Quoted from lkpetrolinoOne important thing that you all are forgetting about calorie restriction is................
following BTD lowers the burden on your body from foods that cause it harm, calorie restriction does the same thing, they do it in different ways, BTD changes the food you consume, where as calorie restriction lowers the amount consumed
Now one could argue that calorie restriction has different variables that weigh it, but in the long run I don't think it matters much. Of course one should eat an appropriate amount of food for there individual body and not overeat, but isn't that just common sense?
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This is key to the whole thing, I believe - great post.
I don't think the jury's in yet on whether - if one avoids things that are bad for them - significant calorie restriction is better/worse/indifferent for lifespan and health. The studies that look at calorie restriction don't also look at the blood type diet and related stuff.
If teaching, I think it's best to just lay it out: Well, these guys found this, but they didn't consider this; and Dr. D says this because of ______________. And one day maybe science will actually nail down what the reality is in some broad-scale studies, or, not.
Quoted from KristinI remember hearing a researcher talk about calorie restriction experiments that were done with chimpanzees, and they reduced the caloric intake by about 30% or whatever the reduction needed to increase lifespan. The chimps did live longer... and healthier too I believe. But the researcher remarked that the frenzied behavior exhibitied by the chimps at mealtimes made him wonder if it was really worth it... that the quality of their lives were sacrificed for extended quantity...
Living longer isn't necessarily better....
Quoted from Maria_GiovannaHi Isa,
don't you agree that the reduced food intake has to be calculated on age, metabolic rate, exercise.
Amen to that!!John (resting) gave us the link of a Russian Syte on breathing for healing a lot of diseases and also overweight. I play recorder and flute nearly 4 hors daily and walk and I can eat as I like, but I am a secretor.
A nonnies and A _nonnies more have a slow metabolic rate from teen agers years and are easy hypothiroid in my family. My grandmother and my grandgrandmother ( died at 60 years many many yeras ago) had diabetes as a plus.
They were very probably A - nonnies with Italia pasta and cakes. My granmother however learnt to eat quite less a 50 with diabetes and to forget sugar. She was quite overweight since 30 years old till 84-5 years and lose after some pounds, just to arrive at 88 years (not very easy for her the last three years, as she needed to be helped but she was absolutetly conscious of her phisical decay with a little Parkinson also). One of her daughters, my aunt was nearly obese and had from 55 years rheumatoid arthritis and died at 75 of cortison diffused vascular damages after a lot of struggles against a kind of staffilococcus, won with a special vaccine prepared for her.
. I'd tell you on my sister (50 % perhaps nonnie) but I don't know for sure, but she must eat half than me to be 6/7 kilos oveweight at 44 years.
For all BTD is wonderful, but for nonnies BTD is crucial to their health and well being.
It's so intersting to know the family risk and to see the strategies to overcome them; my grandmother and her mother make see a little progress, and our generation and the next should go better and better (sometimes accepting bitter coffee for A nonnies LOL ).
All BTD theory and Dr D. teachings sounds so real !
Hi again and have a good work wth A nonnies and sindrome X
Quoted from ABJoeOnce I had eaten with high BTD compliance for some time (about 6 months), my body somewhat self regulated the quantity of foods that I eat... It just stops tasting good when I've had enough. I don't even desire avoids really... I walked by some avoid at a party Saturday and had absolutely no desire to eat it; went on to something that was beneficial and enjoyed that.
The key for me was to get away from the foods for the interval and let any residue clear somewhat from the body. Thhis can be difficult since the attraction is so great initially. Whether it being some craving for the food or just the mindset that it used to be OK, why do I need to stop now...
I call it a retraining period. I needed to learn to look at avoids differently and learn to put meals together in a way that excludes avoids.
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