(Hey- Sorry I haven't posted in a while! Just lately I have been too distracted to do more than read!)
Last January (2007, not 2008) I weighed roughly 195-200 pounds. That sucked hard, so I started running every morning like I was being chased by a mad elephant, and my flaming rag on a stick just went out.
So by about August I got down to 150, and by November I was feeling good at 130-135 pounds.
Of course, stuff happened and I started binge eating (I do that when I get depressed) and bloated back up to 150.
But no matter how hard I exercised, I couldn't lose the weight. I've intensified the exercise for about two months now, and still remain in the 150 pound mark. So I thought why not change my diet? I eat too much junk food anyway.
So I started checking out different types of diets (some make me shudder) and my friend pointed me towards this book that gears your diet towards your blood type (Mine is O).
I'm reading the chapter, and slowly but surely I'm beginning to think this guy is a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
First of all, the O Diet is geared towards raising your body to a state of ketosis.
Ketones are what every single diabetic must avoid or else get sent to the hospital really, really quickly. Can a non-diabetic handle ketones as well?
Then the author is like "You must avoid all dairy, whole grain, and most other carbohydrates." Because, apparently, type O's have the most primitive metabolism- it is geared towards a high protein and non-starchy vegetable diet (think hunter gatherer). Some highly alkaline fruit is okay- he says plums and such (to cancel out our stomach acid.)
Then the author starts listing stuff that's beneficial, neutral, and what to avoid. It all seems reasonable, until I get to the juice and drinks section.
He says avoid drinking Aloe juice.
I did a double take at that one.
Isn't Aloe poisonous?
Am I right and this guy's a quack?