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6/10/10 5:33 P

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The avocado plant takes years to mature, needs cross-pollination from the opposite sex tree within a few feet of the female, and is high in a natural good version of saturated fat, and is rich in antioxidants and chlorophyll. The Good Doctor Peter D'Adamo has it on a no-no or less recommended category of the 'explorer' (my diet type) diet in his newest book 'The GenoType Diet'; I wonder why? Has any one else explored this gene balancing not just a weight lose diet book?

I love homegrown avocados. Commercial guacamole is too processed, for me. I pick them, windowsill them, then take the edge of a tool and massage down the wrinkled green or black skin to loosen the peel from the fruit, then cut and remove the huge pit. Some people can save the pit, poked with toothpicks just below the crown to hang in and just above the water level in a glass of water and sprout a new tree. I always forget and have to think about which side up before placing the pit in the water before placing it in a sunny southern exposure window!!!


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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/10/10 9:11 A

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Wow, great ideas, thanks!

Right now I am conducting an experiment with my duck eggs. I froze them in ice cube trays and will try one soon and see if I like it that way. We don't have milk around here so I don't have a milk carton, but I can find something else to use, I am sure. I need to use something other than ice cube trays however, a duck egg is so big that it takes three cube sections for one egg! I have been thinking about freezing eggs, and your advice proves it can be done.

Your bean suggestion is much appreciated. I find that if I combine the quinoa with the beans it helps. One or the other alone doesn't help stave off the hunger. Also chewing them, not putting them in the smoothie does help.

Yes, I can have buckwheat and amaranth, prefer buckwheat. And adding oil doesn't seem to help. It did help yesterday to add a chuck of avocado to whatever I was eating.

Thanks everybody for the help.
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6/10/10 3:51 A

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Hi, Welcome to the G-F Team.
May I share my trick for the hunger stay away a little longer is to try adding a little (fats) olive oil or other non-nut specialty type to the meal along with the protein?

I learned an old-fashioned trick for you seasonal duck eggs; label and date a fully washed waxed milk carton and break the eggs out of the shells over the carton with a saran wrap every two to four eggs and freeze, upright. While frozen you can pull out a few without warming all of the eggs; also, keep the air space from top egg to carton ceiling small and the top egg covered to prevent freezer burn of the top surface. The two or three you thaw will separate naturally, even without plastic between each but you will only want one or two at a time. You can have eggs year round for baking recipes or occasional meal protein. This is a trick was common on farms back when people lived without a lot of electricity but did have access to ice.

I like herbs and spices to add color and a change in flavor to a plain dish.

For more protein, I use dried beans. I soak the beans in water and sea salt about 8 hours or over night, then rinse away first water then crock more than enough for about 4-6 meals, no measurements, I just eye-ball as I pour. Some are frozen fully cooked whole beans, some is pureed for protein quotas in smoothies or spiced as a bean dip with vegetables or g-f crackers (not Mary's gone crackers-they have soy), and the more liquid portion is used as a soup base of a vegetable soup side dish. When the crock cools, I separate according the doneness and thickness and puree processing. I can get 2 wks of protein fuller in a hurry when they are in little individual serving size bags. I do not use beans everyday, it would be too much fiber and a gas issue until adapted to the bulking. The small amounts in bags thaw fast and quickly incorporate into stir-fry or sauce over hot food type of dishes. I do not have a favorite bean or pea, organics are best.

Due to sulfites in the eggs, I have cut way back, too. Milks and cheese also have sulfites; I choose (a mesophilic younger) soft cheeses like mozzarella. I sometimes make homemade cheese to avoid additives but I have found a store with cheese brands I can trust.

I like Cindy's suggestion of quinoa. Can you have buckwheat the grass seeds not the wheat berry grain, or amaranth?


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You are the happiness master of your own mind.
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I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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6/7/10 2:08 P

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Svenska - you sure have a good attitude. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/7/10 8:33 A

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Good idea, I'll try. I have blending up the greens because I am trying to up my vegie intake in order to better my health. Perhaps your suggestion coupled with my green smoothie........
Thanks for the idea.

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6/7/10 12:10 A

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What about making a cereal type thing out of quinoa or anothe GF grain and adding sunflower, avocado, or whatever you can have? If it is more a cereal and not in a blender it may last you longer...anything high fiber, add some fat and protein and it should work...

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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 11:52 P

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Thank you, Amy. I'll give it a try.
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6/6/10 8:27 P

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Sure, I can elaborate. The best base I've found to use is flaxmeal, due to the consistency is gives. You can always put in some other meals or GF flours that won't make you sick. All you have to do is add enough water to make it doughy like bread, and put in whatever other ingredients you want. Set your oven on the lowest setting, spread out in a pan, and bake until crisp. It's that easy! It may take a whole day to get them crisp, so be sure you aren't baking anything else. I haven't done it with the oven, so I'm not quite sure how it will all turn out. You may want to google it for specifics if it doesn't turn out the way you want. Even if it's still a bit soft, it still works.


