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John Seiler 10-27-2012 11:37 AM

Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
My searches have not produced any results in looking for something similar to [WFS] for the Zone. For those not familiar with Paleo Plan, it's a complete plan for doing Paleo; including meal plan, shopping list, and recipes. Anyone know such a product for Zone?

John Seiler 11-13-2012 07:18 PM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
Thread bump.

Joey Shishineh 11-14-2012 10:07 AM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
CrossFit Journal Issue 21: Zone Meal plans. (WFS). As for the recipes, I would search the CF Journal and just pick off what you like. Or search Google for a Zone blog, I am sure there are hundreds out there.

Clint Harris 11-14-2012 11:47 AM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
Googled "zone meal plan" and got a ton of results. Including Joey's link. Perhaps here's a start (and/or the book) (wfs)

Perhaps I don't understand the question, but to me, using the zone with a paleo sources wouldn't be all that difficult .... once you got past figuring out how to block out meals. I would think using a straight up zone shopping list and meal plan then cross out/modify it's sources.
What's for my X block lunch ?

Zone Meal Plan
- X block chicken
- X block quinoa (or bread etc)
- X block peanuts

But that won't fly with paleo zone. So you'd have to change sources. Change the carb and update your shopping list.

- X block chicken
- X block spinach (carrots, squash, what-have-you)
- X Block avocado/almond/olive etc

To me, the shopping lists and meal plans are a good place to start (for a short-term, like a week or two until following someone else's list gets frustrating and too time consuming). It doesn't become easy until you own it. Take the initiative and create your own.

John Seiler 11-14-2012 12:06 PM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
Thanks guys. We provide a link to the CrossFit Journal article in our New Client Handout. And yes, Clint, you are correct, it's not THAT hard. But one of the challenges with getting a client to fix their diet is changing the momentum. The best way to do that is to keep removing obstacles. That's the great thing about PaleoPlan; it's essentially, "go buy this. cook it like this. get results." Maybe I should do it myself. Oh good; another project... ;)

Clint Harris 11-14-2012 02:19 PM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
Have you seen the whole30stuff ? Like the paleo plan they have a pretty simple formula of eat like this and here's a shopping list. (wfs)
That is/was a blue print for a eating challenge we did.

Still not zone though.
Even though it's not that hard in the end, (but i don't do it, but I track portion with paleo), zone is a bit overwhelming and frustrating in the beginning - trying to piece the blocks together and how to create meals. My aha moment was to get the protein first, then add the other blocks.

Andre J Gordon-Ruddell 11-15-2012 12:00 AM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
Been looking at Zone, as I am a fan of Paleo. I just look at counting blocks and think back to my weight watchers days. Too difficult to work out. But alas I think that it may be worth a try one day. Maybe give it a week.

Tim Murphy 11-17-2012 08:44 PM

Re: Complete 'plug and play' for Zone
I stumbled across this blog awhile back. Its WFS and the guy gives different recipes or paleo meals in Zone block quantities.

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