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High protein diet?

I though about trying a high protein diet. I dont really want to do atkins because I know it can be dangerous. What if I make my own diet? Eat about 4 servings of protein, 1 carb, all the rest fruits and veggies? Any opinions will help!

Thu. Dec 1, 10:46pm

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fruits and veggies are carbs...Whatever you do, just make sure the calorie intake is less than the caloric output...

Thursday, December 01, 2005, 11:10 PM

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IF, by chance, you have type O blood, look into the blood type diet. The diet for O types is a largely protein based diet. Makes you healthier, and you lose weight.

If you really want to make a high protein diet work, cut out wheat. Have rice, rye, spelt, sugar, and other carbs, but cut out wheat. You might be surprised at how good you can feel with out it.

Friday, December 02, 2005, 12:16 AM

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blood type diet?

Can anyone point to a good web site about this? I've heard about it, but don't really know what it's about.

Friday, December 02, 2005, 3:49 PM

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Body for life. Protein/fat/carbs. This is the best.


Friday, December 02, 2005, 6:11 PM

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Blood Type Diet

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Friday, December 02, 2005, 11:25 PM

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anecdotes, not science

I'm happy the so-called blood-type diet is working for some...and it MAY be very beneficial, however, there is no real science or clinical evidence anywhere which demonstrates that blood-types make any difference whatsoever in HOW you lose weight. The mechanism for any diet boils down to only one thing, fewer calories in than out. Good luck whichever route you choose, just be informed. Debs

Sunday, December 04, 2005, 3:15 PM

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Debs, I disagree. There's many studies out there done by Dr. Dadamo, and other doctors that support his findings. While the book may have lacked *some* (but not any) scientific support or citations in the original eat right for your type book, the live right for your type book did. Are you the same kind of person who dismisses homeopaths, and continues to look to prescription drugs for health?

Calorie intake and output is NOT the only reason for wieghtloss. Hormones, metablism, all kinds of things affect your wieght and your overall heatlh. And moreover, to only count calories, and ignore the reaction between your food and what's inside of you, is naive.

I mean, people here say you should drink more water, get enough sleep, try not to stay be overly stressed- those factors affect health and weghtloss, but are NOT part of the calorie in calorie burned equation. Things that some people swear by, such as food combining, is not part of a calorie input/output approach.

If calorie in calorie out was the healthiest and best way to lose weight, why is it that there are so many drugs for those with diabetes and high cholesterol for when "diet and exercise" is not enough. Why is it that high fibre starch diets work well for some, while for some atkins like diet work better for others?

A car will not work properly if you put the wrong fuel in it. A body will not function efficiently if you put the wrong fuel in it. But some of us are family cars, some of us are sports cars, and some of us are diesel trucks.

Sunday, December 04, 2005, 8:10 PM

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Noweigan Medical Journal article:

Conclusion: The ABO-system, secretor status and other systems (MN, Rh) sheds light on the disposition for illness. Lectins in food affect our health, and the blood type gene influences near by genes. Interactions between blood type and environment can probably explain why some get sick while others remain healthy through a long life.

As a public health notice for diabetics, wheat increases insulin resistance (hint, there's more wheat in whole wheat product than refined wheat) <- you can find most of the quoted articles on google.


Monday, December 05, 2005, 12:58 AM

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I agree that we are all different and burn calories differently. Our metabolic rates vary. However, it all comes down to the law of thermodynamics. "Energy in" must equal "energy out". If you can determine how much energy you expend based upon your metabolic rate, which takes into account factors such as body weight, amount of lean muscle mass, exercise, etc, then you can evaluate how much energy you need to consume in order to maintain your weight. Consuming 20% more or less of this number will allow you to gain or lose weight safely.

Monday, December 05, 2005, 11:02 AM

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so if thermodynamics is the be all and end all, then why do people plateau? You start with the assumption that all food is energy that the body will burn in the same manner. There you are wrong.

Your metabolic rate is a matter of how efficiently your body is working. Eating foods that slow your system down, that your body has a hard time digesting, will affect how easily your body can use what you put in. Eating what your body needs to work it's best, will increase your metabolic rate so that you don't have to work as hard, and your body will naturally use most of the energy you put in.

Moreover, knowing what your body needs to be it's best affects your overall health. You can get skinny by cutting your calories, but increase your chances of arthritis pain, diabetes, headaches, fatigue, and all kinds of other problems. Or, you can choose to eat what is good for your specific blood type, lose wieght, and increase health. Why not pursue both health and weightloss?

Monday, December 05, 2005, 12:14 PM

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