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Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 12:47pm
I noticed most of the "success stories" are
O's.  Did I miss the A's somehow?  
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:23pm; Reply: 1
Now that you have their attention...just wait. ;)

Debra :)
Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:10pm; Reply: 2
Hi Mayflower.  Welcome!

Apparently A's prefer a low key profile . . . (wink)

I've been on the BTD for almost three years.  When I started I was recovering from extreme burnout (couldn't walk half a block without extreme fatigue) and had been doing other things through my Naturopath to get me on the road to recovery.  It wasn't until I started BTD that my energy levels started to return to pre-burnout state.  After a few months on BTD I was feeling hugely better, yet not 100%.  So, I started eating as a nonnie, and that's when my energy/health returned to even better levels than before.

I'm very grateful to have found this way of life.  

Recently, however, I've been doing more baking (ie.  wheat free biscuits, pizza dough, etc.)and have noticed some weight gain which I am not pleased about.  I've actually gained 7 lbs. since May . . . (unhappy). . .

Other than that, I do love eating this way.


Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:39pm; Reply: 3
you know what to do now Stormy! ;)
Posted by: Janet, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:56pm; Reply: 4
I'm here ;D and very happy...reached my goal weight this morning- or should I say 'regained' my goal weight...after my little blip in Uganda!!!

Welcome to you Mayflower. I've been a bit of a low key member due to ISP problems but everything seems to be running fine now.

Just like Stormy I too discovered the joys of baking with an alternative to wheat (spelt) but...not for me...I too gained weight :-/ I know conceed...This A+sec does not do grains ;)
Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 3:45pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Lola
you know what to do now Stormy! ;)


Yeah, quit cleaning my oven!

(wink)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 5:08pm; Reply: 6
Welcome Mayflowers.  :D

I've been following the BTD since 1999. It's the best thing for me overall; it keeps my asthma in remission, which is great all by itself.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, October 25, 2007, 1:20am; Reply: 7
The BTD did many things for me.  

1. It helped me figure out the last of those elusive food allergies, the ones I couldn't nail down.  When I started avoiding the avoids, my allergic symptoms went away.

2. If I get a cold (when I'm not pregnant--then it lasts for weeks), it lasts two days because I know what to eat to make it go away (lots of lentils, lemons, limes, onions, garlic, ginger).

3. I can get out of bed without pain now.

4.  I can walk a mile without pain now.

5.  My legs don't cramp up (unless I'm pregnant) anymore.

6.  I no longer have a white coating on my tongue.

7.  I no longer have white clumps on my tonsils.

8.  I don't blow my nose first thing when I wake up anymore.

9.  Scars that I used to have on my arms and back from terrible acne are gone.

10.  I'm not fat.

And that's just my story!  We have three different blood types in our family (that we know of so far) and we all have amazing stories!
Posted by: Mitchie, Thursday, October 25, 2007, 12:35pm; Reply: 8
Hey Mayflowers!

I've been BTDing since February and have eliminated numerous things which I thought were just part of getting older.  A few are:

1.  No more morning nose blowing.

2.  No more plugged up ears.

3.  No more 'gunky' eyes.

Do I sense a mucous issue???

4.  Arthritis in thumb gone.

5.  Lost those last pesky 6 pounds.  I have been doing some major hitting on the Halloween candy the past two weeks so I've managed to gain 3 of those back.  My bad.

6.  Gave me confidence to quit smoking and not gain 30 pounds like I did 2 years ago.

7.  Feeling groovy most every morning!

(sunny)
Posted by: Jenny, Thursday, October 25, 2007, 9:36pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from 815
I noticed most of the "success stories" are
O's.  Did I miss the A's somehow?  

Hey Mayflower, we are such a shy lot, but boy, don't we love to shine when asked?
I'm getting to be an old timer,having been doing BDT consistently for 6 years. I'm about 80-90% compliant.
Benefits have been, constipation cured, fantastic liver, kidney, pancreas and heart function, cholesterol down, (took some time), sugar levels down (also took some time),no colds most of this time and weight gradually reducing, especially when I follow the exercise guidelines.
However the reason I started the BTD which was hypothyroidism has not improved, and I will be on full replacement therapy soon, and I have iron and calcium deficiences which have to be treated with supplements, food is not enough.I apparently look and behave much younger than my age (67) and mostly feel a million dollars.I think what it has given me is hope, confidence and security that I am doing all that is possible to extend and enrich my life in all the other ways that are open to me.
Jenny

Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, October 26, 2007, 3:31am; Reply: 10
How could I forget that?!  Yes, my constipation is cured also.  
Posted by: grooviechickie, Saturday, October 27, 2007, 8:05am; Reply: 11
It does seem like we're shyer than Os.  :P

I only just started this diet in a serious way about four weeks ago. Since then I have lost 4kg (8.8 pounds) and upped my exercise. I feel fitter and healthier already, and have more energy. My desire for a siesta has gone and I look forward to my walks.

Four years ago I became a vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and I decided to lose the dairy a year or so later when I read about it in ER4YT. I was pleased when Dr D said I shouldn't eat meat, so that was great for me.

I was seriously attached to wheat products but decided last month that it wasn't helping me - I was gaining weight (again) and had tried every diet around. The extra weight was painfully slow and difficult to shift, even when I concentrated really really hard on the diet I was following - I'd be lucky to lose 0.5kg in a week, and I'd work so hard for that measly amount. I was wondering if something was wrong with me. I was doing it the way I was supposed to! It was so disheartening for me, and I felt like a failure so I'd give up pretty quickly.

I am now eating foods that "sit right" in my stomach, and am noticing more now when foods don't agree with me. Yesterday afternoon I tried some whipped cream for the first time in ages. Big mistake. I couldn't eat dinner because my stomach bloated and I felt nauseous. So now I definitely know that milk products are a no-go for me.

Although at first this diet seems quite insane, I am now a convert and plan to keep it up for the rest of my life. It's not a quick fix for me, like a "diet" - it's the way I need to eat to ensure I am in good health. And that's the difference.  :)
Posted by: accjulie, Saturday, October 27, 2007, 12:51pm; Reply: 12
I started this diet 2 weeks ago and I'm so thrilled that I finally found something that works for me!!  ;D  In these two weeks, I have lost 7.5 lbs and I have more energy than ever before.  I LOVE this diet and I'm telling everyone about it.  My mom (A+) has Parkinson's and she's starting the diet on Monday.  Right now her house is full of avoids.  She eats an orange and a banana everyday, swiss cheese and tomato in her morning omelette and she love to snacks on cashews.  Unfortunately, they love to shop at Sam's Club so they have LOTS of stuff to get rid of...  :o  I requested the packets that explain the diet that you can hand out to people but they haven't come in yet.  Does anyone know how long it takes to get those?  
I'm so anxious to share my success with everyone...especially my doctor (who I have an appt with this Tuesday).
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 27, 2007, 9:42pm; Reply: 13
wow!
great testimonials, all of you! congratulations! :)
Posted by: Andrew, Sunday, October 28, 2007, 12:09am; Reply: 14
Hello Mayflowers:
Yes, there are lots of A's and a lot of success stories. :)

I gave the blood test to my eldest son and a copy of the food, beverage and supplement list to him after. He has lost weight, taken up yoga, cut back on extreme fitness (he still runs but more for pleasure), goes to bed earlier, has more energy and has finally  determined his dreams and is now actively persuing them. Amazing. A real delight to be with.

Hugs
  Andrew
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 28, 2007, 5:23am; Reply: 15
wise boy! ;)
Posted by: Wulf, Monday, October 29, 2007, 12:42am; Reply: 16
We are here...we're just shy  8)

Paul  :X
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 4:36pm; Reply: 17
Oh yes, and my dandruff went away too.
Posted by: Laurelai19, Monday, November 12, 2007, 12:05am; Reply: 18
1. Allergies 90% improved
2. Constipation gone
3. Excess mucous problem gone
4. Acne gone (luv those omega 3s!)
5. Lost 10 lbs & still losing
6. Lifelong lower tummy bloat gone
7. Lifelong brain fog gone (easier to concentrate)
8. Energy levels are WAY up!
9. Weird anxiety/depression cycles much improved after eliminating junky carbs from diet

And I've only been on the diet for 4 mos... ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, November 12, 2007, 12:51am; Reply: 19
It sure is nice hearing from you gentle A's!   :K)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 12, 2007, 2:59am; Reply: 20
great results! congratulations!
Posted by: 1581 (Guest), Monday, November 12, 2007, 8:21am; Reply: 21

Hi there Mayflowers

I used to be able to read my body, when I get sick, I knew mostly what the causes were. Without knowing anything about the blood type eating plan, I never liked red meat and tried to cut out starch, I hated potatoes (unless in crisp form). :X My family used to ridicule me for my eating habits and when I moved back in with my parents after being downsized from my job, eating was taken out of my hands. I picked up 10 kg (22 pounds) in 6-12 months. I was listless, depressed, bloated, sickly and nothing I did could change the way I felt. The only good thing that came out of that situation was that I met my husband. We met in August 03, I stopped smoking in September 03, I started a new job in October 03, we got engaged December 03, I moved into a new house (My Own At Last) in February 04 and got married in April 04. All these changes played havoc on my health and eating habits and getting married and having to cook for another person, did not help. I picked up another 10kg (22 pounds) in the next 6 months and it took me another 6 months to stabilize at the weight, going up another 6 kg (13 pounds) in the next year and a half (well, at least the weight piled on at a slower rate even though I by then weighed 78 kg (172 pounds)).
By this time I was in a job that I despised, leaving my house for the gym at 4 in the morning, getting to work at 7 (most mornings I was there at 6) and got back home at 8 in the evening. I used a nutritional shake for two meals a day and we had take-away for evening meals as it was too late to cook. I lost about 4 kg (8.8 pounds) and had a nervous breakdown. My cholesterol was high, my iron levels were non existent and my emotional state was abysmal. I resigned my job and became a housewife. I started watching BBC Food and changed our eating habits. For the first time, we had healthy meals in the right portion sizes but I still only lost 4 kg (8.8 pounds) in 8 months, even though I was exercising every day.

:DHERE IS WHERE THE GOOD NEWS STARTS, my mother introduced me to the Blood type diet and I went to it like a duck to water. I'm an A and my husband is an O type. We have been on this lifestyle change for only one month and the results were astonishing.

One of my biggest problems was the fact that I was exercising so hard, I kept making myself sick. I would gym for a week and be flat on my back in bed with another course of antibiotics for another week, take another week to recover and I could just as well have stayed home as go to the gym. Since I cut down on the Heavy exercise and started doing more Pilates and such, my health has improved. My husband ate WAY to much bread, since I started baking my own and started feeding him more meat, his health and energy levels have improved greatly.

I have lost 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds) in One Month and I feel great. I am starting to READ my body again. I will wait one more month before I go back to the doctor to measure my Iron and Cholesterol levels and I know I will surprise her. My Sinus problems are reduced, I am sleeping better and my moods have improved greatly, my husband can attest to that.

Discovering ER4YT has been the answer to my prayers and I will bring everyone and anyone I know, over to this lifestyle if I can.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, November 12, 2007, 9:06am; Reply: 22
Taan
what a wonderfull story  :D
really all of your stories are amazing  :K)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 6:35am; Reply: 23
great results so far!
congratulations! ;)

I d get your secretor status checked......
Posted by: 150 (Guest), Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 11:17am; Reply: 24
Taan I loved your story!

I don't have a lot of good things (yet) to crow about, but I will soon. I've been non committal about the blood type diet, believing in it, but choosing not to embrace it 100% yet for whatever reason. I actually think my environment is not harmonious at work and my stress levels are through the roof. Now that I've just gotten my secretor status I am going back over the books and setting up my routine and sticking to it.

I can tell you this - in 2004, like Taan, I had gained mountains of weight. I was morbidly obese (300 lbs), 28 years old, and in a marriage I despised. I ate everything, I medicated. I decided to get the lap band, because I still wanted to "own" my success but I needed a tool to help. THe band was no guarantee but it was supposed to kill hunger and help me keep portions small, as well as remind me to slow down and chew, otherwise things got stuck and it was an uncomfortable "reverse" eating.

The lap band forced meat to take a backseat which was fine in one sense. I ate some meat (hard to swallow without getting stuck) but was ok with chicken and began attempting fish (now I love it!) but was still not eating correctly. The portions were ridiculously small - when I followed the band's recommended diet I was consuming about 800 calories a day, hunger-free, but the toll on my body was bad. I got 3 cavities, lost hair (which wasn't too bad, I have lots of it and it grew back, but god is that unnerving) and spent hundreds on buying new clothes or getting suits tailored every two months. A great problem to have I guess!

I stopped at 100 lbs in weight loss because I felt there had to be a way to eat precisely what my body needed, keep my calories and fat down, and do it in a healthy manner. I picked up ER4YT in an effort to understand what my body really needed since I didn't seem to speak its language. And I loved anything medical - sound reasoning. I was dismayed to see I was supposed to be a vegetarian ;) But I started by cutting out red meat. That was over a year ago. The second I stopped eating red meat, my worst physical symptoms changed - no more "noisy pipes" with lots of bloating and gas and uncomfortable constipation, a massively lessened mucus production, a lightness when being full I hadn't felt even after dropping 100 lbs.

I have also cut out potatoes and white flour and noticed even more beneficial side effects. But I'm not sticking to it, because, I think, of sheer mental exhaustion. My job has been overwhelming my life and the few weeks I've been able to cook my own spelt pizza dough (told you I loved pizza...but made it A friendly) I've enjoyed it like crazy, but the energy required in constantly preparing special food is probably the biggest challenge.

I figure it's because of my job, actually, I work 10 hours a day with no breaks in a high pressure sales environment, and I simply don't have the energy to keep up with yoga or eating correctly, so two weeks ago I told my boss he needed to move me into IT (which is where I came from) where I can sit with a computer and do mental gymnastics and feel accomplished, and not feel unworthy and subpar all day long like in sales. So, it's happening :)

Sorry this was long winded. I'm a writer, too, and have not been able to write novels or music because of this rotten job - and A types are very CREATIVE!! I'm all pent up :>
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:57pm; Reply: 25
you re on the right track now!
enjoy your gradual changes and individuality!
thanks for sharing your journey, which is now beginning. ;)
alternate nostril breathing to the rescue!
Posted by: 1807 (Guest), Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:37pm; Reply: 26
I have enjoyed reading what all the A's have said. Can relate to the A's being shy. Just ordered my secetor test. Look forward to posting and getting to know everyone here.
Posted by: 1581 (Guest), Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:24am; Reply: 27
Hi Kateland

I am glad to hear that you made an effort to change your stressful situation. You will see, as soon as you see the ER4YT eating plan as a lifestyle, it will be easier to stick to, I mean, I even eat take-away once a week, I just try to make it A friendly with maybe ONE thing that is not right for my diet per meal. It keeps me sane. Makes it feel more natural.

I have learned to cook in less than 30min even before the ER4YT diet. I have now combined it all and if you would like some easy and fast meals, let me know, I can give you guys some tips. I can remember when I still worked until late and can sympathize.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7:19am; Reply: 28
Taan,
do add all the recipes you want to our new recipe base!
you will love it!
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm

just make sure to let us know if and when you post one,ok? ;)
Posted by: 1581 (Guest), Thursday, November 15, 2007, 8:03am; Reply: 29
I placed a recipe on the recipe base. It is quick and easy and can be done beforehand and frozen. Just make sure when you freeze this, that you place it in a plastic ziplock bag to help ensure the foil does not pierce.

"Fish and Veggie Pockets"

I got the idea from BBC Food watching Jamie Oliver and it has worked wonders for me.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:29pm; Reply: 30
thanks for sharing that recipe! ;)
Posted by: 1883 (Guest), Saturday, December 1, 2007, 11:00am; Reply: 31
I started just over a week ago.  I gave up my half & half in my coffee and replaced with organic non sweetened soy milk which I thought would be difficult, but wasn't.  Yesterday I told a co-worker that I was willing my half & half in the refrigerator to him.  :)  I fixed black eye peas last week which I absolutely love and have been eating them this week.  Have I mentioned I love black eye peas?  ;)

After a compliant meal I feel better.  I don' get that bloated or stuffed feeling I get after eating anymore.  I go to the bathroom easier (sorry but it's true).  

I weighed on Monday and by Wednesday I had lost 1.5 lbs.  When I weighed again on Friday I was down another 1.5 lbs.  I've even had pineapple with a small amount of frozen yogurt on top twice this week after supper to get rid of the sweet tooth I was having.  I've have been struggling with the weight I've put on over the past two years and hopefully I will continue to lose weight if I stick with this.  I don't expect to lose 3 lbs every week but would be happy with 1-2 lbs a week.

I got my secretor test in the mail yesterday and will be doing that this weekend.  My best friend (she's a B) who reminded me about the BTD (I've had the book for over 10 years) says just hearing me talk has got her all hyped up.  I've told several co-workers and gave them links to the sites here.  

I've typed up my food list and color coded the foods in Beneficial blue, Neutral black and Avoid in red.   :)  I'll keep a copy in my car and I've sent a copy of my list to work so I'll have one there too.  

So, wish me continued success.
Posted by: ruthie, Saturday, December 1, 2007, 1:21pm; Reply: 32
Wish I could report something dramatic...
I was already a vegetarian when discovering DrD's book at the library.  
I was also into Ayurveda, and was pleasantly surprised that he advocated some of same herbs.
The fact I could still indulge in red wine and coffee...well...
I had also recently returned from India spending most of my time in a commune learning to meditate.
So when DrD says that meditation is the route for A's rather than excessive exercise...I thought he had been looking over my shoulder instructing me before I read his books.
Now my diet includes turkey and fish.
I am not even remotely shy...just a lousy typist.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 1, 2007, 2:05pm; Reply: 33
great results!(clap)
Posted by: meribelle, Saturday, December 1, 2007, 6:22pm; Reply: 34
I am obviously not an A, but I do need encouragement today, and I received it when reading your posts.  It is so easy to over eat and eat avoids when crisis comes!  It may feel good for the moment, but then I feel sluggish and guilty at the same time.  

