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Posted by: 16059 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 12:51am
Hullo!
So, this is my second attempt at the blood type diet. I'm type O.
I tried this diet last year for a good three weeks, following 75% of it. I was feeling great (except coffee withdrawals). I discoved the ER4BT book via a coworker (who was type A). I sadly stopped the diet because of holidays, stress, and financial issues. But this time, I intend to stick with it. I saw how my coworker looked following it, and she looked fabulous. Plus reading all the success stories inspires me. I want my old energy back, and to be able to look at myself in the mirror without becoming ill.

I decided to join this forum for the hopes of support. I sadly am around too many people who either don't care, think the diet is stupid, or like to diss me for buying organic.

Reading the advice people have on some food is very helpful. Tho' I'm wondering if anyone has a recipe for Italian salad dressing that is okay for type Os?

Hoping to stay positive over this. Thanks!

>^_^<
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, September 12, 2011, 12:56am; Reply: 1
Welcome....  :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:05am; Reply: 2
from memory (i used to love Italian dressing) it is very sweet (others on here will correct me if I'm wrong) but sugar is so not good for O's. it too easy to cheat with sweet pickles and sweet dressing which don't help with weight lose or health.

what are your favourite spices? perhaps we can invent one for you.

other than that lemon juice works well instead of vinegar and olive oil although difficult to get used to grows on you .

as for the coffee - green tea really helped me get over coffee and it is one of the things i am glad i do not do any more. i haven't had a head ache at all since i stopped a few years ago.

checkout the recipe centre or buy the eat right for your type cookbook (I'm reading it at the moment) if i come across an Italian dressing g i let you know. the book has some great salad though with oils and herbs feeling hungry thinking about it.

tell us someomore about you and perhaps we can help more.

i would recommend you get a secretor test by the way 0 makes a big difference

had a quick look in the book no italian but loads of good other ones.
Posted by: 16059 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:19am; Reply: 3
Thanks!

I own the cook book as well as LR4T. I've tried the lemon-olive oil dressing before. The problem is the lemon juice for me. If I eat it with chicken, it helps. I suppose the reason I like Italian dressing is the tangyness of it (if that makes sense).

I was wondering, but you do recommend the secretor test?

The most I can explain about myself is artsy (with too many ideas!), I like to be active (I always get annoyed with my overweight friends who don't want to do anything, no energy, and move slow). My job a very boring one in which I'm stuck at my desk 90% of the day. Speaking of which, I need to figure a snack to bring. The problem is is that my job is easy and boring, thus not distracting me which then leads me feeling munchy. Meeps! And what doesn't help me is that I have a small stomach, but fast metabolism.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:24am; Reply: 4
For salad dressing, I mix together olive oil, citrus juice (lemon, lime, and/or grapefruit) and sometimes I add other seasonings as well: agave, salt, and whatever spices I'm in the mood for.

To make an Italian type dressing, I'd use olive oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic, onion powder, and oregano or  "Italian seasoning."
Posted by: 16059 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:31am; Reply: 5
I'll have to try that.

Yay, I'm feeling really excited about this now. Thanks!
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:14am; Reply: 6
Avoid the avoids, exercise & eat red meat.  Don't listen to the detractors & be aware there are plenty.
Posted by: Possum, Monday, September 12, 2011, 5:08am; Reply: 7
Welcome!! All the best ;)
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, September 12, 2011, 5:43am; Reply: 8
Posting/coming here is one of the best things- you will learn things you never experienced.  

Coffee took me 18 years to give up.. until I found that cocoa powder in hot water did the trick for me to stop the coffee drink compulsion.. I like the flavor and the cocoa is the closest to dark and bitter when drunk pure..

Italian dressing ought to be easy.. replace the oil with lime juice and you might never miss the vinegar.

Grapefruit juice? for dressing might be interesting as I really like the taste of grapefruit.

Snacks, there are some good ones .. look for some of the threads here.. on top there is a box for search.. search 'snacks' and it may bring up three or four different threads with dozens and dozens of ideas.. many will center around nuts and fruit which are tricky as to much causes weight gain.. or  try dark 85% chocolate every day, where a little goes a long way.  

