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wanthanee
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:)Does anyone have any information on the best way to gain weight?

I am still am learning how to eat right. Right now I am under weight because last year, before I found out about Eat right for your Type, I only ate raw food after about 1 year.  I lost about 10 pounds.

I am 51 years old, 4'-10" and 72 LB. I was 82 LB before which still isn't much.
Now I am trying to gain weight but it is so difficult. Plus, I have symptoms of menopause.  I wake up in the middle the night which means I don't always sleep well. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years but about two years ago, I started eating fish. I don't know what my geontype is yet. I will find out soon though.

Also, I follow the book, of Eat right for your type.

If you have any ideas on gaining weight in a healthy way, I would love to hear them. Thank you so much, every one


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I'm not a veteran here and have only been following the genotype diet for a short time, but I'm sure you must be more the Genotype Teacher than Warrior or Explorer, given you are a type A. Warriors and Explorers are generally tall and I think Teachers are usually short to medium in height.

You're fortunate that as a type A you can generally enjoy more grains than type O and B. Increasing your compliant carb intake should help you put on weight. Although, wheat,corn, and potatoes are questionable for type A which may depend on your secretor status. Are you getting enough good oils and fats in diet? We do a lot of variations of rice in our family- brown rice, brown rice pasta, rice cakes, rice bran oil for salad dressings and frying fish with brown rice flour. Maybe a protein powder to add to smoothies or blender drinks might help you gain more muscle which will help you gain weight. I'm a type A Warrior with a little Teacher and Explorer in me and my SWAMI gives me other grains like amaranth, barley, buckwheat, quinoa as superfoods, and oats and rye as neutrals.

I'm sure there will be others chiming in to give you more helpful advice.


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In my way of living on this way of eating.. getting the Geno book might help you fastest..

In it it breaks down food form super Diamond foods I see as near medicine, it shows Beneficial food that would help to maintain or loose weight.  It also shows two groups of foods to have some time..

Since I see that way I would eat as many diamond and or Beneficials, but add as many NEUTRAL foods as you possibly can.

You are at a certain low weight, that could be from more then not eating, It seems you dropped weight and need to build up all your intestines just to absorb food again..

If lets say: Oats are in your diet, then I would cook some for as much as 40 minutes or more until it is real mushy, then put it through a sieve and take away all the rough stuff and just eat the (sorry) guy looking mush.. In that way the body does not have to expand great energy to digest the food, as it will be calming the nerves, and relax the insides.  coat them as well.. you can use spices to your liking, butter or olive oil if you wish is ok, so long as any item is NOT on avoid.  

Do the same with RICE.. strain it so that the guy stuff milk like food mush absorbs easy and puts no strain on your digestion.. If you flavor it , and spice it up , it will be different then we are accustomed, yet it will serve your intestines well..  add the same to any gravy.. add allowed cheeses also.. or curry .. or on egg even..

Never eat only one egg.. as one egg uses more calories to digest then it contains, always make two

Use lots of olive oil, it will again help digestion.

Add farmer cheese to eggs inside on omelet.. farmer cheese has many good qualities and easy to find.  add it with fruit as well.

Peanuts is a good food for most A's , so use it on any food as a flavor agent or as is..

All greens should be steamed and liberally enhanced with olive oil. BUT be aware greens contain much water so are not going to make you gain..

Better you eat some onions in near any form, steamed or browned, pureed after browning and added to any sauce over any food with some spices..    

The idea with the above is to treat your intestines to a rest from over work.. all the above will protect the insides rather then stress them ..

Add Yogurt and other Beneficials to blueberry jam or any other grains ..

Grape juice is easy to drink as is watermelon juice.. A glass of juice is much more then the fruit you would eat..

Carrot juice is another where you can add much nutrient to your diet, without your belly suffering gas or discomfort..

Apple juice the same.. but there I might rather have you cook some apple slices or make apple sauce to add to any dish.. cooking concentrates the food value.  NOT over cook but a good blanching..

Beets would provide good IRON if you need,  good for the blood, if you cook your own drink the water or make soup out of it or add it to cooking any food that needs water....

Cherries.. are also valuable foods, in jelly YUM..

cook rice until all soft, add raisins or vanilla flavors and have a cold or warm pudding..

You might be allowed molasses.. have it on any food .. try to get it from a health food place with fewer chemicals added..

EAT NO FOOD that comes packaged if it has more then 4-5 ingredients..

Coffee is a good energizer for you, and wine is a good after dinner relaxer..

Apricots cooked or dried, and replenished is great potassium.. as are bananas if they are on your list. they will help your heart.  

This is what I would cook for a person needing strength foods.. all easy to digest.. even coffee is good for that as it gives you the acid you need to digest..

I would leave many foods that you ate while you ate raw foods, as you might be reacting negatively for a few month, until your body recuperated..  

All the best.. and welcome.. (sorry I am O and so do not know all your foods but I think I came close.. )





    



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My first thought is to focus on healing your digestive tract so that your body is able to take maximum benefit from the nutrients you eat.  I also recommend that you get a copy of the book, LR4YT (if you stay on the BTD), which is the most up-to-date blood type book.  It is very user friendly and offers great lifestyle choices, as well as supplement suggestions.  Pay attention to the frequency and portion guidelines to make sure you are eating enough of all the food categories.

