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I started losing right away after being very consistent, but very slowly, and now that has seemed to come to an end.  I think I lost right away because I lost all my cravings.  Unfortunately, I still love food, and have yet to learn how to eat just because I'm physically hungry.  This way of life is great for teaching what to eat and not to eat, but doesn't eliminate the reasons why we may overeat in the first place.


I have lost my cravings but that may have been because of my new found love for meat! .  I also joined the gym and find that I am really enjoying that once I get there (I've just got to get there  )
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I didn't read every word of the thread, but did anyone ask about the percentage of muscle to fat? Some gain weight or don't lose, but gain muscle percentage, so it may not be as dire as you may think!
  Like someone said, you may have the wrong GT. Try to focus on foods that are from both suspected GTs & see what happens.


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Yup, hence my disclamer.....everyone has to decide for themselves.  The proprietary blend are naturally occurring amino acids, enzymes and minerals...though since it is proprietary, they don't say which ones.  But there are no weird chemicals in it or stimulants.  The goal of the product is to increase oxygen to your cells (hence, cell "food"), boosting your metabolism and decreasing free radicals.  The product MMS (which people here rave about) is similar.....it has a different mechanism, but it is a similar idea in regards to increasing oxygen.  


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Since I have been on BTD, GTD and now Swami for almost 8 months. The only thing I noticed was I wasn't so sleepy in the afternoon. I am still craving sugar. Does anyone know why that would be? I eat honey, agave and maple syrup as my sugar source and not much of it since I started but I crave sugar really bad. My bread cravings are gone but not the sugar. I too have used the DEFLECT and LARCH POWDER to clean out myself and still no success with any weight loss and still standing at a gain of 5 pounds since I started almost 8 months ago.
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I'm reading a book called The Mood Cure that talks about different types of depression and using amino acids to deal with the depleted neurotransmitters that cause them.  I have never really felt depressed, at least not for more than a day or two at a time, but I do really identify with some of the problems talked about in the book, especially about being oversensitive to pain.  Some of the strategys are really helping my hubby with his depression so I'm going to try some of them too.  

The book actually talks about blood types and eating for your type, so it seems to fall in line with this way of life.  Glutamine is suggested for sugar cravings, so maybe that's something to try.  I don't necessarily crave sugar; I just want to eat all the time.  I've been taking LDPA first thing in the morning the past few days and I've noticed that I'm doing a lot less snacking throughout the morning.  The hardest part is taking the aminos on an empty stomach (because my stomach's only empty in the evening, when I have no appetite    ).




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I have been on the Geno Diet for going on over 7 months now and I still have not lost any weight. Only to have gained 5 pounds in the beginning and still not able to lose them along with the additional 10-15 pounds that I orginally wanted to lose..

Welcome to my world...    Sure you're not a Warrior?  We have the hardest time losing weight 2nd only to Gatherers.  Also if you're perimenopausal..and your hormones are changing, that will also stall weight loss.    
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Mayflower-Glad to know that I am not the only one struggling on this!!
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I'm reading a book called The Mood Cure that talks about different types of depression and using amino acids to deal with the depleted neurotransmitters that cause them.  I have never really felt depressed, at least not for more than a day or two at a time, but I do really identify with some of the problems talked about in the book, especially about being oversensitive to pain.  Some of the strategys are really helping my hubby with his depression so I'm going to try some of them too.  

The book actually talks about blood types and eating for your type, so it seems to fall in line with this way of life.  Glutamine is suggested for sugar cravings, so maybe that's something to try.  I don't necessarily crave sugar; I just want to eat all the time.  I've been taking LDPA first thing in the morning the past few days and I've noticed that I'm doing a lot less snacking throughout the morning.  The hardest part is taking the aminos on an empty stomach (because my stomach's only empty in the evening, when I have no appetite    ).


Plucky - I've been using The Diet Cure to help me deal with food and mood issues - I think Ross is great.  the only reason you want to take the aminos "away" from food is so they don't have to compete for receptors.  They will still work just not as quickly or effectively if you need to take them with or close to food.  

I've seen huge improvements with cravings and mood implementing her amino strategies.  


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lovetoread-

how long have you been taking the supplement? I gained some weight initially on the diet, but only because I was not working out as much. I still trace it back to carbs for me, even fruit can add up quick which is why I try to count the grams to help monitor. Deep down, I know if I listen to my body, I will eat the right amount.

Body composition and genetics play a large role in metabolism as well. My dad was a type o- always on the go, and pretty thin. I have alot of his traits.

luckydog- hi there
portion control... I still seem to want to eat more than just 4oz of meat.. or maybe I should try eating more often? salads are my life!
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Plucky - I've been using The Diet Cure to help me deal with food and mood issues - I think Ross is great.  the only reason you want to take the aminos "away" from food is so they don't have to compete for receptors.  They will still work just not as quickly or effectively if you need to take them with or close to food.  

