Hi there Uk folk!
Yes grams are the way to go! Forget the cups and just read the labels.
Aim for 7gms protein, 9gms carb & 3 gms fat per block and [i:01fe32b172]you'll be right mate[/i:01fe32b172]. See if you can find a web sie that gives you the neutritional values for foods in the UK. I say that because I have found that there are considerable differences between the USA foods and the Oz foods ( particularly with fruits) .
I just did a search in Google on "nutritional values": .uk and found several sites that you could peruse.
this one gave common fruit and veg: http://www.co-op.co.uk/ext_1/Develo...enDocument
where they sell a Calorie Carb and fat book.
Have you read DrSears Zone meals without measuring. that is excellent. http://www.drsears.com/drsearspages/enterthezonepg.jsp
I wold certainly encourage you to give it another go. If you are keen on spread sheets i have a spread sheet that I use that is in grams. You would have to find yourself a souce for the UK values and then you could jsut substitute them for my values. le me know.
and now to FAT: I LOVE my oil nad I 'm sure I have been more thn heavy handed in my quantities from time to time - (wouldnt dream of measuring the amont that I put on my daily salad- Yum). But I dont think that matyters. I consider myself a person who has always eaten more oil ( fat) than most others and that's fine for me. so let yourself have a little more
anyway GIVE IT A GO! You'll feel great and then look great too.