One of the books that continues to create a stir in the diet community is the one authored by Peter D Adamo called Eat Right 4 Your Type. If the hundreds of success stories do not get a dieter’s heart beating in excitement, then the principle behind the program surely will. Although this is not the first time this principle has been used, D Adamo’s version supposedly makes it easier for the dieter to lose and maintain weight. Not only that, D Adamo claims that the Blood Type Diet can enhance the immune system and promote an overall better lifestyle.
The diet introduces and explains the foods that are most beneficial to a specific blood type. These are the types of foods needed by the dieter as these are what nature intends him or her to eat based on the blood type. To support his claims and the diet, D Adamo has created an entire line of shakes, pills and such that are suited to the dieters’ needs.
The book specifies the foods needed for a certain blood type to get maximum results. For example, dieters with blood type A should rely heavily on fish and vegetables while dairy products, turkey, and chicken have to be restricted. For those who have blood type B, they are allowed specific types of meat, dairy products, plus plenty of fruits and vegetables. The diet also strictly prohibits avocado, black beans, lentils, chicken, pork, coconut, and others for the program to work.
Foods to Include in the Blood Type Diet
This will depend entirely on the kind of blood type a person has.
Sample Meal Plan for Blood Type A
Oats and Acai berry bowl
Peach, pear, and avocado smoothie
BBQ chicken sandwich
Whole grain toast with peanut butter and strawberries
BBQ baked beans and sausage
Again, this is based on the blood type of the dieter. The same principle also dictates how hard or easy the exercise should be.
- Encourages the eating of whole foods.
- There are hundreds of success stories about this diet.
- Weight loss is definitely achievable with any of the diets.
- No substantiated scientific backing.
- Numerous foods are prohibited.
- Costly since supplements are highly-recommended.
This might very well seem to be one of those miracle programs that are flooding the market nowadays, if not for the hundreds of success stories circulating. There is just so much scientific evidence going against this principle. If it works, it must be because all of the diets strictly prohibit processed foods. This diet is easily one of the most polarizing options for people looking to achieve their fitness and health-related goals.