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colojd
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 9:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi, I need a boost, both morale and diet-wise. I am a Type B, don't know secretor status or genotype, but just need some fundamental help to get off center.

I follow the diet fairly closely. I would say I do it about 85% of the time. My weight and blood pressure are more elevated than I want them to be and my blood sugar is also elevated. I went to the doctor for annual Pap and she said that their clinic found last November that my blood sugar was high but that they could not inform me because my phone number was not right on their records. Luckily, I did a blood test at an annual health fair and the numbers were improved but still borderline.

I walk almost every day for about 40 - 45 minutes. I avoid refined products and use agave (sparingly). I drink green tea and take a multi vitamin and CoQ10 supplements. I have never smoked, rarely drink, never have taken illegal drugs and have been married for 30 years to the same great guy.

I wonder what I can do to get my weight off center and really improve my numbers. I know some will say "100% compliant on the diet" but I am not sure that is realistic for me at this time.

I really want to hear from others, especially the B's out there, who were in the same boat as I and what they did to get that boost to put them on the right track. I changed most of my grains to be brown rice, spelt, Ezeckial bread and oats. I do wonder if maybe the grains are the problem. I eat organic Cheerio type cereal or steel cut oats most mornings because so much is said about oats improving cholesterol.  My type B son is sensitive to wheat so we avoid it but I wonder if getting off grains is the answer, at least for a while.

I am not one that eats donuts or other junky food like that. I just refuse to be overweight and especially not diabetic, and certainly think I am doing so many things right that I cannot figure out why I am not moving in the right direction.

Please ask for help from any who have been like me but found that thing that helped them get going. The doctor said she wanted to retest my blood sugar in a few weeks. Any advice would help, please.
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Lola
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follow the menopause guidelines.....that will help you visualize your GI intake!
the protocols in the book are also very targeted......

and have your secretor test done, that will narrow your diet choices even more!


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colojd
Thursday, October 16, 2008, 9:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Lola, which book are you referring to? I only have Eat Right. I don't recall any discussions about menopause guidelines in that book.

Can someone just tell me if they had the same problems and what they did to get on track. You say the protocols are very targeted but you really didn't give me hints. I am not looking for quick fixes, just to see if someone can share with me what they think the stumbling block is for me. I know there have been testimonials for turnarounds and I want to key into this information and be one of the success stories.

I cannot afford the secretor test right now. Husband and I are both out of work for the first time almost ever, so this has added to the overall pressure.
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http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED068S

peruse the health library series and other books available by Dr D!
http://www.4yourtype.com/departments.asp?dept=7

here are some interesting links for you to understand the importance of knowing your secretor status, last lesson of the tutorial
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm
and more on your individuality
Individualized Lifestyle.
http://www.4yourtype.com/Typeb_basic.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXPJuoBIMY


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Lola
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BTD isn t a quick fix!!
you need to be committed and convinced, and follow the guidelines as best you can.

if you can t do the test, then study the food lists for menopause given, (at your local library) for non secretors and see how and why you haven t felt all that well, following ERFYT, which doesn t contain the secretor issue or the menopause recommendations.....

it s all about tweaking your diet choices, to help you see a difference in how you feel.

this has been my personal experience and for this reason, I am now giving you my personal advice......that is all....
it is up to you to apply it.


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Thank you for the links. That helped clarify which book you were talking about.

I fully understand that BTD is not a quick fix and have never expected that of it, I just wanted to know if there was something subtle - a piece of the puzzle that I am just not getting that would help me reach success and felt that possibly it was the grains.

Just a quick note to clarify - I am post menopausal, and luckily have not had the major problems with menopause and I am very happy about that. I just take low levels of estradiol for dryness but otherwise not hot flahes or other problems. So I do not have major health problems although I know if I continue with the elevated weight and such I can possibly develop some.

So thanks for the tips. I still would like to know if anyone did find a grain connection with the diet not working.
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Many people have reported in other threads that reducing grains ( or carbs, in general) have helped their weight loss move forward more rapidly...  

I have never had a weight problem, unless it is not having enough of it, so can't help with personal information...


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What this plan forced me to do is rethink my protein intake.  It was low.  Now, for breakfast, I like two eggs, scrambled, and one piece of Ezekial toast with butter.  I also eat some kind of fruit, perhaps half a banana or a big slice of watermelon.  I also drink the cocktail that is recommended by Dr. D'Adamo......just a half glass and eventually substituted Carlson cod liver oil for the flax oil.  

