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12/7/12 7:42 A

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I am sorry if the responses were not helpful and seemed to be judging or limiting. Generally, the list is actually very supportive of variations and differences, as we have been judged also and know how unpleasant that can be. There were several responses to someone who chose turkey at Thanksgiving that were supportive and flexible.

There are vegetarian options that don't include soy, as you noted, some doctors recommend against it, especially where cancer is common. There is a discussion about this very topic (protein without soy) on the list.

Lots of people do "Meatless Mondays" or have certain differences, vegan, lacto, ovo, pescatarian. For me, I am always glad when a meat eater tries vegetarianism, even just once or infrequently.

Just like any change in food consumed, your body will react. For some, the transition can be more challenging, and a more gradual change works better. I would encourage you to experiment and find what works for you.

Best wishes!

Edited by: HEALTHYLU1 at: 12/7/2012 (07:43)


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MARSHALL212, I have not done either Paleo or blood type. I can't eat meat, it makes me sick. Always did. I've been vegetarian most of my life now, over 38 years. What I've discovered is that my real protein requirements are around 20% lower than SP calculates. I still choose to use a supplement. Although I don't avoid soy entirely, it's a treat rather than a regular part of my diet. I choose the RAW Protein from Garden of Life. It's made from sprouts. The plain one is best, it just goes in my smoothies with fruit, fresh-ground flax seed & several other items I personally like.



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BILBY4: I did not intend to throw out some sort of "holiness" message to you. Don't get defensive of your own food choices or try to tell someone else what they believe is not right. I came on here looking for some help and asking for friendly offers, not something condescending, thank you very much ......
There is a lot of breast cancer in my immediate family and the specific type of tumours are hormone-fed. The doctors and specialists we have seen all advise strongly against all soy/soy products due to their pseudo-estrogens. I have researched a lot about soy and also do not believe that GMO products have any part in any human's diet. Do not assume you are talking to someone who knows nothing and "lumps everything together".
I think this is the wrong page for me to be on if I'm going to get such attitude after 1 comment from someone with a varying opinion who couldn't keep their mouth shut about it. I'm out.

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Oh! And as for vegan bodybuilders, check out Brendan Brazier and his awesome Thrive Diet. He's an Ironman!

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I totally agree with the poster below. Gassy is normal and will go away eventually. It could also be an allergy or intolerance if it has been going on for sometime.
I'm a Type A vegetarian, though I am not following "Eat Right for Your Type." I am naturally low in iron and I function very well and what some doctors think is too low a level. I've tried many diets and. at the insistence of health professionals, tried every expensive supplement out there. I just don't absorb it! It's so annoying when people try to tell me its because I'm a vegetarian!
Just stick with and see how you feel after a few more weeks :)

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Soy is a food that has been eaten for thousands of years in some parts of the world. Hence the traditional forms such as tempeh, miso, tofu etc. are much different from modern/Western soy protein isolates and the like. To lump them all in the same category with I-won't-eat-that holiness is a little narrow, in my opinion. The health benefits are as well demonstrated as are the negatives from eating any kind of animal protein.

These sites popped onto my radar yesterday:
www.veganmuscleandfitness.com/
psychologyofeating.com/top-50-vegetarian-b
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you need to adjust.

I have been eating hardly any cheese and when I do eat a little my stomach does lots of flip flopping. So your body just needs to get used to the change

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when i became vegetarian all output problems went away, unless going 2 to 4 times a day is a problem. do a search on vegan bodybuilders

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My body had to get used to no meat also. Give it a little time and that problem should correct itself.

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Thank you for the links. I will go check them out right now.

I was having some gut issues before, mostly lack of frequency in output.....
The gas and stomach pains are new since transitioning.

So, I need to adjust? Or is this just not for me?

I am not thinking I will be 100% vegetarian. I really do love meat. I would like to incorporate some 100% days into my week and just have lighter sources, turkey, whitefish, salmon, chicken, etc.as well as eggs, for the rest of the days, the primary focus being vegetarian though. I, however, refuse to eat soy/soy products.

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Here are some sites about protien

vegetarian.about.com/od/healthnutrition/tp
/protein.htm


www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm

That awful feeling happens when your changing your diet cause your body is not used to the change, so it should go away. There is protein in all fruits and veggies. Are you planning on becoming a vegetarian?

oh were you having gut issues to begin with? Maybe your allergic to something

good luck emoticon

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Hi everyone,

I went and had a live/dried dynamic blood analysis done last week. The short story...I am used to a Paleo diet, lots of veg, meats, nuts, and seeds. The analyst, however, told me Type A's would really thrive as vegetarians and a lot of my adrenal and gut issues would resolve themselves.
Some light animal proteins are allowed in limited amounts, fish, chicken, turkey, and eggs, some dairy, mostly goat's. I grow my own poultry and eggs and purchase responsibly fished fish.
Grains, beans, nuts, and seeds, are recommended to all be soaked, oh, there's a huge array of new things for me. I am excited in a way about this but mostly scared.
I also am a bodybuilder, not competitive since the birth of my daughter 5 months ago. I want to be sure I am getting enough protein.
I attempted this for a few days and am so frustrated. In spite of probiotics and digestive enzymes and soaking/sprouting everything, I get so gassy! My food cravings are also out of this world!
Any advice would be greatly accepted.
Has anyone else transitioned from Paleo to vegetarian/semi-vegetarian?
Any of you following "Eat Right For Your Type"?
Thanks everybody. emoticon

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