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Blood type diet? Yay or nay?

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  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,540 Member Member Posts: 8,540 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/

    So a Gemini would get to heat two helpings of everything?

    ETA: Geminis could eat Libras' meals, because scales are inanimate objects and thus don't eat anything.
    edited June 2019
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member
    Maybe Libras can eat only food they weigh.

    I think I'm making out good as a Sagittarius, however.
    edited June 2019
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,449 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/

    I'm a virgo, so if I talked about my diet the thread would get moved to chitchat

    LOL
  • mph323mph323 Member Posts: 3,481 Member Member Posts: 3,481 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    So my blood type wants me to skip coffee and alcohol, then my astrological sign wants me to eat scorpions, or what scorpions eat (neither of which sound that great to a vegetarian).

    I knew there was a reason I went with moderation, mainstream nutrition, and calorie counting rather than fad diets: Saves me from many horrors. ;)

    Don't forget about your somatotype.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 17,983 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,983 Member
    mph323 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    So my blood type wants me to skip coffee and alcohol, then my astrological sign wants me to eat scorpions, or what scorpions eat (neither of which sound that great to a vegetarian).

    I knew there was a reason I went with moderation, mainstream nutrition, and calorie counting rather than fad diets: Saves me from many horrors. ;)

    Don't forget about your somatotype.

    Do I eat for the somatotype I was for 3 decades of my adult life, or the one I am now?!? So confusing . . . .

    ;););)
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,198 Member Member Posts: 1,198 Member
    Somatype is really weird because it is a wag the dog kind of thing at best. To the extent there are somatypes, they're a consequence of personality / behavior, rather than a cause of them.
  • mph323mph323 Member Posts: 3,481 Member Member Posts: 3,481 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    mph323 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    So my blood type wants me to skip coffee and alcohol, then my astrological sign wants me to eat scorpions, or what scorpions eat (neither of which sound that great to a vegetarian).

    I knew there was a reason I went with moderation, mainstream nutrition, and calorie counting rather than fad diets: Saves me from many horrors. ;)

    Don't forget about your somatotype.

    Do I eat for the somatotype I was for 3 decades of my adult life, or the one I am now?!? So confusing . . . .

    ;););)

    I find it works best for me to eat for the somatotype wish I were :D
  • ceiswynceiswyn Member Posts: 2,234 Member Member Posts: 2,234 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/

    I am a Scorpio. NONE OF THESE OPTIONS ARE GOOD.
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Member Posts: 1,115 Member Member Posts: 1,115 Member
    I wonder how our ancestors survived without such "scientific" knowledge!
  • ljmorgiljmorgi Member Posts: 258 Member Member Posts: 258 Member
    I wonder how our ancestors survived without such "scientific" knowledge!

    That's what I think every time I hear/see one of those "eat X miracle food to lose belly fat!" BS claims. What about people who lived elsewhere in the world before we shipped things everywhere?
  • JetJaguarJetJaguar Member Posts: 794 Member Member Posts: 794 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/

    I'm a virgo, so if I talked about my diet the thread would get moved to chitchat

    LOL

    I'm a Scorpio, so I suppose I should only eat insects that I've poisoned to death and crushed with my hands.
  • ceiswynceiswyn Member Posts: 2,234 Member Member Posts: 2,234 Member
    JetJaguar wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    In a prior one of these threads we discussed an astrological sign diet, with the confusion being whether you should eat what your astrological sign would (IMO, obvious the right choice) or eat your astrological sign (horrors!).

    I am Sagittarius, so I should eat, apparently (if the Greeks are to be trusted), bread, meat, and wine, and I'm super omnivore, although with a likely preference for oats.

    https://www.tor.com/2017/04/03/so-how-does-a-centaur-eat-anyway/

    I'm a virgo, so if I talked about my diet the thread would get moved to chitchat

    LOL

    I'm a Scorpio, so I suppose I should only eat insects that I've poisoned to death and crushed with my hands.

    Though if I recall my AEsop correctly we may also be occasionally allowed to eat frogs while drowning.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,196 Member Member Posts: 10,196 Member
    It's the definition of woo. Looking at the recommendations, it basically told me that I can't tolerate dairy, but I have zero lactose intolerance and do very well on dairy. It told me grains and beans are bad for me, but I digest them well, and I'm one of the few people who don't need "Beano". Some of the foods it recommended for me were actually foods I can't tolerate well. Most of the foods recommended are foods I don't like, so yeah, I would for sure lose weight on it because I'll have an extremely limited diet.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,196 Member Member Posts: 10,196 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I am finding the plight of Scorpios one of the funniest aspects of this thread.

    Really? Scorpios have it easy. I'm an Aquarius, I'm allowed nothing but water.
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