100 grams of deli chicken = protein Last Post 13 Apr 2012 06:51 PM by John. 8 Replies.
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Sarah

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 13 Apr 2012 01:11 PM hi ... I`ve been ordering 100 grams of deli chicken, or deli turkey, etc., as part of my lunch. Now I`m not sure whether that 100 grams of deli chicken equal the 3 blocks of protein required. How many grams of deli chicken or turkey do I need? How do I find out similiar other items? Also ... how many almonds equal 1 gram of fat, etc? So that I can compute accordingly ... Anyone knows???? Thanks ... Sarah "Alexy" / Sarah :-)
John

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 13 Apr 2012 01:32 PM In general: 1 oz of Chicken or Turkey (roughly) = ~ 28 grams weight = 1 block or 7 grams Protein 100 grams = 100 / 28 = ~ 3-1/2 blocks Protein in general (pre-cooked) So post-cooked, as in Deli meat - is probably about 4 blocks Protein. . Looking up on NutritionData dot com . According to Nutrition Data: "Turkey, all classes, light meat, cooked, roasted" . 140 gram serving = 42 grams Protein So, 100 grams = 30 grams Protein 30 grams Protein = 4 blocks Protein (4 x 7 = 28 ) ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
John

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 13 Apr 2012 01:36 PM 3 whole almonds = 1.5 grams fat 6 whole almonds = 3.0 grams fat . NOTE: There is a ZONE Favorable foods block guide chart available on this website, and downloadable as a PDF file. , TOOLS >> Zone Classic Scroll Down and look for a LINK: Download Zone Blocks Guide. . http://www.zonediet.com/tools/zone-classic ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Sarah

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 13 Apr 2012 02:48 PM hi John, Thanks for all this info. Now I know what to do! I need roughly 80 grams not 100 grams ... that will save a little money! Thanks! Sarah "Alexy" / Sarah :-)
Sue
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 13 Apr 2012 03:54 PM Sarah, it takes more than 100 grams of deli-style meats and poultry to equal 1 block of protein. Deli-style meats have water and/ or broth added to them and therefore it takes 1.5 oz to make 1 block (this can be confirmed by the Zone food block guides found in Zone books and also in the resources section of drsears.com). Assuming 28 grams to an ounce, 3 blocks of deli-style chicken would weigh 126 grams. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
John

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 13 Apr 2012 04:17 PM Right, my figures were based on what I could find in Nutrition data .com. I did not take into account, and forgot to mention that deli style meat is different. (My wIfe and I do not buy deli style, because of all the additives.) We buy regular, cook it up ourselves, then slice it for lunch meat. ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.
Sarah

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 13 Apr 2012 05:54 PM hi ... ok, this sounds expensive, Sue, that much deli meat. Wow. I can't afford it on an ongoing basis. So when I am at a grocery store, what kind of protein can I buy for a quick and cheap lunch? I don't eat a lot of tuna because of bad stuff in it. I can't eat dairy or wheat products. John, what you said makes sense. But what do I do when I'm traveling? I don't want to eat a lot of tuna. It has mercery etc in it. Sarah "Alexy" / Sarah :-)
cranberrycat

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 13 Apr 2012 06:38 PM I have found that many stores and convenience stores are selling pre-boiled eggs. Although more expensive than buying a dozen eggs and boiling them yourself, they are fairly convenient. On another discussion, someone mentioned using those single-serving greek yogurts, although my personal feeling is that they would be better for the Zone if you buy them plain rather than flavored, and then add in some of your own berries and top with some nuts. CranberrycatWe don't own the earth; we borrow it from our children.
John

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 13 Apr 2012 06:51 PM Sarah; When I travel, I take a cab to the local grocery store. Then I go to the deli counter and ask for the most natural, and least preservative chicken/turkey. Price per lb might be slightly more than regular deli meat; however, given your sensitivity to dairy. Apart from cooking it up and slicing yourself, this might be the best option in an ongoing basis. What about wild Salmon? You can find wild (not farmed) Salmon in smaller individual cans or pouches. But, tends to be pricier, as well. But worth considering, now and then. ~john --> Happily married 26 years --> 07 Feb 1986 <>< <>< <>< <>< PTL Col 3:23-24 ><> ><> ><> ><> Live the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate.