Well, it's official: After six months on the BTD, my dad's down to his high school weight, and he says he feels better than he has in a long, long time.
When I was growing up, he was an air traffic controller, and he had the all-too-common nervous breakdown after 20 years. He gained all sorts of weight, got depressed and anxious and, of course, doctors put him on all sorts of mood-altering chemicals to "stabilize" his mood.
And, of course, he gained weight. A lot of it. At one point he was up to about 230 pounds and looking terrible. He was even pre-diabetic.
Now, after over half a year on the BTD, he's doing better than ever.
Congratulations Ron for the successful effort toward health of your father and your help ! I could not bring my parents to BTD and they pay (74 years old mother with noticeable vascular dementia and 80 years fathr oncologist MD PHD, with memory loss and word difficulties in a former great talker) all the damages of time without BTD or now GTD help !
Ron, is your dad a type O also? I am happy for you! I live on the other side of the country from my folks, but diet/food is something that I can not even influence with them. They are so set in their ways, Dad compulsively overeats, a type A, probably celiac....mom is type O, not in too bad shape for one who avoids mds....but Dad is diabetic, lost eyesight to macular degeneration, etc. He and my brother with mental disabilities like to get fast food whenever they can. It's a NJ horror story....last time I was there, there's fast food on every corner. And pizza galore....maybe that's why I moved so far away. But they are my family and I miss them.