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Blood Type Diet

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Cheryl Cole
Creator of this diet, Dr Peter D'Adamo, believes your blood type influences how you lose weight. He's devised four different diets for each blood group. The diet has been criticised by medics for being ineffective.

Celebrity fans: Martine McCutcheon and Cheryl Cole, who says that she watches what she eats according to her blood type and that the Blood Type Diet makes her feel good and boosts her energy.

What is the Blood Type Diet?

The Blood Type Diet works on the theory your blood type affects how your body breaks down and deals with different foods.

The creator of the diet, Dr Peter D'Adamo, has created four specially tailored diets for different blood types. By following the right one for you, Dr D'Adamo claims you'll lose weight faster, feel healthier and possibly even lower your risk of certain diseases.

Dr D'Adamo believes blood types evolved at different times in history so what you should be eating depends on what your ancestors were eating when your particular blood type evolved.

After finding out which blood type you are, you follow the diet Dr D'Adamo recommends. He reckons your body will find it easier to digest the 'right' kinds of food for your blood type so you'll lose weight.

Who is the Blood Type Diet good for?

People who eat too much junk food. By encouraging you to think about what your ancestors ate, you'll probably start eating more natural foods.

What are the drawbacks of the Blood Type Diet?

According to many experts, this diet isn't based on any proven medical research.

You need to know your blood type before you start.

Cutting out a whole food group in the long term could have serious consequences. Avoiding dairy products, for example, could lead to a calcium deficiency.

What can you eat on the Blood Type Diet?



People with blood group O are told to eat lots of meat and fish but no dairy or wheat products.

Blood group A's recommended diet is pasta, nuts, seeds and vegetables.

People with blood group B get off lightly. The only foods out of bounds are processed ones although nuts and seeds aren't recommended.

AB blood group are supposed to eat a combination of diets designed for the A and B blood groups.

Dr D'Adamo believes blood types evolved at different times in history so what you should be eating depends on what your ancestors were eating when your particular blood type evolved.

After finding out which blood type you are, you follow the diet Dr D'Adamo recommends. He reckons your body will find it easier to digest the 'right' kinds of food for your blood type so you'll lose weight.

Who is the Blood Type Diet good for?

People who eat too much junk food. By encouraging you to think about what your ancestors ate, you'll probably start eating more natural foods.

What are the drawbacks of the Blood Type Diet?

According to many experts, this diet isn't based on any proven medical research.

You need to know your blood type before you start.

Cutting out a whole food group in the long term could have serious consequences. Avoiding dairy products, for example, could lead to a calcium deficiency.

What can you eat on the Blood Type Diet?

People with blood group O are told to eat lots of meat and fish but no dairy or wheat products.

Blood group A's recommended diet is pasta, nuts, seeds and vegetables.

People with blood group B get off lightly. The only foods out of bounds are processed ones although nuts and seeds aren't recommended.

AB blood group are supposed to eat a combination of diets designed for the A and B blood groups.

Typical day's diet

Blood type O
Breakfast: Fruit.
Lunch: Tuna with lettuce and spinach salad.
Dinner: Lean steak with roasted vegetables.

Blood type A
Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter, grapefruit juice
Lunch: Vegetable soup, two slices of wholemeal bread, dried apricots
Dinner: Lentil and green bean salad

Blood type B
Breakfast: Porridge and a banana
Lunch: Jacket potato with cottage cheese and salad
Dinner: Lamb and pepper kebabs with brown rice

Blood type AB
Breakfast: Rice puffs with skimmed milk, pineapple juice
Lunch: Mozzarella and tomato salad, rye bread, kiwi fruit
Dinner: Turkey stir-fry with brown rice

Top tip for the Blood Type Diet

Do your research before you decide to follow this diet. For example, if you're vegetarian and a blood type O, you're going to have a problem!

Find out more about the Blood Type Diet

Visit www.dadamo.com, www.4yourtype.com, or buy Eat right 4 your type by Peter D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney, £5.99 from www.amazon.co.uk.

Typical day's diet

Blood type O
Breakfast: Fruit.
Lunch: Tuna with lettuce and spinach salad.
Dinner: Lean steak with roasted vegetables.

Blood type A
Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter, grapefruit juice
Lunch: Vegetable soup, two slices of wholemeal bread, dried apricots
Dinner: Lentil and green bean salad

Blood type B
Breakfast: Porridge and a banana
Lunch: Jacket potato with cottage cheese and salad
Dinner: Lamb and pepper kebabs with brown rice

Blood type AB
Breakfast: Rice puffs with skimmed milk, pineapple juice
Lunch: Mozzarella and tomato salad, rye bread, kiwi fruit
Dinner: Turkey stir-fry with brown rice

Top tip for the Blood Type Diet

Do your research before you decide to follow this diet. For example, if you're vegetarian and a blood type O, you're going to have a problem!

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Find out more about the Blood Type Diet

Visit www.dadamo.com, www.4yourtype.com, or buy Eat right 4 your type by Peter D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney, £5.99 from www.amazon.co.uk.

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