Archives for: January 2005, 04
I have subscribed to Reader's Digest for a long time (since before I was married 28 years ago). They print a lot of health, diet, and exercise articles. Some of them are really helpful. The best exercises I have for hand and ankle weights were clipped from Reader's Digest articles.
It was in Reader's Digest that I first heard about "Eating by Color." I still have that chart posted on my refrigerator and follow some of the principles. For instance if I'm fixing broccoli which is a green vegetable, I probably won't serve it with Kale or Swiss chard (other green vegetables). Instead I will fix an orange vegetable like pumpkin or a purple fruit like blueberries or cherries. The color chart is subject to BTD food lists, of course, I don't fix alfalfa sprouts for me or sweet potatoes for the As no matter what color they are.
The cover story for the December issue is "The New Way to Lose Weight." When I read the first paragraph I got excited. It said, "The search for the perfect diet has never been more frenzied. Eat low-carb! No, eat low fat! But beyond the hype, and the billions spent on weight-loss products, a revolutionary idea is catching on with researchers: the notion that no two individuals lose weight the same way. Each person has a hidden key to weight loss."
My excitement faded as they profiled several people who by trial and error found a technique to help them lose weight. By the time I got to the "Best Free Websites" sidebar and saw that the Blood Type Diet site was omitted, I was truly disappointed. Once again an article clearly defined the problem - that the same diet that works great for one person doesn't work at all for another. But readers are left to randomly try parts of this diet and parts of that, hoping to come up with a combination that works.
I wrote a letter to the editors very politely telling them about the easy way to predict which diet will work - blood type. I have no idea whether they will print my letter. I noticed that on the comment part of the Reader's Digest website there are a couple of observations from followers of the BTD.
If you subscribe to Reader's Digest you might want to write your own letter or post your own comment. Or if you see a health article in your local newspaper that leaves out blood type, write a respectful response. I want to do my part to point people confused by conflicts in diet information toward the Blood Type Diet.