Eating right for your Blood Type, Activity Type, and your Body Type; will go along way to understanding how you should be fueling yourself and how you will respond to certain foods and environments.
Let’s start with understanding your blood type:
O = Oldest Blood Type (Hunters)
The Universal Donor. Lets think about this: If you are going to be a donor for all; then for the most part, you should be able to eat almost anything.
Your digestive tract retains the memory of ancient times, so you’re metabolism will benefit from lean meats, poultry, and fish.
You’re advised to restrict hybrid grains, breads that are enriched, and legumes, and to enjoy vigorous exercise. As a side note, this blood type (“for old,” as in humanity’s oldest blood line)
A= Agrarian (Agriculture) Alpha
The inheritance of their more settled and less warlike farmer ancestors. The type A diet contains soy proteins, grains, and organic vegetables and encourages gentle exercise.
B= Nomadic Betas
Most with this blood type usually have a tolerant digestive system and can enjoy low-fat dairy, meat, and produce; but among other things, should avoid heavy diets of wheat, corn, and lentils.
If you’re type B, it’s recommended you exercise moderately, as a minimum!
AB = Modern
Most of these blood types have a sensitive digestive tract and should avoid excessive amounts of chicken, beef, and pork; but will enjoy seafood, tofu, dairy, and most produce. The fitness regimen that usually fit seemlessly for ABs is calming exercises.
Now let’s take a closer look at a few body types that most of us fall into. Fat is like real estate: It’s all about location.
Whether you’re an apple (round in the middle), a pear (bigger on the bottom), or a string bean (narrow all over), losing weight is not one size fits all.
The String Bean:
String Beans have a narrow shape with no real difference between the size of their hips, waists, and shoulders. When string beans gain weight, it’s usually around the middle, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.
The Apple: Apples carry fat around their middle but generally have a slim lower body. If you’re an apple, you’ll find it easier to drop pounds than a pear does because “abdominal fat breaks down more quickly than fat stored in the butt and thigh area.
Researchers constantly debate why, but they think it might have to do with the fact that abdominal fat is mobile: It likes to enter the bloodstream and circulate around your organs, affecting their ability to function properly.
Belly fat comes with some big health threats, including an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer. That’s because visceral (aka toxic) fat — the kind stored around your middle that surrounds your kidneys, pancreas, and liver — causes blood-sugar levels to spike while at the same time creating insulin resistance and inflammation.
In other words, your body has an excess amount of sugar floating around, and it’s no longer able to process it all.
This combo is what can lead to chronic diseases as well as weight gain, all of which makes it crucial to trim your waistline.
The good news? You can cut your risk of disease in half by shedding just two inches from your waist!
Pears have larger lower bodies and smaller upper bodies — storing fat on the hips, thighs, and butt. The biggest challenge for this body type? Losing weight. When we drop pounds, our body burns through the fat around our middle — the kind linked to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer — first.
Which is great, except that pears don’t have a lot of belly flab to begin with. Instead, they’ve got fat on their lower half, which refuses to budge making it difficult without specifically targeting those regions
Some researchers believe that stubborn butt and thigh fat (known as passive fat) is so hard to shed because it was meant to stay put, giving women a ready supply of fuel during childbirth and breastfeeding.
Another possible explanation is that cellulite, which generally affects hips and thighs, creates a net of fibrous tissue that makes it difficult for the blood supply to reach fat stores. If blood can’t get in the fat can’t be broken down and carried out.
When it comes to their health, however, pears luck out. Passive fat may actually help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, some scientists say. In fact, fat stored around the hips and butt was recently found to reduce insulin resistance and increase “good” HDL cholesterol.
We still have a lot to learn about why pear-zone fat seems to have a protective effect against chronic disease. But the research clearly shows it does.
I hope you found value in today’s post and I look forward to your comments and connecting with you soon!
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