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Brian Lanier 03-12-2006 08:14 PM

After following Crossfit for a couple of years, I have finally bought off on the Zone, with notable success. However, as a US Marine, I am sure that I find myself in the same boat as many other Crossfitters whose operational requirements will prevent them from having access to fresh fruits and vegetables from time to time.

It's clear from searching the archives that there isn't a perfect zone meal/snack replacement, and that natural foods are the best source of nutrition. However, I was wondering if anyone had determined the best case scenerio for times when only packaged food is available. There are several products that claim to be low in "impact carbs," which presumably means that they include carbs with low GIs. Among these are Atkins products, and others. Are these claims of low GI legitimate, and if so, would that make them a better snack/meal sub that something like the ZonePerfect bars? Beyond that, does anyone have any ideas for more suitable choices?

Joseph Blaire 03-12-2006 09:01 PM

others can help you on this way more then I can. If I can give you any advice, stay away from the Zone bars there made with High-Fructose corn syrup (bad Stuff).

I'll bet someone on the baord can give yo ua recipe to make your own bars. Best of luck.

Joseph Blaire 03-12-2006 09:10 PM

Here's a thread on the Zone Perfect bars :[url=][/url]

Not as bad for you as a Snickers bar , but not as satisfying.

Kurt Ronald Mueller 03-12-2006 09:53 PM

Meal 1 - Breakfast
Breakfast Protein Shake
3P 1 scoop protein powder
2C, 2P 1 cup lowfat milk
3C 0.6 cup oats
5F 0.25 cup coconut milk

source grams cals %total
Total: 531
Fat: 20 178 35%
Sat: 15 131 26%
Poly: 1 12 2%
Mono: 2 15 3%
Carbs: 51 174 34%
Fiber: 7 0 0%
Protein: 40 158 31%

My own-the-go 5-Block Zone meal... scale it down according to meal size. I hope this helps.

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