I several bodybuilders that swear by it when they trying to get in peak condition and shape.
I thought about it,......
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No. I have struggled with other restrictive food plans and it makes me feel so deprived that i don't seem to stay with the regimen for any length of time. I am really working @ making good choices with portion sizes & eating lots of fruits and veggies. So far so good.
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I have read the book but I don't follow his food plan - too many rules about which fruits and veggies are good for me. I don't eat wheat, corn, or cow dairy, which corresponds with his recommendations. It is interesting that my daughter and I are both type O and my husband is type A and our natural food likes follow his recommendations - my daughter and I are omnivores but my husband is a vegetarian.
I read the list of foods he claims I should be eating for my blood type and there's no way in the world I'd stick w/ it! I mean, no red meats!?! No way! It also claimed that regular coffee is beneficial for me and I can tell you I deal w/ the results of all that caffeine in my system and can also tell you it is NOT goood for me. I think the guys a loon.
I don't have something that is working for me, which is why I was looking at it, and it's similar to the way I already eat.
5/17/12 8:04 A
No. Don't plan to either
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never heard of it. Probably another fad like the grapefruit diet and the south beach diet. Been there done that. They are all the same. Just count calories is good enough for me.
5/17/12 7:56 A
Sounds like a diet to me. If a doctor has a book about a certain way to eat, it is almost always a diet (notice I said almost).
I just read a few articles about this "diet" and not one of them said "Go out there and try it! It's the best thing in the world and is healthy!" In fact they discourage the following of this plan as it can be dangerous to your body.
Yeah, you'll lose weight with it. However, that's because it seems like you're severely limiting your body with what it eats. Which can be dangerous. You need a nice balance of nutrients and such. If you already have something that's working for you and you feel great...why change it? Not worth it in my opinion.
It's not actually billed as a diet though many people report weight loss from it.
I had read about it and the odd thing is that the optimal foods for my blood type actually already parallel the diet I have adopted because of what I felt was best for me - no red meat, little to no dairy, meals based on fruits, veg and fish.
I already eat this way so it wouldn't be difficult to try it out.
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5/17/12 7:18 A
when I saw the thread title, I thought the dark sparkly vampire craze had finally hit the diet book trade. "The Twilight Diet"
no, I've not heard of it. But unless it's something you can live with for the rest of your life, my guess would be it's no different from any other 'diet'. There are so-called diets that are lifestyle changes. When you find the one you can stick with, it will work.
Although I don't follow the South Beach diet, I still follow the food guidelines. South Beach is more about making better food choices. (at least that's what I got from it)
People do the same with Atkins. Atkins is not for me. I cannot eat that plan for a week, much less a lifetime!