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Anyone on the Eat Right for Your Type plan?


I have started the plan Eat Right for Your Blood Type plan and am curious if there are any other type "O" out there who would like to form a group. I am really focusing on reaching optimal health, not with losing weight, although I expect some changes will come naturally. I am in one group with another type "O" who is on the plan but would love a whole group who post daily, share recipes and encourage each other! We are committed to trying this for the month of January for sure. I personally am planning to give it 3 months and see how I feel.

Please give some feedback if you are into it and I'll start the group if there is enough interest!


Mon. Jan 9, 6:42pm

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ooh, you could count me in!!! I'm even an O!! I'd started a group, body by BTD, but kind of flaked out because no one else was here. (Personally, I'm all for group support, but I do fine without it)

I've been doing it since september, and absolutely LOVE it!!

Monday, January 09, 2006, 9:22 PM

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Cool! I'd be very inerested to hear what has been great for you on the BTD! I'd like to start the group as a private group to keep it really focused, but don't know how to do that except collect email addresses? Anybody have a suggestion?

Monday, January 09, 2006, 10:05 PM

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someone can correct me, but if you create the group with you and the person you know, I can then join, and you can either make it private then, or wait for another member, or whatever. I'm not about to post me email addy on this community board...

Monday, January 09, 2006, 10:15 PM

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I have a couple of friends who swear by that program they even tested me at their house one night ( she is a nurse) because I wasn't sure what blood type I was... They said they felt great and I think they have been doing that program for at least 2 years. as a way of life.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 7:37 AM

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It definitely becomes a way of life- you feel so much better that you just dive into it, always trying to do it stricter or more comprehensively. There's none of this yo-yoing of back and forth, no guilt trips, no deprivation, no calorie counting- it's great. And yes, you lose wieght, but your health usually improves dramatically too.

I swear by it! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 12:43 PM

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New Group has formed!

I'm the OP and have now formed the group, it is public, but I've described it in very specific terms, in hopes that only type O's on the plan will join. There did not seem to be another way to do it. The group is called Eat for Your Type O and we are two so far....

...seeking active posters who are into sharing insight, experiences and recipes!


Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 5:33 PM

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Is there a free resource to learn more about this diet? I'm a bit skeptical, but I am interested in learning more. BTW, I think I'm an A type.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 7:35 PM

Add comment Won't tell you everything, but can get you started. Many people are skeptical until they try it :) My mom brought the diet home, and I was skeptical til I tried it.

General guidelines for A's- avoid red meat, carbonated beverages, dairy. Soy, coffee, and grains are great for your digestion. Activities such as yoga or pilates work well for you- intense cardio may leave you feeling stressed because of cortisol/adrenaline reactions. My best friend is an A, and she's trying the diet because she tried some things out and they've worked great. She even discovered she loves soy milk :)


Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 8:48 PM

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you obviously have neither read the books, nor the scientific supports.

Nor do you have any idea how the diet works. I haven't cut out any food groups, and I certainly have cut calories. I probably have a higher calorie intake than half the people here.

Why don't you try learning about something first hand, instead of spewing forth third hand knowledge and trying to sound intelligent. (because you fail miserably at it!!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 12:02 PM

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Agree: No Science At All, nutritionally

On the other hand, if it works for you personally and doesn't result in malnutrition, it's as good as anything else. I think this diet is probably really helpful to people who (a) have an emotional need for a huge, transforming change in their life, because it does require a major change in foods for most people, and (b) want or need a lot of structure in a diet program.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 12:29 PM

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Could one of the members of the type O group list some of the basics for that blood type please? I'm just curious. Not sure if I believe or not, but I don't think it could hurt, in any case.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 2:32 PM

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I agree. I don't understand why people try a million things when all you have to do is eat healthy (and that means finding out the things you can enjoy) and just exercising.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 3:49 PM

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some O foods

The main thing ( and most challenging) for O's is to eliminate wheat and most grains (can substitute spelt products). Add lean red meat, preferably organic, to diet. (to those who eschew red meat, a portion is as little as 2 oz., eaten 6-9 times a week-that is less than a pound).
Avoid most dairy, many legumes. Poultry and most kinds of fish are ok, as are most veggies and many fruits. For more specifics follow the link.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 4:23 PM

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I'm a Virgo, a skeptic AND the OP...

