Post # 1
I had a wake-up call this morning to start counting calories and working out again. I’ve gained a shameful amount of weight since my wedding. Anyway, I remembered hearing something about the blood-type diet, or eating certain foods that affect different blood types differently to lose weight and be overall healthier.
I looked it up this morning out of curiosity and found this – http://188.8.131.52/blood_type_diet/
apparently my blood type (A) should strive to be a vegetarian while my husband’s type (O) is best as a high protien meat-eater. Basically, in order to lose weight and eat best for my blood type, I should avoid meat, dairy, and wheat – a huge part of what my husband and I ever eat.
Do any of you have any experience or knowlege about this diet? I hardly believe that my body is best off without meat because I get crazy headaches sometimes and crave red meat to fix it. This diet is just so different than anything I’ve heard before – there are foods on there to avoid for certain blood types that I’ve always heard are good to eat. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
My jeweler was on this and lost a ton of weight. He said he had no idea how reactive his body was to certain types of food. It really worked well, in his case.
I looked into it – I’m type A and there’s no way I’d be happy on a vegetarian diet or feel I need to be.
Honestly – (at least what makes the most sense for me) – trying to eat more natuarally – meaning, the way nature made the food, seems to work for all blood types. I don’t doubt there are some people this works for – but, I don’t think it’s universal to everyone. When I really looked at what I ate – there was a lot of processed foods that I needed to substitue for veggies and fruit. When I eat that way (even with quite a bit of meat) I can lean up and lose weight. It’s staying away from the candy and sugar, that’s the challenge for me!!
When I’ve sworn off a lot of processed carbs and sugar (fried foods, etc.), I lose weight. Overall, I do think a balanced diet is best… I think you have to experiement with yourself and see what works for you.
Post # 3
Weird! I’ve never heard of this diet before… I guess it makes sense to a point.
Post # 4
@oracle: Yeah, I don’t think I could ever go vegetarian (or vegan, really – since it tells us to cut out dairy too), but I was thinking about working on eating less meat anyway. I would never have thought wheat could be bad, either – so maybe I’ll work on finding whole grains that aren’t wheat? I agree that more natural is best regardless and I think eating less meat will just mostly be a good way for me to force more veggies into my diet.
Post # 5
@melodicsighs1: Im assuming maybe gluten is where the wheat goes wrong… you rarely find 100% wheat products, it’s usually bound by the bad stuff that makes it taste better.