If you move quickly into the Genotype diet, the same advice applies - pay attention to the portion and frequency guidelines.  Don't skimp unless your food list tells you to limit certain foods.  

Look into supplements like Polyflora A and Deflect to help heal your gut.

http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=12



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Thank you very much to everyone who has answered so far.  I do eat plenty of rice (different types) but not always so soft so I will try to make sure it is more soft in the future.  I don't think I am getting enough good oils and fat in my diet but I want to look into that (more olive oil).  I also know that flaxseed oil is good for type A but I haven't focused on increasing my intake lately.  I also want to work on building my muscle mass as suggested.  These have been great suggestions and information.  I look forward to hearing more!


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Hi, I can't speak from a type A's perspective, but I'm aware that a raw food diet creates various imbalances in type O's. Given that you were raw for about a year, your body could still be working to correct any inherent imbalances (potentially) caused by the raw food regimen, and your body's energy is more focused on correcting this right now than adding body weight. Obviously, a big part of this equation has to do with what your current eating plan looks like. By the way, I'm in no way criticizing the 'raw' approach, as there are various reasons for which to do/try it, and I personally know a couple of people ... not type O's, though ... that use the most current science-based nutritional research to make this dietary approach work for them in a healthy manner (although we still have very 'spirited' discussions at times about the science that proves cooking various green vegetables actually increases the bioavailability of a greater percentage of their respective nutrients ). Anyhow, back to your question. Have you used the SWAMI Xpress web application (software)? I don't recall the phrasing of the exact parameter but, in the area dealing with meal frequency, it has a number of options from which to choose. Possibly one of these would better assist you in developing a meal plan in which weight gain is one of your defined goals. Even though I started with the blood type diet years ago and, then, refined it with the genotype diet, it wasn't until I used SWAMI Xpress that I obtained a very nuanced summary of the dietary elements which are specifically best for my own health.

P.S. If you're not already doing so, weight-bearing exercise is an excellent way in which to increase muscle mass/density, which leads to healthy weight gain in time. Depending on what yours is at present, you may want to increase your overall body fat percentage but adding muscle tissue at the same time is definitely a healthy benefit (and more metabolically active than fat in ways that positively enhance your health).



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In macrobiotics (through which some As really thrive), beans are often used for weight gain. Look into your beneficial beans and experiment with using them in new ways, more often, larger portions, that sort of thing.  


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   Hi Goldie, Wanthanee is a Thai name. It is another word for our greeting.  Wanthanee or Wai is a polite bowing motion done with your hands held together in front of you, saying hello to a friend or relative.


Hi San j, I actually pretty much eat macrobiotics but my body get confused, I guess. Because I tried macrobiotics for a while then I changed my diet again from vegetarian thai style to macrobiotics to raw food. Then I read and searched the internet.  I found information on the web that said I am not supposed to combine foods because it makes it more different to digest. This made me more picky with what I ate and caused me to eat less food.  I wasn't getting much nutrition because I was afraid that too much would cause problems with digestion. Then I saw another article that 6 am. to 2 pm. was protein time and I should eat only Protein with low-starch vegetable.  From 2-8 p.m. was carbohydrate time and I should eat only carbohydrates with vegetables and fruits by themselves. So, there I went again changing my diet. I took a trip a montth ago and found it hard to find the proper foods I should eat. So mostly I ate only vegetable soup with rice.  Some mornings I only ate vegetables and half of an egg, that's all. Other mornings I only vegetable soup with 4 oz.of fish (Macarel or salmon).

You guys are right, I need more portions but in the pass I was afraid of high cholestoral which is why I was only eating half of a boiled egg.

Here are some of the websites I spoke about that I had previously gotten information from.

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

http://www.tuberose.com/Food_Combining.html


Hi Adopted4, victoria, Goldie. I will look into it further and try eating what you guys advise. Thank you very very much. I appreciate it.


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I'm 5'8", I was down to 114 last year.  I've had many gut problems.  And I did not digest my food well for a long time.  But it has gotten better.  And now I'm up to 133.  

Here are my thoughts, if you are in fact having "gut issues", you may need some probiotics and or some digestive enzymes to help.  However, I don't know how everyone is getting that from your original post.  I might have missed something.  Therefore, if you're not having gut issues, it might just be a matter of calories.  For me I started tracking my calories every day and right around 2300 calories was the magic number to gain.  But for everyone it's different.  But like I said, I had to go through a period of gut healing before I could get to the point that I could actually eat that much.  For a long time my stomach just didn't want to eat a whole lot for various reasons.  If that's you, you might have to investigate what you need to do to heal your gut.

Good luck and God bless!!!  Keep us posted.

I forgot to add, I do have a swami also.  I think it it is a little better than the ER4YT, but it depends on you.  


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I wake up in the middle the night which means I don't always sleep well.
You will be relieved to know that this is normal and healthy.  Just Google "8 hour sleep myth" and you will see oodles of articles about segmented sleep.  People having naturally been waking up in the middle of the night as a regular routine for thousands of years!

