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DoS
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What was your diet like prior to SWAMI? Do you have any chief medical complaints?
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Asthma and allergies to animals, otherwise none. My BP is usually borderline low at 90/60. I'm adopted, but my bio mom reported heart attacks in nearly all of "my uncles" and COPD. Idk...I don't smoke, but I have hit a time in my life where I officially have an extremely hard time losing weight.


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I feel like I agree...but what the heck. I have more belly weight than ever before after 4 weeks on this. I weight 5 pounds more. I have stopped eating meat, fish, and dairy altogether. No packaged foods, frozen meals (even vegan).

Here's what I eat:
Breakfast- egg white frittata with creamer peas, kale, goat cheese, or cup of whole yogurt with scoop of honey

Snack- fruit salad that I made with plums, peaches, grapes (my super foods)

Lunch- whole wheat stone ground tortilla wrapped with roasted broccoli and onion

Dinner- last night a mexican casserole with black beans, corn, daiya shredded cheese, onions, tortilla chips.

It's SO hard to look at my coworkers, who are 40 ish, and they eat a candy bar with lunch or a debbie cake. I haven't touched those things in YEARS. They are thin! They don't hardly work out at all, if at all. They get to eat mac and cheese for lunch. I haven't had that in YEARS! They eat mashed potatoes with their meatloaf- again not in YEARS!

SO discouraged. It's not OK. I literally eat EXTREMELY healthily and I gain weight.


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Friday, October 19, 2012, 1:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I am reactive, too.

May, according to the DOSHA thing, I was VATA in part one, and my current state of body and mind is KAPHA: Body is 13 and mind is 18. I don't really understand what I'm supposed to do with it


They say that if your Kapha is out of balance, (overweight) then you have to balance it. One of the ways that  you stated is that you're not exercising.
Like I'm a Pitta/Kapha. Pitta's can't have a lot of spicey foods because we already have a hot fire inside us burning..My diet is very similar to the the Ayervedic Pitta diet, which I find interesting. Like Pitta's do very well as vegetarians and should eat cooling foods. When I eat too much spicey and hot (tempurature) foods, my stomach starts to hurt..which causes an imbalance. Dr. Deepok Chopra has a good book on those doshas.. I found it easy to incorporate my dosha to the SWAMI
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It's SO hard to look at my coworkers, who are 40 ish, and they eat a candy bar with lunch or a debbie cake. I haven't touched those things in YEARS. They are thin! They don't hardly work out at all, if at all. They get to eat mac and cheese for lunch. I haven't had that in YEARS! They eat mashed potatoes with their meatloaf- again not in YEARS!
SO discouraged. It's not OK. I literally eat EXTREMELY healthily and I gain weight.


I've always had to watch my weight a little. Vegetarian made it so much easier. I could almost eat what I wanted and I stayed thin..until I hit menopause.  Just think, if you get your diet healthy now, when you're 40, you'll look like you're 20's and much healthier than the Little Debbie crew.  
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But, am I doing it RIGHT? I mean, is it RIGHT for me?? These aren't results I expect


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But, am I doing it RIGHT? I mean, is it RIGHT for me?? These aren't results I expect


Are you 100% sure you are a secretor?
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Quoted from Vkoslin
I have more belly weight than ever before after 4 weeks on this. I weight 5 pounds more. I have stopped eating meat, fish, and dairy altogether. No packaged foods, frozen meals (even vegan).

SO discouraged. It's not OK. I literally eat EXTREMELY healthily and I gain weight.

Please don't get too discouraged by a small weight gain at the start.  When I started BTD, I gained weight for a month or so, then the body realized that I was now feeding it good food regularly, rather than a heavily toxic diet, and started to shed the pounds.  We are all different, but I hope this is the type of scenario that is happening with you.


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That weight gain is more muscle most likely. I wouldn't be concerned.

Although you really should stop eating corn if you want weight loss... like unquestionably that is something no one should consume if they want to lose weight.

Aside from that you look like you are doing well. Get some grapefruit in the diet. Try eating some cherries or drinking some cherry juice with green tea once a day too.
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Good advice from all- and no, I have no idea if I'm a secretor or not. I can't afford the test right now.


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Good advice from all- and no, I have no idea if I'm a secretor or not. I can't afford the test right now.

If you would turn out a non-secretor, that would change quite a bit of the dietary advice..

Let me put it this way:
I'm a non-secretor warrior, and I avoid all wheat, corn (and tortilla chips), and the daiya cheese. Moreover, I know from experience that I have to be careful with sugars as they can quickly contribute to gaining weight (a nonnie thing); therefore I avoid consuming much honey and fruits, even though they are supposedly beneficials..
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Good advice from all- and no, I have no idea if I'm a secretor or not. I can't afford the test right now.


