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Old 04-14-2007, 04:44 AM   #1
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So how exactly should I decide if I am a small or medium type female for the block requirement?
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:35 AM   #2
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I am correct that an example of a 2 block meal is:

2 oz. chicken breast
approx. 6 almonds
2 cups cooked greenbeans

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If so, this seems like so LITTLE protein...
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:07 AM   #3
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Leah, minimum of 3 block meals with 1-2 block snacks. How much do you weigh and whats your height, estimated bodyfat?
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:30 AM   #4
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141 lbs
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just from using this http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ (which only asks for weight and height) I am accordingly 25.8% body fat.

So from CFJ 21 I should scratch out the first row which is 10 daily total blocks?
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #5
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I believe that is body mass index which is diff from body fat. correct me please if i am wrong!
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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Calculate your protein requirements based on how many pounds of lean body mass you have.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:52 PM   #7
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No you're quite right, you can't calculate your bodyfat from your BMI. It is only height over weight.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:19 AM   #8
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so what should I do to figure this out?
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:56 AM   #9
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Easiest and most low tech is to get someone to take your measurements with bodyfat callipers.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:53 AM   #10
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Leah, let's make this easy: Start with 14 blocks: 3 - 4 block meals and 2 - 1 block snacks. You will do very well. Don't worry about bodyfat measurements, most are guesstimates anyways. You probably have a pretty good idea where you want to be. If you haven't lost 3 pounds in three week, sticking on 14 blocks, scale down to 13 blocks. For the first month, no cheat meals. After the first month, go to a max of 3 cheat meals a week (this = 90% compliance). For the first month you need to weigh and measure, you'll be surprised. Your first 2 jobs are making sure you have all the tools (cookware, tupperware, scales, etc) and clean out all the junk. If you live with other humans, throw all of their junk food in a cabinet that you will not open. Never drink calorie containing beverages...until you hit cheat meal time. Keep a food journal. Have one or two cooking and shopping days a week. You need lean protein sources packaged in 4 block units in the fridge. Do as much pre bagging and mixing as possible (I even have protein powder, flax powder and greens + in a bottle in my car. for emergencies, just add water). I even have bailout junk food choices (McDonalds, grilled Asian salad, with iced tea and splenda is an example). This is going to be hard at first, it then gets pretty easy.
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