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Hello, Karen! My, an AB nonsecretor ~~ welcome, rare bird!
About the Encyclopedia: please see the column I posted in early June, Encyclopedia Errata, or better yet, use the search at the bottom of this page and enter "errata." There are a few pages on this topic. The upshot is: the food lists are dependable. Check TYPEbase 3® when in doubt! and we still maintain the change log linked in those pages.
For ABs, especially nonsecretors, the rhythm of eating can determine how your energy output stimulates weight loss during the day. Eat a good protein breakfast, and a small meal whenever you're hungry. Fish, dark greens and cultured/fermented foods are magical for slimming ABs ~ in your case, miso and tempeh drop to neutral (like A nonsecretors) but fermented vegetables and some dairy products like kefir can promote excellent digestion and subsequent loss of fat. The "food separation" plan I outlined in the Food Combining and the Blood Type Diets column is ideal for stimulating healthy weight (fat) loss in ABs, and it's custom-made for small meals throughout the day ~ as well as capitalizing upon your wonderful choices in the Beneficial fruit category. Use Live Right's "Adaptogen" suggestions on page 295. Try to include eggs and kefir a few times per week. Stick to beneficial sprouted grains, amaranth, oats, millet, rye and rice, but limit yourself to four servings per week (for now). Cling to your Beneficials: they comprise your "Nonsecretor Tier" for the fastest and best results.
Are you in menopause, or have you passed through it? This is a perfect time to explore the varied AB activities which promote health, longevity, a toned body and a sense of joy, independence and connectedness. If I were AB, I'd take a martial arts class once per week, stretch and do a short yoga session alone or with a group three times per week, and focus on strength-building outdoor exercise (hiking, climbing, light weight-lifting or park circuit training) on two other days. For a wonderful, quick & easy routine of basic daily calisthenics, please see my columns on the Canadian Air Force basic exercises (enter "Canadian" in the search field below... you'll see them). Mix it up: substitute Pilates or Tai Chi or a workout on the exercise bike now and again. Find out what YOU really like. :-D
With your new knowledge of secretor type, I think you'll experience the extraordinary results others have had when they began using the nonsecretor guidelines. You're doing wonderfully, and this new world is just opening to you. I most deeply hope you enjoy the journey ~ Please keep in touch!