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Posted by: paul clucas, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 6:37am
Where do the GentoType Diet testimonials go? 'cause I have a doozie!  I was 390 to 400 pounds (electronic scale maxxed out) and went to 376.8 in about 30 days of casual (40%) compliance.

No exercise at all during weight loss!!!!!!

My trust of Dr. D's approach is paying off big time.

I tried the O diet.  Tried the O Nonnie diet, and found that eating little in the way of grains was difficult to sustain for more than a day.  

GTD is =*= impossibly =*= good for me.

Gross Warning <=====   :P

Liked drinking apple juice weight loss and this may have caused my spontaneous liver detox. Afterwards threw my back out and cannot stand eating usual (excess) quantity of food.

Dilemma: Do I cut new holes in my regular belt or go for suspenders?  Should I buy new pants every ten inches or every five?

What has Dr. Dadamo done?

It's like Edison continued to make halogen, florescent, and compact florescent after the regular bulb! Incredible! Bravo! This is Science! Not some banal status quo, but potentially risky adventures. Testing, revision and insight reveal more complex realities, some of which also prove false.

For those who are not sure which type of (Blood or Geno) Type to choose Try the GenoType and find out which lightbulb is right for you.
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:18am; Reply: 1
an amazing  testimony!!! :D :D :D
how awesome! Keep it up. Hope you will inspire many others...
Posted by: northstar, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:32am; Reply: 2
I tried the A diet but did not lose that much weight. Now on the Warrior diet I have lost 3kg since January 7th. Well, actually, I did not know I was Warrior at the time but started a diet similar to the Warrior one around January 7th as part of
my New Year's resolution. I eliminated those foods that I had
problems with and guess what they are "Nos" for the Warrior diet. So, there you go.
Also, I suspected I had an allergy to wheat which I also eliminated and guess what? I found white lines (slashes really)
on my thumbs. The only problem is I have get up and pee in the middle of the night and I sometimes sweat at night. Must be detoxing. I also had headaches and felt a little shakey in the beginning, but no longer so.

I have much more energy mornings. People remark that I "glow" and look positive. All I need to do now is to relax and exercise. I am trying to meditate.

Happy with the results to say the least.(dance)
(clap)(clap)
Posted by: meribelle, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:29am; Reply: 3
Thank you for your testimonies.  I love to hear stories of inspiration.  They are good for me, and they are good for me to share with other people who I want to know about the benefits of the GTD.  I don't have such remarkable results, but I am carrying on anyway.
Posted by: Dr. D, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:33am; Reply: 4
Hi Paul,

Great news!


:D
Posted by: 2240 (Guest), Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:04pm; Reply: 5
As someone who is new to the GTD (and the forums) I find it very inspiring to hear other peoples good new stories.

I only really discovered the GTD a couple of weeks ago and it then took a week for the book to arrive, so now been a gather for a week.

I already feel big differences:-

My skin feels great, I have real energy for the first time in ages and I have lost 5lbs already.  Plus the backache I had been suffering with for the past 2 months, disappeared within days - amazing.

:)



Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 12:22pm; Reply: 6
Paul,
I applaud you for not looking to a quick surgical fix.
Yippee!
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:45pm; Reply: 7
Congrats Paul!!! Wonderful News - I mean seriously.  It's so hard to feel controlled by food and cravings.... Keep going my friend!!! :)

For me personally - I'm running with the GT diet all the way.  

I'm trying new foods and working to come up with new cooking techniques.  

I've lost my craving for sugar and at times don't even finish the food on my plate.

I eat what I consider to be full healthy portions and compliant snacks and still I've lost weight and continue to do so.

I've had a couple of non-compliant moments and most likely will continue to have a few - but I'm working hard not to have many and in the long run, I'm sure I will be 100% healthier than I've ever been in my compulsive 'let's be as skinny as we can' manic dieting days.

I'm excited to finally see in all my 49 years of life on this earth what my body really is happy at... weight and size wise.  I've never ever known as I've forced myself down to insane sizes and weights or I've been bloated and in pain from binging.

I find the Hunter diet rich and nutritious.  Yes I'm having some detox but mostly because my body adapted to processing junk - and now it's readjusting and cleansing itself.

Until I get through approx. 6 weeks of eating this way, I won't be able to truthfully know if I have food allergies or intolerances because I feel there is a bit of detox going on and rather than blame it on certain foods, I need to wait this out a bit.

