What is it that makes us unique? Why do we see people undertake the same nutrition/exercise protocols but see vastly different results?
I would easily read anywhere from 10-20 books per year pertaining to health and fitness. One in particular, I first read about a decade ago would eventually end up blowing my fucking mind just recently. The book I refer too is called “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” by Dr Peter J. D’Adamo.
Without reciting the entire fucking thing, his point is food has different interactions with different blood types having either positive or negative effects on the bodies overall ability to function properly. He goes on to explain how the blood types have adapted through the evolution of the human race and is of the belief that our blood holds the “master-key” when it comes to optimizing human health.
For example, blood type O is the oldest, and thrived in the paleolithic times when man was a hunter gather and a well adapted meat-eater. So, it is recommended that those with blood type O consume lean meats (organic) and vegetables, makes sense right? Type A, made an appearance in the neolithic period where man moved into a more structured way of living with farming practices that saw us start to cultivate our own food (grains, crops ect) instead of chasing it down. His recommendation is type A benefits from a vegetarian diet, as the type A doesn’t posses the amount of stomach acid (in fact 3 times less) that the type O does, so they are ill-equipped to break down meat as efficiently.
Enter my “fucking hell” moment! Whilst on a long haul flight I made the decision to commit to a vegan diet (may have had too many red wines?) for a period of time to see what all the fuss was about.
I want to point out that I am type A. Over the next 2-3 months I went from 93kg down to 84kg, for the past 11 years I had struggled to get below 90kg regardless of upping the training load and intensity. I had more energy and was sleeping better than ever before. The weird thing was I was training less than previous years (due to hectic life schedule) but the fat just kept melting off my frame? At my regular 3 monthly health check my GP was concerned that I may have some kind of underlying health issue due to the rapid weight-loss I had experienced. He had me shitting bricks thinking there was something wrong, until my blood work and all other tests came back the best they had been in years!
Thinking back to the book I had read 10 years earlier but refused to acknowledge because there was no way in fuck I was going to become a vegetarian to improve my health. My opinion has certainly changed after seeing how my body has reacted. What an absolute dick head I was for not having a crack at it a decade earlier! I guess it’s better late than never hey?
Eat right for your blood type has been great for me, and after re-reading it last month It makes a hell of a lot of sense. If you are struggling it may help you so, might be well worth a read?
Maybe it doesn’t work as well for you, who the fuck knows? But this I do know for damn sure, IF YOU CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME THING YOU HAVE BEEN DOING, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GET THE SAME RESULTS YOU HAVE BEEN GETTING!
As a side note I have absolutely no allegiance too, or vested interest in anything to do with this book or the Author! This is clearly a reflection of my experiences using his methods.