Could eating a diet based on your blood type - O, A , B , AB - help you trim down and get healthier?That's the idea behind the Blood Type Diet.
If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently. You'll lose weight, have more energy,vitality, better metabolism and help prevent disease and stay healthy.
BLOOD GROUP O
DIET: O is the oldest blood group, so people with this type feel best and stay slimmest on the " hunter type diet like our ancestors" . Os tend to be high achievers with lots of energy and are very organised.
DROP A dress size: Follow a high protein diet being vegetarian will mean yoy are always hungry and snack on carbs, causing problems with blood sugar and metabolism.
FOODS to eat freely: Lean meats, fish,
FOODS to avoid: too much dairy or carbs
PERSONAL EXERCISE plan: An hour of cardio a day and workout in the morning rather than the eveining. Jogging, cycling, swimming or brisk walking are also perfect.
BLOOD GROUP A
DIET: This blood group evolved later than O , when people farmed more than hunted, so you need less protein and more grains. Group as tend to be highly creative, good problem -solvers and can be very sensitive.
DROP a dress size: Eat less meat and more vegetables,wholemeal crabs.
FOODS to eat freely :nuts, seeds, cereals, fruits, vegetables.
FOODS to avoid: Dairy if prone to allergies, too much meat.
PERSONAL EXERCISE plan: Group As are often less active than Os, needing just 30 minutes of gentle exercisea day. Yoga, Tai chi , walking and an outdoor lifestyle suit as best.
BLOOD GROUP B
DIET: No blood type epitomises the evrything in moderation expression more than B. It evolved at a time when people travelled more, so meat, vegetables and grains were eaten in a more balanced way . You have a strong , healthy constitution and tend to be very down to earth and practical
DROP a dress size: Combining the O and A diet - A bit of everything . Lucky type Bs generally find it easiest to lose weight.
FOODS to eat freely: Meat , fish, coffee, vegetables and wheat free grains .
FOODS to avoid : Processed food
PERSONAL EXERCISE plan: You're drawn to moderate exercise, which uses your brain as well as your body. Team sports such a netball or dancing classes , two to three times a week are perfect
BLOOD GROUP AB
DIET: A combination of type A and B you have dietary components of both and can eat just about anything . ABS have a canny knack of being creative , having a good head for bisiness and getting on with people.
DROP a dress size: Avoid too much meat, Pack your diet with vegetarian foods and treat meat as a treat.
FOODS to eat freely: Fish, vegetables, carbs and grains
FOODS to avoid: Too much meat
PERSONAL EXERCISE plan: Mix it up by appealing to your calm side with yoga or pilates once a week and a couple of sessions of something more intense such as light jogging.