EAT for your blood type and TRY HIIT training.
Eating for your blood type requires understanding how your body reacts to food, your susceptibility to disease and your natural reaction to stress. Researcher Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician and author of the groundbreaking book Eat Right 4 Your
Type, breaks down the specifics:
BLOOD TYPE O THRIVES ON A LEAN, HIGH-PROTEIN DIET.
“Type O diets focus on lean, organic meats, vegetables and fruits and avoid wheat and dairy which can be triggers for digestive and health issues. This blood type has a very well-developed ability to digest meals that contain both protein and fat. Additionally, Type Os avoid caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine can be particularly harmful as it raises adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are already high for Type Os.”
BLOOD TYPE A THRIVES ON A PRIMARILY VEGETARIAN DIET.
“Type As flourish on a vegetarian diet – if you’re accustomed to eating meat, you’ll lose weight and have more energy once you eliminate the toxic foods. Many people find it difficult to move away from the typical meat and potato fare to soy proteins, grains and vegetables. But it’s particularly important for sensitive Type As to eat their foods in as natural a state as possible: pure, fresh and organic.”
BLOOD TYPE B THRIVES ON A MIXED DIET OF MEAT, FISH AND DAIRY.
“For Type Bs, the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds. When you eliminate these foods and begin eating a diet that’s right for your type, your blood sugar levels should remain normal after meals. Another very common food that Type Bs should avoid is chicken. Replace them with highly beneficial foods such as goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit and venison. Other foods that encourage weight loss are green vegetables, eggs, beneficial meats, and low-fat dairy.”
BLOOD TYPE AB THRIVES ON A MODIFIED VEGETARIAN DIET.
“Type AB has Type A’s low stomach acid, however, they also have Type B’s adaptation to meats. Therefore, you lack enough stomach acid to metabolise them efficiently and the meat you eat tends to get stored as fat. Because Type AB has both the A and the B blood type antigens, foods that contain chemicals called lectins are more likely to react with the tissues and cells of Type AB than any of the other blood types.”
“My wellness regime is ‘everything in moderation’ and I swear by water. You can actually trick your body into losing weight just by increasing your water intake.” - Local actress Thandy Matlaila