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Posted: 22 August 2012 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve tried to find the answer to this question in several places and I have only found one reference to it.

What do I count foods that have both carbs and protein and fat in it? Like all 3? Do I go with the highest number and put it as that corresponding block? That’s what the only reference I found said to do. Am I reading too much into it and should just follow the chart for building my meals?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It kind of depends on the food and the amounts of each macronutrient in them. Do you have specific examples that you’re wondering about?

For instance, there’s fat in most meats, but these don’t count as a fat block. But yogurt and milk both contain enough protein and carbs to count as blocks of each.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Have you gone here:

http://journal.crossfit.com/2004/05/zone-meal-plans-crossfit-journ.tpl

That gives you a starter list of foods and how they break down. 

Certain things like almonds are both fat and protein, but are considered fats for Zone purposes.  I know there’s a reason, but I can’t recall now.  It’s somewhere here in this list of topics, but I can’t remember which one…

It gets hard when you try and zone with things like spaghetti-Os….

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Posted: 22 August 2012 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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TexasPatrick - 22 August 2012 07:42 AM

Have you gone here:

http://journal.crossfit.com/2004/05/zone-meal-plans-crossfit-journ.tpl

That gives you a starter list of foods and how they break down. 

Certain things like almonds are both fat and protein, but are considered fats for Zone purposes.  I know there’s a reason, but I can’t recall now.  It’s somewhere here in this list of topics, but I can’t remember which one…

It gets hard when you try and zone with things like spaghetti-Os….

TP

Yes, I’ve read that. I actually have it printed out for reference.

What about like a protein bar? Or a lara bar? Those contain some of all three.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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TexasPatrick - 22 August 2012 07:42 AM

Have you gone here:

http://journal.crossfit.com/2004/05/zone-meal-plans-crossfit-journ.tpl

That gives you a starter list of foods and how they break down. 

Certain things like almonds are both fat and protein, but are considered fats for Zone purposes.  I know there’s a reason, but I can’t recall now.  It’s somewhere here in this list of topics, but I can’t remember which one…

It gets hard when you try and zone with things like spaghetti-Os….

TP

Yes, I’ve read that. I actually have it printed out for reference.

What about like a protein bar? Or a lara bar? Those contain some of all three.


Ah, the spaghetti-Os question….

There are some zone books which deal in prepackaged foods.

Otherwise it’s like counting calories:  you pull out grams of protien, grams of net carbs, and grams of fat.  Then you figure out the blocks there in.  Some of the zone bars claim a 30/30/40 ratio so you’ll have that already but it doesn’t tell you how many blocks.

It’s much easier to just make things from the list where you know the values than it is to figure out how many blocks in each prepackaged bit of food. 

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