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mxs
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi folks,

my first post here and I will start with perhaps a very unusual topic.

While vast majority of people I am sure is interested in loosing weight or doesn't mind doing so, there are people like myself who are not interested to  loose any weight, on contrary I'd like to add few pounds. Weird? Perhaps for most, but not for me.

Since I've started to follow BTD (1 month) I've lost 12lbs. Based on what I read on P.Dadamo's website it seems that at some point it will stop and body will settle on a comfortable number. This could be number comfortable for the body, but not for myself ...

Just to put it little bit into perspective. I am 5'10" and the most I weighed in my entire life was 154lbs. Doesn't matter how much I ate every day .... My normal, pre-BTD weight was 143lbs. Now I am down to 131lbs.

I feel pretty good overall, just not comfortable loosing any more weight. I hate having to fix all my pants too ...  

If anyone has something interesting to comment on this topic I would be very interested to hear it.

Cheers,

Marek
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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:45am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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mxs, just wanted to welcome you to BTD and the forums!!!  
I'm green w/ envy w/ all that weight loss      yes, I agree, it's time for you to stop losing weight. goodness, you must wear a size 5! when I was 118 and 5'6", that's what I wore. Oh for those days again.



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Cynthia
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:46am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi, mxs, welcome to the forum.  You will find a lot of information here, and a lot of great people here to answer your questions and encourage you.   

Since my main focus has been to lose weight, and maintain a healthy weight that I couldn't begin to tell you how not to lose weight, but I'm sure someone here can.
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mxs
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 1:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the welcome everyone.

I noticed that P.Dadamo has a blog and he used to take questions from public and then posted the answers. I thought that was great to only find out he doesn't do that anymore. Does anyone know whether he ever comes here and joins the discussions from time to time?

Thanks and regards,

Marek
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Lloyd
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Yes, Dr. D posts from time to time. Saw a new post this AM. He has been too busy to do the "Ask Dr D" blog for awhile but you can search the entries to find answers to lots of your questions.
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Mayflowers
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 3:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Marek,

Hi and welcome. Mind my asking if you're male or female? I personally can't tell by your name. It would help with answering your question. I'm also jealous you lost weight.   I'm trying to adjust to the Genotype diet and my weight is fluctuating.. I might stay on the BTD. I have to lose 30 pounds. You're welcome to mine
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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 4:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Marek:  How old are you?

I know age is a sensitive subject to some, but it may make a difference.  I had a friend whose mother would feed him milk shakes trying to fatten him up.  When he got into his 30ís, he finally started filling out.  I did not break 100 lbs until I was in my 20ís.  Iím only 5í-3Ē tall.  After I hit menopause I started getting what I refer to as the Polish Plump.  That is because it happens to all the females on my Polish Motherís side.   All of a sudden, weíre eating the same as always but gain weight.  With diet and exercise at 56 yrs old, I have it under control.

Some people start to lose weight when they become senior citizens.

So, I think the age question is appropriate.


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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 4:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome mxs!   There are a number of others on this forum trying to maintain/gain weight, so you are not alone there.  And many of us are not focused on weight but other health issues.  As you explore the site I am sure you will find good info.

If you do some searches, you might find some threads on gaining, as I know it has been discussed before.


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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 5:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Welcome marek. I too am a newbie and 5'10." I began the BTD for overall health reasons, but it would not hurt me to lose a few lbs.I am currently 158 lbs. and I like to be 150...I have found that sometimes my portion sizes are larger than they need to be - especially the rice pasta dishes I've been enjoying. Maybe if you increased your portion size you would maintain your ideal weight more easily. Us tall gals (are you a gal?) can eat a bit more an get a way with it.
Anyway, welcome an good luck!
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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 6:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Marek,

Which of the BTD books have you read?  Live Right contains portion size recommendations and frequency guidelines for different food groups.  You could compare your own food intake and make adjustments, possibly moving to the upper end of the range.

Also, do you add compliant oils/ghee to your food? Sprinkle compliant nuts on salads etc?  

    
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Marek, welcome. Koahiatamadl is on the right track. I suspect that if you are eating the right amount of protein and carbs, all you need to do is up the fats, the good fats, that is. Almond butter, walnuts, ghee, which is healing for O's.....and super delicious. (what a problem, wish I had it)
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mxs
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 7:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks to all for your replies. It looks like a lively board.

I am going to update my profile so it shows my age and gender. I have no problems to reveal that, silly me I didn't put it in in the first place. Anyways I am 38, male.

I do realize that most people start BDT because they want to eat and live the right way to prevent or deal with their health issues (instead of just going to alopathic doctor and start eating drugs which don't solve anything, but rather cause more harm) not to primarily loose weight. I was just making my reference to the fact that mostly you see weight being related to a loss rather than gain and that works for vast majority of people.

So far I've read only "Eat right for your type". It sounds like I would benefit from the other book about portions and amount of food necessary for my diet. I will check PD's web site for that.

