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They call it the Blood type diet

Weight Loss Facts:

Low Fat Foods DON‘T WORK.  

You cannot lose weight using Low Fat Diets.  Low fat foods have been popular for more than 15 years, but yet our society is getting more overweight as each year passes.  This fact alone should tell you that eating a purely low fat menu is not the answer to losing weight.

Low Calorie Diets DON‘T WORK.

You won’t lose weight using a Low Calorie Dieting Plan either.   In fact, eating low calories is the worst thing that you can do to your body, since that will only slow down your body’s fat burning engine and ruin all chances of losing weight (low calorie diets may allow a few pounds of weight loss for the first few days, but then after that all weight loss comes to a halt—- known as a dieting plateau).   You can never get slim by starving yourself.

Low Carb Plans DON‘T WORK.

You’ll probably find it extremely difficult to get slim using a Low Carb Dieting Plan.  Low carb diets have recently become popular over the last couple years, but the problem with low carb menus is that they are too strict and TOO HARD TO FOLLOW for average people.   Low carb menus tend to rob your body of too much energy (carbohydrates)
and make it nearly impossible to remain on the program for very long.  This is why so many dieters find it difficult to follow a strict low carbohydrate menu.

What about Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Dieting Plans?

Weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers (and Jenny Craig) usually involve slower dieting progress over a longer period of time, since such programs generally promise only 2-3 pounds of weight loss per week.  Also, programs such as Jenny Craig usually involve buying special meals and/or dietary supplements during the initial phases of the program.  While some people may like these types of dietary programs.

Rachelle’s theory:

 I believe the blood type diet would help most people I am not saying its the diet but when I read the info it made since. When I wasn’t eating alot of wheat and gluten I felt so much better and not so tired. Cut back on my carbs

links to go to and read about the diet but really it dosen’t feel like a diet it teaches you to eat better and you feel better?
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Who would have thought that being an A or an O - positive or negative - could have a say in what one must eat or not eat, and the kind of exercise one should focus on? But the fact is that today, following a diet by one’s blood group or type is catching on and showing impressive results too.
Rachelle’s experience:
I have started this Diet because I wanted to know why I wasn’t loosing and tried everything being 41. I have learned how to eat better and I feel not bloated. I quit coffee 3 years ago because of my stomach being so bloated it actually slows down the cortisol.
I feel better energy is better, not bloated, I noticed body chemistry feeling better.  

Each of us has a certain blood type - identified by particular antigens on the surface of our red blood cells. An individual can be of blood type A, B, AB or O. In addition, there is another antigen Rh, the absence of presence of which adds the positive or negative status to an individual’s blood type.  

Says Dr Shikha Sharma, a nutrition expert based in New Delhi, “The idea is that by following a specific diet for a particular blood type you will not just lose weight but also improve your overall health.”

Peter J D‘Adamo, MD, a naturopathic physician in the US, gave the world this new way to eat through his book, ‘Eat Right 4 Your Type‘, in 1996. Based on visitors to his website and his private practice, D‘Adamo estimates that about two million people worldwide are following the blood type diet today.  

“In India too, this diet is catching on fast. Although it is more oriented towards Europeans, the South Asian community needs to modify it to according to the kind of food they eat,” says Sharma.  

D‘Adamo’s theory is based on four decades of work that he and his father did on the connections between blood type, food, and disease. He propagates that your blood group type is the key to how you burn your calories, which foods you should eat, and how you benefit from certain types of exercise. D‘Adamo’s nutrition plan is based on the premise that our blood type reflects our internal chemistry and determines the way nutrients are absorbed in the body. He also believes that levels of stomach acidity and digestive enzymes are linked with blood type.  

Instead of counting calories and fat grams, this diet provides a detailed list of food to be avoided or included. There is also advice on supplements, stress and exercise for each blood type. Here’s a low-down from ‘Eat Right 4 Your Type‘:  

Blood Type O should basically stick to a high protein diet (including red meat), low carbs, fruits and vegetables. Cut out wheat and most other grains, corn, and avoid dairy products and most nuts. Must engage in vigorous physical exercise.

Blood Type A must ideally be vegetarian - high carbohydrate, low fat. Basically, stick to fruits and vegetables. This blood type is supposed to have relatively thicker blood, and a sensitive immune system. Must not consume dairy products, animal fat and meat. Should engage in gentle exercise such as yoga or golf, and meditate to deal with stress.

