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Juliebug
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you so much Adam! I am new to BTD/Genotype. I have been having weight issues since I turned 38. Up until then I stayed at 136 lbs eating anything and everything I wanted. In the last 7 years I have gained 70 lbs. I have tried every diet with no long term success. I went to the library to check out ER4YT and they didn't have it. I ended up checking out the Genotype book instead. It is an amazing book. My husband and I went through all of the measuring and tests and are both type A+ Warriors. Even the description fit us to a T! The first five days I lost 4 lbs. I know I am not eating everything in a day that I am supposed to eat. On Sunday I decided to add in 2 TBS. nut butter with dried figs and apricots for a snack and had brown basmati rice and veggies for dinner. I weighed on Monday and gained 1.2 lbs. I'm sure I was losing weight the first few days because I was having fish, veggies and kefir-almond milk fruit smoothies and nothing else. Is it normal to gain some weight if you don't combine the foods properly? Can we have dried fruits with nut butter? The Genotype book doesn't do a very good job of explaining meal planning, combining foods, etc... so I ordered the ER4YT book along with the cookbook for Type A. I am feeling much better, but this is more than just a weight loss program for me. I want to be able to feel good, have optimum health, look good and be back at my normal weight. I also want all of these things for my husband. What is the best resource for me to learn what foods are best to be eaten together and what combinations will train-wreck my success? I'm just asking because it seems you have a very good handle on this program. I would love any advice from folks who have been on this program.  Thanks!!!
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Adam
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI 45% Warrior A+ ISTJ
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Welcome, Juliebug!  

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The first five days I lost 4 lbs. I know I am not eating everything in a day that I am supposed to eat. On Sunday I decided to add in 2 TBS. nut butter with dried figs and apricots for a snack and had brown basmati rice and veggies for dinner. I weighed on Monday and gained 1.2 lbs. I'm sure I was losing weight the first few days because I was having fish, veggies and kefir-almond milk fruit smoothies and nothing else. Is it normal to gain some weight if you don't combine the foods properly? Can we have dried fruits with nut butter?


Yep, those nuts and nut butters will get ya!  Watch out if you tend to hold onto calories like I do.  For the time being, I've decided to completely eliminate nuts, seeds, and nut butters (except flax seed for flax bread and crackers) due to their high fat content.  I am probably around 60 pounds overweight currently, and have been struggling all my life with over-weight issues.  But, now that I'm 50, I'm completely fed up, and will get this done this year come hell or high water.  Anyway, if you must dabble in the nuts, seeds, and nut butters, be sure to indulge in only a very small amount, perhaps around 150 calories or so, but that's just a general guideline, you are the best judge of what you can handle.  Exercise also can burn off those calories, so if you decide to go for a big walk or something, then the 2 TBS nut butter may have not been a big deal.  But, we Warriors can't handle a whole ton of exercise as it tends to stress us out, at least it does for me with all the weight I'm currently carrying.  For you, it might be different.

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What is the best resource for me to learn what foods are best to be eaten together and what combinations will train-wreck my success?


Hmmm...that's a toughy...my first response would be to say experience is the best teacher of that.  Just experiment out in the kitchen and see what works.  Look at some cookbooks and recipes, and then tweak them to make them more compliant.  During the winter, eat more foods containing vitamin D, in the summer, maybe not so much, because of all the sunshine.  If you get a SWAMI, then there are Geno Harmonic combinations that come with that which tells you of certain foods that work very well together.  Definitely, look at posts by Chloe, she is very knowledgeable and posts often and her husband is a Warrior (she is a Teacher).
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Juliebug
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you so much Adam! I think you and I are both emotionally/psychologically in the same place...FED UP! Something has got to give this year. Do you ever eat beans and rice as a protein? I was trying to figure out if a serving of cooked beans is equivalent to 1/2 cup or 1 cup. Can we have dried fruit or is it better to eat only fresh? I will check out Chloe's post as well. I was glad to see red wine as a "superfood" but probably need to cut back on that too. ! I joined a gym last year and actually gained weight...all that darn exercise just made me hungry. I do well with a long walk. Thanks again and best wishes!
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Quoted from Juliebug
Do you ever eat beans and rice as a protein? I was trying to figure out if a serving of cooked beans is equivalent to 1/2 cup or 1 cup.
Well, again, it really depends on you.  Most sides of bean cans will say that a serving size is 1/2 cup.  We are talking cooked beans here, of course, and not dry beans.  It also depends on the bean.  Some have more protein to them.  I do pretty well with just 1/2 cup cooked beans, any more than that and my stomach starts to hurt.  I'd eat 1/2 cup cooked beans, then wait 15 minutes and see how you feel.  If you are full, then that's definitely plenty.  However, I really can't have just beans for lunch.  I need some fish or poultry for lunch.  But, I will add a little ground poultry to some beans for a mean chili, mmm good, and have that for lunch.  If I'm having just beans for a meal, then I'll have that at supper time.
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Can we have dried fruit or is it better to eat only fresh?
With dried fruit at the store, even at an organic place, you really don't know what they are treating it with.  I used to buy dried fruit, but I don't anymore.  Check this out:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-risks-sulfur-dioxide-dried-fruits-3921.html
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I was glad to see red wine as a "superfood" but probably need to cut back on that too. !
Same here, hickup!    I can only last about a week until I'm back on the red wine.  It is just too good for us Warriors to pass up.  But, these days, I'm limiting myself to 4 oz at lunch and 4 oz at supper, and on some days, only the 4 oz at supper.
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I joined a gym last year and actually gained weight...all that darn exercise just made me hungry.
Same here.  Stay away from gyms.  They are too noisy and stressful.  Get some light handweights to use at home if you want to firm up your upper body.  Some Warriors (and others) like Yoga, but I personally find it too stressful being around a crowd of people and trying to follow all the positions.  I give up every time and go home.
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I do well with a long walk.
Same here.  Best thing you can do (weather permitting) is a nice 30-40 minutes walk outside in the fresh air.  Number one exercise for us Warriors, although some here may disagree.
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Thanks again and best wishes!
You too!  Don't be a stranger, ya hear!  
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Juliebug
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you again so much Adam. This is great information! I am really looking forward to receiving the books I ordered. I think they will also help. No two people are alike so I will have much trial and error. I have questions like...why no shellfish or hot chilis. What adverse reaction can they cause? I guess I will just eliminate them and then try again later and see. I know there are many things going on in our bodies that we can't see or feel. I guess I will have to trust that if it's not good for my blood/genotype I should follow it. I won't be a stranger. I have spent the better of the afternoon reading other threads and posts...there are some really neat people here in this community. It's great because everyone is trying to better themselves! I hope that as I learn I too can help others...
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Explodor
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Hi !
I am a young warrior, too thin and tired. What can I do to retype me?


Warrior according to the genotype diet book but I'm waiting swami
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