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Re: Old Phobias about Protien

Posted By: Sonia (O)
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 1999, at 3:51 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Old Phobias about Protien (becky(type A))

This is based on *intuition* and observation only. I have no data or references whatsoever to back this up...

I have this feeling that Dr. Sears' "protein prescription" is appropriate for As, but Os need more. Instead of .5 grams per pound of lean body mass for a sedentary person, I'm thinking .8. Instead of .8 for very active people, maybe 1.0. Again, I have nothing solid to base this on, it's just an idea I'm experimenting with. I don't have a clear opinion on Bs and ABs. This is based on observing my friends and myself.

Anyway, it is my opinion that at the very least, As, Os and whoever should follow Sears' protein suggestions, which are actually based on others' research, not his own. His only modification, after the publication of the Zone, is to insist that 77 grams be the minimum *anyone* eats. In the original book he went with the RDA's standard of 56 being the minimum.

Dr. Sears' protein prescriptions are based on the RDAs understanding of protein requirements for sedentary and active people. Strangely enough, the ADA attacks Dr Sears for recommending "high protein." This is a clear indication that the ADA can't read! just kidding. The ADA and Sears aren't using the same definitions. The actual protein *amounts* are the same, however, because the Zone uses lower carbs, the percentages are higher, which for some reason that has always annoyed me, is referred to as "high protein."

I can't figure out what D'Adamo means when he says "high protein." Does he means actual large *amounts* of protein, like Atkins, or high *percentage* of protein, like the Zone?

anyway... one day I'll learn to put the numbers down and eat what makes sense to my body.


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