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My name is Anna and five years ago my youngest son was born.  Tthough I didn't know it at the time, it was the beginning of a new way of eating and living for myself and my family.  It took me almost four years to figure out, but that pregnancy triggered all sorts of food allergies and skin ailments.  At first I thought I was gluten or dairy intolerant.  And that's almost true.

Eliminating gluten and dairy helped but it didn't clear up my flairs of eczema or psoriasis; or stop the incessant itchiness I experienced.  I tried an elimination diet but many foods on that list continued to cause problems and severe itchiness.  Then I discovered Dr. D'Adamo's Live Right for Your Type and the blood type diet.  Though I don't agree with all of his theories, following his food type recommendations has completely eliminated all of my skin issues and reset my metabolism.  An added bonus has been that I lost 17 pounds and am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight.

Now I swear by this way of eating and living.  Both my parents are now eating right for their blood type and with this new year, my husband and kids will also be joining me.  This is our journey as O's and A's adopting a lifestyle based on Dr. D'Adamo's blood type theories.


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7 comments:

  1. Could you please share some crock pot ideas for Os and As. I'm an A. My hubby is an O. I am a busy teacher and mother of 2.

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    1. Yes, I will work on putting together some of our favorites. I'll try to do a post on that in a few weeks.

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  2. I don't see a post since April, so I really hope you're still around and thriving on this diet. I, too, am an O. I'm also a vegetarian, which pretty much throws the biggest wrench in my eating/thriving/ethical world. So far I'm trying *desperately* to do the O diet as a vegetarian, but it's getting tough.

    Would love to see any of your vegetarian O recipes. I've been focusing mainly on protein smoothies in the morning, high protein veggies at lunch with a small amount of high protein carb (quinoa, for example), and then high protein veggies with other high protein items. I just got over a terrible illness, so I'm already fatigued and making sure I get the good food is exhausting. I know it's going to get tough before it gets better.

    I'm also thinking about writing a blog as an O Vegetarian. I really want to a) feel better; look better and b) stay true to my beliefs.

    Thank you again for this awesome blog!

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    1. I ate more of a vegetarian diet before starting this journey. I had a difficult time on this diet with energy levels until I started to eat more red meat. My typical day consists of a small portion of meat with a large, heaping side of lightly sauteed vegetables in the morning. I then have fruit or a smoothie as a late lunch and then a dinner that is both blood type O and A friendly.

      I will definitely start blogging again more consistently when the kids start back in school in September. I would love to know if you do start an O Vegetarian blog.

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  3. I'm so glad to have found your website! My hubby is type O and daughter and I are type A

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  4. I just found you via Google, and I'm excited to get back to eating for my type. I had great success with this diet in the 90s when I was single. Now I'm happily married (thankfully to my same type, O) and have 2 small children. I've been in mommy mode and totally neglecting my own health for about 4 years and am ready to get back to being a happier person, which for me means being a thinner person. This diet is the best way for me to do that, even though it is going to be very hard to give up my 2 favorite things, bread and cheese, but I think I am finally ready to admit that they just don't work for me. It would probably also serve my children and husband well for me to stop relying on those ingredients for so many recipes. Thank you for your blog. You are inspiring!

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    1. Thanks! You are lucky to be a family of all O's. It will definitely make it a lot easier. I won't lie; the first month or so is really difficult but I really don't miss breads and cheeses anymore especially since I can still have mozzarella and feta. Good luck!

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