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Old 01-05-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
Anthony Sanelli
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Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

I am wondering if someone can give me a better idea of how to do this as i am currently set at 16 blocks daily.

I am wondering how the heck you eat some much food at each time. See below for what i am eating and what i mean.

Breakfast (4 Blocks)
PROTEIN:4 oz chicken breast
CARB: 1.6 cups oatmeal (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 12 Almonds

Snack (2 Blocks)
PROTEIN:2 Whole Hard Boiled Eggs
CARBS: 2.5 Cups Mashed Plain Cauliflower (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 3 Almonds

Lunch (4 Blocks)
PROTEIN:6 oz ground turkey
CARBS: 1.0 Cups Black Beans (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 12 Almonds

Snack (2 Blocks)
PROTEIN:2 Whole Hard Boiled Eggs
CARBS: 2.5 Cups Mashed Plain Cauliflower (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 3 Almonds

I guess my questions are:
1) Am i doing this correctly?
2) That amount of the oatmeal and cauliflower seems totally ridiculous??

Can anyone give me some thoughts on this.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

Looks correct to me, the volume on the oatmeal is not very much. The cauliflower is only so high in volume because its caloric density is low. 16 blocks is not very much food. Here is my daily intake for the next month.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:52 PM   #3
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Re: Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

Phil nothing posted

might i ask your specs ie height and weight?
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

Sorry, I meant to delete that last line as I am currently on a weight gain diet so it isn't exactly applicable, just thought about posting to give you a frame of reference for a lot of food. I am 6' 192lb 14% bf (as of 1/1/15) my goal is to get to 205 by month end and have at least 4/5 lbs of that be lean body mass. Starting in February I will cut back the calories a bit but I always stay at 3k +.

Morning:
40 oz whole milk
2 cups spinach
1 apple
1 cup raspberries
4 eggs

afternoon:
40 oz whole milk
6oz meat (ground beef or steak typically)
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

post workout:
20 oz whole milk
1 scoop protien powder

evening:
6 oz meat (ground beef or steak)
2 cups white rice
apple/orange/banana

before bed:
28 oz milk
1 scoop protein powder
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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Re: Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

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Morning:
40 oz whole milk
My hat is off to you.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:31 PM   #6
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Re: Zone Quantity Check (16 Block)

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I am wondering if someone can give me a better idea of how to do this as i am currently set at 16 blocks daily.

I am wondering how the heck you eat some much food at each time. See below for what i am eating and what i mean.

Breakfast (4 Blocks)
PROTEIN:4 oz chicken breast
CARB: 1.6 cups oatmeal (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 12 Almonds

Snack (2 Blocks)
PROTEIN:2 Whole Hard Boiled Eggs
CARBS: 2.5 Cups Mashed Plain Cauliflower (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 3 Almonds

Lunch (4 Blocks)
PROTEIN:6 oz ground turkey
CARBS: 1.0 Cups Black Beans (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 12 Almonds

Snack (2 Blocks)
PROTEIN:2 Whole Hard Boiled Eggs
CARBS: 2.5 Cups Mashed Plain Cauliflower (this a a ridiculous amount)
FAT: 3 Almonds

I guess my questions are:
1) Am i doing this correctly?
2) That amount of the oatmeal and cauliflower seems totally ridiculous??

Can anyone give me some thoughts on this.
What's up Anthony,

No, those are all correct amounts. But this is where the true beauty of the Zone comes into play. You need to start tweaking things. A few options:

1) Eat more fruit/grain to get your carbohydrate intake. Typically, I only use veggies for one block of my carb block. Fruit makes up most of the rest, or milk.

2) If you insist on not eating fruit for whatever reason, consider dropping some of the carbohydrate blocks and see how it feels.

3) Keep your breakfast the same and for lunch put the turkey on a sandwich. The two slices of bread makes up approx. 4 blocks of carbohydrate and since it's unfavorable it will most likely leave you a little bit hungry so you'll be more willing to sludge down your next required vegetable mush pie.

Also, ranch dressing goes perfect with everything and technically counts for fat. So...
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