I’m doing the “Eat Right for Your Blood Type” diet. It’s just ANOTHER fitness “craze” that I’m testing out. As a fitness professional I feel like it’s my duty to give my feedback on all things health and fitness related. The diet was designed by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. I like the theory behind the program, it’s not a blanket program, it’s literally based on an individual’s blood type.
I did an at home test to find out my blood type. I’m B+ (HOW FITTING!) It’s pretty interesting how this works. Most of what is on the list of approved foods for me is what I normally eat. No matter what blood type you are the foods are are whole which, having graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and being a generally healthy person. makes me happy. It gives options for all food groups, meats, dairy, seafood, fruits, veggies, fats, breads/grains, oils. Dr. D’Adamo lists what foods are most beneficial, neutral and what to avoid for each blood type. The doc also tells you how many times per week each are recommended.
I do have to say I’m pretty happy that I’m B+. I love that my body over the years has told me what to eat (most of the foods that I don’t like or don’t make me feel great are on my “avoid” list), BUT and it’s a giant BUT there are a few I’m sad to let go of. As i was reading down the “avoid” column I nearly teared up…tomatoes, avocado, chickpeas, sesame seeds, ice cream (I mean, this one’s obvious, but still). UGH, I eat avocado in lieu of dairy, tomatoes are in so many of my meals; salads, egg white omelets, just plain! Chickpeas…hello hummus, wait, I mean goodbye. Okay, this is going to be challenging to take out, but I’m giving it a month starting today. READY…GO!
It’s pretty interesting and i’m excited to see how it’s going to make me feel. Sending you some summer lovin’!
I can see you GETTING FIERCE!
Today’s Meal Plan: August 13th, 2012
- 6AM ice coffee with skim
- 8AM egg white omelet with spinach, peppers, onions and swiss & mango
- 12PM green juice (kale, cucumber, lemon, parsley & apple)
- 3PM arugula salad with cucumber, beets, asparagus and balsamic vinegrette
- 6PM tuna with broccoli, carrots, peppers & banana