The Blood Type Diet

An Introduction To The Blood Type Diet

It happens all the time, you and a friend decide to go on a diet together and try to shed some extra pounds. The diet starts off well enough, but as time goes on you begin to notice your friend losing more and more weight while you are losing less. You might even begin to start gaining some of the lost weight back again. You may wonder why it happens like this, but in the medical community it is a well known fact that diets do not work the same for every person. In order to achieve success when attempting to lose weight, a diet must be individually suited and tailored around an individual.

Dr. Peter D’Adamo is the author and creator of the blood type diet. Publishing the book in 1996, he outlined a diet that is based on peoples specific blood types. His theory is that every blood type has certain antigens that have control of specific bodily functions (such as the digestive or immune systems). When antigens find foreign particles that have entered the body, they assess them as either threats or friendly, and let them through or attack them accordingly. The theory laid out by D’Adamo is that the antigens found in the blood react the same way when dealing with foods, assessing them as either threats or tolerable. So in theory, knowing your blood type will help you determine the foods that are most suited for your body.

When selecting healthy and lean foods over processed or fatty foods, it is probable that you will see various positive side effects such as an increases in energy level and weight loss. Like many other weight loss diets, the blood type diet advises against eating fatty foods and recommends daily physical activity. Because of this, a lot of people have experienced some level of success with the diet. Most doctors are in agreement that because the blood type diet plan encourages you to stay away from harmful foods and advises you to perform daily exercise, that it is generally a good diet. However, many are critical of the claims that it makes about the link between digestion and blood type.

There is currently a lack of research and support for the blood type diet. No solid evidence exists that can link digestion and blood type, and the limitation of certain food groups in your diet can have a negative effect on your body. The reason that some people can find success with the blood type diet is not because of its scientific claims, but because it changed their eating and lifestyle habits.

The Basics Of The Blood Type Diet

In order for one to start the blood type diet they need to know what their blood type is. If you don’t know your blood type than it is required that you find out before starting, because it will determine your specific food plan. You can find out what type you are by having a test done at your doctor’s office. In order to follow the diet and see the potentially positive results from it, you need to know your blood type.

After you find out which type of blood you have, all you have to do is simply eat the foods that the blood type diet has deemed appropriate for your body. Dr. D’Adamo also provides lists of foods that each blood type should avoid as well. It’s important to note that there is not a lot of talk about portion control in the blood type diet, but it’s best to eat in moderation.

Exercise & The Blood Type Diet

Daily exercise and physical activity are a big part of the blood type diet. If you are doing the diet for weight loss and health reasons, than it is probably one of the most important parts of reaching your desired goal. Just as the diet claims that certain foods work better with specific blood types, it also claims that certain exercises are better for the different types of blood as well.

People with type A blood are advised to perform calming and mind balancing exercises. This could include doing activities such as walking, yoga, pilates, and meditation.

Those with type B blood are thought by Dr. D’Adamo to have strong immune systems and do well with moderate intensity exercises. These could include activities that require cardiovascular exertion as well as mind concentration, such as swimming or tennis.

Those who are AB blood types have a complex mixture of A and B blood in their body. So the appropriate exercises would be a mix between the already mentions activities of A and B blood types.

People who have type O blood are advised in the blood type diet plan to perform intense levels of cardiovascular exercise. Anything that raises your heart rate, such as contact sports, is recommended.

Blood Type Diet Foods

As is the case with the majority of diets today, there are a lot of food limitations in the blood type diet. This is even more so in this type of diet, due to the restrictions of entire food groups depending on your blood type.

Those with type A blood will certainly experience a major change in lifestyle habits. The diet recommends that people with this type of blood consume a primarily vegetarian diet, with little to no meat or dairy intake.

People who have Type B blood can probably enjoy a little more freedom than the other blood types on this diet. Dr. D’Adamo believes that people with type B blood have bodies that are more adapted than others, which makes their blood more accepting of most food groups. Although they can generally eat any type of food, it is advised that people with type B blood stay away from overly processed foods, and try to enhance their diet with a mixture of carbohydrates and protein from various sources.

Because AB blood is comprised of both A and B blood types, Dr. D’Adamo says in the blood type diet that the best approach to take is to eat mainly vegetarian foods. The inclusion of lean protein sources is also recommended, while dairy intake is not.

