Hi Everyone, I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has the blood type O- and is a successful vegan. I gave up meat and dairy over 2 years ago after coming across Alicia's book and educating myself about how our animals are raised, and the health risks of meat, etc. I went through an uncomfortable detox for the first 4 weeks or so, but after giving up both meat and dairy I felt the best I have ever. Since then, I've not gone back to meat though I've had a little dairy here and there - mostly for convenience sake at times. However, recently I've felt that something is missing from my diet - mainly fat. I'm an O- blood type and if anyone knows anything about the blood type needs, O-'s need meat. I have no desire to go back to meat (no craving for it at all), but to fullfill my body's need for fat I have added in organic unsalted butter from time to time. I have always felt better and more satieted when adding in more fat. I also cook with olive oil or sesame oil but I still seem to be lacking. I know I need to incorporate more variety in my day to day eating - something I have been working on. I'm just wondering if anyone else, specifically those who are O- (but I'd love to hear from anyone), has experienced this at some point. My heart wants to be vegan, but my body is missing something.... Thank you in advance for your input!
I'm an O type and I've been vegan for a year. I feel better than I ever have, and look better, too! Personally, I don't take the blood type diet very seriously. Even if I did, it would mean compromising my morals, so I don't see the point.
If you feel your body is missing something, listen to it. But you will not find what you need in animal products. Try avocados- great source of fat! Nut butters- nuts and seeds are great too, drizzle flax oil on your meals will help as well. Listen to you heart, going vegan is the best you can do for yourself, your body and the environment!
I am also Blood type O and I was worried about the same thing. Initially when I tried to go vegan a couple of years ago after being a meat eater everyday, I felt really good, but then after a few months I was really tired.
I have been back to vegan lifestyle since September 2012 and I haven't felt tired at all. In fact I feel the opposite. I think partly my body has adapted and also I tend to eat a much better variety of food, particularly grains and more vegetables in one day, then I did the first time round. I feel so good now that I don't want to go back to eating meat. Try eating lots of quinoa and other grains and vegetables high in protein and other minerals and see if that helps.
I just posted on this same topic because I am "newbie" and did not know people already were writing about this.
I seem to need protein as an O-, but I think I want to stay away from meat. Now, I just need to make some changes and learn new recipes.
I am celiac, dairy and trying to be totally grain free. I had rice cakes today for the first time in months! Everytime I stop eating fish, I gain weight. However, I know veganism is the best way to be.
Also, I do not do well on soy or sugar. Dilemma! Any thoughts???
Hi- I don't know if this is relevant to you, but I have type O and when I first went vegan I became severely anemic. This seems to be mostly a problem with women, but it might be something to look into. I started taking occasional iron supplements and making sure I ate foods with lots of iron and things fixed themselves right away.
Beans are great for protein and iron! I eat beans daily and I feel incredible. You don't have to stick with the soybean, which is versatile but unnecessary. I'm soy-free and gluten-free. In warmer weather, I like to eat bean salads, and in colder weather, I eat lots of lentil and bean soups. Don't forget your greens, which are also iron-rich! Nuts are also good for this, but I feel better when I focus more on beans than nuts for protein, and I prefer the taste and texture of beans, anyway. (Not to mention the price...)
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