Blood Group Type Diet For Weight loss


Blood Group Type Diet For Weight loss


I keep reading Kalli Purie’s book ‘Confessions of a serial dieter’ repeatedly and every time realize one thing that I am no lesser a serial dieter than Kalli Purie , who like a diet junkie is always on a look out for new diet protocols. And this time I found a book by Dr Peter J.D ‘ Adamo ‘Eat Right For Your Blood Type’. Now this book is really different and I am impressed.

I wanted to include all four blood groups in one post but realised that it would be denying justice to such an elaborate topic. Thus decided to present in two parts. This first part discusses O and A blood group type diets.

Blood Group Type Diet For Weight loss (O – A)


eat right for your type

Published in 1996, by Dr. Peter D’Adamo who outlined a diet based on different blood types. It is based on the theory that each blood type has specific antigens that control bodily function, such as the immune and digestive systems. When foreign particles enter the body, the antigens either let them through or recognize them as threats and attack. Dr. D’Adamo says 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 helps distinguish which foods are best for your body.

D’Adamo claims that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently. You’ll lose weight, have more energy, and help prevent disease.


Does this diet work?

Well , I don’t know if the Blood Type Diet works or not because there haven’t been any studies directly proving it but if you ask my personal opinion, I found a magical link between my O blood group type diet and my individual weight loss journey.

Who can eat what ?

Now, that depends on your blood type. D’Adamo recommends for all blood groups, a different dietary recommendation.

Type O blood:

O is the oldest blood group, so people with this type feel best and stay slimmest on a ‘hunter’ type diet like our ancestors. He recommends a high protein diet for O blood group. The group is declared by D’Adamo to be the first blood type to have originated 30,000 years ago, although research indicates that blood type A is actually the oldest.

For weight loss:

According to D’Adamo a high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy is always best suited for O blood group people. According to Dr D’Adamo being vegetarian will mean they are always hungry and snack on carbs, causing problems with blood sugar and metabolism. (How true ! This is what actually was happening with me till three years back, when I decided to turn Non Vegetarian with a vengeance and follow Dr Atkins Diet) 🙂

o blood diet

Foods to eat freely:

Lean meats, fish. (Yes, I lost 30 kg weight on this.)

Foods to avoid:

Too much dairy or carbs.  🙁 (My weight always stalls on dairy and I regain weight while on carbs)

Ailments Indicated:

D’Adamo also mentions that O blood group is prone to diseases like thyroid, arthritis, asthma, tummy troubles etc.  Type O tend to have issues with dietary and environmental adaptations. They have gluten sensitivity. (Yes Sir, I do agree.)

Exercise plan:

An hour of cardio a day and workout in the morning rather than the evening. Jogging, cycling, swimming or brisk walking are also perfect. (Oh! Did I say that Cardio was the only form of exercise I love.) 😉

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Type A blood:

Blood group A is called the agrarian or cultivator by D’Adamo, who, he believes dates from the dawn of agriculture, 20,000 years ago.  This blood group evolved later than O, when people farmed more than hunted, so they need less protein and more grains.

bloodachart A

For weight loss:

Eat less meat and more vegetables, whole meal carbs.

Foods to eat freely:

A diet that emphasizes vegetables and is more closely vegetarian. A meat-free diet based on fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains, nuts, seeds, cereals.

Ailments Indicated:

Type A blood have a sensitive immune system.  heart disease, cancer, diabetes.

Foods to avoid:

 Dairy if prone to allergies, too much meat.

Exercise plan:

 Group As are often less active than Os, needing just 30 minutes of gentle exercise a day. Yoga, Tai Chi, walking and an outdoor lifestyle suit As best.

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Are you falling in one of these O And A blood group type diet groups? If not, blood group diet for B and AB blood groups coming soon!

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