For the moment I can do better knowing that others are doing better too.
Posted by: Gumby, Sunday, December 2, 2007, 8:28pm; Reply: 35
Another A success here!  This lifestyle, combined with naturopathic care, has been life-alteringly successful for me.   :D   It's been over a year, so I don't really remember everything that it fixed LOL, but I do know that I went cold turkey and have never looked back.  

Yes I do have the odd avoid now, but it is a rare occasion for me.  I continue to tweak, making changes as I go as to what works best for me.  

from what I remember:
-instant reduction in pain and inflammation in all body systems
-I SLEEP now! :D
-some weight loss and easy maintenance
-increased energy

I know there are more, but that is a pretty awesome list!  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Monday, December 3, 2007, 4:14am; Reply: 36
it sure is!(clap)
Posted by: 1237 (Guest), Friday, December 7, 2007, 1:01am; Reply: 37
You must remember that there are fewer A's on the planet than O's!

With that out of the way-

I have been following the BTD for about 2 years. I found it after a six month stint with chemo to rid myself of a huge (8") Hodgkin's tumor. I've got to say- it has been amazing!!

The biggest deal is that the radiation zapped my thyroid and over 18 months it's function decreased to a point where the Dr. said I'd have to start synthetic thyroid by my next visit... miracle- my thyroid function is now up to normal (yes NORMAL).

The other benefits: I haven't been "in bed" sick for 2 years, my skin is clear unless I eat some avoids, my energy is much improved. Clear PET scans- YEAH!! It is amazing how toxic the avoids are when you have eliminated them and then "sneak" some. Instant headache!

I still suffer from congestion. I also struggle with avoiding vinegar- perhaps that is the root of the congestion.
Today I am on a quest for salad dressings without vinegar, and saw the call for "A" stories.

Joedee
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 7, 2007, 5:01am; Reply: 38
Joedee,
amazing results!
:)

I bet you are a secretor if those are the guidelines you ve been following and they ve worked so well!

A1 or A2?
MN?
that might be worth looking into.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, December 13, 2007, 8:25pm; Reply: 39
WOW!  Thank you all who replied!  :o . Being an "A" also, I can be quiet too...I guess it's in the blood! LOL! My son's are a B and O so you can imagine what dinner is like at my house.
I've been trying to follow the diet since 2004 (and was lurking in the forum) off and on. I was starting yet another diet and I realized I was eating like "A"'s are supposed to eat. (duh) It's really hard to give up wheat, and dairy. Did you know they found an addictive substance like a narcotic in wheat and that's why people are so addicted? scary.  Anyone with anemia know's, it's because of wheat and dairy. I had been anemic quite a few times in my life.  

I'm trying to get back on the wagon again. I really appreciate the responses because I need some motivation. bad. I need to get this weight off...25 pounds worth.. Thanks!  
  
Posted by: Andrew, Friday, December 14, 2007, 2:39am; Reply: 40
Quoted from 815
WOW!  Thank you all who replied!  :o . Being an "A" also, I can be quiet too...I guess it's in the blood! LOL! My son's are a B and O so you can imagine what dinner is like at my house.


Well, there are 4 As and an O, so one could theorize that dinner time (when they are actually ALL at home) would be quiet. No, negative, nien. More like a very loud 3 ring circus. The rather overwhelmed O actually likes it when they all leave the dinner table and the noise/confusion exits with them.
May have to do with their gender (males), age (over 5), or just sheer numbers!!

Yeah, it is definitely tougher trying to go only with the beneficials / neutrals  this time of year.
Just remember how GOOD you feel with the beneficials / neutrals and how BAD you feel with the avoids, despite their attraction. (Easy to say, tough to do)

Hugs
Andrew

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, December 14, 2007, 8:53pm; Reply: 41
I just started again and my sister sends me...cheesecake pettifours.
She doesn't believe in the blood type diet..She's the same type as me.  :-/ Soooo, I cheated. Again. The Holidays are the toughest for me!  I was doing so well not eating wheat!
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, December 14, 2007, 11:06pm; Reply: 42
Mayflower
-so glad you are here with us.
I hope you enjoyed the cheesecake  ;)

I know its frustrating - try hard to not let it get to you.
Just keep going. One meal at a time.

You might like to join the FS (fresh start) thread. Lots of encouragement there to counteract the negative pople. (sunny)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 15, 2007, 4:59am; Reply: 43
jump right back on the wagon whenever you can! ;)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, December 15, 2007, 9:39pm; Reply: 44
''Just follow the book, and don't look for magic fixes that are going
to get you off the hook. Do the work.''
P. D'Adamo, Jan '98

Boy if that statement isn't me. I've been looking for a quick fix..nothing worked for long. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to join the Fresh Start thread.
The cheesecake pettifours were soo good.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 15, 2007, 9:47pm; Reply: 45
;)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, December 16, 2007, 11:20pm; Reply: 46
can you please give me the link for the Fresh Start thread.
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, December 16, 2007, 11:36pm; Reply: 47
It's under the "Off Topic" Forum area
look for "Sky Saw"

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Are you on the Active discussion page?

Look at the top right corner
Look for "List Hottest Threads"

This is what you are looking for:   "FS 12/10 through 12/16"
tomorrow it will change to "FS 12/17 through 12/23"
Posted by: Lola, Monday, December 17, 2007, 3:14am; Reply: 48
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1197309637/s-55/#num55
Posted by: +Aan, Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 49
I've just started back on the BTD. Before menopause I was on the Fit for Life Diet. I got pretty healthy on that. However my ankles were always swollen. This was due to the large amounts of flour I would eat. During menopause I stopped that diet and gained over 100 lbs sadly to say. I started the BTD but was only able to stay compliant on it for about two weeks. But have always believed in it. I get on the board off and on. Now I am trying the GTD. I feel it is similar. I'm not 100% but I am going to give it a better shot. I've lost a few pounds but I've only been on it a short time. My asthma is still bad but hopefully that will change. I'm on a cortico steroid inhaler. However the biggest thing I've noticed is how soft my skin is feeling. I don't use anti ageing creams because they break me out. I just use glyceren soap. I retired at the first of the year and have more time to work on myself now. Hopefully I will have a better testimonial come summer...Aani  
Posted by: Stormy, Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 50
I did the food combining diet years ago.  I found it made quite a difference in how I digested foods, but I wasn't serious about it . . . was just curious.

The BTD has helped in many ways: energy, healing, clarity of thought, etc.

Hope you find it as helpful with your issues.  Welcome back!
Posted by: northstar, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 5:08am; Reply: 51
Alive and kicking!  :K)

Like many "As" I know, my schedule is so filled up, I have
to tear myself away to read the entries on this forum. It is
the only forum I belong to. (I'm quite selective.)

Since January 7th (starting GTD) I have lost:

* lost about 7 lbs
* sinitus has gone
* no more chronic sore throat
* no more sore knees
* can get up easily
* do not need to take pain killers and cold medicine

Need I say more?
Yes, GTD is working and I have almost no cravings.

So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.


Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 5:11am; Reply: 52
wow!
that must feel good!(clap)
Posted by: GillianR, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 8:48am; Reply: 53
Fixed or improved:

1. inflamation and swelling in hands and feet (still have some)
2. sleeping too long and not rested
3. black marks on teeth (wheat, I think)
4. cold hands and feet (got to keep the warm heart!)
5. stuffy nose
6. dry skin
7. callouses on feet (go figure!)
8. Toes bending in towards each other
9. finger bent backwards from arthritis (now straight)
10. anxiety
11. depression in winter
12. anger (understandable in retrospect)
13. back pain (still have some)
14. supersensitivity to noise, light, etc.
15. stiff neck (used to crack my neck all the time for relief)
16. Unconscious neck cracking!
17. eye sight improved
18. memory improved
19. clarity of mind improved

Except for 1) and 9) I thought those were all "normal" for me. They were the bonus when I tried to cure my psoriatic arthritis.

Now I am plagued with obsessive scanning of the BTD website. lol
Posted by: GillianR, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 8:59am; Reply: 54
Northstar:
Relaxing tips

1) yoga breathing. When driving I used to straighten my back and do a few minutes of yoga breathing. Drop your shoulders. Breath, then drop them even lower. Lift them and then roll them to the back.

2)Find someone really funny and laugh heartily. Laughing alone in your office, just makes for work problems. LOL

3) Do some belly dance moves. Rotate your hips in one big circle while not moving your upper body. The circle will get bigger with practice.

4) Listen to some really great music. Sing.

5) massage your hands with lotion. Concentrate on doing each finger and every part of the palm.
Posted by: monstar, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 9:56am; Reply: 55
Quoted from GillianR
Fixed or improved:

1. inflamation and swelling in hands and feet (still have some)
2. sleeping too long and not rested
3. black marks on teeth (wheat, I think)
4. cold hands and feet (got to keep the warm heart!)
5. stuffy nose
6. dry skin
7. callouses on feet (go figure!)
8. Toes bending in towards each other
9. finger bent backwards from arthritis (now straight)
10. anxiety
11. depression in winter
12. anger (understandable in retrospect)
13. back pain (still have some)
14. supersensitivity to noise, light, etc.
15. stiff neck (used to crack my neck all the time for relief)
16. Unconscious neck cracking!
17. eye sight improved
18. memory improved
19. clarity of mind improved

Except for 1) and 9) I thought those were all "normal" for me. They were the bonus when I tried to cure my psoriatic arthritis.

