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Old 09-09-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
Randy Shrauner
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Morning all...

The "Zone" has me eating 28 blocks a day broken down as follows:
5 for Breakfast
5 for a Snack
5 for Lunch
5 for a Snack
5 for Dinner
and 3 for an evening Snack.

I find it very difficult to get 5 blocks in on the snacks between meals (I am on the road, at work etc.) Will it completely screw things up if I would go to 7 block meals and 2 block snacks...say a bar or something else that is very portable?

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Old 09-09-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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Wow, that's a huge block requirement. Are you sure you calculated properly.

I'm 210lbs, 6'1" and have a 17 block requirement. Granted I'm over 20% body fat, but yours seems pretty high. Then again, maybe you're a giant compared to me.

Anyway, it's best to keep the meal blocks as balances as possible. Eating too much in one sitting isn't good and eating too little will not carry you through to the next meal.

If you are able to eat one bar, why not two. That would give you 4 blocks at your snack and keep your meal size ratios much closer.

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Old 09-09-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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Oh, one other idea.

I know you're on the road, but if you have a cooler you can take with you pack some skim milk and almonds. They are quick and easy snacks that give the proper ratio of fat, carbs and protein.

If you don't have a cooler, any corner store will usually have skim milk and almonds.

Just another thought.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:44 AM   #4
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28 blocks, your kidding right? You better re-check that. The Zone issue of the Crossfit journal calls for 25 blocks for an "Athletic - Well Muscled Male."
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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Nope...the math is correct.

6'4" and 270# with a 18% BF gives me a lean mass of 221.4#. CrossFit and some extras will get you into the "Very Active" category and thus .9 grams of protein/# of LBM which equals a daily requirement of 199.26 grams. Divide that by seven and you end up with 28.46 blocks a day.

I have been doing this for three months or so and have very pleased with the result. I have only lost 10#'s on the scale...but 5.5 inches off my waist.

The only hitch in the program is getting those five blocks in as snacks (well that and having them be "clean" blocks).

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rds
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(being a "big" guy has its advantages as far as the quantity of food allowed...but check back with me on pull-up and dip day and ask me what I think then!)
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