Today, every woman takes care of her health and appearance. We all want to have slim, healthy, and attractive body. That’s why many women want to get rid of their excess weight. Luckily, there are methods that can be helpful in this case.

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Of course, physical exercises are important in this case. They help to burn calories and gain muscle mass. However, proper meal plan is essential for those who want to slim down. You just should choose the most effective one.

There are hundreds of various diets. All of them have different effects and help to get desirable results. Today, we have decided to tell you about one more diet. We are going to talk about dieting according to blood type and whether it is truth or myth. Let’s start.

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This meal plan appeared more than 30 years ago, and there still is no single opinion according to its effectiveness and health safety. However, we have asked the experts about this kind of dieting.

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The author of the idea is an American by a naturopathic doctor Peter D'Adamo. He considers that human health is closely related to genetics, heredity, and blood type. So if you eat in accordance with your blood type, you will never have either health problems or excess weight.

D'Adamo has outlined the base of the diet and created a table of foods for each blood type. These foods are subdivided into three groups: beneficial, harmful, and neutral. Beneficial foods are completely suitable for the person according to their blood type. The second group of foods causes excess weight gain and various diseases. Neutral foods can be sometimes included to the meal plan.

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#1 Blood type O

These people have strong immune system and healthy digestion. They are also very active and have good metabolism. However, it is rather hard for them to change their diet, they have higher risks of getting allergies and inflammation.

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This group includes about one third of the population. Diet for these people includes red meat, seafood, and green leafy vegetables. All the legumes and grains, except buckwheat, are harmful for them.

#2 Blood type A

This group includes almost 40 % of the world’s population. They have weak digestive system and have high risks of getting diseases of digestive organs and kidneys. Meat, poultry, milk, tangerines, and bananas are harmful for them. Their diet includes fish, vegetables, and legumes (except beans).

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#3 Blood type B

These people have strong nervous system and immunity. However, there can be some disorders in metabolism and they have higher risks of getting cardiac and oncological diseases.

They shouldn’t eat poultry, nuts, seafood, and pork. Diet for these people includes lamb, rabbit meat, venison, fatty fish, caviar, high-fat dairy, and foods rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, grains, and root crops.

#4 Blood type A.B.

This group includes only 8% of the world’s population. These people can eat everything. However, it’s better to eat in small amounts and include more seafood to their daily meal plan.

This diet has different effect. Some people really lose weight in a short period of time and are able to maintain healthy weight all their life, others suffer from acute state of chronic diseases and some new health problems. Some people also maintain this diet like any other – they quit and overeat.

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So, will one lose weight due to this diet? If during this change in your nutrition you limit your calorie intake and balance the amounts of protein, fats, and carbs, then you will slim down. However, if your calorie intake is the same, you won’t get rid of your excess weight.

However, the majority of experts claim that dieting according to blood type is far from being perfect. It is not suitable for everyone. This diet isn’t personalized enough. For example, some people are lactose and gluten intolerant, and others like these foods, but both groups of people have the same blood type.

To make this system perfect, it is important to pay attention to numerous factors, including genetics, metabolism, food intolerance, and some others. To understand what foods one is allowed to eat, it is necessary to get a genetic test, pay attention to the lifestyle of the person, and whether they have some diseases. Only then it is possible to create an optimal meal plan.

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So, as you can see, D'Adamo has created a general system of dieting, that isn’t personalized. It isn’t suitable for everyone. Modern medicine has much more opportunities to create more individual meal plans for everyone. That’s why dieting according to the blood type can be just ineffective.

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Anyway, if you have decided to lose weight, it is better to consult your doctor. Remember that your diet should be well-balanced. In this way you’ll get the body of your dream and will stay healthy.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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