Your blood type is the key to an individualized weight loss strategy
that is right for you. Your secretor status further individualizes
your weight loss strategy. If you tend to gain weight in the upper
torso, chest and upper abdomen, your weight gain can often result
from bacterial overgrowth, improper sugar metabolism, or insulin
resistance. If you tend to gain weight in the lower abdomen, hips,
buttocks and thighs, your weight gain can often result from hormonal
imbalance, a slow metabolic rate, or toxicity.
We've made it simple for you to choose your own individualized diet
plan in three steps:
1. Choose your blood type.
2. Choose your secretor status.
3. Choose your body type
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Blood Type Diet Weight Loss Plan
If you tend to gain weight in the upper torso, chest, and upper abdomen, your weight gain may be attributed to bacterial overgrowth, glycation problems or insulin resistance. If you tend to gain weight in the lower abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs, your weight gain may be attributed to hormonal imbalance or toxicity.
I am totally convinced that there is no magic bullet about weight loss.
Every day I read about a pill or drink or potion that promises that you
can ďlose 9 pounds in 10 days!Ē or ďburn fat away.Ē Thereís no magic potion
for healthy living, as it takes awareness, commitment, and knowing who
you are as a biochemical individual.
Weíve been trying to simplify the basic steps to weight loss for our customers,
and this month we are unveiling a new feature on our website which allows you
to get started on a weight loss/management program that is individualized for
you. It provides short lists of the beneficial and avoid foods that support or
inhibit weight loss, exercise recommendations and targeted supplement support,
all based on your blood type, secretor status, and how you tend to gain weight.
This additional modification provides new insight into your metabolic processes.
For instance, if you tend to gain weight in the upper torso, chest, and upper
abdomen, your weight gain may be attributed to bacterial overgrowth, glycation
problems or insulin resistance. Or if you tend to gain weight in the lower abdomen,
hips, buttocks and thighs, your weight gain may be attributed to hormonal imbalance
Knowing this information helps us to further individualize your weight loss program
so that it addresses the challenges and opportunities that are uniquely yours.
You wouldnít want to wear someone else's clothing that didnít fit you, so why
would you want to follow a nutritional program that isnít designed for you?
You can check all of this out by clicking
I hope you find this new feature helpful, and over the next few months we will be adding to it with tips, recipes and information that can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Tips You Can Use
If you mess up and go completely off the
rails, just remember that tomorrow is another day,
begin again and move forward!
We all know it can be challenging to eat right and exercise – and
dieting can be even harder when you’ve been doing everything
right and the scale does not budge. Here are a few tips for
sticking to your plan when you need a little extra motivation.
Find a buddy – studies show that when you have a diet
and workout buddy, you’re more likely to succeed.
Set reasonable, attainable goals. If you want to lose
20 pounds, set your goal lower in the short-term. Try, "I’d
like to lose one pound in the next two weeks," instead.
It’s much more attainable in the short term and you’ll
have the satisfaction of results to keep you motivated.
Re-set the tape recorder in your head. If you say, “I
don’t enjoy exercise,” change that to, “I
like to exercise, I feel great when I exercise.” By
doing so, you will motivate yourself to get moving.
Walking is great exercise. Begin by walking briskly for
15 minutes, then turn around and walk back, voila! A half
our of exercise under your belt!
Plan your meals in advance. The quickest way to stray from
your diet is to wait until you’re famished to decide
what to eat. Make a weekly meal plan, buy your ingredients
in advance, and get cooking. (Great recipes at www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm
If you have a smart phone, use the Blood Type
Diet app (available on the iPhone, coming soon to the Droid)
for a handy list of foods that are Right For Your Type.There
are also several free apps that help to track calories and
exercise. If you don’t
have a smart phone, you can use a notebook to record what
eaten during the day. Keeping track of your food intake
keeps you accountable and makes you more aware of what you
If you’re really craving something, indulge – but
just a few bites. Craving chocolate? One small piece of good
quality dark chocolate will satisfy your craving.
Finally, if you mess up and go completely off the rails, just
remember that tomorrow is another day, begin again and move
Lectins: A Key to
Dr. Peter D’Adamo
This explains why some people gain weight
on a high carbohydrate diet: It is not the calories in the food,
or the percentages of fat, protein and carbohydrate that are causing
the weight gain (after all, most carbohydrates are low-calorie) but
rather the lectins in the food itself acting to mimic the effects
of naturally occurring hormones.
