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Juliebug
Friday, June 27, 2014, 8:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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For blood type A secretors, corn is neutral but toxic to all other blood types and nonnies...so I'm
thinking you're probably not following a SWAMI and are doing the BTD, which is fine.  Just think
if you were trying to lose weight and SWAMI calculated your intake of grains and starchy foods,
you might not be seeing corn listed as neutral.  But if corn works for you, eat it.  The BTD works well for those who choose to follow it!  Until the GTD book came out, I followed the BTD for A for almost 20 years.....and never gained weight from corn.


Thanks Chloe! I am following BTD. I only have one corn tortilla twice a week or one tortilla and one serving of grits. I had some local grown, non-GMO corn grilled with ghee and curry powder a few weeks ago. What I have noticed is that since BTD I am no longer passing kernels of corn in BM's. I have never digested it before now. In fact, here in the South the joke is that if you want to see how your digestion is working-eat corn. If it comes out the next day you are doing good. Three days later not so good.  
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You need to stop worrying about every pound day to day.

If you want true results follow the diet, gain a little weight, don't freak, and when your body starts working really well you'll lose weight. I'm sorry but warriors don't lose all the weight until they're doing real well.

I use to think and worry pound to pound. It's not worth it, and life sucks when you're micromanaging too much. It's better to get it working correctly so first you don't desire food as much, then even if you do eat too much for a bit it won't even affect you.

You're looking to regain robust metabolism, that should be the focus not because it'll give better lab data, but eventually lead to what you want. It sucks, BAD, I know, and it's one of the reasons being a warrior can be hell. Problem is there isn't any other choice but constant turmoil that's very draining.
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Quoted from Juliebug


Thanks Chloe! I am following BTD. I only have one corn tortilla twice a week or one tortilla and one serving of grits. I had some local grown, non-GMO corn grilled with ghee and curry powder a few weeks ago. What I have noticed is that since BTD I am no longer passing kernels of corn in BM's. I have never digested it before now. In fact, here in the South the joke is that if you want to see how your digestion is working-eat corn. If it comes out the next day you are doing good. Three days later not so good.  


I never see it when I eat corn...or anything at all for that matter.  Im in south louisiana plenty of corn i dont eat it as much now though.  

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Chloe
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Quoted from DoS
Sounds normal.

There are different somatypes found in warriors, and they have different control on weight. The ones I know that are towards ecto have no issues losing weight. But they don't benefit as much from "ox like strength" or other attributes nearly as often. It's good for them now, but historically may not have been as successful.

He sounds like he maybe has followed some of the diet for awhile. The more towards endomorph a warrior seems to be, the more they're hungry when they shouldn't be. The skinniest ones I know often don't care much about eating, and it works for them. But one I know gains weight when he drinks, loses it all instantly when he doesn't.

I assume his expression is good. His stress must not be too high either, sleeping all the time.

The farther in shape I am, the more impossible it is to gain weight. The funny part is I can still feel terrible so I don't like to over consume, and still haven't lost the weight. I'm at a better point now, but I think I have problems with blood pressure that I need to figure out. If my body isn't right when I'm not exercising, then I can now see why I won't lose weight.


If you were referring to what I wrote about my husband, let me correct the record.  Sleeping all
the time is not something he does. He goes to work and is on his feet from 8 am when he gets
out of bed, starts his day, walks the dog....and then on his feet all day in a retail store.  Never
sits down until he gets in the car to drive home.. around 4.. At that point, he goes outside to
visit his koi pond, feeding the fish, getting debris out of the pond....He might sit down and catch the news....I always find him falling asleep for about 30 minutes because like I mentioned, he
has two speeds...ON and OFF.....but quickly is up again and moving around in the yard, pruning
and gardening....and staying constantly busy until his next meal, which is dinner..  Food gives him tons of energy....and he uses his energy to do a lot of busy work.  Sitting still is not his thing....
and as far as being calm....without Tranquility Base and without his SWAMI, I would have never
thought of him as calm or relaxed.  Much calmer and much more relaxed than before.  He's been
on his SWAMI about 2 years. Initially lost weight....maintains it now.


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Juliebug
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Quoted from Easy E


I never see it when I eat corn...or anything at all for that matter.  Im in south louisiana plenty of corn i dont eat it as much now though.  



