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If you are new to the Blood Type Diet it is not a choice;
It is a decision.
This isn’t a 6 month diet to lose 20 pounds for your wedding or 20 year class reunion. Be prepared to live your life with a long term goal of better health and vitality.
Your husband or wife will most likely think you are nuts. Your family and friends will roll their eyes at you and glaze over when you try to explain what the Blood Type Diet is. Your doctor will smile politely when you tell him what you are doing. Other diet gurus will denounce the Blood Type Diet with no proof or rational evidence. They will even go as far as saying there’s no science to back up the BTD.
You’ll even doubt yourself! This is normal! Do not be amazed, shocked, intimidated, hurt, dismayed at the criticisms that will be thrown your way. Even when you get unbelievable results, people you love will still look at you and complain that their joints hurt, or they are tired all of the time. They will have heartburn, skin problems, gut issues and environmental sensitivities. They will moan and groan that they have tried every diet out there or they only eat salads and still can’t lose weight. “Give up the foods I love just to lose weight and feel better, NEVER!”
Once you have decided to follow the Blood Type Diet, own it. Nurture it and it will grow inside of you and become part of you. When that happens, a warm sense of peace will wash over you and you’ll be the one with a (big) polite smile.
If you know you react badly to certain foods, but the book says its ok – don’t eat it.
If you see that the book says your favorite food is an Avoid you will most likely have to give it up. Remember, it’s a decision, not a choice.
Don’t go cold turkey if you can’t handle the overwhelming feeling of “I can’t eat anything.”
Even when it really is to the point where “you can’t eat anything” just remember you can eat anything you want - if you want to feel good for ten minutes but bad for a week.
Pick 1 or 2 foods in your main diet that are avoids - and avoid them. Give it time to sink in and get used to it. It may take 2 weeks or it may take 2 months. Don’t sweat it. Your body will adapt. Instead of worrying about what you can’t eat, concentrate on the foods you can eat and emphasize them.
No, you won’t be able to levitate objects or use a Light Saber.
Your mind is a powerful ally. It is a fertile garden. If you plant negative thoughts you will get negative results. If on the other hand you have positive thoughts and worthwhile goals, it is almost impossible to fail. If you get the chance, listen to a lecture given by Earl Nightingale called “The Strangest Secret.” I had to listen to it many, many times before “I got it.” It may help you too!
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