Blood Type B can have the most varied diet of all the blood types. Should consume a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, grains, fish, dairy products. Chicken is best avoided. Should engage in moderate exercise such as swimming or walking.  

Blood Type AB has most of the benefits and limitations of types A and B. Should consume a mostly vegetarian diet, and only on rare occasions some fish, meat (no chicken), and dairy products. Should engage in calming exercises and relaxation techniques. Considered the friendliest immune system of all the blood types.

Dr D‘Adamo believes that this diet brings about weight loss, restores the body’s natural genetic rhythm to achieve health and vitality, and helps in resisting allergies and infections, combating stress, and in delaying ageing.  

Although Dr Sharma thinks that more research is required on the blood type diet, at the practical level she has found that it works. “Also, it is very similar to our age-old and time-tested Ayurveda diet principle - ‘everybody responds to different kinds of food‘,” she says.  

Dr Anjana Kalia, an Ayurvedic practitioner in New Delhi agrees that there are similarities. “In the blood type diet, dairy products are not recommended for the O blood group. Research and our hands-on experience is showing that Ayurveda too advises low dairy product consumption for particular constitution types, many of whose blood type is O.”
For family’s that have differ blood types they would have to have differ meals.  

For instance, D‘Adamo’s diet advocates that individuals with type B forgo shrimp, pork, chicken, ice cream, American cheese, peanuts, black beans, whole wheat bread and tomatoes. Social eating in this case tends to be a real challenge. But D‘Adamo has a counter - 75-80 per cent compliance works well for most people, he says. So you can have “forbidden” food now and then.  

How do different Blood Types compare to various medical conditions?

There are some known blood type / disease-risk associations, such as pernicious anemia, diabetes,
or certain types of cancer being slightly more prevalent with Type A compared to Type O individuals,
while in contrast to Type A, Type O individuals have a marginally higher incidence of ulcers / H. Pylori
infections. Types O and B also have greater susceptibility to infectious diseases such as scarlet fever,
cholera, typhoid, or the bubonic plague, while Type A shows greater susceptibility to the smallpox virus,
and it is more prone to blood clotting.  Blood-sucking insects (that carry diseases) prefer Type O blood.

Japanese go by blood type
There is a popular belief in Japan that a person’s ABO blood type or ketsueki-gata (血液型, ketsueki-gata?) is predictive of their personality, temperament, and compatibility with others, similar to the Western world’s astrology. This belief has carried over to some extent in other parts of East Asia such as South Korea.[1]

Japanese blood type personality chart

 Type A
Best traits Earnest, creative, sensible
Worst traits Fastidious, overearnest
Type B
Best traits Wild, active, doer
Worst traits Selfish, irresponsible
Type AB
Best traits Cool, controlled, rational
Worst traits Critical, indecisive
Type O
Best traits Agreeable, sociable, optimistic
Worst traits Vain, rude

According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Different lectins target different organs and body system.

Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions in different organs.

Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial ( food that acts like Medicine), Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison)

Charts  

Type O
Diet profile: high protein diet meat eaters
fruitllowed:Meat, fish, vegetables, fruit
limited: grains, beans,legumes
Food to avoid: wheat ,corn,kidney beans,navy beans,lentils
cabbage, Brussels sprouts,cauliflower,mustard greens
Food to help weight loss:
kelp,seafood,salt,liver,red meat,kale,spinach,broccoli

Type A
Diet profile:Vegetarian
Allowed:vegetables,tofu,seafood,grains,beans,legumes,fruit
Food to avoid:meat,dairy,kidney beans,lima beans,wheat
Food to help weight loss:
vegetable oil
soy foods
vegetables
pineapple

Type B

Diet Profile: Balanced omnivore
Allowed: meat (no chicken),dairy,grains,beans,legumes
vegetables,fruit
Food to avoid: corn,lentil,peanuts,sesame,seeds,buckwheat
wheat
Food to help weight loss:
greens
eggs
venison
liver
licorice
tea

Type AB
Diet profile: Mixed diet in moderation
Allowed:meat,seafood,dairy,tofu,beans,legumes,grains,vegetables
fruits
Food to avoid: red meat,kidney beans,lima beans,seeds,corn
buckwheat
Food to help loose:
tofu
seafood
dairy
greens
kelp
pineapple

Read for type O:
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Read for type A:
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Read for type B:
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Read for type AB:
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