Protein Powder Last Post 04 Mar 2004 09:57 PM by Susan. 22 Replies. Sort: Oldest First Most Recent First
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Susan

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 04 Mar 2004 09:57 PM For those of us who don't work in grams, and avoid math at all costs... :oops: anyone know what the equivalent of one block of protein powder is in terms of tsp/tbsp? thanks ahead of time!! -Susan :D
Jim

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 04 Mar 2004 09:59 PM Since not all protein powders are created equal, we need to know the protein label information and serving size to figure it out.
Susan

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 04 Mar 2004 10:53 PM well yes that would help wouldnt it. :lol: In my zone books, it lists 1 block of protein as 10 g of powder, but I guess that must be an "in general" listing, because as you mentioned, not all are created equal. the one which i have lists 90 g of pr per 100 g of powder... that requires more math doesn't it :wink: -Susan
Jim

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 05 Mar 2004 02:56 AM OK, here's the problem. Grams are a weight and tablespoons are a volume, so converting is not an exact science. If your protein powder is more like the consistancy and weight of powdered sugar, it weighs about 8 grams per tablespoon. This means for your protein of 90gP/100g you need slightly under 1 tablespoon (.97) to get a 7 g protein block, so use a Tablespoon per block. If your powder is more like baking powder, which is heavier than powdered sugar, you should use about 1 3/4 teaspoons for one block. So as you see there is no exact answer. My powder comes with a scoop that has about 27g protein per scoop, so I just use about a quarter scoop to get one block. :roll:
Susan

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 05 Mar 2004 03:06 AM Thanks for your help! I have been winging it with 3 heaping teaspoons (its more of a baking powder consistency) so have either been just right, or a bit less.... 8) thanks again! -Susan
Shari

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 05 Mar 2004 03:50 AM I have a food scale that shows ounces on the left and grams on the right. You might want to invest in one of these (pretty cheap) ... this is also helpful in weighing the meat. But anyway, with my protein powder it works out to 1T = 9 grams or 1block.
Shari

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 05 Mar 2004 01:24 PM oops. I meant to say 1T = 7 grams or 1 block.
angelrob
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 05 Mar 2004 03:49 PM I've been looking for a food scale for quite some time. But I ended up getting a really nice digital postal scale at Office Max for \$25. It weighs up to 5#, has grams and ounces and a tare function. It was listed on the shelf at \$29ish, but rang up at only \$24.79. LOVE it when that happens :-) I have been making some of the Zone Meals in Seconds recipes and using it to convert their protein powder into the one I have - for example, they list 4 scoops at 12 blocks, that would be over for the powder I have. I've also been weighing fruits and veggies as "large" or "small" size is in the eye (or stomach :) )of the beholder Robbin
Susan

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 05 Mar 2004 10:45 PM I have a scale....and ive been pretty happy with it... but this talk of the postal scale makes me green with envy! :) thanks again for the tips guys. have i said lately how much i love this forum? its so great to talk with like minded people!! you are all terrific! -Susan :D
TopBoffin
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 08 Mar 2004 02:28 PM [quote:66dca8a59d="funinthezone"]oops. I meant to say 1T = 7 grams or 1 block.[/quote:66dca8a59d] Funinthezone, this caught my eye because ever since I started zoning I have been confused. Was there a change somewhere along the way? Sometimes I read 9g = 1 block then at other times I read 7g = 1 block If the latter then I have been overdoing it, because its the 9gms per block that I base all my calcs on thanks Top
Jim

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 08 Mar 2004 02:44 PM 9g carbs 7g protein
TopBoffin
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 08 Mar 2004 02:50 PM Whoops! I should have said protein...we were talking about protein powder and my mind was on protein. But the question still remains: has there been a change from 9gms of protein down to 7gms of protein? thanks Top
jaydpiii
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 08 Mar 2004 03:19 PM [quote:1e48998f08="TopBoffin"]Whoops! I should have said protein...we were talking about protein powder and my mind was on protein. But the question still remains: has there been a change from 9gms of protein down to 7gms of protein? thanks Top[/quote:1e48998f08] It has always been 7 g protein = 1 block.
White Light
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 08 Mar 2004 09:29 PM Hi Top, [quote:9177d9c798="TopBoffin"]Whoops! I should have said protein...we were talking about protein powder and my mind was on protein. But the question still remains: has there been a change from 9gms of protein down to 7gms of protein? thanks Top[/quote:9177d9c798] "Standard zone" has always been 9g carb 7g Protein and 3g fat per block. However the protein to carb ratio can range from .5 to 1 changed from .6 to 1 with omegarx zone. This means that it is zone acceptable for every protein block, to have anywhere from 7g carb (the minimum) and 14g carb (the maximum) This is the acceptable range for individual fine tuneing White Light
Shari

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 09 Mar 2004 02:14 AM TopBoffin, I'm no pro, but here's the way I remember how many grams equals 1 block: Fat has 3 letters ... 3 grams per block. Protein has 7 letters ... 7 grams per block. Carbohydrates ... well, more than 9 letters, but as long as I have the other two straight, I can remember that 9 grams of carb = 1 block. Dale Carnegie would be proud! funinthezone
TopBoffin
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 10 Mar 2004 05:31 AM thanks Folks! that's cleared things up somewhat. funinthesun You certainly stand by your name. I shall remember my P's and F's for ever! cheers Top
TopBoffin
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 11 Mar 2004 05:37 PM funinthezone, I posted a reply to you earlier but it doesnt seem to be here, so i'll try again. thanks for that, I shall remember my 3 f-a-t, 7 p-r-o-t-e-i-n and "the other" for ever! thanks Top
Shari

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 11 Mar 2004 10:14 PM I did get your first reply ... it just went to page 2. I'm glad my little trick helps! Perhaps Dr. Sears should pick this up for his next book! I had such a hard time at first trying to remember how many grams per block for each food type. Each time I was putting together a meal I had to refer to my book ... that's why I came up with this little mind game! Now if we could only bring carbohydrate down to 9 letters ... how about c-a-r-b-o-h-y-d-s?! :D
Chloe
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 11 Mar 2004 10:44 PM Nutrition Information for my Whey Protein powder: Per 100 g Energy - 1529 kJ/ 360 kcal Protein - 85 g Carbs - 4.7 g Fat - 1.0 g So... how much would be one block? :?: :roll: :?
Chloe
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 11 Mar 2004 10:46 PM Oh, and it says that one serving is 30g=3 level tablespoonsful. Heeelp :?
Jim

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 12 Mar 2004 03:18 AM Chloe, 1 block protein would be about 2.5 teaspoons. --------------------------------------------------------------- For 9 letter carb spelling, how about c a r b h i d r 8 ?? :P
Annalyza
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 31 Mar 2004 11:25 PM Thanks for the great suggestion...I have a hard time remembering numbers so your tip is great!
stonehousemc
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 01 Apr 2004 03:40 PM If you don't forget to subtract out the fiber (5 letter) you get 8....It is probably close enough - but not quite right. Perhaps shouldn't try to use that one as I can see confusion in the future- I just thoguht I had it for a minute..
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