I find this to be exciting science and I'm so happy to be one of Dr. D's hungry Guinea Pigs - hungry for a way to freedom from sugar addition, hungry for a way to freedom from pain, hungry for a life where I can give my gifts to the world and not be focused on 'dieting,' and staving all the time.  

I think the "very most bestest" thing that's happened is being FREE FREE FREE from cravings!!!!  They used to run my days... it was hard and sad and I had much guilt and shame and my body felt so horrid.  

I feel there is no going back.  

Onward to a morning cup of Yerba Mate and hearty Meat filled HUNTER breakfast so I can go out and do some serious hunting today!  Ha...!!!!

P.S.  my Hubby is also a Hunter and he went to the dentist yesterday and the dentist told him he looked really healthy and glowing and how did he get such nice skin tone!  ha... I've noticed it to... he looks so much better than he did when he used to put away entire loafs of french bread and then start sneezing and wheezing and snoring all night, etc., etc...
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:54pm; Reply: 8
I've only been on the GTD a couple of days.  But I noticed the same thing: no cravings, and I'm hardly hungry.  I find myself standing at the fridge saying to myself, "It's time to be hungry for a snack.  What would I like to eat?  ....  Hm.  Not hungry.  Don't need a snack after all."
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 4:18pm; Reply: 9
I absolutely love this new approach!! Having been mostly on the BTD for almost ten years, I was coming to the conclusion that I was not doing as well as I wished to be. I had become scared to death of soy, so I had mostly quit using that, I was eating huge amounts of turkey because it seemed to be more agreeable than chicken. Fish was on the menu about twice a week. Beans mostly when I made soup. I would eat half a can of black beans sometimes as a snack because I thought it was the best bean around and should give me a lift, but it only sort of helped, maybe. Finally, not long before I got this book, I was standing in the kitchen feeling the need of something, anything that might make me feel more energized, and, with a freezer,  refrigerator and cabinets full of food, I could not think of one thing that I felt would work.  :-/ Now, with this new direction I feel rich indeed that there is food everywhere that I know for sure will make me feel even better, but, you know what? After having a nice, legal, Warrior meal I don't even feel the need of it I feel so good!!!!! Before, if I didn't eat something about every two hours, my blood sugar would take a nose dive and that is one reason I wanted to eat so often. I knew I was having stomach pains pretty badly sometimes - but what I didn't realize was that my stomach was hurting ALL THE TIME. That one thing alone is enough to make people age at warp speed as they get older. As for Dr. D, there is no way under the sun he could do all he does without the benefits of this diet! :D The heartfelt comment in his Acknowledgments about Claudia and Emily bringing those nice snacks, etc., helps us understand a little of how much he has been burning the candle at both ends and in the middle. And there does not seem to be any end in sight....... But it does my heart good to read the resounding successes that others are having with this diet, so I know it does his to the nth!
Posted by: cindyt, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 5:27pm; Reply: 10
I'm feeling really good about the benefits of my genotype lifestyle too.  I'm not yet 100% compliant on the Hunter diet while I'm using up some things, but I dropped the foods I had suspicions about right away. It appears the benefits of following the genotype guidelines will be as great as the benefits of my switch to the O diet using ER4YT.  I follow this due to a chronic health problem, not to lose weight.  In fact, I gained a pound in a week on this and am so happy about it.  I can't manage seven days of vigorous exercise, but I did add one more day, which makes me fall into bed and sleep very soundly. :)
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 11
On the BTD and GTD, I have gone from 165 to 145.  Very surprising for a skinny tallish (5'10") guy like me, but I feel like it was all fat and fluid that I lost.  I expect my weight will go up again as I build more muscle mass (if I do!(pray)(pray))

The BTD was a vast improvement over my former eating habits (cold cereal with milk, frozen pizza, and fast food), but the GTD is proving to be even better, and now that I have shattered all my old unhealthy mindsets and habits regarding food/eating, I'm better prepared to take advantage of the GTD.  You might say that the BTD prepared me for the GTD!

Quoted from northstar
The only problem is I have get up and pee in the middle of the night and I sometimes sweat at night. Must be detoxing. I also had headaches and felt a little shakey in the beginning, but no longer so.


