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Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, April 26, 2008, 4:21pm
I haven't been reading experiences with the new way of eating lately from our members..SO, I'll start:

After having oh, a skoshe of detoxing and still having it, I am noticing more energy and better attitude..feeling like my old self again..I'd feel a lot better if I can be at my ideal weight right now.

Yesterday I turned down (because it was administrative assistant's week) pizza, and cake  :'( with.. may I say FLUFFY frosting? Eating my salad and tuna. Of course you all know how much I just love fish. :P  Feeling very deprived...then this morning when I got up..I'm feeling proud of myself and actually feeling in better health, except for the tree pollen..(itchy eyes)  8) So, all in all, I'm very happy with my new WOE.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 5:30pm; Reply: 1
So, are you saying you're suffering from interrupted cravings?   :K)  You were successful, even though you might prefer fluffy frosting to fish!  (clap)

I am still eating for my genotype, and I don't think it was too difficult an adjustment since I had been eating at a high compliant level for my B nonnie type for more than 9 years.  I can't even remember what it might have felt like to be tempted by fluffy frosting.   ;)

But my body did go through two or three months of adjustments, detoxing, whatever.  I just felt uncomfortable for several weeks and had a real flare-up of sinus inflammation and sore gums.  Maybe it wasn't even related, but I am suspicious.

The good effects are that I steadily lost weight, about 11 pounds which have stuck to me for decades.  I am now at my ideal weight without dieting.  That is amazing to me.  Also my skin has gotten very clear and soft.  My hair loss has stopped and seems to be growing back (menopausal thinning hair), and I am sleeping very, very well.
Posted by: carolinagirl, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 6:48pm; Reply: 2
Hi Mayflowers!  Well, I haven't officially started yet but I was doing the BTD for O, and now I have discovered I am a Gatherer.  As I was looking over the list and I was psyched about some new additions I had given up on the BTD. :'(  I will come back and post as things progress.  I'm guessing from what I've read so far I might feel a little worse before feeling better from detox?

Carolinagirl
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:19pm; Reply: 3
I wanted to update too.  I began the Warrior diet a few days after the GTD book was mailed to me from Amazon...I think it was the end of December.  I'm about reaching the four month
anniversary.  It's only been the past few weeks that I'm very conscious of eating a lot of diamond foods, so I might have two different versions of my progress.  First was that I had a ton of detoxing which went on for probably two months and then I felt a lot better..BUT when I consciously started eating a lot of diamond foods, I began another round of intense detoxing.  Detoxing consisted of headaches (But it could have been the high pollen count in the N.E.  My eyes itched for weeks. I was living on quercetin and lots of homeopathic eye drops.  Since the trees have mostly bloomed, I'm doing much better.  I might be doing better because I've added the Warrior supplement trio and that is since this past Monday.

If I had to give positives, it would be these things:  I'm sleeping more soundly.  My skin looks
clearer.  My waist is smaller because I've managed to fit into some pants I haven't worn in
5 years.  I look thinner but on the scale, I don't see more than about 3 pounds lost.  I've
quit craving foods that are bad for me. I started craving foods that are good for me: peas,
peanut butter, almond butter, mussels, green olives, brown rice, tempeh, lime, peaches.

Lingering issues I still often have would be an often achy body; something like fibromyalgia/arthritis but some days I feel great and having more good days than bad since
I've "upped" the diamond foods.

My will power in avoiding the wrong foods has grown.  I feel firmly committed to focusing
on the diamond foods and trusting that good results will continue to follow.

I'm holding on to hope that by the end of six months there will be more positive progress
I will be able to report.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:12pm; Reply: 4
That's great progress, Chloe!  
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:17pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from carolinagirl
I'm guessing from what I've read so far I might feel a little worse before feeling better from detox?

