Body Fat and block calculator Last Post 22 Apr 2008 06:55 PM by Sue. 3 Replies. Sort: Oldest First Most Recent First
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robert

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 21 Apr 2008 04:10 PM Hi everyone Have left some questions I need answered under my last post EPA/DHA, I said on there I could not get onto the bodyfat/block calculator. Well I can now and I'm more confused, I put my weight in as 510lb, my waist and height and wrist measurements. When I press calculate, the weight goes to 300lb and wont calculate my 510lb weight. It comes up with 22 blocks per day of each Protein, Carbs, Fat, but do I need more than that as I am carrying more weight. Also when they ask activity level, what would you class my activity, as I do Powerlifting with heavy weights mon, wed, fri, and do 60mins of staionary bike 30mins in the morning on wakeing and 30mins before I go to bed, I do this everyday of the week. Do I class this as heavy daily weights etc, just a bit confused as im new to the zone and want to get it right. Also I have some questions regarding the Omega/rx which is on my other topic, if anyone can help with that would be great. xxxx
Sue
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 21 Apr 2008 05:59 PM Hi robert! Your stats fall outside those built into the calculator. In that situation, Barry recommends to assume 50% body fat. For you this would mean 255 pounds LBM would be used to calculate your protein/block requirement. Considering your stature and daily physical activity, you'd use an activity level of very active to elite (activity factor of either 0.9 or 1). The calculation is LBM times Activity Level factor equals grams of protein required daily. Divide this by 7 to obtain number of blocks (7 g protien per block). Following this method of assuming 50% fat would put your protein requirement in the range of 33 to 37 blocks per day. Because of the combination of your stature and your activity level, you may want to call the number at the top of this page to ask the Zone reps for clarification of you block amount. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
robert

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 22 Apr 2008 03:35 PM Hi SueI contacted the number you suggested and they worked it out as 24 blocks per day, also they said to start on 5g omega/rx and work up to 7.5g per day.This still seems not right to me as 24 blocks would be 225LBM times an activity level of 0.8 or less, but by all accounts my activity level is at the top, liffting very heavy weights three times a week and 60min cardio a dayThanks again sue xx
Sue
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