The night sweats and headaches/shakiness are possible signs of hypoglycemia.  Maybe a snack before bed with some healthy fats and proteins will help keep your sugar at appropriate levels through the night!
Posted by: northstar, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 1:23am; Reply: 12
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The night sweats and headaches/shakiness are possible signs of hypoglycemia.  Maybe a snack before bed with some healthy fats and proteins will help keep your sugar at appropriate levels through the night!
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Hope I quoted this right.

I have been diagnosed as having low blood sugar, yet did not make any
connection to night sweats, etc. I will take your advice and try a
light snack before going to bed. Thanks for the advice. For the first
time in my life I have NO and I mean NO cravings for sugar. I do eat
brown rice and carry a snack pack of nuts, seeds, vegie sticks around
with me. Now, for my American friends, 3kg = 6.6 lbs. That is quite
remarkable. It does not even feel like a diet. I quite enjoy being a
Warrior and my body is happy. (woot)
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 5:24am; Reply: 13
Quoted from northstar
I have been diagnosed as having low blood sugar, yet did not make any connection to night sweats, etc. I will take your advice and try a light snack before going to bed. Thanks for the advice. For the first
time in my life I have NO and I mean NO cravings for sugar. I do eat
brown rice and carry a snack pack of nuts, seeds, vegie sticks around
with me. Now, for my American friends, 3kg = 6.6 lbs. That is quite
remarkable. It does not even feel like a diet. I quite enjoy being a
Warrior and my body is happy. (woot)


I have had low blood sugar issues for as long as I can remember, until I started the BTD, which fixed them finally!  Dad and I both have actually, and both of us had night sweats, and I used to get headaches all the time.  We both would be fine then suddenly feel ravenously hungry, and if we didn't eat quickly we'd get sick.  Thankfully, that's history for me; now if I can just get dad to follow along with me!

If you are interested, the book I referred to is Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James L. Wilson.  I have found it very informative, although I prefer to follow the GTD food and supplement recommendations over his (some of them do coincide for me).  If you are having trouble with fatigue this could be a very valuable addition to your library.  The author must be a genius, he holds a ND degree, a DC degree, and a PhD in Human Nutrition.
Posted by: northstar, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 6:55am; Reply: 14
Quoted from TJ


I have had low blood sugar issues for as long as I can remember, until I started the BTD, which fixed them finally!  Dad and I both have actually, and both of us had night sweats, and I used to get headaches all the time.  We both would be fine then suddenly feel ravenously hungry, and if we didn't eat quickly we'd get sick.  Thankfully, that's history for me; now if I can just get dad to follow along with me!

If you are interested, the book I referred to is Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James L. Wilson.  I have found it very informative, although I prefer to follow the GTD food and supplement recommendations over his (some of them do coincide for me).  If you are having trouble with fatigue this could be a very valuable addition to your library.  The author must be a genius, he holds a ND degree, a DC degree, and a PhD in Human Nutrition.


Me, too. I remember when once I yelled at a waitress to bring
me food. Definitely will order this book from Amazon. I am finding that with GTD I get hungrier faster. Maybe because now
chicken is also an avoid. If I do not eat fish, tofu or an egg with a meal, I need a snack later.
My doctor told me that low blood sugar is what you get before
diabetes. Really???? ??)
Anyway, my regular doctor's check up showed I had really low blood sugar. I remember going in for my tests in the morning very wiry (like on something) and demanding when I could drink
juice. (I couldn't eat or drinkanything since before 8:00pm and my tests began 10:00am the next day!!!) >:(

Posted by: ruthie, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:14pm; Reply: 15
When I first read about the Genotype diet and how it sorta' conflicted with the Aging book which I was following ...well..
I knew I had to make a decision.  Since DrD is the person I have trusted in the past; I decided to take the plunge.
The funny thing is that I am not eating as much, but I am not hungry.
Some foods had to be given up, but some were added.
All in all...it's a fair exchange.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:35pm; Reply: 16
Paul: Nice to hear from you again. Don't stay away so long this time. We BTDers & now GTDers are a supportive lot!
Cheers,
Mrs "T"    O+ [hunter?]
Posted by: teri, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:58pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from ruthie
When I first read about the Genotype diet and how it sorta' conflicted with the Aging book which I was following ...well.. I knew I had to make a decision.  Since DrD is the person I have trusted in the past; I decided to take the plunge.
The funny thing is that I am not eating as much, but I am not hungry.
Some foods had to be given up, but some were added.
All in all...it's a fair exchange.
namaste
ruthie


