[quote]Posted By Edward on 07/22/2008 11:22 AM
I just received an email from Dave at the Zone stating that the blocks calculation derived from the body fat calualator is a calculation that will maintain your wieght (or lean body mass) not a calculation to lose weight.[/quote]
I haven't seen the email exchange between you and Dave and I can't speak for him (I'm assuming you're referring to Dave Schreck). If you have a question regarding the info he emailed you, he would be the best one to ask.
My take on what Dave has told you is that he's trying to convey to you that the calculator result is not a calculation that has been reduced to promote stored fat loss.
There is no reason to reduce the blocks one requires when one wishes to lose stored fat. A person in the Zone will be using both dietary fat and stored fat to provide for all their energy needs 24/7 when they follow the calculator protein requirement/block requirement recommendation.
Here's my reply to the original poster regarding LBM:
20 blocks would be the amount you require to maintain your LBM at your current activity level. You'll most likely lose stored fat on 20 blocks.
Here's the address to see the entire reply: http://www.zonediet.com/RESOURCES/F...fault.aspx
In closing, in regard to the original question in this thread, the amount of blocks recommended by the calculator should not be reduced by those wishing to lose excess stored body fat. If one has exccess stored fat to lose, the loss of that fat usually occurs while eating the daily protein/block requirement recomended by the calculator.