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YouDa1
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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. I have been keeping track of my calorie level to see if that is my problem. I get anywhere from 1200-2300 calories a day. I do excercise by walking the treadmill anywhere from 30-50 minutes 3-5 times a week. I have heard so many success stories and sure would like to be one of them too but am disappointed that as I am going through this menopause I have changed my eating alot and no longer consume the bad foods that I would have had some weight change. I have measured myself only to see that it is all still the same. Would the swami really help me to lose the weight that I want to lose? I had such a hard time getting my measurements for the Geno diet that I am afraid I will have the wrong measurements for the swami. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what I am doing wrong. My only source of grain is oats and ry crisp and rice so I don't feel that the carbs are the problem.(which I eat very little of) Thanks for the help.
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You actually use the same measurements for the SWAMI as for the Genotype diet.  How do you feel, other than frustration at not losing weight?  If you're not feeling better (other than frustrated) you might try one of the other AB genotypes to see if you feel any difference.  Many here got there GT's wrong at first and ended up switching later.  Switching to SWAMI didn't help me lose weight any more than GTD or even BTD.  I think I like food too much, even the beneficial kind    




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Weight gain is a 'symptom' of menopause, accoeding to some sources.

This is a huge hormonal change you are going through and it may be contributing to the weight issues.

How is your health otherwise? Better, I hope. How about menopause symptoms?

A SWAMI would make some adjustment for menopause along with other individual input you provide. It's up to you.
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Are you sleeping really well at night?  If I don't keep on top of my black cohosh my night sweats get out of control and I don't sleep well at all.  It's even harder to keep on top of weight gain when your hormones are all outa whack, and I've read many places that not sleeping well will do you in, pound-wise.




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Thanks Plucky for your honesty that the Swami didn't make any difference. Yes I do feel better, I no longer crave the bread and sweets like I use to and some days I don't feel sleepy in the afternoon. I do feel better but would feel even better to get the weight off. I understand that hormones have alot to do with it and I am trying to use the foods from Dr. D's menopause book to regulate them without medication from the doctor. I was just wondering how other menopausal women are losing the weight while being on the GTD. Thanks for the help, I will keep at it. At least I am not gaining alot so thats one good thing.
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how are your sleep cycles and cortisol levels doing?

taking care of those aspects, together with compliance and lifestyle
have helped many finally let go of extra weight.

swami will definitely help achieve that goal, letting it compute your GT
and personalized plan.....you might be pleasantly surprised.


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Actually, my SWAMI is so close to the BTD O-nonnie diet that it really didn't make much difference.  On the GTD Hunter plan corn became a black-dot, one I quickly realized should have remained an all out avoid (causes intense cravings for everything).  And I got cinnamon back, but discovered that it's a major allergen for me.  SWAMI put those things back where they belonged.  Most things that I actually eat didn't change otherwise.  I admit to being a horrible "greens" eater, so I didn't pay much attention to them anyways.

As for the stupid perimenopause,  this is one area that the diet has not helped.  Night sweats are the same, but I've used black cohosh for several years to control those.  I tried going off it to see if GTD would help, but that turned out to be a nightmare.  I don't have PMS, but my severe cramping and bleeding have gotten worse.  I guess you can't have everything.

Even with all that, I wouldn't go back to my rotten eating ways for anything.  Even being "fluffy" and having cramps 1 day a month is not worth trading all the other benefits I've gained.  




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I am way past menopause and didn't gain much weight during those years but I want to tell you how
much I love my SWAMI.  What you're going to find is when you enter your weight into SWAMI, it's
going to regulate your food portions to get you to your best weight. Perhaps seeing that you have to control fat portions or carb servings might be the missing piece of your puzzle.  When I followed
the GTD book, I know I was eating too much food.  SWAMI gives me very little fat portions and I have no problem maintaining my weight or losing very slowly.  Another thing about SWAMI is those
geno harmonic food combinations. I really think everyone could benefit from SWAMI.  Best diet ever~

Have you had your thyroid checked?  Is your blood sugar normal?


