I started the Blood Type Diet in 2000 while attending Massage Therapy School. I attended a presentation about the Blood Type Diet, and the speaker informed us that by following this diet she had cured her stomach issues. When I began researching the Blood Type Diet, I found many similarities between the recommendations and restrictions, and how I felt after eating certain foods. I knew my blood type from my first pregnancy, the “wrong” foods made me feel tired and achy, and the “good” foods gave me energy and strength. Unlike many diet trends at the time, the Blood Type Diet had immediate results, and was based on proven research and facts.
I now have been on the Blood Type Diet for almost 15 years, and have maintained a very healthy weight and feel great. I have had two more fabulous pregnancies in my late thirties, and I have more energy now than I did 20 years ago. My blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and overall health are fantastic. I have a very strong immune system, and rarely, if ever, get the flu even when caring for my family when they all have had it.
Some challenges I initially had with the Blood Type Diet were finding alternatives to favorite foods I should avoid, but I was able to eventually replace these with new foods that were right for my blood type. Dr. D’Adamo’s website recipes have also been very helpful in finding new favorites.
My number one tip in following this diet is to take baby steps. It took me years to get where I am today by switching things out slowly. Just by avoiding one specific “trigger” food can make a major difference for some people.
Blood type is the hidden key to the right diet. Once you learn about all the blood types, it makes so much sense. I hear so many people say they couldn’t do it, but food is medicine, and you are what you eat! No drug will do what a healthy diet can!