The most common type of blood is type O. Dr. D’Adamo believes that people who are type O should have a diet primarily made of meat, while also including vegetables and fruit. A lot of the foods that compliment type A’s should be avoided by type O’s, says Dr. D’Adamo.

If you already know the type of blood you have or have found it out, you can conduct your own research to determine which foods you should be eating that compliment your specific blood type and are in accordance with the blood type diet. There are many blood type diet food lists that are on the internet as well as blood type diet recipes too. When choosing to start a new diet plan, it’s essential that you consult with your doctor first.

The Truth About Six Pack Abs Review

Why Our Review is a Little Long and Very Detailed.

Hi, and welcome to a relatively indepth review of the “TAA” Program.

Ironically the Truth About Abs program has little to do with “abs” as such , it’s more focussed on overall fat loss and health. I’ll get into that in more detail below.

The Truth About Abs is digital product, and “e-book” and not a physical product, this means you simply download it to your computer to read or print out. The Truth about Abs, is also known as the Truth About Six Pack Abs, in case you were confused it was two separate products. Geary charges $39 for the product and there’s a bunch of optional extras you can buy when ordering if you feel they benefit you, more on that below.

What’s it all About?

“TAA” is a 149 page e-book, detailing personal trainer and author Mike Geary’s techniques for lowering bodyfat to the level needed to see your abs (for men around 12% or less and women around 18% or less). Geary’s primary focus early on in the book is to explain the simple yet often misunderstood fact that abs are predominantly made in the kitchen, not in the gym.

By that I mean, everybody has abs, without them you wouldn’t be able to move, yes you can make them deeper and more pronounced with the exercises Geary provides , but ultimately you have to lower your body fat levels to see them.

“The issue for most people isn’t how to get a set of abs, the issue for most people is …
how do you remove all the fat covering the abs you already have .”

Geary is at great pains to focus the program away from endless sets of crunches and into a diet and exercise program which focuses directly on fat burning methods to reveal the abs underneath.

Yes, there are of course many ab exercises included in the program but the key to take home about “The Truth About Abs” is that the programs focus is on fat loss and health, not just one huge “ab” workout.

So with that said, I’m going to break down the 2 primary components of the program into a diet and workout section below.

The Truth About Abs Diet/Nutrition Approach.

Geary starts the Diet section with a look at some of the nastier food types worth staying away from and gives you a rundown on transfats, corn syrups, the usual advice on avoiding junk food, and why to avoid fad, extreme diets etc. Nothing ground breaking in the initial section, but all solid information somebody concerned with their health should pay attention to.

Past that we get into more interesting territory where Geary reveals his exact meal plans (he includes pages of pre made diets for those less inclined to make their own diets). There’s a strong focus on nutritious food types, lean proteins, vegetables and healthy fats , along with some more advanced techniques on keeping your metabolism firing fast enabling you to burn more calories at rest .

This isn’t a “low calorie” diet, Geary doesn’t believe in very low calories diets, and explains why ultimately these backfire by slowing down your metabolism (RMR) making it even harder to lose fat as your body goes into starvation mode and refuses to give up any more body fat, instead retaining it for energy.

Detailed Meal Plans. (Example to the right)

There’s some detailed meal plans, conclusions on how often and when you should eat (important) , some nice tricks in regards calorie refeeds to keep the fat loss consistent.

What Geary has done which is important is take a bunch of relatively complex and advanced dietary techniques and put them across in a “For Dummies” mode, amalgamting them into the core Truth About Abs program in a manner which makes them entirely doable for everybody.

Calorie counting, hmm, not a lot of that about in TAA, Geary is more focussed on food choices which create fullness and have inherent fat burning abilities, he lists all these in the pre made meal plans.

In fact he has a conclusive list of a bunch of fat burning foods he recommends and a bunch of foods you should never eat if fat loss is your primary goal.

There’s a couple of plugs for some supplements he recommends, Green tea being one of them, nothing wrong with Green Tea, it’s a great anti-oxidant and offers a variety of health benefits, but I’m disagreeing with Geary on this one in regards it’s ability to burn much fat, all the recent data shows us it doesn’t do much. Not that it’s a big deal, Geary doesn’t focus much on supplements, less than 2 pages out of the entire 149.

In conclusion, the Truth about Abs nutrition program is sound and despite a few clever tricks for manipulating fat burning, isn’t complicated to follow. Geary provides a bunch of pre-made meals and food choices along with an online calculator for determing calorie needs etc. Food choices are basic, not esoteric and can be found in any shop, focuses on natural unprocessed food, and tilts heavily towards healthy food choices .