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What's really cool about SWAMI is the way it tweaks your foods according to different health problems you have or that run in your family, and those matter even more as we get older.  You might find it really helpful, even if it didn't make much difference for me.  When I returned to BTD after slacking off to the point of getting really unhealthy I jumped right into GTD and then SWAMI.  Later I took the little test to see which I should do and it was highly weighted towards BTD, which probably explains why my SWAMI was close to BTD in the first place.




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I definately gained weight with menopause, about 20 lbs.
I lost 10 this last year with the GTD and I think I'm coming towards the end of the hot flashes. When I was having 20 - 30 hot flashes a day there was no way I could lose weight.

From what I've read the Adrenal glands can be over fatigued by menopause and that could be keeping the weight on. You could have your cortisol levels checked or do some research on Adrenal Fatigue. That seems to be one of my biggest issues. The more rest and vitamins I get the better I seem to get.


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yeppers I only can join in here in all those beautiful statements.... might it be that the warrior mampf might be better for you
I got also *computed* and I really was disgusted coz I thought all have to be done by correctly done measurements but no... my desription of an explorer seems to fit... even that Dr. D. asked me to get some adjustements with lr4yt... what I will do for the next
dietary issues ... and I am also in menopause... which I feel really   ... but then please realize we don't have any  re-action with elevated cortisol levels... but catecholamines!!!! So far perhaps might you want to have a little eye onto a certain intake of aminoacids.. ........


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I only gained, not lost, from BTD, GTD, and SWAMI.  I am also in menopause.  I wrote a post complaining about it all, and got in the replies that Dr. D. did not make these a weight loss program, but rather a health improving program.  I want to improve my health, but not at the expense of gaining weight.  So I am working on finding a way to lose weight and improve my health at the same time.  Once I get down enough, I will go back to my swami diet.  Of course I'm still trying to stay away from my avoids, etc., I'm just ignoring all the frequency suggestions.  GTD and SWAMI have way too many carbs and not enough protein, I believe, for me to lose weight.
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Quoted from Sharon004
I only gained, not lost, from BTD, GTD, and SWAMI.  I am also in menopause.  I wrote a post complaining about it all, and got in the replies that Dr. D. did not make these a weight loss program, but rather a health improving program.  I want to improve my health, but not at the expense of gaining weight.  So I am working on finding a way to lose weight and improve my health at the same time.  Once I get down enough, I will go back to my swami diet.  Of course I'm still trying to stay away from my avoids, etc., I'm just ignoring all the frequency suggestions.  GTD and SWAMI have way too many carbs and not enough protein, I believe, for me to lose weight.


Then I wonder if you have lots of lectin damage that took place before you tried any of these diets.  Did you ever try taking DEFLECT for your blood type? Do you drink enough water? Get
enough sleep? Are you under lots of stress? Remember high cortisol can do a lot of damage
and keep you from losing weight.

Are you possibly gluten intolerant?  Have any known food allergies? Candida? My sister who isn't on  the BTD or the GTD just found out she was gluten intolerant...On a gluten free diet, she's lost 16 pounds in a little over 2 months.  She's always had a weight problem....A toxic body is
often the problem when people aren't losing.



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Quoted from Sharon004
I only gained, not lost, from BTD, GTD, and SWAMI.  I am also in menopause.  I wrote a post complaining about it all, and got in the replies that Dr. D. did not make these a weight loss program, but rather a health improving program.  I want to improve my health, but not at the expense of gaining weight. So I am working on finding a way to lose weight and improve my health at the same time.  Once I get down enough, I will go back to my swami diet.  Of course I'm still trying to stay away from my avoids, etc., I'm just ignoring all the frequency suggestions.  GTD and SWAMI have way too many carbs and not enough protein, I believe, for me to lose weight.
IMO you will possibly never find a better way than this... Nothing is perfect; it is a matter of tweaking things to get results; as per Chloe's suggestions above
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I have just jumped on the scales for the first time in a fortnight and I nearly died.  I have gained an extra 3 kilos!!!  

I am not going to stop the program though as I am starting to feel a lot better in a number of ways.  What I will do is be more aware of the amount of meat I am taking in at each meal.  I have really enjoyed eating meat which was something I didn't do much of pre BTD so now I will just decrease the amount.  