I love Louisiana! My husband is from New Orleans and we go a couple times a year. LOVE the food and people. It's a special place. Is Comeax's still in Layfayette??? I love their boudain!!!   I belive on General Mouton??? In the 90's I would drive from Dallas to Layfayette just to get boudain. Spent a lot of time at Breaux Bridge crawfish festivals too-extremely interesting... get your bucket of crawdaddies and beer... good memories. (except for the mosquitoes)
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Hey everyone, thanks for all your advice, I'll admit I do lose weight quickly when I get things right. I'm just having a hard time getting the weight to come off around the middle. In 98 I had my amalgams replaced with non toxics as I was almost bedridden from toxicity, well I saw a naturopath who suggested the BTD, I was very strict with the diet and lost 40 pounds in a month and was down to my high school weight. It was very hard on me though and sometimes didn't know if I was gonna make it, I was bedridden with severe fatigue for a few months. Finally realized I didn't handle supplements well and was able to get my liver working again and have recovered somewhat. So basically I have to do all my healing with food. When genotype came out I typed out as a teacher, I tried the diet and did lose some weight but it was slow and frustrating and sometimes felt like the dairy was causing me blood sugar issues. Kinda gave up on the whole thing and have gained 45lbs in the last 5 years. Alcohol seems to be an issue for me when it comes to losing weight, red wine seems to be the exception and it is a diamond super food on swami so this makes sense, my wife and I have agreed to limit alcohol to weekends only so hopefully this will help. Red wine also helps if I have been eating too much wheat and I am having system wide inflammatory problems. Hopefully eating right will make wheat more tolerable but as a reactive nonnie it may not matter. When I started the diet 4 weeks ago I felt good enough to start lifting weights again but now am feeling kind of over trained and stressed so I might have to lighten up until I have reached a higher level of fitness. Even in high school I had insomnia issues from working out to heavy and I was in great shape then, as I tend to overdo I jumped in and started lifting fairly heavy , muscles are firming up again but I cant budge the belly, hip and thigh fat and have only lost 1 pound. Maybe I'll just have to get used to the idea of being an in shape chub but it would be nice to lose some of the 85lbs I have put on since the decadent 80s. I really appreciate the info I find on this forum its nice when you find people who understand your plight, my family think I'm a little goofy when I talk about this whole BT GT nonsense, hopefully I can show them some results and inspire them to follow suit. Thanks everyone.
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Quoted from unclepaul
Red wine also helps if I have been eating too much wheat and I am having system wide inflammatory problems. Hopefully eating right will make wheat more tolerable but as a reactive nonnie it may not matter.

As a Type A, Dr. D. says that while wheat is a neutral food, it does create the wrong Ph balance in tissues, so should be limited to several servings per week...

Quoted from unclepaul
When I started the diet 4 weeks ago I felt good enough to start lifting weights again but now am feeling kind of over trained and stressed so I might have to lighten up until I have reached a higher level of fitness. Even in high school I had insomnia issues from working out to heavy and I was in great shape then, as I tend to overdo I jumped in and started lifting fairly heavy , muscles are firming up again but I cant budge the belly, hip and thigh fat and have only lost 1 pound.
Patience is required...  I have noticed that Type A seems to needs to follow the portion size/frequency guidelines pretty closely, especially sweets, as well as managing stress well to bring the weight down.

Quoted from unclepaul
...my family think I'm a little goofy when I talk about this whole BT GT nonsense, hopefully I can show them some results and inspire them to follow suit.

Nonsense?  I beg to differ, although I understand the sentiment from other's perspective...  The best is to keep doing what you need to do to continue healing, toning, losing weight and let them see results.  This may not promote different behavior in others, but that really isn't your fault or responsibility...


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Adam
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Woohoo!  From 252 to 238 in a little over 3 weeks.  Take that, BTD/GTD/SWAMI deniers.  
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Woohoo!  From 252 to 238 in a little over 3 weeks.  Take that, BTD/GTD/SWAMI deniers.  



I applaud you Adam....great job!  


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Woohoo!  From 252 to 238 in a little over 3 weeks.  Take that, BTD/GTD/SWAMI deniers.  


Yep. My weight loss was pretty dramatic, too. Stick with it. Your next hurdle will be holding firm    against the nagging for avoids and over-eating.

Well done, Adam.



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Woohoo!  From 252 to 238 in a little over 3 weeks.  Take that, BTD/GTD/SWAMI deniers.  


