I have for years been intolerant of honey, reacting to it like white sugar (even organic honey, etc.) But, I thought, honey is a superfood. Perhaps I will give it a try in a small amount, and see how I do with it. I made some almond milk with honey and carob in it yesterday. I started feeling bad about 10 minutes after having only a few sips....
Maybe it's not my genes, but some kind of individual imbalance in my system.
I posted this on the GTD boards, but I thought I woud put it here too. While it applies to my own case fo going from A to Teacher, I think it will help everyone face the real changes that the GTD asks of us!
When I first looked at the Teacher diet, I thought there weren't that many changes. I was taking the black dotted toxins to be basically neutrals. It appears though, that they are, however, not neutrals, but kind of occational cheating avoids for future use. This makes the diet a big change.
Instead of trying to hold on to my old eating patterns, I think I am going to just "let go" and "Superfood it" for a while! It won't be easy!
Ok. I am giving in to Don, and for the meantime, I will look at those lovely black dot avoids as AVOIDS!!!
Quoted from DevoraIt's hard to stomach! There are many of my HB and Neutral favorites and that are now avoids or black dot avoids: SOY MILK!!!, cherries, apricots, techina, chicken, CELERY!!!, CUCUMBER!, Kohlrabi, lettuce!, apples, GRAPES!, peaches, pomegranites, raisins, strawberries, rye flour, 100% sprouted wheat!!!
These foods have been the backbone of my diet for 8 BTDing years!!! I often wake up in the morning and have for breakfast either a protein soy milk shake with frozen strawberries and peaches or else I have some yogurt with fruit sweetened apricot or cherry jam! No longer to be! Frozen nectarines are not available!!! How will I make a shake? YOW! I used to drink pomigranite juice ALL THE TIME! I often have salads for lunch with lots of lettuce (I realize that Romaine lettuce might be a neutral - it is a bit hard not to have those neutrals listed!!!) celery, kohlrabi, cucumber and raisins (plus other still permitted things). Eeek! I love to make apple crumble with apples and peaches (topped with oats and spelt in a crumble mix which is still ok). I can still have my crumble topping, but what fruit can I put in!!! There are almost no good cookable fruits on the Superfoods list!!! Even pears are a black dot avoid!!!
I must admit, I always fel that too much fruit was bad for me. I have terrible candida problems, and I always had to watch my fruit consumption (I don't eat sugar ever.) If I ate too much fruit, I would throw myself into a terrible state. Perhaps now I can see why!
Quoted from Dr. DChange your attitude, change your gene function!
Try using a dot as the decimal separator instead of comma: 32.5 . It's the US convention.Quoted from Maria GiovannaI need to tell that the GTD calculator did not accept my real torso length of 32,5 inches and entered only the minimum length of 35 inches. Can this be fixed for my torso measures, also if probably I cannot become a warrior on just this data !
Best regards and a wonderful New year
Quoted from Maria Giovanna
I need to tell that the GTD calculator did not accept my real torso length of 32,5 inches and entered only the minimum length of 35 inches. Can this be fixed for my torso measures, also if probably I cannot become a warrior on just this data !
Of the commonly available fresh fruits for eating, there aren't many AT ALL! We can have blueberries (not available in Israel)... and rasberries (also not to be found in Israel).
Quoted from VictoriaSoft cooked millet grits and ghee are great with a couple of eggs over easy on the top. Reminds me of southern grits (corn) which I have not eaten in forever.
Thanks for the great response!
Today I made index cards for the servings of each group. Each time I eat something I will take a card.
I am willowing in the sea of uncertainty, trying to part with my beloved habits!
Today I made index cards for the servings of each group. Each time I eat something I will take a card. I am going to try to see if I can eat just according to what the cards allow me. It's a big challenge in the fruit and veg area. There aren't so many raw veggies that are superfoods that I can snack on!!!
Nice to see you Cheryl O Blogger! Perhps my newly designed card system would work for you in place of WW.
Quoted from Olerica
Ooooh! Do you think that this would work instead of all grits/polenta? Mmmmm... roasted veggies over millet grits!!!
... I could figure out anything and everything, I could understand the logic of EVERYTHING, by simply using a feature called "reveal codes". ... It is simply too complex, too many things going on, programming-wise, for the end user to possibly be "shown" it all.
