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|Weight Loss||Anyone read 'eat right for your blood type' by Peter D'Adamo?||Nov 03 2009
I have adopted several aspects of The D'Adamo diet plan as have several of my friends and family. I have found it quite helpful and beneficial as have several of my friends and family. There are certainly aspects of the premise that are "diet related" but there is much more to it. Foods impact each individual differently. There are very few absolutes for any of us. One type O blood type may be just fine eating a vegetarian diet while other type O's are better suited for more animal protein as D"Adamo suggests. Yes a food journal might help. However, I find it helpful to have had somewhere to start. Specifically, for me, by cutting down on the amount of wheat and corn, I have essentially eliminated my acid reflux in a very short amount of time (less than a month) and I noticed a difference almost immediately. Prior to doing this, I simply tried not to eat spicy food (which I love) and tomato based foods and sauces (which I like). By reducing the wheat, corn and dairy (not even eliminating them) I am able to eat green chili, salsa, spicy foods, tomato based sauces, and even enjoy a glass of red wine without suffering from the acid reflux. I no longer take any medication to control the acid reflux.
My friends and family have experienced similar type results. None of us has really used the Eat Right 4 Your Type as a weight loss tool. More as a nutrition and awareness tool and that will certainly (and has) helped with some weight loss.
My mom suffers from Lupus and has had some good success by eliminating some items from her diet. We are a small sample but have had success. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe Not.
So, having defended D'Adamo a little bit, I will jump on my soapbox.
The bottom line, a healthy dose of nutrition (whatever it takes to get you there) combined with a healthy dose of exercise (whatever it takes to get you there) plus some perseverance (whatever it takes to get you there) is a great recipe for success. I don't believe there is a "Holy Grail" for losing weight other than the bottom line above. The diet industry and the pushers and promoters of Pills, Potions, and Plans, would have us believe differently. The proliferation of scams and deceit out there with regard to the diet and health industry is appalling.
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