Blood Type Diet
Currently on tour with the Black Eyed Peas, there’s no denying Cheryl Cole has been rocking a seriously taut bod in recent weeks. Revealing washboard abs and killer pins in a series of risqué stage outfits, it’s no wonder Will.i.am has reportedly fallen for the newly-single singer, with the rapper recently swooning, “She’s the perfect girl.” But it’s not just Cheryl’s high-energy dance routines that have got the 26-year-old Girls Aloud star in such stunning shape – she’s hooked on a new diet in which your blood group determines what you eat. And she’s not the only one – a host of celebs including Demi Moore and Renee Zellweger swear by the Eat Right 4 Your Type plan, devised by Peter D’Admao. “It has made such a difference – not so much to my shape, but to how I feel and my energy levels,” admits Cheryl. “Before I was like ‘energy schmenergy’ and didn’t believe it. Now I believe it 100 per cent.” Star style discovers how to eat right for your type...
The O Diet
Like Cheryl, almost half the population has O type blood – the oldest type. And, according to Peter D’Admao, people with this type of blood should stick with a low-carb, carnivorous ‘caveman’ diet of meat, fruit and vegetables. Wheat and grains should be avoided, as should dairy and most nuts.
Downside:People with this blood type need to engage in a lot of high-intensity aerobic exercise to keep in shape. Plus, your risk of arthritis and ulcers increases if you eat incorrectly for your type.
Upside: Beer and wine are allowed
2 slices toasted Ezekiel bread, one banana, vegetable juice and herbal tea
Organic roast beef and spinach salad, apple slices and water
Lamb and asparagus stew, steamed broccoli, sweet potato, mixed fresh fruit and herbal tea
The A Diet
It’s recommended that people with A type blood – the second largest blood group – adhere to a vegetarian diet. Dairy, animal fats and meats are out, while carbs, low-fat fruit and veggies are in.
Downside:A-types have a more sensitive immune system and there is an increased risk of cancer and heart disease if you eat incorrectly for your type.
Upside:Bread, pasta and red wine are on the menu!
Oatmeal with soy milk, grapefruit juice and coffee
Greek salad with wheat bread, apple, herbal tea
Tofu pesto lasagne, broccoli, glass of red wine, frozen yoghurt
The B Diet
It’s estimated that less than 10 per cent of people have this blood type and the recommended diet is one of the most varied. Meat, dairy, grains, fish, fruit and vegetables are all encouraged, but chicken should be avoided.
Downside:Your risk of viruses which attack the immune system increases if you eat incorrectly.
Upside:Moderate exercise such as swimming and walking is encouraged, while the menu choices are the most varied.
Cereal with chopped fruit and skimmed milk, glass of fruit juice
Cheese, turkey breast and mayonnaise sandwich on brown bread, green salad, herbal tea
Steamed fish with steamed vegetables, fresh fruit
The AB Diet
With less than three per cent of the population thought to be AB, this is the rarest blood type. Like type A, you should consume a largely vegetarian diet, but fish, lean meat and dairy are allowed sporadically.
Downside:Chicken is off the menu.
Upside:People with this type have the friendliest immune system. Plus, you’ll benefit from calming exercises.
Grapefruit juice, 2 slices of Ezekiel bread, yoghurt-herb cheese, coffee
Turkey breast on rye bread, Caesar salad, herbal tea
Tofu omelet, stir-fried vegetables, mixed-fruit salad