Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Eat Right 4 Your Type  ›  Hello, I'm new!  A little nervous, but starting!
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 14 Guests

Hello, I'm new!  A little nervous, but starting!  This thread currently has 822 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
syren4444
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 2:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Hi everyone!  I can totally use some support and your knowledge/experience for beginning this way of eating!

My story . . I'm very petite, 5'0 and always fighting a few 'vanity pounds' those 5-8lbs I am always trying to kick.  I started following what seemed a very healthy but restricted diet about 2+ yrs ago, and it worked, lost a lot of weight but developed ulcerative colitis and for a long time now have struggled daily with terrible stomach issues.  I can't keep weight down because I'm living on bread and rice to keep my stomach at bay.  

I just went to a new naturapath who felt I'd do well on this diet to eliminate the likely toxins I might be eating.  I was shocked, I eat a 95% unprocessed diet, exercise vigorously regularly, and thought I was doing everything right.  Well, I'm starting this diet today and as an "A" WOW! It is totally different than how I eat! All my daily foods (tomatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, peppers, catfish, etc) are on the avoid list! I also eat a ton of protein, 6-7 mini meals with 2oz protein at every meal!  So . . . assuming this works for me . .I probably know what my problem was, my food choices were opposite what ER4BT suggests!

So, no doubt I'm super nervous, for 3 or so years I've eaten a strict certain way . . .now I'm changing all that.  But, I'd love to have a day where my belly isn't hurting!  

So, a few questions now! I've bought and read ER4BT & the new Genotype book.  I also got my mini A book. I ordered the cooking book and the allergy book, they aren't here yet.  

Basically, my naturapath (she's on the recommended list from this diet I just saw) said follow the ERBT book, she didn't get specific on the little tweaks.

1. A1 & A2, I'm not sure, I know I'm A+, but that's it.  Does this matter enough for me to check?

2. Secretor vs Non-secretor, struggling to find info about this in the books, how would it effect me and do I need to know?

3. I'm a "Teacher", I tried to cross reference foods but my mind is so swimming already it is a tad overwhelming combining the books. I'll try my best. (I couldn't do the fingerprint yet or the secretor, rh, etc, do you think the advanced is enough to know your type?  I read the others, explorer does fit me!)

4. Salad dressing, AHHHH! No Vinegar? As a chronic dieter I swear by vinegar, what else do you suggest?

5. Losing weight, I'm gonna try to avoid or have only a tiny bit of nuts/oils so I don't gain weight, do any A's avoid beans? I'm worried they're too bulky.  And please give me a break, I'm a low glycemic eater normally whose only carbs were brown rice and yams . . . this is scary! lol!

Oh . .and stopping splenda is probably my hardest task!!!!!!!!!!!!






Revision History (1 edits)
syren4444  -  Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:14pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Lola
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,272
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 1 - 21
Lola
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,272
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 2 - 21
Lola
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:07pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,272
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 3 - 21
Mayflowers
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Hi Syren444. Welcome to the forum. We are a plethora of information here. My mom was very petite same blood type, and a red meat lover. (she liked to chew on the bones) I suspect she was an Explorer also.


Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 4 - 21
syren4444
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Thanks for those, I had researched a lot of them last night, but a few I see I missed.  I'm still not quite getting if I am a non-secretor, where do I find what that changes about my diet?  Which book is thta in?

Also I mistyped, it is early here,lol, I'm a "teacher" I was torn between the two last night but finally figured it out due to being A+.





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 21
RedLilac
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI tweaked Explorer Super Taster from Illinois
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,045
Gender: Female
Location: Lombard, Illinois (Chicago suburb)
Age: 63
I recall in one of Dr Dís books that he recommended going forth slowly.  Start by adding beneficial.  Food is so expensive, so you might not want to throw all your old stuff away, just donít buy any more of it.    Your body will go though stages of detox.  One usually associates detox with withdrawal of drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, but we detox from food that is not good for us also.

Get your secretor status done.  It is a very important health marker.

You might want to progress from ERFYT to LRFYT to GTD.   The last thing you want to do is overwhelm yourself.  All of us who have been following Dr D for years went that route.  Of course we didnít have the option of when we started to jump ahead of the research.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 21
Lola
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,272
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 7 - 21
Lloyd
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 (Hunter)
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 7,293
Hi syren,

You might start with just the basic ER4YT 'A' plan and adjust/adapt later. The GenoType diet would also be a reasonable place to start if you feel that is what you would prefer. Either way, don't try to combine the diets or worry too much about small diferences. There is time for that later if it is appropriate.

