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Old 11-20-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
Gary Wimsett
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Check My Math

So I'm giving my nutrition over to the Zone for a while to see how it goes. Based on the things I had handy, this was my 5 block breakfast. Please let me know if I'm understanding this correctly or if I've made a miscalculation.

5 Blocks Protein = 1 1/4 tsp sunflower seeds
5 blocks fat = 1 2/3 tsp olive oil
5 blocks carb = 2 cups no-sugar added applesauce

Is this right?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: Check My Math

(wfs) http://board.crossfit.com/attachment...4&d=1195313568

Zone Block calculator in excel format.

If it isn't on there I just go to the (wfs) USDA website.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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I don't think there are 35 grams of protein in 1.25 tsp of sunflower seeds. . . that would be the cheapest source of protein ever. . . aside from road kill that is. . . .Calorie Count .com (wfs) http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/12037.html says you get 25g per 1 cup hulled. However, 0.25 tsp does yield one fat block. Just curious, are you going to mix the oil, apple sauce and seeds together? Sounds like an interesting meal.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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Re: Check My Math

No mixing. The olive oil goes down the hatch on a spoon. Thanks for the catch on the seeds - I'm working off of CFJ 21 and you correctly noted that the ss are in the fat column. Admittedly, my "meals" will probably look a little thrown together until I get the hang of things. Thanks to both you and George for the online resources. I'm off to concoct a lunch from the CFJ charts. Just got back from the grocery store with a lot more ingredients. I'm thinking of some turkey breast slices, strawberries and macadamia nuts (fat block for dummies). If someone would be interested in opening a gourmet Zone restaurant in my town, I'd be all over it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:29 AM   #5
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Wow - that's a lot of strawberries.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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Re: Check My Math

looking at the calorie count data, there's abouit 64g fat in 1 cup of hulled sunflower seeds.
There's 16 tablespoons per cup, so 1 tablespoon = 4g fat. So, 1/4 tbsp = 1 block fat. (maybe 1/3 tbsp?)
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