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=8+hour+sleep+myth
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH.


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People having naturally been waking up in the middle of the night as a regular routine for thousands of years!

In line with TJ's comments, an increasing number of 'biphasic' sleep studies are confirming this. This particular sleep pattern is thought to have been even more normal during the winter months. Interestingly, one author postulated that people will revert to a biphasic sleep pattern especially when their only light source is natural lighting.



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These are the dishes I use to make and eat.



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These are the dishes I use to make and eat.

Wow, looks good! You're rockin' three of my favorites right front and center: red kale, pineapple and Italian flat-leaf parsley.

Most of the other items I could recognize, but what are the other items in the same section as the blueberries?



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The item beside the blueberries is tempe and the juice is pineapple juice. If you click on the pictures you will see the actual size and other pictues of dishes.


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Those pics are just great..

I would however say that you are not eating it all at once...

and BECAUSE of that, I would suggest that for just a short while you eat some healing food ways I suggested in my first answer.. and then add one other food item each day, to see if any single food might 'trigger' reactions, real or from old memories.

Eating many different things at once, (my way of thinking) adds to internal confusion.  


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Add more compatible nuts, seeds and oils to your diet.
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Not to disagree with that... IF she has difficulty eating in the first place, and is way down in weight, nuts might be better for a little later.  

Proteins are less important when building up strength in the upper stomach area.  To relax the muscles/memory  is more important at first.. or:

(overweight people eat way to much, skinny people eat forever less)

If a person for mental mis-confusion has issues eating,  then making the foods IN the upper stomach the same 'size' as was ingested is helpful..or gas will happen, causing pain..

When eating regular rice and some grains and corn maize, it looks like a little on the plate, but it 'expands' to double in size in the upper stomach and puts pressure upwards, causing real fear of eating - which cycles to become ever more damaging of body and mind.  

Cooking some foods and straining them of all hulls is a great way to eliminate that problem and with it eliminate the fear of eating and keeping food down.. the food value is still in that food/mush.  NOT forever but a while...

For those who have lower stomach issues, they get diarrhea form all the gas created by relatively undigested foods coming down the pipes.  That in turns causes gas pain lower down and new fears.  Those fears of physical or mental embarrassment can totally mess up the freedom of doing other things in life.  

Like people taking diuretic pills, they have to stay home for at least 4 hours, or have sleep interrupted all night..

Stomach issues are real, but the mind plays a big role = from the experience it had with foods before.. Peace of mind is taking care of the whole of the solar plexus.  


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Goldie, that may all be true, but in my experience, nuts are a great way to get calories, get fat, get protein, all in a very easily digested package.  For me it was.  Of course I did soak them and dehydrate them.  I don't any more though.  And I'm not sure it was completely necessary or not.  Nuts digested way easier than any animal protein, when I wasn't digesting well.  

It's not the same for everyone though, but I think it's good advice.  The main thing is, the OP has to find what works for them.  And your input is great, but let's not discount others input.  Okay?  


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Since A's who want to loose weight are told to decrease their intake of grains (even the compliant ones), I would suggest to increase your grains.




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JJR.. I did say : Not to disagree with that...  


.... and I suggest that no one stays on gruel (sorry) very long, to bland... but a few days might help a whole lot.. also I have no idea what grains A's can have.  

I personally had issues with almonds.. but that was me.. and I am O...  peeling them might help.. I am not willing to try, need to get other things under control...


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Hi wanthanee, it seems that you having already eaten 'raw' for a year will be of great benefit to you as you incorporate the tenets of the blood type diet into routine practice. To quote directly from Doctor D'Adamo:

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Type As flourish on a vegetarian diet - if you are accustomed to eating meat, you will lose weight and have more energy once you eliminate the toxic foods from your diet. Many people find it difficult to move away from the typical meat and potato fare to soy proteins, grains and vegetables. But it is particularly important for sensitive Type As to eat their foods in as natural a state as possible: pure, fresh and organic. I can't emphasize enough how this critical dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life threatening diseases.

In light of the above, not only will you not have the same challenges that many people do, i.e., those that transition from a typical SAD manner of eating, it appears that you've had a somewhat intuitive knowledge of what your body needs from a nutritional perspective. With the very precise list of foods provided for your type, now it's just a matter of eliminating those that, although they may seem healthful in general, aren't the ones that are best for you ... and, instead, eating more of those that do highly benefit you, personally.

I did some checking on the foods best for your blood type and, on page 105 of Eat Right For (4) Your Type, I saw that "peanuts," "peanut butter" and "pumpkin seeds" are all highly beneficial for type As. Peanut butter is one of the foods most often recommended to athletes needing to gain healthy weight.

I also saw on page 99 of same that Doctor D'Adamo says: "To receive the greatest benefits, Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet." I wonder, though, if this statement has been tempered somewhat with the overlay of the genotype dietary considerations and SWAMI; i.e., do some type As do better incorporating a modicum of high-quality fish protein?