I look forward to my next weigh in!
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Goodluck!! A few of us weigh more frequently, although others don't, simply because if things are going the wrong way it's sometimes easier to put halt to it if you discover it sooner...
Are you eating plenty of vegs with your meat? I find I don't lose unless I eat plenty of fresh salad!! Its easy to fill up on meat 'cos its yummy & usually (once its cooked) easier to chow down...
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Yes I am eating a lot of vegies and salad.  I am feeling continually satisfied after eating.  When I was having wheat I would have endless amount of bread during the day but never felt completely satisfied and full.  Now that has changed which is great!  
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Sharon 004...for me too, too much of carb but I'm a nonnie and yep menopausal issues are really concerning me   but I think I will go for the half of the recommended
stuffs and will see if that helps, including more walkins... if the snow of the last days will stop ...


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For what is worth, if one's objective is to lose weight, then one should keep strick control over the amount of food (calories) that is taken on a daily basis. Other health issues apart, if someone is gaining weight, it indicates to me that their food intake is in excess of requirement.

I think that there could be a tendecy to consider the portions advised in the books, as absolute gospel, when in fact, they are mere guidelines, which people should adapt to their particular circumstances, such as: age, body size/frame, activity, life style, amount of exercise done.

At my age, I probably don't eat even half of the recommended portions, and I've lost a good deal of weight, and I feel good...


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Fernando - When you first started eating a smaller amount than the recommended portion how hungry were you or was it just a more natural thing to eat less once you started eating the right food?
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Fernando - When you first started eating a smaller amount than the recommended portion how hungry were you or was it just a more natural thing to eat less once you started eating the right food?


I started (2 years ago) with 3 meals and 2/3 snacks a day. Currently, I still have three meals, but no snacks, instead, I have increased my intake of green tea, which I now have in between meals, as much as I need to see me through to the next meal. Also, some of my meals are currently what you would call a snack.

For instance, I'm having two peaches and 2 or 3 rice cakes with peanut butter for LUNCH, as I type this. I had a very small amount of oats with soy milk, cinnamon and honey, for breakfast, and for dinner, I'm having buckwheat (1/4 cup), some veggies, and maybe a bit of soy mince, seasoned with lots of garlic, ginger, onion and a dash of salt, and turmeric or mustard powder.

As you can see, not a lot of food for one day. I must admit that in the begining it was not easy to control, but as time went on I became used to it. Also, I should mention that I am not a big man, by any standards (1,74m tall and 71Kg).

Good luck for your exploits.


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don't get too skinny Fernando.... you need a bit stuff to go against all kinds of bugs as well... not that every little blow might become a problem....


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Ok, here is my disclamer....I've only been on the GTD for a month and so I have no idea if this stuff would be recommended by the more experienced BTD people here.  I use Cell Food's weight loss product and have great results with it.  Here is a link and you can decide for yourself if it is something you want to try.  It really does work and there are no stimulants in it.  It is a combination of two things: L-Carnitine, and Garcinia Cambogia Extract.  Everyone has to decide for themselves, but I have never had any negative reaction to this stuff...I find it very gentle and has been complimentary to what I'm doing with GTD.

http://www.luminahealth.com/products/weightloss.htm

Be well and good luck!


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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.




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Ok, here is my disclamer....I've only been on the GTD for a month and so I have no idea if this stuff would be recommended by the more experienced BTD people here.  I use Cell Food's weight loss product and have great results with it.  Here is a link and you can decide for yourself if it is something you want to try.  It really does work and there are no stimulants in it.  It is a combination of two things: L-Carnitine, and Garcinia Cambogia Extract.  Everyone has to decide for themselves, but I have never had any negative reaction to this stuff...I find it very gentle and has been complimentary to what I'm doing with GTD.

http://www.luminahealth.com/products/weightloss.htm

Be well and good luck!

That's great & congrats on the weight loss!! I would not call myself that experienced (yet)  but I, for one, would want to know all the ingredients before I took something...
All they say is its their own special blend (my words)
How can you know that long term you are doing the best for type 0...??!! Being an Explorers &  also a nonnie...I guess you would possibly have seen if there was any reaction by now...??!!
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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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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.

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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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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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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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