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Old 08-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
Eric S. Jensen
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I started tracking my diet using fitday. My totals yesterday were

Saturday was a two a day 1.5hrs Olympic lifting. 1 hr of Crossfit, that is why I have added Calories on this day.
Calories 3,041
Fat 184g/1.5 = 123 blocks?
Carbs 126g/9 = 14 blocks
Pro 226g/7 = 32 blocks?

Sunday- Rest day but Food totals represent a day I would Crossfit
Calories 2,551
Fat 156g/1.5 = 104 blocks
Carbs 123g/9 = 14 blocks
Pro 175g/7 = 25 blocks?

Are my block calculations correct?
My stats
lean mass- 165ish

My goals are to lean out a little continue to add more strength and lean mass.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:42 AM   #2
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Re: Fitday

Originally Posted by Eric S. Jensen View Post
1 hr of Crossfit
What do you mean? It took you an hour to do a specific WOD? Or, you did a few WOD's in an hour? Or, you just did HIIT?
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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Re: Fitday

I have been using Fitday. Your carbs and protiens are right, but the fats should be at 3g instead of 1.5. The 1.5 number is a per block number, assuming that your lean protiens have fat as well, and with a calorie counter program like Fitday fat is calculated in each item.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: Fitday

There really isn't any use in calculating blocks from your fitday chart. Zone blocks are a simplfied way to get you close to your ideal (by Dr. Sears definition) calorie and nutrient breakdown without counting (fitday). When you calculate backwards like you did you don't take into account the "hidden" portions of the zone diet. i.e. protein blocks have fat and carbs in them, carb blocks have protein in them, fat blocks have carbs and protein in them. So by counting backwards you are over-estimating your block count.
If you already bothered to enter everything in fitday you can look exactly at your breakdown and see whether it is close to 40-30-30% (if that is your goal) and your total energy content (roughly 15xBW for maintenance. lower if you want to lose some fat, higher if you want to gain).
Stats: M/32/190/6'1" "I'm pretty sure flying rats on a diet of old cigarettes aren't paleo (or zone)." - Christian Mason
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
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Re: Fitday

Why would you do one hour of crossfit after a 1.5 hr oly session? After a 1.5 hour oly session one would think you'd be pretty beat. Are you in training for something in particular?

If your primary goal is to lean out, and at your current intake you are simply maintaining 195 then you have to eat less kcal. How long have you been eating approx 2500- 3000 calories per day, and has your weight changed over this time.

how do you feel in general on this intake level. Do you feel high energy, low energy etc.? Is your performance good?
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