(On a side note, it was very interesting to see on page 101 that it's recommended for type A women with a family history of breast cancer to introduce edible snails into the diet, as it "contains a powerful lectin that specifically agglutinates and is drawn to mutated Type A cells for two of the most common forms of breast cancer . . . ")

Anyhow, I would think that by consistently eating a wide variety of the type A foods that are beneficial for you, in time your body will correct any possible imbalances and, as far as the healthiest weight for you is concerned, reach a state of homeostasis. I would only caution against looking for a 'quick fix' per se, as you are seeking balance at all levels.

Best of health to you! (:

P.S. You may have already read this but, if not, here's a good synopsis of Type A that includes stress modification suggestions, as well:



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Since A's who want to loose weight are told to decrease their intake of grains (even the compliant ones), I would suggest to increase your grains.

Given what I recently read in the 'Blood Type A Plan' of ER4YT book, the only thing I would add to this is to be careful not to overdo it with wheat.

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Wheat is a mixed factor in the Type A Diet. While Type As may eat wheat, they have to be careful not to eat too much of it or their muscle tissue will become overly acidic.



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I am still am learning how to eat right. Right now I am under weight because last year, before I found out about Eat right for your Type, I only ate raw food after about 1 year.  I lost about 10 pounds.

I am 51 years old, 4'-10" and 72 LB. I was 82 LB before which still isn't much.
Now I am trying to gain weight but it is so difficult. Plus, I have symptoms of menopause.  I wake up in the middle the night which means I don't always sleep well. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years but about two years ago, I started eating fish. I don't know what my genotype is yet. I will find out soon though.


I wonder, when you where eating 'vegetarian'  did you eat mostly foods listed in Super/Beneficials in your ER4YT book, or did you eat many avoids as well?  

Where you eating grains? AVOID grains? or did you mostly eat rice?..

In this, I would like to know how many foods you ate that where in the 'neutral' or avoid lists?

Just because we can eat many foods, not knowing that they are for another Blood type.
For me, dairy or wheat is bad- even though I grew up with it.  I ate it for 50 years -until I read Dr D's book: Eat Right 4 Your (blood) type.  It changed all my thinking.

You might have been a vegetarian who followed what vegetarian diet-writers (not BTD here)  are suggesting, but it had included many avoids?  You certainly did that without fault.. you did not have any way to know better, until you found BTD.  FOR ME BTD saved my health and life.

Even 81 pounds is low as you already know.  There might be a tipping point when the body does not have the strength to digest ANY food and just eliminates it undigested as fast as possible.

That same tipping point also might -at the same time- be closing off the incoming food mechanics, causing many painful physical and emotional challenges.

YET, there is a moment when eating is difficult, but with adhering to BTD, that moment can be behind you.  You might already feel better, or at least KNOW that you CAN be in charge of your food needs and answer your body's need to feed it-self while you absorb Super and Beneficial foods.  At least that is what I wish for you.



  


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Thank you very much everyone.  I am so grateful for your advice.  I guess I am lucky to survive until today and remain healthy because I grew up eating so many different foods that aren't right for my blood type (Type A) such as tomato, papaya, mango, eggplant, chili and bananas...etc.  

When I was born I was breastfed for one year.  After that, my mom fed me mostly sticky rice and banana (this is a common food for babies of poorer families in Thailand) until I got my teeth.  One of our main foods is papaya salad (Sum Tum) which also has tomatos and chili.  

As an adult, I have been a vegetarian since 1997 but I still ate many foods that weren't right for my blood type. I have been following Dr. D's diet for a little over a year now and am happy to finally be on the right track!


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wanthanee.. have you gained any weight since on the BTD foods?
have you gained in the last few days?  


Can you tell that you are able to eat more regularly when you eat foods on your Super Beneficial list?

There is a great difference in eating and absorbing those foods.  They naturally fit, and work to feed the body and the mind.  What brought on the big weight loss.  Do you even know?

Can you get many of the super/diamond foods where you live? what foods have you have you had for yesterday, or your time today?  

How much are you drinking?  Are you able to make juice from vegetables? do you have a juicer?
What vegetables can you buy where you are ON the SUPER list?  They are like medicine.  

What foods can you get on your Beneficial list? to buy every day?  Have you found one food to be better?  making you feel happy?  Even if it is a food that is not on your list.. Knowing what makes you happy is a good thing.

For instance, I like ice cream, technically it is not on my list, but I like it for two reasons: it has cream in it and that feels good - I can have the fat, I am O - and it has sugar and chocolate.. I like the chocolate better than the sugar.  The chocolate is a food I grew up with, good memories.
Sometimes I eat the ice cream, but most days I am eating just dark 85% chocolate. It still has some fat, to satisfy me and it also has flavor - which is important to me emotionally.

So if you list some actual food experiences, you and (we here) might be able to see what you need to satisfy your body and mind to give it strength.

I am so glad that you found BTD.  where in the book store or did someone show it to you?




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I wouldn't worry about all the "wrong" foods you ate in the past.  They still have nutrients in them that your body used I'm sure.  It is my belief that if our bodies are working well, it won't matter.  But, that's why most of us are hear because we've had some sort of ailment or ailments that have brought us to looking into what goes into our bodies.  