Now I am plagued with obsessive scanning of the BTD website. lol


GillianR,
What a fantastic testimonial! you've definitely upped my motivation with your list of improvements. I get the cracking neck thing too, in fact I'm sitting here tilting my head and cracking my neck to ease the pain as I type. I tend to get combined symptoms with my crackly neck, it usually happens when I have a headache and then 95% of the time I'll also have a stuffy nose. My other big problem is waking up tired everyday no matter how long I sleep and it is so hard to drag myself out of bed, even on the weekends. If I can fix these things and prevent myself from getting the dreaded cancer that has been picking off my family I'll be over the moon.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 4:22pm; Reply: 56
GillianR,
that is truly magnificent!
and this you achieved in how long a time span?
Posted by: northstar, Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 4:20am; Reply: 57
Thanks GillianR!

I liked all your tips for relaxing, but especially the one
for belly dancing. I am so awful at it, I can't help but
laugh at myself.(clown)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 7:06pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from northstar
Alive and kicking!  :K)
So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.


Warriors are supposed to Meditate to handle stress
Oooooommmm. :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 9:26pm; Reply: 59
Quoted from northstar
Like many "As" I know, my schedule is so filled up, I have
to tear myself away to read the entries on this forum. It is
the only forum I belong to. (I'm quite selective.)

So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.


The only way I know to reduce the activity on the schedule is to say no to new opportunities to spend time somewhere and slowly reduce the current obligations as well.  

I used to be very busy with work and volunteer work, so I had very little time for anything else.  My body decided that I needed to spend some time caring for it, so I had to drop many of the "volunteer oppportunities" that I had taken on.  

Some people didn't understand initially, and maybe still don't, but you have to do what is necessary for you first or else there won't be any of you to do anything else either.

Block out some "you" time on your calendar that you allow nothing to pre-empt.  Change your mind set to "This is my XXX (engineer speak for fill-in-the-blank) time", and it is the highest priority use of this time, so nothing can interfere with it.  When this time comes, do what you scheduled and ignore the phone, people, etc...  It gets easier when you've practiced a bit...
Posted by: GillianR, Thursday, January 31, 2008, 6:14am; Reply: 60
Monstar,
     This will happen for you, too! You will wake up one morning at 5 am and feel great, with no stuffy nose. You will jump around the room saying "Halelujia" (I know that is wrong. how do you use spellcheck?). Then you will say, "Drat, no one I know is awake now. I have never had this problem before." ;D

Lola,
    May 2006 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and instructed to take methotrexate. I decided I would not take that until I had tried other things. Started the BTD in May 2006 by cutting out red meat and adding more of the beneficials that I liked anyway and not eating avoids that I didn't like anyway. My inflamation went down. Sept 2006 I finally had enough energy to up it a notch. I cut out wheat completely and cut out unacceptable dairy completely( daily milk and cheddar cheese was my past life!). Within days I was up at 5:30 . The first day I went through my freezer , which had previously been impossible what with the cold and stiff hands and lack of energy. The next day I went through my cupboards and donated lots of wheat things to the food bank and to my friends AB hubby. The third day I looked at my desk, the piles of papers and notes of things for me to remember and cleared off the desk. It was a miracle.

Northstar,
     Try the belly dance moves with a jingly belt. It doesn't matter how bad you are , it sounds great! ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 31, 2008, 8:05am; Reply: 61
unbelievable!
happy for you!
Posted by: mikeo, Monday, February 11, 2008, 7:25pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from +Aan
I've just started back on the BTD. Before menopause I was on the Fit for Life Diet. I got pretty healthy on that. However my ankles were always swollen. This was due to the large amounts of flour I would eat. During menopause I stopped that diet and gained over 100 lbs sadly to say. I started the BTD but was only able to stay compliant on it for about two weeks. But have always believed in it. I get on the board off and on. Now I am trying the GTD. I feel it is similar. I'm not 100% but I am going to give it a better shot. I've lost a few pounds but I've only been on it a short time. My asthma is still bad but hopefully that will change. I'm on a cortico steroid inhaler. However the biggest thing I've noticed is how soft my skin is feeling. I don't use anti ageing creams because they break me out. I just use glyceren soap. I retired at the first of the year and have more time to work on myself now. Hopefully I will have a better testimonial come summer...Aani  


you may be a over breather...you may be losing too much carbon dioxide..check out http://www.buteykoairways.com/asthma.htm

Posted by: 1682 (Guest), Thursday, May 8, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 63
Hello Everybody!

Thank you Taan and Kateland for your testamonies. I was just writing to someone on another post that I hadn't seen many A's sharing very much so I was real happy to hear your personal experiences.

I've been eating a healthy lifestyle, (or so I thought!) since I was about 20, but I smoked for much of that time having just quit 4 years ago.  I began closely following the BTD in about May '06 and   WOW!, ... what results I have achieved!

Back when I thought I was eating healthy I, like many people, believed I was doing the right thing by incorporating alot of variety in my diet.  These days I see that one of the most helpful aspects of eating according to my type is that I'm able to focus on what is the very best for me.  The proof is in the pudding so to speak, (sorry, ... couldn't resist that one! ;D) at least as far as my results are concerned. :D

I used to be constantly tired, and the veins in my hands and feet would swell terribly every time I ate it seemed. That has improved greatly.  I had always had problems with blemishes on my face, but now that has completely turned around with most of my issues being barely noticeable!  So, despite still struggling with trying to lose 20 lbs, still I look much better than I have in years.  

I think the main reason the weight is an ongoing battle for me is because our bodies really take a toll when our metabolism is so negatively affected by things like cigarette smoking, especially for as long as I did.  This is one of the most important things I would share with a young person who'd picked up the habit.  I'd warn them of just how far reaching the cost of "changing" ones metabolism really is!

I'm eating all the right things but probably just eating too much of it.  Just doesn't seem fair, does it, that once we "grow up" we can't afford too many extra calories unless we're vigorously working them off!  :P ::)  and ... it sure doesn't take long to add up to the 1,200 or so calories it takes to maintain whatever weight we're trying to lose.  Also, I never realized before just what a cardio workout cigarette smoking really is, ... ahhh, but at such a devasting costs!

The good news however, is that for me things are getting better and better every day!  ;D

Thanks for all of your input.  I'm going to make it a point to check in with the site more regularly.  There is no one in my circle who is practicing this except my husband and I.  He is a type O and also noticing many good results although he has only been doing this since the beginning of this year.  We're just recently married!  ;D  

I try to pass all this on whenever I can, but it sure is nice to be able to exchange ideas and successes with others who "get it"!  ;)

Peace to you all,
Stacia  :)


Posted by: Lola, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 4:54pm; Reply: 64
find out about secretor status to finetune your diet choices!!
glad you are having such great results!
Posted by: Sky, Friday, September 26, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 65
Improved sleep, not getting fat, improved mood and energy level, and much better understanding of me and my body.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 27, 2008, 12:44am; Reply: 66
those results are very positive!
Posted by: 4390 (Guest), Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 9:34am; Reply: 67
Hi Mayflower!

I've had digestive problems for years, and recently started getting problems with my gall bladder.
I was already on a gluten free, dairy free and fat free diet, and even though my diet was that restricted I still was getting a lot of pain, bloating, and all the other glorious symptoms of ibs! People would ask if I was pregnant because I was so bloated.

So... I took matters into my own hands and decided to put myself on the blood type diet. Within 2 weeks my bloating was gone, I'd lost 8 lbs and people were remarking I had lost weight. Better still, no bloating/pain/gas/etc! I also noticed a boost in energy. I can now get up earlier and I can last much longer in the gym!

Go type A's!!

Claire

Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, December 11, 2008, 4:22am; Reply: 68
Claire, welcome to the forums!  Good to hear the testimony of your fantastic results.  
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5:49pm; Reply: 69
Claire, welcome on our boards and congratulations for your awesome success!!!...(clap)(dance)(clap)(dance)(ok)(sunny)
Posted by: kawaikx15, Monday, January 5, 2009, 1:42am; Reply: 70
Hello friends,

Dr Peter is the salt of the earth.. His book has done wonders to me..
I am type A and I had acute constipation. Now that it is gone, I am lot more healthier than ever.
My diet still lacks fiber and motion is not an ideal one..
Last evening I tried a new thing - I took a spoonful of psyllium husk during the dinner (in-the-middle-of-dinner)
this morning I had a smooth motion..
could any expert ratify this experiment..?

