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Lloyd
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Jean, progress is being made. You are starting to see some results. Great job, stay with it.
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my own experience is that nuts = weight gain most of the time.  When I skip the  beef and eat nuts for protein ( such as on a salad at lunch), my weight goes up.  When I have  dried fruit too often, or even extra fruit for that matter, my weight goes up.  When I am eating veggies like sweet potatoes, acorn squash, pumpkin, parsnips, my weight goes up.  When I eat Ezekiel bread, my weight goes up.  The answer here for me? Pretty much stick to  beef and veggies ( like raw salad stuff) and add in a few fruits and various veggies sparingly... variety.. but sparingly... that's how I keep my weight down.  It sounds like  you're just consuming too much food and not getting as much exercise as you need to burn it off.  It does sound like you're doing a GREAT job of eating bennies, though.. good for you!  That is half of the battle.  Keep watching portion size and try to avoid snacking... it's tough!  Stay busy.. keep moving...
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I heard weight comes off in sheets.  One week nothing then the next week boom.  Remember calories in = calories out.  You have to exercise.  Also you don’t want to lose weight too fast.  You ever see those people with hanging skin because they lost weight but didn’t exercise at the same rate.  That looks ugly!


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I am still not losing weight. No I have not done my secretor test yet. I had beef for breakfast with broccoli,lunch was roast beef with a nice green lettuce, Not sure of name but it wasn't iceberg! Dinner broccoli,chicken,chicken stock(homemade)celery,onions garlic,carrots. One small bowl.
I had about 6 dried apricots today and yes my coffee and half and half. Ther coffee and half and half have never stopped me before and I have 126lbs to loose. Even a pound would be nice.
last night was beef with  steamed baby spinach. I am really eating very little. Cut back to no to few apricots and nuts. Cut back coffee and cream.increased beef. Walk fast everywhere I go.
any suggestions? should I just switch to non secretor? I have no trouble with the foods I am not usually hungry at all doing this.I drink water so I get up twice a night 1:30 and 4:30 am.
I am drinking rosehips and hibiscus tea to help stop drinking coffee.
I have more kale and spinach in the fridge. I will be green with orange dots from the squash soon.
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definitely drop the coffee with half and half.....
lectin free is the only way your body will slowly heal its insulin receptors and thus begin to burn fat for energy.
exercise is important......it has to feel good and not stress you out more.


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Jean sounds like you are doing the right thing...
I wonder If your body has gone into starvation mode. =  body gotten used to a special low number of calories and just wont let you loose anything.
Have you followed a low calorie diet or ???

One of my friends a O ( who doesn´t folow BTD )
had been on low calorie diet for years - getting 900- 1200 calories- and we are talking about a woman who weighted 220 pounds- about 60 pounds overweight.

She didn´t loose anything before she started to eat 5-6 small meals a day- with aprox 1500 calories a day ( far more than she normally had !
AND had at least 1 hours exercise
. She started with walking and swimming - it was less hard on her .

Her diet looked like this:

Breakfast at 7
2 hardboiled eggs and 1 piece of fruit - tea and water
snack at 10
small handfull walnuts - large water with lemonjuice
lunch:13
small salad with at least 5 oz fish or chicken and 1 tsp oliveoil and some vinegar , water
snack:16
1-2oz cheese with red pepper or tomatoes water
at 19 dinner
broccoli or kale, carrots or butternut and aprox 5 oz beef or lamb - maybe 1 tbl  butter water

so it was very much like your diet

The thought was that she needed more food to keep her body burning caloires by eating every 3 hours´she also added lots of chili to her diet.

