You and a close friend look for a new diet, stick to it and lose a few pounds. Sometimes, you even back gain the weight. That’s because it’s widely accepted in the medical field that diets aren’t “one size fits all.
InDr. Peter D’Adamo published a written book in which he outlined a diet based on different blood types. The theory is that each blood type has specific antigens that control bodily function, such as the digestive and immune systems. When foreign particles enter the physical body, the antigens either let them through or recognize them as attack and threats.
D’Adamo theorizes that the blood’s antigens react in a similar manner to foods, designating them as acceptable or threats. Therefore, knowing your blood type — either A, B, AB, or O — will help you distinguish which foods are best for your body [sources: D’AdamoKellow ].
Advertisement When you’re choosing to eat healthful foods and restricting your intake of overly fatty or processed foods, you’ll probably see positive side effects, such as weight loss or increased energy levels. The blood type diet warns against eating fatty foods and incorporates exercise into your daily routine overly. And as a total result, some social people have found success. Some doctors believe it’s a good diet plan because it encourages you to monitor what you’re eating and guides you away from fast food and other less than nutritional meals [source: Westman ].
But the basic concept that blood type is linked to digestion has many critics. There is no concrete evidence that links blood type to digestion, and the restriction of entire nutritional food groups may have a negative impact on your body [source: Mayo Clinic ].
It’s likely that individuals find success not since the diet is revolutionary, but because they changed their lifestyle by restricting non-nutritional foods [source: Weil ]. While there’s still room for study, many professionals agree that the basis behind the diet is bologna, which incidentally is a major no-no for those of us with type A blood.
So bologna is ruled out for type As, but what are the other diet specifics just? Check out the next page to learn about the diet, and then continue on to the specific foods that fit your blood type.