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Posted by: aprilshowers, Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:47pm
I work in a technical field and until starting to read posts here, had never seen the word compliant used except in relationship to testing a product.

Now I see posts where people admit to 99% compliance or 70-85% compliance in relationship to the BTD.  I've given it a great deal of thought and know it's time for me to take the steps to become more compliant in my eating habits.  I'm not a good measurer so can only say I'm very good about avoiding the avoids for a type A (my focus is BTD and not GTD at this point).  I also have been good about adding more of the beneficials.  I think now the next step is to be eating less and less of the neutrals.

I'm thinking this since I've stopped losing weight again.  I am considered obese at 220 pounds and hate having that label hanging over my head.  Since I am down 6 sizes in clothing in almost 2 years (not all related to BTD) I feel thin most of the time!  I am compared to what I was, but still have 70 pounds I'd like to lose - thus that ugly label of being obese. :X  

Time to take steps to eliminate those neutrals and start moving towards more compliance myself!

Sure would like to get my secretor status - I check the mail every day, but nothing yet.  It brings back memories of waiting for the Sears Christmas catalog to come!!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:57pm; Reply: 1
Can you call the lab? Maybe they'd tell you over the phone.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 24, 2008, 7:40pm; Reply: 2
Increasing the beneficials to replace neutrals while maintaining exercise should help the weight loss.  

Remember that weight is not always lost at a constant rate...  There may be points where the body focusses on healing when the loss slows.  It doesn't mean that there is nothing beneficial happening!
Posted by: meribelle, Saturday, October 25, 2008, 10:18am; Reply: 3
Thanks for your post Aprilshowers.  I sent it to my husband who needs to loose weight and who is an A.
Posted by: aprilshowers, Sunday, October 26, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 4
Oh dear - all my good intentions have gone to pot this weekend!  I guess I'll be starting with shooting for 85% compliance tomorrow.  Today I had dinner with my dad & stepmom and she served a pork roast.  This lady is a sweetheart, but pork is her middle name when it comes to company dinner - it's ham or pork roast.  I didn't have time to make and bring my own so right now I am feeling somewhat ill.  This dinner was a surprise for me, got a call just a couple of days ago that they were leaving to go south sooner than usual and when could we get together for Christmas?!  Actually the pork roast wasn't the worst, it was probably the pumpkin pie - just the filling, but still with barely eating any refined sugar in over a year this headache I feel coming on is most likely from that.  

I know Lola, alternate nostril breathing.... ;)
Posted by: aprilshowers, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:56pm; Reply: 5
I got my secretor results yesterday and my new shield tells the story. I pulled out my ER4YT Diabetes book last night to see what I can fine tune and saw right off that type A secretors digest meat even more poorly than non-secretors.  The recommendation is 0-2 servings per week.  That's where I need to start then since I know I'm still eating more than twice that amount each week.  

Does anyone have any suggestions for quick meals?  Also, what do you compliant type As eat for breakfast?  Looking for some new ideas!

Thanks all -
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:07pm; Reply: 6
I eat tofu for breakfast.

I take an onion sautee it in a pan, grate a carrot in, add some peas or green beans, any left over veggies I have spinach one day, mushrooms another.

Cook all that a bit, add half a block of soft tofu mash it up looks sort of like scrambled eggs. Leftovers can be eaten as a snack or next day.

I add miso to mine, my daughter just adds salt. Miso should not be heated too high it destroys the enzymes. Tamari would be yummy too.
I love this for breakfast.   I will eat a half a block of tofu in one meal.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:24pm; Reply: 7
Welcome to the fold...Another Warrior!! Look out Hunters we're gaining on you.. :D ;)

My favorite breakfast is pancakes but ok, they're whole wheat. I like peanut butter on bran bread (Food For Life if I'm not baking, I do love to bake..)I eat eggs most mornings, adding extra egg whites. I need protein in the morning. Oh, and oatmeal with PB, soy milk and trail mix..yummo.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3:26pm; Reply: 8
Here's my variety of breakfasts:

Protein smoothies made from a mixture of any one, two or all of these protein powders...whey, pea, egg white, soy or brown rice..I will add ground flax seeds/ and or hemp, some berries, a splash
of grape juice, cranberry juice.

Eggs...(omelettes made with one yolk and 3 egg whites)...Sauteed onions first in olive oil/ghee..then mix in with the eggs...and I use cottage cheese or farmer cheese mixed with chives as the filler for the omelette...

One slice brown rice toast with peanut butter and tea or coffee..1/2 grapefruit Maybe
an egg with this as I need more protein in the AM

Cooked quinoa with almonds, berries, cinnamon....and kefir on top of cereal..

Trying to find a perfect pancake that is compliant...(I'm gluten free)

(a high protein content yogurt) with fruit,  flax seeds and nuts mixed in...

Posted by: aprilshowers, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 4:59pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I eat tofu for breakfast.

I love this for breakfast.   I will at a half a block of tofu in one meal.


This sound very interesting!  Do you use firm tofu or the silken kind?  I'm going to have to try this as I'm still looking for good ways to get in the tofu.

Thanks!
Posted by: aprilshowers, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 5:01pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from 815
Welcome to the fold...Another Warrior!! Look out Hunters we're gaining on you.. :D ;)

My favorite breakfast is pancakes but ok, they're whole wheat. I like peanut butter on bran bread (Food For Life if I'm not baking, I do love to bake..)I eat eggs most mornings, adding extra egg whites. I need protein in the morning. Oh, and oatmeal with PB, soy milk and trail mix..yummo.


Thanks for the ideas - I'm trying to stick with the BTD vs the GTD for now so need to cut back on eggs.  I like the oatmeal with PB idea, I've not tried that before - sounds really good!!
Posted by: aprilshowers, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 5:06pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Chloe

Trying to find a perfect pancake that is compliant...(I'm gluten free)


Me too!  I have a recipe that I tried last time my son was home, but he said it was very heavy. Made from brown rice flour and tapioca flour which I see now the latter is not compliance for type As anyway.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 11:51pm; Reply: 12
Aprilshowers,
You might be able to get the results emailed to you if you let them know that's what you prefer.  It can get your results to you sooner.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 12:09am; Reply: 13
Pancakes made from almond meal are very good.
Almond meal is found at Trader Joes.
I just sub in almond meal for flour.


I use soft or silken tofu for my scramble.

Also really like peanut sauce made from the Cook right book. I keep a jar in the fridge all the time. I brown tempeh and dip it in the sauce, YUMMY!
Posted by: aprilshowers, Saturday, November 1, 2008, 3:08pm; Reply: 14
Andrea - after reading your most recent blog post I decided I need to take soy much more seriously.  No family history of cancer on either side of my family, but my previous way of eating and living is not on my side.

So, I tried your tofu scramble for breakfast and it was great!  I've had tofu several ways now and am beginning to not only not mind it, but kind of like it!  I don't have the cookbook yet, it's ordered though and I'm looking forward to trying the peanut sauce you recommended too.  Thanks!
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