These questions are prompted by reading many of the Zone tip posts:
I bought the older book "Enter the Zone." I also purchased but have yet to receive "Master the Zone."
Can someone tell me where it is stated that the fat grams were adjusted or accommodated as you say? I find that in some parts, the book is a little unclear to me, and I just wanted to read from the horse's mouth where he tells that we get some good fat from protien sources meaning your fat blocks in each meal/snack are actually doubled (example: a 3 block meal is actually 9 grams of fat and not 4.5). (That evidence is not in Enter the Zone--at least I can't say I've found it).
Another question is where does he say to assume 50% body fat if the measurements are out of his scale range?
Lastly, for mixed protein/carb block items: When do we assume something is mixed. For example, in the Soy ZOne, he says soybeans (which I assume to be edamame) is a mixed block, but Trader Joe's edamame doesn't seem to fit this profile since it really only has 1 net carb and 3 grams over a block of protein (see below):
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup edible portion
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 485mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
So the question here is (and I know we don't have to be totally exact on the macronutrients) what is a good rule of thumb for considering something a mixed protein. For example, if something has 7 g P but only 5 g C and 0 fiber (these are made up numbers), then whould it be considered a mixed block? Hope this makes sense--again, looking for a rule of thumb for how close to each macronutrient number we should be for considering something a block--within 2 grams either way, 1 gram, etc?
Thanks much for advice and asnwers on all of these questions.