You can't follow the Genotype Diet without a book.
The Genotype Diet was created by Peter J. d’Adamo. It centers on the interaction between genes and the environment. According to d’Adamo food may be used to change your genes’ behavior. He classifies people into six genotypes: hunters, gatherers, teachers, explorers, warriors, and nomads. The hunter’s diet is carnivorous and low in lectins and glutens. The gatherer’s diet is low in glucides and protein-rich. The teacher’s diet is rich in phytonutrients. The explorer’s diet is quite varied. The warrior’s diet is rich in glucides and phytonutrients, and the nomad’s diet is omnivorous but low in lectins and glutens. Here are some of the principles.
The first thing to do is determine your genotype. Doing so requires two calculations that depend on the relative size of your bust and your legs, as well as that of your index finger and your ring finger. The rules are too complicated and long to restate here. Once you know your genotype access the appropriate lists of recommended foods, foods to avoid, and portion size. Once again, these lists are long. Under the advice of your doctor take supplements. Practice sports, the most appropriate sports depend on your genotype.
Peter d'Adamo, the Genotype Diet.
The Genotype Diet has the advantage of allowing all food groups. It relies on good dietary habits over the long run rather than short-term restrictions. One disadvantage is the total lack of scientific evidence to support it. This disadvantage is not unique to the Genotype Diet.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 (Hunter) Breakfast: Two slices of whole grain bread. Pineapple jam. Pear and mango salad. Lunch: Endive salad. 150 grams (about 5 ounces) of sardines. Green beans. Pineapple slices. Supper: 150 grams of sautéed beef with peppers. Sweet potatoes. Cranberries.
Menu 2 (Teacher) Breakfast: Breakfast: Mushroom omelet. A slice of linseed bread. Pineapple slices. Lunch: Broccoli soup. An avocado. Pinto beans. Curried quinoa. A nectarine. Supper: Pumpkin soup. 170 grams of cod. Leek fondue. A slice of linseed bread. 100 grams of muenster cheese.
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