Now, the BTD is a lot like WordPerfect for DOS (follow me here): It was based on basically one classic thing, the lectin and blood type reaction. Peanuts = positive agglutination for blood type A. Wheat = harmful agglutination for blood type O. I understand. I understand it ALL.
But the GTD is based on far more than just blood type. There are so many other ... Too many for the specific logic of how each one interacts with the recommended foods alone or in combination with the other stars to be presented to the "end users", ya know?
Similarly, the GTD, while not as clear-cut and understandable for the "end user", probably runs circles around the BTD. And I think the reason I'm having a far easier time transitioning from the BTD to the GTD [is because] I totally trust Dr. D. Think about it: has he EVER led us astray, diet-wise? So, I'm going with the flow, even though I don't have "reveal codes" for each and every bit of logic in the new diet.
Come on in, the water is fine!
Quoted from 294Posted by Sue G.
I am questioning why watermelon and pineapple have been added as beneficial for gatherers since they have a high glycemic index? Also, I want to know WHY blueberries and brocolli are limited. Is there a quick rationale someone can give me?
Quoted from LindaThis may seem obvious, but what will determine if it's 3 or 6 months before we can have a sniff at the black dots? Do followers of BTD have an advantage over rank GTD beginners? It seems that most of my GTD black dots were staples on BTD.
Quoted from SquarePegTry using a dot as the decimal separator instead of comma: 32.5 . It's the US convention.
Quoted from Cheryl_O_BloggerWatermelon along with grapefruit and tomatoes are high in lycopene. Many melons have a mold issue. He may be trying to give us the best available melon choice. Pineapple has enzymes that are very beneficial. Blueberries have me stumped. Brocolli and most of the cruciferous vegetables probably have too much of a compound that is inhibitory to the thyroid. Cauliflower is probably the worst. We do get brocolli and other crucifers back when weight and other issues are under control. Those are just speculations I have, but I think Dr.D tries to give each group a representative of each type of food, selecting the best for each type and balancing lots of pluses and minuses for each.
I checked nutritiondata.com for their analysis of blueberries, they are not rated very high for weight loss. There are about 139 fruit choices ahead of blueberries that work better for weight loss. So this may be the reasoning behind making it a black dot.
Quoted from Curious
If you are right with this assumption, teri, it would mean that the GTD is purely a weightloss diet. For someone like me who is not interested in loosing weight, but in improving her health, the GTD and the food choices would then be inappropriate.
What (in the world) is "positive agglutination"??? :o
Now, the BTD is a lot like WordPerfect for DOS
It was based on basically one classic thing, the lectin and blood type reaction. Peanuts = positive agglutination for blood type A. Wheat = harmful agglutination for blood type O. I understand. I understand it ALL.
I am hoping that one day Dr. D will reveal the detailed mechanics of the relationships between specific foods and each genotype. Maybe a GTD Encyclopedia is next! In the meantime, I've ordered a book called 'Nutritional Genomics: Impact on Health & Disease", which is one of the recommended readings at the end of the GTD book.
I discovered that I am not eating enough grains!!! 4 servings a day of grains!!! I eat about 3 servings a week (plus Shabbas, when I eat, in my opinion, far too much spelt bread (1 roll Friday night and 3 on Saturday) and then I have to go into grain recovery. Well, now I have to reprogram myself to eat 4 servings a day - whoh Nellie!
I trudge through these waters to where Dr. D. is bringing me!!
Quoted from Devora Devora bo bora, banana fana fo fora!In the meantime: big SF breakfast: A full package of shredded cabbage (made into coslaw with my olive oil almondaise) plus a can of black beans (I have got to prepare these fresh! Canned food is rotten!) and now I ate a few carob/spelt cookies and some peppermint tea.
Quoted from DevorarooAfter checking my cards last night (and I think you ought to say that I am such a TEACHER now and not an A!!! - Get out of that old fashioned typing P.Twisti!!!)
Quoted from Devora...and I discovered that I am not eating enough grains!!!
Quoted from DevoraYes, I like those cards! At the end of the day, I can see where I am off.
