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Blood Type Diet
The idea behind this diet is that your blood type (Type O, Type A, Type B, and Type AB) determines which foods are best for you. Weightloss isn't the main goal of the diet, but the idea is that if you eat what's right and healthy for you, you will will naturally attain a healthy weight.
People with Type O blood should eat a high protein diet. Type A blood should eat grains and other low-fat, vegetarian foods. Type B blood should eat a balance. Type AB should avoid meat but dairy and drains are good.
Foods and beverages are broken down into 16 categories. For each blood type a category is given a label such as "highly beneficial", "neutral", or "avoid".
The Blood Type Diet was created by Peter D'Adamo ND an 1996 with the publication of his book "Eat Right for Your Type". He is a Naturopathic doctor.
The ABO blood typing system is very basic and leads to gross generalizations about what people are like. D'Adamo use of it seems arbitrary.
Beyond the types of food you eat on this diet, it also restrict calories. Thus, this may be why it works.
Tags: blood low-carb low-fat vegetarian
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|bill||posted 10-Nov-2005 12:44pm|
I don't know. This diet seems really silly to me. It's hard to believe our blood types could have this strong an influence on us.
|cabinfever||posted 14-Nov-2005 7:02pm|
Think about it Bill, with the peoples of the world being isolated populations for thousands of years, and they pretty much ate the same stuff all that time, so it's reasonable to assume that their biology adapted to make the best use of what they had. Man's populations have only been really mixing for a few hundred years, and adaptation takes a lot longer than that. The blood type thing to me is only a way to isolate who your far-back ancestors may have been, and what they were eating, and what your body is "made" to make the best use of. I'm supposed to be on a high-protein diet, and I have done Atkin's before, and I did great on it. It's just so boring!
|justjulie||posted 18-Nov-2005 11:28am|
i have this book and have read it. yes it seems silly, but it does take a more personalized approach. it still places you in a lump group, but it breaks down those groups, ya know? everybody and every body is indeed different. i applause these people for trying to figure out a common denominator w/in all of the masses, and able to break it down to a few groups.
i do like the idea that blood does have something to do w/ it. does blood have the only thing to do w/ it though is an entirely different question...
|bill||posted 20-Nov-2005 11:50am|
I can see where some diets (low-fat, low-carb, exercise, etc.) seem to work for some people, but not for others. I guess that's what this book/diet tries to explain and to help people find the right diet for them. I think that's ultimately what everyone should do. So, that parts makes a lot of sense to me.
|justjulie||posted 22-Nov-2005 6:45am|
|Anonymous||posted 22-Sep-2007 8:29pm|
Very good concept. I lot of things worked for me as a blood type A.
|Jeff||posted 1-Apr-2009 12:54am|
I've tried every diet that's came along in the last 10 years, and the only one that worked was the blood type diet. I'm blood type A and ate pretty much the Atkins diet most of my life, all the way up to 380 lbs. I started eating everything that was listing under benificial for me In the blood type diet book, and started dropping weight fast. My friend has type O blood and ate very little, she would pass up a full course meal for a twinkie. And I don't mean a case of twinkies, just one. But she was still over weight. She started the blood type diet, which for her type is basicly the atkins diet. And now she eats about a side of beef every few days and loses weight.I definitely believe there's something to this blood type diet.
|Hamey||posted 10-May-2012 12:28am|
Hi,You might want to read this book, it has a few pages to explain it, and then oferfs great diet tips as well.Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.What is your level now? Usually there is no real reason to test the A1c more than every 3-4 months, so don't expect your doctor to order a repeat test before at least 3 months. If your A1c was over 10, and you are now on medication, and you had no clue that you where diabetic before, then expect that your A1c has dropped, as you are now controlling your blood sugar levels.A1c is more an indicator that your health is bad or good, kinda like looking out the back window of a bus, and knowing that you are still on a highway. It will let you know if you are off the highway, but not really tell you much more than that.As long as your blood sugars stay close to 100, then your A1c test will drop to the normal range that is below 8.0 when you take the next test. But if you frequently don't take the medication as required, then the blood sugars can reach 200 or more, leading to a high A1c test the next time around.By reading Dr. Barnard's book, and follow it's diet recommendations, then you can quickly stabilize the blood sugars.Once the blood sugars are more stable, then perhaps the insulin being made by the body will be adequate, or at least you can use a little less medication?By the way, the insulin will change the dangerous high levels of blood sugars into body fat. So it is better to eat smaller meals, than it is to eat a larger meal, then using insulin to change the spike in sugars into body fats.Good Luck!
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