Print Topic - Archive

BTD Forums  /  Eat Right 4 Your Type  /  weight loss
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 3:07pm
I've been doing the eat right for about 3-4mo. and haven't really lost much weight. Am I eating too much, not enough. I'm type A and have been following it very well only eating fish once and week and nothing else. I would like to lose 10lbs. I also brisk walk 4-6 days a week, do push-ups and sit-ups on alternated days with 10lb weight for arms and back. Anyone have any suggestions?   ??) Maybe I'm eating too many nuts?
Posted by: 671 (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:31pm; Reply: 1
Hi Carrie and welcome to the BTD forums!  I think more information would be useful for us to help you figure out why you're not losing!
Could you post a sample of your daily menu?
How compliant are you?
Can you give us any more info on your currnet health status? physical problems? medications?
How much weight do you want/need to lose?
How did you find out your blood type?
Do you know your secretor status?
I know that some type A posts I have seen here mention A's having a slower return seeing weight loss than we Os have. I sure many others will be along shortly to help out!   :)
Posted by: resting, Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:53pm; Reply: 2
hey carrie,

10# isn't very much.  Muscle weighs more than fat, so building muscle may outweigh the fat loss ... you might even end up heavier in weight but much more fit.  Weight is just one of many things to look at .... how's a-bout belt size loss, or inches trimmed off?

John
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 5:02pm; Reply: 3
Well, I'm 36, I'm still nursing my 17mo. old. I'm 5'6" and weigh 135. I started the BTD because I was feeling really wiped out in the afternoon after lunch, then would pick up late afternoon and would be totally ready to go to bed by 8:00.  I also was having symptoms of hypoglycemia and would have blood sugar crashes. A friend talked to be about what she did for type A so I read the book and tried it. Wow!  The difference is amazing. My energy level boosted to where I was having to make myself go to bed at 10:00 so I could get up in the morning with my kids, I have 5 by the way. And I stopped having blood sugar crashes all together.  My daily intake goes sorta like this:

yesterday
AM-1 egg, 1piece Ezekial
no snack
Lunch-1 rice cake with peanut butter,strawberry spread,carrots and snow peas
snack-yogurt
Dinner-Black bean soup, and some Quinoa & Brown rice crackers

water and green tea to drink throughout the day

I want to lose 10lbs.
Posted by: Don, Monday, February 12, 2007, 5:42pm; Reply: 4
I suggest you add a lot more vegetables to your diet. I usually eat a full plate of vegetables at every meal and sometimes snack on vegetables.

I also suggest that you try to eat a lot more beneficial food versus just neutral foods. Dr. D has stated that the real power of the BTD is in the beneficial foods.

You might also try upping your protein intake, for instance eating fish more often or adding a protein powder/fruit smoothie as an occasional snack.
Posted by: Don, Monday, February 12, 2007, 5:44pm; Reply: 5
Welcome to the BTD Forums.

If you click the Member Center button at the top of this page, then click Avatar Settings on the left side of the new page you will be taken to a page where you can select a blood type avatar.  Having a blood type avatar is an easy way to share your blood type with other forum readers so that they can respond to you in a blood type appropriate way.

You can add information below your avatar setting, such as Rh+/-, A1 or A2, MN blood typing information or whatever else you want to, by going to the Profile Information section in the Member Center and typing in the Personal Message box.

You can also create a Signature of any other information you want to share that will go at the bottom of every message you post.

I also encourage you to indicate your gender, age, and location in the world in the Member Center Personal Information section, Signature, or Personal Message box once again so that other members will be able to better respond to you.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, February 12, 2007, 7:29pm; Reply: 6
Don's recommendation is very sound.  I also noticed that you are eating a very small amount of food, I would guess, in an attempt to lose weight.  But the type of food you eat is crucial also.

Vegetables are great weight loss aids, especially beneficial ones.  Think of neutral as food for variety and balanced vitamin/mineral content.  Think of beneficial foods as tonics, healers, miracle workers!  Avoids are basically poisons.  So it's the beneficials that need to be the cornerstone of our food life.

Fish and poultry protein will let your body know that it is not starving, and does not need to store fat!
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 8:51pm; Reply: 7
If I add more protein will that help with craving sweets?
Posted by: Don, Monday, February 12, 2007, 10:31pm; Reply: 8
I also forgot to mention that you should try to cut down on grains, because you are currently eating some grains with every meal.

