Quoted from JJR
Then I got swami.
And on swami I was a Teacher, then Explorer, now I've got it down to Nomad. Which I've been following for almost a year now and seems to work.
Quoted from robertaangelinaI need some reassurance that the SWAMI will give me the real truth about what I should and should not avoid...but I am also seeing some posts where people can change one item and it changes everything???? Is that true? HELP???
Quoted from JJRTake a deeeeeeep breath.
I have a feeling with heavier people, as the fat goes down and off the body, the measuring may change and that is why the difference in the types on the swami. Right now if I look at my fingers my ring fingers look longer then my index fingers, I haven't measured yet, but that may make me a hunter. Lost 145 lbs now.
Right now if I look at my fingers my ring fingers look longer then my index fingers, I haven't measured yet, but that may make me a hunter. Lost 145 lbs now.
Lost 145 lbs now.
Quoted from Victoria
It might be helpful to Robertaangelina if you clarify why you went from Teacher to Explorer to Nomad in your SWAMI. This seems to be one of her concerns:
"I need some reassurance that the SWAMI will give me the real truth about what I should and should not avoid...but I am also seeing some posts where people can change one item and it changes everything???? Is that true? HELP???"
Quoted from ruthiegirlWe're all unique individuals. GTD divides us up into 6 different categories. Some of us fit really well into one category. Some of us don't seem to fit into any of the categories well, while some of us seem to fit into several all at once.
SWAMI takes into account lots of information about you, and computes a diet just for you. Genotype labeling is part of the computational process, but in the end it's not very important. My SWAMI diet plan varies widely from the Gatherer plan in the book, but interestingly it's not all that different from Goldie's diet plan, as we're both O nonnie Gatherers with some of the same health issues (diabetes and arthritis.) My food list is closer to Goldie's (whom I've only met online) than it is to my own daughter's, who' an O, assumed secretor, Explorer. So that label does have some value in finding somebody with a similar food list to swap recipes and eating tips with.
Then there are people like Henriette who see their "genotype label" change when she changes some of the input data. That's because she's already straddling 3 different types; she never fit particularly well into any one of them. It's like she's standing on the border and takes one step to the east, and she's in ExplorerLand. Then she takes one step north and enters Gathererland. Move a little to the southwest and she's in Nomadland. Meanwhile I'm standing in the middle of Gathererland and I could move a few steps in any direction and never get anywhere near the borders with Hunterland or Explorerland. It's not that her whole outlook on life changes when she changes genotypes; it's just that she's already showing characteristics of all 3 types, and the genotype label changes when she needs to emphasize one health issue rather than another. My SWAMI is just as sensitive to changes in the input data and refining my food lists, even though the label does not change.
If you find yourself switching from Nomad to Gatherer, that means that you've always had those "Gatherer Traits" in you; they were just overshadowed by the "Nomad Traits." Once you've healed some of the "nomad problems" some of the "gatherer problems" may become higher priorities to heal next.
Quoted from robertaangelinaI will continue unless and until SWAMI tells me differently.
Thanks Everyone! No, Eric doesn't know.as far as I know.