Carolinagirl


You won't necessarily have uncomfortable detox, so just dive into the adventure and see how it treats you.  But if you have mysterious symptoms, that could be what is causing it.  :-)
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 6
Wooo hoo for everyone here!    I had a HORRID day of cravings yesterday (hormonal) and by the grit of my teeth made it through... (sunny)(clap)(dance)(happy)(woot)(hehe)(ondrugs)
Posted by: Jenny, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:04pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Victoria
That's great progress, Chloe!  

Hear hear! and thanks to Chloe for inventing the diamond game; it appears to be making a difference to me, almost without trying;looking forward to my next big shopping trip which will be almost totally diamond except for things that I can't live without. 8)

Posted by: grooviechickie, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 8
I talked to the hubby yesterday about how he feels so far on the GTD. He's a Gatherer and I'm a Warrior.

He begged to go back to the BTD! He said he felt like he's gained weight and is not sure the GTD is for him. He said he'll probably try the GTD again in the future (and we'll remeasure to ensure we're on the right track) but for now, he's a BTD boy.

I made a big "phew!" noise and replied that I feel exactly the same way.

So for now we're waving the GTD goodbye. I will keep an eye on how all of you are finding the GTD in the meantime.  ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:47pm; Reply: 9
Thanks for the comments! (did I mention the frosting was FLUFFY?)
As you can see I have a sweet tooth. (or four)

Chloe, I was looking for homeopathic eye drops because I didn't want to use Patanol again..What did you use? Does it stop the itching?

Groovie, if you and your man feel great on the BTD that's wonderful!

Funky, it must be the week for it. I've had sugar cravings this week and I had stopped having them. I even cracked and had dark chocolate..
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 1:47am; Reply: 10
FLUFFY frosting?  Man, Mayflowers.  You did doubly well if you resisted that.  Just think how you would have felt had you given in and eaten it.  It's just not worth it, is it?
Posted by: Jenny, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 5:41am; Reply: 11
Quoted from grooviechickie
I talked to the hubby yesterday about how he feels so far on the GTD. He's a Gatherer and I'm a Warrior.

He begged to go back to the BTD! He said he felt like he's gained weight and is not sure the GTD is for him. He said he'll probably try the GTD again in the future (and we'll remeasure to ensure we're on the right track) but for now, he's a BTD boy.

I made a big "phew!" noise and replied that I feel exactly the same way.

So for now we're waving the GTD goodbye. I will keep an eye on how all of you are finding the GTD in the meantime.  ;D

Yeah, for sure, please keep in touch with us, we want to know how you both are going as well.What an amazing ride for us all.
ps is it snowing there today? I think I'd better take off my sunglasses :-/

Posted by: Lola, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 5:45am; Reply: 12
after all this is the BTD board, so post away in the appropriate section!
Posted by: proto, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 9:36am; Reply: 13
I think there has been some improvement on how I react to perfumes or such. I mean I can actually wear some myself nowadays when it used to be impossible. It was such a struggle to avoid them so this makes life a bit easier but perhaps it isn't much of a goal - to be able to wear perfume that is:-)
I must say I haven't been able to avoid some dot avoids so progress must be slow.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, April 27, 2008, 8:11pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Ribbit
FLUFFY frosting?  Man, Mayflowers.  You did doubly well if you resisted that.  Just think how you would have felt had you given in and eaten it.  It's just not worth it, is it?


Thanks  ;D I would have felt great for the sugar rush, then crash and then the guilt flows in....

The changes on the GTD are very subtle. If you're not paying close attention, you don't realize it right away.

Posted by: grooviechickie, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 8:41pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Jenny

Yeah, for sure, please keep in touch with us, we want to know how you both are going as well.What an amazing ride for us all.

Oh, I'll still be around; just doing the old diet.

I decided to eat a tomato yesterday for the first time in six months. BIG MISTAKE. I had heartburn all night.  :-/

It's such a shame because I adore them and miss them so very much.

Quoted from Jenny

ps is it snowing there today? I think I'd better take off my sunglasses :-/


No, but it won't be long. It's icy outside and the wind cuts through the skin. Ouchies.  :o
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 9:59pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from 815



The changes on the GTD are very subtle. If you're not paying close attention, you don't realize it right away.



