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Old 01-31-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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According to the journal 1 cup = 4 blocks, but 4 blocks = 36g of carb, and 3/4 of my Quaker Oatmeal = 40.5, should i go by the nutritional label or the journal?

My guess is that it's best to check labels, yes?
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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I asked this question too when i first started zone. Except in my instance the nutrition facts on my oatmeal was less, so i would actually eat more than 1/3 oats for 1 block carb. However, i was advised to continue to go by the 1/3 = 1 block carb as layed out by the CF journal.

In your case, probably go to 3/4 cup for 4 blocks. That way you know your more accurate, besides, not all oatmeal is the same, so i would say go by the label on this one!
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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Thanks! So you would recommend (when possible) verify with the nutritional label yes?
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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The label will give a more accurate reading, yes.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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hmm..same goes for my protein powder, the journal states that 1 block of protein = 1 oz of protein powder (which is 1 scoop), 1 scoop of my protein is 22g, that's closer to 3 blocks... am i right?
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Yeah. 3 blocks of protein is 21g all up (3x7), so that extra gram isn't going to mean anything. Don't be too fussed if you're out by a few grams, it's not going to make that much of a difference in the end.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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Frank,

Are you subtracting the grams of fiber from the total Carbs?

Going by the label info, 3/4 cup of dry oats = 40.5g carbs, but subtracting the 6g of fiber leaves 34.5g, or 3.8 blocks.
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Aha! I didn't subtract... so the actual carb count is the "total carb - fiber"?

I keep learning! heh
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:14 PM   #9
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Yep! You gotta minus that fiber..
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