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Posted: 14 August 2006 03:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Thanks, LD.

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Posted: 14 August 2006 04:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Laura:

Here’s what I did today w/ the low carb Orowheat bread (LD -I promise not to eat it more than once or twice a week!) 

1 slice Orowheat Carb Counting bread:
9g Carbs, 4g Protein, 1.5g Fat
+ 1 slice Oscar Meyer White Turkey
0 Carbs, 4g Protein, 1.5g Fat
= 9gCarbs, 8g Protein, 3.0g Fat
going by the the CF journal #21, I counted this as one block with a 1g overage of protein. 

If I did this wrong someone please let me know.

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Posted: 14 August 2006 05:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Heather,

I don’t add in the random protein grams in the carb items when I make my blocks, so I would count it like this:

1 pc of lc bread = 1 carb block (don’t count the protein)
2 slices of turkey (to get 8 gr protein) = 1 protein block
Because the 1.5 gr fat in the bread and turkey is assumed within the zone program, you still need to add a fat block for 1.5 gr fat…3 almonds, maybe or a lowfat mayo?

this would probably be more satisfying and last you longer til your next meal. I’m not a “good” zone person though, so I could be off.

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Posted: 14 August 2006 07:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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The reason I did it this way is because on page 2 of the CF Journal it says: “There is an assumption that there is about 1.5g of fat in each block of protein so the total amount of fat needed per block meal is 3 grams”

Am I going overboard counting the gnat’s a**?  (Hey would that be another protein block??)

The sandwich was not the only block I ate at this meal.  I also had a 1 oz. piece of string cheese (1P) 1 peach (1C) and 1 macadamia (1F).  It was sufficiently filling. 

As a whole I counted the meal as 2 blocks

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Posted: 14 August 2006 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Question on Macadamia nuts:

In the jar I bought they appear to be in halves (like roasted peanuts are).  I’ve never seen raw macadamias whole so I am unsure….....
Does one piece (half) equal one macadamia nut or do I get to eat two pieces? 

(Now I know I’m counting the gnat’s a**  :oops: )

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Posted: 14 August 2006 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Go macro- not micro.
The more precise you are the better results you will derive form Zoning, however, if you drive yourself nuts in the processs it is hardly ever worth it.

The Zone Shakes I was referring to can only be purchased online through ZoneLabs.com. The type they sell in the store are the ZonePerfect brand and are extremely high sugar…

Remember with fats there is a huge difference between choosing butter and Olive Oil, Mayo and almonds. Go with the “good fats” as much as possible.

With the milk, since dairy fats are not the good type go with the low fat products.
The assumption of fat in the protein is just an avg for you to work most easily with, If you know that you have a non fat protein, eat some macadamias, almonds or avocado to balance.

Two halves equal one whole macadamia, but I think you knew that already…
Yes you can subtract fiber, from total grams

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Posted: 15 August 2006 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Are all lettuces created equal?
The block chart has iceberg and romaine listed but what about all the other fancy types?  Should I count 6 cups of those as 1 block?

Does anyone know the block measurement for Tilapia Fillets?  We are having Tilapia (fish) for dinner but I can’t find a block measurement for it. 

FYI:  There was a paperback copy of “A Week in the Zone” at the used bookstore, “Books, Books, Books” as of today.  It has some recipies and shopping lists to go with them.

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Posted: 12 September 2006 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Lucky Dawg,
Do you really not eat any bread? I hadn’t been, but I recently found a tasty low carb option?  1 slice = 1 block

What kind of carbs do you eat? You don’t strike me as an asparagus and bell pepper guy.

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Posted: 12 September 2006 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Just for the record…....Lucky Dog you were so RIGHT!! 

Splenda DOES taste bad!!  I am doing so much better without it.  I haven’t quite arrived at appreciating everything with it’s natural taste but it has gotten easier.  Guess you’re not so scary after all….........NOT! :wink:

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