Yes, protein will probably help with the sweet cravings. Also try the following.
Quoted from Dr. D
Very Often, this type of sugar reaction complicates an otherwise nice result from the diet. Usually, it is just that the liver is having some problems adjusting to the new way of eating and needs some rehabilitation. Try taking the herb milk thistle for a few weeks, and drink a cup of licorice root tea at about 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (don't use if you have high blood pressure).
Posted by: Heather73 (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 11:10pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from ironwood55
I also forgot to mention that you should try to cut down on grains, because you are currently eating some grains with every meal.

Yes, protein will probably help with the sweet cravings. Also try the following.
Quoted Text
Very Often, this type of sugar reaction complicates an otherwise nice result from the diet. Usually, it is just that the liver is having some problems adjusting to the new way of eating and needs some rehabilitation. Try taking the herb milk thistle for a few weeks, and drink a cup of licorice root tea at about 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (don't use if you have high blood pressure).



I also am new to BTD--officially started today, actually.  And have been watching this thread with interest, since weight loss is a concern of mine.

Generally speaking, what would be an ideal frequency for eating of grains?  I do have the original book, and it offers a good start (and I realize that everyone is different), but the book is a little confusing to me, because it looks like  caucasian A's can have up to 9 servings of whole grain cereals  per week, and up to 6 servings of pasta, and up to 5 servings of bread and up to 2 muffins per day, and up to 4 servings of grains in general.  

If I was to eat just the daily bread allotment and nothing more, I would be eating grain at every meal.....Do the guide charts somehow overlap each other, or is the original ER4YT book just seriously outdated or am I missing something else?
Posted by: Don, Monday, February 12, 2007, 11:20pm; Reply: 10
LR4YT
Type A
Grains and Starches
Caucasian
Secretor 7-9 servings per week
non-secretors 5-7 servings per week
(different for African and Asian)

A2 decrease by 1 serving weekly
Rh- decrease by 1 serving weekly
Posted by: Heather73 (Guest), Monday, February 12, 2007, 11:49pm; Reply: 11
Ahhhh!  Ok.  

Thank you VERY much for clearing that up!

So, I am actually looking at more like one serving of starch per day.  That makes a lot more sense.  I really need to get a LR book, I guess.  
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:57am; Reply: 12
I guess I'm lost as to where is mentions secretor or non? What is this?
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:59am; Reply: 13
You can start with the Secretor info and links in the Tutorial.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 1:05am; Reply: 14
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm


suggest you read the whole tutorial....
Posted by: Gumby, Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 1:35am; Reply: 15
Yes I would advise eating more, adding more veggies and protein, and turning your day upside down.  Make protein the focus of your breakfast and lunch, with lots of veggies of course.    Eat more early in the day, and eat sparsely later in the day.  I bet that might help with the weight loss.  
Posted by: 95 (Guest), Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 16
I agree that you need to eat more, and learn your secretor status.

I am also type A and I have lost 35 pounds since October.
Granted, I had more to lose than you do, but I did it by eating at least 6 times a day. Even when I wasn't necessarily hungry. I would keep things like carrots, brocolli, and cucumbers on hand all the time and try to eat them at predetermined intervals.  

I would also suggest trying a different form of exercise. When I first started doing Pilates I lost weight and inches like an ice cube melting in the sun. I have also given Yoga a try lately and it's a lot harder than it looks. Either of these forms of exercise will strengthen your whole body and give your type A mind/spirit more of what you are looking for in your workout. I used to lift weights, run, and do things like Tae-Bo, but after my workout I would actually feel stressed and uneasy. After Pilates or Yoga I feel energized, charged, but more relaxed at the same time.

Good luck with your progress!
Please keep checking in to let everyone know how you are doing. :-)
Posted by: ooh-la-la (Guest), Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 5:59pm; Reply: 17
Are you drinking plenty of water?
I started drinking at least 8-10 cups of water every day,
and my weight has started to go down almost effortlessly.
I don't have much weight to lose either,
but I have lost 5 pounds in the last three weeks.
I am 5'2" and now weigh 123.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 6:07pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from carrie
My daily intake goes sorta like this:

yesterday
AM-1 egg, 1piece Ezekial
no snack
Lunch-1 rice cake with peanut butter,strawberry spread,carrots and snow peas
snack-yogurt
Dinner-Black bean soup, and some Quinoa & Brown rice crackers

water and green tea to drink throughout the day

I want to lose 10lbs.


