Does it Work? - 4BloodType-Eat Right for your Blood/Body Type

05-23-2003, 02:29 PM
Has anyone tried this? I read a little of the book and was wondering is this another gimmick...should I invest in it?? any comments would be appriciated!

05-24-2003, 01:24 PM

I eat this way. You would be surprised just how much better you will feel. While you won't lose too much weight, you can incorporate this with another plan and eat accordingly. I myself follow Sugar Buster's...I'm O + and with this plan, it's exactly what I need.



05-25-2003, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the info...I am O- ...I think I will go to the library and check out the book so I can make copies of some of the pages....I don't want spend $30 on a book that I will only use 1 chapter...

Suzanne 3FC
05-25-2003, 02:04 AM
I would suggest the library, too :)

I've not read the book, but the only references I've found didn't place much faith in the concept. There may well be some good diet tips in the book, you never know! BOB has incorporated some of the ideas with her SB plan and is happy with the results. Whether or not that actually has to do with blood type may be questionable.

The Mayo Clinic says there is no evidence to support the claims in this book. Harvard Medical School also says the same thing.

There are a lot of diets out there which are based on specific ideas, but most have no scientific basis. The diets may work, but it's because they require that we restrict our food intake (consume fewer calories). Eliminating certain foods, however, may not always be a good idea because we risk developing a nutrient deficiency.

From another point of view... The idea that our bodies digest foods differently based on our blood type just doesn't seem logical. I really think that our bodies were designed to be more efficient than that.

05-25-2003, 01:46 PM
I do this too. A+. I have found I feel much better and sure know it if I screw up with the dairy and wheat. We got interested because my daughter (then 18) started showing signs of irritable bowel.
I didn't buy the big book, just the food lists. About $6 or $7, I think. There's lots of info on the web too, including the lists.

05-26-2003, 08:27 PM
I think I am going to go to the library and just incorporate a bunch of info from a bunch of books that may help me. Just stick to the food guide pyramid, and keep my calories around 1300 a day...

05-26-2003, 09:35 PM
Smart move Amber. Find out what works for you.

05-27-2003, 12:58 PM
I thought it was kind of goofy. Reminded me of horoscopes where the facts are based upon generalizations. There should be 1 diet book: EAT LESS, MOVE MORE.

Miss Chris

05-27-2003, 03:05 PM
I'm a little interested to know more about this too.I may check to see what food groups is good for me with a blood type of A-......... Rh-Negative factor.Hmmmm....interesting!

Good Luck Amber! :)

05-29-2003, 11:46 AM
I don't know about the blood type theory - I would think your racial makeup is more important. I'm of Nordic descent from Minnesota and I can TOTALLY tolerate all kinds of dairy, and I have to eat yogurt every day or I get (sorry guys) yeast infections. I need extra salt too for Mitral Valve Prolapse syndrome (which may also be the cause of the yeast infections). I lose weight easiest on high protein low carb.

My husband, on the other hand, is Japanese. He has troubles with too much protein and salt (gout and kidney stones). Can't eat mackeral and saury fish (my FAVORITES). He doesn't like dairy because he didn't grow up with it except for government-supplied milk at school after the occupation. He's naturally skinny even though he eats mostly carbs, but he hates sweet stuff (didn't grow up with that either).

Good grief, we're like Jack Sprat and his wife, and I have to cook two different meals all the time. He's an A and I'm an O by the way...

05-29-2003, 04:49 PM
LOL! I don't know for sure about all the blood types but loosely speaking ..... O are meat eaters and A are vegetarians who need soy.
I agree that it could have lot to do with area of origin.

05-29-2003, 07:16 PM
The book gives the breakdown for different races and would be surprised how much it hits you on the nose...
What I do is completely stay away from the forbidden list and I feel better when I do that on a constant basis..
If you combine your list with the plan that you follow, you will have success...I promise!


09-26-2003, 06:26 PM
In my opinion this book was awful!! I couldn't eat any wheat, and was suppose to eat tons of tofu. A lot of veggies I normally eat were forbidden too. I feel like all I did was waste my money on crazy foods.

Rowan Bailey
10-16-2003, 12:15 PM
I use the suggestions as a didn't help me with weight control, but I did notice feeling a bit better when I watched the things that it said to watch.


10-16-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by rochemist
I thought it was kind of goofy. Reminded me of horoscopes where the facts are based upon generalizations. There should be 1 diet book: EAT LESS, MOVE MORE.

Miss Chris

tHAT IS EXACTLY HOW I feel. Although, I think there is actually some validity to this way of eating. It wasn't really designed to lose weight, but to make you feel better. There have been many scientific links to the idea of blood type affecting the digestive system, etc. I feel cutting anything out is asking for trouble though. It is excess that hurts the body, and this type of eating is another form of excess. Plain and simple. Eat Less-Move More, well said...

Misti in Seattle
10-17-2003, 09:14 AM
Hello... it is interesting reading these posts as I am just now studying the book and plan. Normally I stay away from anything which could be gimmicky... but the things this book says "ring true" about a lot of stuff for me. In fact I am going to a health store which does personal testing to determine what is best for me individually. Also I happen to work with a lot of scientists and chemists... and several of them I talked to think it *does* "make sense." Anyway I'm going to give it a try.

For those who want more info without buying the book check out


Misti in Seattle
10-17-2003, 09:15 AM
Oh and for what it's worth... I disagree with the comment that the book was not designed to help you lose weight. There is a LOT of info in there regarding that very issue, and on the website as well.

Also I agree with BOB about how it "hits you on the nose." I could not believe how "right on" some of the info was for me... which gave me an encouragement to try what they say... because it is RIGHT about a lot of stuff in my case.

Oh... and RH negative makes no difference... I am negative too so checked that out. :)

Time will tell... :) I will keep you posted on how it goes for me.