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Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 1:50am
Hi, folks, my first post here.  Madam, I'm Adam.  (Ha!)  I'm male, 47, and have been on and off the BTD and Genotype diets for the past several years.  During the times I was on and off, I was in my late 30's / early 40's and didn't really take it all that seriously.  Well, now I'm looking at age 50 comin' 'round the corner, so I'm getting bigtime serious about it now.  

At my age, now, I just am tired of eating out and getting crappy food, I want stability in my life, and control of what goes into my mouth.  I also still have that round middle that I need to get rid of.  I'm at 230 lbs at present.  I'm 6'1" and would like to tip the scales at most at 200 lbs.  Possibly 185 to 190, but that would be a miracle.  But, this is a miracle diet, is it not?  So, like most everyone, weight loss is a primary goal.

Ok, so I have the Genotype book (had it since it was published), and have identified myself as a Warrior.  I'm A+ secreter.  I've also ordered the SWAMI today.  So, needless to say I'm getting serious now.

I also have all 9 of the supplements listed on page 266 and take them all daily.  I wonder...is this a good idea?...to take all the listed supplements?  I figured 'why not?' Dr. D knows his stuff.  I have no adverse reaction to any of them, and feel great.  In addition, I'm also taking CLA, Vitamin D3, salmon oil, and flax oil.

Another thing I take is sublingual melatonin, because I have a hard time sleeping at night.  I am just like 'The Bear', you could also call me 'The Thrasher' as well.  It depends, tho, some nights I'll get a good 6 hours of sleep, some nights I'm tossing and turning.  I would just love to lay my head down and wake up 8 hours later.  I can't even remember the last time I've done that.  So, now I'm getting real serious with this diet for another good reason...A GOOD NIGHT'S REST!

OK, so this is going to be my daily log where I'll be posting my food choices and weight on a day-to-day basis.  I'll also post some recipes that I'm using and hopefully I can pass along some useful information, and folks can also post in here and teach me some things along the way.  I'll probably post my weight and breakfast foods, and then another post or two that day for other things I've eaten and any exercise I had that day.

I think this log will help me keep on track and we can all learn together as I try to get to my goal weight and achieve a sense of peace and satisfaction with this great Genotype diet.  So, until tomorrow's breakfast post, I bid you a good night.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:05am; Reply: 1
Hi Adam, I'm Madam. Welcome to the forums.  Always nice to see somebody who's cheerfully willing to make some changes.  Most likely you will find that 30 lbs falling off on its own if you just eat right.  Some people need extra help, but give it an honest shot and you won't likely be disappointed!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:08am; Reply: 2
Hi Adam,
Welcome!  :)  Feel free to log in the Warrior Support Thread. It's right here in the Genotype Forum and it's a sticky on the top when you enter the forum.  

How's your exercise?  It will help you sleep better if you exercise..gently. We also have a
A Exercise log in the Fit Right 4 your Type forum. I started it to help me stay on track exercising.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:09am; Reply: 3
Quoted from Ribbit
Hi Adam, I'm Madam.



Madam?  :-/  
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:24am; Reply: 4
Welcome Adam!! It looks like you are taking this well under your shield!!!  Like a true warrior!!!  I live with two of them at the moment and if you could send a bit of that enthusiasm their way, will be nice!!!

Like you I also keep a log of what is going on in my journey, on a separate thread ... it makes it so much easier to go back and check things out, for when things get stiky (not talking about threads here!!), to analyze situations and see the flows and good things we do, it makes us accountable too, that is why I have also signed into the FS exercise for As thread, we have million eyes popping in to support us when needed ...

In summary: Warmest Welcome and success to us all in our journey to optimum health!!  ;D ;) :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:30am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Ribbit
Most likely you will find that 30 lbs falling off on its own if you just eat right.  Some people need extra help, but give it an honest shot and you won't likely be disappointed!

The only thing I would add to this is get stress reducing exercise...  Cortisol tends to cause weight gain in Blood Type A people...  
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:43am; Reply: 6
Quoted from 815



Madam?  :-/  


Re-read his second sentence.  I was trying to be funny.  Oh well. :-/
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:50am; Reply: 7
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Posted by: DenverFoodie, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:54am; Reply: 8
Quoted from 10384
  But, this is a miracle diet, is it not?  So, like most everyone, weight loss is a primary goal.


Weight loss is just the tip of the iceberg!  You'll find out things you didn't know you didn't know adhering to this protocol.  Stick with it this time.  This is a way of life and not a short time fix!   :)
Posted by: Frosty, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 5:05am; Reply: 9
LMBO  I loved the "Hi Adam, I am madam" response.  I thought it was great and a little disappointed you got to it first... hehehehe...

Welcome to the forum Adam!!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 10:16am; Reply: 10
Good morning, everyone!  Wow, what a warm welcome.  Thanks for all the responses and encouragement.  I weighed in this morning (always in my underwear and after peeing) and the scale said 230.  That's no surprise.  Funny thing is, just about a month ago, I was at 245.  I think I've lost all of my 'water weight' and am now down to the nitty gritty weight that will be the toughest.  

The most common exercise that I do, and try to do daily, is walking.  I work at a university, so there is plenty of beautiful space here to walk around.  Yesterday, I walked for about 30 minutes, which I estimate to be around 1.5 miles.  We have a campus lake that I could walk around (have in the past) but I always feel like dying afterwards.  It is about 2.5 miles and takes me about 45 minutes.  I can't walk too much due to my right foot is flat (yes, only that foot, left foot is arched).  I have supports in my shoes, but they only help so much.  This is another reason to lose weight, so I can enjoy walking again!

The funny thing is...I mowed the lawn this weekend and that took me about 3 hours due to lots of work with the line trimmer.  Anyway, after that I weighed in at 228, starting off at 231.  So, I lost 3 pounds just mowing the lawn!

As for sleep, I went to bed at 10pm and woke up at 3:30am.  Been up ever since.  I don't think 5.5 hours is enough sleep, but I'm up, and can't go back to sleep.  I'll do another post later after breakfast.
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 10:47am; Reply: 11
Wow that is some lawn mowing effort ::) I missed your intro due to time difference here but wanted to add my hallo ;) All the best Oh & by the way there are plenty more "Adams" on here not all " Eves" Maybe even a few serpents ??) but I think not ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 10:57am; Reply: 12
Breakfast today is my usual... one locally raised farm fresh brown egg from the Co-op, scrambled, and cooked in ghee.  I make my own ghee from organic unsalted butter from the Co-op.  With the egg, I have a thick slice of toasted whole wheat bread from the Co-op.  (Can you tell I love my Co-op?)  :) The bread is the 'Honey Whole Wheat' so it contains a dot, i.e., the honey.  With this meal I have one cup of coffee.  These days I'm real particular about my coffee.  I use whole beans (Sumatra 'Black Satin' roast from Coffee.AM), a burr grinder, filtered water, and a french press.  As for water, I use a Pur filter hooked to my tap.  I'll occasionally buy some spring water, but rarely.

This breakfast is the most satisfying to me.  I've tried eating just oatmeal, but always feel unsatisfied and not quite 'right'.  I'm always hungry in the morning when on diet and this breakfast gets the job done.  I also have a piece of fruit, but I usually have it about a 1/2 hour before breakfast.  I crave fruit first thing because I desire something sweet and juicy (like a peach, apple, or grapefruit) to cut through that 'bad breath mouth'.  ;D  OK, see you all later for lunch.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:01am; Reply: 13
Quoted from 815



Madam?  :-/  
Madam-- remove the M and you have Adam..


it is one of those Warrior things.. miscommunication---- we hear it one way and the world hears it another.

Like to see you do a different breakfast. Tofu scramble with a load of vegetables and make some flax meal bread for yourself. Recipe for the bread is in the recipe base.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:18am; Reply: 14
Ah, forgot to mention, supplements which I just took (and take daily after breakfast)...

Resveratrol 200mg
Salvia 1020mg
Centrum Performance Multivitamin/Multimineral, this contains 70mcg of Selenium
Gynostemma 150mg
Feverfew 250mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
B6 100mg
Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) 250mg
CLA 1000mg
Salmon Oil (from Vital Choice, good stuff!) 1000mg

I ordered the Sprouted Greens supplement from Dr. D (Live Cell A) and once that arrives I'll be taking that as well.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:29am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Like to see you do a different breakfast. Tofu scramble with a load of vegetables and make some flax meal bread for yourself. Recipe for the bread is in the recipe base.


Ah, tofu and veges, one of my favorites!  But, not for breakfast, yuck!  :P  That would just not work for me.  I do have tofu at least 3 or 4 times a week, but at lunch or supper.  Supper (evening meal) is a rare event for me, so usually it is at lunch.  Dr. D allows me to have up to 7 eggs a week, so I'm having an egg for breakfast each day which I enjoy.  I used to add spinach and green onions to make an omelet, but I don't each spinach as much anymore due to the high iron content.  My multi has more than enough iron (18mg).
Posted by: SandrAruba, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:49am; Reply: 16
Welcome Adam.

Try replacing the whole wheat for spelt. It suits the A body better. Also if you want to loose weight as an A you should limit your grain intake for a while.