I would substitute more beneficial foods for the neutrals.  Beneficial foods act as medicine for your body and assist with metabolism.

Question: what are the ingredients in your strawberry spread?  If it contains any gums or avoids, any type of avoid item does hinder weight loss efforts.  

100% compliancy is advised if weight loss is one's health goal.

Pay particular attention to the portion/frequency guidelines if you need 'structure' to adhere to.

In addition to light cardio and strength training, adding calming exercises such as tai chi, yoga, alternate nostril breathing will assist to lower cortisol levels which will assist blood type A's with stress and weight management.

Alia
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Saturday, February 17, 2007, 3:07am; Reply: 19
Thank you all for your suggestions.  I have tried to cut grains to one time a day and that seems to have helped with the sweet cravings.  How long before I notice weight loss? And should you have the grains in the am or pm or your day?
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, February 17, 2007, 4:27am; Reply: 20
pm is better........helps you sleep....
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, February 17, 2007, 3:01pm; Reply: 21
ooo..oooooh   :)
is anybody ready to explain how this sooooo praised supplement:glucofast
might work? Because of the ingredients, I'd say, ok for O's and B's....
but for us, the A's and AB's...... what would it be for us ??)



yesssss I am lurking for a miracle,just poundies away whithin some days ;) of course, without doing any movements ;) :P ::) :B
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, February 17, 2007, 3:09pm; Reply: 22
try Glycoscia from NAP
4yourtype.com
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, February 17, 2007, 7:24pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from carrie
And should you have the grains in the am or pm or your day?


I only eat beneficial grains such as amaranth, buckwheat groats, and rye manna.  I start my day with about less than a portion of grains; I have my other half serving of grain in the evening.

One whole single portion serving of grain at one sitting is alot of grain/starch for myself to digest.

Protein is designated for my lunch meal; this keeps me mentally alert.

Alia
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, February 17, 2007, 8:33pm; Reply: 24
I've found that if I eat grains in the morning, I bonk around 10am. If I eat them at night, I don't mind as much. But for me, I am refraining from grains for now. I really seem to do best when I eat 4 servings a week, and lately it's been like 15. Ugh. Grains make me crave more grains, which is what has been happening lately.
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Sunday, February 18, 2007, 12:28am; Reply: 25
I've reduced them to once a day and have been feeling much better. I found that I crave sugar the more grains I eat. Thanks
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, February 18, 2007, 10:36pm; Reply: 26
Perhaps experiment with grain portions and keep a written record or watch the portion/frequency recommendations in one of the the ER4YT Health Series Books (A secretors).

1 grain portion equals: 2 slices of bread, 1/2 cup dry grain 7-10x/weekly.

Alia
Posted by: cheeselady (Guest), Monday, February 19, 2007, 10:32pm; Reply: 27
Hi,
I am starting the eating habits of BTD lifestyle.  So I have gathered that since I am overweight, that sticking to the portion size, how many times allowed daily or weekly, and stick mainly to the "Beneficial" list, that I will lose weight?

If that's so, then what do I eat for breakfast?  I usually eat 2 eggs and fruit.  I need menu samples for an "O".
Posted by: ginrobbins (Guest), Monday, February 19, 2007, 10:58pm; Reply: 28
Well, if you add up your calories you eat a day you may find that in reality you are eating too many calories, or, you may see that you are not eating enough. That may explain things. From what you posted daily, it doesn't even look like you are eating 1,000. calories a day.... your body will store fat and go in to starvation mode. But, I do suggest actually keeping a journal for a week or so and eating normally and marking exactly what you eat, every bite, and what the calories are. I think you aren't eating enough, but then again, nuts do have a lot of calories that add up quickly. I'm not normally a calorie counter, but recently started counting and I was shocked to see how quickly oils add up if you aren't careful. If you followed the serving sizes in the book it is really hard to go over a healthy daily calorie amount, and I feel this could explain why so many people lose weight on this diet (as well as eating what works well for their type.)

