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Blood Type Diet

Eat Right 4 Your Type is a book by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. The premise of the book is that a person’s blood type determines how well or poorly the body digests certain foods. Not only is following his food recommendations supposed to help people to lose weight, but blood type specific foods are also supposed to help the body fight disease and slow the aging process. There is merit to this type of program, and clinical studies seem to bear out the results. Many dieters do not want to hear about the food suggestions though – we all want to be able to continue to eat all the things we love despite the fact that they may be making us fat.

The first part of this 416-page book is entitled Your Blood Type Identity and it explains a little of the history behind Dr. D’Adamo’s theory about how individual blood type plays a key role in determining which foods are best suited for that person. The second part of the book is called Your Blood Type Plan and this section provides the details about the four different blood types, including specific lists about what foods should be eaten in large quantities and those which should be avoided. The third section of the book is called Your Blood Type Health and it covers Dr. D’Adamo’s reasoning behind how eating for one’s blood type can improve one’s ability to fight disease and the aging process. In addition to instructions regarding one’s food intake, Dr. D’Adamo offers advice about which exercises and lifestyle changes that will be beneficial to specific blood types.

Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight

 

Diet Keys

What you can eat -- and how you exercise -- on this plan depends on who you are.
If you're blood type O (for Original) your digestive tract retains the memory of ancient times, says D'Adamo, so you're metabolism will benefit from lean meats, poultry, and fish. You're advised to restrict grains, breads, legumes, and beans and to enjoy vigorous exercise.

Type A ("for agrarian") flourishes on vegetarian diets, "the inheritance of their more settled and less warlike farmer ancestors," says D'Adamo. The type A diet contains soy proteins, grains, and organic vegetables and encourages gentle exercise.

The nomadic blood type B has a tolerant digestive system and can enjoy low-fat dairy, meat, and produce but, among other things, should avoid wheat, corn, and lentils, D'Adamo says. If you're type B, it's recommended you exercise moderately. The "modern" blood type AB has a sensitive digestive tract and should avoid chicken, beef, and pork but enjoy seafood, tofu, dairy, and most produce. The fitness regimen for ABs is calming exercises

Cost

 
Eat Right 4 Your Type

The cost of the book Eat Right 4 Your Type.

 

Pros

  • This sounds like a mildly rehashed version of a nutritious diet and an exercise program, which is the preferred method of losing weight
  • The cost of the book is quite reasonable and reviews indicate that it is an interesting read
  • As always, it is reassuring to read about diet information that has been investigated by a doctor

 

Cons

  • For me, many of the foods that were recommended for my blood type are actually foods that I am allergic to. 
  • Customer reviews indicate that there are some radical foods that are suggested such as snails.
  • This diet requires a trip to the doctor to obtain one’s blood type.
  • The most common complaint is that it is yet another version of a nutritious eating plan that is based heavily on whole foods, unprocessed foods, and lots of fruit and vegetables .

 

Diet Summary

Eating Right 4 Your Type seems to contain some healthy, sound dieting advice, but like most weight loss plans, it is not right for everyone. After getting physician approval, if the diet is intriguing, then there seems to be no real reason a healthy individual could not experiment with it. As far as the science behind the theory goes, it is not a commonly accepted position, but that is not to say it is totally false, and there are some clinical studies that bear out the results. The most difficult hurdle in this program is that dieters in general don’t want to be told about the foods they can’t have. If this program is not for you there are always the tried and true methods of dieting.

Many people looking to lose weight should consider finding a healthy eating plan that they like and can live with long term. You should also exercise each day by doing an activity that is fun and enjoyable. Water is extremely important too, and dieters need a lot of it to stay hydrated and to keep their bodies free of toxins. Finally, try the addition of a supplement specifically designed to help with weight loss. Be sure that the product you choose includes the two key elements all effective diet products need; a fat-burner to rid the body of excess weight on the arms, hips, belly, thighs and buttocks, and an appetite suppressant to help control caloric intake and keep cravings at bay. Many good intentions are ruined by cravings that take us over and sabotage our dieting efforts. If you combine all these elements, along with patience and diligence, you will see the pounds come off.

 

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