You did not tell us what we wish to know MORE about ??) like your age weight and what foods give you issues - what is easy to give up and what is difficult.. we might have tips..

25% of Avoids is a lot.. but go easy and in time you will do 95%.  My eating before BTD was 96% avoid, pasta bread and the like, and 5% meat, then I changed the Avoids and now it's 95% good and 5% cheating, and even that is not terrible.. I wish I could do 100% something nags me to make it so, but it is more a challenge then anything else.. I GAIN weight and diabetes and cholesterol numbers when I eat AVOIDS. I feel bloated and water logged when I cheat.. and I have been doing this for many years.

Welcome and have fun.. what do you cook? how and when?

Yes on Secreter test!

and never mind those out in the diet wilderness.. discussing does not help.. just do it your way..  
Posted by: Susana, Monday, September 12, 2011, 10:57am; Reply: 9
Welcome!  :K)

I also recommend the secretor test and if you can/want SwamiX. I loved the O diet but it was the GTD and then Swami that took my diet & well being to where I really felt it was made for me.

On the BTD I was eating spelt or rye toasts for breakfast and sandwiches. They did not made me feel very hot and made me doubt the diet. The GTD categorized me as Hunter and... spelt and rye went to avoids as they both contain gluten.

You say you have a small stomach which seems to be a characteristic of Hunters. Many of us sit starving at the table but are soon satiated. You may well be a Hunter and may find you do better without gluten grains. Having said that, some "Swamied" Hunters on the site are allowed spelt.

Enjoy your O diet as it has worked for you, but with time, you may want to increase the well being factor.

I too deal with despicable intolerance from some individuals. Increasing my tolerance for others intolerance has worked wonders on me lol! But it was not till I stuck to the program through thick and thin that I achieved it.

My very best wishes for you on this wonderful well being plan.

:K)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, September 12, 2011, 2:46pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from 16059
Hullo!
So, this is my second attempt at the blood type diet. I'm type O.
I tried this diet last year for a good three weeks, following 75% of it. I was feeling great (except coffee withdrawals). I discoved the ER4BT book via a coworker (who was type A). I sadly stopped the diet because of holidays, stress, and financial issues. But this time, I intend to stick with it. I saw how my coworker looked following it, and she looked fabulous. Plus reading all the success stories inspires me. I want my old energy back, and to be able to look at myself in the mirror without becoming ill.

I decided to join this forum for the hopes of support. I sadly am around too many people who either don't care, think the diet is stupid, or like to diss me for buying organic.

Reading the advice people have on some food is very helpful. Tho' I'm wondering if anyone has a recipe for Italian salad dressing that is okay for type Os?

Hoping to stay positive over this. Thanks!

>^_^<

Welcome, quirky!  Anyone who disses you for buying organic doesn't know what in the fig they are talking about, says ME.  I have one dear co-worker who used to (since I lost 88 lbs, she doesn't say this anymore!) say that I spend way too much on organic food.  My response is:  I'd rather pay at the front end for quality, pure food, then pay later by having to access the dang, stressful, hideous, AWFUL health care system.  Not only do I loathe our health care system, but if I have to interface with it, I'm guessing that would mean that I'm not fit as a fiddle, and I'd rather pay more for organics now and be fit as a fiddle now and going forward, then pay massive amounts for health care later AND be sick as a dog.  But maybe that's just me.   ;)

As for salad dressing, NOTHING could be easier than making your own.  If you like Italian, just get yourself a high-quality, extra-virgin, first-cold-pressed olive oil, and add a dash of either organic lemon or lime juice, and the spices you like (say, oregano, sea salt and garlic, perhaps).  DONE!

