Blood Type Diet Review
The Blood Type diet was devised by Peter J D’Adamo M.D and was popularized in the book ‘Eat Right For Your Type’. The basic premise for this diet is that the four main blood groups each react in different ways to different foods. This is because humans evolved in different ways for the four different blood groups (O, A, B, and AB).
For instance blood type A developed as humans domesticated animals and is therefore better suited to grains while type O is the hunter and requires meat in its diet and type B is suited to dairy products. This diet is not based on any scientific facts and there are glaring inconsistencies within the book with very little proof as to its conclusions.
You would be lucky to lose any weight as a type A, B, or AB diet. If however you are type O then you would be following a low carbohydrate high protein diet and the diet would result in weight loss. The type O diet does have all the health risks associated with a low carb diet like the Atkins diet.
Blood Type Diet: Reasons for
Blood Type Diet: Reasons against
Blood Type Diet: Verdict
The Blood Type diet is an interesting but flawed diet which is not based on sound dieting principles. It may result in weight loss if followed correctly but there are many better diets to follow with a proven record and based on sound advice. The Blood type diet is a good example of style and marketing over substance.
Blood Type Diet sample menus
The menus below are to give an idea of what can and cannot be eaten for each Blood Type diet.
|Type B Menu|
|Breakfast||Fluidizer cocktail, Rice bran cereal with banana and skim milk, Grape juice|
|Lunch||Thin slice of cheese, Thin slice of turkey breast, Two slices of bread, Mustard or mayonnaise, Green salad, Herbal tea|
|Afternoon snack||Fruit juice sweetened yogurt, Herbal tea|
|Dinner||Broiled Fish with steamed vegetables, Fresh fruit, Herbal tea or coffee|
|Type O Menu|
|Breakfast||2 slices toasted Ezekiel bread with butter
6 ounces vegetable juice, Banana, Herbal tea
|Lunch||Organic Roast Beef, 6 ounces, Spinach Salad, Apple or pineapple slices, Water|
|Afternoon snack||1 slice of cake
|Dinner||Lamb and asparagus stew, Steamed broccoli, Sweet potato. Mixed fresh fruit, Herbal tea, (beer or wine allowed)|
|Type A Menu|
|Breakfast||Water with lemon,Oatmeal with soy milk and maple syrup, Grapefruit juice, Coffee or herbal tea|
|Lunch||Greek salad, Apple, 1 slice sprouted wheat bread, Herbal tea|
|Afternoon snack||2 rice cakes with peanut butter,2 plums, green tea or water|
|Dinner||Tofu Pesto Lasagna, Broccoli, Frozen yogurt, Coffee or herbal tea (red wine if desired)|
|Type AB Menu|
|Breakfast||Water with lemon, 8 ounces diluted grapefruit juice, 2 slices Ezekiel bread, Yogurt-Herb Cheese, Coffee|
|Lunch||4 ounces sliced turkey breast, 2 slices rye bread, Caesar salad, 2 plums, Herbal tea|
|Afternoon snack||Tofu Cheesecake, Iced herbal tea|
|Dinner||Tofu Omelet, Stir-fried vegetables, Mixed-fruit salad, Decaffeinated coffee, (red wine if desired)|