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drgnwng1
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 11:07pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am not sure where generic BTD questions go I will post here and will follow the answers wherever I get moved.
I have 126lbs to lose. Now if I was on WW I would have lost 15-20lbs by now been there done that.
My scale sits and mocks me lose a pound gain a pound.
I don;t think I am getting this BTD thing right.
I eat a small piece(2oz) of chicken boneless skinless with baked veggies. At most they have olive oil on them.
Then lunch is another 2oz chicken and veggies or a bean chicken pineapple combo. Chicken is now down to maybe an ounce.
Dinner is more chicken or beef with veggies and maybe some sweet potatoes with ghee. I drink so much water I float and am up all night.
I nibble dried organic unsweetened unsulphered apricots,raw pumpkin seeds and organic walnuts during the day(1/4cmix) or not at all.
Now comes the part that I have not given up yet. I have my coffee with half and half I have gone doen to 1 cup a day!!
Again I am eating  little compared to what my normal meals were.I eat only O besides what is listed here.
Any ideas?
and no I cannot add fish(allergy). The lamb just doesn't work for me.
My veggies are beets,yellow squash,kale,spinach,zucchini,onions,garlic,parsly,sweet potatoes.Acorn squash butternut squash and some mixed greens. Oh and I LOVE broccoli.



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I'm (obviously) not an O, but it seems to me that you aren't eating enough protein each day. Also, I think you should be eating more beef. Dried fruits, seeds, and nuts pack a lot of calories, so I'd go sparingly on those.

I'm sure there will be other O's to come along soon to help you out. Just wanted you to know there's help on the way.


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Yeah, go with what Drea said. My mom cant seem to gain weight but she works out alot. How about your excercise, O's need lots of excercise the more strainous the workout the better for stress reduction and weight loss. And a bit more beef. Have you checked out your secretor status, you might want to because if you are a nonsecretor then dairy and grains are pretty much out and other food ratings change. The one thing you can do right now is drop the Half and Half it will help tremendously for loosing weight.
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Hang in there D. things don't happen over night with anything good. AS Drea says more protein and less sugars may help and you    may be retaining some of the water your drinking as well, I do that. I didn't hear you mention any exercise program? It took me some experimenting to get the diet adjust the way my body needed it. And what helped me a lot was a simple exercise program every  day. Come on O's lets get some more help for D.
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Quoted from drgnwng1

Now comes the part that I have not given up yet. I have my coffee with half and half I have gone doen to 1 cup a day!!
Again I am eating  little compared to what my normal meals were.I eat only O besides what is listed here.
Any ideas?




Lose the coffee. Get some exercise. Lose the coffee. Have some lean beef now and then if you can handle it. Oh, and lose the coffee.

Looks like you are getting there, hang in and lose the coffee.  
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Exercise, sleep, stress?  Balance?
Cut out the coffee (and dairy!!!) - see what results you get.
Try Deflect or Fucus (metabolism booster for Os).


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Overall, your diet is good but you could try some tweaking.

I agree with the suggestion to up your beef servings and also reduce the dried fruit.  Actually, I would suggest cutting out dried fruit altogether (for now) and replace it with beneficial fresh fruit.

I know you are allergic to fish, how about seaweed?  Bladder wrack (fucus vesiculosus) has iodine which will help if your thyroid is a little sluggish and might jumpstart your weightloss.  NAP's Fucus Plus is a great supplement for this or you could try kelp.

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Quoted from Lloyd



Lose the coffee. Get some exercise. Lose the coffee. Have some lean beef now and then if you can handle it. Oh, and lose the coffee.

Looks like you are getting there, hang in and lose the coffee.  



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When I have grains I have cream of Buckwheat or brown rice.
I even cut back on my Sweet potatoes!! I cut one up with the other veggies and bake them so I get one or 2 small pieces in a meal. With son now being an A we are dropping my sweets and going to squash. I will still try to grill some sweets.
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Secretor test then dietary adjustments.  Before thinking about losing weight, how is your digestion?  


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I just bought kelp and plan to give it a whirl. Son has hypothyroid and I have some Thyroid antibodies sneaking in. But no disease YET.
I am a gourmet coffee drinker. It will take some time. I just finished a cup of Hibiscus and rosehips so I am moving in the right direction.
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Quoted from Whimsical
Secretor test then dietary adjustments.  Before thinking about losing weight, how is your digestion?  


You mean besides reflux,no gallbladder and having my appendix extracted in May? My digestion is fine (that is what tums are for right?). Okay I rarely take tums my son takes Mylanta daily and sometimes 2-3times a day poor kid.( get him  on the road to A ville)
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Yep...more protein and more greens.  Try eating veggies as close to raw as possible...especially salads.  Secretor test also.  And...what do you do for exercise?

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A lot of great suggestions so far.  My additions to these are;

Try and emphasize beneficials over neutrals.  When dealing with any chronic condition, beneficials are your friends and neutrals are fillers, which you don't need right now.

Eat three good meals a day and snack as little as possible, using fresh beneficial fruit instead of dried.

Hold on to some of the sweet beneficial vegetables that you can bake.  These are comfort foods and can actually help by keeping you in a state of contentment.  Moderation is vital, of course, but a little is good.

Keep the ghee, but keep the quantity minimal.  A little good fat is important for weight loss, and too much will prevent weight loss.

Be sure to get a meat centered meal for breakfast.  If you are going to eat any grains, the evening meal is the one to do that.

Just my opinion . . all of these!  



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Listen to Whimsical's suggestion to get your secretor test.  It is one of the most important investments you can make.  For optimum health and normal weight, it is indispensable.

The differences in secretor and non-secretor diets can tip the scales, literally.