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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 7:54 P

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Thank you Amy.
Can you elaborate on how to make crisps? I don't have a dehydrator however. And I do like avocado! There really isn't much I don't like, it is a matter of what I can eat that won't make me sick. Right now I am suffering from either hidden onions or hidden gluten in a restaurant meal last night. Sick!
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6/6/10 4:57 P

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You sound like me - I am also very limited in what I can eat right now. It is a tremendous help to write down a list of what you can eat. It's still hard finding variety, but if you work at it, it's doable. I have an avocado at my base for pretty much every meal. It's my favorite food, so I don't know what I'd do if I hated it or couldn't eat it. Have you thought about making your own crisps? I recently bought a dehydrator to make them, but you could use the oven on a low setting. You can make them of flaxmeal and put some shredded veggies or veggie pulp in them, or add anything else you can think of. They are great with guacamole, and pretty filling.

Hope you find some variety soon! I know firsthand it gets very old, so I can sympathize.


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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 11:04 A

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Sorry! Forgot to add many thanks for the suggestions.
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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 11:03 A

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Good idea on listing what I can eat and go from there, I have not written it down, but maybe I should.

I did try adding olive oil, that didn't help me, will try the avocado. I do add chia seed now and then, and also maca sometimes. Good point about it already being "processed" in the smoothie. I had not considered that before. I am thinking less in the smoothie, or process it less, and maybe add in some vegies in their normal state, I mean something to actually chew!

Today I put in some sunflower butter, and chia seed and processed it less. However, not a true test today as hubby fixed sausages and I made myself a duck egg. It will probably work, but I don't see staying under 2,000 calories a day eating that way!

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6/6/10 11:02 A

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Good idea on listing what I can eat and go from there, I have not written it down, but maybe I should.

I did try adding olive oil, that didn't help me, will try the avocado. I do add chia seed now and then, and also maca sometimes. Good point about it already being "processed" in the smoothie. I had not considered that before. I am thinking less in the smoothie, or process it less, and maybe add in some vegies in their normal state, I mean something to actually chew!

Today I put in some sunflower butter, and chia seed and processed it less. However, not a true test today as hubby fixed sausages and I made myself a duck egg. It will probably work, but I don't see staying under 2,000 calories a day eating that way!

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6/6/10 9:58 A

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Welcome Svenska60, to the gf side of the SP house. emoticon

I liked what AKHEILA said about the meat, which will likely keep you satisfied longer. I know there are people who plan AND cook their meals a week ahead and freeze or refrigerate them. Could you spend a day planning and preparing? Maybe find a gf/raw/lower-carb or any manner of cookbook to revitalize your interest in food, make a list of the food you CAN eat and go from there?

Another thought would be to add fats, but not to exlude your protein. Sunflower butter was a good idea as it's a seed. Maybe add some chia seed and/or coconut/oil/butter and/or avocado. Maybe if you stay the course on this diet til you recover? get to your healthy weight? or whatever your goal is, you can reintroduce those other foods. The body digests smoothies faster than whole food cause most of it is already "processed" as it were, esp when it's veggie/fruit based. You're gonna have to accept that and eat more often or concede the cooking ... least that's what I've experienced myself.

I bet others will have other ideas. Best wishes.

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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 9:43 A

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One day last week I put in a tablespoon of sunflower butter, the only nut-like thing I can eat. It was ok, it did help. I did try quinoa, didn't help at all. I tried chick peas. It is not so much the cooking of the meat, it is the eating it every day! I can cook it ahead and freeze til needed, then warm it up. However, I am so incredibly bored with the whole thing. The lack of variety for me is just maddening! And is causing me weight gain. aaargh. And the milks, I use coconut mainly, also rice sometimes, prefer hemp, but again is terribly expensive.

Thanks for your ideas.
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6/6/10 8:58 A

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Have you tried adding hemp hearts to the smoothie? they are GF and have lots of omegas and protein...also quinoa has some protein to it. I know you are limiting cereals, but its worth a shot once in a while, and that is a quality cereal as far as nutrients.
If you don't want to cook meat every morning what about doing it in the evening so that you can just grab it in the morning?
As far as the dairy, would it be an option to try other sources...like goats milk and the like?

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SVENSKA60 Posts: 12
6/6/10 1:27 A

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Just joined today. I have been gluten free for about 4 years, my symptoms were losing bone mass, arthritic joints, stomach aches.

The diet suggestions given for me here are simply not going to work. I don't know what to eat any more. I can't eat gluten, chicken eggs, nuts including peanuts, limited dairy, no apples or onions, no soy. That's all I can think of now.

I have been making green smoothies for breakfast with a limited amount of fruit lately, but I am not getting enough protein and I don't know how to get it unless I go back to cooking meat every morning which I do not want to do. Can't add egg or nut butter to the smoothie, can't have cheese, eat limited yogurt but that doesn't seem to help. Protein powders don't do it either. I get hungry within an hour of consuming the smoothie.

I was seeing a nutritionist who had me cooking meat (turkey or chicken)and vegies every day. I didn't get hungry but I did gain weight and I got soooo bored with it all. I am supposed to be low carb as well, so cereals are an infrequent treat and I get hungry real fast if I do eat them.

I can eat duck eggs but I can only get them in summer and they range in price from $1 each to .40 each, budget busters. With my allergy history I shouldn't eat much of them any way, so do limit them.

No, I don't eat bread, maybe once a year. Don't drink sodas, coffee, only water and herbal teas.

Any ideas on what I can eat for breakfast? I obviously need help! I can manage lunch and supper on my own with no problem. I don't want to eat salads and other such lunch/supper things for my breakfast. Open to ideas however.
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