Of course stick to the beneficial foods as much as you can, and yes, more veggies.
Posted by: Don, Monday, February 19, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from cheeselady
Hi,
I am starting the eating habits of BTD lifestyle.  So I have gathered that since I am overweight, that sticking to the portion size, how many times allowed daily or weekly, and stick mainly to the "Beneficial" list, that I will lose weight?

If that's so, then what do I eat for breakfast?  I usually eat 2 eggs and fruit.  I need menu samples for an "O".

Try reading this Golden thread: Breakfast Ideas for Type O.

Don't forget the exercise part of the diet and drink plenty of water.
Minimize use of all grains or avoid them entirely.
Eat a high protein breakfast and save most of your carbs for dinner.


Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 2:30am; Reply: 30
also the cook right book has lots of great recipes and meal plans.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED005

and then there are all the online recipes
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 9:11pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from cheeselady
Hi,
I am starting the eating habits of BTD lifestyle.  So I have gathered that since I am overweight, that sticking to the portion size, how many times allowed daily or weekly, and stick mainly to the "Beneficial" list, that I will lose weight?


Welcome to the BTD lifestyle and forum, cheeselady.

I believe 100% compliancy with an emphasis on beneficials will quick start your weight loss efforts.  Stick to the lower range of the portion/frequency guidelines.

I believe many blood type O's often recommend a protein source and vegetables/salad to maintain energy and encourage proper metabolic functioning early in the day.

Alia
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 9:30pm; Reply: 32
I stay as far away from cheese as possible!!
if not, weight gain guaranteed!!
Posted by: mamadada123 (Guest), Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:44am; Reply: 33
Well I think the reason you are not losing weight is because of the breastfeeding. You are not heavy at 135 anyway. I breastfed both of my children and kudos to you. It is the best thing you can give your children. My son for 8 months and my daughter for 16 months. I found that when I finished breastfeeding that last 10 pounds dropped off. I think the body retains it while breastfeeding. At least mine did.,
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:56am; Reply: 34
Anybody got a baby they want to loan me? Just kidding... ;)
Posted by: sluggerbean, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 2:34am; Reply: 35
I am new to the forums, but I have been following the diet since November 2005.  I have lost 60 pounds since.  I have found that eating protein at every meal really helps me.  I also use plums or Granny Smith apples for desserts and snacks.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 2:48am; Reply: 36
Good work sluggerbean...  

I like to use fruit for dessert when possible as well.  Right now, even fruit sugar bothers me, so I'm limiting it.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 3:57am; Reply: 37
sb,
great results!
keep it up! congratulations!
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Thursday, February 22, 2007, 12:11am; Reply: 38
Someone said not to eat fruit with vegetables is this true? I know nuts are fattening I guess having a little bit of a hard time finding proteins to add other than nuts.  I am eating tofu and fish 2x a week. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.:{
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 12:15am; Reply: 39
make a food combining search and find out more.....
food combining is very individual......BTD does not advocate it, but you can certainly add it to your plan if you wish.
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000151.htm
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 12:18am; Reply: 40
here are some possible complete protein combos for your type.....

Legumes + seeds
Legumes + nuts
Legumes + dairy
Grains + legumes
Grains + dairy
the exception is soy protein which is a complete protein and an plant protein

there s a lot to choose from as you can see.

watch your daily frequency values, of servings and you ll be fine.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 1:29am; Reply: 41
Carrie,
How about adding some turkey, chicken or cornish hen once or twice a week?  

Breastfeeding women are going to need a little more protein than usual, in my opinion.  You could also add other forms of soy, such as fresh soybeans, tempeh, miso soup, and some good bean soups with Manna Bread.
Posted by: carrie (Guest), Thursday, February 22, 2007, 2:40am; Reply: 42
Would it be a good idea to follow the 30day menu in CR4YT? I don't have to eat the snacks if i'm not hungry do I? Would I cut out some of the grains listed for each days menu to not gain weight?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 5:42am; Reply: 43
sure!
design it according to your individuality......
keep us posted !
Posted by: Alia Vo, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 8:36pm; Reply: 44
Welcome to the forum, sluggerbean.

Great news about your weight loss efforts and thank you for sharing your tip with us concerning what worked for you.

Alia
Print page generated: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:56pm