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Plan your diet based on your blood type

Updated on March 20, 2013


As I age it feels like fat just jumps on my mid-section. If I had known how dangerous fat around the middle could be when I was younger, I might have done preventive maintenance. Now I try everything but honestly don’t have the discipline to follow any plan consistently. Last night I heard about the “blood type” diet. Helen, the lady who told me about the diet, said she had lost twenty pounds and her brother had lost 25 pounds just eating according to their blood types.


Dr. Peter D’Adamo is the genius behind this biochemical weight loss endeavor. According to Dr. D’Adamo, “following the Blood Type Diet for a period of one month or more” improves health conditions for three out of four people. Following a blood type diet reportedly improves digestive function, resistance to stress, overall energy and mental clarity. All of these are added benefits to the objective of weight loss. Helen said she followed a higher protein lower-carb diet because that was the prescribed diet for blood type “O”. She did not count calories and, if true, did not even exercise. If Helen can do it, so can I.


Blood type diet matrix

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Blood Type B


I researched my Blood Type, B. According to information on dadamo.com, the biggest factors in weight gain for Blood Type B are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds. These foods, for type B’ers, cause fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia. I love corn and raw tomatoes. This presents complications. This Type B diet suggests replacement of chicken with goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit and venison. As I write this, I can see that this is another diet that will go by the wayside. I cannot bear to think of eating these meats.


Stress and blood type


Dr. D’Adamo’s research shows that people with Blood Type B have higher levels of cortisol. People with Blood Type B are at increased risk of depression, insulin resistance, hypothyroidism and high stress. I’m getting stressed out doing this research. I see suggestions I will take but now I have to find a diet that is right for me.


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    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Yeah amigerma, I'm trying to do the same thing. Portion and self control are the key.

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      amigerma 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi, I just read this hub. I can't believe I was just discussing this very topic with a couple of friends about two weeks ago. I have no idea of my blood group, but we agreed just to support each other in making slow changes to our diets, without adhering to a specific diet. We're starting just by cutting out the junk, bread and the sweet desserts and then going on from there. It's sometimes hard but I swear I can already feel (see?) the difference. Thanks for the hub.

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading sharewhatuknow! I talked myself out of the diet as I wrote about it. I know the main thing to do is eat small portions and exercise.

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you sharewhatuknow! What part of Arkansas are you from?

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      sharewhatuknow 

      5 years ago from Western Washington

      So nice to meet a fellow Arkansan. Actually, we met a few days ago... Anyhow, I loved your hub. I was just reading the other day about what blood types are most susceptible to cancers and other illnesses. I read this on Yahoo.

      Thanks for this hub diane. I loved it and voted it up and awesome/useful.

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Nell I've read and heard that it is more what you eat than amount. If you eat lots of carbohydrates like breads, pastas, deserts, you pile on the middle fat. Right now I have to ift my belly to get air when the weather is hot. Do you guys get the Dr. Oz Show in England?.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      I think I am an O, can't remember! lol! but seriously if this works then its great, I have that fat around my middle too, its driving me insane! lol! I don't eat a lot either, so what's the excuse? Um lack of exercise on my part! oh well back to gym and try this out too, great hub as always, nell

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      As I read your comment about food with corn and wheat, I thought about my allergies. I am allergic to corn, wheat, tomatoes, walnuts, and all of the stuff I like. So you don't like the little midget chickens either. AHA!!!

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      Tammy 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool! I tried to follow this diet once. I am type B also. It is just so very difficult to find products that don't have corn and wheat in them in some form. I must say the venison does make a big difference. As a child in Pennsylvania, my family were big hunters and we ate it all winter. But small game is just terrible and I could never eat that. Very helpful information!

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you manatita and God bless you!

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      manatita44 

      5 years ago

      Yes, my sweet.

      With light in your eyes, love in your heart and an intense faith in Christ or Something Higher.

      p.s. I rarely use it but I know the secret of attracting hubbers to my site. Try this: answer more hubbers, look up those in harmony with your ideas and write to them. Add more comments. As you attract hubbers, write more hubs or poems and your friends/readers will increase. Good person, loving soul. Keep it up!

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      Bless you Manatita. Your words are convicting. My ultimate aim is to serve by doing things that the Lord is blessing. My declaration about this diet should really be "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13.

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      manatita44 

      5 years ago from london

      Thank you. I do not need to diet, perhaps. I do need to stay healthy and physically active.

      You have not asked me this but ultimately one's aim is to serve. Love and serve. It can best be done with a strong and healthy physical, and a life of inspiration and aspiration.

      So I guess that when the motive or ultimate aim is right, the other things may sometimes fall into place ... if God wills.

      Thanks for your sentiments. Loving smile you've got.

    • dianetrotter profile imageAUTHOR

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      5 years ago from Fontana

      I thought it would be easy when I heard the testimony. When I started reading the details I really got discouraged. From your pick, you don't need to diet; however, it is supposedly for good nutrition anyway. Thank you for reading! Stay healthy!

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      manatita44 

      5 years ago from london

      Interesting article. I believe that I am B also.

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