The secretor test can be useful to take. It is available through the NAP store linked from this site. It will help to make further refinements to your BTD diet or confirm your GTD classification.

Lloyd
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 21
Ron-A-Non
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Syren,

Welcome.  As an "A-nonnie", I would say that your secretor status may actually be as influential as your blood type.  I notice that when I follow the non-secretor supplement suggestions in Dr. D's "Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia", it has a dramatic effect on me.

My best suggestion is that you follow the Teacher diet, but also that you get ahold of the BTD Encyclopedia to have other supplements at your disposal.  I can tell you honestly, however, that, as a Teacher, poor digestion and intestinal infection will likely indeed be your major issues.

I recommend strongly that you get the secretor test, as it determines greatly the extent to which your body can safely metabolize carbohydrates, oils, and minerals such as calcium, as well as how good a job it can do at fending off infections.  Finally, a significant issue for nonnies seems to be anxiety and exhaustion, so implementing a strong anxiety reduction lifestyle and supplement program is probably essential.

Congratulations on making this choice, and consider yourself very, very lucky that you have a smart and impartial enough naturopath to suggest this diet to you.  I have every confidence that you'll be thrilled with the results.  

Revision History (3 edits)
syren4444  -  Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:45pm
syren4444  -  Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:44pm
syren4444  -  Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:27pm
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 9 - 21
syren4444
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 6:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Thanks so much everyone!

Ron-a-Non, We sound quite similar, I'm an Aries too and I'm guessing my results will show me as a nonnie too, since I'm major high anxiety, being tired, and digestion is my main issue.

I'm about to go food shop, I went through my little travel A book and wrote in some of the teacher suggestions and corrections so I stay between the two!

I'll go order the encyclopedia too!

As far as supps, my Naturapth put me on a few, including a high dose acidoph, fish oil, glutamine, and the thorne mediclear powder (ew).

Just had my first on plan meal, 1/2 cup quinia with grilled onions and portobello mushrooms and parsley, yum! It felt so alien not to add chicken or fish though . . .






Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 21
Gumby
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT3 Teacher!
Ee Dan
Posts: 655
Gender: Female
Location: BC Canada
Age: 49
Hi syren!  welcome!  I am an A+ GT3 Teacher also.  I followed the A diet for just over a year and then switched to the genotype when it came out this past Jan.  

I find my body needs far less protein than I ever thought.  Maybe you will find that too.  I still get surprised at how satified I am with veggies and grains.  I eat 6 small meals a day too, which works really well for me.  I eat lots of nuts and our good teacher fats.  They are definitely not making me gain weight.  

As for salad dressing...wheat free tamari, olive oil (or other beneficial oil), lemon juice, garlic, herbs...any combo are delicious.  I too was a vinegar lover, and I can honestly say I don't miss it.  I don't eat as much salad on the teacher diet as I did when I was on the A diet.  

Good luck!  I hope you feel better soon!  I went cold turkey on the A thing and felt a huge difference within days.  Others start slowly and get results too.  Just find your comfort level and go for it.  


Embracing my A-ness! † †(Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! † †)

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 21
JJR
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

33% Nomad, calories calories!!!!!!
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 4,960
Gender: Male
Location: Caledonia, WI
Age: 42
You cave Fish as a Teacher and an A.  Certain ones.  You have to decide which one you want to follow.  Don't try to stradle.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!

Are you sure you're an A+?  I thought I was an A but confirmed with a blood test and found out I was an AB.  

Secretor status would be good to know.  Real Good.  

You should see results.  I don't know how long.  I have seen many.  Sometimes detoxing can be challenging.  But you should see positive ones too, if you follow the diet.  Plus one on the encyclopedia if you're going to follow the BTD.  Plus, there is tons of good info.  History of BTD.  Fixes to ailments.  Etc, etc.

This is a great forum to ask questions and learn things.  Many people are very, very, very, very , very helpful!!!!   God Bless the BTD Forum!!!!!  


The poster formerly known as "ABNOWAY"

"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 21
syren4444
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Hi Gumby! Thanks for the tips! Do you have a daily menu of what you typically eat? I've been trying to find menu's from A's or teachers to get inspired with some ideas!