Interestingly enough my whole journey of modifying a diet started with a book about a "pH acid alkaline diet" and it's influence on a body. Interesting read and must say that after reading PD's book I realized that the theories overlap or better said go hand in hand. I think PD's approach goes deeper as it deals with the fact that different people metabolize food differently . pH approach samples people and concludes that peanuts are for example acid-forming therefore should be avoided mostly, while for my group PD states that they are highly beneficial. Don't you wish a lot of times that this kind of stuff is something you'd learn in school. I know I do.

Anyways, back to my "problem". I did try the search function here, but couldn't come up with anything hence I started the post. Perhaps we could ask the mod to create a section for us who want to gain weight. This way we will not be aggravating the efforts of others who are trying the opposite. It would also be easy to find the relevant posts.

So, to me it sounds like that I will need to up my good fat intake and go from there. BTW to answer how much I eat and how often. Well, at work my friends tell me that they think all I do is eating. Yep, I eat like 5-6 times a day. Smaller snacks, bigger lunch and breakfast. Dinner is just like a lunch. So I think I eat enough (but this could be deceiving; sounds like I need to put it into numbers). I rather eat smaller portions, but more often.

Thanks again for everyone's replies, I didn't think I aqm going to get as many replies that quickly.

Regards,

Marek

p.s. BTW what's ghee?? I will google it, but I am sure you guys can give me all the good answers or links.

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ghee - clarified butter  

Have a look here
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Sunday, January 27, 2008, 1:58am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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mxs, I am not trying to gain weight, but I try to keep my current weight. I lost about 8 kg in 4 weeks when I started to have a major backproblem in June (and I was thin anyway). Since July I have paid particular attention to not loosing more weight and I have been able to keep the weight stable.
I eat 3 good meals a day and quite a lot of nuts. I usually soak the nuts overnight to make them more digestible, but I also like them unsoaked and slightly roasted, I sprinkle them on meals. I also make smooties with rice-milk (homemade from brown rice) and fruits. I add flaxseeds or flaxseed oil and walnut oil to the smoothies.
I also used to eat small amounts of dark chocolate and ghee, but I have stopped both to see whether this makes a difference to my pain-level. But they were good for keeping my weight stable. Hope that helps.
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mxs
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 3:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks guys.

I now know what ghee is and how it's made. I used to really like butter on my bread. I switched it for margarine lately and never liked it too much. So ghee sounds like a great and healthy compromise.


Regards,

Marek
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Perhaps we could ask the mod to create a section for us who want to gain weight. This way we will not be aggravating the efforts of others who are trying the opposite. It would also be easy to find the relevant posts.

no worries!
mods will place your new thread in the right place if needed!
welcome!


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mxs
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I was browsing PD's site today and found this http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT010t. I wonder whether this could be of help in my gain weight crusade as an in-between-meals kind of a shake.

What do you think? Anybody using it?


Thanks,

Marek
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I was browsing PD's site today and found this http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT010t. I wonder whether this could be of help in my gain weight crusade as an in-between-meals kind of a shake.

What do you think? Anybody using it?


Thanks,

Marek


I clicked your link and it said ďSorry this product does not existĒ.  What was the name of the product?

As to your comment about bothering people Ė donít worry about it.  Thatís why we are all here on this forum.  Only people interested in replying will do so.  Most of us donít respond to all the posts even if we do read most of them.




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Try http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT010 instead.  Looks like there was an extra "t" at the end.
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I just started using Whey Protein powder when I found out I was an Explorer and needed a breakfast substitute.  I got it from my local HFS.  I havenít tried the NAP product yet, but I probably will.  I usually order from them once a month and will do so next week.  The NAP products are usually superior to similar items you find elsewhere.  

I would think that adding a Protein Shake might be helpful to your situation.  It definably wonít hurt to try.  Experiment around a bit, youíll find your balance.

Drive55:  Is the picture new, I never noticed it before.  It is always nice to see the face behind the name.  You look healthy and happy.


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mxs
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Thanks guys, I'll give the protein a shot. Since my meat intake is very limited I am thinking it could only help to replace it.

Cheers,

Marek
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It's not a new pic, just new to the forum.  I'll PM you about it!
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I usually soak the nuts overnight to make them more digestible, but I also like them unsoaked and slightly roasted, I sprinkle them on meals.


I thought someone said that soaking nuts helps remove mold, and is especially recommended if you are fighting candida.  What do you soak them in?  Salt water?
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I thought someone said that soaking nuts helps remove mold, and is especially recommended if you are fighting candida.  What do you soak them in?  Salt water?

I thought the soaking was to make the nuts more digestible and the process is to soak in plain water for several hours up to overnight.  Drying them again after the soak is optional...


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I thought the soaking was to make the nuts more digestible and the process is to soak in plain water for several hours up to overnight.


Yes, it is, but I think is an additional reason for soaking them.
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