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Old 09-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
Lee Klein
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Getting Lost In The Zone

I have been playing with the zone a little of late and want to hit it hard for a while but seem to be getting lost in translation,
At the moment i have been going off the CF journal issue 21.
Where i seem to be getting lost is with the oz and grams side of things
for example if we are looking at a 4 block the sample is
4oz chicken brest
1 artichoke
1 cup of steamed veg
24 peanuts
1 sliced apple

It states that this meal contains 28grams of pro

where i'm getting lost is that 1oz = 28 grams not 4oz.
For a 16 block 112grams (7grams per 1block) doesn't sound alot and
448grams(1oz=28grams per 1 block) seems to much can anyone help me solve my problem
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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Re: Getting Lost In The Zone

Well remember that that 1 oz or 28 grams isn't 28 grams of protein, it's protein, water weight, fat, and more. So 7 grams is just a generalization on how much protein is in 1 oz of most meat. As for the protein, the requirements are considered adequate rather than too high or too low. So that is on par, just don't forget that carb or fat blocks may have some protein. In particular those peanuts have protein, and by the end of the day the actual amount you actually eat will be more than 112 grams if you stick to 16 blocks. In the interest of simplicity, the blocks take some of the couting out of there for this. Just keep searching for more info, there is more than enough information on the forum here to make your head boggle for days on end reading it all.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:34 AM   #3
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Re: Getting Lost In The Zone

blocks? Yeah, I don't get it either. Just eat around 30 grams of protein at each meal. Much easier when measuring out your food and reading labels. 4 ounces is about a palm size. A few grams over or under each meal will not hurt you. Besides, it all balances out at the end of the day anyway.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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Re: Getting Lost In The Zone

The whole oz thing is where i get lost. I'm in Australia and grams and kg is all i know, so oz is new to me. where i'm getting lost is converting oz to grams.
1oz = 28 grams
there is a big difference. i have scales at home at to make to easy for myself i've put them to oz, i just don't want to have to much protein. when i have tried oz that seems to be plenty but when i go to grams there is nothing there.
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