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Old 02-22-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
Tim McFarland
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I'm beginning to get my eating habits arranged according to Zone recommendations. The only real stumbling block is my wife, who feels like I spend to much energy and attention on nutrition - I'm a little "obsessed" - and wants to have a "regular" dinner. My other meals are totally under my control, since I'm at work the rest of the day and I pack my own lunch. Dinner is a family affair, though. I cook probably 1/3 of the dinners and she does the rest. My question is, is that close enought to being Zone-compliant to make a difference (basically 1 cheat meal a day most days)?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Tim-

It is likely fine. If you are weighing and measuring 3/4 of your meals that last 1/4 should be fairly easy to eye-ball.

In the book Lights Out there is a line somehting like: " Get as much sleep as you can without getting fired or divorced..."

I guess the same holds here...close-enough will do it!
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:00 AM   #3
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Tim, I read your post to my wife and we both had a laugh, because I could have written it myself.

There's no answer as such, it's all a question of degree. You and I might never match the hard core here on CrossFit, but for all intents and purposes, we will still be amongst the fittest and healthiest people in the country.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:52 AM   #4
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I like the way that Barry Sears sums it up, if you do the Zone 75%, then it will work 75% as well as it would if you committed to the full 100%. This means that all is not lost if you can't eek out that last bit, you're still eating better than 95% of the population!
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