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Posted by: Rex, Monday, September 24, 2007, 9:07pm
Is it true that Type A's have a difficult time loosing weight because of a fat- blocking enzyme deficiency?  I thought that I read this somewhere in one of Dr. D'Adamo's books but I can't find it now.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 24, 2007, 9:57pm; Reply: 1
it is the lack of sufficient IAP actually.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, September 24, 2007, 10:01pm; Reply: 2
Rex, I'm an A and have been losing. The key is to cut *way* back on portions, and make sure to get some beneficial exercise for our type in every day. If you are asking for your hubby, I suggest you get his secretor status checked -- it makes a big difference in how an A eats.
Posted by: Rex, Monday, September 24, 2007, 11:47pm; Reply: 3
Yes Drea, I'm asking about my hubby.  I've easily lost weight but he is not lowering his weight as much as he would like to even though he is being very compliant.  He's a little disappointed about not droping the poundage as easily as I have done but he admits that over-all, he feels less "stuffy" as he describes it and is not discouraged enough to give-up on the BTD. I do more excercising than he does...that may account for the difference.  Also, I agree... he should get his secretor test done.  Thanks for your input.  
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 12:51am; Reply: 4
Being a Nonnie I really dont loose weight until I cut way down on the grains or avoid them all together. So you should get the test. A Secretors seem to be the classic vegetarians and A nonnies seem to be a little closer to O's in some respects to being able to eat some meats and having a drastic cut in the amounts and types of grains and beneficial beans available to eat. As an A nonnie there are only 6 beans or legumes that are beneficial. This all could be leading to your husband not being able to loose weight. And remember that the recommended excercise for O's and A's is different. He should concentrate on Yoga, Tai Chi, Walking and Light Aerobic excercise.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 1:00am; Reply: 5
show him the nostril breathing technique to help relax and help lower his high cortisol.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 10:17am; Reply: 6
I saw that mostly A's & AB's do have more problems to enter ketosis; so much easier for O's & B's...but we also need a certain form of carbs as well, then we might loose; but no +++ sugars to add ::).... :o
:-/.....;).....and yesss...go on with movements ;) :P ......
Posted by: Rex, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 10:42am; Reply: 7
Thanks everyone.  Your advise is much appreciated.
Posted by: 1031 (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 12:46pm; Reply: 8
Rex, I'm an A (not sure what else other than my blood type is A-) and I just started the diet.  Strange, I've been on every diet known to man and had never even heard of the E4YT life plans.  They made so much sense that I actually gave up dairy, TOMATOES, red meat and pork.  I lost a pound and a half over night!  I swear, I've never felt so good.  In just over a week I am already feeling the difference.  

Age seems to make a difference in how I lose weight lately.  I'm over 50 and I struggle on my weight merry go round every day.  I've learned to listen to my body.  God gave us signals to know when we should eat and when we should stop eating.  I just started listening and realized that He did know what he was doing.  LOL

I've lost a total of 8 lbs. in around a month of knowing when I'm hungry and knowing when to stop eating.  Maybe it will work for him.  Just wait till you get a signal (growling tummy, headache, burning in the pit of the stomach, light headedness, etc) before eating, eat slowly and sip something while you eat.  Chew, chew, chew!  That's the most important thing to do as an A since we don't have as much acids in our guts.  Saliva helps A LOT!!!  Then when you are full, STOP!  It doesn't matter if you've only taken 4 or 5 bites, stop eating.  Let your body tell you if your are still hungry.  It takes some practice, but it really works.  

Good luck.
Posted by: Rex, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 4:54pm; Reply: 9
Marga17...thanks for your suggestions.  I appreciate your input.  I'm glad that you are doing so well on the BTD.  
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:41pm; Reply: 10
I'm not an A, but I've been taking walnut and sesame oil, and the weight's been coming off rapidly.  A little lap-swimming in the pool hasn't hurt, either.
Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 10:49am; Reply: 11
Ron-O-Non...I'm happy for you.  Thanks for this great tip.  My husband's face is staying very slim (it was more puffy before he started the BTD).  He did take off a few pounds in the beginning, which is staying off but he was hoping to take off more. He's not's the spare tire around his mid-section that he'd like to get rid of.  I think that only increased excercise will do that for him.  I think that he is at his set-weight.  I too, dropped 5 pounds in the beginning and my weight is staying stable at 131 which is just fine as far as I'm concerned.  At 5'4" and at the age of 68 I'm I'm very satisfied.  
Posted by: 504 (Guest), Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 12:24pm; Reply: 12
Rex, I have a similar pattern, I lost what I call my 'allergy weight' very rapidly when I started the diet then I stuck for a while.  Now I have refined the diet to my own health needs, which means eating compliantly but also missing out things that affect my health adversely at the moment - fruits, lentils, corn, oats, amaranth(!) all dairy (the 'allowed' ones) being the most notable.  Also I stopped coffee again because it seems to mess with my blood sugar.  Now I am starting to lose weight steadily again, and am within about ten pounds of where I think I would like to be, I feel much better in myself as well - its a challenge to stick to but I wouldn't go back to the way I felt before for anything!
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