Eat Right 4 Your Type : Another Day, Another Bloody Diet

Atkins. South Beach. Best Life. Jenny Craig.

What do these 4 names have in common? If you haven’t already guessed it, they are the names of some of the most famous diet plans. For many years, celebrities have sworn by these diets and their effectiveness in aiding the quest to stay in shape.

In the last 10 years, another diet regime has been steadily gaining popularity among celebrities like Courtney Cox-Arquette and Demi Moore – The Blood Type Diet. Recently, UK singer and X-Factor judge Cheryl Cole became the latest celebrity to advocate the diet plan in an interview with Hello Magazine.

Blood orange and feta salad, which looks pretty good no matter what your type

So what exactly is this Blood Type Diet?

The Blood Type Diet was first introduced in a book entitled Eat Right 4 Your Type, written by Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician in 1997. The premise of this diet is that people should plan their food intake around their blood type because the Lectins that exist in all types of food react differently with different blood types. D’Adamo further explains in his book that reactions with these Lectins are harmful for the body. In order to prevent this, it is important for individuals to select foods which can minimize these reactions.

Sounds good? Well, at least not according to some medical experts.

These experts typically agree that there is absolutely no scientific relationship between our blood group and the food we eat. Another concern of theirs was that the diets recommended for some blood groups are limited and cut out major groups of foods, which can result in a poor intake of nutrients required for good health. {Weight Loss Resources}

Yet, this has not deterred celebrities like Cheryl Cole, from singing praises of the Blood Type Diet. Cole revealed to Hello Magazine, that the plan “has made such a difference – not so much to my shape, but to how I feel and my energy levels. Before I was like ‘energy schmenergy’ and didn’t believe it. But now I believe it 100 per cent.” {Healthy Hollywood}

Oprah Winfrey once said, “Diets don’t work.” Perhaps, that is the truth. Perhaps, there just is no such thing as THE perfect diet.

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