zone blocks and calorie tolals Last Post 01 Dec 2012 11:52 PM by maureen. 7 Replies. Sort: Oldest First Most Recent First
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Deb

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 14 Dec 2011 07:16 PM I must be calculating something wrong. I am an average female so according to the Zone I should be eating around 11 blocks of protein per day. That works out to 3 blocks for breakfast, 3 for lunch, 1 for mid snack, 3 for dinner and 1 for late snack. my confusion comes when I add up the calories. 1 zone block of protein = 7gms of protein. so 3 blocks = 21gms. the full days total = 77gms of protein which = 308 calories (77 x 4) if you continue the calculation for the fat and carbs. (99gms of carbs = 396 cal. 33gms of fat = 297 cal) I would only be getting 1001 calories for the whole day. This is WAY to low a calorie intake according to everything I have ever learned. If I reverse the math and start from a caloric need of around 1800 calories per day it gives me aprox 19 blocks of protein per day. Why is there such a discrepancy between the recommended blocks and how many calories they provide and how many calories a person supposedly needs. I understand reducing your calorie intake is a good thing but generally speaking isn't going under 1200 cal per day not such a good thing? I would really appreciate an answer soon as I am trying to incorporate the zone diet for my daughter who has been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Her Dietitian wants a specific number of cals per day because she is still growing but again when I compare her 10 year old caloric needs to what the Zone recommends for a child the calorie counts are VERY different. Help.
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Linda

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 26 Jun 2012 06:01 PM I thought I read that to maintain and to keep you from losing more once you reached goal, more fat is added to the diet to keep you from losing more. Has that changed?
Sue
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 26 Jun 2012 07:34 PM No that hasn't changed. The Zone diet contains less fat than your body will use in a day. As long as you maintain the lower insulin levels of the Zone, the rest of the fat you need will be provided by your stored body fat. Once you reach your ideal bodyfat%, you simply add a little more dietary monounsaturated fat to prevent the loss of more body fat. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
Linda

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 26 Jun 2012 07:43 PM That is what I though Sue, thank you for clarifying that for me.
cranberrycat

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 27 Jun 2012 09:13 PM Going back to Deb's question, I have found that my usual intake for an 11 block day will total up to be 1200 and sometimes around 1300 calories. Sometimes it is the protein found in vegetables that we don't count in the Zone, and sometimes it is the fiber that is calculated in terms of calories. Many type 2 diabetics are able to control their blood sugar very well when they increase their fiber intake. CranberrycatWe don't own the earth; we borrow it from our children.
Sue
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 27 Jun 2012 11:01 PM You're welcome, Linda. Sue KnorrLost 100 lbs 18 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil.Consultant of Zone Labs
maureen

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 01 Dec 2012 11:52 PM Thanks! I just had chicken livers for livers for dinner. I feel great! What did you have? Thanks.
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