Quoted from northstarThe 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.
[/quote]Quoted TextThe 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!
Quoted from northstarI 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)
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.
Quoted from ruthieWhen 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.
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. :)
Quoted from ruthieThe funny thing is that I am not eating as much, but I am not hungry.
Quoted from OlericaThis 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.
Quoted from 521Many people call us "crazy", but the truth is that we have more than average sanity...