First week she put 2 pounds on and was very depressed.
But since then she has lost 50 pounds ( in 5 months) on a diet pretty close to the O diet- I told her to change the cheese to at least mozzarella or feta cheese.
She can´t believe that she ever ate so low calorie diet...
Prior to thaat she ate 3 small meals a day:
eggwhites with cottagecheese omelet coffee with soymilk
green lettuce with chicken  and 1 diet coke.
soy yoghurt with 1-2 pieces of fruit

I think the combo of eating more veggies and protein
and EXERCISE really mattered in getting her body to burn instead of keeping the fat on her body !
It stopped thinking it is starvation time and I need to keep every oz of fat on my body to survive.......

you might try to eat like a nonnie for 1-2 months and see if you starts loosing weight
Good luck  
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drgn-   you can try eating 500 calories more on every fourth day- that will feed the message to the brain that your body is not starving and kick it into gear again.  (just make sure you go back down to normal eating after one one day of extra eating
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I went from eating french fries with fried chicken tenders. Bread with margerine. oatmeal for breakfast. Lots of tomato salads with mayo to eat with fried chicken so I was not on low cal before. I was on see it and eat it. Oh and lots of pizza. Full fat starbucks latte with whipped cream and flavored sugary syrup.As non O as you can get.
I was worried that I was not eating enough but I am not hungry.
Gym membership starts today hubby signed us up. So should I eat more and add the protein drink between meals especially since I am going to the gym(as of today)?
I will also do some nonnie changes.
Thanks for the help.
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Sounds like you had plenty of calories prior to bTD  
I would upp the protein and see what happens.
Sounds good with the gym   I just started in a gym with my O mum this week so much easier whenyou are two who needs to go.

Maybe eat like a nonnie  as well.


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going to the gym will boost your metabolism, sounds like just what you need. And, check out the FS thread...we are all trying to lose weight or keep it off....we check in each week (or day)
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Quoted from drgnwng1

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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Well, until these issues are addressed/resolved weight loss will definitely be more challenging for you.  

The appendix is water under the bridge (except for perhaps a lower immune function).  The gallbladder cannot be put back, but it would behoove you to learn more about the function of the gallbladder and how you can work with your body now that that function has changed for you.  

The reflux is a definite concern and taking Tums may make it worse or at the minimum prevent its resolution.  Reflux is often due to underproduction of acid because a certain minimal production of acid is necessary to close the gastro-esophageal sphincter, preventing reflux.  Taking antacids further reduces the available acid, which will exacerbate the reflux.  

To really understand what is going on with the reflux and gallbladder, it would be best to see a natural health practitioner who can sort out these barriers to healthy digestion and hopefully set you on a path conducive to easier weight loss.  Have you checked if there are any IfHI certified practitioners in your area?


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I have great digestion despite no gallbladder and no appendix..but it has taken awhile...when I first went back to meat (yes, former veggie O) I had to take enzyme formulas plus bromelain to help me digest, but after about a year of this my own digestion began to work as nature intended.
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Have you checked if there are any IfHI certified practitioners in your area?

I just received some mail today telling me that there will be an event nearby about BTD with a ND. Hopefully I can make it.
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to break down insuline and leptin resistance.... not that easy ..... you will need a certain time; but have you had been tested for some hormonal imbalances, dito cushing syndrome


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No hormonal inbalance. My mind maybe LOL. Okay I read the cushings and nope not me. I have done many diets over the years and have lost weight quickly. I have not done any for almost a year before BTD. So I know it is not from coming off a low cal or low fat diet. I ate more meat yesterday and have had meat already twice today. I added a soy(unsweetened) smoothie with raspberries and blueberries today so far. I would have used rice milk but that was sweetened. I feel good just not thinner. Maybe it will just come off like a suit one day. I will unzip it and find a whole new me!
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Here's my take on this all.  I have struggled with coffee for quite some time.  For the last week
and a half, I switched to tea instead in the mornings.  Today I caved and had a cup with my B
hubby this morning.  Both of us have bellies we need to lose, otherwise we are not that overweight.
20lbs or so......anyway.  While on tea only, I had more vivid dreams, and was feeling slightly less
depressed.....I am going back to tea tomorrow with the intention of switching over eventually to
something like dandelion root tea, ginger tea, etc....
I believe from all the diet/health books I have read especially  Schwarzbein's, that coffee has damaged my metabolism, added to insulin resistance, etc.  If this is true, it will take some time of
eating correctly and probably supplements before weight loss will occur.....plus don't forget
decent aerobic exercise.  That's what I want to work on now.....
I thought it might help to share as you loved gourmet coffee.   My husband drinks Peet's and it
is pretty strong.....but it's not something I should be drinking.  I have known this and want to stop
now....best wishes on weight loss success to all!
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Quoted from drgnwng1
I have done many diets over the years and have lost weight quickly....I ate more meat yesterday and have had meat already twice today. I added a soy(unsweetened) smoothie with raspberries and blueberries today so far. I would have used rice milk but that was sweetened. I feel good just not thinner.

