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Adios, Wheat.

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!
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    It will be interesting to see how it goes. I'm working on giving up wheat as well as other white products...sugar, white rice, potatoes, hoping to see weight loss. I'll be checking on your progress!
    1876 days ago
    I just got the Wheat Belly book but haven't read it yet. My nutrition school friends insist that giving up gluten/wheat and sugar will help me a lot and I realize that I do have more digestive issues after eating items containing wheat. Good luck!
    1896 days ago
    Very interesting. I'm also Type O. I've heard about the wheat belly book. It's certainly worth a try and I think you will see a weight loss. Good luck and let us know how it's going for you
    1896 days ago
    I'll be interested in what you think of it after doing it for a while. I too am O (but I love ham!) and have heard about this also, just haven't known anyone with the same blood type who tried it! Good luck to you!!
    1896 days ago
    I think it'll help a lot.

    Grab a copy of "wheat belly" it talks a lot about what wheat does to our physiology

    Give it 2 months and see how you'll likely curb your cravings too

    Good luck!
    1896 days ago
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