This is all the same for me. I too was following Dr. D's 'Aging' book for about a month before switching to GTD. The biggest change that I noticed with both diets is my lack of hunger, when in the past I would always be plagued by huge hunger pangs if I went too long between meals. I don't get these any more. I'm giving my body what it needs so it doesn't have to keep reminding me any more. This hasn't changed with the GTD. It is, of course, very important to maintain a balanced diet within the BTD/GTD guidelines. If one's diet were unbalanced and consisted of more carbs than protein or fruit or vice versa, I'm sure those hunger pangs would be back. The food choices are mostly all the same with a few switcheroo's here and there. The biggest adjustment I've had to make switching from a 'B' diet to an 'Explorer' diet is eliminating the dairy, which is something that maybe should have happened anyway on the 'B' diet. Just because 'B's can tolerate dairy better than the other blood groups doesn't mean they should be consuming it regularly. I do miss the yogurt and kefir, though, but those will be coming back in moderation later on. All is as it should be. :)
Posted by: AnnA, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 5:13pm; Reply: 18
Please keep the success stories coming!! I am working with a  major women’s publication that is looking for women who would be willing to talk about their success on the GenoType Diet. Of course, they are primarily interested in weight loss.  If you’re willing to be interviewed for a possible upcoming article, please contact me at ann@dadamo.com
Posted by: Olerica, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 8:41pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from teri


This is all the same for me. I too was following Dr. D's 'Aging' book for about a month before switching to GTD. The biggest change that I noticed with both diets is my lack of hunger, when in the past I would always be plagued by huge hunger pangs if I went too long between meals. I don't get these any more. I'm giving my body what it needs so it doesn't have to keep reminding me any more. This hasn't changed with the GTD. It is, of course, very important to maintain a balanced diet within the BTD/GTD guidelines. If one's diet were unbalanced and consisted of more carbs than protein or fruit or vice versa, I'm sure those hunger pangs would be back. The food choices are mostly all the same with a few switcheroo's here and there. The biggest adjustment I've had to make switching from a 'B' diet to an 'Explorer' diet is eliminating the dairy, which is something that maybe should have happened anyway on the 'B' diet. Just because 'B's can tolerate dairy better than the other blood groups doesn't mean they should be consuming it regularly. I do miss the yogurt and kefir, though, but those will be coming back in moderation later on. All is as it should be. :)


This is interesting!  I am having the opposite effect, I get RAVENOUSLY hungry!  For each of my meals there is egg white or turkey or fish - well, some kind of superfood protein.  I snack on a few almonds or a teaspoon of peanut butter.  I MUST eat ever 3 hours or so... until dinner and after I eat that evening meal, I'm not hungry till breakfast.  Strange.

My elimination has been perfected too.  Sorry if TMI, but the volume has gone up and the smell is all but eliminated (no pun intended).

I feel really good on this diet, except for the detox that I'm experiencing from the weight loss.  I have a headache about half the time these days.
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from ruthie
The funny thing is that I am not eating as much, but I am not hungry.


Same for me, ruthie! ;D

Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Friday, January 25, 2008, 2:18am; Reply: 21
Quoted from ruthie
The funny thing is that I am not eating as much, but I am not hungry.

Quoted from Drea
Same for me, ruthie!

And me! Sometimes I feel so full I'm afraid to get on the scales. I just know I have gained three or four pounds! Not so!
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Friday, January 25, 2008, 3:02am; Reply: 22
Another benefit for me is excellent bowel movements!   ;D

ha... but indeed it is important indeed!  
Posted by: teri, Friday, January 25, 2008, 3:15am; Reply: 23
Quoted from Olerica
This is interesting!  I am having the opposite effect, I get RAVENOUSLY hungry!  For each of my meals there is egg white or turkey or fish - well, some kind of superfood protein.  I snack on a few almonds or a teaspoon of peanut butter.  I MUST eat ever 3 hours or so... until dinner and after I eat that evening meal, I'm not hungry till breakfast.  Strange.

My elimination has been perfected too.  Sorry if TMI, but the volume has gone up and the smell is all but eliminated (no pun intended).