Well, BTD is not really a weight loss diet - it is a lifestyle. Weight loss will happen if you keep following the plan (i.e. your portion sizes and frequencies are reasonable, you get in plenty of exercise) But weight loss isn't the primary goal of the plan - the aim is health and well being :)  And you are beginning to experience improvements in those areas already!  ;)

Quoted from drgnwng1

Maybe it will just come off like a suit one day. I will unzip it and find a whole new me!

You will definitely see change for the better in many ways if you stick with it - whether you will ever be what you consider to be your ideal weight is another matter ;)
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paulam,
you definatelly have it right!
I know you ll get there!


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Hi,
You are all offering great advice. I am seeing non weight loss effects.
My skin is great,my thinner face is younger. I have more energy. My clothes are looser but the scale is not budging. My DH and I figure I must be losing air since the scale doesn't budge for me . Yes I know weight loss is a side benefit but I wouldn't mind if it jumped in soon.
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hang in there and don t stress out about it!
the more compliant you are and disciplined with your lifestyle, the better results.

remember to breath and relax......keep hydrated!
avoids are your enemies!


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Thanks Lola, I am a slow learner, or at least slow to change.  But I am convinced of what needs to be done.....the btd is really right on for this Osec.....
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Jean,
I hope you are making friends with the awesome elliptical.
I began to work on it (PreCor EFX546) about a month ago, starting at slope 3 and resistance 3 and could do barely 4 minutes. Yesterday at slope 8 and resistance 10 I did 45 minutes all of sudden. It's the first time in my life. I know  I am investing, but it still comes as a surprise, as does the rest of BTD. I just love how Jayneeo puts it,

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what can I say? We're O's...we gotta move.

It seems a first chakra thing.



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drgnwng1 (dragonwing? cool),

I have an idea for you: you say your clothing is looser, and your skin is younger, and you have more energy?  I think you ARE losing fat, but you are GAINING muscle.  Muscle tissue is more dense than fat tissue, so that could easily explain how your weight hasn't changed even though your clothes are looser now.  But it is strange that you are gaining muscle at exactly the same rate as you are losing fat....

Here's another idea, from my own experience.  It's is possible to be intolerant to foods outside of the the BTD "avoids".  Before starting BTD I discovered I am intolerant to eggs, but they are "neutral" for Bs.  You said you have been eating a lot of new and different foods, so possibly you have introduced or increased your intake of some food that you are sensitive to.  Would any experts here care to elaborate, or correct me if I'm wrong?

In the meantime, hang in there!  You are seeing improvements, and honestly, feeling healthier is much more important than being skinny.  I have been skinny my whole life, but it wasn't worth anything until I started feeling well!

Oh, and ditch the coffee!  
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I removed the apricots(maybe I am a nonnie) pumpkin seeds and walnuts from my food list. I am totally grain free. I upped my greens. sidenote-do not saute spinach in olive oil and garlic and then dump it hot out of the pan on your thumb!!Causes thumb swelling!I have reduced my poultry and upped my beef. Added a few more fruits. I expect change anyday now. Oh and the coffee has not gone yet. I have ADD I NEED my coffee to keep me sane. BTW I am going to bed earlier.
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very sound advice Drive!


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