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Old 09-16-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
Jason Berger
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can someone post the Zone's caloric intake formula for me? I just bought A WEEK IN THE ZONE and they never tell you how much to eat, just how to proportion your food (in several different chapters). This is what I get for buying the cheapest Zone book they had.
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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I am not a Zone dieter but I believe that you should eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. The meals should never be more than 500 calories and the snacks never more than 100. That's only a total of 1700 calories tops. However, wait for some confirmation from an actual zone dieter.
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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If you check Barry Sears' website they have a bodyfat calculator that also calculates your total calories and needed blocks for the program.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:14 PM   #4
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Neal - that is exactly what the zone recommends. It gets more specific when you break up your meals into blocks. Each block is aproximately 100 calories. You shouldn't eat more than 5 blocks per meal.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:42 PM   #5
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http://www.drsears.com/drsearspages/bodyfatcalcu.jsp
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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each gram of protein = 4 calories
each gram of carb = 4 calories
each gram of fat = 9 calories

1 block is 7g for PRO, 9g for CHO, 1.5g for FAT

So, if you're on 16 blocks per day, to work out your total calories:

PRO = 16(blocks) x 7(grams) x 4(calories)= 448
CHO = 16 x 9 x 4 = 576
FAT = 16 x 1.5 x 9 = 216
FAT (hidden in protein blocks) = 16 x 1.5 x 9 = 216

Therefore total calories = 448 + 576 + 216 + 216 = 1456

Bear in mind though that by using the block method your calories will actually be a little higher due to the uncounted "hidden" macronutrient grams such as carbs in protein sources/protein in carb sources.

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