Does Your Blood Type Play Any Role in Weight Loss?

blood type dietA lot of people are now understanding the importance of having a healthy body. This is why there is a surge in the health and fitness industry. A lot more people are now going to the gym to try different forms of exercise to get in shape.

People are also trying different kinds of diets, from Atkins to Paleo to South Beach to Weight Watchers. All of these are effective, though some more than others. But did you know that there’s a diet that is designed for your blood type? If you have tried almost all of the famous diet trends available and have not seen a lot of results, then this might be the perfect one for you.

This diet was designed by Doctor Peter D’Amado and is called The Blood Group Diet. This new diet is gaining more popularity because a lot of the big names in Hollywood say it’s the reason for their amazing bodies. Actors like Courtney Cox and Cheryl Cole swear by it.

So what exactly is The Blood Group Diet and how does it work?

It is believed that each blood group reacts differently to each food. So if you follow the diet designed for you, the chances of losing weight will be higher because your body will absorb food more efficiently.

Let’s look at the diet closely. If you have Blood Type O, which is the most common blood type in humans, then the diet should be similar to Paleo where it is encouraged to eat more like “hunter-gatherer” style. This means eating food that was available to our ancestors before agriculture growth and advancement in technology happened. High protein and low in carbohydrates is the way to go.

Along with this diet, blood type O people should also do a lot of high intensity cardio like running to complement the diet.

Blood Type A diet is almost the opposite of the diet suggested to Blood Type O. Meaning, their bodies are much more accepting to the more “modern” food. A vegan diet is encouraged, so this means lots of vegetables and carbohydrates like rice, pasta and cereals. However, meat and dairy products such as milk, cheese or butter should be avoided. Meat should be taken in very little quantity.

Blood type A diet is best done with slow and relaxing exercise such as yoga or Pilates.

Blood Type AB can be defined as the most lenient diet. This rare blood type works well with almost every food but with moderation. They have a good immune system, which means they can handle dairy, meat and carbs well. However, vegetables are the most encouraged food to eat. The rest should be eaten in little portions.

When it comes to exercises, Blood type AB should combine both calming and high intensity workouts.

 Blood Type B has the least restrictions. Vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy, seafood, rice – these can all be taken as long as it’s part of a balanced diet and not taken in big quantities. The only food to avoid are processed foods such as the ones that can be bought in a can.

Any activity that involves exercising the brain such as tennis, golf, hiking is the best form of exercise for this blood type.

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