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I’ve known for a long time that when I go to purchase shoes I always try the left shoe first to ensure both shoes will fit. Since I switched to (New Balance) brand shoes many years ago, I can get the 4E wide and pretty much eliminate over sizing my right foot shoe to accommodate my left.
Well as it turns out I decided to get a different type of “everyday” shoe that was a little more stylish and a lot less tennis shoe like. This created a very time consuming process. I tried a size 12 for a week and a half but my feet did not like it even with custom fit orthotics.
So I took the shoes back and after about an hour of trying to find the right combination of sizes - here’s what I came up with. With this particular shoe I needed a size 11 for the left foot and a 10 ½ for the right - just make BOTH feet happy. Since I knew the store would not let me mix and match the sizes I then had to try an entirely different shoe. As it turns out the very first pair of size 11’s I tried, both feet were now happy. The left is a little looser than I would like but as long as it’s not causing any discomfort, I’m not going to complain.
Since we still live in a world where one size fits all, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you the above mentioned story. Since I’m a Type O you could replace the size 12 shoes to a (plant based diet). Despite my best intentions, it just was not going to work in the long run. You then could relate the struggle to find the right combination of the “one size fits all” shoes to trying other diets like a high protein diet or a high carbohydrate diet – close, but not realistic. In the end you can then surmise that switching to an entirely new type of shoe to finding and following Eat Right for Your Type.
Until Dr. D’Adamo comes up with something better than Eat Right for Your Type, The GenoType Diet and SWAMI, the world is just going to have to get used the fact that we are truly individual people who can share a way of life called Eat Right for Your Type.
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