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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 8

Type A and truly feeling awful ... discouraged

Posted By: Renee, II
Date: Friday, 22 January 1999, at 11:41 a.m.

I am a Type A and I've been on the plan for two months, now. Following it well. The first two weeks I was on it, I thought I'd finally found "the answer" to the past two years of health hell (pardon the language). I've had stomach and digestive problems galore and have had every test known to try and discover the source, to no avail. I lost 30 pounds last year (1998) using a well-balanced, 1200 calorie a day meal plan. I tried ER4YT on recommendation from someone who'd had good luck with it and had been on it for several months (she is, however, a type B). After the first two weeks, I slowly started feeling more and more lethargic and less and less "well". I've been an exerciser, averaging 6 days a week at the gym, not too intense, but around 40 minutes of cardio work and some strength training for the past two years. The lack of energy that I now feel has severely cut into that time AND although I am 85-90% compliant and watching the high fat items, I've now GAINED 5 pounds (completely unacceptable to me ... clothes that fit are an issue here). WORSE than all this is how I feel, now. Since early January my stomach problems seemed to have returned -- high levels of acid reflux, the feeling of nausea every single day, usually late in the day, and lethargy that redefines the term. I've tried to follow every suggestion of Dr. D and have written him several times (never to receive a response). I take the supplements he suggests. I eat pineapple (fresh) every day. I eat lots of tofu, and other soy products. I eat veggies and fruits and stay away from too many sweets. HELP! I don't want to give up on this last hope.

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