The Truth About Abs Workout Program

Ok, so this is probably the main reason many people consider purchasing The Truth About Abs, thinking Geary has some magic exercises that will suddenly deliver a stunning head turning six pack. Well as I explained above, abdominal exercises will of course deepen the ab muscles over time, but ultimately the ONLY important factor in getting a lean tummy area is losing fat so your abs can actually be seen under that layer of fat.

To that end, while the workout program does include a variety of abdominal exercises aimed at delivering great toned midsection, the bulk of the workouts are all based on metabolically taxing fat burning exercises.

What may come to a shock to some is that actually doing lunges for example in the privacy of your own home burns a ton of calories and fat and therefore is far more efficient at finally removing the layer of fat over your abs.

So the workouts Geary gives are based on choosing fat burning exercises that work your entire body and burn fat for you. He recommends no more than 5 minutes of actual direct abdominal exercises 2-3 x a week, the rest is focussed on the big fat burning exercises which he lays out in full photograph based workout sheets.

Geary lays out a lot of exercises, especially ab exercises to AVOID, due to the stress they place on the spine, and lists all the variations you can do to relieve ab training boredom.

There’s a selection of workouts he provides for 3 different scenarios.

  • A workout designed to be completed in a Gym.
  • Workouts designed to be done at home with basic equipment (exercise ball etc)
  • Workouts designed to be done at home with no equipment.

This is one of the stronger elements in the Truth About Abs program, Geary realizes that a lot of people simply do not have the time or inclination to go to a gym, so includes a detailed “home workout” approach, he gets brownie points for that.

PLUS Points For The Truth About Six Pack Abs.

  • Work out at home with our without equipment.
  • No long duration cardio workouts .]
  • The program works, he has a huge number of before/after solid testimonials and a huge following of TAA addicts.
  • Solid dietary plan based on eating natural healthy foods.
  • Meal Plans Included.
  • Workout plans with photos included.
  • Email support in case you have questions.
  • Suitable for men and women of any age.
  • Focusses on quality nutrition and resistance training to tone and firm the body while losing fat.
  • Workouts deal with losing fat to see the abs rather than the misunderstanding that endless sitsups make abs.

Negative Points For The Truth About Abs.

  • A number of plugs for supplements, exercise equipment etc, you can ignore them.
  • No videos of every exercise only photos.
  • Would have been nice if the videos of the exercises were included in the basic package.
  • Physical version only available as an extra charge once you order the electronic version.
  • No community forum type area for people to discuss the program specifically.

Conclusion on Plus and Negative Points
Not much to complain about with the Truth About Abs, solid program, well put together, easy to follow with a LOT of happy satisfied customers.

What Does The Truth About Abs Program include ?

The Truth About Abs Program includes:

  • The Truth About Six Pack Abs 149 page PDF eBook (Viewable on PC Or Mac and Fully Printable)
  • Your Personal Metabolic Calculator
  • Free Subscription to Lean Body Fitness Secrets eMagazine
  • Free 5 Keys to Fat Loss DVD from ex Biggest Loser Trainer Kim Lyons
  • Em-Power , Improve your mind 5 Part Audio Series.

Customer Support For The Truth About Abs – Rating

I’m guessing Geary has a team of folks doing his customer service, his was the quickest of the various programs we have tested to date. We may of course have just gotten lucky and hit a slow period but our ticket/question asking about whether we could download this on an Apple Mac was answered in under 30 minutes. Not bad at all, happy with that.

The Truth About 6 Pack Abs Program Scam.

As with all products on H&M, we purchase them in full ourselves in order to provide the detailed reviews we do, we had no issues in the order process and our card was billed accordingly with no issues. The author has a clean bill of health with the BBB , if the program appeals to you, you can order in confidence.

About The Author: Mike Geary , CNS, CPT.

The Truth About Abs program is the love child of certified personal trainer Michael Geary. Aside from the Truth about Six pack abs, Geary also authored “The Fat Burning Kitchen” and is a contributor to Muscle & Fitness and Oxygen For Women Magazines. Geary’s one of the more accomplished online fitness authors , his credentials are solid. He also holds a Bachelors of Science degree and runs an online fitness newsletter with 710,000 subscribers!

The Truth About Abs Program is right for you IF ..

You like to workout at home, have limited time, and accept that getting a great six pack is a function of your diet as much as it is your training.

