The Blood Type Diet Review
Written by Diet Bites
This content for this fad method of losing pounds is for informational purposes only.
The Blood Type Diet Plan debuted around 1996 and has a pretty loyal following where fad diets are concerned.
The Blood Type Diet was invented by Peter D'Adamo, author of many books including Eat Right 4 Your Type, with the idea that over time dietary requirements change according to environmental factors.
In layman's terms - we have an evolving diet that involves evolving Blood Types.
Now quit shaking your head and read on - it gets very juicy!
Before we provide an outline of the diet, let's touch on a couple of points that Diet Bites found disturbing about this fad diet plan.
At times, the above referenced book is frightening - filled with mumbo-jumbo 'facts' that will leave Type A's frightened to drink milk, and Type O's running from the wheat fields even though there's not a scarecrow in sight! It is our belief that this dream weaver has spun a best-selling, illustrious evolutionary fairy tale from Never-Never Wheat Land.
Example: Hypothyroidism is attributed to Blood Type O's inability to produce a sufficient amount of iodine in the body. Fact: Iodine is not produced in the body, rather an element consumed in our daily diets.
As promised, here's a general run-down of the Blood Type (fad) Diet - which sounds more like a sci-fi movie than a fad diet:
Blood Type O - Flash back to the Cro-Magnon era, about circa 50,000 B.C. In this phase of history, man dined on fruits, roots, nuts, berries, grubs, and animals. This was the time before tea and coffee had made its way to the market.
D'Adamo's recommendation to O's is to get extremely physical with exercise, eat a lot of meat - specifically RED meats. He also recommends eating fruits and vegetables, and avoiding grains, corn, as well as the restriction of dairy products.
Diet Mutation Time: As environmental conditions changed, and as people began migrating out of Africa, various racial characterises developed. So around 15,000 B.C., Type A blood began popping up in individuals - supposedly in Asia and the Middle Eastern areas of the globe.
As both humans and animals became domesticated (no more pulling mom around the cave by the hair-of-the-head type thing), their diet changed. The mutated bloodlines allowed more proficient digestion of new foods. Gasp!
D'Adamo's recommendation to A's is to lean towards a vegetarian diet, allowing room for fish and chicken. He suggests that soy and pineapple are extremely beneficial to Type A's.
Blood Type B Diet: With the Mongolians on the loose, Blood Type B supposedly developed around 10,000 B.C in environments where herding and animal domestication were implemented.
D'Adamo's theory is that most basic foods can be implemented into the diets of Type B's, although the following foods should be avoided in the daily diet: corn, lentils, wheat, buckwheat, peanuts, sesame seeds and chicken.
Blood Type AB Diet:The rare Blood Type AB supposedly occurred as recently as 1,000 years ago after the fall of the Roman Empire as Europeans and Eastern invaders merged.
As you might guess, AB is a combo of the Type A and Type B diets, and can be a bit tricky. Red meats should be avoided. Food friends include: pineapple, green veggies, kelp, soy, seafood, and dairy products.
Special Note: R factors (R Negative/R Positive) supposedly have no influence on one's diet.
It's amazing what one can do with a little scientific jousting of words, isn't it? And please keep that in mind - just because someone appears knowledgeable about a particular subject, doesn't always mean that they know what they are talking about.
On that note, I can't wait for Blood Type E to roll around, can you? Type E will need lots of crème filled objects, chocolate covered ones, as well as sugar-coated ones to remain in contentment with their adapted surroundings, don't you think? It's the only way to go in The New Age, eh?