Hey Everyone, I have a question about the calculation of fat blocks. This is how i'm currently calculating my meals into blocks: I add up all the grams of Carbs in each serving of all my ingredients and then divide by 9, then add all the grams of Protein in each ingredient and divide by 7, then add all the grams of Fat and divide by...... and here's where I get confused. Do I divide by 1.5 or by 3? I was dividing by 3 but then I was reading Mastering the Zone and read that 1 block of fat is 1.5g and then all of a sudden forgot why I was dividing by three. I could have swore it said that in Enter the Zone but when I went back to the library to check out the book again, it was gone.
Also I was wondering What happens if I don't eat within an hour of waking? I go to the gym at 6 AM and don't always have time to eat before my ride comes to pick me up. On the days I do eat before I go I try to get my 4 block breakfast in and then go, but was wondering if I can just skip it and start my meals after I get home.
Another question is about Fasting. Before I started the Zone Diet I would Fast for one day or the entire weekend, just to kind of clear my thoughts. (I don't know if that makes sense) and I was wondering if that would have any consequences while on the Zone Diet.
Final question: while I know Butter Isn't exactly the best fat source, is using a Tablespoon of butter in my oatmeal acceptable? My butter fat grams come out like this Total fat :6g Sat Fat:1g Trans Fat:0 Polyunsaturated:3g and Monounsaturated is:1.5g