How is your fruit and veggie intake? As an A I do very well with having fruit in the morning (in a smoothie with some soy milk).
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:57am; Reply: 17
Quoted from 10384


Ah, tofu and veges, one of my favorites!  But, not for breakfast, yuck!   (18mg).
:'( :'( :'(


Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:36pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Ribbit


Re-read his second sentence.  I was trying to be funny.  Oh well. :-/


Yeahhh, didn't get that... (  ;D )
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:41pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from 10384


Ah, tofu and veges, one of my favorites!  But, not for breakfast, yuck!  .


Oh contrare',  you just need to be creative. I slice tofu, saute it in ghee and then I put it on the plate and pour maple syrup on it.. Tastes like French Toast.  tasty.   :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 4:43pm; Reply: 20
I guess the primary reason I don't want to have tofu for my breakfast is that I enjoy it about 3 times a week with Asian greens in a stir fry.  If I recall, tofu contains estrogen, and as a man, I don't think having tofu that often is a good idea.  I did notice those suggesting it in this thread are *gasp* women.  ;D  Don't worry, ladies, I will eat my tofu, I actually like it coated in brown rice flour and fried in canola oil.  Yum!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 4:51pm; Reply: 21
OK, lunch time.  I am sitting here eating some yummy Basmati rice with lentils.  This is a concoction I make in two pans, one for the lentils, simmered in water for about 30 minutes.  In another larger pan is the rice, water, ghee, onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, fennel seed, ground cumin, ground cardamom, turmeric, whole mustard seed, ground cinnamon, and, oh my, some red chile pepper imported from India.  I guess to be 100% on diet, I should throw that last ingredient out, but I love it!  Today, after heating it, I mixed in some ground flax seed.  With this I'm also having some Asian greens that I sauted with a bit of canola oil, garlic, soy sauce, and thickened with some arrow root.  This lunch is awesome!

Edit:  I brought lime juice to sprinkle on the rice and totally forgot to use it!  For dessert, I'm having an apple.  Mid morning I had a cup of hot green tea.  This afternoon I will have a cup of hot black tea.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 5:49pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from 10384
oh my, some red chile pepper imported from India.  I guess to be 100% on diet, I should throw that last ingredient out, but I love it!

Maybe it won't hurt you since you "love" it...  I find it really easy to do without peppers in in any form, with the exception of chile, which I made with (Major ingredients) turkey, pinto beans, tomato and chili powder.  I can sub other veggies in for the tomato, but I haven't found a good sub for the chili powder in this...    Another part of individuality, I suppose.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6:52pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from ABJoe

  I can sub other veggies in for the tomato, but I haven't found a good sub for the chili powder in this...    


paprika?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:37pm; Reply: 24
OK, I gotta explain "Madam, I'm Adam".  It is known as a palindrome, something you can say both forwards and backwards.  Now, isn't that neat?   :)
Posted by: Niagreen, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:44pm; Reply: 25
like 'hannah' !!  :D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:45pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from ABJoe

The only thing I would add to this is get stress reducing exercise...  Cortisol tends to cause weight gain in Blood Type A people...  


This is actually great advice.  I'm really trying to step up the exercise. I actually used to lift heavy weights a lot, and was in excellent shape at 240 lbs, but didn't get a wink of sleep due to being hungry *all the time*.  After getting rectal bleeding a lot from eating too much meat and gobs of protein shakes, I decided to quit.  And heavy weights are a no no for Warriors so it makes sense.  This was about 4 years ago.

The mowing (argh!) and walking around campus (which I'm doing a lot more of lately) seem to do the trick.  I thought about swimming, but it is more of a pain in the butt, getting a rec pass, undressing, showering, dressing, etc.  Too much grief for me these days.  I may start doing some pushups and light weights at home when I start getting an abundance of energy and time.  

And forget golf, boom zing.... where did my ball go?   ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:48pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Possum
Wow that is some lawn mowing effort ::) I missed your intro due to time difference here but wanted to add my hallo ;) All the best Oh & by the way there are plenty more "Adams" on here not all " Eves" Maybe even a few serpents ??) but I think not ;D


OK, Possum, you get the award for funniest post.  Can't stop laughing...   :D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:03pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from 815


Oh contrare',  you just need to be creative. I slice tofu, saute it in ghee and then I put it on the plate and pour maple syrup on it.. Tastes like French Toast.  tasty.   :)


That does sound tasty, I'll have to try that as an afternoon snack sometime on the weekend.

This is funny... I had seen maple syrup in the Warrior list for months (years?) and then one day about 2 or 3 months ago decided to get some.  I had a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread from the Co-op sitting on the counter along with some ghee.  So.....In goes a slice of bread in the toaster, *pop* *grab* on goes the ghee, then pour on the maple syrup... syrup falling onto the plate, a little sprinkle of sea salt.  I think I went through that whole loaf in one day, maybe day and a half.

Now that was crazy, I know.  I'm pretty sure I ate that from past noon into the evening.  But, not in the morning.  Why?  The one thing my system can't really handle is concentrated sweetener first thing in the morning.  I always have my coffee BLACK, no sweetener.  Even the little bit of honey that is baked into the bread I toasted this morning, I could taste it.  

So, anything, even tofu, with maple syrup would make me have some kind of diabetic "passing out" feeling.  It just would not sustain me from 6am into, say, 9:30am in the middle of the morning at work.  I've done this before, and it's not pleasant.  

Now, I love a small piece of fruit (if only just a bite of an apple) in the morning, but it doesn't really have much sugar.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:23pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from 815


paprika?

Thanks MF...  It has the color, but not the flavor...  I don't care if it is real hot but I like a little warmth, and paprika is about all color...
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:54pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from ABJoe

Thanks MF...  It has the color, but not the flavor...  I don't care if it is real hot but I like a little warmth, and paprika is about all color...


True dat.  I don't even bother with paprika.  Hot sauce?  Forget it!  I'm burping and burning.  Argh!  But this chili powder from India is so subtle.  Kind of like a hot paprika.  Hmmm....maybe it is.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:59pm; Reply: 31
have you seen the protocols Adam?
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:56pm; Reply: 32
[quote=10384]  If I recall, tofu contains estrogen, and as a man, I don't think having tofu that often is a good idea.  /quote

Would take 4 gallons of soy milk a day to create any sort of estrogenic effect.

Beans are good for breakfast too.
Posted by: maukik, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 12:15am; Reply: 33
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
it is one of those Warrior things.. miscommunication---- we hear it one way and the world hears it another.


Oh, my goodness.  Is this true!?  I live with a warrior and it explains a lot of things.  

Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:25am; Reply: 34
I thought that was true for most people, not just Warriors.  Don't most people in general feel misunderstood?  (Sorry, Adam, I just hijacked your thread.)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:58am; Reply: 35
Hijack at will, Ribbit.  I don't mind.  :)

Ok, I may have to relent, Andrea, and try some pintos with my eggs this weekend to see what happens.  Sometimes you have to hit me with a brick to make me change.   ;)

Last night was pretty crappy.  When I got home, I just didn't have anything "vege" that appealed to me, so I got out another basmati rice and lentil, made some whole wheat toast w/ ghee and maple syrup, green olives, and some dark chocolate.  What a combo, eh?

Well, this morning I weighed right under 230, at 229.8.  I suppose this would be the case since I had a vegetarian day yesterday.  Today I'm having my can of salmon, yay!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 12:03pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from Lola
have you seen the protocols Adam?
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm


Interesting stuff, Lola.  I also took that 20 question test to see what supplements I should get.  I'm already taking the recommended ones mentioned in the book.  Maybe when those run out I'll try Dr. D's top of the line stuff.  I did notice a few were missing from Dr. D's supp's, for example, Alpha Lipoic Acid.  I wonder why that is?
Posted by: maukik, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 1:15pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Ribbit
I thought that was true for most people, not just Warriors.  Don't most people in general feel misunderstood?  (Sorry, Adam, I just hijacked your thread.)


Probably.  Not sure if this person is feeling misunderstood or not.

In this case, I have known this warrior for decades and it has always been common for this person to be in a room with several other people and hear what was said differently than all of the rest of the people in the room.
Posted by: Munchkin76, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 1:15pm; Reply: 38
Hi Adam and a big (albeit late) welcome from sunny London town!!  It's been cool reading your thread - I love hearing how others are getting along!

I have to beg to differ in regards to paprika not being hot.  You just have to find the right one  ;).

Here I can get a really hot Spanish one or there's a Hungarian variety that can blow the socks off an airfield  :o!  I love it!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 1:27pm; Reply: 39
Now that I've dug out the book and looked at Spices, I see that paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, all that stuff are Toxins.  Egads!  What am I doing?  I need to cut that out.  Seriously.  Until I get the SWAMI, of course, then it all changes.

I've decided I'm going to postpone posting for a while so I can plan out my diet a bit better.  I'm going to incorporate beans and veges in the morning, somehow, as I need at least 5 servings of live foods per day, and I'm just not getting them.  This is going to be tough for me, but I can do it.

Once I get more definitive meal plans worked out for myself I'll post them here.  All suggestions welcome!  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:15pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from 10384
OK, I gotta explain "Madam, I'm Adam".  It is known as a palindrome, something you can say both forwards and backwards.  Now, isn't that neat?   :)


Thanks! I had a senior moment.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:42pm; Reply: 41
Yogurt - I love this stuff in the evening with my 3rd fruit of the day.  What is the general consensus on frequency?  Can I have this every evening?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:51pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from SandrAruba
Try replacing the whole wheat for spelt. It suits the A body better. Also if you want to loose weight as an A you should limit your grain intake for a while.


