Saturday, February 09, 2013
My husband recently purchased a book called Eat Right For Your Type, which details the foods that you should eat or avoid based on your blood type. I'm not sure if I buy into it or not yet, but there were some interesting tidbits.
First of all, much like a bizarrely uncanny horoscope, the description of what Type O craves was spot-on (and different from the other types as well). On my Avoid list were items that I don't enjoy at all: ketchup, mayonnaise, ham... On the flip side, I am supposed to eat red meat (yum) and tons of veggies and fruit. I'm down with that!
The only issue popped up when I read that the major reason for weight gain (and lack of weight loss) in Type O people was consumption of wheat and whole wheat products. Apparently, our bodies have issues with how we process wehat and we store it up. The analogy in the book said it's "like putting the wrong petrol in your car. Instead of running smoothly, it clogs up the works."
Hmmm...I have to admit, every time I snack it's cereal, wheat toast, wheat crackers...I just assumed since it was wheat, it was healthy. However...What if I cut out wheat and see some drastic changes? Supposedly, Type O people who cut out wheat saw an immediate weight loss.
(Sure, they did, argues my subconscious. They didn't have anything to eat!)
Doubt aside, I'm going to try it.
Breakfasts: Oatmeal, eggs with veggies, or a smoothie.
Lunches and dinners: buckwheat (which is considered beneficial), quinoa, fish, chicken, veggies, fruit
It's worth the experiment. If you have any thoughts/advice, please send it along! Thank you!