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Old 05-27-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
Joey Powell
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Zone and fish oil

Hey guys,

Is there a format for Fish Oil consumption on The Zone Diet, as in, does the fish oil reduce the intake of dietary fat from other food sources to keep at the proper ratio? or, does the fish oil need to be looked at as separate?


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Old 05-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: Zone and fish oil

I don't remember exactly what the book says (though I don't recall seeing fish oil listed in terms of blocks anywhere) but a few dozen extra fat calories won't make enough of a difference to bother factoring them into your block count. Seeing how each gram of O-3s would only be 9 calories, and you're most likely taking in somewhere between 5-10g per day, you're only talking about 90 calories at most...not worth worrying about unless you're into that kind of OCD eating. And remember, the "proper" Zone ratios basically amount to hocus-pocus anyways--there's nothing magical about 40/30/30.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: Zone and fish oil

There are no block numbers assigned to fish oil. Robb Wolf has a good fish oil calculator for how much to take on his site.
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