I talked to our Co-op which bakes wonderful bread with all organic ingredients.  I was told to talk to the head bread maker on Friday about making some Spelt bread.  

Can I get a consensus on limiting grains/carbs?  Should I really do this?  I'm planning on 3 times a day like it says in the book.  I've done low-carb in the past and was always starving, which should not be the case on the Genotype diet, am I right?
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:29pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from 10384
Now that I've dug out the book and looked at Spices, I see that paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, all that stuff are Toxins.  Egads!  What am I doing?  I need to cut that out.  Seriously.  Until I get the SWAMI, of course, then it all changes.  I guess that's another reason I don't use paprika...

I've decided I'm going to postpone posting for a while so I can plan out my diet a bit better.  I'm going to incorporate beans and veges in the morning, somehow, as I need at least 5 servings of live foods per day, and I'm just not getting them.  This is going to be tough for me, but I can do it.
My Live Foods intake varies some, but I usually get 2-4 servings daily.  So I guess I should add about 50% more on avg. since reco is 4-5...

Once I get more definitive meal plans worked out for myself I'll post them here.  All suggestions welcome!  


I should eat more fish and less eggs, according to the reco, but I'm getting about the right number meals of total protein, and my body seems to want the eggs rather than the fish.  I keep trying to add more veggies, but it seems to bog down the digestive travel time, and with the amount of detox I'm doing, I don't want to do that - since I end up with toxic headaches...

About your question on carb. limit... I do what feels good, most days I hit the portion frequency pretty close, sometimes I am short, and very rarely I go over for one day and make it up with less the next...
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:43pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from maukik
Not sure if this person is feeling misunderstood or not.

In this case, I have known this warrior for decades and it has always been common for this person to be in a room with several other people and hear what was said differently than all of the rest of the people in the room.

I know both of these feelings well...  the being misunderstood was more pre-BTD than now, because when I was really toxic, it affected my thought processing.  I attribute this to several things, 1) the brain was toxic and I just didn't think correctly, 2) I was in so much pain that this probably affected #1, 3) I wasn't able to think of all the different ways a comment could be taken before saying it.

All of these are getting better, or I'm getting better at knowing when to keep my mouth shut.  At least now, I know when and where I'm hurting - when I was toxic on corn, I had such a presence of pain that the bottom half of my head internally had been numbed...
Posted by: MileHighRob, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:44pm; Reply: 45
Quoted from 10384


True dat...

Welcome to the forums Adam.  I just discovered your thread.

Dat?  Are you, by any chance, also a Saints' fan?  I really hadn't heard many people use that phrase, outside of my home town, until the Super Bowl run this past season.

Again, welcome and it's nice to hear about your journey here.  
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:53pm; Reply: 46
don t believe anything has been left out....provided you follow your guidelines and frequency values given......Dr D has done the summing up of nutrients for you and has included the necessary in your diet.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:56pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from 10384
Yogurt - I love this stuff in the evening with my 3rd fruit of the day.  What is the general consensus on frequency?  Can I have this every evening?

According to the book, frequency and portion size says 16 oz. per week for cheese is the max.  I tend to flex these a bit, especially if I'm eating all Superfoods in the category...  if it feels good, then why limit it.  

If you start having a problem, you may look at this as one of the first possibilities...
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 6:39pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from MileHighRob

Welcome to the forums Adam.  I just discovered your thread.

Dat?  Are you, by any chance, also a Saints' fan?  I really hadn't heard many people use that phrase, outside of my home town, until the Super Bowl run this past season.

Again, welcome and it's nice to hear about your journey here.  


Nah, I don't watch any sports at all.  But, I do listen to rap music occasionally.  ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 6:53pm; Reply: 49
Well, this morning I was able to stay home due to a Dr.'s appt to see about skin peeling off my hands.  I've been doing a lot of dishes lately, and we have been using orange Ajax.  I got rid of it and replaced it with clear hypoallergenic Dawn.  I'm still concerned.  I'm going to investigate to see if I can find a dish soap from our Co-op.  The doc recommended getting our dish washer fixed.  He also said it might have been something as simple as the orange dye they use in the Ajax.

OK, so since I went carb-crazy yesterday, I decided on only fruit and coffee for breakfast, then flax/spelt crackers and Vital Choice 3.5 oz can of salmon for lunch.  Been sipping on water with lemon.  I have some tofu, greens, garlic, soy sauce, brown rice waiting for me later in my lunch bag, along with some cut up cantaloupe melon.

I spent the morning at home at my desk writing out more definitive diet plans.  I have a M-W-F-Su plan and a Tu-Th-Sa plan.  I'll share these when I get home from work.

Which brings me to this...being on this diet is HARD when you are a person that works.  Lots of pre-planning, pre-cooking, freezing, packing, all that stuff.  And I get ZERO support from my wife.  That's the saddest thing of all.  But, I keep reminding myself to keep at it.  The benefits outweigh all the rest.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 8:33pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from 10384
Well, this morning I was able to stay home due to a Dr.'s appt to see about skin peeling off my hands.  I've been doing a lot of dishes lately, and we have been using orange Ajax.  I got rid of it and replaced it with clear hypoallergenic Dawn.  I'm still concerned.  I'm going to investigate to see if I can find a dish soap from our Co-op.  The doc recommended getting our dish washer fixed.  He also said it might have been something as simple as the orange dye they use in the Ajax.

OK, so since I went carb-crazy yesterday, I decided on only fruit and coffee for breakfast, then flax/spelt crackers and Vital Choice 3.5 oz can of salmon for lunch.  Been sipping on water with lemon.  I have some tofu, greens, garlic, soy sauce, brown rice waiting for me later in my lunch bag, along with some cut up cantaloupe melon.

I spent the morning at home at my desk writing out more definitive diet plans.  I have a M-W-F-Su plan and a Tu-Th-Sa plan.  I'll share these when I get home from work.

Which brings me to this...being on this diet is HARD when you are a person that works.  Lots of pre-planning, pre-cooking, freezing, packing, all that stuff.  And I get ZERO support from my wife.  That's the saddest thing of all.  But, I keep reminding myself to keep at it.  The benefits outweigh all the rest.


Hi Adam, sorry to hear your wife won't support you. I know how that is, I got nothing from my ex (back then my husband) when I started BTD as well. Don't let it discourage you, you are going to feel great once you get the used to everything. Maybe seeing how great you are feeling will turn her around.

Back in 2006 when I started BTD I had a lot of weight to loose and found that more protein and less carbs helped. Once you get the weight loss going you can add some more carbs. Also you can get the protein blend from Dr. D, it helps turning fat into muscle. Try calming exercises (yoga) before going to sleep. A good night sleep will help the weightloss.

What I also noticed it that the breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar principle helps a lot with the weightloss. Try to get your sugar (fruit) in the early part of the day. Don't eat fruit at night because you won't burn off the sugars in it anymore before going to bed.

Also fruit seems to digest faster then other food types so it's wise to eat fruit 20 minutes before you eat anything else. Don't eat it as desert.

For the hands, can you get some natural aloe? If you can you can use it to heal them. The inside of an aloe leaf is a jelly like substance that you can use on dry skin. Also great for sunburned skin.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 9:21pm; Reply: 51
Thank you, SandrAruba, for the encouragement, suggestions, and kind words.  :)
Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 9:44pm; Reply: 52
Spot on Adam!! the benefits outweight any effort we put in now.  It will soon become second nature to us all   ;) ... One thing to point out to you is about the 'sipping lemon water'  whenever I have lemon, whether in water or whatever, immediately I follow with a plain water rinsing of my mouth!!   Something to do wit the lemon acidity combining with food stuff and weakening the teeth coating ...  There are some previous threads floating around or in the archives ... and googling may clarify it too!

You are working this out very well indeed!!  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:17am; Reply: 53
Quoted from SandrAruba
For the hands, can you get some natural aloe? If you can you can use it to heal them. The inside of an aloe leaf is a jelly like substance that you can use on dry skin. Also great for sunburned skin.

This is great information, however, I can't use aloe vera, even on my skin as it causes irritation.  
I usually puncture a Vit. E capsule and squeeze the oil out on the hands and gently rub it in...  I haven't ever tried ghee, but it may be another option, since it is so good for the inside.. ??)

I started it by myself, and since I am the cook in the family, I did most of my own meals, etc...  My WW did support me, did food shopping and was really good at making sure I didn't get into any corn stuff, though...  I was working and dealing with chronic fatigue, so I think I understand what you are talking about... ;)
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:53am; Reply: 54
My husband thought the BTD was the stupidest thing he'd ever heard of until he saw how it affected me.  I had so much more energy!  I've never been a high-energy person, but having my body suddenly free of red meat and nightshade vegetables was GREAT!  Within a few months of me feeding him my diet (he's a B, and I was feeding him the worst stuff a B could have), he begged me to cook him some B food just to try it.  He's been a supporter ever since!  And now he thinks it's brilliant.  Not just the way he feels but the science behind it as well.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:28am; Reply: 55
sip lemon water using a straw
Posted by: SandrAruba, Friday, July 9, 2010, 10:19am; Reply: 56
Quoted from ABJoe

This is great information, however, I can't use aloe vera, even on my skin as it causes irritation.  
I usually puncture a Vit. E capsule and squeeze the oil out on the hands and gently rub it in...  I haven't ever tried ghee, but it may be another option, since it is so good for the inside.. ??)