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Given what I recently read in the 'Blood Type A Plan' of ER4YT book, the only thing I would add to this is to be careful not to overdo it with wheat.



Wheat is an avoid for A's, but we can have Amaranth, spelt, rye. Of course if you eat grains, you should always eat compliant ones.




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Wheat is an avoid for A's . . .

I wasn't aware that wheat is an avoid for Type As, as the ER4YT book states that Type As may eat wheat, just not too much of it.



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wanthanee.. have you gained any weight since on the BTD foods?
have you gained in the last few days?  


Can you tell that you are able to eat more regularly when you eat foods on your Super Beneficial list?

There is a great difference in eating and absorbing those foods.  They naturally fit, and work to feed the body and the mind.  What brought on the big weight loss.  Do you even know?

Can you get many of the super/diamond foods where you live? what foods have you have you had for yesterday, or your time today?  

How much are you drinking?  Are you able to make juice from vegetables? do you have a juicer?
What vegetables can you buy where you are ON the SUPER list?  They are like medicine.  

What foods can you get on your Beneficial list? to buy every day?  Have you found one food to be better?  making you feel happy?  Even if it is a food that is not on your list.. Knowing what makes you happy is a good thing.

For instance, I like ice cream, technically it is not on my list, but I like it for two reasons: it has cream in it and that feels good - I can have the fat, I am O - and it has sugar and chocolate.. I like the chocolate better than the sugar.  The chocolate is a food I grew up with, good memories.
Sometimes I eat the ice cream, but most days I am eating just dark 85% chocolate. It still has some fat, to satisfy me and it also has flavor - which is important to me emotionally.

So if you list some actual food experiences, you and (we here) might be able to see what you need to satisfy your body and mind to give it strength.

I am so glad that you found BTD.  where in the book store or did someone show it to you?


Hi, Goldie.  :)
No, I did not gain any weight since I have been on the BTD diet.  My weight fluctuates between around 71 and 73 pounds right now.  The way it happens is I weigh myself before I go to bed.  That’s when I’m usually around 73 LB. When I wake up I weight again before eat anything, it is 71LB. So always back and forth .
Yes, I am able to buy the necessary foods in Hawaii because they have quite a few local healthy food stores here. Still though, I have to watch how I spend money because most of the healthy food here is more expensive than the normal food.  Also, I think it might be hard to gain weight because of my job. For example I have to work 2 pm until 10 pm.   While I work, I have to stand all the time until 3.30pm. That’s the only time I can take a break and eat but it’s only for 30 minutes. After that it’s back to work and standing until time to go home. When I get home, it’s already 10.30 pm so I don’t want to eat anything else except a small portion of watermelon or 1 apricot then go to bed.
Well, I don’t know what my super/diamond foods are yet. Please let me know if you know. I know which food is beneficial for me though.
Mostly I like to cook my own food. I make my own sprouts such as sesame seeds, Bean and Brown rice. Sprouted brown rice is soft and easy to chew with a slight nutty flavor.  The nutrients found in sprouted brown rice are significantly higher than the amount found in regular brown rice. Also, I eat Buckwheat. I eat most foods in small portions.
You asked how I lost weight.  It was during the brief time when I was eating raw vegetarian foods only.  I lost a pretty good amount considering I was only around 82 pounds to begin with.  

I did find the book in the store.

I thought I would share this last tidbit with you (or whoever else may be interested).  I have become interested in proper breathing techniques.  Here is part of an article that I recently found:

Proper Breathing
When you are born, you naturally breathe through your nose and only your nose. You must learn to breathe through your mouth, generally as the result of some stressful situation that obstructs breathing through your nose. Most adults breathe very shallowly using just their chest muscles. This only fills the middle and upper parts of their lungs. Nose breathing, using your abdominal muscles, is more efficient because it fills more of your lungs and provides more air and, subsequently, more oxygen with each breath.
To relearn proper nose breathing, try the following:
1. Inhale normally through your nose.
2. As you breathe out through your nose, slightly tighten your throat as if you are lightly snoring.
3. Notice that you must contract your abdominal muscles to make the “snoring” sound during your exhale. The tighter you contract your stomach muscles with each exhale, the more resonant the snoring sound. As long as you can make that sound, proper breathing will occur.
4. Once you can make this sound with a shallow breath, increase the depth of each breath while making a quality, resonant snoring sound with each exhale. You can also do this on each inhale.
5.Practice every chance you get while lying down, sitting, or walking. When it becomes very easy, use this type of breathing, especially during each exhale, during your regular exercise time




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Hi wanthanee, it seems that you having already eaten 'raw' for a year will be of great benefit to you as you incorporate the tenets of the blood type diet into routine practice. To quote directly from Doctor D'Adamo:


In light of the above, not only will you not have the same challenges that many people do, i.e., those that transition from a typical SAD manner of eating, it appears that you've had a somewhat intuitive knowledge of what your body needs from a nutritional perspective. With the very precise list of foods provided for your type, now it's just a matter of eliminating those that, although they may seem healthful in general, aren't the ones that are best for you ... and, instead, eating more of those that do highly benefit you, personally.