...I wasn't looking to start a debate about the merits of the BTD, just find others on the same path. I don't think there is *one* right way for everyone to be healthy, I am just seeking mine. As a vegetarian for over 20 years, who always ate healthy, and was active yet struggled with managing my weight, this makes sense to me. The plan is very balanced, I am simply switching my main protien sources from grains & beans to red meat & fish. In the first month, I took out corn, wheat and almost all dairy from my diet. I had done this before, lost weight and my allergies were better, but felt I had less energy. Adding meat back into my diet makes sense as the most obvious thing I haven't tried and after less than a week, my energy is way up. I believe what I experience in my own body!

...And if you don't believe in something, really there is no need to bash others. What works well for some, doesn't for others...just follow your path and I'll follow mine.

good health to all!

For those who asked some basics:
Type O's should avoid: wheat, corn, most dairy,lentils,beer
highly benefical are: red meat, some fish, dark greens,kelp, yerba mate

best to check out the book "Live Right for Your Type" by Peter D'Adamo

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 4:31 PM

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It sounds as though the O diet is really just a very strict Atkins...? I also saw that it cuts out pretty much all dairy. So, no carbs and no dairy, just meat and veggies?! No wonder people lose weight!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 4:35 PM

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plenty of carbs

sweet potato
ancient grains like: spelt, amaranth, quiona, kamut
nut milks
with these you can bake anthing you want!

eggs, butter, goat cheese and some others still allowed

just read the book, it can't be summed up in a few lists.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 6:13 PM

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it doesn't cut out all dairy, just most. As someone mentioned, lots of carbs. Atkins denies you most of the fruit because of the high sugar content- ER4YT encourages fruit consumption. It's similar to atkins in that yes, it emphasises protein but not all meat is created equal, and ER4YT, doesn't promote all protien forms as Atkins does.

People try the diet because "eating healthy" hasn't worked for them. Ever notice how there's always some conflicting report about what is healthy? Soy is good, soy is bad, coffee is good, coffee is bad. Meat is good, meat is bad... Maybe that's because we are different!!! Different things, different people. It wasn't created to help you lose wieght- it was created as a path for better health. And those who try it, and don't approach in with a non-chalant half assed effort, feel better.

What sign you are born under has no bearing on your physical chemistry. You're blood type does. Everyone knows that you can't take in B type blood if you have O blood. The premise is that your food interacts with your blood- and seeing as it's your blood that carries nutrients to the rest of you, it's not such a ridiculous theory.

All I know, is unlike some people here, I dont suffer from cravings, feelings of deprivation, guilt, or alot of other health problems. And I've lost 30 lbs effortlessly in 3 months, and gone down almost 4 dress sizes.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 8:34 PM

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I don't think anyone would argue that different things work for different people. Everyone's genetics are diifferent -- some people are predisposed to allergies or lactose intolerance, others are not.

The goofiest part of this idea is that agglutinogens (as opposed to any of the other 120+ blood factors now recognized?) describe the range of human physiology with any precision. Never mind that they are clearly unrelated to genes which we know to have direct and indisputable effects on digestion: for instance, type "O" blood would tend to positively predict the genes which confer the ability to digest lactose, because both are more common in European populations. However, there are certainly many type O's who are lactose-intolerant, and many lactose digesters of other blood types.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 9:05 PM

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0 type grooup

Hi I am just going to start this way of eating, count me in.

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 4:18 PM

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Hi just starting this, would you share some of your recipes.

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 4:26 PM

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