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Re: Combining Blood type and Zone

Posted By: Sonia
Date: Thursday, 21 January 1999, at 1:51 p.m.

In Response To: Combining Blood type and Zone (Eleanor (O))


This is the Zone: At every meal and snack you eat a source of protein, a source of low-glycemic carbohydrate and a source of monosaturated fat.

As long as those sources are all Ok or Beneficial for your blood type, you're doing the Zone and ER4YT.

Fruits and vegetables are the main sources of carbs on the Zone. Most people don't think of fruits and vegetables as carbohyrdates, but that's exactly what they are. You just have to eat a whole lot more broccoli to get the same amount of carbohydrate your would find in a slice of bread of a serving of rice. And that's a *good* thing!

So when choosing your carbs choose from the list of fruits and vegetables Ok and Beneficial for your blood type -- and eat a lot of them. It takes 10 cups of chopped spinach to get 9 grams of carb, but only half a slice of bread. It takes 2 cups of steamed broccoli to get 9 grams of carb, but only 3 tablespoons of cooked rice!

Being an O and Zoning is pretty easy because the biggest no-no's of the Zone are also the biggest no-nos of the O diet: wheat, corn, and potatoes.

You also want to make sure that at the end of the day, you've consumed an appropriate amount of protein *for you*, as determined by your lean body mass and exercise level.

"40-30-30" is only an approximation, not the goal of the Zone. Barry Sears' main concern is that you eat your protien and carbohydrate in a correct ratio. And you can add fat if you need extra calories. His belief is that most people require 1 to 1.5 grams of carb per gram of protein.

For more info you can sign up for Sears-Dadamo at or you can email me!



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