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What's the Deal with: Eating 4 Your Blood Type?

What's the Deal with: Eating 4 Your Blood Type?

The Diet, Eat Right For(4) Your Type is based on the works of Dr. Peter D'Adamo, who found (in his extensive research) that people do better, in all aspects of life, when they tailor their diet to their specific blood types.

Here's a quick break down.

Type A's have thicker blood than other blood types, a sensitive immune system, and should not consume dairy products, animal fats and meats. They should basically stick to high carb, low fat fruits and veggies.

Type B's should eat a balanced diet such as fruits and vegetables, grains, fish, dairy, meat..duh! But avoid chicken.

Type AB's should consume a mostly vegetarian diet, and only on rare occasions some fish, meat (no chicken) and dairy.

Type O's are the oldest blood type. They should stick to a high protein diet, low in carbs with fruits and vegetables. They should limit the intake of wheat products, corn as well as avoid dairy products and most nuts.

The diet is claimed to be a solution to staying healthy, living longer & achieving your ideal weight. And I must say, it's pretty convincing.

Fit's Tip: If you're not sure what type you are, your driver's license may reveal it. If you're interested in doing this diet, you should definitely buy the book ($16.47). There is A LOT more to it than my summary above and a lot of interesting stuff about blood types and disease as well as recipes specific to each type. Buy it here.

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stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Totally not true! I'm type A and I think I have a strong immune system. I hardly fall sick. I have always been high on carbs, but it's only made me put on more weight. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
this would be too hard for my family. i am A-Negative, my hubby is B-Positive, my oldest on is AB-Negative and my youngest son is O-Positive. too much work. but the A diet sounds just like me! go carbs!
redsugar redsugar 9 years
I did it. I'm a B+. It wasn't that dificult. I didn't really notice a difference until I stopped doing it. I did notice I felt more sluggish.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
I've done it. I totally had stomach problems and so someone recommended i try it... the only problem was that the diet was so different from what i do now that i couldnt stick to it.
wynter wynter 9 years
Sounds easy enough for us. I'm O+, the boys are both O-, and hubby is A+. There's not much hope for hubby though - meat and dairy are his fav. foods! lol ______________________________ MS River bridge over Vicksburg
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I dont know my blood type :(
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
I heard about this quite a while ago.. I don't know how accurate it is but it's not something I would follow.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I've read that this diet is totally bogus. Of course you're going to lose weight if you eat right.
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Now you've got me wondering why I can't eat chicken. That's so sad, it's my favorite meat. ~M~
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Cool, I was wondering about this diet.. thanks for posting this.
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