Peter D’Adamo, founder of the Blood-Type diet, and author of the bestseller Eat Right for Your Type, explains how his diet works and why it's important to keep your blood type in mind when choosing what to eat.
The Blood Type diet is based on knowing and understanding your blood type. After understanding your blood type, you'll be able to exercise and eat better according to your own genetic factor associated with your blood type. Peter's diet is categorized by blood type, as expected, with each blood type suited to a different version of the diet with various exercise types and different dietary eating habits.
Those with Type A are expected to commit to vegetarian diets as well as eat fresh and organic foods. As for the exercise, yoga and tai chi are perfect for controlling stress levels and reducing them. Type B are to completely avoid corn, lentils, wheat which may contribute to a faulty metabolism. Chicken is a no-go as well as it may contribute to a higher risk of heart issues and immune system disorders. Meats are allowed, as well as sports like tennis and hiking, anything in the outdoors which will keep your body moving and active.
Those with type O are to avoid carbs since higher stomach acids could lead to inflammation. Concentrating on cardiovascular workouts are preferred.
Is the diet safe?
Sonya Angelone, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has supported the diet and stated that it is safe to follow. The diet does not force or suggest eliminating certain food groups from your eating habits and only supports and encourages healthy exercise and eating healthy, nutritious food. She has stated that “It is more of a shift from certain foods to other healthy options.”
Due to the nature of the diet which guides each blood type through suggested eating habits and workout methods, losing weight is very much possible.