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My gut..........people who have a great deal of weight to lose...probably a nonnie...Do yourself a favor a get a test.Until you get the results back try switching to the  nonnie diet (bye-bye sugar) and see how you feel...This nonnie's down 34 pounds in 1 month!!!





Mom to 4 B's...living with extreme food allergies to wheat, all dairy, eggs and pineapple !! ( Me, not the kids..)
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Secretor test, secretor test, secretor test!

Are there any other heath issues you are dealing with besides needing to lose weight?


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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I agree with Victora about the nonnie verses secretor and the scales.  Once you know you can go from there.  


Beouemom sounds like bay way mom and I think Colorado is a great place to live.  
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Quoted from girly
My gut..........people who have a great deal of weight to lose...probably a nonnie...!


Yeah I figured I was a nonnie anyway. I have to save up for the test. My sons too.
Thank you.
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Hey Jean,
I'm in the same boat, with about the same amount of weight to lose. You've gotten excellent advice from the previous posts. Here's what has worked for me:

~~Start off with a good breakfast. Meat, eggs if you like them, and greens. Lots of greens. I have at least two cups of kale every morning. That sounds like a lot, but when you wilt and stir-fry it in some hot olive oil or ghee, it isn't all that much. Greens are your friend! As for lunch and dinner, I eat a smaller lunch (soup or leftovers) and an even smaller dinner, with the evening meal consisting more of beneficial starches like sweet potato or pumpkin, some steamed vegetables like broccoli or squash, and sometimes a little beef or turkey. Several people on the board suggested a higher carb load for evenings to help with restorative sleep, and I've found it works for me. Give it a try.  

~~Definitely try the Fucus Plus. I was worried about taking so much bladderwrack as I have an iodine allergy, but haven't had any kind of bad reaction at all. And the fucus is beginning to crank my metabolism up, bit by bit. I can feel it working, and it feels great! Deflect is another great supplement that helps immensely with healing and weight loss.

~~Please consider trying Rhodiola. It has made all the difference for me in cutting down and nearly eliminating cravings for wheat, corn and sugar. Rhodiola is part of Dr. D's anti-stress protocol for Os; it kept me from diving headfirst into the Dunkin Donuts across the street when the hot weather and overtime work began to stress me out. Great stuff!  

~~Keep the fats, dried fruit and nuts, and grains to a minimum. Use beneficial root vegetables or fresh fruit for 'comfort' food if you're craving starches.  

~~Do your best to get some form of exercise every day, or every other day. I try to walk every day and use it not only as my physical exercise, but as a form of meditation. Regular exercise is absolutely essential for Os who are working to regain health and/or lose weight. If you cannot exercise every day, do your best to move around and take extra steps, swing your arms, do chairbound exercises, etc. Even a little bit of exercise is better than none at all!

~~Above all, be gentle with yourself. You're changing habits you've had for years; it takes time to get used to doing things differently. Take it one step at a time, and remember the positive things that are happening too. We are all on a journey toward health and joy. It's easy to forget the journey itself is just as important as the ultimate goal.

Good work so far! Keep going sweetie, and hang in there. I'm walking right alongside.


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What a great reply, Brighid45! All points equally important. I know from my own weight loss battle that changes in the diet are not enough. For me, when I eat properly, I am able only to maintain my weight and avoid putting more on. Only when I add exercise to the equation do I actually lose weight. From what I understand about the BTD, though, making the right changes in my diet will make it easier for my body to reach and maintain a healthy weight. ďEasierĒ being the key word. To me this means that I am still responsible for all the other choices I make, including the food choices inside the BTD and the choice that I make every evening whether to go for a walk/run or sit and watch a hockey game. Right now hockey is winning and I am not losing weight on the BTD after 2 weeks on. But I can already feel the BTD working in other ways and soon Iím hoping that Iíll feel so good and have so much energy that the choice to be active vs inactive on any given evening will be an easy one, and the only reason I would choose to sit and watch tv then would be because my body needs a rest from motion!

I also read in the FAQ that seeing BTD results can take time. Iím not sure how long you have been on the BTD, but apparently it can take awhile for some individuals. Here are some good quotes from the FAQ (Dr.D, I assume)Ö

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Weight loss can start in as little as two weeks or as long as two to six months, depending upon your current glandular state of health.


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The first thing to understand is the choosing foods by blood type is about total health. Weight loss can be a pleasant side effect of beneficial food choice. As our bodies get healthier, there are various plateaus we will go through where the glands and hormones start to reset and normalize their functions. During these periods, it is common not to lose weight. In addition, lectins blocking insulin receptors on the surface of cells do not willingly let go. Patience and 100% avoidance of all avoid foods is called for during this healing period, which can last a year or more.



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Nicely done, teri!

Good points as always Briggy.
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girly!!
you rock!!! nice work!


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Okay I may not be losing weight but my face has lost 10yrs. My outer third of my eyebrows is growing back(yep I know this a throid sign but those tests are negative). My skin is smoother. I have more energy. I am eating healthier. I have not had wheat in a few months due to putting some on gluten free diet. Have had some gluten free tastes(I am a Mom and do have to make sure it comes out good) but not in the last week or so. We are eating foods I never heard of or tried before.My son even had some molasses in his oatmeal! Because of his special needs he is more likely to get hypothyroid(he has it)celiac(not yet)and have a vitamin A and betacarotene deficiency
He has a higher chance of lympoma,luekemia and Alzhimer. So we need to due this for both of our health. Dh eats what he wants and oldest son is already partially a vegatarian (no red meat).
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Drgnwng,
thanks for sharing your struggle. It reminds us all what it takes to stay on track. You are doing something important for yourself and your son!
And whenever I am not losing (like now) it is always linked to lack of exercize....what can I say? We're O's...we gotta move.
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