I would appreciate a lot..
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 5, 2009, 6:26am; Reply: 71
welcome!
glad this lifestyle is working for you!

take a look at typebase here above whenever you want a food rating
or use the search button on top of the home page to do a search., on anything having been said on the subject.
try linseed
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?167
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 1:52am; Reply: 72
Welcome! You will love this board/forum!
If the psyllium works, go for it.
Also, do you eat white rice  or brown rice? White is like cement in my system, so I don't eat it.  Eat lots of fruits & vegetables & things should move smoothly.  We love to hear success stories & help those in need!
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 2:33am; Reply: 73
kawaikx15, I have much better movements on the diet as well, among many other improvements!
Posted by: kawaikx15, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 3:37am; Reply: 74
I eat white rice. Occasionally brown rice.
The problem I am facing is the non-availability of the items (highly beneficial & neurtal ones) in our local market..
Otherwise me and my wife are following the book's advice to the full stop and commas. She is O type but a veggie.
I still have foul smell in my stool and foul gas problem.. Hope it would get cured sooner..
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 4:10am; Reply: 75
Give it time.  It may take a while for your gut to clear out and heal.
Posted by: kawaikx15, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 4:30am; Reply: 76
I hope so..
There is another confusion I am seeking answer to..
Book puts sesame oil in AVOID list for type As..
but the typebase on the website puts sesame oil in NEUTRAL list...

why so ? what to follow in this case?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 5:20am; Reply: 77
you can try adopting the non secretor values and try to get your Lewis test done asap.
if you happened to be a non secretor, you d already be following the right diet, and if not, then you simply switch to the secretor guidelines, or vice versa.....the choice is entirely yours.
Posted by: kawaikx15, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 5:52am; Reply: 78
alright.. I will seek lewis test..
I found that typebase 4 is the latest version and the book I have might have some errors...
So I should follow the typebase 4... Am I right?

thanks in advance
Posted by: kawaikx15, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 5:56am; Reply: 79
I live in India and secretor test may not be possible... can you suggest me any other common test which might be available in my country, that can decide my secretor status?????
Posted by: accidental_chef, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 6:13am; Reply: 80
Quoted from kawaikx15
I live in India and secretor test may not be possible... can you suggest me any other common test which might be available in my country, that can decide my secretor status?????


There are no facilities in India for Secretor and Lewis testing. The *nearest* location is Singapore.

There are no other form of testing currently for testing secretor testing.

Posted by: kawaikx15, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 6:59am; Reply: 81
gotta fly to singapore then...  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 4:42pm; Reply: 82
info@healthyharvest.com.sg
ifhi_singapore@healthyharvest.com.sg
http://www.mybloodtypestore.com/shop.asp?mainCat=1&subCat=2
distributor is in Singapore/Malaysia (Healthy Harvest.  They sell secretor kits
and say to send the sample to Great Smokies in the USA for the lab work
Posted by: kawaikx15, Friday, January 9, 2009, 9:02am; Reply: 83
thanks .. well that would be too much of hassle at the moment.. what me and wife decided is to assume that we are secretor and follow the typebase diet strictly for a month and see the results..

about my psyllium usage, something bad happened.. I overdid the psyllium usage and ended up with bowel obstructions !!
now it is ok and I learnt that one should not suddenly increase the intake of fiber in one's diet.. it should be gradually increased along with lots of water...

I am gonna be careful with the food items with excess fiber ... NO MORE SUDDEN INCREASE IN THEIR INTAKE !!!!!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 9, 2009, 3:30pm; Reply: 84
Important also is to chose the appropriate fiber for you......
each physiology is unique and you ll learn how to apply your supplements optimally, by following the guidelines.
psyllium is derived from plantains, causing inflammation to an O system.....
try ground linseed, perhaps a better alternative.
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/convert1/config.pl?read=586

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP004
excellent fiber, worth looking into
http://www.dadamo.com/science_larch.htm
Posted by: anniepeyton, Sunday, March 1, 2009, 8:56pm; Reply: 85
Will begin this diet tomorrow - getting lots of useful info from you all!  Questions:

Kateland - could you share your recipe for A-friendly pizza?

Also, do many of you find that you gain weight when you eat breads, even the spelt, etc?  From what the book says, we should be processing grains and pastas better than other types, but some of you have complained of weight gain. I do not want to gain any weight, since I am hoping to lose 8 lbs or so.

Also, I am questioning how fit we can be (or get) by doing gentle exercise like yoga.  I currently do body pump to try to keep firm (have let it all go over the winter  :-/ and I really want to get toned again.  I also like to run in the warm weather, not long distances, 1 - 3 miles 3 times a week.  Can I still exercise that way?  I don't want to be gooshy.  (gooshier)

Also, what do the notations under the blood types mean?  ex: warrior, moderator, teacher, etc..   I know I have a lot to learn!
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Sunday, March 1, 2009, 9:35pm; Reply: 86
Hi Annie and welcome , have small portions of spelt and Kamut if you feel you digest it well, but not every day. Quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice are better carbs for As, especially if nonnies.
These flours (better in a mix and with flax seed flour) with quick rising yeast could give an A friendly pizza too.
If the weight is not coming down try  to cut wheat, spelt and kamut as rye; sometimes gluten grains have this nasty effect to slow your metabolic rate and your weight loss.,
hope this helps!
Maria Giovanna
Posted by: anniepeyton, Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:08am; Reply: 87

Thank you Maria and thank you everybody,

I have to say, its so exciting and interesting to have people from all over the world doing the diet and on this forum!  I love that and I can tell this will be a valuable tool for me as I find my way through this new territory.  I'm getting excited about it now!

Also, I still would like to know if this program is conducive to being firm and fit.  I am thin, but flabby and have a lot of cellulite in butt and thighs.  (Sorry for the mental picture).  Really want to get firm and toned again.  As I age its getting harder to achieve.  Any advice from buff A types?  I'm worried about the "gentle exercise" - afraid I won't get in shape with just that.

Thank you.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:27am; Reply: 88
Hi anniepeyton, at the risk of bragging I'm a pretty buff A, 5'7", 128lbs and 13% body fat. I do some yoga and I also go to the gym and do weights and cardio. It is my understanding, and my take on things that A's relax by doing the yoga and meditation but that doesn't mean it isn't good for us to exercise hard if we feel like it and I enjoy a good workout, makes me feel great! I found a wonderful gym with an owner that puts together a program for me to follow and change every few weeks and it has been wonderful, I feel better than I ever have. ;D
p.s. I don't go to the gym every day, about three to four times a week.
Posted by: anniepeyton, Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:36am; Reply: 89
Sam Dan,

thanks, I feel better now!  I'm about your weight, but I need to firm it up.  Believe me, it is possible to be skinny and fat at the same time, that's me right now!  I used to never have to think about it, just thin and ate whatever I wanted, but after two kids and a crazy busy life, I've gotten out of shape.  I do have a gym membership and thanks to you, will continue my regular classes but maybe add some yoga to destress.  Actually my summer walk to the high school track and a 2-mile run destresses me immensely (3 X week).  Can't wait for warm weather again!
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:52am; Reply: 90
I'm skinny at fat at the same time.  I have very skinny arms and very skinny legs, and a flat rear end, but I have all this "extra" on my back, sides and...well, my whole trunk.  I have a thick waist.  Some of that started slimming off on the Warrior diet along with lots of time in the garden last summer.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:04am; Reply: 91
Quoted from grey rabbit
Hi anniepeyton, at the risk of bragging I'm a pretty buff A, 5'7", 128lbs and 13% body fat.

I think I would crush you! hee hee :o :o :o

I am 5' 4 " and 130, I am not flabby.

I only walk  for excercise.



Posted by: grey rabbit, Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:16am; Reply: 92
Quoted from Andrea AWsec

I think I would crush you! hee hee :o :o :o

I am 5' 4 " and 130, I am not flabby.

I only walk  for excercise.





Probably, but why would you want to? :(
When I am doing field work I am walking over rough ground for up to eight hours a day. If I did not do my cardio I would not be able to this.
I do weight-bearing exercises for my bones. I enjoy the way my muscles look when I lift the weights, makes me feel strong inside and out.
I used to have a flat butt and I didn't like it so I decided to do something about it ;D
Posted by: Drea, Monday, March 2, 2009, 3:01am; Reply: 93
Quoted from anniepeyton


Also, do many of you find that you gain weight when you eat breads, even the spelt, etc?


I can speak to this. I do best when I eat one serving of compliant grain once a day, or even once every two days. Beyond that, it's very difficult for me to lose weight.
Posted by: Gumby, Monday, March 2, 2009, 4:16pm; Reply: 94
For me, grains every day are really important.  I do well with grains and they do not impact my weight.  I usually eat 2-4 servings* per day.  I am gluten free though, so perhaps that makes a difference.  Gluten makes me feel awful...but I still lost weight even before I figured that out, so I guess it is just an individual thing.  You'll have to see what works for you.

(*these would be small servings as in the genotype book...1/2 c cooked grain or 1 slice of bread)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, March 2, 2009, 4:38pm; Reply: 95
Quoted from Drea


I can speak to this. I do best when I eat one serving of compliant grain once a day, or even once every two days. Beyond that, it's very difficult for me to lose weight.


