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Old 10-08-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
Ben Moskowitz
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Drop a block 4 me?

This originally was a large "p.s." in the other thread, but I decided that didn't make sense.

I've been searching around for "drop a block." I've only been zoning for ~1.5-2 months, but I'm wondering if the CFJ recommendation of "small male - 16 blocks" makes the most sense for me. I've lost ~5 pounds to about 135, but I think I've upped lean mass. I'm 5'5" (5'5.5"? hopeful), 19, WODing + fencing, and staying pretty faithful to 16 blocks. The body fat % calculator on the Sears website puts me at about 13%, and 15 blocks for "very active," 17 for "elite."
I'm at college, so I can't measure everything, but I have a pretty good grasp of sizing up foods I know, esp. because I weighed stuff for 3 weeks at home. The only grey area is the salad (see attached image):
I have a large bowl mostly filled with romaine and/or spinach. I add some of the following: green/red pepper slices, cucumber, celery, carrots, tomato, whatever. I would I go like ~1/4 cup on low glycemic load stuff, maybe a little less on the higher ones (carrots, tomatoes, the rare chickpea or bean). I call this two carb blocks.
I try to eat favorable stuff most of the time. When I don't eat any grains for a whole day, that's cool. However, I do really love dairy. Although I have kind of dropped milk as an "every meal beverage" for satiety and ease of measurement. I mostly drink water, tea, and coffee (decaf usually) now.

Anyway, in the old threads there are 190 lb. guys, 3" taller than me on 16 blocks. I am like "huh?"

I could post pics of before and after I guess.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

bump

maybe this is a dumb question. Although I'm curious as to what you think about the salad.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

Compared to my salads, thats small! I'll throw up a picture of the dog bowl tonight, making a salmon salad!
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

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Compared to my salads, thats small! I'll throw up a picture of the dog bowl tonight, making a salmon salad!
Need to see the dog bowl.

BTW, you are packing in the carbs today!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:41 PM   #5
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

Ya, I had a moment of weakness and ate that chocolate. LOL. I've met my muscle goal, you'll notice a substantial drop starting tomorrow.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

Here is the dog bowl!

That salad is:

5 oz sockeye salmon covered in oregano, pepper, and a butter balsamic vinegar sauce on top of a sprinkling of broccoli sprouts, fresh chopped mint and cilantro. Underneath that is an apple and carrot chopped on 2 cups of spinach.

Yum!

Notice the piece of paper in the background - lol thats how I do my menu's for the day! I write them up the night before.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:00 PM   #7
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

so, your dog bowl = 5 blocks? Looks awesome by the way.

I guess my estimation is about right or maybe too high...
But yeah, I include lean meat and nuts/olives/dressing with this, plus an apple or orange to make a 4 block meal.

What do you think about 15 vs. 16?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:31 PM   #8
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Re: Drop a block 4 me?

Looks yummy George but that would constitute over a half day food for me!!
Discipline is the word my friends!
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Looks yummy George but that would constitute over a half day food for me!!
Discipline is the word my friends!
Agree with S, does look yummy and big bowl for salads works great, for deserts, not so great.
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