I didn't see this answered yet, and I think I know the answer. Mutton is from a grown up lamb or a sheep. Mutton is to Lamb as Beef is to Veal. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.Quoted from OlericaI'm sure that this is a question that has been asked before somewhere, but here goes.
I'm a 'new' Teacher and now Mutton is on my Super-de-Duper list. (Yea, I think). I've been cooking lamb for years for DH as he is a B/Nomad, and all of that time I NEVER see mutton, just lamb.
Can anyone tell me what the difference is?
Quoted from LloydI would encourage anyone interested in knowing more about the mechanics of the diet to see what is available at genotypediet.com, where Dr D is answering questions and providing explanations. There will be more information there as time goes on and already there is some that I have found useful.
Quoted from Curious
That is a good suggestion Lloyd, but I think this is the type of information that should be available for free on the genotype site.
I am a researcher myself (although in a different field) and talking about how the research was done is a standard in any published material such as articles etc. It would have been ideal if the methodology information had been in Dr. D.'s book, but it would also be fine if it was on the part of the genotype site which you can access without having to pay for it.
I think all this pressure on eating is making me over eat (too big of portions). Normally, my weight goes down from Shabbat from 134-5 to 133. I am now back at 135. I think it is that I am forcing myself, non-hungy , to eat grains. Eating when not hungry is always a mistake
I think all this pressure on eating is making me over eat (too big of portions). Normally, my weight goes down from Shabbat from 134-5 to 133. I am now back at 135. I think it is that I am forcing myself, non-hungy , to eat grains.
Hmm, I wonder if that means chocolate bars are beneficial, or just cocoa? For example, carob is a benny for type O on the BTD. But carob chips are nasty things with sweetener and palm kernel oil, and they made me sick.Quoted from ruthieAnd Chocolate is a diamond...oh boy!
I think you're right on with this, all the diets appear to be very well balanced nutritionally. So the foods have changed, so you find what you need in another food. It all works. I checked nutritiondata.com for their analysis of blueberries, they are not rated very high for weight loss. There are about 139 fruit choices ahead of blueberries that work better for weight loss. So this may be the reasoning behind making it a black dot.
I was thinking last night, upon reflecting on the posts about transitioning from BTD to GTD, and how some people are basically freaking out, about how much I HATED and resisted changing from my beloved WordPerfect for DOS to MS Word for Windows. Why? Because in WordPerfect 5.0 for DOS (long may it wave in my heart!), I could figure out anything and everything, I could understand the logic of EVERYTHING, by simply using a feature called "reveal codes". You could see every single code in the document and you could figure out the WHY of EVERYTHING if you were really gooooooooooooooooood (and, day-uuuum, I was gooooooooooooooood). With Word for Windows, by contrast, there is no reveal codes. You are flying blind half the time.
With WordPerfect for DOS, I could pop open the hood and figure out EXACTLY what was going on with the car. With Word, I have to trust that the program knows what it is doing in many situations. And since I'm not a Word or Windows fan, that ain't happnin'. I still basically pine for WordPerfect *lol*!
I bought some Quinces. They are big and hard. I wonder if they are ripe.
Quoted from 312We had a french couple as guests a year or two ago. They told me about "coing" or quince and how
it's usually made into a paste or confection in Southern France. It is delicious. I have found the paste at Whole Foods, near the specialty cheeses.
Quoted from SquarePegI didn't see this answered yet, and I think I know the answer. Mutton is from a grown up lamb or a sheep. Mutton is to Lamb as Beef is to Veal. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Quoted from kipperkidAaaah! A girl after my own heart! I still mourn the loss of Word Perfect 5..... :( So easy to work out what had gone wrong (if it did) with reveal codes, now it's impossible.
I'm with you all the way there!
WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS FOREVER!
ditto that!, the best word processing program ever written, was unassuming and so "revealing". Plus, the macro's feature that allowed you to do anything! I too went kicking and screaming to Word, which assumed everything and allowed nothing.
Quoted from LisaleaI was wondering about the black dot items since Dr. D says that we can eat them in moderation after 3-6 months ...
What's the consensus on how many times per week that would amount to, ESPECIALLY if u don't have a weight problem ... does it make a difference or NOT ??)
Hoping everybody's eating for their Genotype and loving it ;)
I'm trying :)
Thanks folks ;D ;) :)