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Posted by: robertaangelina, Monday, July 23, 2012, 1:07pm
Ok, I'm a newbie with the geno type diet. I bought the book, did all the stuff except the PROP and the secretor and finger prints I did but who knows how accurate I am in what I'm seeing??? Most looked like arches and whites lines prevalent but only on right hand? So bottom line it comes out I am an Explorer but here's the thing...I struggled with which body type I am, struggled with exactly how to measure the lower and upper legs so not sure I got that right. I went with the wrist test ...my wrists are small and fingers around them touch and may overlap a tiny bit but is that enough to call me an ecto? (I have small wrists, ankles, not much muscle at all and all my extra weight is in my middle :(), etc. So how do I know for sure I got it right??? I so want to start following the right program for me but I'm nervous that I may not have gotten it right??? Any suggestions??  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, July 23, 2012, 1:31pm; Reply: 1
Have a friend assist you with measurements/opinion of body type ... - They will be more accurate that way.

Watch this video:

http://www.4yourtype.com/swamixp_video.asp
Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, July 23, 2012, 3:08pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from robertaangelina
...my wrists are small and fingers around them touch and may overlap a tiny bit but is that enough to call me an ecto?


A tiny overlap would be Meso.

The measuments are easier with the video C_sharp linked. Having help is good, more help is better.



Posted by: Goldie, Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:27pm; Reply: 3
have you done blood type diet first??     it helps to get started - at least I think so.. it makes all the guess work go away.. also in the early ER4YT books, there was much more educational informating .. for background storage..

Posted by: robertaangelina, Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:41pm; Reply: 4
Lloyd, it's more like they overlap a half of fingernail...still meso? or ecto? I also viewed the suggested video and used it to double check and remeasure...a couple of things changed but I still came out as an Explorer. (But then read on...)

Yes Goldie,, I did use my blood type...I know I am A+

Ok, so here's something maybe you could help me with...I went over everything and yes, scored higher on Explorer but then I went to the Advanced Calculator charts (using chart 1) as instructed and regardless, if I were a secretor or a non-secretor because I am a woman it automatically tells me I am a Teacher...so what do you think? Maybe I'm a Teacher afterall?

Thanks for your insight and help with this!
Posted by: chrissyA, Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:49pm; Reply: 5
The Advanced Calculator charts will give you a more accurate determination  :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 23, 2012, 5:24pm; Reply: 6
You basically have four options:

1) Follow the Teacher diet because that's how you measure in the Advanced Calculator.

2) Follow the Explorer diet, in spite of the Advanced Calculator results, if it just feels intuitively right.

3) Follow the Type A diet rather than either of the genotype diets.

4) Invest in a SWAMI. This will take your blood type, medical history, and the measurements used to determine genotype, and use them to determine a diet just for you. It will spit out a "genotype label" which may be Teacher or Explorer (or possibly Warrior) but the actual food list will vary from any of the published lists and be customized just for you.

#4 is the most accurate option, and is likely to give you the best results. However, it is more expensive.
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