Congrats Adam! Well I'm on my way to the Y for a light workout and swim...nothing too strenuous. I hope everyone has a great weight loss week! Let's stay in touch and let each other know how we are doing. It's good to hear what/how everyone is doing with fitness/weight loss. Maybe we can help each other with ideas...
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Yep. My weight loss was pretty dramatic, too. Stick with it. Your next hurdle will be holding firm    against the nagging for avoids and over-eating.

Well done, Adam.



Thanks!  Hate to admit it, but I even had a couple cheat meals in those 3 weeks.  And it's still coming off.  My main strategies are: 1) Walking almost daily for 20-30 minutes; 2) Sticking to portions; 3) Eating about 70% diamonds, 20% superfoods, 10% neutrals; and 4) Having a light breakfast, my main meal at noon, and only a protein shake in the evening, with a small bit a fruit between meals (and fruit in the shake).  Also taking all of the supplements recommended by my SWAMI, but taking a day off from them here and there.  Was about a pound a day there for the first week, but now it's about 2-3 pounds a week.  Also, drinking plenty of water.

And thank you, too, Chloe and Juliebug.
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One thing I just remembered and wanted to share... even though in the past I would stick with the diamonds/superfoods/some neutrals to a tee with no cheating, but ignore portions, eat lots of the foods with fat in it, and not exercise, I would gain weight, or lots of weight would stay on me and never budge lower.  Even at my height/weight (6'1", 238 lbs), BMI calculators still consider me obese.  I'm not surprised.  I look in the mirror and it's not pretty, lots of fat around the belly and hips, like I'm wearing a fat suit.  This should not be, and I'm determined to change it.  My latest blood work had high triglycerides and I've read that is an early sign of heart disease.  My dad died of a heart attack at 49.
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Though not the simple focus that dietitians have made, fats and calories still count in the overall picture.  Ease up wherever you can, and by all means forge ahead with the exercise. Every little bit throttles up your metabolism.
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Adam
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Though not the simple focus that dietitians have made, fats and calories still count in the overall picture.  Ease up wherever you can, and by all means forge ahead with the exercise. Every little bit throttles up your metabolism.


Most definitely.  I gotta really watch the oil, as I'm only allowed 5 servings of 1 tablespoon of oil in a week, which roughly gives me 2 teaspoons a day.  I'm getting used to it, but at first it was tough.
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Just wanted to chime in and say that, even though I had cheated some over July 4th (as I'm sure most of us did, right?   ), I managed to lose 2 more pounds (down from 238 to 236).  After the 4th, on Sat and Sun, I did a very low calorie, high live foods, high juicing diet, (just to eliminate most all of the toxins) and then went back on my normal SWAMI diet and walking 20-30 minutes nearly every day.  Not gonna cheat for the foreseeable future, as I got that out of my system (hopefully) around the holiday, and it'll just impede my progress.  Things are working for me.    How about the rest of you A's, any reports?
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May this halfsie chime in.  

It's good that you didn't let your weekend spoil your resolve. Resisting gets easier as time goes on. The goal is to keep up the good work and get stronger every day. It's all about process and progress.  


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Just wanted to chime in and say that, even though I had cheated some over July 4th (as I'm sure most of us did, right?   ), I managed to lose 2 more pounds (down from 238 to 236).  After the 4th, on Sat and Sun, I did a very low calorie, high live foods, high juicing diet, (just to eliminate most all of the toxins) and then went back on my normal SWAMI diet and walking 20-30 minutes nearly every day.  Not gonna cheat for the foreseeable future, as I got that out of my system (hopefully) around the holiday, and it'll just impede my progress.  Things are working for me.    How about the rest of you A's, any reports?


Hi Adam-Congratulations!!! It's strange that you posted your progress...I was eating breakfast and made myself a note to do the same thing. It's crazy, but I lost 2.8 lbs. between Friday moning and Monday AM. I even weighed myself 3 times to make sure I was reading it properly. I had margaritas Friday and a hamburger bun with a burger. Saturday and Sunday were better but not perfect. I think maybe my metabolism is working again! I went to the Y yesterday and walked on the treadmill 40 minutes and did some light weights. I'm real happy with the results after a yucky week before. I'm not going to weigh until Friday-I have found that that keeps me more accountable on weekends and I'm not gaining back what I lost during the week. Keep up the awesome work!!!
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Wow, that's spectacular, Juliebug!  
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Wow, that's spectacular, Juliebug!  


You are doing spectacular too! Keep up the amazing work!!!
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