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Old 05-15-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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Post Your Average Day in the Zone

Hey all,

I have flipped through some of the zone diet books, and really want to get going on it, or at least some variation thereof. But I think I may learn best by seeing what you all are doing on an average day. Furthermore, some of the zone books make it overly complicated in my opinion. If you compare the articles in the CFJ and posts on the message board to Barry Sears books, CrossFit has presented the zone in a much more accessible way in my opinion. Also, the zone diet books have recipes in them that are just WAY to much for me being a young 20 something with little time and money. I would imagine some of you are also busy, and cater your zone accordingly, and have found an approach that works for you.

So if some of you don't mind, would you post your "day in the zone" or at least some of the foods you use more frequently so that I could just get some ideas from those who are tried and true.

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #2
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

hmmm I don't really do the zone anymore, i guess more like zone with fat replacing some carbs, but here is what I will be eating for today

1c 0%greek yogurt, 1c (or more) berries, 1/4c each shredded coconut and sliced almonds

big salad (lettuce, tomatoe, cucumber, carrots) with 1 can tuna, 1/4c sunflower seeds

ground beef (4-6oz), brocolli and whatever other veggies I find in the freezer, half a grapefruit, nut butter/nuts

dark chocolate maybe (85% or higher)

I usually have another snack in the day, peice of meat or 2 whole eggs with cut up veggies or something, but I was badly prepared this morning (just back from vacation, and you don't want to know about a typical day of eating there lol)
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:49 AM   #3
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

I don't think you need to bump something that is already on the first page
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

Alex - just K.I.S.S. Being a single 20-something, head over to the Giant or Harris Teeter and pick up the Tyson's single serving boneless skinless chickent breast, several bags of frozen veggies, apples, oranges, berries, cans of tuna and salmon, enough eggs to feed a family of five, some reduced fat cheese and some almonds. Oh, and some lettuce, balsamic, and evoo. I also like to buy nitrate-free deli meat that I kinda shred up and use in my salads or in roll-ups/wraps with low-carb tortillas.

The key is to go hardcore for two weeks, weighing and measuring everything. Keep it all super duper simple. Once you've got the portions down, then start getting fancy. Also, tupperware is a single person's BFF.

2 eggs (microwaved), 1 slice of cheese, coffee, pear & 1 cup of strawberries

3 cups of romaine, 3 oz of ham, 1/2 cup of strawberries sliced, 1 apple, 1 tblspn of all-natural Smith & Wollensky dressing 8g fat

stringcheese & 1.5 cups of sugar snap peas (on a decadent day I have and ounce of ham and then 1/2 a slice of whole grain bread with a smidge of natural PB)

3 blocks of chicken, and 3 blocks of whatever veggies I have cooked in a evoo

The last snack is always dessert oriented: 4 oz wine and stringcheese = Heaven. Or, instead of wine, organic chocolate (1/2 an ounce)

I do 11 blocks

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:58 AM   #6
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

This is if my house is stocked. I'm currently taking zone proportions, deleting a carb block and adding 3 extra fat blocks.

Breakfast
300ml whole milk
2.5 blocks of whey
Tangerine
Few grapes
3 caps fish oil

Lunch
Salmon fillet
A pile of broccoli
Apple

Snack
2 blocks of deli chicken
Few grapes
1.5 tablespoons of Hazelnut or Walnut oil
3 caps fish oil

Dinner
Steak or roast chicken (5 blocks worth)
Half a plate of veg
1 Orange
Tablespoon of nut oil

Thats pretty typical. I'm sticking to 15 blocks of protein a day and cutting off eating at 6:30pm.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:20 AM   #7
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...l?Owner=Dauthi (WFS)

My dinner is going to be a cheat meal because it's my mother's birthday and I'm making her a linguine pasta dinner with Bertucci's-style rolls and carrot cake at the end. *shrug* But otherwise that day should be pretty typical.

Jay Cohen and a few others also have links to what they eat daily.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:21 AM   #8
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

I'm an 18 blocker, 6'2" 180 ~7% body fat (according the zone calc)

Protein shake
2 scoops of whey
1 banana
1/2 cup of berries
water
tablespoon of CLO
1 1/3 Tablespoons peanut butter
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3-4 whole eggs
3 egg whites (scrambled and cooked in olive oil)
a cup of steel cut oats
1/2 cup berries
1 table spoon of CLO

3 oz of meat
apple
12 almonds
2 fish oil tablets

5 oz. chicken breast
4 cups of broccoli
1/2 a fuji apple
15 almonds
2 fish oil tablets

5 oz. chicken breast
4 cups of broccoli
1/2 a fuji apple
15 almonds
2 fish oil tablets

ZMA before bed
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:38 AM   #9
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

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I don't think you need to bump something that is already on the first page
I know, I just am bored at work and impatient.

Thanks for the replies, keep um comin- they're giving me good ideas
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:12 PM   #10
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Re: Post Your Average Day in the Zone

This was yesterday http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...slyblackdragon

i figured it out, nevermind
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