I feel that I have a pretty good grasp on the zone, I am very disciplined and really have no trouble eating zone friendly foods. I don't really count the number of blocks I consume daily, I just eat when I feel the need. I eat a lot. I am not gaining or losing weight, unless I make that my goal. I am very active, probably in the elite athlete area, but could this lack of counting blocks prove to turn negative for me?
* I have been zoning for about seven months
*Training includes 1-2 crossfit workouts a day 7 days a week, weight lifting 6 days a week, yoga and pilates 2 days a week and just some running on somedays.
Along with this, I don't really take cheat days. If I do though(once MAYBE twice a month), I REALLY cheat. Could this lack of cheating lead to hypoglycemic episodes somehow? I seem to have those every few weeks, but I have always chalked it up to overtraining until recently.
*went to the doctor, was told to consume more complex carbs, so I added oats to the mix
*also have nuero cardiogenic syncope, in which high protein high fat diet is required.
Lastly, being in college, on a budget, and pressed for time... I tend to purchase alot of snacks that are dairy based, and consume about a gallon of milk a day. I do account for the nutritional value and consume xC xF xP, uniform, but I consume a lot of yogurt and cottage cheese, excessive amounts. I don't feel bad, but I am sure this style can't be truly zone friendly.
* I would replace water for milk, but along with my gallon of milk I drink and average of 20 8oz portions of water a day.
Any ideas on any topics would be helpful!