Our Final Conclusion.

Geary’s Truth About Abs program isn’t a quick fix, or a magic exercise you can perform to suddenly look like a cover model, it’s a well structured fat loss program which focusses on health and nutrition to achieve low levels of body fat so you can see your abs/flat stomach. Those looking for a quick fix magic pill will be dissapointed, sexy bodies don’t come in a pill or a “secret” they come in applying a program like The Truth About Abs for 8-10 weeks and being consistent.

The program squashes the erreoneous advice given by those looking for a quick buck that somehow you can just do situps all day long and get a six pack and instead focusses on what’s important, a fat burning whole body toning workout and a fat loss diet.

Overall it’s a very solid program written by a well qualified and experienced personal trainer and author with a solid support help desk and a very fair price for what you get.

User feedback is positive and the program has a database of verified before and after success stories. The Truth About Abs program is suitable and safe for those looking to reduce fat using a healthy diet and measured exercise program. Recommended.

The program has sound scientific research behind it, and contains plenty of pre made diets and photograph based workouts, which won’t bore you to tears.

Fat Burning Furnace Review

About The Author, Rob Poulosimgres

The Fat Burning Furnace program is the creation of Rob and his wife Kalen Poulos. Poulos is a US based fitness expert who writes extensively on health and weight loss topics. His inspiration for the Fat Burning Furnace program was drawn from his early struggles with weight and associated ill health. Having lost some 40+ pounds and corrected life long obesity issues, he and his wife took the techniques contained within “FBF” to personal clients and achieved compelling results. Poulos with his wife Kalen then created and penned the Fat Burning Furnace program.

Fat Burning Furnace Overview ( What’s It All About).

The Fat Burning Furnace System s is a 158 page long , (excluding meal plans and recipes) guide which focuses primarily on fat loss, but also deals with toning up lean muscle and improving overal health and longevity.

The program’s core principle is that fat loss is not engineered by consistently lowering calories. Poulos states the practise of constantly cutting calories typically results in hunger, cravings, a slow down in your metabolic rate and therefore a decrease in calories burnt which leads to dieting plateaus whereby individuals are simply unable to lose any more weight despite cutting calories further.

While calorie control is an element of the program, Fat Burning Furnace takes a different primary direction, using Poulos exercise and nutrition program to increase your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) . Poulos provides an extensive set of workout programs which are structured specifically to increase your RMR . The nutrition element is also strategically designed to assist the workouts in increasing RMR.

When your RMR is raised you’re increasing your metabolic rate burning more calories when you’re working out but also, more importantly, burning hundreds more calories during the day, even when sleeping.

The benefit of of increasing your metabolism via a higher RMR means extra calories burnt , more energy , and a fat reduction whilst negating the requirement for individuals to drastically cut calories.

When all the factors come together, there’s a synergistic effect which results in favorable body composition improvements, ie, fat loss and lean muscle tone. RMR based diet plans have a respectable combination of peer reviewed and real world data to support their efficiency.

Fat Burning Furnace Exercise Program.

Poulos doesn’t go near a stationary bike or similar pieces of equipment, if you’re looking for a guide on how to do long cardiovascular workouts , do not buy Fat Burning Furnace, if you’re purely into long cardio sessions for fat loss and enjoy that method, this isn’t a suitable program for you.

The workouts centre around resistance training you do at home with either little equipment or none at all. The workouts are approximately 25-35 minutes long.

The workouts are completed as whole body workout to maximize fat burning effects, but also to increase flexibility , toning and strength. The exercises are completed very slowly to avoid injury and to burn additional calories.

This approach does allow individuals to tone their bodies, and in some scenarios build a little lean muscle. As muscle burns fat, it’s a metabolically active tissue, this allows for additional calorie burning. Lean toned muscle mass is also responsible for the often admired “beach body” look for men and women.

The program contains dozens of photo guides of the workouts and you can upgrade to a video instruction package of the program. There’s a “for seniors” guide and a “beginners” guide to accompany the main product.

The Fat Burning Furnace Diet / Food Choices.

(Pages 105-141)

Most programs concentrate on macro-nutrients, (carbs, protein and fat). Poulos however focusses more on micro-nutrients .Micro-nutrients are the vitamins and minerals that our body uses to perform optimally but also to help burn fat naturally.

The focus of the diet section, is to stop concentrating on measuring foods and start focussing purely on choosing foods which are packed with the right nutrients.