True.  Very subtle.  Interesting, isn't it?
Posted by: jayneeo, Sunday, April 27, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 17
I'm roasting out here... :P
I am doing better with some of the foods. Cottage cheese, commercial, but organic, works fine now. But I do better not to have it everyday.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, April 27, 2008, 11:32pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Ribbit

Interesting, isn't it?


I was really fascinated by Dr. D's work on the Genotype and when I finally found out for sure I was a Warrior and I've been able to start applying the diet, it's like a harmonious synergy that's slowly increasing..exponentially in such a short period... It's very exciting!  I must know more!
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, April 28, 2008, 12:04am; Reply: 19
Quoted from 815
Thanks for the comments! (did I mention the frosting was FLUFFY?)
As you can see I have a sweet tooth. (or four)

Chloe, I was looking for homeopathic eye drops because I didn't want to use Patanol again..What did you use? Does it stop the itching?

Groovie, if you and your man feel great on the BTD that's wonderful!

Funky, it must be the week for it. I've had sugar cravings this week and I had stopped having them. I even cracked and had dark chocolate..


Homeopathic eye drops by BOIRON called Optique 1

It says it's for eye irritation, red, dry, itch, burning eyes.

BUT, I bought the single-use sterile dose formula....Packed to open one vial at a time.  Otherwise, the preservative in the bottle made my eyes worse.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, April 28, 2008, 12:06am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Jenny

Hear hear! and thanks to Chloe for inventing the diamond game; it appears to be making a difference to me, almost without trying;looking forward to my next big shopping trip which will be almost totally diamond except for things that I can't live without. 8)



I'm happy to have made a difference for you....
C.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, April 28, 2008, 1:55am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Chloe


Homeopathic eye drops by BOIRON called Optique 1

It says it's for eye irritation, red, dry, itch, burning eyes.

BUT, I bought the single-use sterile dose formula....Packed to open one vial at a time.  Otherwise, the preservative in the bottle made my eyes worse.


I went to Whole Foods today and I bought Samilason Allergy relief formula. That's all they had.. Where did you find the Boiron?
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, April 28, 2008, 5:41pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from 815


I went to Whole Foods today and I bought Samilason Allergy relief formula. That's all they had.. Where did you find the Boiron?


You might get relief from the Similisan but my problem was that the formula in a bottle
which can touch your eye (and wouldn't be safe for continual re-use or if someone else
used your formula) contains some kind of preservative which made my eyes redder and
itchier.... Similisan makes a one use formula packaged in individual vials.  This is what I
bought from Boiron.

I get my Boiron at a local health food store. It's a small chain of 13 stores, but only in my area. (it's not Whole Foods)

Try looking for Boiron online. But if you're truly sensitive, try and find the one dose application
packaging.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, April 28, 2008, 7:43pm; Reply: 23
So far I can tolerate the Samilisan so I'll see how it goes if my eyes don't itch any more than this...thanks :)
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, April 28, 2008, 9:16pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from 815
So far I can tolerate the Samilisan so I'll see how it goes if my eyes don't itch any more than this...thanks :)


I'm trying to figure out why I've got itchy eyes this year but in past allergy seasons I'd have a stuffy head and feel like I couldn't stop sneezing (but I wasn't having itchy eyes).  I'm wondering if itchy eyes are an improvement over an extreme reaction like sneezing and feeling exhausted.  Maybe the Warrior diet has
made me less reactive.  Mayflowers, you're in the N.E. as I am and I'm sure the pollen is
somewhat similar.  I've also tried a homeopathic liquid formula that goes in the mouth from
Bio Allers called "Tree pollen".  It's helped with itchy eyes on the really bad pollen days. Today
it's raining...no pollen blowing around. I have no itchy eyes.  My dog is itching all over...Our
newspaper publishes the pollen report each day. The tree pollen is literally off the chart this
past week!

Hope your eyes feel better!
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