Well, golly, now we're both confused! :)
Actually, looking at your answer, I know why I confused you - I'm assuming when you say your snack was "1 block" you mean one block of each protein, carb and fat ... right? I was calling that a "3 block," since it has, well, three blocks. That would make a 6-block snack in Nanspeak equal to a 2-block snack in what I now assume is correct Zone lingo.
Okay, so now that I have the terminology down, let me try again. Chapter 6 in Mastering the Zone that gives this schedule for meal times:
breakfast = 3 protein, 3 carb, 3 fat
lunch (w/n 5 hours) = 3 protein, 3 carb, 3 fat
evening snack (around 5 pm) = 1 protein, 1 carb, 1 fat
dinner (w/n 2-3 hours of snack) = 3 protein, 3 carb, 3 fat
bedtime snack = 1 protein, 1 carb, 1 fat
My question is can I eat dinner around 5 p.m. (about 5 hours after lunch) and then combine the two 1-block snacks into one 2-blocksnack that I eat as my latenight snack? Or is a 2-block snack too right before bed? My husband does shift work and we have young children and we can't sit down and eat together as a family if I have to wait until 7 to eat dinner. Plus 7 is bath and getting ready for bed time with the kids, so that means that its around 8 before I get to eat dinner.