When I discovered The Zone Point System instead of the Block or 1,2,3 method… I really want to try this. It seems so much easier than the block method to me. http://www.zonediet.com/tabid/130/i...-easy.aspx
I am going to start using this as my way of figuring what I can eat and in how much quantity…
Of course, he still doesn’t make it simple enough. What if I only want a snack or 2 oz of protein? But following his guidelines for the point system I know that for every 1 oz of protein, you have 5 points of carbs. Now this is easier… you then go to the point guide (I’ll use the one in Dr Sears Anti-Inflammation Zone book) and I know I can have one oz of lowfat cheese (or other lowfat protein), 1 cup chopped raw spinach, ½ a bell pepper, ¼ cup chopped onions, ¼ cup sliced celery, ½ cup chopped tomatoes, ½ cup snow peas and a bit of olive oil and vinegar dressing and I have a nice one “block” snack. This makes three cups of vegetables… or a large “Chief salad”. However, I don’t care for oil and vinegar salad dressings so I would use a bit of low fat ranch dressing.
Or if I want a full meal, I would choose protein the size of my palm or three oz, perhaps 1 cup of Brussels sprouts, 1 cup cooked carrots, ½ cup of lentils, and ¾ cup of blackberries for dessert. And then a dash of olive oil or toasted sesame oil on my Brussels sprouts.
If I wanted to measure my fat intake, I could use the fat blocks. I block for each 1 oz of protein.
Has anyone else used the point system yet?