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jo
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 1:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well I guess my first step is to just eat right for my blood type.  I just confused with this extra stuff non sector, swami, geo type. Anything else?  I don't know my ancestory so will this stuff me all up?  Is geo type a different diet to swami?  
I not the smartest cookie and I barely understand the science behind it.  The more I read the more I get confused.  
So the first book eat right for your type is the "basic blood type diet"
There is things in this book I don't get. Such as when it says you can eat so many nuts so many times a week and under it nut butter so many times a week.  Can you have both or is one or the other?
Which ancestory is the best to follow? Most common?  I have had people say I will work out what best for me, but I struggle to work that out,  I don't know what the difference is from eating one egg to three, and how it makes me feel.  
I have learnt one thing for starting I can't tolerate wheat!
So many questions.  I feel dumb!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 2:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well I guess my first step is to just eat right for my blood type.  


Absolutely!

Don't let yourself become overwhelmed. You can do the other stuff later if you want to or if you need to. The basic BTD works great for lots of people.

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Welcome!  Feel free to ask any questions you want.  There are a lot of us on this site that have been eating this way for more than 10 years.  Take it as slowly as you want and just start substituting good foods for avoids.  Stay away from anything processed if you can.  Eliminating wheat is a great first step.  Next is corn and corn products and fillers(corn is in everything).  Are there specific medical issues you want to address or weight issues?  You'll find there are lots of people here that are happy to support you.
You'll love it here!
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Well I guess my first step is to just eat right for my blood type.  I just confused with this extra stuff non sector, swami, geo type. Anything else?  I don't know my ancestory so will this stuff me all up?  Is geo type a different diet to swami?  
I not the smartest cookie and I barely understand the science behind it.  The more I read the more I get confused.  
So the first book eat right for your type is the "basic blood type diet"
There is things in this book I don't get. Such as when it says you can eat so many nuts so many times a week and under it nut butter so many times a week.  Can you have both or is one or the other?
Which ancestory is the best to follow? Most common?

The order of progression of the diets is:
Eat Right 4 Your Type - first plan - feed yourself based on genes.
Live Right 4 Your Type - added Secretor status
Health Series books - identified variations based on benefits in fighting specific major diseases.

The Genotype Diet - changed diet focus to modify gene expression based on shape of your the body.

SWAMI - Individualizes The Genotype diet for you specifically based on more measurements/traits and personal and family medical history.  Only a portion of the information is required, so if you don't know some of the optional information, the software works with what is provided.

To answer your question about portion frequency - the book provides portion sizes for different forms of the food, but the portion frequency is for whichever form you prefer to eat - so the frequency is a total servings of whatever portions from that category you eat.  Example: If the frequency from the nuts category is 5 servings per week, you could eat 5 portions of nuts and no butter, 3 nuts/2 butter, 0 nuts and 5 butter, etc., so the total portions is met.  This is meant as a guide, not a hard and fast to cause you stress about following it absolutely...

The first thing to do is to clean up the diet by replacing the avoids in your diet with mostly beneficial foods.  The portion size/frequency seemed to come pretty naturally to me, once I was eating beneficial foods - although I know it doesn't for everyone...


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I have learnt one thing for starting I can't tolerate wheat!
So many questions.  I feel dumb!


That one thing is a giant revelation!!!!!!
Congratulations


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

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Don't agonize about portion sizes.  Get used to eating the right foods first & then go from there.
This is a great group & you should enjoy the friends you will make here!


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have you read the tutorial yet?
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm


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I wouldn't stress about portion sizes at this stage of the game. The portion sizes are there as general guidelines- see just how much protein you're supposed to have compared to how many grains and how many veggies- Dr D recommends way more veggies and fewer grains than most people are used to eating.

Some people do find the need to carefully watch serving sizes to lose weight- but that's an adjustment that can be made later, and it's not something that EVERYBODY needs to do. For starters, just make sure you're eating some beneficial foods every day, slowly (or quickly) cut out the "avoid" foods, and eat as many neutrals as needed to round out the meals and keep yourself from getting bored with the diet.

If you take a look at the app, the TypeBase online, or one of the later books (in other words, anything other than "EAt Right 4 Your Type") it will list secretor and non-secretor values. If you're not ready to get  secretor test yet, then simply follow the secretor values for now. Most people are secretors. Be aware that another level of customization is possible, should you feel the desire to fine-tune your diet in the future. For now, just follow the O secretor food list.

Genotype Diet (aka "change your genetic destiny" aka GTD) is another dietary system Dr D developed. These diets are based on numerous body factors, rather than on blood type alone. It's fine to start with GTD or BTD (Blood Type Diet) but since you've already started BTD, I suggest you stick with this. You can switch to GTD later if you want to, but you'll only confuse yourself if you try to do it now. You really need to pick one diet or the other, as sometimes the recommendations in BTD will contradict the recommendations in GTD.

SWAMI is the ultimate in personalization. You enter a bunch of information about your body into the computer program, and it computes a diet just for you. SWAMI blends elements of BTD and GTD plus a few things specific to your medical history that are not directly addressed in either of the "book diets."

SWAMI is great for people who have been on BTD and/or GTD for a while and have already done a lot of healing, but want to refine their diets even further to optimize health and wellness. It's also sometimes chosen by people with serious health problems who want to get the "best diet" immediately so they can speed up healing. Most people use one of the "book diets" for a few months or years before moving on to SWAMI.

I suggest you stick with the Type O diet for now- either the one in Eat Right 4 Your Type or the O secretor plan from one of the newer BTD lists. And remember that it's OK to ease into the diet slowly rather than making all the changes at once.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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it would be useful if you let us know some more about you. the more info the better.

are you reading the eat right for your type book or just using the website.


giving up wheat is such a good thing for a blood type O. you will feel so much better for stopping or even reducing.

don't get to crazy at the beginning take it slow and you will do fine. we all started the same way, yet a little further down the line everything becomes clear.

welcome and bon chance


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