It is not uncommon for those just starting the diet to experience rapid
and dramatic weight loss, followed by a "quiescent" period where
the weight loss slows down or stops completely. This is due to the fact
that each individual can have several "setpoints" where the metabolic
machinery (either for genetic or metabolic reasons) remains locked at a
particular ratio of weight to body fat. Much of this is the result of the
capacity of the body's insulin metabolism. As I wrote in Eat
Right For Your Type, food lectins have been shown to compete with
insulin on the body's fat cells.
Insulin inactivates the enzyme triglyceride lipase, which is normally used
to convert stored fat triglycerides into both glycerol and fatty acids;
these are then released, converted to carbohydrate and burnt off. Normally,
there is a balance between the effects of insulin (which stores fat) and
the enzyme adenylate cyclase (which activates the fat cell to burn fat).
When the system is properly balanced, everything works fine; principally
because insulin has a "half-life" and is under "feedback
control." In other words, after insulin has accomplished its job,
a feedback message is sent to the brain which tells the pancreas to cut
off insulin production. With no new insulin being produced, the circulating
insulin gradually dwindles and the cycle starts again.
Food lectins, including those lectins from wheat and corn, have been shown
to bind to the fat cell's insulin receptor and inactivate triglyceride
lipase. Unlike insulin, however, these lectins do not have any feedback
control, and can bind irreversibly to the insulin receptor. In this situation
the fat cell is permanently paralyzed, capable of only storing fat, but
not releasing it. This explains why some people gain weight on a high carbohydrate
diet: It is not the calories in the food, or the percentages of fat, protein
and carbohydrate that are causing the weight gain (after all, most carbohydrates
are low-calorie) but rather the lectins in the food itself acting to mimic
the effects of naturally occurring hormones.
Spotlight: Paul Clucas Weight Loss Success Story
With few exceptions
up till now, medical science has been concentrating on the forest;
is it coniferous or deciduous? Each patient is, however, at least
as individual as a tree. I see making this available to others
as an urgent and worthy calling.
Name: Paul Clucas
Blood Type/GenoType: O negative non-secretor Explorer,
and likely to be Lewis double negative according to Swami Xpress
Tell us a bit about yourself, anything you like Ė occupation,
family, hobbies/interests, etcÖ
I am a husband and father, who is self-employed part time with a couple of business
interests. My education is in the mathematical sciences, and I have interests
in normative "typing" psychology, music, and philosophy. There is no one label
that sums me up, but I do like learning, innovation, and mixtures of creative
and analytical problem solving.
How did you hear about Eat Right 4 Your Type? How long have you been eating right for your type?
My mother recommended the diet within a year of the initial publication. Before
that time, I had lost 120 lbs. in my twenties and then gradually gained
weight each year until I had reached 350 lbs. Apart from a two-year hiatus,
I have been trying to improve my diet ever since. I started using Live Right
For Your Type, The GenoType Diet, and Swami Xpress as soon as I could, and
each step was a bigger improvement of my health.
What did you think of Dr. DíAdamoís blood type theory when you read
I was open to the idea; it sparked my imagination. There was something there that whispered to me of a hidden truth.
How was your health prior to starting the diet?
Although I did not think of it much, my digestion was terrible. You can get
slowly seduced into accepting a decline in your health as the natural price of
your age. Aches, pains, stiffness, lack of concentration, and frustration with
my lack of energy were my daily burdens.
What changes have you observed since starting to eat right for your type?
After stopping the diet for a couple of years, I had worked myself into a health
crisis. For five years I worked in a number of call centers. Although some can
do this work, I could not take the stress, the monotony, and the lack of freedom.
In the last year of work I gained another 50 lbs., developed hypertension, an
enlarged heart, and cirrhosis of the liver from my weight.
The ultimatum my GP delivered to me was "Lose the weight or you will die." The
backup was "Lose it within a couple of years, or you will be on the hypertension
medication for the rest of your life." I was in the BMI category beyond "Morbidly
Obese" (48.7) and effectively unable to do any activity that required me to stand
for an hour. When I neglected to take the medication for three days my blood
pressure measured 240/160.
