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Old 03-20-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
Matt Droppo
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Zone Question.

so, my question is, a zone block for protien = like 1oz chicken breast, and for carbs its 3 cups of broccoli, do you guys weigh the broccoli or just ball park it? who that is on the zone diet uses a scale religiously?
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: Zone Question.

The more precise you are on weighing and measuring, the better your results will be. I use one of those little $6 scales from Target and a set of measuring cups for just about every meal I eat. For stuff like broccoli you can ballpark it since you could be off by a cup either way and it wouldn't make much difference, but you don't want to go +/- one ounce on meat or on high-glycemic carbs because that will have a noticeable impact on the protein/carb balance, which can give you an insulin response you don't want.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Re: Zone Question.

i am 6' 180, about 9% BF, im trying to get to about 200, doing starting strength, although i am not drinking a gallon of milk a day. so if the calcualtor was estimating 16 blocks, what would be better to gain some pounds, couple more blocks of protien and fat?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #4
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Re: Zone Question.

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i am 6' 180, about 9% BF, im trying to get to about 200, doing starting strength, although i am not drinking a gallon of milk a day. so if the calcualtor was estimating 16 blocks, what would be better to gain some pounds, couple more blocks of protien and fat?
Research Research Research! Use the search function man. Did you read the book? You need to eat alot more food in order for SS to work properly (and to gain 20lbs). I would say ditch the zone and just eat alot of Paleo food, maybe GOMAD if you can stomach it. Or, if you love the zone, eat 16 blocks and do GOMAD on top of it, your call. But don't do a strict zone on 16 blocks and do SS, you will set yourself up for failure.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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Re: Zone Question.

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More of what he said. You can do the zone ratios of macro nutrients, but just alot. f you are doing SS, should never be hungry.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:56 AM   #6
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Re: Zone Question.

Also setting yourself up for overtraining...
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