I am here to tell all you will listen about a new diet that I have been on for a few years now and it has helped me immensely. There is no calorie counting or fasting or any of the other ridiculous fad that are out there today. A little about my success before I dive into the specifics. In late winter of 2011 I was obese, had no energy and thought that I would be obese forever and thought that an early grave was going to be my fate. I was about to quit trying to be healthy and started to stress eat which didn't help very much, but I figured if I was to be fat then I should have fun. My mother, who is a health guru, told me about the blood type diet. Dr. Peter D'Adamo did the research during the 60's and 70's and found out that certain foods make your blood agglutinating and lead to inflammation that is the precursor to disease. Its a diet that tailors specific foods to your chemistry. Here's how it works. The common diet that everyone has, you know pasta, meat, dairy, little to no vegatables may suit some people, but not everybody. The blood type diet in one sentence is: a diet where certain food acts like medicine and certain foods act like poison depending on what blood type you are (A, B, AB or O). The blood type diet selects the veggies, fruits, seeds and nuts and meats based on your ancenstry. And no its not the paleo diet, but they do have some things in common. For instance I am a blood type A the agrarian blood type. This is the blood type that was the first to have widespread agriculture and had no dairy influence and are lactose intolerant. (Wish I knew that years ago). So depending on your blood type you should get a guide that show what foods are healthy and which are poisonous. If you do not know your blood type for $10 USD you can get an blood type kit. Here @ http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=YTE001 Of course there is more than just eating, you need proper exercise, pleny of fluid intake and stay away from processed food and sugar. In the beginning I just went by the diet guidelines. I eliminated, for my diet specific, beef, pork, dairy, and certain veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds. Even though veggies, fruit, nut and seed all seem healthy some will, depending on blood type, will cause inflammation. So check your diet according to the blood type guidelines. I found out that citrus, tomatoes and certain nuts will cause stomach acid problems mainly cancer and acid reflux. I always thought these were healthy and I now can feel how they have been ruining my body. In additon to the blood type diet I also eliminated gluten. I know the blood type diet and the paleo diet have some things in common. They differ in the fact that the blood type diet uses chemistry to pinpoint the types of food you should eat. I thought I would share, please ask questions if you are interested.