I did some checking on the foods best for your blood type and, on page 105 of Eat Right For (4) Your Type, I saw that "peanuts," "peanut butter" and "pumpkin seeds" are all highly beneficial for type As. Peanut butter is one of the foods most often recommended to athletes needing to gain healthy weight.

I also saw on page 99 of same that Doctor D'Adamo says: "To receive the greatest benefits, Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet." I wonder, though, if this statement has been tempered somewhat with the overlay of the genotype dietary considerations and SWAMI; i.e., do some type As do better incorporating a modicum of high-quality fish protein?

(On a side note, it was very interesting to see on page 101 that it's recommended for type A women with a family history of breast cancer to introduce edible snails into the diet, as it "contains a powerful lectin that specifically agglutinates and is drawn to mutated Type A cells for two of the most common forms of breast cancer . . . ")

Anyhow, I would think that by consistently eating a wide variety of the type A foods that are beneficial for you, in time your body will correct any possible imbalances and, as far as the healthiest weight for you is concerned, reach a state of homeostasis. I would only caution against looking for a 'quick fix' per se, as you are seeking balance at all levels.

Best of health to you! (:

P.S. You may have already read this but, if not, here's a good synopsis of Type A that includes stress modification suggestions, as well:


:) Thank you very much Connor.


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Good morning..  I see A's as having a harder time to eat enough in the first place, and for sure more difficult trying to eat faster.  

Could you substitute foods like juices, which are food value dense, and just have a drink in between?

If you are standing a full shift, are you feeling comfortable? or are you suffering weakness?

IF you feel good, then the weight might not matter as much.. Normally a person with 72 pounds might be ill, but if you feel good then I would not worry as much.  The BTD diet is meant to be trim and fit, it does not add weight, unless I cheat and eat things I should not, like ice cream on a daily basis..

If you feel just tired and more or less normal after a days work, then a fruit snack is ok late in the evening.  Yet, you ought to have time to eat during the day.. so what do you eat after getting up?  Will it be more warming foods?  Fruit for me is cooling / Protein is a warming food to get me going. Carbs are calming foods and make me sleepy.

Do you exercise? what kind? how often?  what other work/exercise/exertion do you do during the day?

Do you eat enough or still just a little NOW?  Do you think you are still afraid to eat?  

The foods you eat from your book list are either Beneficial or Super Beneficial, all books are the more or less the same.  

Those foods will be optimal to maintain weight, you might need to add some foods from the Neutral list.. to figure out what foods might add calories.  How do you look? how is your hair? do you hurt when working?  Do you have food issues? which foods cause you issues? Why, how?

Sorry to have questions, but I am just trying to get to know a little more about you. From your first post I was more worried about the weight, but I see you do eat - maybe just not enough?  


  
  


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I wasn't aware that wheat is an avoid for Type As, as the ER4YT book states that Type As may eat wheat, just not too much of it.


It's not an avoid:
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?447

but wheat is one of them foods that might be best if avoided if you have gut problems.  Plus, some say it's so GM now, it's not good for you.  I'm kind of on the fence about it.  I don't eat it, but I'm not sure it's as bad as many of the health people make it out to be.  Maybe it is.  Either way, if you have gut problems, it might be best to stay away.  However, it might also help someone to gain weight.  It can't ALL be horrible though.  I get wheat as a black dot on my swami.  Which means you can eat once in a while.  In our society, it's really hard to stay away from it.  But I've been pretty good at it.  But you have to be a fanatic to do so.  


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Good morning..  I see A's as having a harder time to eat enough in the first place, and for sure more difficult trying to eat faster.  

Could you substitute foods like juices, which are food value dense, and just have a drink in between?

If you are standing a full shift, are you feeling comfortable? or are you suffering weakness?

IF you feel good, then the weight might not matter as much.. Normally a person with 72 pounds might be ill, but if you feel good then I would not worry as much.  The BTD diet is meant to be trim and fit, it does not add weight, unless I cheat and eat things I should not, like ice cream on a daily basis..

If you feel just tired and more or less normal after a days work, then a fruit snack is ok late in the evening.  Yet, you ought to have time to eat during the day.. so what do you eat after getting up?  Will it be more warming foods?  Fruit for me is cooling / Protein is a warming food to get me going. Carbs are calming foods and make me sleepy.

Do you exercise? what kind? how often?  what other work/exercise/exertion do you do during the day?

Do you eat enough or still just a little NOW?  Do you think you are still afraid to eat?  

The foods you eat from your book list are either Beneficial or Super Beneficial, all books are the more or less the same.  

Those foods will be optimal to maintain weight, you might need to add some foods from the Neutral list.. to figure out what foods might add calories.  How do you look? how is your hair? do you hurt when working?  Do you have food issues? which foods cause you issues? Why, how?

Sorry to have questions, but I am just trying to get to know a little more about you. From your first post I was more worried about the weight, but I see you do eat - maybe just not enough?  


