I am new at using the zone diet and I am not sure that i am counting properly the blocks. As far as i understand it, as a woman i need to take 11 blocks per day, that is 3 blocks for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus 1 blocks in each snacks. A 3 block meal should include 3x 1 block of carbs, 3x1 block of protein and 3x1 block of fat. I just find that this is too much food for me and i cannot eat it all!
Let me give you an example of a meal:
Carbs: Brocoli 24 oz, Mushroom 32 oz, cherry tomatoes 16 oz (each of them is 1 block)
Fat: oil + 6 almonds ( oil = 1 block, 3 almonds = 1 block)
Protein: Cod 4.5 oz
Am i doing it totally wrong??
I am seriously considering to reduce my meals to 2 blocks cause i find that i cannot eat this amount of carbs. Is it mandatory to eat 3 blocks? if i do reduce my intake is it going to affect the diet and therefore i will not lose any weight?
Thanks a lot for your help.