Monday, January 9, 2012

Diet Programs And Meals - The Blood Type AB Diet by Levi Reiss

The Blood Type AB Diet is one of several coordinated diets that depend on the individual's blood type. These 4 diets all promise to promote weight loss, eliminate toxins and fat from the organism, fight against some illnesses, and slow the aging process. Blood type AB is the rarest blood type, englobes only some 5% of the total population. Here are some of the diet principles.

You are allowed some meat, but you should be quite careful about the types and quantities of meat that you consume. Most foods are allowed. Start the day with a glass of hot water that may or may not contain lemon juice. This diet comes with a long list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. Even among the favored food groups such as meat and vegetables there are plenty of items that you should avoid. For example, stay away from pork, duck, beef, goose, chicken, and veal. Good choices include lamb, turkey, rabbit, and mutton. There is also a list of suggested supplements. Clearly it just isn't possible to follow the Blood Type AB Diet without a book. Suggested activities include yoga and meditation.

The advantages of the Blood Type AB Diet include improving the state of your cells and immune system. It may help the fight against aging, cardio-vascular illnesses, diabetes, and some cancers. This diet's disadvantages include the lack of fiber, vitamin B, and magnesium. Furthermore, you may require food supplements.

Here are two sample menus: Menu 1 Breakfast: A slice of wheat-germ bread. A poached egg. Grapefruit juice. Coffee or green tea. Lunch: Greek salad. A slice of wheat-germ bread. Two plums. The mid-afternoon snack is a bowl of skim-milk yogurt and a glass of grape juice. Supper: Lamb stew with vegetables. Frozen yogurt.

Menu 2 Breakfast: A bowl of oatmeal. Soy milk. A glass of grapefruit juice. Coffee or green tea. Lunch: Raw vegetable salad. Sauteed tofu with vegetables. Two plums. The mid-afternoon snack is cottage cheese and an apple. Supper: Spinach salad. Salmon grilled with lemon. Asparagus. Red wine (optional).

Some of the information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes over 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is presently available only in French.