When you trying to lose weight, it may not always work in your favor. Part of this is because of your diet. Whether you follow the blood type diet or another one that is Dr. recommended, you have to be careful of trigger foods. Trigger foods are those that are going to work against you no matter how hard you try otherwise.

For some people, trigger foods are gluten-based, while others are dairy-based or are specific vegetables, like potatoes or corn.

You may already know what these foods are, which means that you need to do your best to stay away from them. Do some research to find out what some healthy alternatives are.

Below are some common sugar foods, who are affected by them, and what your alternatives can be.

Gluten

Gluten is a trigger for a lot of people, and for those following the Blood Type Diet, the people with O. The problem with gluten is that it’s found in a lot of different foods – pizza, bread, cake, pasta, and so much more. You have to be careful with where it’s coming from so you can be sure to omit it.

The good thing is that it’s gotten easier to go gluten-free in the past few years because so many people have identified it as an allergen or problem. There are plenty of bake mixes and products that are designed as gluten free. Even restaurants and bakeries are identifying foods that are gluten-free.

Dairy

Dairy is another trigger that many people deal with. This includes those with Blood type O and B. If you want to omit dairy, this means virtually every type of cheese as well as milk and yogurt. It’s found in more foods than you even realize. The good news is that you can find plenty of substitutions – coconut milk, almond milk, and an array of soy-based cheeses.

Red Meat

People with a blood type A as well as those who have high cholesterol may be bothered by red meat. This means you will want to eliminate beef, lamb, and other game from your diet. There are plenty of other proteins out there, however. Instead of relying solely on chicken, try turkey, duck, and various types of seafood.

Take the time to really look at what you’re eating. Anything you buy already made, start reading through the ingredient labels. You will be able to omit trigger foods the moment you identify them and make the effort.