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Posted: 30 October 2008 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I wouldn’t post this if I wasn’t so bad at diet stuff.. I need to keep a standard, eat this every day list or else I’ll subsitute.. so here goes my new plan, carrying over from the Over Blocked thread

Breakfast:  4
Smoothie
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp protein
12 cashews

Lunch:  4
4 oz Chicken
2 cups of lettuce
1/4 tomato
1/4 cucumber
1/4 green pepper
1/2 cup black beans
1 tsp Sunflower seeds

Snack:  2
2 Hard boiled eggs
1 orange
~12 peanuts

Dinner:    4
4 oz Chicken breast
2 oranges
4 macadamia nuts


Snack:    2
2 Hard boiled eggs
1 orange
~12 peanuts


How’s it look?.. besides like I love oranges.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Much better.

Don’t be afraid to replace lettuce with other low density carbs though.

Do you have a comprehensive food amount to block conversion chart? I can email you the one I’ve provided to several people here if you don’t.

On it you’ll see each nutrient source categorised as; Good, OK and Not On Your Nellie. Alright the names are more PC than that, but that’s the intent.
To really work the Zone you need to be living in the “Good” list and occasionally straying onto the “OK” list. Bread is firmly in the “Not on your Nellie” list. I can live with that. Unfortunately so is beer confused

I don’t think Issue 21 has the same breakdown ad that may be what lead you astray?

From a quick eyeball this looks like it should work better for you.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yea, I could definitely use that Conversion chart, I’ve been using Issue 21..

That would be very helpful smile

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Posted: 30 October 2008 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Although our friend Margaret the egg farmer would disagree, I think that’s a lot of eggs.  Like, a huge amount.  I seem to be the only one around here that worries about cholesterol or believes it’s an issue, but I’d recommend thinking about some other sources of lean protein.  (Turkey is your friend.)

Also, eat your veggies dude!  I’m sensing a fear of leafy greens here.  Veggies are great for you, fill you up at little block expense and will make your mom happy.  If you’re going to eat peppers, red and yellow have way more to offer than green.  Also, on those meals where you’re going salad, suggest getting your fat from oil rather than nuts.  Extra virgin olive oil is delicious, your body loves it, and will make those veggies more palatable.

Also suggest you spend a lot of time going through the older discussions on this board-lots of good information out there on protein powder, recipes, cheat days and more.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Metric - 30 October 2008 03:21 PM

Bread is firmly in the “Not on your Nellie” list. 

I can only surmise that means “bread is bad”.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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radiosound - 30 October 2008 03:49 PM

Although our friend Margaret the egg farmer would disagree, I think that’s a lot of eggs. 

4 Eggs is a huge amount?

I eat 4 eggs every day.. I’ll respin this diet and repost it in a few..

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Posted: 30 October 2008 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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blazin - 30 October 2008 04:08 PM

4 Eggs is a huge amount?

I eat 4 eggs every day.. I’ll respin this diet and repost it in a few..

Take my advice with a grain of salt.  I’m a political science major and MBA.  I got a D- in my required biology and chemistry classes.  But yes, I think 28 whole eggs a week is a lot.  That’s like “Cool Hand Luke” territory.  OK-you’re too young to get that reference, but I hope it cracks up TP…

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Posted: 30 October 2008 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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blazin - 30 October 2008 04:08 PM

4 Eggs is a huge amount?

I eat 4 eggs every day. I’ll respin this diet and repost it in a few..

I wouldn’t worry too much.
I have 4 eggs for breakfast most days and sometimes an extra one or two.

I used to worry about it and only eat the whites, but I’m reading more these days that says that dietary intake of cholesterol has no effect on your cholesterol levels. Sugar has a bigger effect if I’m reading Dr Sears’ stuff correctly.

4 eggs is moderate by my standards. I used to eat 15 to 20 a day in the good ol’ days when I had a problem gaining weight.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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radiosound - 30 October 2008 04:45 PM

Take my advice with a grain of salt.  I’m a political science major and MBA.  I got a D- in my required biology and chemistry classes.  But yes, I think 28 whole eggs a week is a lot.  That’s like “Cool Hand Luke” territory.  OK-you’re too young to get that reference, but I hope it cracks up TP…

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Posted: 30 October 2008 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Breakfast: 4
Smoothie
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp protein
12 cashews

Lunch:  4
4 oz Chicken
4 cups of spinach
1 cup tomato
1/4 cup kidney beans
1 1/4 cup orange pepper
~1.5 tsp Olive oil

Snack:  2
2 Hard boiled eggs
1 orange
~12 peanuts

Dinner:  4
4 oz Chicken
2.5 cups Broccoli
1 Orange
4 macadamia nuts

Snack:  2
2oz Cheese
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups celery
1 tsp cream cheese


That’s a little more rounded, and I added some veg in there..

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Posted: 30 October 2008 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Eggs are an almost perfect food,  smile Four a day doesn’t sound bad to me either.
However, while I tend to eat the same things frequently (I don’t like to think about what to have for breakfast every day) having the same thing all day/every day sounds - difficult to maintain.  Keep that day and develop one or two others that you can rotate. Do eat more green veggies, eating the full color spectrum is still a good idea in the zone.

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Posted: 30 October 2008 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I eat 3 eggs a day, most days, and my cholesterol numbers are perfect. (Sorry RS!, but Margaret’s happy) Concerning bread. When I started CrossFit, Jeff used to make me run around the building chanting “bread is bad”. No, I’m not kidding. He’s a mean S.O.B. But it worked.

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Posted: 31 October 2008 02:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Margaret - 30 October 2008 08:47 PM

Eggs are an almost perfect food,  smile Four a day doesn’t sound bad to me either.
However, while I tend to eat the same things frequently (I don’t like to think about what to have for breakfast every day) having the same thing all day/every day sounds - difficult to maintain.  Keep that day and develop one or two others that you can rotate. Do eat more green veggies, eating the full color spectrum is still a good idea in the zone.

Alright, maybe I’ll throw some eggs in the morning.. but generally, if It’s up to me to “mix it up” I’ll screw it up..

While getting back on the Zone I’ll stay very strict to this diet every day for 3 weeks, making adjustments due to exhaustion or what have you.. Once I’m on the right path, I’ll begin to look at changing it up a bit.

My biggest problem is filling my cabinets and fridge ahead of time, I share an apartment with 2 roommates, and we have enough food storage for approximately 2.. 2 Birds.. so I’m very limited on my own storage space and need a set diet I can just live off and replenish off the top of my head rather than trying to calculate and micro manage every piece of food i put in my face.

I’m the first to admit I suck at food planning, logging? no problem, I’ll write you a synopsis of flavor combinations and ingestion techniques.. but thinking ahead and buying ahead and preparation.. I barely have the time to eat and workout..

Thanks for all the input and reassuring comments, I can’t wait to give this another go.. also I apologize for continually referring to the Zone as a diet, rather than what it really is, a new way of life wink

Anyway, thanks again and I can’t wait to be back in the swing of things

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Posted: 31 October 2008 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I’d forgotten the whole room-mate storage problem, now all my roomies (read husband and children),  just ask why we can’t have potato chips, etc. around anymore LOL

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Posted: 08 December 2008 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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First Zone Dinner, yum

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12/15/08—220.8 lbs
01/07/09—217.6 lbs
01/12/09—214.8 lbs
01/22/09—213.2 lbs

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Posted: 09 December 2008 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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that looks perfect, and delicious!

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