What did I need to do in order to be compliant? What were the steps that I took initially to change my eating habits?
In this video, I will be sharing with you some of the practical steps I made to switch my eating habits to suit my blood type so that I could reap the health benefits of the Blood Type Diet:
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For those of you who would rather read text, here is a summary of what I mentioned in the video and podcast:
In order to follow the Blood Type Diet, first of all, I have had to minimize the amount of processed food and maximize the amount of whole foods that I ate. I also had to find clean sources of food, such as organic vegetables, grass-fed meat, free-range eggs and poultry, as well as wild-caught fish.
These are steps that are recommended by anyone promoting a healthy way of eating. But for the Blood Type Diet specifically, I have had to replace a number of ingredients that are harmful to my health. Since I am a Type O individual, I have had to replace all the foods made with wheat, sugar, dairy, corn, soy and pork, all of which I ate on a regular basis in the past.
What does it mean when it comes to my daily diet? That means I have to shift my eating habit by eating a lot more grass-fed red meat, fish and vegetables and a lot less grain-based food. This is what I’d call a “crowding out” strategy. When I fill my plates with beneficial foods, I get a wonderful feeling of satiation so that I won’t be craving sweet or starchy food, both of which have contributed to my ill health and weight gain in the past.
As for beverages, I had to replace my beloved coffee with something else that is beneficial. I found green tea, yerba mate and lemon water to be excellent replacements.
In the next video and podcast, I will be sharing some of the things that surprised me when I embarked on the Blood Type Diet. Stay tuned.
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