Really? That is too bad, because Aloe is really very good for the skin (and sunburn). And of course I mean the natural thing, not from a bottle or anything. If you take the skin off the leaf you are left with a jelly-like substance (very slippery) and I just rub that on any dry spot or eczema I may have. I even saw a man with a severe skin condition get cured with it. It was so bad his hands were so dry that the skin would break and it would get infected. He would put his hands in a disinfectant, let it dry and then rub the aloe on. His hands were completely cured after two weeks.

Maybe the Aloe from Aruba would be better for you? They say it's the best in the world.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, July 9, 2010, 10:45am; Reply: 57
Quoted from 10384
Yogurt - I love this stuff in the evening with my 3rd fruit of the day.  What is the general consensus on frequency?  Can I have this every evening?


Every night I eat yogurt or kefir.. with blackberries, flax meal walnuts and maple syrup.
I don't have any weight to lose.

Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 10:48am; Reply: 58
Quoted from Andrea AWsec


Every night I eat yogurt or kefir.. with blackberries, flax meal walnuts and maple syrup.
I don't have any weight to lose.



Well that settles it then, I'm having my yogurt every night.   :)

I buy Brown Cow yogurt with the cream top.  Oh so yummy...  
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 11:45am; Reply: 59
Just now made a big order from Dr. D:

Genoma Skin Care - Restorative Night Crème
Cortiguard
Tranquility Base
Warrior 3 Pack
All GenoTypes Multivitamin (Exakta)
All GenoTypes Multimineral
Polyflora A

I already ordered Live Cell A and the SWAMI, so I think I'm good for a while.   :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 12:16pm; Reply: 60
This morning's weight:  229

Started off with a nice juicy peach.  Waited about an hour, then had my usual breakfast, one egg, whole wheat toast, ghee, coffee, and supplements.  I have it on my new meal plan to have greens with breakfast, but just didn't have the heart to do it.  Maybe this weekend.  I know I can do it.

Today I have planned:

Snack: Gr. Tea, Tofu, Asian Greens, brown rice  (that's some kinda snack, eh?)

Before Lunch:  Half hour Walk around campus

Lunch:  Basmati Rice & Lentils that I've mentioned before, Asian Greens, Ground flax sprinkled on hot rice

Snack: Black Tea (I have a black peach tea that's awesome), Fruit (probably cut up cantaloupe)

Supper: Tofu, Asian Greens, brown rice.  I have miso, so I may make a soup out of this for something different.

Snack: Yogurt

In the above, where I mention brown rice, this is very little rice, probably 1/4 cup cooked rice.  In the basmati rice for lunch, it is about 2 cups cooked rice.  Yeah I know that's a lot of carbs for the day.  I'll try to tone it down later.  This weekend is my main cooking time, so I'll portion things a bit better.  Bought more glass storage containers to store and reheat my food, so I'm going to get more exact amounts measured for next week.

So, how much cooked rice should I have in a day?  1/4 cup dry is a serving, and that is a little more than 1/2 cup cooked.  I going to try to limit myself to one piece of spelt toast for breakfast, and then 1/2 c. cooked rice for lunch, and 1/2 c. cooked rice for supper.  I'll probably die of starvation on those low amounts of carbs, so I'll up the tofu and greens since I can have all of that that I want.



Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:48pm; Reply: 61
Go Adam!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 6:01pm; Reply: 62
OK, I went for a walk and resolved to do one thing:  stop eating wheat.  I know that whole wheat is listed as super for Warriors, but I have this constant burping and belching, and the only thing I can think of that might be causing it is the piece of whole wheat toast I had this morning.  Also, I think the Co-Op might be adding other flours to the mix and fibbing on their ingredients list.  So, from now on I'm going to change up the breakfast.  For a while, I'm going to get my eggs via the standard flaxbread with 5 eggs.  And, I'm going to have tofu, asian greens, and 1/2 cup cooked brown rice.  Andrea would be proud.  ;D  

Also, having ordered the full line of Dr. D's supp's, I am fairly sure there are things in those supp's that will help with the burping.  Betaine HCL comes to mind which I believe is in one of his supp's.  

However, I will continue to have spelt in the form of flax/spelt crackers that I make and have with canned salmon from Vital Choice.  A simple recipe made from ground flax, spelt, ghee, and salt.  A recipe my mom (RUTHI on the board here) gave me.  So, for carbs this is it:  flaxseed bread, basmati rice, brown rice, and spelt.  

And, my lunch has changed a bit.  It is:  Basmati Rice & Lentils, Asian Greens, 3.5 oz can of Vital Choice Wild Red salmon with some lemon juice, and flax/spelt crackers.  I forgot the ground flax, so that's out.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:06am; Reply: 63
Your body might not be ready to handle wheat yet.  I'd give it a break for a few weeks and then see how it goes.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:19am; Reply: 64
you re on the right track! :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:26am; Reply: 65
My mom who is also on the Warrior GTD said that she started out by eating only diamonds for the first few months to obtain proper weight loss.  I beg to differ on her interpretation of the notion of eating only diamonds.  I feel that even some unlisted foods, e.g., canola oil, is ok.  Here is a summary of what I emailed her.  Can I get some feedback from the knowledgeable folks here, please?  Here goes my interpretation...

I realize canola oil is an unlisted food, however, Dr. D states (straight from the book and I'm quoting him) that "unlisted foods can be used judiciously (2-5 times weekly).  The nutrients in them will benefit you.  Feel free to eat them."  He also states, rightly, "The prime foods for Warrior weight loss are identified by a diamond."  And he states the dots "need only be avoided for a short period of time...after 3-6 months you can reintroduce them back into your diet in modest amounts."  Nowhere does he state that one should go strictly on a diamond-only diet.  Even though they are a "prime food for weight loss", I am losing weight, and I am avoiding all dots.  I am thinking by February next year, I can reintroduce some dots, for example, tahini for some homemade hummus and some macadamia nuts which are delicious.  

My focus right now is not ensuring I eat only diamonds, but a healthy balance of diamonds, superfoods, and a couple of unlists.  Limiting Carbs is my biggest challenge right now.  Vegetable Proteins, Live Foods, and Fruits are the only items that are unlimited.  The rest are in limited amounts.  Some unlists I will naturally avoid altogether.  For example, I won't be touching turkey.  I don't even really care for it.  I don't care for carrots, so those are out.  

My focus right now is PREPARATION.  That is the key for me because I don't stay home all day and I must battle with others for kitchen time.  So, I am prepping all my food on the weekends and freezing it.  This seems to be the only way for me to do it.  I am avoiding all dots like they are the plague.  But, I'm gonna keep a few unlists, at least for a while.  If I find I'm battling with a final 10 pounds to lose, I can go all diamonds for a while, I suppose.  It all depends on if I want the challenge of going from 195 down to 185 or some such thing.  I honestly would be happy with 200 lbs, as I'm 6'1" with a large frame.  

I feel that, for me, to go all diamonds would be insanity and I would be starving all the time.  That may have worked for some, but I really don't think it would work for me.  If anyone is reading a different interpretation of the GTD book, that's ok.  But, I'm losing weight slowly and I feel really great right now.  Lot's of nice walks around campus, stretching beforehand.  Also, doing a bit of stretching and meditating before bedtime.  Life is good.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 2:12am; Reply: 66
do we know your mom?
does she visit the forums?

found this bar recipe for you.....tweak if needed
Quoted Text
Food Network, and one of my favs Alton Brown

Protein Bars Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2005  
Show:  Good Eats
Episode:  Power Trip  
    
4 ounces soy protein powder, approximately 1 cup
2 1/4 ounces oat bran, approximately 1/2 cup
2 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1/2 cup
3/4-ounce wheat germ, approximately 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 ounces raisins, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 ounces dried cherries, approximately 1/2 cup
3 ounces dried blueberries, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 ounces dried apricots, approximately 1/2 cup
1 (12.3-ounce) package soft silken tofu
1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
4 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1/2 cup packed
2 large whole eggs, beaten
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
Canola oil, for pan

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper and lightly coat with canola oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, oat bran, wheat flour, wheat germ, and salt. Set aside.

Coarsely chop the raisins, dried cherries, blueberries and apricots and place in a small bowl and set aside.

In a third mixing bowl, whisk the tofu until smooth. Add the apple juice, brown sugar, eggs, and peanut butter, 1 at a time, and whisk to combine after each addition. Add this to the protein powder mixture and stir well to combine. Fold in the dried fruit. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 degrees F. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

(Just replace your individual avoids when appropriate)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 2:28am; Reply: 67
I don't think she posts much anymore.  But, her username is RUTHI, I think.  I found one of her posts today when searching for Pantethine.  She had wanted it for cardiovascular health at that time.  She is 81 and a real trooper.  I love her to death.  She is the real inspiration behind my being on the GTD.  She ran a health food store in the 70's.  She was doing handstands in her living room in her late 60's after doing the ER4YT diet.