I've seen huge improvements with cravings and mood implementing her amino strategies.  




Lucky Dog and all.. i've got got the Mood Cure (which I haven't read yet), and the Diet Cure.. I tried to customize the amino supps to what it said  I needed but it didn't work. I'm a hard case being a sugar addict all my life and i just want to eat and eat and eat. However, the thing that has worked has been a TOTAL Amino Acid Supp and lots of it!  

Now I have no cravings..

I welcome continued discussions on this.

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.. sorry .. but age defying eating means to go to lowest levels.. no other effort will do..

I lose when I go below 500, any more then 800 calories and I gain or at least stay the same.. I have no idea what we are supposed to do about eating ever less unless it is vegetables, and water,...  to stay below 800 is verry difficult.. I feel for you..  


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Plucky - I've been using The Diet Cure to help me deal with food and mood issues - I think Ross is great.  the only reason you want to take the aminos "away" from food is so they don't have to compete for receptors.  They will still work just not as quickly or effectively if you need to take them with or close to food.  

I've seen huge improvements with cravings and mood implementing her amino strategies.  




Lucky Dog and all.. i've got got the Mood Cure (which I haven't read yet), and the Diet Cure.. I tried to customize the amino supps to what it said  I needed but it didn't work. I'm a hard case being a sugar addict all my life and i just want to eat and eat and eat. However, the thing that has worked has been a TOTAL Amino Acid Supp and lots of it!  

Now I have no cravings..

I welcome continued discussions on this.


I would most ly like to hear way more about that.. can you elaborate??? care to PM me? THANKS


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Loads of great advice but nothing like talking to the people at D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition ask for Nancy or Christine when you call they will guide you.

I promise .


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I didn't read every word of the thread, but did anyone ask about the percentage of muscle to fat? Some gain weight or don't lose, but gain muscle percentage, so it may not be as dire as you may think!

I agree with Mrs. T, have your clothes gotten looser at all?.  If your clothes are getting looser, than you probably are gaining muscle which may cause weight gain on the scale since muscle weighs more than fat.

BTW, you can check to have swami compute a weight loss plan for you.  I'm alittle confused why people stated that swami is more for health than weight loss when swami has a place to check to have weight loss figured in.


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http://www.medpagetoday.com/Ca.....om&mu_id=5364732



More info on how gut flora is linked to weight.


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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I didn't read every word of the thread, but did anyone ask about the percentage of muscle to fat? Some gain weight or don't lose, but gain muscle percentage, so it may not be as dire as you may think.


And what Mickey said...

It's the same for my wife, She didn't lose weight right away, but more dramatically, she lost size!
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Aussie,

For a week or so you might count net carb grams to see how many you are actually eating. Maybe you are getting too much sugar in the form of  complaint grains and fruits and not enough green vegetables. Eating a lot of veggies is really important, not just meat. I have recently done the same thing this week and dropped bananas in am protein shake and replaced with compliant berries. Also dropped black cherry juice I added to water 2x a day. Sometimes the little things add up to alot. I have dropped belly fat already. I gave up grains and beans about 6 weeks ago and have also lost alot of back fat. Just because a food is compliant, doesn't mean it is good for your body.  We are all individuals and have to eat what works best for our body.

I have been on BTD/Swami/Genome for 4 years and have not lost a lot of weight, but have lost inches and sizes. Feel tons better and look better. Vision has improved, hearing, skin, joint pain and hair is turning back to dark and silver hair is disappearing. I realize that I was really ill eating the SAD way. Many things have changed for the positive. Don't give up yet, you may just have to juggle foods around until you find the right combo.


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Do you have a unibrow at all?
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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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wow, just wow.  All these people suggesting cutting even further back on calories and carbs.....

Ok, this is not going to be popular, but how about trying to eat more?  1300 calories would shut my metabolism down straight away.  When I was not pregnant, I was eating around 2000 or more calories a day and losing.  Wait...I know I am younger, but I DID have a really messed up metabolism before this from...guess what...calorie restriction.  To the point where I was gaining on 1200 calories a day.  THat was before increasing everything via the BTD.  After reading that eating this little amount of food can make your metabolism slow to a crawl, I increased by a lot.  Also the whole thing about carbs....I gain weight on a low carb diet and lose with much higher carbs.  So although I will get shouted at...my input is low carb with low calorie is just about the WORST thing you can do for weight loss.  At whatever age...
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I don't think excess CR is the answer, but I don't know what is, just yet.
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O- needs more protein.


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Yes, I used to have a unibrow when I was young and brows are almost black, even with my brunette hair. have plucked the unibrow away. Dad had a unibrow as well as my daughter and she has black brows with blond hair. What does that effect?


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Yes, I used to have a unibrow when I was young and brows are almost black, even with my brunette hair. have plucked the unibrow away. Dad had a unibrow as well as my daughter and she has black brows with blond hair. What does that effect?


Actually I was inquiring to the OP (original poster).
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I know but I was still curious.


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