My last way of eating was so specific, I knew the hour to eat, the portion, and what. Now I'm kind of lost with six mini meals of foods I'm not that used too.

I just got back in from shopping, got some cool new stuff to try like millet, buckwheat, beans, lentils, leek, and figs!





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 21
syren4444
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Hi Abnoway, thanks!  I'll order the encyclo, I just added the LRBT book off amazon!  , I'll have the whole collection soon!

I better be an A+, my mom is O- and my dad is A+ . . .lol!   But yes, I've been blood type tested.





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 21
Ribbit
Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:13am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~W~A~R~R~I~O~R~ Defender, Survivor
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 8,156
Gender: Female
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Age: 36
Hi, Syren.

Not trying to start a war here, but I don't see any reason why you can't just dive right in to the Teacher diet.  I actually find the Warrior diet easier to follow than the A-nonnie diet, perhaps because I'm not distracted by a list of 20,000 neutrals.  There's no reason you can't just take your book to the store with you (or scan the pages and print out a list, like I did), and shop right from your beneficial list of foods.

It won't take long to adjust.  You'll get the hang of it, and we're here to answer questions and offer support.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 21
funkymuse
Monday, September 29, 2008, 1:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Ouuu.. I love to see new folks coming on board!  Welcome and much luck!  As  you have found out, the folks here are so so supportive and helpful.  You can ask any question even if you think it's dumb and everyone will chime in to help.  A wonderful group.         
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 16 - 21
syren4444
Monday, September 29, 2008, 2:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Hi Ribbit, I guess the only reason I'm doing ER4BT first is because that is what my naturapath told me to do.  At least for my initial month, she wants me just on that, I guess after we see how I adjust we can get more specific.

Hiya Funkymuse, thanks for the welcome, I'm so glad there is an active forum for this diet, always easier when you can talk to others in the same boat as you!!!!





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 17 - 21
teri
Monday, September 29, 2008, 7:40am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- ISTJ Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 577
Gender: Female
Location: British Columbia
Age: 53
Quoted from syren4444
Losing weight, I'm gonna try to avoid or have only a tiny bit of nuts/oils so I don't gain weight...
Welcome syren4444!

You might find that you can lose weight on this diet (either BTD or GTD) even with an increased amount of nuts and oils, the right ones, of course. My diet is higher in fat now than it's ever been and I'm at my lowest weight in years!


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 21
syren4444
Monday, September 29, 2008, 2:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 312
Gender: Female
Location: CA
Age: 30
Thanks Teri, I think I'll just take it slow, introduce one new food at a time so I can se how my body changes. I'm going to try beans/legumes first for protein, then likely nuts will come next!





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 19 - 21
JJR
Monday, September 29, 2008, 5:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

33% Nomad, calories calories!!!!!!
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 4,960
Gender: Male
Location: Caledonia, WI
Age: 42
Quoted from teri
Welcome syren4444!

You might find that you can lose weight on this diet (either BTD or GTD) even with an increased amount of nuts and oils, the right ones, of course. My diet is higher in fat now than it's ever been and I'm at my lowest weight in years!



Yeah, I was going to make that point and forgot.  Good Job!!!! I eat nuts and oils ALOT and don't have a problem with my weight.  My digestion may not be totally up to snuff either though.  So you can take that with a grain of salt.  But I eat a good amount of olive oil, nuts, nut butters and ghee on a regular basis.  But everyone is different so you just have to gauge yourself.  But for now, just focus on the foods you can have and eat what you need.  You will probably feel satisfied on less food than when you're eating the wrong ones.


The poster formerly known as "ABNOWAY"

"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Phillipians 4:8
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 20 - 21
Andrea AWsec
Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI INFJ Warrior Taster
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 7,686
Gender: Female
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 51
That calorie counting thing has everyone scared of eating any foods that look high in calories, like nuts.
Those oils are essential to so many body functions not to mention how they effect our brains. Just stick to the portions that the good Dr. D recommends and you will be fine.

It is more important to keep the processed foods and avoids(lectins) out of your diet.

This way of eating (WOE) is about so much more then just losing weight.




MIFHI

"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them." Anatole France

"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 21 - 21
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    Eat Right 4 Your Type  ›  Hello, I'm new!  A little nervous, but starting!

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread