Weight loss can be highly individual. If you're gaining weight at first, it could be from a few things.
1) You could be temporarily bloated from the dietary change.
2) If you're female and of childbearing age, could it be PMS bloating?
As long as you're not over-doing the portions, you should maintain or lose weight. You may well maintain for a while, if you have a lot of other healing to do before your body is ready to lose weight.
Be patient with yourself. Give your body time to heal. It's not too surprising that your hormones might get a little more "out of whack" before they settle down again.
Quoted from Lolagreat move! :)
Quoted from DoSWhat somatype are you?
You'll probably gain muscle at first, don't be scared of it.
Probiotics would briefly add some more gas. The gas is from the changes in gut flora life. Bad die, makes gas.
Once some healing occurs weight loss from intense exercise will be no problem (given that you have fat to lose, doesn't work otherwise).
Do you do crunchies/situps? A lot of people do them wrong and the muscle, not fat, sticks out.
Quoted from HolisticFoxrecently I decided to turn back to the blood type diet after years as a raw foodie because I wasn't feeling well, and I'm not losing any weight.
Quoted from Victoria
This may not apply to you, but sometimes people start eating meat after being vegan for a long time, but still continue to eat large amounts of the foods that they were previously eating for protein/starch/fats. This could include non-meat type burgers, casseroles, nut-based dishes, etc. Or, they might continue eating excessively large quantities of fruit. These things can cause weight gain.
The type O diet really shines with abundant vegetables, high-quality lean, grass-fed red meats, fatty fish, a little fruit and minimal grains. Nuts as allowed on your own food list, but not excessive.
Quoted from VictoriaHolisticFox, it sounds like the cells of your body are happy to be getting what they need! :)
Are you eating vegetables?
Quoted from aussielady582I must return to read this thread, keep grains down, keep sweeteners low including honey, rice syrup and agave; keep high gi fruits down, esp in morning, when your adrenal glands need protein, minerals, fat.
Prepare most of your own meals/food.
A little fruit and nuts as snack in afternoon.
Raw juice around 11am if possible, green salad leaves dressed with lime juice, black pepper, olive oil, two or three slices of zucchini, a little raw garlic as your salad; followed by stir-fried vegetables of different colours; and some beef steak, lamb chops, fish or poultry for lunch, maybe some brown long grain rice or brown jasmine rice; but vegetables must be most of the plate.
dinner maybe steamed veg with fish/seafood, or other protein.
Eat a little wakame or arame sea veg with your breakfast. If you like umeboshi plums, eat part of one also with breakfast.
breaky very important to set or re-set metabolism.
An early morning walk also best for weight loss.
You'll do fine in no time, this forum supports you!
Quoted from SquarePegWonderful! Breakfast from the crockpot is a great idea!
They're not all that expensive. I think I paid $30 for my big one and $20 for my small one. That wasn't full retail price; I selected the ones on sale at Target at the time.
They're not all that expensive. I think I paid $30 for my big one and $20 for my small one.
Quoted from RibbitHolistic Fox, I'm sorry about your miscarriage.
Sounds like you've had a lot of changes in your life and it may take a while for everything to adjust. Even good changes in your diet can upset your body for a little while. It's a big change to go from raw vegan to O. Congratulations for being able to do that!
I went from eating like an O to an A, and now mostly raw. As an A, the raw vegan diet suits me well, and I feel best when I eat that way. I still eat some eggs and a little cheese, but mostly I eat various dry beans and raw veggies. It's been instrumental in my healing.
It still amazes me how our bodies are so different, totally based on blood type.
Quoted from yesparrayHi, it is great to know about your experience transitioning from raw-vegan to BTD. I am in the same boat so I can empathize with you at some point. I was vegetarian for 20 years, last 4 as raw-vegetarian.
I still -like you- believe in raw food, so I am eating my veggies, having my meat (raw, dehydrated as a jerky) and all my allowed seeds or nuts, deactivated first.
I certainly feel satisfied after having my meat. I did the transition overnight after reading about the BTD with no regrets and not even one stomach complaint!
I was always munching something soon after main meals during my raw-food years, so I was certainly -like yourself- depriving my body from its truly needed 'fuel'.
To the best of my knowledge it takes longer for a O- than for an O+ body to adapt to the BTD.
I still do not feel 100% tuned though, and I think it is because of lack of exercise.
The best time to work out for an O (for cardiovascular, mental and emotional benefits) is first thing in the morning, and I am not sure if you are already doing that for better results. Any exercise later during the day will only give you the cardiovascular benefits.
You mentioned something critical: " I finally opted to take a pair of dumbbells to work because just sitting at my desk all day is driving me crazy!"
Spending too many hours sitting IS NOT FOR AN O. It is that simple!!!
Type O's who eat protein but don't exercise turn the positive effects and health benefits of the protein into a toxic situation for their bodies.
Try your workout time first thing in the morning (if you are not doing so yet) and see how you go :)
Another thing...Are you having some seaweed already to improve our already lazy thyroid? That is the reason which keeps our mood swings up and down.
I always wondered why many vegetarians didn't look that healthy (many raw foodie included!). BTD has absolutely answered that!
Here's another example. This guy need to start eating animal protein now!:
Thanks for sharing your story and progress with all of us!