat a slice of manna bread with some molasses :P

Cheers
Posted by: colojd, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 4:09pm; Reply: 39
Almond butter is so much more tasty I think than peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter is also made with shortening type fats to make them smooth.

We like a brand called Kettle. The almonds are roasted so it gives the butter a nice full flavor.

Walnut butter sounds good, too. I am going to try Walnut oil on our salads. I want to up our Omega fats. We use mostly olive oil for salad purposes.
Posted by: Don, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 4:58pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from colojd
We like a brand called Kettle. The almonds are roasted so it gives the butter a nice full flavor.

I like the Kettle brand almond butter too. I particularly like it because the version I get has a little salt in it. Unfortunately, the store where I can buy it, Kroger, just upped the price dramatically, about $2 a jar.

Posted by: colojd, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 5:17pm; Reply: 41
Same here. We also get ours at a Kroger. They did have a special last summer where they had it buy one get one free. We bought several then. Stores like Wild Oats and Whole foods also let you grind your own. That is nice, too. You can add your own sea salt that way or leave as is.
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:42am; Reply: 42
I have been on this diet for over a year and since I got my secretor status done it has explained a lot to me about why my blood sugar was so up and down.  I was eating far too many grains.  I put a sheet on my fridge to show the frequency for grains a week for non-secretors.  It has really helped and I don't get the blood sugar swings I used to.  I also have to stay away from white/brown sugar and fructose as a non-secretor.  

Also non-secretors have more protein requirements and so I have to have protein at almost every meal to keep my blood sugar even or I get light-headed.

Berries have also become more important in my diet due to my non-secretor status.

As for night-time snack, if I have a good hardy dinner (with fish or meat for the protein) and finish around 7 p.m. then I don't need much of a snack before bed.  I can get away with a bowl of grapes, apple or a tea.  I always take my magnesium though.   Falling asleep is no problem if I go to bed before 11 p.m.

We are all very different but have similar needs as B's so just listen to your body and try different approaches within your blood type food requirements and you will learn what works.  All the best!

Luana
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from colojd
I have not tried monkfish but heard it was called the "poor man's lobster"!

When we eat fish, we eat salmon, sometimes trout, cod and other white fish. I can see why people fry fish but some many of the white fish have very mild and undistintive flavor. I like scallops and shrimp and also a couple of times a year eat calamari.

It's hard when you have more than one type in a household. I feel sorry for those who have three types in one household. Hard to be compliant let alone eat beneficials.

I just started doing low impact (but fairly high intensity) aerobics. I know B's are supposed to do more sedentary exercise. I do love yoga and did it for years before it was even fashionable to do so, but right now I feel I need to jump start my fitness again so had to add the aerobics!



Trout is an avoid  >:( :'( ::)
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