  
Hello, thank you so much for your concerns about my wieght. Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day. Then I think I burn most of teh calories off at work.
I haven't been exercising frequently though. I like yoga but most times I am too tired after work to practice it and only want to relax.  But tonight I would like to have a good dinner and some red wine hehe. Also, it seems that I am a Hyper-Assimilator person.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HP028 because my friends (and my husband) always tell me that I do things fast, quick and I never stay still. I might go head and order from the Hyper-Assimilator Pack from Dr.D.  What do you think?  Do you think it will work for me or not?  I don't know.  
Has anyone else try this product before ?

My hair and skin are fine. Besides being skinny, I look normal. I do have some food issues. For example, if I eat bean and gain too much my stomach won't digest well and I will have gas a lot. I can tell because my lips will have a purple-ish or dark color not long after I eat. Also, if I eat only veggie salad or vegetable soup or veggie smoothies. After I eat this, the color of my lips will be pink or red (normal) and I feel light and comfortable. I will tell you more later.  I have to stop now because it's time for dinner and wine hehe. Cheers!

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Glad to hear you look normal.. hair and skin ok..

550-800 calories per day. is not enough.. 500 calories is good only when you stay in a hospital bed all day.  800 calories is minimum to have a life, BUT not Health for long..

Eating grains ... NO do not eat grains or anything that are avoids, unless it is a small treat seldom.. .. because Yes you can add a pound or three, but it is only water weight.  Eat your Super food, they are diamonds in Swami, and then after a long few month, you will see what else you need.  For instance, I just learned that I have a need for magnesium to settle my Hyper muscles that gave me headaches.  Or years ago, I learned that I need Vit B6 more than others.  Or drink less coffee so as not to be a work-a-holic any more.  Trehalose is on interesting item, sold as a sugar.. Google it.. Dr D sells a complex that seems to work in different ways.. Making most of us happier- in your case it might mean you would relax and eat more.  Choose calorie dense food, in place of watery foods.  My A friends make to many watery salads - not much food value.  I use watery veggies in juice to double up on the food value.  (Thanks for your recipe.)

While I am still over weight I say : better to eat for health then weight..

While you are looking to gain weight I say: better to eat for health then weight..

Eventually the mind will follow and do the right thing.

Please can you take time to give a little detail in your avatar? like age and place.. it would help to answer some more details.  


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When I was eating 1400 calories a day, I lost weight hand over fist.  If I ate 550-800 calories a day, I'd probably whittle down to nothing right quick.

Pineapple is really good for digestion.  Papaya, kiwi, and other juicy fruits.  Even apples seem to help with that.  For me, fruits, especially pineapple, keep it all going.  Yeah, beans can stop you up.  They are very starchy.

I would SERIOUSLY consider upping your calories.  Quickly.  I mean, I don't want to sound like a know it all, or someone who is controlling, but I would impress upon you very emphatically that I really don't think that is enough calories.  At all.


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Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day. Then I think I burn most of teh calories off at work.


So that I don't have to go back and read the entire thread  ;)  will you remind us why you eat so few calories?



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When I was eating 1400 calories a day, I lost weight hand over fist.  If I ate 550-800 calories a day, I'd probably whittle down to nothing right quick.

Pineapple is really good for digestion.  Papaya, kiwi, and other juicy fruits.  Even apples seem to help with that.  For me, fruits, especially pineapple, keep it all going.  Yeah, beans can stop you up.  They are very starchy.

I would SERIOUSLY consider upping your calories.  Quickly.  I mean, I don't want to sound like a know it all, or someone who is controlling, but I would impress upon you very emphatically that I really don't think that is enough calories.  At all.


Thank you very much JJR. I try to eat a lot but I get full very easily. Maybe because my stomach hasn't healed yet from eating raw vegetarian food( No raw fish, no raw meat, no daily and no egg) or maybe because I getting older. Plus I am a small person 4.10



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I didn't realize that you are such a little gal, so your weight is not quite so "under".    

My biggest interest for you is to see you making sure you are getting a balanced enough diet - checking Dr. D's suggestions on your food list to make sure you are getting enough protein and fats for example.  

Maybe if you could get your calorie intake up close to 1,000?  



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Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day.

It sounds like you need to eat more beneficial and neutral foods.  I wonder how you have energy to do anything with this little input.  Your body may be so starved at a cellular level that when you start eating more, you have significant detox symptoms as cells start working again.  D-Ribose provides the precursor to cellular energy, so supplementing with little doses of it may help your body to start functioning better (including digestion).
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I haven't been exercising frequently though. I like yoga but most times I am too tired after work to practice it and only want to relax.

No doubt!
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My hair and skin are fine. Besides being skinny, I look normal. I do have some food issues. For example, if I eat bean and gain too much my stomach won't digest well and I will have gas a lot. I can tell because my lips will have a purple-ish or dark color not long after I eat. Also, if I eat only veggie salad or vegetable soup or veggie smoothies. After I eat this, the color of my lips will be pink or red (normal) and I feel light and comfortable.

You may have some "bad" symptoms as you start to eat more because your body will be catching up on some waste elimination / gut healing from previous avoid intake, etc. and not having enough food to work with.  It is OK to eat more and get through these symptoms so you get healthier.