I've gotten around it by making sure I use very high fiber bread. I usually buy Bran For Life by Food For Life and it's great. It has 5 grams of fiber. I also eat wheat germ..and oat bran..When I went gluten free, I gained instantly on those fiberless gluten free foods made with rice flour..Like 5 lbs in two days. It was horrible. Then Dr. D looked at my tests and felt that I wasn't a celiac so I went back to wheat.
Posted by: anniepeyton, Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 3:09pm; Reply: 96
What do you all think of Ezekiel bread?  I started my diet yesterday, think I did well, (even lost one lb!) but spent too much time making supper (cold soba noodle recipe from the book).  It was really good, but I liked it warmed up.  My family really liked it, but with chicken tossed in.  Tonight I will not have time to cook, have an appointment in the evening, but will get a pizza for my family and probably make a grilled ezekiel bread and veggie cheese sandwich?  Will also have a sandwich for lunch today, though, and don't want to overdo the bread.  hmm.

Are there A-friendly tortilla chips you can buy or other store-bought munchies?  I can't see myself making my own tortilla chips.  Is guacamole ok for me?  I will miss my snacks.
I threw away my beloved cheetoes yesterday.  Yes, I truly do have a cheeto addiction.  Anything similar I can have?  I know that's a stretch, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway!
Posted by: 5213 (Guest), Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:43pm; Reply: 97
A-type

In 2001 I was 210 lbs and I worked construction hauling around rebar in yard. I was built pretty well but no matter how hard I worked I could work off the flab. Now in fall of 01 I went back to school where I put on another 40 lbs by the time I graduated. I tried to go back into working construction after school until I could find a suitable job, but I could barely touch my feet standing up because my gut was in the way making it already hard to breath.

When I finally found work w/ benefits I went to the Doctor who then told me my cholesterol was at 245 at 27 years of age and I was clinically obese. 250 lbs and 34.2% body fat. She then wanted to put me on some meds for my cholesterol but I told them that I would do it on my own so I cut out 50% of all animal product and started going to the gym every other night. Six months later there was no change. So I came to the realization that if I was going to do this I was going to have to change my life style and go vegetarian. (no dairy or fish, only egg whites)

A 6 months later I went in for my check up 50 lbs lighter and 23% body fat. After the blood work I was at 104 cholesterol. I leveled out at 145-165 later on and ended up dropping a total of 73 lbs and leveling out at 13-14% body fat. But I was missing something and I could feel it.
Last summer I was talking with a friends neighbor about my diet and how much weight Id lost. He then asked if I had ever heard of the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type and I said yeah but knew nothing of it. He then asked what blood type I was which I responded with A. He then hands me a small A type booklet. A few days later I read it while walking the dog. The book is basically the diet that Im on with the only exception of it recommends eating fish once in a while and some other interesting tid-bits. I took me a year before I took up eating fish because of the horror stories that Id heard about returning to eating meat. But while I was in Maui in March of 09 I tried some fresh fish and nothing happened. Now Im not sure if this is hurting me but I have noticed that the cold soar meds I was taking is no longer needed. Before the trip if I happened to miss a few days without the meds I would immediately breakout. I actually ran out on the trip when I was eating fish almost every other day there. I take them still when I get sick but only one or two just in case.  

Everyone that I know that is on a diet that is very close to the A type diet and has benefited are A types, I have a few Vegan/Veggies friends that are O types that have had tons of weight issues, sickness and one with thyroid issues. Seeing this helps me understand why being vegetarian doens't work for everyone.

Now there are some things that I wont give up, (Whey Protien, Orange Juice) but Im pretty content with where Im at. Dr. Ds book and research has helped me with my lifestyle, and giving a scientific reason why some should eat meat and others shouldnt when some wont get off my back about the way I eat.

I'm glad to see that there are so many like myself here. I enjoy reading your posts! :)

-M
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8:36pm; Reply: 98
Fantastic, Marv!  Welcome to the forums.  
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 9:59pm; Reply: 99
Marv,
great results so far, congratulations!
You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!

here s more interesting data on your unique physiology....
Blood Type A Basics
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeA_basic.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjMqnxSBF4
and the tutorial to introduce you to the concept of secretor status and its importance in fine tuning your diet
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=custom&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dadamo.com%2Fknowbase%2Fnewbie%2Fa.htm&ei=q333SbHhL6GxtgeLweGyDw&usg=AFQjCNH-W6pdJ-_uSjsL0lt2966W7Oi7vw
enjoy!
Posted by: Vicki, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 3:50am; Reply: 100
Hey there, Marv.  Thanks for sharing your story.  
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Saturday, May 2, 2009, 2:17am; Reply: 101
Welcome Marv! Great testimonlial!  Maybe you can mix pineapple juice with your orange juice & try different juices/fruits.  We hope you can keep posting. This forum has a lot to offer.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 4:03pm; Reply: 102
Hi Marv,
  Welcome to the forum. I just saw Dr. D give a lecture last week, and he said 70% compliant is great. We all have our foods we can't be without.. I, being Italian, do not have Dr. D's will power. (or his father's will power) I have to have some tomatoes on occassion. Out of all the nightshades, tomatoes don't bother me. Potatoes however, give me joint pain. Lucky for me I don't like them too much.  Oranges on the other hand give me migraines..I found that out by accident by giving up oranges for my skin and I realized my headaches went away.  My sister and my two sons are allergic to oranges. I drink pineapple juice, apple juice, grape juice...
Posted by: Mouse, Monday, May 11, 2009, 4:30pm; Reply: 103
Hi there

I am a newbie to forums, but a longtime BTDer.

For me, growing up, the word 'diet' always had connotations of giving something up or eating in a limited way, so when, in February of 2001 I was feeling constantly bloated and sluggish and although I was only a UK 12-14 (I think this is a US 8-10??? ) at 5ft0 and in the region of 135 pounds I felt what I can only describe as "wrong in my own skin", I thought that was how it would always be.

But my friend, a very wise lady who has since graduated with her ND, was able to introduce me to the BTD concept, and I decided to take up the 2 week challenge issued in Eat Right.  I felt so much better straight away that, although my level of compliance wavers at times, I always return to the BTD sooner or later.

My immune system has improved, my allergies are reduced (although sadly not entirely eliminated :-/ ), I have oodles more energy, and I am now a much happier UK8/wavering around the 110-112 pound mark which is where the weightloss stopped naturally, as indicated in Eat Right!  Being an active sort anyway, my exercise exceeds the type-A recommendations, but I have found that the addition of a Yoga/Pilates/Tai chi based class to my week allows me a much better sleep pattern and reduces my stress by a whole ton!

In real terms of what I enjoy eating ... tomatoes I can happily do without, I have found, and bananas, which I thought would be a challenge to avoid, but actually aren't.  I miss potatoes quite a lot, but also notice their bad effects when my resolve against them crumbles.  In my previous life I loved cheese, and while I find still want cheese in my brain, I don't enjoy the actual eating of it any more ... so I hope that given time, my pre-programming will change!

I have found that I identify strongly with many type-A traits, like routine, planning and organisation, and the personality descriptors fit me better than any other I have ever come across.  I have so enjoyed reading the blogs on this site for the last 5 years, and find it interesting to hear of the struggles other types have, and how they are different and similar to my own.

I suppose what I'm really trying to say (in a very long way!) is that I feel like I fit in here, and I am so very glad to have found the BTD relatively early in life.  I feel my life will be richer for it.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:38pm; Reply: 104
Hi Mouse  :)
Welcome!   I hear ya about allergies.  I have more trouble avoiding tomatoes that potatoes. I'm not a big potato eater. I always thought they were tasteless, unless dreneched in oil like chips.  And I'm the same way as you, that I might waiver but I tend to always come back to the BTD because I feel more balanced on it then other eating programs.  I however, am not 5'0"  I'm 5'7" and a Amazon. My mom was 5'1" and also an A+.  

This is originally my first thread from when I joined the BTD forum in 2007! Cool that people are still posting!  ;D  I've come a long way since then.  I've been following Dr. D's work since his first book Eat Right and now the GenoType Diet, his latest research. It's a fascinating read and fun to find out what GenoType one is.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 11, 2009, 8:49pm; Reply: 105
Mouse,
great results and welcome!

take a look at the health series book, allergies
might be the right fit for you!
Posted by: Cenedra, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 1:04am; Reply: 106
I have up and down moments to be honest. I did great first 3 weeks ont he BTD, then went on a crazy food binge, then started on the GTD. First lost a bit weight, now took on weight. I hoep its only due to y "womanthing" this week. I actually like the A-type/teacher diet, but I still feel that when I eat a bit more (more is what other people wpuld define as ormal I guess) I gain weight. Like yesterday night I had a sandwich with egg, salad, brie cheese, cucumber on speltbread at 8pm and wuppsi 1 kg more on th balance. Not sure if I need to eat arbs only int he evening and not mix with the proteins. Bit frustrating also that I am still quite tired. Unless i id my yoga at 7pm in the morning funny enough. I believe this lifestyle is the riht one to go, it would just be nic eto see results faster and not have it go the other way. I also still get a swollen itchy right eye after sleep quiet often, but I am off the high dose of antihystamins though. Anyone has any exerience on how longittakesto see some sustainable results? Thanks
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 4:29am; Reply: 107
3 to 6 months to reset, so take it one day at a time :)
Posted by: Cenedra, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 5:10am; Reply: 108
Hej Lola,
Yes, I am hanging in there. I also should try to go to bed before 11pm but I have most energy at night somehow. I told myself to stick to it at least for 2 month without giving into major temptation.
Will let you know. SWAMI will only be available for doctors here after the conferenc ein June, so maybe i just go directly for private ones in July. Depending on the costs as well.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 5:30am; Reply: 109
great! ;)
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 12:44pm; Reply: 110
Cenedra, if you have your energy at night, be careful of eating dessert (even if it's fruit).  Back when I was having a hard time balancing blood sugar, I ate my dessert (which was usually fruit) after lunch instead of after dinner.  Now I eat my fruit during the day.

