Blood Type Diet “Eat Right 4 Your Type”
- Metabolic typing
- No special products required
- Eating out is possible
- Not very family friendly
- Need to buy the book
- Complex to maintain
The Blood Type Diet is based on the idea that your blood type reflects your anthropological background and that this influence your body’s reaction to food.
How the Blood Type Diet works;
This diet claims that a peoples metabolic profiles differ and that they can be matched to dietary elements, meaning this plan categorizes people by their blood type. It is suggested that the antibodies on the outside of the blood cells vary with blood type, and that these react in different ways with food antigens; if you eat the right food for your type you will lose weight and have more energy.
Blood Type Diet Routine;
Each blood type group is given a list of permitted and non-permitted foods, each gorup ranged from 1500-1800 calories per day.
Type O Blood Group- believed to be oldest in evolutionary terms. They are thought to be adaptable to a red-eat, low-carbohydrate diet with a few grains and no wheat.
Type A Blood Group- younger evolutionarily. These blood types tolerate vegetables better and are advised to follow vegetarian, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets.
Type B Blood Group- this group emerged when races were merging from Africa, Europe, Asia and America. This plan depicts that type Bs tolerate a more balanced diet including vegetables, fruit, dairy products, grains and meats.
Type AB Blood Group- Newest group. Have fewer restrictions and tolerate more foods.
Is it Healthy?
The idea of this diet has no scientific foundation, basing your dietary needs on your blood type. Weight loss on this diet is achieved because of the dietary restrictions it imposes. One issue with the diet is that type A and O blood groups are limited of dairy products, as a result the diets are low in calcium.