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diet Q for Robert McF

Posted by ed on February 17, 1999 at 09:24:02:

Hello Robert. I'd like to ask you a few questions.
My wife is overweight, say 50 lbs (its not polite to ask exact numbers), and she is 42 yrs old. She was thin when she was a teenager, became a little heavier in her 20's, but since having two children at 29, she has gradually gained weight. She would very much like to loose this weight but most diets don't seem to work well. i.e. she exercises, doesn't eat much, but it seems like her metabolism shuts down and keeps here weight up.

Now, she either cheats and eats too much, OR, she has some genetic metabolic problem. Both of her older sisters and her mother have very similar builds. Much weight has settled in their arms, butt, and legs. Is it worth trying to fight genetics? Or is that just crap, and the women of this family just have diet?

We did read the Ann Louise Gittleman book, and the test in there suggests that my wife is a "fast burner". Question: is this possible? I would almost say she is the exact opposite.
She is blood type O, however, and usually has indigestion. (my recommendation is small amounts of meat/protien and steamed non-starchy vegetables, and exercise. That sounds easy but life with kids and jobs makes diet sometimes difficult)

If she were to try your metabolic diet, does she really have to eat fish-head soup? (sorry Trish, but that really got to me!)I mean, she seems other wise healthy, doesn't get sick, has low cholesterol, and will probably outlive me. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Fish head soup

Posted by trish on February 17, 1999 at 09:54:49:

In Reply to: diet Q for Robert McF posted by ed on February 17, 1999 at 09:24:02:

Holy Cow ed,

I didn't mean to put anyone off... You don't leave the fish heads in there, you know. You just drain them off and use the broth. You don't even have to make a broth for that matter. I happen to love soup, and I got really bored eating the same foods every meal, so I thought I'd make something different. Additionally, the Elimination diet only lasts for a week or so (unless it's me apparently - then it's longer!)



Re: diet Q for Robert McF

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 17, 1999 at 13:12:59:

In Reply to: diet Q for Robert McF posted by ed on February 17, 1999 at 09:24:02:

Hi Ed,

I've never suggested the elimination/metabolic diet for someone to simply lose weight. Of course it would work wonderfully for someone that is 50 lbs. overweight but it requires the discipline to do it with precision - something that most folks with terrible chronic disease won't do, much less those that want to drop some pounds.

Probably the biggest thing that is interferring with her weight loss are the following foods:

Type O
Kidney Beans
Brussel Sprouts
Mustard Greens

If she eliminated ALL traces of the above foods she would immediately lose weight. Cutting down does little good. Of course that would mean no more popcorn, corn chips, or bread of any kind. No more pizza, etc.

If she is really compelled to do all this I'd be happy to help. If not she might have better luck by getting EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. If she is a fast oxidizer she might find his diet plan effective while at the same time being palatable.


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