A - nonnies can have tomatoes   You can also just try following the A non secretor diet and see how you do on that. Some members tried SWAMI and decided to stay on the regular Blood Type Diet because they did so well on it. It's your choice.  You can just try the non secretor diet with out the test for now and see how you feel or if you lose weight.
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Damon, I'm 90% positive I'm a non. I'm going to buy that as soon as I can afford it (next month). It would change everything. I already KNOW I'm sensitive to sugars.


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You can set SWAMI to "non-secretor" and study the changes in your food list; you can do this even if you haven't had the test done yet. You can even run SWAMI both ways, avoid foods that are "avoid" in both lists and emphasize foods that are "beneficial" in either one (as long as that food is neutral or better in the other version of SWAMI.)

Changing my SWAMI from secretor to non-secretor only removed a few foods from my diet, and most of those I knew I couldn't tolerate anyway. Plus it added in a few foods that I never noticed a problem eating in the first place (but I suggest holding off on introducing new foods until you know your secretor status for sure.)


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Damon, I'm 90% positive I'm a non. I'm going to buy that as soon as I can afford it (next month). It would change everything. I already KNOW I'm sensitive to sugars.


Your sensitivity to sugar is just as much a consequence as your metabolism being off as it is anything else including secreter status. You are also reactive.

I personally am a secreter, but I can tell you as being reactive and with a joke for metabolism, I can respond to a lot of things. It isn't abnormal for me to feel like I am having an allergic reaction, even to things that you can't be allergic too.
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You can set SWAMI to "non-secretor" and study the changes in your food list; you can do this even if you haven't had the test done yet. )


That's a good idea.. Only difference is the BTD is a little easier for a newbie
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I was just wondering how strict Dr. D has to be to keep his weight down being the same age as me. Or maybe it's because he ate well his whole life, that he doesn't have to work at it?  Maybe he'll  post a comment...  
Just ramp up the exrcise again and you'll probably lose it fast following your SWAMI.  


Dr. D. is a tae kwan do practitioner and he's also spoken of bicycling as a favorite exercise of his.  I have a feeling that he understand what it takes for his warrior body to stay fit and he makes sure he does it.  



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I have stopped eating meat, fish, and dairy altogether. No packaged foods, frozen meals (even vegan).

Here's what I eat:
Breakfast- egg white frittata with creamer peas, kale, goat cheese, or cup of whole yogurt with scoop of honey

Dinner- last night a mexican casserole with black beans, corn, daiya shredded cheese, onions, tortilla chips.


You mentioned that you stopped eating dairy altogether, but I see dairy with breakfast and dinner.  Not saying you shouldn't eat it, just confused by what you meant to say.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
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Dr. D. is a tae kwan do practitioner and he's also spoken of bicycling as a favorite exercise of his.  I have a feeling that he understand what it takes for his warrior body to stay fit and he makes sure he does it.  


True, true. I know Dr. D is a 2nd degree Black Belt and rides his bike.  I still think men have it easier than women to keep weight down.. all due to the women's baby making fat that we all have to have.  
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True, true. I know Dr. D is a 2nd degree Black Belt and rides his bike.  I still think men have it easier than women to keep weight down.. all due to the women's baby making fat that we all have to have.  


Some men, not me. So far nothing can get the weight off me.
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Quoted from 815


True, true. I know Dr. D is a 2nd degree Black Belt and rides his bike.  I still think men have it easier than women to keep weight down.. all due to the women's baby making fat that we all have to have.  


Woah, can I get an Amen!!!!!! It's so very true.

Anyways, thank everyone for helping!!! Ok, to clarify- I stopped eating all the dairy I wasn't supposed to eat- goat cheese, parmesan cheese (supersuper food), whole yogurt (superfoods)  are the only dairies I can eat.

I'm going to change it to non-secretor and see what happens...will try to follow that. I am willing and 100% ready to change the way I eat completely once I know it's what I'm SUPPOSED to eat. And I believe in this diet, even if it hasn't done much to me personally so far.




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Some men, not me. So far nothing can get the weight off me.


I bet if you worked out with Dr. D for awhile, you'd lose all the weight you need to. You've been to see him. You see how fit he is.
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The warrior women in my family are average height ectomorphs, at their largest after menopause are medium builds, store a bit of fat around the middle but thin arm & legs (we get that long legged barrel look happening if not exercising enough).  
Sadly it is the warrior men in my family who struggle with the early weight gain, (mesomorphs who are very tall)  I think however this is due to lack of understanding or interest in healthy eating from an early age.  Most have also married type O women who feed them meat at every meal.... the hunter wives look great, my male warrior relatives not so  
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Serenity, you described me pretty well. I might as well be wearing a barrel (a small one, but nevertheless) around a stick figure.


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