Thursday, January 19, 2012

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

The Blood Type O Diet is one of a group of diets that depend on the individual's blood type. These 4 diets are all said to promote weight loss, eliminate toxins and fat from the organism, fight against some illnesses, and slow the aging process. Blood type O, in which O stands for origin, is the most common one. These people tend to move a lot and are meat eaters. They should be physically active and avoid grains, dairy products, and legumes, food that makes them gain weight. Here are some of the diet principles.

Blood Type O dieters should eat small quantities of lean meat. Generally speaking, red meat, seafood, liver, laminar (an algae), and vegetables such as spinach help them lose weight. Nuts and grains may be avoided for rapid weight loss. Whole wheat is a problem food. This diet comes with a long list of foods to eat and foods that you should avoid. Even the favored food groups such as fish and vegetables encompass plenty of items to avoid. For example, you should stay away from cabbage, potatoes, corn, black olives, eggplant, avocados, and regular and shiitake mushrooms. Good choices include leafy green vegetables, garlic, beets, turnips, onions, sweet potatoes, parsnips, red peppers, leeks, dandelions, horseradish, and Jerusalem artichokes. You probably should take vitamin B, calcium, and small quantities of iodine supplements. Clearly you cannot follow this diet without a book. Three times a week perform cardiovascular exercise such as walking, bicycling, or swimming.

Advantages of the Blood Type O Diet include improving the state of your cells and immune system. Its foods are varied and healthy. Disadvantages include the need for supplements and the lack of fiber.

Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1

Breakfast: Puffed rice. A glass of soy milk. A glass of pineapple juice. 1 Tea.

Lunch: Endive salad. Filet of sole. A slice of rye bread. Sliced pineapple.

The mid-afternoon snack is carrot and celery sticks and a glass of prune juice.

Supper: Spicy lamb meat balls. Steamed leeks.

Menu 2

Breakfast: A slice of wheat germ bread. Light jam. A glass of pineapple juice. 1 Tea.

Lunch: Chicken salad. A glass of tomato juice.

The mid-afternoon snack is a peach and a glass of soy milk.

Supper: Green salad. Haddock filet. Green beans and broccoli.

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.