The inspiration that was missing in the earlier years had arrived. In the past
18 months I reduced my weight by approximately 80 lbs. I still cannot exercise
for long, but my stamina is improving. My GP measured my blood pressure last
month and it was 120/70. He will be reducing my medication, if it stays low.
Each day I feel exhilaration; I am coming out from under the shadow.
What are your health goals?
I am 6'4" and I would like to be 220 lbs. with plenty of energy.
What else would you like to add?
It is funny how many different aspects of my life have improved. I have developed
a better understanding for others and myself by studying the personality side
of the Genotypes. I believe that this science that Dr. D' Adamo is still developing,
will reframe our fundamental understanding of health, the limits of life expectancy,
and the communal sense of our individual identities. Seeing the workings of the
human body in the context of differing norms can bring a clarity to years of
hoarded medical data. With few exceptions up till now, medical science has been
concentrating on the forest; is it coniferous or deciduous? Each patient is,
however, at least as individual as a tree. I see making this available to others
as an urgent and worthy calling.
Hopefully this will encourage others who need to lose weight to try the weight
management pack. Even with the pack stretched over three months, it made a substantial
Right For Your Type® Recipes: Healthy Salads for All Blood Types and GenoTypes
When you’re trying to lose weight, there’s nothing worse
than a boring salad – these BT and GTD friendly recipes will
bring new inspiration to your plate!
When you’re trying to lose weight, there’s nothing
worse than a boring salad – these BT and GTD friendly recipes
will bring new inspiration to your plate!
Beet, Currant, and Arugula Salad
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups arugula lettuce
1/4 cup dried currants
1/2 drained cup sliced beets
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh dill weed
How to make it:
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, oil, and salt.
Add the arugula and currants, and toss to coat.
Top with beets, sprinkle with dill, and serve.
Broccoli Rabe and Grapefruit Salad
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups steamed broccoli rabe
1 grapefruit peeled and sectioned
How to make it:
In a medium bowl, stir together the lemon juice, oil, and
salt until blended.
Add the broccoli and grapefruit sections. Toss and serve.
Green Salad with Mushroom and Croutons
1 slice flax seed bread
1 teaspoon olive oil
How to make the croutons:
Preheat the broiler. Brush the bread with
1 teaspoon of olive oil and place on broiler pan.
Broil four inches from heat for 1 to 2 minute or until
bread is toasted.
Cut grilled toast into small cubes for croutons.
1 cup of mushrooms (any Right For Your Type variety)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup sliced red onions
How to make the salad:
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining tablespoon of oil,
lemon juice, and salt.
Add the lettuce and onion, and toss to coat.
Top with mushrooms and croutons.
Don't Miss Out! Last Minute Registration for IfHI 2011 Conference & Certification
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo and the faculty of The Institute for Human
Individuality (IfHI) will hold the 2011 IfHI Conference & Certification
May 20-22 at The Dolce Conference Center located in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Seating is limited so make your reservations today.
Right For Your Type® News
Club 4 Members Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary
Several members of our Club 4 program have just celebrated their 5th anniversary
and received $100 DíAdamo Personalized Nutrition vouchers to use
as they like in our online store! As part of Club 4, they receive a
monthly supply of Polyvite, Phytocal, Deflect, and Polyflora (Basic
Pack A, Basic
Pack B, Basic
Pack O, Basic
Pack AB). Hereís
what a few of our members had to say:
"I experienced a tremendous difference when I started the Blood Type Diet years
ago. One big improvement was that I had had a lifelong sore throat that never
developed into anything. As soon as I gave up corn and chicken, it was gone.
That made a believer out of me. I want to stay healthy so I buy the Basic Pack
and a few other items like Proberry
3 liquid. I also think the Chocolate
Cherry Unibars are a very nice product." H.Y. – Type B
"Iím 81 years old and I feel fine. I eat right for my blood type and take my
basic pack and I donít often get sick. The Blood Type Diet showed me what not
to eat, like wheat and milk, and though I didnít really feel "bad" before, I
certainly feel much better now, I know itís good for me. Also, I never did go
on a "diet" per
se, but Iíve lost 30 pounds just eating right."
E.B. – Type O
"I started the Blood Type Diet seven years ago and felt great right away. My
wife and I now follow the GenoType
Diet. I like the products very much. Iím almost
72, I donít get sick anymore and Iím not on any medications. I have plenty of
energy to do anything I want to."
D.Z. – Type A
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