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Posted by: bluedragoon, Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:50pm
any suggestions on morning cereals? As an O positive I try to adhere to most all beneficial foods
we should eat. Bought the Cook Right 4 Your type, and on page 401 Dr. D mentioned using oatmeal. On community board I got responses not to do oatmeal for O's. I also saw on same page Ricotta and thought we were limited to cheese as well and this wasn't one I remember.
My thought is what about Ezekiel cereal- is this a cereal  we can do? I know that the manna and second to this is Ezekiel bread. would this cereal fall in line with my O type?
I get up some mornings and used to do organic cheerios with stevia, does someone have any suggestions  that would broaden my base of morning cereals?
I do all organic foods.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:39pm; Reply: 1
Here is another thread where this has been discussed:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GC/m-1236090249/s-all/

Always compare your food lists with the ingredient lists of any prepared foods.  This will tell you how many avoids, neutrals and beneficial foods are in the product.  It is then up to you whether you eat that food and how much / when...

My choice for breakfast "cereal" is to cook some beneficial whole "grain" with some fruit and spices...  For me Oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc. are all beneficial so I use any of those.

Per Typebase, O-Nonnies should not eat oats, but they are neutral for O-Secretor.  Without knowing your Secretor status, I would council against oats for you.

I haven't looked at the Food 4 Life cereals, but I know they now add gluten to their breads which is a no-go at our house...  

Many type O people report that a high carb breakfast sets them up for cravings or hunger all day and that they are better served by a higher protein/ good fats and vegetables type of breakfast - but here again, you have to do what is right for you...
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:53pm; Reply: 2
Many people on this website are following the Genotype Diet or have personalized SWAMI diets; thus there are some O individuals who are allowed cottage cheese, even though it's not allowed on the basic BTD plan.

Oats are neutral for O secretors but an "avoid" for O non-secretors. If you don't know your secretor status, it's usually safe to follow the secretor values, so oats would be OK for you. However, they're only neutral, so if you want to focus on  beneficial foods, it's not a good choice.

I would caution against cereal for breakfast- perhaps for a snack later in the day, but  grains first thing usually leaves Os feeling hungry a short while later, and sets us up for carb cravings all day. If you must have grains with breakfast, be sure to include protein and fat as well. Adding chopped nuts to dry cereal, or ground flax seeds to oatmeal, is one way to do this.

I often bake muffins and have those for breakfast- I use almond meal, pureed fruit, baking powder, and eggs. You can add honey or agave to the batter if you want, but I like them to be less sweet. These muffins are grain free but have the texture of a "typical breakfast food."
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:56pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from ABJoe
Many type O people report that a high carb breakfast sets them up for cravings or hunger all day and that they are better served by a higher protein/ good fats and vegetables type of breakfast - but here again, you have to do what is right for you...

If I don't have a high protein breakfast, I would be dead in the water less than two hours later! And I'm an A type! Oatmeal is a black dot for me and it is certainly going to stay that way! It has never done anything at all for me. I may as well eat the carton. But, then, others seem to do well on it! But, you might know, oatmeal cookies are my most favorite cookies besides peanut butter. Crazy!
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:57pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I often bake muffins and have those for breakfast- I use almond meal, pureed fruit, baking powder, and eggs. You can add honey or agave to the batter if you want, but I like them to be less sweet. These muffins are grain free but have the texture of a "typical breakfast food."


And right up my "alley!"

Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:17pm; Reply: 5
I no longer do cereal at all, and usually low-carb for breakfast.  But when I was transitioning to BTD, I did well with oat bran, to which I added ghee, carob powder, Type O protein powder.

Sometimes I might still have almond butter on spelt bread toast or on brown rice cake.

But usually for breakfast I'll have egg, veggie and mozz cheese, or sausage & veggies, or left over dinner.
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:30pm; Reply: 6
I just finished my breakfast and had my Quinoa Quickie. You can eat it hot in the cold months and cold in the hot months.  I also like to refer to it as "Seed Feed"!  ;)
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