Now, this Burdock Root tea I'm drinking is awesome.  It's one of the Skin Protocols I'm using to help clear up my "dish pan hands".
Posted by: jayneeo, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 3:07am; Reply: 68
Here's to cool moms!! 8) Ruthi, if you're out there; Cheers!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 5:30am; Reply: 69
surprise!
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archived/config.pl?read=140122
http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&domains=dadamo.com&q=RUTHI&btnG=Search&sitesearch=dadamo.com
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 7:07am; Reply: 70
Great work Adam, do not get too caught up with the portion sizes to start with, the main thing at the early stages is variation, get to know your goodies from the badies, know what to gravitate to and what to remove from our plates ... and try to keep proportions,  if we are willing to increase the carbs, then I should increase live foods and or proteins ...  keep hydrated (that is water drinking, no counting teas or coffees) and moving ...  for what I am reading here, you have it all well covered  ;) :)


Just in case you are not aware of it.  The hydration formula discussed in previous threads in these forums is: half your weight in pounds, taken into oz, that is if you weight 229 pounds, you should be drinking 114.5 fluid oz.  If you exercise or have fever, the amount should be increased accordingly ... ;)

So nice to see you honoring your mum and following her path this way, blessings to you both!!!  I bet You make your mum very proud!!  ;D :) :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 12:56pm; Reply: 71
My mom is very proud of me when I've got my act together.  ;D  She sent me a nice reply of encouragement this morning after practically beating her over the head with all my GTD email ramblings.  ::)

I guess my adamant fervor in defense of canola oil just proves Dr. D's philosophy of "individualized" medicine.  It is my own individual choice to use it and I'm losing weight despite its use.  So...with no further ado...egg roll please...um...I mean drum roll please...

This morning's weight:  228

So that's 2 pounds lost since starting this thread.  This has always been the case with me on vegetarian-style diets.  The weight always falls off of me.  

This morning's breakfast:  started with a whole grapefruit squeezed and then drank that, 1 egg w/ ghee, the dreaded toast w/ ghee,  ;D  my wonderful french pressed coffee (yum!), and my round of supp's.  I received Dr. D's Live Cell A yesterday, so I finally have all 9 supp's for Warriors listed on pg. 266.  One thing I did notice while reading the supp labels last night...my B6 is Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and not Pyridoxal Phosphate.  I wonder if I'm taking an inferior B6?

So along with salmon oil, I'm taking 11 pills with breakfast.  That sure is a lot of pills to swallow.

I only had a few belches after breakfast, I think maybe I'm eating too fast?   ??)  But, dang, I'm hungry in the morning.

Today is Asian Greens day, where the market owner drives up to Chicago on Friday, stays with family, and drives down Sat morning with a refrigerated truck stuffed with greens from Chinatown.  Without this little market in Carbondale, I'm not sure I'd be able to do this diet.  I HATE SALADS.  :P  These greens with tofu, some light soy sauce, and garlic is just the bees knees.  I am really loading up on the greens today.  I have a pickup truck, maybe I should fill the truck bed with greens?   ;D  I'm awfully tempted.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:55pm; Reply: 72
Quoted from 10384

But, dang, I'm hungry in the morning.



Ravenous Warriors.. this will get better over time.

Warriors have delicate arteries so inspite of the fact that the canola oil is unlisted, for the health of your arteries  it would be best to stick with SB or diamonds, oils.

Weight loss is one thing but resetting your genes is what we are really after. In the end you will see that that was the goal all along ;)

You will not always be a  47.. :)

Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 2:23pm; Reply: 73
Thanks, Andrea, for the extra kick in the pants that I need.  :)  I am going to still deep fry my tofu breaded with brown rice flour, however, I am going to use Almond Oil.  It is practically flavorless, and I love my deep fried tofu!  There is nothing quite like deep fried tofu dipped in soy sauce with a little minced garlic in the sauce. Yummy!  I just can't take plain old tofu fried in a pan with a little ghee or olive oil.  Yuck!  Maybe over time, but not at the moment.  I'm just too dang finicky.  I will do this...I'll try it stir fried in a little almond oil and see how it goes.  I just don't think I'd like the flavor of ghee or olive oil mixed with the Asian type of thing I'm doing.  Tofu, Asian greens, garlic, soy sauce, and then ghee or olive oil?  Egads!   :P
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 2:28pm; Reply: 74
I may purchase a couple of gallons (so I can get free shipping) of these 1 gallon jugs of Almond Oil:

http://www.ediblenature.com/store/p/21771-Frontier-Almond-Sweet-Vegetable-Oil-1-gallon.html?feed=froogle

Does this sound ok for resetting my genes?  

If I keep this diet going, I may have to reset my jeans.  ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 2:35pm; Reply: 75
Whoa!  I just noticed the above is for COSMETIC USE ONLY!!

So, I'm ordering this instead:

http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddetail.cfm/ItemID/660448/CategoryID/12500/SubCatID/2170/file.htm

Dang that's some pricey oil.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 3:07pm; Reply: 76
Quoted from 10384
I may purchase a couple of gallons (so I can get free shipping) of these 1 gallon jugs of Almond Oil:

http://www.ediblenature.com/store/p/21771-Frontier-Almond-Sweet-Vegetable-Oil-1-gallon.html?feed=froogle

  ;D
My only concern would be it going rancid before you use it all up. I prefer to buy small quantities and use it up quickly.

Adam, why has it taken you so long to do this when your mom has been doing this for quite some time? Just curious.

Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 3:35pm; Reply: 77
Quoted from SandrAruba
Really? That is too bad, because Aloe is really very good for the skin (and sunburn). And of course I mean the natural thing, not from a bottle or anything. If you take the skin off the leaf you are left with a jelly-like substance (very slippery) and I just rub that on any dry spot or eczema I may have.

Maybe the Aloe from Aruba would be better for you? They say it's the best in the world.

I don't know why either, but I have the plants - you can't have just one...  Everyone else I know uses it successfully - except my DD and I...
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 3:40pm; Reply: 78
Quoted from 10384


If I keep this diet going, I may have to reset my jeans.  ;D


Hey, that was pretty funny.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 5:10pm; Reply: 79
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
My only concern would be it going rancid before you use it all up. I prefer to buy small quantities and use it up quickly.


I hear ya.  I backed out of my 1 gallon order and decided to think about it.  I know where to get the small bottles here locally.  It's on my shopping list.

Quoted from Andrea AWsec

Adam, why has it taken you so long to do this when your mom has been doing this for quite some time? Just curious.


Laziness, pure and simple.  Which also relates to kicking my butt in gear to do the necessary preparation of meals ahead of time.  I work full-time, no help from my wife (I'm the better cook, so not a big deal), the Great Battle For Kitchen Time, etc. etc.  But, I recently decided to do this for a couple of reasons 1) I need to lose my weight.  I had this goal at the beginning of the year and faltered.  I have a flat right foot (left one is arched), and this relates to 2) I want to be able to walk for 30-40 min. without my right ankle hurting.  I do stretching before I walk and that helps. 3) I wanna live to 100.  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 5:14pm; Reply: 80
you ll be out shopping for new clothes in no time!! :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 5:32pm; Reply: 81
Quoted from Lola
you ll be out shopping for new clothes in no time!! :)


Ha!  Don't remind me...lately my size 40's have been sagging and I have to pull the belt in another notch before going for walks!  I would love to put on some size 34's one day or *gasp* 32's.  That would be 10 inches smaller than my lifetime max of size 42 waist. :o

This is not just a diet, but such an amazing way to Eat and Live!   :)
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 7:36pm; Reply: 82
Are you using Tamari instead of plain soy sauce?  Soy sauce usually has wheat and it is not naturally brewed.  I love my Tofu and tempeh marinated in Tamari and then heated up in a bit of ghee!! Yummy!   :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 9:07pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from Cristina
Are you using Tamari instead of plain soy sauce?  Soy sauce usually has wheat and it is not naturally brewed.  I love my Tofu and tempeh marinated in Tamari and then heated up in a bit of ghee!! Yummy!   :)


Dr. D says I can use Soy Sauce.  I have wheat free Tamari but I don't care for it.  Also, I lost 2 lbs this week eating wheat.  The thing is I think it might be causing my burping and belching, which is actually kinda enjoyable sometimes.  ;D  A complement in Japan, I hear, is to burp after a meal.  The only problem is that it annoys some people because it comes out really loud sometimes.  Kinda like Barney from The Simpsons.   ;D

Someone mentioned I should switch to spelt to lose weight faster.  I lost 2 pounds in a week, do I really need spelt to lose weight faster?  I don't think so.  I don't suffer from food allergies, so I don't see that as a problem either.  So, I'm keeping my wheat for a while, unless some problem crops up or I just "have to" lose that last pesky 10 pounds or something. But, I'm not planning on being a runway model, so I'm good.  ;D







BRAAAAAAAAP!!!


Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 10, 2010, 9:21pm; Reply: 84
Ok, so, I'm back from shopping and boy did I load up on the Asian greens.  I wrote the names of everything down.  I got two kinds of bok choi, one is small, like a baby variety, and the other longer.  Both are a light green color, not that white stalk and dark green leaf common variety.  I got Yu Choi (a favorite of mine) and two new things (to me), Gailan and Sherlihon.  And here's the kicker...each bag of Asian greens cost only 99 cents!!  I never noticed the price before, but looked at the receipt and couldn't believe my eyes!   :o  I got organic firm tofu with Asian characters all over it.  Got green onions, ginger, garlic, and a new bottle of Almond Oil.  If it is rancid, I guess it tastes funny?  Oh oh oh!  I also got that Celtic Sea Salt that PepTwist mentioned.  That stuff is awesome!  Took my cheap old sea salt and chucked it.  Will be making some good cookin' in the next few minutes.  Can't wait!  :)
Posted by: Niagreen, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 9:22pm; Reply: 85
ahahaha!! you are so funny! I love the way you write!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:30pm; Reply: 86
This morning's weight: 228

Today is cooking day.  I started off by making flax/spelt crackers.  Here's my recipe:

Flax/Spelt Crackers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine:
  1 cup ground flax
I buy whole dark brown flax seeds and grind them in a coffee grinder.  I keep adding to a 1 cup measuring cup sitting in a large bowl until it is full.  Empty cup into bowl.  Then add to bowl:
  1 cup whole grain spelt flour
  1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
These days (on Edna's recommendation) I'm using Celtic Sea Salt.
Mix these dry ingredients thoroughly.  What I like to do is put it in my Cuisinart and spin it and shake it around for a minute.  Then I add to the Cuisinart:
  2 tablespoons Ghee
Mix this thoroughly with the dry ingredients in the Cuisinart.  Put contents of Cuisinart into large bowl.
Add to bowl:
  1/2 cup of water
Mix with a rubber spatula and form into a ball of dough.
On a large flat, clean surface, sprinkle liberally with spelt flour.  Coat outside of ball of dough with spelt flour.  Coat a rolling pin with spelt flour.  Carefully roll out dough until fairly thin, but not too thin.  Use your own judgment as to how thin you want your crackers.  Using a pizza cutter, cut into small squares.  Using a spatula, scoop up a couple of crackers, and carefully place onto baking sheet(s) and place into the oven.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  I like to wait until a little smoke comes out of the oven when I open the oven door (seriously).  This gives the cracker a nice slightly burnt taste that I like.  If you want a softer, milder tasting cracker, then only bake for about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on top of stove for about 5-10 minutes.  Put crackers in airtight container.  They keep well for about a week.  I make them every weekend.  I love these with my canned salmon, farmers cheese, or some compliant pesto.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, July 11, 2010, 5:07pm; Reply: 87
you could roll out on parchment paper....transport whole to tray....
cut up with pizza roll in squares or diagonals, and stick in the oven....
when done and cooled simply cut away the pieces with your hands
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Sunday, July 11, 2010, 6:45pm; Reply: 88
An interesting idea, Lola, thanks. :)

I've been spending nearly all morning doing laundry and cooking.  All while my wife is at church.   ::)

Anyway, cooked up lots of lentils and basmati rice.  And cooked up lots of Asian Greens and so have many little glass containers in the freezer right now.  My A+ Warrior daughter, Heather, came by to do laundry and we had a nice talk. :) She tried some of my food, but I can tell she's not too fond of it.  She works at Arby's and has a really pour diet and sleeping schedule.  But, heck, she's 19, she's got a ways to go yet.  She's young.  But, I can tell she's dragging a bit.  Her mom came home around noon, and off the two went to Wal-Mart and probably out to eat.  Gag!  :X

I finally got to sit down and try some of my lentils&rice and greens.  But.......I was SO STRESSED from all the cooking and laundry.....I thought to myself....."Self, why don't you relax with a glass of Red Wine?"  So, that's just what I did.  WOW!  I haven't had red wine in ages, and do I FEEL GREAT!  Maybe a little TOO GOOD, LOL.   ;D  I think red wine with my noon meals on Sat and Sun is just what the doctor ordered.  I work M-F in another town, and eat at my desk at work, so I can't really do the red wine, plus it makes me kinda sleepy, so I pass on it during the week.  But, hey, the weekend is for livin', so here I go.

Lunch was superb and I feel so good and healthy.  A hat tip to the good doctor.  Bless you Dr. D, wherever you are.

Hey, my post count finally surpassed my age. I guess that's a good thing. :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 1:53am; Reply: 89
OK, folks, I got my act together this weekend and this evening, and now have my day completely, and I mean COMPLETELY mapped out for tomorrow.  I will be going to the Rec Center in the morning for a workout, something I've not done in a long long time.  I can walk in, show my id, pay 5 bucks, and have access to weights, Olympic sized pool, walking track, the works.  

I plan on doing light circuit training for about 45 minutes, stretching before and after. Then, to stretch out my body further, a nice swim afterwards just might hit the spot.  I will not overdo it, if I'm feeling stressed or exhausted, I'll call it a day and hit the showers.  I have 2 hours from 7am to 9am to do this, because my workday doesn't start until 9am.  

But, I know I will be RAVENOUS afterwards and all day long.  As I remember from days gone by when I used to workout in the morning, about an hour afterwards, I always become starving, and starve all day long.  Therefore, I have planned a grand lineup of Warrior Genotype foods for the purpose of calming the beast within.  So, without further ado, here 'tis:

5:30 Get Up, Strawberries, Coffee, Sit, Drink, Wake Up
5:50 Shower, Dress, Pack Food Bag
6:30 Leave
7:00 Bring into Rec: Lemon&Water, Workout Bag
     Workout: Stretch, Weights, Stretch, Swim
     During workout: Lemon&Water, Post-Workout: Peach
9:00 Goto Work
9:30 Lemon Juice, Salmon & Flax Crackers, Tofu, Bok choi, Supp's
10:30 Green Tea
11:30 Strawberries, Walk (a light walk, maybe 20 minutes)
12:00 Lentils/Rice, Tofu, Greens
2:00 Black Tea
3:00 Strawberries, Walnuts, Flax bread
5:00 Go Home
5:30 Cook more tofu and greens
6:00 Eat some, freeze some
8:00 Yogurt, burdock root tea

I know it looks crazy to barely have anything in the morning before the workout.  I don't think it wise to eat anything too solid before a workout.  I've done that before and it was always a bad idea.  

I plan on eventually doing this Mon-Wed-Fri with other days as rest days.  Maybe little walks on Tues & Thur.  I may only do this workout tomorrow and let that be it for the week, just to get used to weights again.  But, I will not be lifting heavy, only very light just to keep my muscles firm.

So, there we are folks.  Feel free to hack away at my plans.   :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 12, 2010, 2:47am; Reply: 90
Quoted from 10384
"Self, why don't you relax with a glass of Red Wine?"  So, that's just what I did.  WOW!  I haven't had red wine in ages, and do I FEEL GREAT!  Maybe a little TOO GOOD, LOL.   ;D  I think red wine with my noon meals on Sat and Sun is just what the doctor ordered.  I work M-F in another town, and eat at my desk at work, so I can't really do the red wine, plus it makes me kinda sleepy, so I pass on it during the week.

I just started drinking a small glass 3-4 times a week, usually in the evening, but sometimes at lunch on weekend, depending on what I'm doing, etc...

The only thought I had about your schedule is that I've heard that one should eat protein right after the workout to aid the rebuilding of the body, but don't know if that is "one-size fits all" thinking or ???.  I also don't know if it applies more to Builders than Toners???  It sounds like a great plan, though.

Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, July 12, 2010, 6:32am; Reply: 91
Remember that when you start doing weights, you will replace fat for muscle and muscle is heavier then fat, so you might gain weight in the beginning (or not loose any). Not saying it will happen, just saying it can happen, and if it does don't be alarmed.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:24am; Reply: 92
Quoted from ABJoe

I just started drinking a small glass 3-4 times a week, usually in the evening, but sometimes at lunch on weekend, depending on what I'm doing, etc...


I've been told that wine in the evening is not a good idea, that it will interfere with sleep.  So, I have avoided it altogether.  I got a solid 5 1/2 hours sleep last night and lingered in bed (not recommended by Dr. D) for two more hours for a total of 7 1/2 hours.  Anyway, I'm thinking of having a glass on Sat and Sun for lunch from now on.

Quoted from ABJoe

The only thought I had about your schedule is that I've heard that one should eat protein right after the workout to aid the rebuilding of the body, but don't know if that is "one-size fits all" thinking or ???.  I also don't know if it applies more to Builders than Toners???  It sounds like a great plan, though.


I've been in the bodybuilding world before, and they always preached having some kind of shake with highly assimilated carbs in it immediately after.  And, then some protein about an hour later after the body has calmed down.  That is one theory, another is to have a shake with whey protein in it almost immediately post-workout.  I'm going with nothing except fruit post-workout because my workout is, by bodybuilding standards, a "sissy" workout.  It would really be considered just a warmup and not really a hard workout most guys in the gym would do.  You'll notice I'm having my salmon one hour post-workout to get my protein.  I may do this routine again on Thurs, as my muscles may need a couple of days to rest.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:28am; Reply: 93
Quoted from SandrAruba
Remember that when you start doing weights, you will replace fat for muscle and muscle is heavier then fat, so you might gain weight in the beginning (or not loose any). Not saying it will happen, just saying it can happen, and if it does don't be alarmed.


