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Old 11-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

Been Paleo almost a year and love it. Wanna be Paleo/zone, but a bit confused. I have a list of "blocks" for Paleo foods. But how do I calculate how many blocks I need for the Paleo aspect? Obviously I would need less carb blocks and more fat blocks right??

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

Have you read the CF Journal #21 (zone meal plans)? That does a pretty good job of explaining the program. If you still have questions after that please dont hesitate to ask.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

Yes it was very helpful but i don't know how to properly reduce the amount of carb blocks and increase fat blocks. Im pretty sure I would fall under the 25 block per day categorie for males.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Re: Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

"Well muscled male?" The most accurate way is to calculate your body fat... lets say (10%) at a weight of 190. This gives you a Lean Body Mass of 171. Multiply this number by you "activity level" which is generally .7 or .8 for an athlete (171 x .7 = 119.7) next take that number and divide it by the grams of PRO in 1 block of PRO (7g)... This gives you (119.7/7 = 17.1 call it 17 blocks per day). Id start with that calculation if you really want to be spot on and then go from there. Having that said, keep in mind that the blocks should really be thought of as 3 separate dials that can be tweaked once you know how they effect you for optimal performance. As far as FAT substitution: Pat Sherwood uses a half CHO increased FAT method in which he adds 3 blocks of FAT for every 1 block of CHO he removes. An example would be something like (4 blocks PRO, 2 blocks CHO, 10 blocks FAT = 4 block meal). Hope that helps!
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

A ton! Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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Re: Paleo/Zone HELP!!!

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf...ue21_May04.pdf
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:29 PM   #7
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Whew, entirely too much thought for me. If you guys can do this for every meal I congratulate you. I would still have steam coming out of me ears from all that!
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