CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #11
Randy Hill
Member Randy Hill is offline
Randy Hill's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 648
Re: Paleo vs Zone?

I follow the Weston A Price Foundation(WFS)'s guidelines on eating because their work is very compelling and makes perfect sense to me. Also, I feel and perform best (by far..mentally and physically) when eating this way. I truly feel that we NEED to eat the way we have evolved as our ancestors have, and the difference it makes for me is huge.

Lots of fat (especially from animal sources), vegetables, but little grain and sugar and occasional fruit.
"Strong people are harder to kill, and more useful in general." - Mark Rippetoe
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #12
John Devine
Member John Devine is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Costa Mesa  CA
Posts: 251
Re: Paleo vs Zone?

Originally Posted by John Jaeckel View Post
4) Try to keep your macronutrients in a Zone-ish range (40/30/30)
Originally Posted by Joe Bernard View Post
Not everyone functions optimally with this macro range, when I tried it, it didn't work out so well. I started logging everything I ate into fitday around the middle of september and I have been at 50-60% fat, 25-35% protein, and 15% or less for carbs; this has been working well. So play around with the macro range to see what works best.

+1 to Joe's comment. I think it would be pretty hard to eat paleo and get 40% from carbs. My macro ratios are right around 20% Carb, 30% Protein, and 50% fat. And I lost more weight after switching from zone to paleo. Not to mention no more WAMing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 05:49 PM   #13
Emily Maisannes
Member Emily Maisannes is offline
Emily Maisannes's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alexandria  VA
Posts: 1,114
Re: Paleo vs Zone?

While I don't follow Zone proportions, a lot of what Barry Sears says is beneficial to know. I follow a modified zone where I cut the carbs in half, consume half my daily carbs PWO, and make up the calories for the missing carbs with fat.

That being said, you'll get the biggest bang for the buck by following paleo over zone if you HAD to make the choice. Obviously one is food quality and the other is food quantity, so they can be used concurrently.
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
My CF workout log
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paleo or Zone? Kyle Larson Nutrition 9 10-22-2009 01:35 AM
Help with Paleo/Zone Mark T Smith Nutrition 4 01-30-2009 02:43 PM
Why Paleo AND Zone? Matthew Stafford Nutrition 8 10-27-2008 11:55 AM
Zone or Paleo? John Kaupp Nutrition 2 03-22-2008 11:34 PM
Converting from Zone to Paleo/Zone, need help John P Leabo Nutrition 2 02-22-2008 11:30 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:34 AM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.