This would probably happen if I worked out too heavy and then upped my protein intake.  If I'm still eating the same tofu and greens that Dr. D says I can have as much as I want, I would think I'd lose weight not gain as I'm burning more calories.  I was thinking about the possibility of weight gain with the weights last night, but concluded that it should only tone my muscles not break them down which is the result of heavy weights.  But, I know what you mean, if I see the scale start to climb, I will probably freak out.   :o
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:29am; Reply: 94
I got on the scales this morning and still hovering at 228.  Time for some coffee and to start my day.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 2:20pm; Reply: 95
Workout was AWESOME!!   :)

Lots of calm stretching and deep breathing in the karate room with most of the lights out.  Very relaxing.  Very light weights and stretching between exercises.  More stretching and walked a 1/2 mile.  Skipped the swimming as I was feeling "done".  Showered, dressed, and felt GREAT!  Actually ran into a co-worker and talked for 5 minutes.  The place was almost deserted, so that was wonderful.   :D  Mornings are best at the Rec, any other time and it's packed and I HATE THAT!   >:(

So far, after the workout, I've only had Strawberries, Walnuts, Flax Bread, waited a while and now having some Green Tea.  I feel really good.  Not hungry and actually would love to take another walk right now.  It's amazing.
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, July 12, 2010, 7:27pm; Reply: 96
Packed gym = raised cortisol levels for me.  Rarely went years ago, and never had an enjoyable time.  My brother, I assume he's an O, would be so pumped up after a workout.  All the way back home he'd talk 100 mph about how wonderful it was to work out.  I'd get off the treadmill unbelievably dizzy, I'd sleep while he was yapping, and feel rotten the rest of the evening.  We couldn't understand each other when it came to exercise.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 7:39pm; Reply: 97
Well, to be honest, about an hour after my GYM IS SO AWESOME!!!!! post, I felt a tiny heart palpitation.  So...I'm not so sure about it now.  The idea of muscle toning sounds good, but the sudden change in my morning routine I think was a bit of a shock to my system.  I think the best change to my morning routine would simply be to chuck the egg/toast for a while and go with soy/greens and see where that leads me.  I'm still not getting enough green stuff and that is crucial if I want to 'reboot my system'.  Good thing the whole experience only cost me 5 bucks.  I think I'll go back to nice outdoor walks for a while.  They are much more in tune with my mind/body/spirit.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 12:39am; Reply: 98
Just got my SWAMI!!!  Woo hoo!! (woot)

Now begins my adventure...
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 12:59am; Reply: 99
Well, I'm fairly certain my ancestors were from Western Europe.  We go back to Scarboroughs in Scotland, also have UpChurch, Welsh, and Spencer surnames on my mom's side, and my last name is an Italian name.  My personality test came out as ISTJ.  I'm the quiet, logical, practical type.

OK, so what the heck is A1 vs. A2 sub type for blood type A?
Posted by: MileHighRob, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 1:18am; Reply: 100
Quoted from 10384
...
5:30 Get Up, Strawberries, Coffee, Sit, Drink, Wake Up
5:50 Shower, Dress, Pack Food Bag
6:30 Leave
7:00 Bring into Rec: Lemon&Water, Workout Bag
     Workout: Stretch, Weights, Stretch, Swim
     During workout: Lemon&Water, Post-Workout: Peach
9:00 Goto Work
9:30 Lemon Juice, Salmon & Flax Crackers, Tofu, Bok choi, Supp's
10:30 Green Tea
11:30 Strawberries, Walk (a light walk, maybe 20 minutes)
12:00 Lentils/Rice, Tofu, Greens
2:00 Black Tea
3:00 Strawberries, Walnuts, Flax bread
5:00 Go Home
5:30 Cook more tofu and greens
6:00 Eat some, freeze some
8:00 Yogurt, burdock root tea

My only thought is have you allowed any time to breathe there?  Seems a bit stressful to me an I'm an A Warrior too.  
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 1:49am; Reply: 101
Hey, I know a family named Upchurch.  Very unusual.  Neat.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 2:28am; Reply: 102
Quoted from MileHighRob

My only thought is have you allowed any time to breathe there?  Seems a bit stressful to me an I'm an A Warrior too.  


It actually didn't go as planned.  Didn't cook this evening.  Got the SWAMI in the mail and started it instead.  But believe me, I get too much rest, sitting at my desk at work.  Tomorrow morning, I plan on cooking tofu and greens when my wife leaves for work at 7am.  I'm going to start my day with coffee and the flax bread I made.  Then some tofu, greens, and some leftover brown rice.  I'm gonna be eating a cake of tofu a day at this rate.
Posted by: Munchkin76, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 7:23am; Reply: 103
Adam

Welcome to Swami!

Here's some info on A subgroups for you:

http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Subgroups_of_Type_A

You need to have a blood test to determine subgroup.

Good luck!

Andy
Posted by: Cristina, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 9:04am; Reply: 104
Serotyping blood tests, further tests you can do, I am A2, my warriors DD and DH are A1 ... If you have not done that lab test, you can do it later ...
Check this thread:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GC/m-1273606599/
:)

Fascinating journey, uncovering layers of ourselves ...  :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:25am; Reply: 105
Got on the scales this morning and dropped another pound.  I'm now at 227.

Did an inventory of my Dr. D Supplements in my arsenal, and now have the following:

All Genotypes Multivitamin (Exacta)
All Genotypes Multimineral (Trifecta? ;D)
Warrior Activator
Warrior Catalyst
All Genotypes CLA (Synergist)
Cortigard
Tranquility Base
Live Cell A
Polyflora A

Also have the Genotype Book and the Swami.  Just ordered some PROP testing strips from supertastertest.com.

I know that I'm A+ Secretor and measured out as a Warrior.  For the SWAMI, what else do I need to know?  (I will probably just fill out as much as I can, then come back here to post all the things I don't know.)

Thanks, Cristina, for pointing me to the Serotyping blood test.  So, I just go to my doctor and order that?  He's gonna think I'm nuts, but hey, he already does.
Posted by: Cristina, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:51am; Reply: 106
Follow C-Sharp's advise on that link I gave you.  And if you can, while you are at it, also get yourself the MN test.  I just want to know as much as possible about who I am, down to the DNA ascentry ... but that is another story, or should I say previous thread ...  ;) :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 11:36am; Reply: 107
Quoted from 10384


  I'm gonna be eating a cake of tofu a day at this rate.


And eating like this you will build muscle.

Maldo said to me.. he is an O Hunter.. how can you A's live on vegetables.. ;D ;D

Well at least we are cheap dates.. ;)

Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 4:21pm; Reply: 108
Quoted from Andrea AWsec


And eating like this you will build muscle.

Maldo said to me.. he is an O Hunter.. how can you A's live on vegetables.. ;D ;D

Well at least we are cheap dates.. ;)



That's what I like to hear, Andrea.  I was worried there for a moment I'd waste away and start talking with a high pitched voice. ;D  Thanks for stopping by my thread. :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:13pm; Reply: 109
Just to keep this updated.  Yesterday went like this:

5:30 Get Up, Strawberries, Coffee, Sit, Drink, Wake Up
7:00 Workout: Stretch, Weights, Stretch, 1/2 Mile Walk
     During workout: Lemon&Water
8:30 Got to Work and ate: Strawberries, Walnuts, Flax Bread
10:00 Salmon & Flax Crackers
10:30 Green Tea, few more flax crackers
12:00 Tofu, BokChoi, Lentils/Rice, Supp's
2:30 Black Tea, Peach
4:40 Tofu, Greens, Lentils/Rice, Flax Bread, Walnuts
8:30 Yogurt

Today is moving at a much slower pace.  Just had a 30 minute walk and feeling great.  
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8:52pm; Reply: 110
unless you order escargots on every date!!! ;)
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 11:37pm; Reply: 111
I guess a cheap man might make you gather your own snails from the garden. ;)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 5:36am; Reply: 112
or take you for a snail ride.......meaning, real slow!!! ;)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 8:00am; Reply: 113
Quoted from 10384

Just had a 30 minute walk and feeling great.  


And things will only get better.  :)

Maybe you should start focusing on how great you are feeling and a little less on the scale. Once a week to keep score on how things are going is just fine. At least you should be prepared not to get discouraged if the scale doesn't go down or even goes up temporarily. If that happens, just know that you are on the right track and you will get to where you want to go (weight-wise).

And we will always be here of course.

When exercising it's also great to have some water with a little piece of fresh ginger in the bottle. Quenches thirst very well.

You know, I just love reading your little updates, they are just dripping with enthusiasm. I had the exact same thing (I think we all have the exact same thing) when I started back in 2006. Ain't life grant when you eat right? (dance)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 10:55am; Reply: 114
It's amazing, Sandra, I came home yesterday and stripped down to my shorts just to cool off because my blood is flowing so well.  Thank the heavens my circulation is back.  Anyway, I look in the bathroom mirror and go "Whoa!".  Not to brag or anything  ;D  but I'm looking 100% better, especially from the chest up.  Face is thinner and tighter, chest and shoulders looking firmer.  Of course, my Homer Simpson belly is this there.  All I gotta do is poke it and "Look out for the waves of Jello!  Thar she blows!".  

The daily weighing is an idea from my Ma who weighs daily every morning.  In the past, yeah, I would be discouraged by weight gain.  But now, I'd get even more pumped to stay compliant, exercise more, do whatever it takes.  Also, I would ask myself "Why?"  Why did I gain that pound?  So far so good, because...

