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Guru Shows How to Beat the Flab Forced Upon You by Your Genes

by Rajashri on October 31, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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 Guru Shows How to Beat the Flab Forced Upon You by Your Genes

A health guru has provided some tips to fight the flab that is entirely genetic in nature.

Naturopathic doctor Peter D'Adamo believes that a person's genetic makeup determines what foods make him fat, and which ones keep trim.

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He reckons that whether you can enjoy things like coffee and red meat depends on which of six types you are - a Warrior, Hunter, Teacher, Explorer, Gatherer or Nomad, reports the Daily Star.

Eating for the wrong type could make you pile on the pounds even when you're on a diet.

Dr D'Adamo's 'GenoType Diet' book, out in Britain next year, has an eating plan based on the celeb favourite Blood Type Diet.
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The Warrior:

Tall, thin and healthy when younger - but middle aged spread could catch up with you.

Diet: Low Glycemic Index, such as wholegrains and fruit and veg.

Superfoods: Cauliflower, seabass, cottage cheese, pine nuts, peanuts, tofu, edamame beans and -walnut oil.

Cut out: High Glycemic Index grub, like white bread and pasta, high fat meat and dairy food.

The Hunter:

Has lots of adrenaline and nervous energy. Tall and thin but subject to allergies and asthma attacks.

Diet: Low-gluten and meat-rich.

Superfoods: Salmon, lamb, beef, hard cheese, brown or wild rice, broccoli, grapefruit, artichokes.

Cut out: Nuts, grains, seeds, wheat and soft cheese.

The Teacher:

Has great stamina and is strong, sinewy and stable. Can cope with lots of types of unfamiliar bacteria.

Diet: Plant-based, with white meat and fish.

Superfoods: White fish, turkey, black beans, peanuts, peas, tofu, olive oil, flaxseeds, avocado, carrots.

Cut out: White carbs, red meat and sugary foods.

The Explorer:

Has broad shoulders, muscles, narrow hips, little body fat and is adventurous.

Diet: Copper-rich foods like liver, plus beans, cheese and meat.

Superfoods: Lamb, ric-otta, mozzarella, lentils, parsnips, ginger, raspberry, and calves' liver.

Cut out: Alcohol, coffee and painkillers.

The Gatherer:

Prone to obesity and full-figured even when not overweight.

Diet: Low-GI and high protein.

Superfoods: Haddock, lamb, turkey, eggs, sole, flaxseed, cottage cheese, spinach, quinoa.

Cut out: Microwaved and fried food.

The Nomad:

Muscular and large boned with legs which are longer than the torso. Can be vulnerable to immune problems.

Diet: Foods rich in fatty acids like mackerel and salmon, dairy and red meat.

Superfoods: Beef, halibut, calves' liver, herring, caviar, cheddar, cottage cheese, pecan nuts, cod liver oil.

Cut out: Barley, oats and rye that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.

Source: ANI
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