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Old 12-11-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
Anthony Sanelli
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Zone Diet Body Type Question

My question would it be wise to consider myself as a,

Large Male or an X-Large Male

I am 6'4" 260lbs, while i dont feel X-Large perhaps i am??

I am woding about 3 time a week.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:35 AM   #2
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Re: Zone Diet Body Type Question

I'd say you're probably an X-large male. I assume you're looking at the block chart in the article at http://journal.crossfit.com/2004/05/...sfit-journ.tpl (WFS) to try and figure out how many blocks you need. The difference between 19 (large) and 20 (x-large) blocks won't really matter, though. At least initially, just improving your eating habits will make a huge difference even if you're not at exactly the right number of blocks.

Alternatively, if you have a way to figure out your lean body mass in pounds, you can divide that by ten to find how many blocks you should eat. (That's a simplification of the formula that only works if you're active, but since you say you work out 3 times a week, it would work for you).
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: Zone Diet Body Type Question

For Zone, you eat for the body you want, not the body you are, but no more than one size down or up. So at 260 you are definitely a XL. If you want to lose weight, eat the "large" amount. Once you are around 225-235, you can either stay at large or then move down to medium if you want to lose more weight.
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