I feel really good on this diet, except for the detox that I'm experiencing from the weight loss.  I have a headache about half the time these days.


Yes, interesting indeed. I wonder if you might be losing weight too fast? Maybe adding more food to your daily intake might be a good thing. You may still lose weight, but more gradually and without the headaches!



Posted by: Olerica, Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:16am; Reply: 24
Well, currently I'm eating the following over the course of the day:

1 c grapefruit juice
3/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup raspberries
7 oz yogurt
2 T flax seeds
1 egg white
1 c brown rice (cooked)
2 garlic cloves
1/4 - 1/2 onion
5 oz turkey, 4 oz ostrich, 5 oz fish (2 of the three)
a combination of at least 4 servings veggies: carrots, peas, pea pods, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, and a number of other veggies that I am having trouble recalling at the moment.
1-2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey (or so, I'm trying to break my addiction to sugar)

I think I'm eating enough...
Posted by: northstar, Friday, January 25, 2008, 11:10am; Reply: 25
Guess what?

I am all excited. My chronic sore throat is gone. Hurray!!
(woot)(dance)(whistle)

I have been suffering with sore throats and sinitus for 2 years
now, taking antibiotics off and on. Now it is gone. I can't
believe it.

This diet really works! At least for me it does.  ;D
Posted by: Vicki, Friday, January 25, 2008, 1:33pm; Reply: 26
The many diamond/superfood teacher cheeses eliminated my sugar cravings.  I find I do better with cheese than yogurt.  Let me know what works for you!  I don't eat more than the suggested serving/frequency though.  I do eat several smaller portions so I can have cheese more often.  
Posted by: teri, Friday, January 25, 2008, 3:58pm; Reply: 27
Olerica, it does sounds like you are getting enough food in a day and a good variety too. I don't know what the daily grain allowance is for Teacher's (on that note, I don't know what it is for Explorer's either :P), but I usually try to include two different kinds of grains per day (rice, spelt, quinoa, millet, etc.). I don't pay much attention to the recommended portions but I do make sure that I include a good variety of each food group every day. Other things I'm doing are following the rules of food combining...
(http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/DietandLifestyle/food-combining-detailed-chart-b.htm)
and also, something that I think is important ... since starting the BTD in November I've increased my usage of supplements. So whatever superfoods I am not able to eat as whole foods in any given day I will take them in supplement form on that day. I am finding that most all of these foods are available as supplements, even some of the more obscure ones. Maybe the use of supplements this way affects hunger, I don't know. I am also eating as close to 100% organic as possible.
Posted by: paul clucas, Sunday, January 27, 2008, 6:39am; Reply: 28
Thank you all. Especially Dr D'Adamo.  

I have not had a chance to see your replies until now.  My goal is to get to 220 lbs by Dec '08, or at the latest Jun '09.  Its amazing that I can now eat a can of chicken and rice soup and feel full until the next meal.  There are still the old bad habits of quantity and quality to over come, but now my body is actively pushing me fight these habits.  

Organic apple juice tastes fantastic; it has quickly become an addiction for me.  I am wearing an old pair of pants that have been too tight for almost a year, and with my buckle at the tightest hole I can slip my arm through the loose belt.

At night, I cannot shed enough heat and it is difficult to get to sleep since my body seems to be vibrating.  During the day I get blinding headaches that last for a few hours with nausia.  My light sensitivity has become worse. I know that this sounds like a complaint, but I feel so good despite these detox symptoms.  

My Mom has been 100% compliant for a week and can drink her apple juice while others have coffee and chocolate cake (her faves) without any cravings.  I always suspected that she had the same three recessives as me.  Is anything known about GentoType inheritance?
Posted by: 521 (Guest), Sunday, January 27, 2008, 7:58am; Reply: 29
Paul,

What you've done is astounding.  I hope you realize that we nonnies -- especially us O-nonnies -- really could not have a prayer of being healthy, outside of these Genotype and Blood Type diets.

Many people call us "crazy", but the truth is that we have more than average sanity...

...We're "super-sane".
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, January 27, 2008, 4:06pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from 521
Many people call us "crazy", but the truth is that we have more than average sanity...


The crazy people are the ones who think a pill will fix you, who don't have the "stomach" (heheheh) to make real changes in their lives.  "If you want to change your life, you have to change the way you live."
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