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DIANASTIME SparkPoints: (802)
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11/5/13 6:14 P

ER4YT really isn't a diet but more of a way of life. If you start it with the idea you will drop weight you are doing it for the wrong reasons. I for one am a walking advocate for ER4YT!!!

Before starting the ER4YT way of life I suffered from chronic sinus infections, stinging leg pains, the pads of my feet hurt, constant cough, IBS, and much more. Within 1 week of eating this way my chronic sinus infection was gone, my IBS was gone, reflux was gone, leg pains gone, and skin irritations were all gone.

While the food recommendations are hard for most it is more of a medical/healthy way of eating not for losing weight!

SUSIEMT Posts: 8,237
8/26/13 9:56 A

Good for those that have followed the plan and have success. I guess you really really have to follow the plan and still track everything.
For me, I have followed my spark plan and have had great success however, I live with my diet and exercise buddy which for me has been KEY! She gives me strength no end. Of course, the same is true for her. Which is what sparkpeople is all about. We give each other the courage and determination to continue on in our journeys. I guess whatever works works as long as you keep tracking your nutrition and fitness. Trying to stay within your nutritional goals is so important.
I see now that this is a very old thread so I hope you have had success losthope4

8/26/13 8:53 A

I researched the Eat Right For Your Blood Type Diet simply because of a 70 year old lady who is amazingly fit and has following it for 15 years. I have been over weight for 7 years, have high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure and have had no success in improving those bad numbers. I followed the ER4YT loosely for 4 weeks, did not starve, lost a few pounds and went for regularly scheduled blood work and guess what? My cholesterol dropped over 40 points, fasting glucose was 82, blood pressure was 116/72! The lowest those numbers have been in 7 years! I don't care if the general consensus is that this plan is a fad, it works for me in improving my over all health.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/19/13 1:08 P

It's pseudoscience... You don't need to eat a particular type of food for your blood type and doing so isn't of any benefit to you whatsoever.

LAUREN42557 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/19/13 1:00 P

No, it isn't. Have you read the book or checked the references in the back of the book. Dr. D'Adamo grew up eating this way and further researched it while a student at Bastry College in Seattle. And people's food sources did changed according to where they moved to which changed blood type. It would be a good idea if you read up on Blood Type Diet and the basis for it before you call it a fad. It's been around in its present form since the mid 90s. BTW, there are lots of people who call it a fad; tell that to the people who share their results on the Blood Type site.

GIASBASH6260 Posts: 170
3/21/13 11:13 P

Blood type Os are supposed to eat a lot of animal protein and no dairy or grains. This is exactly what I do, and I feel phenomenal eating this way!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,459
3/21/13 8:34 P

I would also be doomed, everything I like is not allowed. Except for the beans, I don't like beans.

I have also list weight eating from the forbidden list

MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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3/21/13 6:46 P

If I had to follow that eating plan, Id be doomed. For my blood type, I wouldn't be able to eat acidic stuff...seeing as Im practically addicted to tomatoes and I love citrus and strawberries, I don't know what I would actually eat. :-)

PARICARP SparkPoints: (15,762)
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3/21/13 6:36 P

I think it's totally bogus. People didn't evolve due to variations in diet. It's just a fad diet that "works" because eating those healthy foods will cause anyone to lose weight.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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3/21/13 12:03 P

lol... yeah, according to that I'm suppose to be a vegetarian. I eat a lot of meat and have had no issues losing weight quickly...

This has fad diet and pseudoscience written all over it.

IWILLMAKEIT91 SparkPoints: (2,511)
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3/21/13 10:34 A

yup just another fad diet

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
3/20/13 3:37 P

I have heard of this,

and I don't believe in it.

It's one thing to eat based on one's likes, dislikes, "trigger/craving foods" and allergies/sensitivities - but these things are all independent of blood type!

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,313)
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3/20/13 3:02 P

There is no reliable scientific evidence of any kind that you need to eat a particular diet based on your blood type. There is a popular book on the market (perhaps more) that makes these claims, but it is not backed up by peer-reviewed science.

I regularly eat foods "not allowed" by my blood type, and the only time I have trouble losing is when I am not tracking accurately or eat too much, either deliberately or accidentally.

The foods suggested in the books are generally okay, but no one has been able to replicate his results.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/20/2013 (15:03)
LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
3/20/13 2:13 P

You don't need to eat different foods based upon your blood type. This is a fat diet and it is not based upon any real science but, instead, based upon pseudoscience. In other words, it's masquerading as scientific in order to mislead you into believing it's legitimate when it's just not true. It's filled with misinformation and untruths.

But, the good news is that you can enter your information and weight loss goals here on Spark People and it will generate legitimate (based in science) recommendations for you about how many calories to eat and it will tell you how many carbs, how much protein and how much fat are appropriate. It's basically what a registered dietitian would recommend for you if you went to see one. It's also free! It's an excellent tool to aid you in your weight loss and you will lose weight in a healthy manner if you follow the plan.


Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 3/20/2013 (14:18)
KARA623 Posts: 727
3/20/13 10:21 A

I've heard of it. It's one of 100 things my sister has tried... the one thing she is resistant to trying is just tracking her nutrients and calories and fitness and eating real food. She determiend that she was eating all the wrong things for her blood type, and that's why she can't lose weight and, in fact, keeps gaining weight. Problem? She and i have the same blood type, and I eat all real, whole, healthy foods in the right calorie range and have lost 125 lbs. She eats real, healthy food but keeps doing the extreme diets. I've stayed the course with first counting points on WW and then tracking calories, etc., here on SP.

My take? It's BS.

TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (0)
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3/20/13 10:02 A

LOL. another fad diet.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/20/13 9:32 A

Don't get too lost in that. I apparently don't eat for my blood type either, but I feel great and I enjoy what I am eating.

3/20/13 9:27 A

I have never heard of eating for a blood type. I have a diabetic daughter so our whole family follows the diabetic diet, which is exactly what was laid out below. Lots of veggies, fruits whole grains and lean proteins.

JENSTRESS Posts: 5,403
3/20/13 8:45 A

What is significant, and what do you mean reducing? I am sure that the blood type diet works for some people.

What really works? Eating fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, correct portions, and exercise. Use Spark People. You are here. Use the trackers, you have a calorie range, use that, use the fitness tracker, be as accurate as possible. It will work.

You have to decide to make healthy choices, and make them for the rest of your life. I'm not saying eat perfect, no one does, but it has to be a sustainable change for the rest of your life, or you won't stick with it.

LOSTHOPE4 SparkPoints: (884)
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3/20/13 8:32 A

Just yesterday I realised that I had been eating the wrong food for my Blood Group. The food that I had been using to try to lose weight were a No No for my Blood Type. Has anybody ever heard of this before and if yes how effective is it because I'm willing to give it a try because this might be the answer to my weight problems (I have tried reducing my food potions and reducing junk but I haven't lost any significant weight).

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