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Old 03-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

So there is always a ton of discussion on the Zone and Paleo Diet, I have tried both and ended up settling on the Zone Diet, works great for me personally. The Zone was the missing piece to the puzzle for me and a pinnacle discovery in my training. I started feeling better both mentally and physically, which allowed me to push harder within my training and performance, thus resulting in a leaner, stronger, happier, and fitter me!!!

However, it took me some time to find the right nutrition plan for me, and feel like I have tried it all!!

I wrote an article discussing my path and many diets tried throughout the years, till finally settling on the Zone!!

http://myjourneyrx.com/2014/03/11/my...the-zone-diet/ wfs

If you have questions or feedback, let me know. Anyone else following Zone with the same success?

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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Re: My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe??
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
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Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe??
Those cookies are epic!!! I will have to get the recipe from by hubby and get back with ya!! He is the chef in the house
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Re: My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

Hey Michelle,

had a question for you. ive been doing the zone diet for 3 months now. Im looking great and feeling pretty good. the only thing ive noticed that my engery during wods has gone down. do you think i should bump up the fats for me energy?

thanks for your time.
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Hey Michelle,

had a question for you. ive been doing the zone diet for 3 months now. Im looking great and feeling pretty good. the only thing ive noticed that my engery during wods has gone down. do you think i should bump up the fats for me energy?

thanks for your time.

Hey Charles,

Great question!! That is whats so great about the Zone Diet, once you get settle in and know exactly what you're eating, then you can dial in even more. If you're low on energy then Bump up you fat intake. After several months, I had to add fat and times by fat blocks by 3. Depending on the day, if I do two workouts in that given day, I'll bump up my blocks from 14 to 16, sometime 18. It all depends how I feel. So experiment and play around with it, there's nothing better then being able to dial in your nutrition to a tee!!

Take Care, Let me know if you have anymore questions, happy to help

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #6
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Re: My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

Please post the chocolate chip cookie receipe! been looking for a good one for some time now.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:36 PM   #7
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]ive noticed that my engery during wods has gone down. do you think i should bump up the fats for me energy?

thanks for your time.
No, you need more carbohydrate if you're running out of gas during exercise.

AIS Sports Nutrition Factsheet: Carbohydrate - The Facts.

Substrate utilization during exercise in active people.
Edward F Coyle. Am J Clin Nutr 1995;61(suppl):968S-79S.


Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation - Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition: The Role of Carbohydrates in Exercise and Physical Performance.

Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance.

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No, you need more carbohydrate if you're running out of gas during exercise.
I just want to add: and carbs are your main source of energy.
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Re: My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

Yes, carbohydrates are an essential energy source, but definitely not your only source of energy. Personally, since adding more healthy fats into my diet, MCT Oil, Coconuts Oil and or raw butter, I have felt a substantial impact upon my energy levels in a positive manner.

I used to run out of gas during my WODs and would add more carbohydrates to my diet, but still felt like crap. Even throughout the day would experience the highs and lows in terms of my energy level. However, after getting on board with the Zone Diet that has changed and I have found adding more healthy fat to my diet has boasted my energy levels more so then just spiking my insulin with more carbs. I no longer feel tired all the time, or gased during WODs and I also feel as though I recover better as well.

This is based on my own personal experience and that is all, nothing set in stone or from this study or that study. Just what has worked for me.
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Re: My experience on the Zone and Paleo Diet

thanks guys for info. Yesterday I ate alittle more carbs and fat before my work out and felt alot better thanks.
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