I'm very conscious of protein and have raised my intake of it tremendously.  I have definitely developed a taste for lamb chops, now.

The other thing I would suggest is to look into Dr. Lee's web site to learn about using progesterone cream for 23 days of each month along with your estrogen.

I hope this helps you.
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would like to know if anyone did find a grain connection with the diet not working.


try the nonnie approach for a while, see if that jump starts your metabolism.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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I fully understand that BTD is not a quick fix and have never expected that of it, I just wanted to know if there was something subtle - a piece of the puzzle that I am just not getting that would help me reach success and felt that possibly it was the grains....

I still would like to know if anyone did find a grain connection with the diet not working.
My take on the "piece of the puzzle" you might be looking for is to make sure you eat the foods in the right combination with each other for maximum digestion. I started doing this shortly after starting the GTD in January and noticed right away that I was less hungry, which resulted in weight loss. Until then, my body hadn't been responding in any way (positively or negatively) to dietary changes (pre-BTD). The food combining principles that I follow can be found here...

http://www.alderbrooke.com/chart.htm

If you look at bread on this chart, there is not much that it combines well with that would make an interesting meal or snack, except for ghee! So, once in awhile I'll have toast and ghee (with salt), but my loaf stays in the freezer for weeks until the next time. No sandwiches or eggs on toast for me any more, and I don't even miss them! Life is simpler without them. Maybe dropping the bread was the only thing required to affect my hunger, since the foods I eat instead are much more nutrient-dense. In any case, dropping the bread worked so well that I was willing to try the rest of the food combo's too. Not only for weight maintenance, but to reduce the amount of acidic waste my body has to deal with.

Otherwise, I'm a big grain eater of the super beneficial kind, with no weight gain effect.

And (you've already said it), high compliancy is the most important thing!


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
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My blood sugar value was on the high end of normal pre-BTD... it's been more normal ever since I started on the BTD though.

Yet I do have a tendency toward hypoglycemia. Victoria mentioned in another thread that rice can be tricky for those with hypoglycemic issues. I would agree with that from my experience.

I also agree with NewHampshireGirl regarding protein intake... especially for breakfast is a must!!! for me.


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I think the oats and protein are a good choice for the blood-sugar issue, licorice tea as a pick me up can be nice; getting low gi fruits like watermelon, apricot, goji, papaya, lime?
Thought about trying the Genotype diet? The Gatherer diet is low-GI. You do not need your secreter status to do the measurements- it helps, but others have done it without it, the book should be available at a local library?
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Oh and fucus supplement, I remember it as being a goodie for blood sugar / thyroid ? It is not expensive at all. Drink water in between meals to hydrate you instead of coffee..
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Thank you all so much for the comments. I was hoping for the bigger picture and maybe a puzzle piece that I thought was missing so do appreciate it so much.

I do think that possibly the low protein situation maybe applied to me. Checked my blood test results from last April and it was just a little over the normal range. I had talked to a nurse and she said that it may be that some weight loss was what it takes to get me back on track.

So this morning, had two scrambled eggs with a piece of brown rice bread. Also had about six ounces of OJ but I diluted it with water since I heard that would allow you the benefits of the juice without too much sugar. Had a half apple with almond butter mid-morning. I only rarely drink coffee, do try to drink green tea though on a regular basis. I seldom sweeten it but if I do, use a tiny amount of agave.

My husband and I walk outdoors almost every day for about 40 minutes. Both of us just left a very stressful workplace where we did have to spend a lot of time at the desk, so we are hoping that getting back to walking will help, too.

I avoid anything like white rice. I do eat brown rice or brown rice products. We are able to get lamb here and it is higher than beef of course but very good quality. One power meal is to have lamb chops and sauteed collard greens.

On the hormone, I insisted on the lowest dose and that it was bio identical. The nurse practioner told me yesterday that what I am using is localized and cannot be absorbed systemically unless taken in really high doses. So that was my goal - as Dr. Christinane Northrup says "just a dusting of hormone" enough to help with a problem without causing a bigger problem.

I also love the info on food combining and think this might be something to use as well.

Thanks so much to all! I feel better about this now and more hopeful.
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Just one thing.......I believe orange juice is an avoid for a B.  Otherwise, you sound very grounded in what you need to do for optimum health.  It's good to hear from you again.
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