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BloodBtype
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 5:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi everyone...My name is Kevin aka BloodBtype.

Just wanted to say that I've been reading about "Eat right for your type" with some great intrest and have decided to give the recommended eating plan a go. Despite the fact that I exercise regularily and don't overeat very often, I would like to lose 20-25lbs and have my chloresteral and blood sugar readings at healthy levels.

Today I went grocery shopping and bought lamb,venison, rabbit and some fish. I also avoided buying some of my alltime favorites like chicken, avacados, tomatoes and also disposed of my, beans, buckwheat and some other grains. The long and short of it is, "I'm committed and ready to make some dietary changes to see what this type of eating plan can do for me.

One thing I already found out..... paying for venison, rabbit,fish and lamb (instead of chicken and pork) is going to increase my meat bill 3fold, but still I remain committed.Lol, not whining but man a little 3 ounce piece of venison cost me $10

Recently....

I just got my latest blood/sugar and chloresteral checks and I've lowered my readings by exercise, eating a lot of grains, drinking a lot of water, avoiding red meats and indulging in zero junkfood. My reading still indicate that I'm only slightly pre-diabetic and my blood sugar has made it into the safety zone, but just marginally.

Lastly...

To be truthful, I'm a little concerned that adding on a collection of red meats, eliminating grains and eating my reccommended HIGH glycemic fruits that my beneficial foods plan (for a B) might raise my chloresteral and blood sugar levels that I've been working so hard to bring down.

In closing....
I'm really looking forward to be a part of this forum and would appreciate any comments on my pre-diabetic and blood sugar concerns.

Many Thanks!
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Lola
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try this to get you started in the right direction while you decide which route to take

http://www.4yourtype.com/WLP_BTD.asp


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BloodBtype
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Thanks for the link Lola, much appreciated.

It's got me thinking that while the diet change will be beneficial, that the supplements listed at the above link you gave me might just be mandatory to acheive more satisfactory results.

Am I right in saying this or is the diet change without the added supplements enough?

Thanks!


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Lloyd
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Hi Kevin,

Supplements can help speed the process. It's up to you. For some people it would be wasted money. For others it makes a huge difference.

Since you are borderline, seeing how you do just on diet is perfectly reasonable and normal.
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Welcome!  It sounds as if you are getting on the right track as a B.  Dr. D'Adamos book on diabetes should help a great deal.  The Typebase 4 food list also shows which foods help fight diabetes.


Be who you are.  Those who mind don't matter, those who matter won't mind.

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Kevin, don't be afraid of those red meats that are on your list, and jump in with both feet!

I agree with Lloyd's advise concerning supplements.

Embrace the new you and lifestyle.  It's definately not just a diet!  I have followed the blood type diet for 11 years and the GenoType diet for another 4 years, and now just a newbie to the SWAMI.  Of course, not until SWAMI was I 100% compliant (I'm currently going through my initial 60 day wash-out period); I noticed throughout the years that the closer I stick to the dietary guidelines, the better my health, etc.

You can do it, too!  



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Welcome fellow B!

I’d suggest spending your money on a Swami 1st before supplements.  I use the supplements for particular issues I have.

Try adding some beef in, maybe once a week and see how you feel.  I feel better with good red meat.  My son is a turkey fan.  We’re both B’s but different.


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I don't do well on beef.  My red meat is lamb and I eat about 3 oz./day five days a week, 1/3 lb. dark meat turkey once a week and great northern/navy bean stew once a week;  plus 1/3 pound of wild fish, such as Alaskan Salmon or Cod 5 times a week and sardines once a week.

You don't have to give up ALL grains, Kevin - if you do well on them.  Just try and stick with the beneficial grains and eat them in moderation.  They are a side dish, not a main course.  

And welcome!  I notice you said Secretor - did you get the saliva test for that?  If you stay on the BTD, get hold of LR4YT and work from that book, now that you have the basics from ER4YT.  But the SWAMI rocks as far as the most individualized program.  You have lots of options and it will be good!  



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Am I right in saying this or is the diet change without the added supplements enough?


by all means!

supplements at dpn are nuticeuticals and specific formulas designed by Dr D himself.....they are a great help if you are not getting the frequency values set for your type when following the guidelines.....not a must though

enjoy your plan


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BloodBtype
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Thanks to everyone who chimed in on my thread. the support here is amazing and much appreciated.I still need to get educated and do some more reading on topics like Swami and  Geno type diet etc, however, I need to move into things a little more slowly with the basics as to not get overwhelmed with the lifestyle changes.

My wife who is also B thinks I'm nuts getting into this and I'm sure the only way she can be converted is to see the changes in me which include primarily losing some stomach fat. I'm in not that bad of shape other than my stomach and minor chloresteral issues, but I do want to improve in those areas as well.I think it's really great that we are compatible B's because it will make it easier for her to perhaps jump on board later on.

As for supplements, I'm already using some "greens powder" which have all the vitamins and minerals and I'm incorporating Kefir as a pro-biotic.Have to dump my soy based Visalus and perhaps buy Adamo's b forumla whey based protien.

Victoria....
I found out I was a secretor (apple shaped) by going to this link:
http://www.4yourtype.com/WLP_BTD.asp

that was provided to me from Lola

After going to that link I discovered that if you are more apple shaped (big tummy) then you are secretor. If you are more pear-shaped (big legs and butt) then you are non-secretor.
Correct me if that's not true.

Lastly, regarding beef....

I've heard that beef is Ok as long as it's organic GRASS fed beef. Most production beef is GRAIN fed and full of antbiotic and steriods etc.Grain is something us B's need to cut down on apparently.

My only beef (pun intended) with all of this is the co$t.I'd really like to go organic as much as possible regarding fruit/veggies etc as well as grass fed organic meats but for sure it will double and perhaps triple the grocery bill.

Other than the cost, I'm in 100% and fully dedicated.I look forward to seeing improvements and sharing that here.

Thanks!
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Victoria....
I found out I was a secretor (apple shaped) by going to this link:
http://www.4yourtype.com/WLP_BTD.asp


In my experience one cannot reliably determine secretor status on body shape alone.

If you want to reliably determine secretor status you need genetic, saliva testing, or a blood test.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002




I believe the test you linked above recommends to everyone that says they do not know what their secretor status, a secretor diet.  It does not matter whether they are apple or pair shaped.

It just goes by probability, 80 to 85% of the worlds population are secretors. Therefore, with no knowledge of secretor you assume everyone is a secretor. You are correct most of the time, but 15 to 20% of the time you are wrong.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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BloodBtype
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Thanks for the update on seretor status. I've changed my avatar until such atime that I find out for sure.
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I'm an apple-shaped nonnie!

It sounds like you're off to a good start. There's no reason to dump ALL your grains and  beans- just dump the ones that aren't compliant. You can still have oatmeal, brown rice, kidney beans, and great northern beans. I'm sure there are more than that, but I've only memorized the things my type B son will actually eat.

Including beans in your diet will help you feel satisfied with smaller portions of meats, so you won't need to eat as much of the expensive meats you're now buying. You can have some meat meals and some meals with just veggie protein (like the brown rice/kidney bean/goat cheese mixture in my son's thermos today) and/or you can mix meat and beans together into the same meal (such as making chili with compliant ingredients, hearty stews, toss cold beans and cubes of cooked meat into a salad, etc.)

If you're worried about cholesterol levels, keeping oats in your diet is probably a good idea.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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