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Old 09-02-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
Zach Nikka
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hey guys....sorry for another zone diet question...but ive decided to start doing a zone/paleo diet...i was already doing paleo and ive gotten good results out of it but im ready to push it farther. my goal is to reduce body fat while preserving muscle

im sitting at 165-168 bodyweight, and i made calculations for a 1850 cal diet, and this has me eating 185gC,60gF, and 140gP for the 40/30/30. my only concern is the levels of protein seem very low compared to what ive been doing (taking in approximately 250gP daily). and im afraid of losing muscle mass. do i need to be worried about this number?
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
Beth Moscov
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Zach - when you want to do the zone diet - you figure out how many grams of protien you require and then adjust the rest. You need to figure out lean body mass first and then multiply it by .7 or .8 (maybe more or less depending on your activity level - most crossfitters are .7 or .8). That will give you the grams of protien you need to prevent muscle loss. You adjust carbs and fat from there.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:52 PM   #3
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I eat 133g of protein a day. I'm 6'4", 175#, and around 9% body fat. I haven't lost anything but fat over the last year. Such are the wonders of the Zone.
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