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ladybug
Thursday, September 13, 2007, 4:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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My husband is type A and over weight by about 75 lbs. I am an O. It has been about a month and he really has had no weight loss.I lost about 5 lbs. His job requires alot of walking and still no results. We are adhering to both diets.Any suggestions?  
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Thursday, September 13, 2007, 4:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Don
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What books have your read? If you haven't already, I recommend that you read the LR4YT book.

I would recommend that your husband take the secretor test. This can make a big difference in the BTD recommendations.

Have you considered using Deflect A to help undo some of the past lectin damage and therefore speed up fat loss.

What is his diet like? I recommend that you post a typical days diet so that we can review and make comments. Has your husband given up wheat?


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We have read the LR4YT book. His typical day of breakfast is usually Oat or rice cereal wit fruit. Mid-morning is a yogurt with fruit.Lunch is tuna or a salad without bread.Dinner is fish or chicken with brown rice and a vegetable. In the evening , he may have frozen yogurt or fruit. No wheat for either of us. We both drink alot of water.
We have not used Deflector A.

Thanks
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Don
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You might want to look at the Type A Lifestyle Strategies in LR4YT on pages 179-184 again.

In particular note the recommendations to eat a balanced breakfast with more protein containing foods. And to have breakfast the biggest meal and dinner the smallest meal, "Eat like a king in the morning, like a pauper at night." To reaffirm this point read LR4YT page 227 #2. Pay Attention to When You Eat.

What is his stress level like and is he doing any stress relief activities to reduce his cortisol level?


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We will definitely check the pages in the book again. Thanks.
His stress level is pretty high. He is in charge of maintenance in a Boces school district( not your usual campus setting) and this includes alot of off campus locations. The help that he has are not necessarily on staff, they work for other companies and the language barrior can be diificult at times just to get the simplest tasks done. He tries to take a break around noon, just to close his eyes and rest.
I also have the cook right 4 your type and will check out breakfast.
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welcome ladybug301!

I know for myself, being in stressful situations really retard the weight loss. Lowering cortisol is the key, here. Yoga and meditation are both great ways to lower cortisol, especially for A's.


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Hi Ladybug301, and welcome!

Type O's can go out and burn cortisol through exercise, with A's it works a little differently. Drea's suggestions about yoga and meditation are excellent.
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Alia Vo
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Welcome to the forum, ladybug301.

It may be very useful for your husband to follow the portion/frequency recommendations as outlined in LR.  In particular, avoiding the main 'A' secretor avoid foods such as red meat, dairy, kidney beans, et al. is very important.  

Eating an excess of wheat products can also affect blood type A individuals, albeit,  unrefined wheat products are considered neutral.

Adhering to the BTD eating plan at a 80% to 100% compliancy level is recommened for weight loss goals.  To speeden the weight loss proces, I would encourage your husband to strive higher on this range with an emphasis on more beneficial foods.

Please have your husband incorporate the recommended exercise suggestions for blood type A's.  Gentle and calm mind/body exercises such as yoga and tai chi will help to lower cortisol levels which play a crucial role in weight loss and weight maintenance for blood type A's.

Alia


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Hi Ladybug (love your name!)

I'm an A nonnie but your husband may be also.  I couldn't eat what he is currently eating without gaining weight.  Too many carbs and not enough protein for me.  

Here's what I normally try to eat:

Breakfast - chicken or turkey or a couple hardboiled eggs with some cooked veggies

Snack - two pieces of fresh fruit

Lunch - chicken or turkey or beneficial beans with raw veggies (like a chunky salad)

Snack - handful (or two) of beneficial nuts

Dinner - chicken or turkey with some cooked veggies or a protein smoothie if I don't feel like cooking

Dessert - some fresh fruit

I don't eat any wheat, very little dairy (occasionally some feta cheese in a salad) and keep my grain consumption way, way down.

I also have a stressful job and take 3 caps of Cortiguard and 3 caps of ashwaganda each day.  I also take a nice leisurely walk in the evening with my husband and our dog.  This helps me unwind and decompress from the day.

This works to keep my weight under control, my stress level low and keeps my tummy happy!



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need to rev up his metabolism and digestion....try gentian or apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp in warm warm 20 minutes before a meal. or fresh lemon and warm water


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One more thing, he needs to eat enough food.  If not, he'll go into starvation mode and hold onto every ounce of weight.

I try not to get really, really hungry or else I just go into 'carb mode' and start stuffing my face to get my energy level back up. That's always a bad thing.


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Hi everyone, (Don, Mike,  Mitchie, Alia Vo, LLoyd, Lola, Mikeo,

I am new to this and I appreciate all of your suggestions.We ordered the Deflect A.He also takes Gentian before meals. What is a nonnie? He also ordered the protein drink.
He does alot of walking for his job but I guess if it is connected with his job it is not really relaxing.

Ladybug
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Nonnie = Non-secretor


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ladybug,

Your husband may find the NAP supplement, Cortiguard, helpful.  If your husband is in an occupation that tends to elevate his stress levels, he may benefit from this product.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP006

Blood type A's naturally have high cortisol levels; when blood type A's are under stress, cortisol levels heighten.  Cortiguard will assist in making your husband feel more calm and centered.

Simple strategies such as alternate nostril breathing and taking two or more short mini breaks at work are invaluable.  These strategies will help to decrease and minimize stress levels.

Alia


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ladybug
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Alia,

Thanks. He will try the Cortiguard.I just read about the alternate nostril breathing.
He tries to take a break at lunch and go in his car by a Dam near us and close his eyes.Sometimes, he even falls asleep.  

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tish
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Ladybug,

No one has mentioned that TIME is a factor. Rapid weight loss isn't good for the body anyway. I think the weight will come off in the next 6 months. That's how it happened for me.
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ladybug
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Tish,
You are right. Losing weight too quickly is never good.I guess we expect a quicker loss because of the change is diet and eating habits.

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My husband is Type A and just like your husband he has not exeprienced the weight loss that I have experienced.  However, he is not as strict with the BTD plan as I am.  He feels so good though that he does not want to give up.  He does not care that much about losing a few pounds...what he does care about is feeling good and that he definitely does.  
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I hope the Cortiguard helps your husband, Ladybug.

Alternate nostril breathing is such a wonderful relaxing practice.  I appreciate that it is portable and can be done anywhere--such as in one's car or even at one's workplace, et al.

It can be done throughout the day several times for a combined alternate count of fifteen or so.  Or it can be timed for one to two minute intervals.

Alia


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