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I scan the newspapers every lunch hour after I eat for 10 minutes or so. I always read the articles that are tucked into the corners of the pages away from the headlines about war, the economy and sports…I need to keep myself upbeat. There was a small article about a new medical research that concluded that low fat diets help keep the weight off longer over lo-carb diets (tend to regain it quickly back). My first thought reading this is…’ another article to confuse everyone when both types of diets can be beneficial’
A’s and AB’s genetically favor a diet that is low in animal protein/fat and high in complex carbs and vegetable protein (low fat). They lack the enzyme to break down a high fat, high protein diet. O’s and B’s on the other hand are unable to fully digest many carb foods, like grains and beans, which are converted to fat.
If they had only just taken blood samples of the people that were in the study and cross-referenced the blood types, they might have come close to the same conclusion.
My theory over why the low fat diet won is most O’s I know are addicted to wheat and grains and find it very hard not to eat them when in view.
To this day, I still do not go into my lunchroom at work every Tuesday and Thursday morning because they have free muffins and bagels to munch on. I am the only one at work that does not partake and sometimes it takes a lot of will power not to. Word of advice…if you O’s and B’s ever feel the urge to eat wheat or harmful grains and beans…eat some protein instead…the urges will go away and you will stay lean (or get leaner).