Stick with us, kid.  You can't go wrong.   :K)

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, September 12, 2011, 2:51pm; Reply: 11
P.S., quirky, you say that using lemon/lime juice is not as "tangy" as using vinegar, which I'm guessing translates roughly into not as acidic to your taste buds.  That begs the following question:  are you using fresh or concentrated lemon juice?  Unlike what I would usually tell folks, when it comes to Italian-type salad dressing, I don't think fresh is best, lemon-juice-wise.  Get ORGANIC (has to be organic, otherwise, it will have the dreaded sulfites added) lemon or lime juice (I buy Santa Cruz Organic myself, and I get the lime, only because, for some inexplicable reason, it is cheaper than the lemon) concentrated lemon or lime juice and use that.  It will give you much more of that acidic bite that it sounds like you are missing than fresh lemon or lime juice.

See how brilliant we are and how much you need to stick around this time?  Just saying!   ;D
Posted by: 16059 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:30pm; Reply: 12
I can't wait to go shopping tonight and try the salad dressing suggestions. Thanks!
As for more info, i'm about 160lb, 28 years old. I live by myself, so when i cook, it's usually something small and quick.
I'm a picky eater who is changing her ways. Eating has alwsys been an issue for me. Eating disorders in the past. Veggies are my weak point so i'm learning to eat more than just salads (spinach an romaine) meat is no issue. I luv beef except for ground beef. Can't stomach it.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, September 12, 2011, 4:45pm; Reply: 13
You're welcome!
Posted by: Spazcat, Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:07pm; Reply: 14
I get umeboshi plum vinegar as a super food on Swami.  Is that not allowed in general by O's?  It is quite lovely on salads w/olive oil.  Not as tangy as some, but I'm not an overly tangy person so it's good for me.  Wonder why it's OK for (some?) Hunters.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, September 12, 2011, 8:42pm; Reply: 15
I don't think it's evaluated at all on BTD, which makes it "unrated and therefore neutral" for all blood types and secretor variations. I also get it as a superfood. I think the ume plum vinegar imparts an Asian flavor to sauces and dressings, so I wouldnt' use it with "Italian" seasonings. I use ume plum with ginger, onion, garlic, and/or toasted sesame oil.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 1:50pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I don't think it's evaluated at all on BTD, which makes it "unrated and therefore neutral" for all blood types and secretor variations. I also get it as a superfood. I think the ume plum vinegar imparts an Asian flavor to sauces and dressings, so I wouldnt' use it with "Italian" seasonings. I use ume plum with ginger, onion, garlic, and/or toasted sesame oil.

YUM, that sounds fab.  I am a huge fan of dark-toasted sesame oil.  I've never tried the umbashi (I thought it was "umbashi", but you are writing "ume"?) plum sauce, as it is terribly expensive, but I've scrutinized it at the HFS with keen interest.  I guess the vinegar you are talking about is distilled from that, as I'm talking about a plum paste thaaaaaaang that many A's say is a good substitute for tomato paste (thank God we O's are allowed tomatoes, *whew*).  Anyway, that sounds good.

Posted by: Spazcat, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 2:53pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

YUM, that sounds fab.  I am a huge fan of dark-toasted sesame oil.  I've never tried the umbashi (I thought it was "umbashi", but you are writing "ume"?) plum sauce, as it is terribly expensive, but I've scrutinized it at the HFS with keen interest.  I guess the vinegar you are talking about is distilled from that, as I'm talking about a plum paste thaaaaaaang that many A's say is a good substitute for tomato paste (thank God we O's are allowed tomatoes, *whew*).  Anyway, that sounds good.



I said it was umeboshi plum vinegar when actually ume plum vinegar is right.  Umeboshi is the pickled ume plums and the vinegar is the brine from them.  Guess I should read my bottle before posting!!  :P  



Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 3:13pm; Reply: 18
It it astounding to me just how many people have the audacity to make fun of somebody else's eating habits. WTF??? Personally, I would never sit there and give somebody smack because they choose to eat differently than I choose to eat.

Maybe they're curious, but don't want to admit it...

Maybe they're hoping to see you fail, because they themselves don't have the inspiration to change their own eating habits...

You can be that inspiration(sunny)

Hang in there - you'll have the last laugh - and you'll find all the support you need right here, these people are tremendously positive and we all beleive in these eating plans because we've lived it.

Welcome (smile)
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