Also, you may want to consider eating more at breakfast and lunch and toning down dinner a little.  Food gives energy, and if you're eating a big dinner and feeling really energetic, you may want to try to get that energy earlier in the day by making sure you have really good, big, beneficial meals.  Otherwise you may find yourself dragging around all day and then feeling your best after dinner.  
Posted by: Cenedra, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 3:04am; Reply: 111
Hej Ribbit,

That sounds good, except that IS what I am already doing. Although not sure what you consider big since I also want to lose 2-3 kg right now. But I have the fruits in the morning up tp lunch, then cookies, rice crackers, nuts or Unibar foer afternoon snack and either a veggie sandwich, asian styr fry with tofu, miso soup 1 one slice Ezekiel bread, rice with nuts and ogions or salad with spelt bread in the evenings. Usual just one portion. I even have my chocolate in the morning.
I guess I just do not like my work and my workouts. For me the fun starts when I am home being able to relax ;)
Posted by: 6743 (Guest), Friday, October 2, 2009, 8:05am; Reply: 112
Hi Everybody,

Thank you for sharing your stories about how the diet has added to your quality of life.  I initially bought the Blood Type book and it made sense.  Then I bought the Genotype book and it said that I am a Teacher.  I have been following it pretty closely, 80- 100% of the time.  I have already feel better, and it has only been two weeks!
I have slowly been gaining weight over the last 10 years and have paid $$$ to try to lose it, exercising like a fiend (even paid a personal trainer an outrageous amount of money... only to gain 20 lbs!)  Yes, my mission is to lose weight, but more importantly to feel well.
So far I have mental clarity that I have not had in years!
In two weeks I have lost 7 lbs!  And that is not with trying, just eating on my list.
I am hoping to find relief from arthritis.

With only two weeks under my belt I feel amazing, I am looking forward to hearing more great moments and sharing mine too.  This is not a diet for me, this is a lifestyle change.

I have been thinking about buying the Swami Express but am wondering if I should just stick to the information in the books and go from there.  What do you think?  Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.  I just want to eat well and feel fantastic. ;)

Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, October 2, 2009, 11:54am; Reply: 113
If the Teacher diet is working keep at it. You will know when to do the SWAMI. ;)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, October 2, 2009, 4:50pm; Reply: 114
Great job kkmama!  Isn't this cool? My thread is still here.. :)   This is from when I first joined (again...was a member in 2004 for a short stint)  I noticed some people here have the weigtloss tickers and I'm realizing that not too many people here have them.  I know why. Because the BTD and the GenoType diet are Health diets. They're not weight loss diets.  As Dr. D said in his youtube video on the GenoType diet, a "Diet" is something you do, to lose weight for your brother's wedding to fit into the tux. lol   He did mention that following your GenoType diet will cause the body to balance out and that would include weight loss.

Are you exercising?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:09pm; Reply: 115
kkmama,
add this into your lifestyle and report more positive results
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/mind/mind2.htm
Posted by: 9674 (Guest), Sunday, July 11, 2010, 5:51pm; Reply: 116
I'm very new to the BTD, but have noticed amazing results with my health, and my 5-year-old daughter's health.
In January 2010 I started exploring a vegetarian lifestyle for myself. Immediate results for me included weight loss, improved energy levels, no more gas and bloating, and generally improved disposition.

In May 2010, I suffered a bout of extremely painful diverticulitis. About a week afterward, I discovered the BTD and found that whole wheat, chickpeas, and tomatoes were  on my "avoid" list. Of course, the night when my pain began, I had eaten falafel, hummus, and tomato soup at a new restaurant that touted vegetarian cuisine! Hindsight is 20/20.

Since starting myself and my daughter on the BTD, I have noticed the following things:
1. Allergies improved for both of us
2. Constipation gone for me
3. Excess mucus problem gone for both of us
4. Lower tummy bloat gone for me
5. Unexplained vomiting gone for my daughter
6. "Chemical breath" gone for my daughter
7. Need for 10+ hours of sleep gone for me
8. Energy levels are way up for both of us!
9. PMS and cramping almost completely gone for me
10. Early morning "creakiness" gone for me
11. Mood swings gone for me
12. Brittle, peeling fingernails gone for me
13. Dental health is much better for me
14. Migraines gone for me! Hallelujah! (This in itself has made me so very happy!)
15. Feeling lightheaded after a couple of hours of not eating has disappeared for me

I look forward to getting more in-depth diet ideas with the GTD and SWAMI software.

I'm sharing my success with everyone I know. Hopefully some of them will take the plunge and try it for themelves.

Thank you, Dr. D!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, July 11, 2010, 8:29pm; Reply: 117
welcome and congratulations!! :)

next step
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm
Posted by: Ekalia, Monday, July 12, 2010, 5:19pm; Reply: 118
Welcome and wow I identify with much of your list dawndibear.

I have only been eating this way since the end of May but like you have benefited tremendously already - particularly the lower tummy bloating, the PMS/cramps almost disappeared, fewer and milder mood swings (I think this will continue to improve)

I have yet to feel the higher energy levels though  :'( , I want to feel much more energy, but so far it's not happening.

Good luck with your and your daughter's continued success (clap) ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 11:50pm; Reply: 119
Hi and welcome dawndibear!  :) That's really great that you had so many wins with the diet!

Hi Ekalia..I don't feel well eating any other way ..!   :)
Posted by: lilith_bcn, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 6:48pm; Reply: 120
That's good to read you. :)
2 years ago, I started BTD, but until 3 months ago, I was less than 50% compliant.This last 3 months I've been 95% compliant. The 5% was because I didn't ask enough questions at the restaurants, but i'm getting the knack . But at home i'm 100% compliant.
2 years ago, in a humdrum blood analysis it was detected the H.pilory, the ulcer virus. I had been feeling some stomachaches for a while but i didn't know the cause until then. So they gave me the usual treatment but I had to continue taking the stomach protector until a month ago, when I decided to stop.
Since I was a child, i've been having allergic problems, running and blocked nose, sore throat, cough, irritated eyes, ... so I've been in and out of antihistamines for years.
So, the first 2 months doing BTD, I lost weight, but i didn't feel important improvement with my problems, so I did a blood test about 200 different kinds of food. Most of the results where avoid for A non-sec, but there were some more that for me were beneficial or neutral according to the BTD but i can't eat them.
So for a month, I've been avoiding all of them,and doing BTD. Resuslts:
-allergic problems reduced more than 90% without antihistamines
-no need for my stomach protector during the last month
-I'm losing more weight
:)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8:29pm; Reply: 121
I've been meaning to stop by this thread and say "Hi!".   :)
Posted by: amynell2693, Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:51am; Reply: 122
Quoted from 10384
I've been meaning to stop by this thread and say "Hi!".   :)


I was just thinking the same thing!  So here I am  ;D

I just re-dedicated myself to the diet this week and have had some slip-ups (and yes, I'm fully aware it is only Wednesday! lol).  Nothing that better planning won't fix.  Trying to prepare food that my toddlers and husband will eat that is still healthy is driving me nuts!  My hubby is very picky, eats no fruit or veggies at all.  Doesn't help when the boys want to copy him  :-/

Posted by: 10519 (Guest), Monday, July 19, 2010, 3:00pm; Reply: 123
I AM NEW TO ALL OF THIS, A TYPE A AND HAVE JUST ORDERED THE SWAMI SOFTWARE AND TESTING KIT.  THESE POSTS ARE SO VERY INTERESTING TO ME.  I HAVE FIFTY POUNDS TO LOSE AND ALSO NEED TO LOSE THE FOODS THAT MAKE ME FEEL SO SLUGGISH AND UNMOTIVATED.  I KNOW WHEN I DO NOT EAT JUNK I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.  BUT, WHAT A SURPRISE IT IS THAT A'S SHOULD NOT BE MEAT-EATERS!  I HAVE EATEN MEAT EVERYDAY ALL OF MY LIFE.  IT WILL BE MOST INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT I FEEL LIKE WHEN I START FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MY BODY!  I ALSO SUFFER FROM ARTHRITIS AND HAVE HAD A KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT AND HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY THUMBS NOW AND ONE FOOT.

THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE HERE.  IT SURELY HELPS THOSE OF US WHO ARE TRYING TO FIND OUR WAY THROUGH THE MAZE!   :)
Posted by: cajun, Monday, July 19, 2010, 9:58pm; Reply: 124
Welcome mnmom!

