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Old 10-06-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
James Duggins
 
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Are there any free foods that one could eat that wouldn't have any impact on your daily blocks? I bought a ton of these SugarFree Jello Snacks from Costco a while back and was trying to figure out how they would incorporate into the Zone. 10 calories and sugar free.

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Old 10-06-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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What's the 10 calories from? Check the Carb/Pro/Fat content. 9 grams of carbs and 7 grams of protein make one block. If you want to be accurate, drop a block from say...dinner, and have the jello as a dessert, to get you full block allotment.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:33 PM   #3
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I believe it's from the protein. But it's so low, I wouldn't think it worth counting.

That's what I'm wondering. Would this or say, a Diet Coke, with zero calories be something that I could consume and not have to count. I'm trying to see if there are quick snacks/drinks that can be eaten without worry of blowing myself out the Zone.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:54 PM   #4
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The sugar free stuff has aspartame, which I believe can cause an insulin response. So, even if you're not eating carbs, the diet coke could be pushing you out of "the Zone".
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:54 PM   #5
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what is more important than "sugar free" is the glycemic index. Do those ten calories hit your system like a rocket or slow like a turtle. Part of the carb/protien/fat thing is to regulate the rate at which your body recieves it's energy from food. Both protien and carbs will effect insulin response. fat doesn't but it helps to slow the entry of both.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:34 AM   #6
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Beth, that's one of the best, shortest, descriptions of the Zone diet I've ever seen!
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:07 AM   #7
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Thanks All! I'll just stick with my regular blocks of food. So far, It's been going really well, no hunger pains. I just need to get over the mental grazing habits I have!
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:17 AM   #8
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James, not a bad call. Wait until your at your desired BF levels then an occasional snack won't kill ya!
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:57 PM   #9
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I believe water is allowed freely . . .
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