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Posted by: 7450 (Guest), Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:19pm
Hi my name is Theresa,
I've been on the BTD plan for about 90 days, I have a few important questions to ask if you don't mind.
My sister started the plan in August of 2009 and by the end of october she had lost about 20lbs. When I was visiting her in Georgia, I started the plan myself around the end of october. I lost some weight initially and the total is now about 10lbs. I feel I've given up soooooo much of my food choices, (all gluten, tomatoes, avacados, ice cream, etc) I would have thought that the weight would have peeled off me like it did my sister? I have some sever disabilties which makes it a bit difficult to exercise much?. I'm also a type 1 diabetic for over 35 years. (the great news of course is that without all that gluten, blood sugars are doing great!)
1. How come the weight is not coming off? (thyroid is fine)
2. I see these percentages that people talk about? 85% BTD or 95% BTD how do you measure that?
3. Any supplements or herbs to facilitate weight lose?
any advise you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks ::)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:23pm; Reply: 1
Welcome and glad to hear that your diabetes is better controlled.
You have some unique health challenges that your sister does not have. Is your sister younger or older? You are in peri menopause at 49 so that also plays a part.
May want to look at the Genotype diet  or even have a personalized diet done with a SWAMI.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 7:20pm; Reply: 2
A few thoughts:

1) How much weight do you need to lose? Many times, people think they're overweight when they're actually at a healthy weight already, so of course they won't lose weight following a healthy diet! Do you think this could be the case with you?

2) Are you following the appropriate portion sizes? If you eat too much, you won't be able to lose weight, even if you're eating the right foods.

3) Not being able to exercise can definitely impact weight loss. Sometimes you need to be more careful with portion sizes because you're not burning off as many calories as "normal" but other times your body just holds onto that weight without the exercise, no matter how "perfect" your diet is.

4) You could be in menopause or peri-menopause. That can interfere with weight loss (which is why I'm personally hoping to lose my excess weight before I get to that point!)
Posted by: 7450 (Guest), Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 9:36pm; Reply: 3
Thanks for your responses,
1. yes I am post menopause actually went through it early at 43
2. yes, my sister is almost 9 years younger.
3. I do some excercise, I use my wii, I just started with some easy to do movements at least they get
my blood pumping,

How many calories do you suggest I ingest? Im pretty carefull to limit my calorie intake.

thanks so much for your input....
Blessings theresa
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 9:42pm; Reply: 4
following any of the systems, be it btd or the diabetes guidelines from the health series book or the gtd will address a lectin free approach and with time, dedication and conviction, provided you adhere, will clear up your insulin receptors and balance your system .......

Dr D s nutritional physiological approaches are anti inflammatory, per se.....
read more about your individuality and find out your secretor status to help you finetune and reach the goal you want.
visualization is a powerful strength you can help awaken within you......
enjoy your journey of discovery toward wellness!
Posted by: koahiatamadl, Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:00pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from 7450

How many calories do you suggest I ingest? Im pretty carefull to limit my calorie intake.

Suggest you consider portion size and food frequency and worry less about absolute calories at this point, as some calories are better or worse than others.  Avoid calories will affect your body differently from neutral calories or beneficial calories and thus your weight - which is not to say that if you eat too much you'll not lose weight even if it is all beneficials.  

The different books provide guidance on portion size ranges and frequency values per day/week.  Following these allows you to optimise and balance your food intake to maximise healing, which then allows you to lose weight.  Use the values in the books as starting point and tailor as required.  So if you cannot exercise much start at the lower end of the range and see how that works for you.  
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, January 30, 2010, 7:12pm; Reply: 6
Be concerned with overcoming your health problems 1st, and then the weight will come off naturally.  You should find out your secretor status.  When the initial shock of my being a non-secretor wore off, it was a great help in understanding myself.  Many people with disabilities find ways to exercise around them.  Figure out what you are capable of doing, and then do it.  Exercise is important.
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