I am an A that quit eating beef and pork years ago. Once you do...you will not go back!
Your body will let you know that it won't accept it anymore1 Mine certainly did! I tried once after a year then again years later...each time was one bite! The first was a beef burger and I was soooo nauseated then vomited. The final time was a sliver of baked ham......that sent me to the bathroom where I literally "went" until I was dehydrated! The good news is you might try fish, turkey and some chicken......AND lose weight!
The best advice I can give is BE PATIENT! It will work! I had to learn this over time.
Good health is priceless!!!!!
Wishing you great results!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 19, 2010, 10:05pm; Reply: 125
welcome!
have you seen Dr D s health series book?
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED063S

pls read forum rules and Etiquette
on the use of capital letters in posts

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1106766669/
Posted by: 10741 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 4:13pm; Reply: 126
I really need some encouragement to stick with this. I finished chemo and radiation in May. Chemo put me into menopause instantly and the hot flashes are terrible, I can only sleep 2 hours at a time. I started taking effexor which eliminated the hot flashes. Then I started with ringing in my ear which is driving my crazy. I gave up effexor because it has that side effect.
Now I have hot flashes and ringing in my ear and I have been on the diet for a week been to 4 yoga classes as well as walking. So far I feel like c**p and I have gained a pound.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 2, 2010, 4:27pm; Reply: 127
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED064S
follow the advice, food choices and protocols asap!
replenish your body back to life......chemo has drained your system

you need to work on your stress lowering for now.....calm and soothing, pamper yourself....
hitting the gym will only add up the cortisol in your body......don t!

http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeA_basic.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjMqnxSBF4
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Monday, August 2, 2010, 4:46pm; Reply: 128
Quoted from 10741
I really need some encouragement to stick with this. I finished chemo and radiation in May. Chemo put me into menopause instantly and the hot flashes are terrible, I can only sleep 2 hours at a time. I started taking effexor which eliminated the hot flashes. Then I started with ringing in my ear which is driving my crazy. I gave up effexor because it has that side effect.
Now I have hot flashes and ringing in my ear and I have been on the diet for a week been to 4 yoga classes as well as walking. So far I feel like c**p and I have gained a pound.


I am sorry for what you are going through.  I went through the exact same thing in 2007.  This diet is going to be great for your recovery, I only wish I knew about it back then.  Your body will go through a lot of changes in the next few years.  Yes...years.  It will continually get better but there will be times you will wonder.  The hot flashes and stuff will subside in a few months and don't be surprised if after a year or two you are out of menopause (depending on your age).  I tried Effexor and it did crazy things to me too.  

Your body is going through major changes and healing.  Please try to be patient.  The weight will come and go and come and go again.  My onco told me it can take up to 2 years to get the chemo out of your body and regulate your weight.  For me it was nearly 3...I'm slow.

Look into Detoxical from NAP and Aromastat.  Get plenty of rest.  If Prednisone was part of your protocol...Cortiguard too.  I am not a doc but I know how these things helped reset my body.  Also, look into Methlyl B-12 from NAP to take at night and Tranquility Base.  After chemo and radiation I could not sleep at all and it wasn't until I started this diet/lifestyle and these supps that I could sleep through the night.

People think that once you are done treatment you should be feeling better and "be over it".  I'm here to tell you that this is the hard part.  Not being in treatment and feeling like crud can bring one down.  This is a kind community.  There are others here that have been through the same.  Your body will heal.  It may be different but it will heal and perhaps a better way of life will be gained.  Be patient...go for the journey if you can.  Do light yoga for lengthening and relaxation and keep your walks pleasant and light too.

Please keep us posted.  We are here to support you.
Posted by: 10741 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 6:04pm; Reply: 129
Thank you for saying that. Everyone I see that knows by PET scan was negative are so happy for me and expect that I am feeling better. So I walk around saying "I'm great", when actually going through chemo was easier than how I feel now.
Good to know it could take awhile.
Posted by: SoulfulLori, Monday, August 2, 2010, 6:12pm; Reply: 130
Quoted from 10741
Thank you for saying that. Everyone I see that knows by PET scan was negative are so happy for me and expect that I am feeling better. So I walk around saying "I'm great", when actually going through chemo was easier than how I feel now.
Good to know it could take awhile.


I soooooooo know what you mean.  For me, people kept saying how brave I was and tough I was during treatment.  If they knew the truth, the brave and toughness didn't factor in until the year or two after.  Sometimes I even felt angry because everyone was so in celebration mode because of negative PETs and I was left feeling exhausted, fat and like I had an entire life to rebuild.

It ablsolutely does get better.  If I could give any advice it would be don't do what I did and do not add responsibility as you feel better.  DO NOT!  Every time I had a little more energy I would take on more of my "old life" and more work.  If you have extra energy do not use it, let it pile up until you are bouncing off the walls wanting to do stuff.  Remember all those well meaning folk that said "if there's anything I can do"...well, call them now.  Ask for help now.  Now is when you need it.  I mean it...don't add anything to your life until you feel like you are bursting with energy.  You will heal much faster this way.  Again...only my opinion but it's worth a thought.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 6:27pm; Reply: 131
Hi welcome to the forum!

I recommend a lot of niacin to get rid of that radiation or other cancer could pop up elsewhere in the body.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, August 2, 2010, 7:08pm; Reply: 132
Quoted from 10741
So I walk around saying "I'm great", when actually going through chemo was easier than how I feel now.

Maybe being more explanatory will be a more honest approach...  I know it is hard to explain to someone that you feel poopy when you look good and the tests are all positive.  It is hard to perform, sometimes even basic body functions, every day when you feel like the battery is dead, however...
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:07pm; Reply: 133
I'm an A. You would never believe from where I came to where I am now. I am so thankful that I am stubborn and did not listen to doctors. Happy that I discovered natural healing.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 4:03am; Reply: 134
MNMom - Once I cut out meat I dropped 35 pounds in a month in a half. It was the easiest weight loss I've ever had. And I haven't gained any of it back. I still have more to lose but its coming off slowly as I continue to follow my GTD.
Posted by: celticmom2, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 8:55pm; Reply: 135
Hey everyone! I just started this diet, or should I say, this new way of eating, just yesterday. I am an A Rh- and even in the two days of not eating meat and things i'm too avoid, I can tell the difference. I am hoping to really get into this an continue for the rest of my life. I'm 46 right now. I hope you all can answer some questions if i have them. I'm so new at the veggie lifestyle, I know I'll have a ton of questions!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:14pm; Reply: 136
shoot! :)

here s more on you
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeA_basic.asp
...............
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjMqnxSBF4
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 4:05am; Reply: 137
Welcome Celticmom!!!!!!
Everyone here is full of help! ;)
By the way, love your name! My husband is of mostly Irish descent and we always watch "Celtic Women " and "Celtic Thunder" on PBS!
Posted by: 48808 (Guest), Monday, July 22, 2013, 5:14am; Reply: 138
Hi Everyone :) I'm new here. I was wondering how to mark this thread so that I can come back to it later? Is there a way to do that?

Also, what kind of bread/starch do you use for sandwiches, toast, etc?
Posted by: Enobattar, Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:40am; Reply: 139
Quoted from 48808
Hi Everyone :) I'm new here. I was wondering how to mark this thread so that I can come back to it later? Is there a way to do that?

Also, what kind of bread/starch do you use for sandwiches, toast, etc?


Welcome!  I don't know the answer to your first question and will look forward to finding out... I'm too new, too!  But I will tell you that I make a 'skillet bread' that is quick and delicious.  I've even memorized it and you can, too.  The end result is a English type muffin that is great for sandwiches and toast.

Skillet Bread

1.  2 1/4 c. any compatible flour  (Note:  If you have to use gluten free flour, add 1 3/4 t. Xanthum gum.  If using rice flour, I recommend you combine with another flour.  I use sorghum mostly.  If you can use spelt you don't have to use xanthum gum.
2.  1 t. seseme, fennel, or caraway seeds crushed (optional)
3.  1 t. each of salt and baking soda
4.  2 T. compatible sweetner (I use honey)
5.  1 cup compatible milk (I use almond)

Stir 1-4 until mixed evenly.  Make hole in center and add sweetner.  Take fork and stir to distribute around.  Add milk and stir until combined.

Now you can get out your rolling pin and extra flour, roll and/or pat it until it's about 1/2-1 in. thick; then cut into 8 pieces (like a pie).  OR you can simply add a little more milk and drop a large tablespoon onto a hot iron skillet like I do and save yourself the trouble of all that extra time and mess.  The end result is the same as far as I can tell.  I then pat the large tablespoon of dough down and shape it the way I want and the size I want.

2 - 3 min. per side and they're done!  Just lift out with a spatula and stand them on their end, putting the spatula on the top and gently working it down into the bread.  It should split easily... just like an English muffin.

Eat fresh that day and freeze the rest.  Remove as needed and pop into the toaster to unthaw.

Try it.  You'll like it, I think.   ;)


Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, July 22, 2013, 1:43pm; Reply: 140
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