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Posted by: amynell2693, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:30pm
Hello!  I was wondering how many of you have your families following the BTD along with you?  If not, do you make separate meals for everyone to eat, or have you mastered compliant meals that they all love?
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:42pm; Reply: 1
I have genotyped most members of my family.  Up until now it has been just hubby and I with the usual visits from kids and grandkids, so I have been cooking mainly for us, although both type As, our typings are very different: I am secretor, he is nonnie, I am A2 he is A1, I am MN, he is MM, I am swami Teacher, he is swami warrior.  I do the shopping and cook to suit both of us, our common ground is expansive, so it is not that hard to create the menus.  From next weekend my daughter and granddaughter are coming to live with us, so I can see myself catering for most of the time for an extra Warrior whose swami food list is also slightly different to my hubby warrior!  We still need to identify blood grouping for our granddaughter ... ??)  :) :) :)
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:37am; Reply: 2
Just two of us. Hunter & Nomad.  Somehow we make it work!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:28am; Reply: 3
When my daughter lived at home, we basically cooked and ate two separate meals.  She's a B nonnie Gatherer and I'm B nonnie Nomad.  The fact that we really have different tastes in what we like to eat made it easy.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 3:36am; Reply: 4
Point 1:   I had 2 other people living with me.. cooking for them and my self was no consideration as it is easy done with just cooking small portions and place on the table in small platters then everyone can help them self and choose what they need.. I think its automatic if one understands the need for it and gets over the idea that one has to eat everything.. Where It is much more difficult is to have food in the house that is on the avoid.. that can cause to have urges for me I don't have if I don't see the foods.. so for me IF I had to do it again.. I would really look to have cupboards for this type of food and others for MY type.. like a different shelve.. or just some means to hide it.. or it would be to difficult.. LIKE: bread.. I would go nuts.. so IF NEED be I would get another fridge..I mean it.. it would be worth to give up a lot.. but not my need to stay compliant..

Point 2   Actually just think: if your food would cause a diabetic attack would you not do all to avoid that.. I guess I am there.. really panicking that I might get exposed to foods I should not have as I might at sis's smorgasbord every Sunday where there is really 95% nothing there for my diet to eat..  so I may have to really plan on some way to deal with it and bring enough foods I can eat.. so your question - here became- not about cooking for them but-- my cooking for ME!!!! and leaving their foods alone!!!! :o :D

Posted by: jayneeo, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:20am; Reply: 5
Yup, Goldie, you'll have to bring the flaxbread and sweet potato salad! ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 5:47am; Reply: 6
I usually cook for myself and sometimes for WW and DD.  WW also does cooking for both of them...  
It started pre-BTD when we would agree on an evening meal in the morning, but by dinner time, I just wouldn't be able to eat it and need to make something different for myself...  
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 11:39am; Reply: 7
SWEET potatoe salad??? what a novel idea?? how to make it??

What else- Flax bread?? what does it tast like?? I am afraid of carbs.. is flax a carb spiking my sugar? possibly.. Some foods I would expect to be less carbs because of their - get rid of - ability.. is flax good BREAD for that? or would I just eat all at once?

DARN IT I AM so good I mean I am so compliant but my scale just does not budge downward.. but at least not going UP and the belly fat seems less dense .. I wonder is something changing even without the scale?? like my pants seem ready to be given to some heavier person? what am I saying? Is it possible??  :-/  
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, April 29, 2010, 11:53am; Reply: 8
with my ebf...I knew an O Rh- but gatherer and myselve it wasn't that hard.... now
a reluctant A warrior ;)...yikes.... let him do and I go for my own foodlist :D.. :-/ :o ;D ;D(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)(evil)(evil)but it's easy...we don't live together so far....(hehe)(hehe)(goofy)(smarty)
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:15pm; Reply: 9
easy for me both O gathers, sunday have a hunter and nomad but just add a couple of items for meal.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 1:38pm; Reply: 10
Up until this past weekend, I was cooking for myself mostly, but planning on B compliant meals for my ex once a week (he's not following the BTD but I couldn't in good conscience feed him foods I know are bad for him.) Plus, I was doing the "if it's OK for either Os or Bs" plan for the kids. But now that I know their blood types, DD1 is following the BTD as close to 100% as possible, DD2 is easing her way into the BTD (made easier by her sister coming up with menu ideas) and I'm trying to limit DS' consumption of non-B foods but I'm much less strict with him.

He's only 8, and I figure he's way ahead of the game just by eating somewhat for his type so young. Besides, with 3 Os and only 1 B in the house, it's just plain easier to cook for Os most of the time! I am trying to come up with meals that have easy substitutions for him when necessary- such as offering him kidney beans instead of black beans when he wants something different than everybody else anyway (such as plain beans and rice instead of the savory dish the rest of us are enjoying.)
Posted by: Leanne, Friday, April 30, 2010, 2:45pm; Reply: 11
I don't make the kids stay strict to their genotypes mostly because they're still growing.  My husband and I do and it's no harder than eating the BTD.  My kids are strict to the BTD and they all know their blood types and what foods are good and not good for them.  With the exception of the 2 year old. ;)
Their ages are 12, 10, 8, 7, 2.  

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, April 30, 2010, 3:43pm; Reply: 12
I live with my daughter and she has followed BTD for about 11 years
- now as a teen she is on and off :-/ BTD ( as complient as she choose) not  following GTD yet cause I think she needs to be swamied just like me to find her true GT :B

I tend to cook WHAT I THINK is healthy for HER - so In general 80 % or more is good for her O type.
When I eat alone I have parties with lots of dairy  ;D
I normal life I tend to eat a bit O like- mainly cause I do better with it but lucky enough my swami is a bit O like (with dairy)
Posted by: Vicki, Friday, April 30, 2010, 3:53pm; Reply: 13
Two separate meals *sounds* so difficult.  I cook meals that we enjoy while giving beneficials to each person.  Once you get into the idea of making your own meals, making meals that each individual benefits from and enjoys isn't a far stretch.

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, April 30, 2010, 5:01pm; Reply: 14
I typed up a chart with all the foods that are good for at least one of us, and then the values for each of us (B, O, and my SWAMI) listed in separate columns. I've highlighted the foods that are neutral or better for all of us. This makes it easy to scan through the list and select foods we can all eat. The other foods on the list I can give to individuals for lunches or serve as a side dish at family meals (but not mix into the big pot we all share.)
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