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Monday, April 16, 2007

Blood Type Diet

Looking over at Marie's blog I saw her note about getting off her blood type eating... I had heard of this before, but didn't go far with it. Got distracted. But she said she got off her O-type eating and things went downhill. Here is a blurb from the site
she referenced.

Type O-People with type O blood fare best on intense physical exercise and animal proteins and less well on dairy products and grains, says Dr. D'Adamo. The leading reason for weight gain among Type O's is the gluten found in wheat products and, to a lesser extent, lentils, corn, kidney beans, and cabbage, Dr. D'Adamo explains. Ideal exercises for Type O's include aerobics, martial arts, contact sports, and running.


Rachel May said...

I'll admit I'e always been a bit skeptical about this diet, but I don't know why. I'm an O, and I would have to say that cutting back on grains does make me feel good, but I felt best as a vegetarian--not what he suggests for Os on the website. Have you read the book? What do you think of it?

Cindy said...

Hi Rachel-

I skimmed the book last year and was not sold either.

But I do know when I eat a lot of simple carbs I feel rotton. I wonder if that is blood type or allergies?

I also felt great as a semi-vegetarian. When I was in college I ate almost all salads. I felt and looked great. We had a salad bar at the dorm- wish I had one here. I find making the salads to be such a chore.

Sorry that is all the info I have.... The book is worth a cursory look I think, but I would not buy it personally.

Are you a vegetarian now? Do you have specific eating guidlines you like to use?

Rachel May said...

I wish I were veg, but our diet has started to slide into meat land. UGH! We may eat meat 2 or 3 times a week now, usually bacon at breakfast once a week, and fish or beef for a dinner or 2. Much more than that and I protest.

I try to only have whole grain breads/tortillas available for breakfast and lunch, and I'm tyring to move our dinner breads/pizza crust to be whole wheat too. Snacks are mostly fresh fruit, but fruit is also a side for most meals. LOTS of fruit here. :)

Most dinners are one dish with bread/butter or rice if it's a stir fry. If there is a protein (3 or 4 nights), we do beans or maybe tofu more often than meat (which I really prefer most), but the kids eat the meat stuff more readily.

My main downfalls are coffee with milk and sugar (obsession), any kind of bread (addiction), and cheese (so yummy). I do a much better job keeping the kids on a healthy track. What are your food guidelines?

I'm going to request the book and give it a glance. Sadly, that Fed Up book is only available on ebook from our library which isn't a good format for me.

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