By focusing on vitamins and minerals in your diet , by choosing the foods that deliver health benefits to you , not just calories, you end up eating less calories and more nutrient packed foods which fuel your body and make you a more efficient fat burning machine at rest.

This all ties in with the exercise element in FBF which is all about improving your RMR so you’re burning more calories at rest, when you combine the FBF training program and the diet together it’s a solid combination as far as fat loss and energy deficits go. You’re effectively working with your bodies natural ability to shed fat rather than against it by constantly cutting calories which result in an overall metabolic slowdown.

In regards food types, Poulos, is not big at all on the popular high protein diets, the diet recommends a good volume of your dietary protein requirements from vegetables, nuts, pulses grains etc , as again they fit into the criteria of offering a lot of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins etc.

The program details extensively the food choices with menus and recipes, along with lists and tables of suggested foods and alternatives. The program also supplies you with a number of pre made diets and snacks and some of the tricks and techniques he uses in the kitchen to minimise fat gain during cooking and preparation. These sections are all fine, people like easy lists, so it’s a positive he provides them for folk who want everything laid out for them.

Pro Points For Fat Burning Furnace.

  • Work out at home.
  • No long duration cardio workouts (not a great positive if you like long cardio sessions)
  • Solid dietary plan based on eating natural healthy foods.
  • Meal Plans Included.
  • Email support in case you have questions.
  • Suitable for men and women of any age.
  • Focusses on quality nutrition and resistance training to tone and firm the body while losing fat.

Negative Points For Fat Burning Furnace

  • About 5 plugs for his preferred multivitamin company, a recommendation would have been fine.
  • If you’re into doing long traditional cardio sessions and love it, it’s not for you.
  • Would have been nice if the videos of the exercises were included in the basic package.
  • Physical version only available as an extra charge once you order.

Book Layout & Format.

Clean looking colour cover featuring Ron and Kalen his wife. Plain white background on internal pages. Clear 12 point font with size control turned on if you want to increase it. Total book length 162 pages including various charts, diets, and workouts etc.

Fat Burning Furnace Scam

For review purposes, we purchased the product, as it’s entirely delivered online (this is NOT a physical book) we had the goods in our hands within 60 seconds of ordering. That included the calculators, meal plans, the main program and various other tools and bonuses. Our card was charged accordingly and correctly. The program is covered by the Better Business Bureau, and maintains a grade “A” rating. There is a link at the top of this review to confirm their status.

Fat Burning Furnace Before & After Case Studies

Poulos has a large number of case studies and before and after video testimonials on his site.

What Does The Fat Burning Furnace Program Include?

Fat Burning Furnace currently has 3 packages available.

The Deluxe Package contains all you need including the fat burning furnace book itself but also 3 months of e-mail coaching.

Quite nice to have contact with the author who wrote the program – always useful.

The Ultimate Package is the same price as the deluxe but confusingly also includes the following for no additional cost.

  • The Metabolic Calculator
  • Body Fat Analyser
  • Progress tracking software.

* The “Blow Torch “ Package , is the big upgrade , hours of videos showing Poulos in his home performing all the exercises in the program. If you like learning via video its a worthwhile upgrade, if not , give it a miss and stick with the Ultimate $39.97 package.

Fat Burning Furnace Costs

The Fat Burning Furnace program has two prices depending on the package you choose.

  • Fat Burning Furnace Deluxe package is $39.97.
  • The Ultimate package is also priced at $39.97 currently (special offer) comes with a number of bells and whistles.
  • The Blow Torch Package at the time of writing was $67 and has the added benefit of hours of video of Poulos performing the exercises.

Customer Support Rating

We sent in a support ticket on the 1st Feb at 11:04 AM, we received a response on the 1st Feb at 5:42 PM, around 6 hours in total. The response was detailed and courteous. We have had quicker responses from vendors but this is about average and acceptable baring in mind time zone issues etc.

Final Conclusion & Overall Rating.

Fat Burning Furnace contains a cardiovascular program (via resistance) and a pure resistance element for toning and firming along with a straight forward health orientated nutrition program based on consuming nutrient rich food types.

The program adheres to important factors such as increasing your metabolic rate, a good functional diet and it addresses key factors such as ensuring you get a toned body as you’re losing fat to avoid that “skinny-fat” look. Overall a well put together program with plenty of guidance, solid support and no specific downfall to speak off.

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