This morning's weight:  227

Holding steady.  Thar she blows!  LOL
Posted by: MileHighRob, Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 1:53pm; Reply: 115
Your weight should fluctuate a bit every day.  While trying to avoid additional stress in my life I cut back to weekly or bi-weekly weigh ins these days.  Of course, I'm 5'6" and 129 lbs too and certainly don't need to lose any more weight.  I'm not a fan of the stringent regiments either.  For me, they serve to create more stress and subsequently higher cortisol levels both of which I'm better off without.  
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 7:31pm; Reply: 116
So, I finally have a free moment to get back into filling out the SWAMI.  So, I get to the section on Ancestral DNA and start reading the Genographic Project website and I am simply blown away.  Wow, that would be something to have my DNA examined with just a cheek swab.  What a world.  Being a male I need to get 2 kits for $200.  I'm gonna hold off on that for a while, as tuition payments are coming, gotta get the truck overhauled, etc. etc.  But, that would be some fascinating stuff to know.  That along with A1/A2, Lewis, and MN I need to do eventually.  So, just by giving blood at the Red Cross I can find out A1/A2, Lewis, and MN?  I ordered PROP strips so I'll know that soon.  Emailed my Ma on the family health history stuff (I know some of it already), so this thing is coming together.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:32am; Reply: 117
I got all kinds of pills to give me all kinds of thrills.  ;D

Here's my supplement regimen these days:

Non-NAP Supp's:
NOW Resveratrol 200mg
Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Salvia w/MSV 60 1020mg
Centrum Performance Multivitamin/Multimineral, this contains 70mcg of Selenium
Fiveleaf Gynostemma Herb Extract 150mg
Nature's Answer Feverfew 250mg
Colorado Nutrition Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg
Now B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 100mg
Himalaya Pure Herbs Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) 250mg
Spring Valley Tonalin CLA 1000mg
Vital Choice Salmon Oil 1000mg
Jarrow Forumlas Pantethine 450mg (for the Skin Protocol)
Neighborhood Co-op Vitamin A 10,000 IU (for the Skin Protocol)
Source Naturals Melatonin 5mg

NAP Supp's:
Polyflora A (also for Skin Protocol)
Live Cell A
Tranquility Base
Cortiguard

Whew!  Never took so many pills in all my life.  :o

Also, for the Skin Protocol I'm making Burdock root tea, and using the Genoma Night Creme.  I'll tell ya that Burdock root tea when you let it sit a while turns this bright green color that was kinda shocking first time I saw it.  It has a nice mellow flavor that I really like, too.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:35am; Reply: 118
Why so many supplements?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:38am; Reply: 119
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Why so many supplements?


Maybe that's a question for Dr. D?   ??)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:47am; Reply: 120
Why would you ask Dr. D?
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:50am; Reply: 121
I would only take the NAP supplements for now and see if more is needed. Don't forget you are eating healthy and supplements are really for those with ailments who need extra support or for people who feel they are not getting all their vitamins. Or just want to increase their progress. You don't really ail anything as far as I've seen, so a lot of supplements are not really needed.

Remember, Swami gives suggestions on supplements. It's not a must.
But for me Swami only gives me NAP supps, so I have to ask where did all the non-NAP supps come from?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:03pm; Reply: 122
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Why would you ask Dr. D?


Did you know that he recommended 22 supplements for me when taking that test that Lola posted?  How do I know what I should take and what I should not?  There are 9 supp's listed for Warriors.  There are 3 additional ones for the Skin Protocol.  There are others that are supposed to be "good" for me.  I'm only taking just a couple of those.  Many of his supps say to take 4 pills a day.  E.g., Polyflora A.  Does this answer your question?  You wanna give me some input as to what you think I *should* take?
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:16pm; Reply: 123
Quoted from 10384


Did you know that he recommended 22 supplements for me when taking that test that Lola posted?  How do I know what I should take and what I should not?  There are 9 supp's listed for Warriors.  There are 3 additional ones for the Skin Protocol.  There are others that are supposed to be "good" for me.  I'm only taking just a couple of those.  Many of his supps say to take 4 pills a day.  E.g., Polyflora A.  Does this answer your question?  You wanna give me some input as to what you think I *should* take?



What did Swami suggest you take?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:18pm; Reply: 124
One thing at a time.
;)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:24pm; Reply: 125
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
One thing at a time.
;)



;D ;D
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:25pm; Reply: 126
Adam you can always call me. Just let me know.
Andrea
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 3:01pm; Reply: 127
Quoted Text
Did you know that he recommended 22 supplements for me


Quoted Text
Dr D
tell it to print the 'highly recommended' ones.
Your bill will drop precipitously. Also realize, that it can't really tell you if you need this stuff. It just goes by strength of indications.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 15, 2010, 5:30pm; Reply: 128
Quoted from SandrAruba



What did Swami suggest you take?


I'm not done with the SWAMI.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 15, 2010, 5:45pm; Reply: 129
I understand how specific recommendations cannot be made here due to legal reasons, am I right?  One must find this out on their own, reading their own body's signals, taking it a step at a time.  I guess I could switch over completely to Dr. D's supps if this is the way I should go.  But, at present, I see these available options to me at the moment:

Polyflora A
Live Cell A
Cortiguard
Tranquility Base
Warrior 3 Pack (Activator, Catalyst, Synergist)
All GenoTypes Multivitamin (Exakta)
All GenoTypes Multimineral

My options:

1) Take all of them at recommended doses
2) Take some of them at recommended doses
3) Take none & just let the diet run its course
4) Go out to Golden Corral for fried chicken and mash potatoes and gravy  ;D
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 6:53pm; Reply: 130
Do nr. 4 and I'll go with you!!!  ;D ;D

We'll probably feel really lousy afterwards... so... let's not.

On the supps, it's really up to you how much money you want and have to spend. I have always been told that with this diet you don't really need supps unless you have specific issues. Take me as example I have lots of overweight, pre-menopausal and probably pre-diabetic and cancer prone. So I take the warrior sups, special female hormone supps and something to keep my blood levels in check. And I got Swami to eat anti-cancer (it's the best way I can describe it).

Like I said before, you don't have any specific issues so you don't really need any supps, but if you just want something just for the support. I would go for warrior supps, the cortiguard (since you're trying to loose weight and keeping cortisol low definitely helps) and one of the multivitamins (either geno or btd). I have exacta as well and like it.

Personally I think that should be enough for you. When you are a bit further into the diet you can see if there is anything not completely right and then find the specific supp for that. Perhaps something to help your foot?? Or something for more flexible joint?

Basically my final answer is 2.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 16, 2010, 1:06am; Reply: 131
Ah, but I do have specific issues.  Skin and Stress.  My skin is pealing off my hands.  It is getting better, but it is still there and I want to keep up the Skin Protocol.  Polyflora A is part of that protocol.  Stress is the reason I ordered Tranquility Base and Cortigard.  Anyway, tomorrow I'll be switching entirely to NAP supps in small amounts.

So, on to another issue, the personality test in the SWAMI.  Initially, I ended up as an ISTJ but as I studied some websites and particularly this one:

http://similarminds.com/jung/intj.html

I see that I fit INTJ the best.  Ain't I a real swell guy?   ::)

But that's me, through and through.

Time to hook up my scanner and check out my fingerprints.
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, July 16, 2010, 3:12am; Reply: 132
Hi Adam, I've been away from the forums for a couple weeks (I was moving and I didn't always have access to my computer). I'm catching up on your Warrior log. Nice to meet you. :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 16, 2010, 9:30am; Reply: 133
Hi, Sharon. :)

Well, last night, cooked for my son who told me yesterday he wants to be on the Teacher diet for a week to prepare for a play he's doing (Tom Sawyer, he's playing Huck Finn).  Anyway, I cook up a bunch of compliant spelt biscuits and turkey/carrots/peas/onions/ghee/salt/arrow root/water (essentially a soup).  So, I end up eating 3 biscuits and the turkey soup from 8pm to 9pm.  Went to bed at 9:30.  Way to go Adam!  High fives all around!   ::)

I also left him a nice note that I cooked for him, enjoy, and also please do the dishes.  I awake to only maybe half of the dishes done, and a scale reading of 229.  Yay I gained 2 pounds!  More high fives!  

So, I guess it's fresh start weekend.  I'll be mowing the lawn and always lose tons of weight doing that.  But I guess that neutral turkey (which was delicious, btw) decided to stick around for a while.  Gotta say, though, it sure was good.  And I have zero desire for breakfast.

Back to the drawing board...
Posted by: revitalise, Monday, September 5, 2011, 6:04pm; Reply: 134
Hi and thanks Adam have really enjoyed reading this post as have confirmed that I am a Warrior not a Teacher as thought previously.  Have a little tip of using Lemon flavoured Kelp powder with Soy Sauce when frying tofu.  Simply delicious.  Also a Nia Therapy Dance class for stretching and light cardio.
Posted by: Jenny, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 9:23am; Reply: 135
Hi Adam, just stumbled over your thread, and wanted to tell you my entrenched breakfast in case you ever want to try something different to your lovely egg dish.

Home made muesli:
Cook 500 or 750 gm of oats in the oven for about an hour at about 150 degrees, stirring to prevent over browning every 15 minutes or so.
Add masses of preferred beneficial nuts and dried fruits and psyllium if you need it, of about equal volume to the oats.
Serve with soy milk, the best you can afford, especially without sugar, and some fresh fruit if you like. I am as attached to this thought-free breakfast as you are to yours!

The quantity above lasts me at least a fortnight, depending on how much I eat. It takes me through about 4 hours of morning activity until lunch most times. 8)
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