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What is the Paleo Diet?
The Zone Diet is nice in that it really keeps you in line as far as what you are eating. If you want to feel like you ate a large satisfying meal, you can! You just need to pick the right foods. On the other hand though, it tends to work out that if you pick processed junky foods — those are going to be loaded with carbs among other chemical garbage and your blocks are going to fill up mighty fast!
Getting Started Blocks The first thing we need to do is establish a system to easily measure and create meals that are balanced with this Using Blocks Lets say you need to make yourself a 1 block snack. Resources Here are some links to zone block food lists: Ok, back to finding how many blocks we should eat! Next up, we can calculate it off of our activity level and body fat percentage: You can use this calculator for a general idea of your lean body mass: However, there are a few tweaks that will really make it count: Do the Paleo Zone.
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I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp more information. Because fat supplies more calories per gram than carbs and proteins a meal with equal numbers of blocks of carbs and protein and fat will have roughly the We call that a 2 block meal. Unfortunately it can be confusing because that looks like it contains 6 blocks, but a 2 block meal contains 2 blocks each of protein carbs and fat.
How much we eat is based on how much protein we need, which is based on how big and active we are. Specifically, we take our lean body mass in pounds and multiply it by an activity factor explained below to get a number of grams of protein to eat per day. Then we divide that by 7 to get the number of blocks to eat per day, as there are 7 grams of available protein in 1 Zone block.
If you don't want to fuss about with these calculations and you're an average size and don't do a lot of exercise you can start with 11 blocks for women and 14 blocks for men then skip to 'Making meals' below. There are various methods to estimate our percentage of body fat using some simple body measurements, the calculator at Dr Sears' site is accurate enough and will do all the block calculations for you too it's free but you will have to register , or here's another one that uses a few extra measurements and may be slightly more accurate.
And to convert to pounds, 53kg x 2. To estimate how many grams of protein to eat per day multiply your lean body mass, in pounds, by your own activity factor:. Say you play tennis once a week and jog or go to the gym once a week, your activity factor would be a moderate 0.
You now have an estimate of your number of grams of protein to start eating per day. Finally divide by 7 to get your total number of protein blocks to eat per day. Now we divide the total number of blocks up into our daily meals, often it will be 3 main meals and 2 snacks, but you can adjust it as necessary.