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Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution Hardcover – Jan 6 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (Jan. 6 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039914255X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399142550
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 393 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you've ever wondered why the latest fad diet doesn't work for you... well, there are lots of reasons, mostly the fact that it's a fad diet. But it could also be that you're the wrong blood type for the kinds of foods the diet recommends. Peter D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that your blood type is an evolutionary marker that tells you which foods you'll process best, and which will be useless calories. He covers the entire range for each of the four blood types, from entrées to condiments and seasonings, and also makes type-specific exercise and lifestyle recommendations.

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Cheri Erdman (Nothing to Lose: Sane Living in a Larger Body) offers emotional support to large women with Live Large! Ideas, Affirmations, and Actions for Sane Living in a Larger Body, a collection of 140 meditations promoting a positive image and a celebration of one's size. Each page begins with a "Big Idea" (for empowerment) then "Fleshes It Out" (with an affirmation) and a "Size-Wise Action" (a specific task). Erdman, a psychotherapist, offers support and encouragement for women struggling to find a way to live with the bodies they have. (Harper San Francisco, $11 160p ISBN 0-06-251345-1; Jan.)
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Let me get a few things out of the way before reviewing the book itself. I've been on the Blood Type O diet for 9 months now and have lost 30 lbs. To give you some background I started a new job in a new industry about 3 years ago and had gained nearly 25 lbs due to the long hours and free snacks and dinners (which I ate because I was working 60-90 hours a week) - in addition to the 20 lbs I had gained since getting married almost 7 years ago. Both my wife and I searched for a diet that would work for the both of us. My sister and her husband had some success with the Atkins diet, but it seemed too stringent for us. It was my wife who suggested this diet and I admit to being sceptical.
After reading the book I searched the internet for further information about Dr. D'Adamo's research. Not much came up other than the "official" website. Does this mean that Dr. D'Adamo is wrong or that his book is just another diet clothed in new language? Perhaps, perhaps not. And therein lies a caution I would give you: be careful not to glorify this diet or Dr. D'Adamo beyond it, or his, relative worth. I've met many people over the years who have tried a variety of diets with varying degrees of success. Many tend to dismiss the diet if it doesn't work for them and, on the other hand, present it as the one-and-only true diet if it does work.
My criteria for deciding whether or not to try the Blood Type diet was twofold: 1) is it a radical diet that emphasizes one or two types of food to the exclusion of all else or does it recommend a balanced intake of a variety of foods, which in my opinion is the right way to go and 2) is it something that I can incorporate as a lifetstyle change rather than being a fad. In my opinion, and my experience, the answer is yes to both.
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I've noticed that those people who discount this book usually do so for incredibly nitpicky reasons. There's more right with this book than there is wrong.
I don't pretend to say that dr. d'adamo is an infallible human, nor do I think he knows absolutely everything is right in his book. However, I do know that until I actually took the time to follow this diet, I didn't understand the full effect of what the diet actually does.
People on this review board are also saying that people need to "listen to themselves". I agree, however, I am going to point out that not many people know HOW to listen to themselves. That's why they need doctors and diets to guide them. Most MD's will prescribe a pill to help you deal with the side effects of your illnesses, instead of stressing how important it is to understand your personal dietary requirements. That's where ER4YT comes in....
I have personally been able to recover from incredibly difficult immune system problems as a result of going on this diet. I'm an O+ secretor and I had tried countless diets to help myself, with varying degrees of results. I had picked up over 20 different diet books to help myself recover from Fibromyalgia. (this was as a result of being extremely frustrated with the way I was being treated by western medical practitioners).
I went on many different diets in a 2+ year quest to help myself. I had even picked up ER4YT and read it, but shelved it. Then, one day, while I was searching for the next diet to go on to help myself, I happened upon the ER4YT website. I went to the food list to see whether certain foods were approved for my blood type. (I had been keeping track of my definite intolerances...
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Some of the concepts in this book are not fully scientifically supportable, but the diet may still make lots and lots of people feel a whole lot better and attain a much greater level of health! These two things are not mutually exclusive.

Reasons the claims made about the scientific merit of the exact food lists provided for each blood type are unconvincing (on the whole) to me include:

1. I have read more than half a dozen detailed and methodical explanations of why the scientific concepts in the 'Blood Type' books are based on sketchy and incomplete science. While some of the theory makes sense, they found holes in the theory and the way the food lists have been compiled big enough to drive buses through. These were not in books which deny the validity of anything that is not 'mainstream' - quite the opposite in fact. These were by some of the best health and nutrition authors around. Their arguments were very compelling (although I don't have the time to go into them here). There are also numerous articles online that contain this information which you can find by Googling. The general consensus is that the author has part of his theory right, but the way it is being presented as a complete theory with all questions answered is not correct.

2. Even if it's true that our blood type has an enormous amount to do with what we should eat, the concept of biochemical individuality would still mean that there would be just as many differences between what people with the same blood type would eat, as similarities. People are remarkably individual on a biochemical level as the book Biochemical Individuality explains.

3. Family members with the same blood type often do well on very different diets.
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