There’s always a new diet trend. From juicing to souping, intermittent fasting to low-carb, if you’re trying to lose weight, you won’t be at a loss for a new diet trend to follow.
But, this diet is particularly interesting, because it’s based on your genetic make-up.
The Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, claims that the secret to getting the diet results that you want is hidden in your blood type.
What is the Blood Type Diet?
The Blood Type Diet follows this logic: Different foods you consume will cause different chemical reactions in your body. By following a diet that’s designed around your blood type, it will enable your body to process the food most efficiently.
According to WebMD, following a personalized diet like this may lead to positive outcomes; “you’ll lose weight, have more energy, and help prevent disease.”
The Blood Type Diet does not include any processed foods and it’s encouraged to eat the organic variety of fruits and vegetables.
If you’re curious what D’Adamo suggests that you eat for your diet, we developed a simple guide of his recommendations, according to your blood type.
What to Eat if You’re Type A Blood
If you’re type A blood it is suggested that you follow a diet that is free of all meat and animal products. According to D’Adamo, people with type A blood “have a sensitive immune system.”
This is what you should eat if you’re type A blood:
- Legumes and Beans, (like lentils)
- Whole Grains
Curious to try a meal kit for blood type A? Try our Lentil Loaf with Roasted Broccoli. A blend of lentils, flax seeds, and oats are combined to create a fiber-rich lentil loaf and it's topped with a delicious tangy sauce.
What to Eat if You’re Type B Blood
If you’re type B blood it is suggested that you avoid the following:
- Sesame Seeds
If this list of restrictions seems long—don’t worry. There are plenty of delicious meals you’ll be allowed to eat, following this diet.
According to D’Adamo, people who have blood type B should eat the following:
- Green vegetables
- Certain meats, like fish and steak
- Low-Fat Dairy, like Greek yogurt
Curious to try a meal kit for blood type B? Try the Herb Crusted Flank Steak. Roasted potatoes and crispy sugar snap peas add balance to the meal, and a creamy horseradish sauce adds a bright bite to round out the rich, satisfying flavors.
What to Eat if You’re Type AB Blood
If you’re type AB blood and you like a good happy hour, you might be disappointed to learn that people with your blood type should not consume alcohol. Also, it is suggested that you avoid caffeine and smoked or cured meats. This is all due to people with AB blood having low stomach acid.
The foods that you should consume are plentiful and varied:
- Green vegetables
What to Eat if You’re Type O Blood
People with type O blood are encouraged to follow a high-protein diet. This means that you should plan your meals around lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. An Atkins diet, which is high in protein, might be a suitable program to follow as a reference.
According to D’Adamo, people with type O blood might also be prone to having sensitive stomachs, so he suggests that you also take supplements.
Curious to try a meal kit for blood type B? Try the Asian Baked Salmon by Atkins. Seasoned with a tamari-lemon marinade, this meal feels like a decadent indulgence, but it's highly nutritious.
The Blood Type Diet with Meal Delivery
The level of effort in following this diet is quite high because of its restrictive principles and because it’s encouraged to eat only organic produce.
Luckily, we have over 1000 meal kits that you can explore to find the perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts to accompany you on your culinary journeys!