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wanthanee, have you tried supplementing with zinc. It was a major turning point for me when I added zinc. If you have digestive problems and can't absorb zinc (and other nutrients) from your food you can end up in an anorexic state even if you aren't intentionally trying to starve yourself. When I added zinc last fall, I gained 11 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years. The supplement I took was in the form of zinc gluconate dihydrate, zinc picolinate. I took it at bedtime.

Hope you can soon pack on some pounds!
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Thank you very much JJR. I try to eat a lot but I get full very easily. Maybe because my stomach hasn't healed yet from eating raw vegetarian food( No raw fish, no raw meat, no daily and no egg) or maybe because I getting older. Plus I am a small person 4.10



I really and truly have been there.  Not quite as low in calories as you, but I had to take things to help my stomach for a long time.  Digestive enzymes by Enzymedica.  It fluctuated as to how much, but I know at one time I was taking 3 lypo gold and 3 Digest Gold.  It's a lot.  For a long period of time I ate LOTS and LOTS of ginger.  That helped my food digest.  It was like awesome.  I'd eat it at every meal.   Or if some food wasn't going down well, I'd hack off a piece of ginger and eat it.  And within a little bit I'd be burping and the food would then move.  I also ate Garlic on an empty stomach to help kill bad gut bugs.  I had a pretty good case of H.Pylori.  Which I think was just a coinfection from lymes disease.  But it messed my stomach up big time.  Then there were all the cultured foods I ate that really helped my stomach.  Cultured carrots and manuke honey being the main ones.  And I also took a probiotic.  I know for a fact each one of these things helped me digest my food when my stomach wouldn't on it's own.  Right now, I don't do any of those things and I can eat 2400 calories a day if I want to.  I have actually let up to around 2000-2200 because I'm not feeling like I need to gain a whole lot more right now.  Plus it's summer.  

I know what you're going through and it's no fun.  I'm sure your gut needs healing.  You may want to think about seeing an ND or some kind of good homeopathic doctor to help guide you.  That's what helped me.  And I know quite a few others on this board have done and are doing the same.  Sometimes the diet alone is not enough to overcome some of these things.  Like in my case I have lymes disease.  And eating right for my type did not cure it.  Yes, it is an important part of the path to healing, but it is not the ONLY thing I did to improve.  There was a lot lot more.  And for me, it's in God's hands.  "Blessed are those who strength is in you (LORD)".  That's just my belief though.  Yours may vary and I'm not trying to get into a theological debate.  I just thought I'd throw out my experience for you to see.  

And I have to say again, despite what goldie says, during the times when I didn't digest well, Grains and nuts were about the only high calorie foods I ate and I believe they did me well.  Back then, and even now, I am in the habit of having a big bowl of oatmeal or rice in the evening.  After dinner sometime.  It works very very well for me.  I eat them together.  Nuts and grains.  Power packed full of nutrients, calories and energy.  

Also, be careful about cultured foods.  It will heal your gut, but they also make you detox.  Which for me I had to walk a fine line with how much I ate.  Like, take it slow if you do that kind of a thing.  IMHO.  


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[quote=5806]Glad to hear you look normal.. hair and skin ok..


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It sounds like you need to eat more beneficial and neutral foods.  I wonder how you have energy to do anything with this little input.  Your body may be so starved at a cellular level that when you start eating more, you have significant detox symptoms as cells start working again.  D-Ribose provides the precursor to cellular energy, so supplementing with little doses of it may help your body to start functioning better (including digestion).

No doubt!

You may have some "bad" symptoms as you start to eat more because your body will be catching up on some waste elimination / gut healing from previous avoid intake, etc. and not having enough food to work with.  It is OK to eat more and get through these symptoms so you get healthier.
Thank you ABJoe



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wanthanee, have you tried supplementing with zinc..

Hope you can soon pack on some pounds!


Thank you Karen. I haven't try yet. I will try thoung.


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I didn't realize that you are such a little gal, so your weight is not quite so "under".    

My biggest interest for you is to see you making sure you are getting a balanced enough diet - checking Dr. D's suggestions on your food list to make sure you are getting enough protein and fats for example.  

Maybe if you could get your calorie intake up close to 1,000?  


Thank you Victoria. This morning I weight 72 LB.


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[quote=2879]

.  I had a pretty good case of H.Pylori.  

  JJR Thank you for your advice I will try eat more ginger and garlic and yogurt.

I totally forgot about H.Pylori. I went back to my recond on June 2007 I had H.Pylori antigen was positive my Dr. gave me pill for treatment (14 days)

Sorry for short reply. It is time for my breakfast now.




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Oh yeah, I totally forgot.  I used Dr.D's Gastro D, I think it's called, for H.Pylori also.  I know that helped.  And another one that was real good for the stomach was a homeopath called C & H from my Doctor.  It covered H.Pylori and Crypto Spirridium.  I'll be honest, I think the homeopaths were the most far reaching, but all of these things seemed to help.  I'm sure it was a combination.  I just pray it stays away.  It made my stomach awful.  Although if it comes back I have a list of tools to use.  Amen to that.  


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