So I've been in the Zone for about a week now, and loving it. I have more energy, my sleep issues have gotten better, and the list goes on. So, I'm looking to drop in bf%; I used to be pretty lean, but school (gotta love senior year!) and stress (and poor eating habits) have made me put on a substantial amount of weight :( For the past week, I've been eating 14 blocks per day, as that was what I had come up with one of the Zone books. After still feeling hungry, even though I had no unfavorable carbs and drank at least 8 oz of water at every meal and snack, I went on to this site and calculated my block needs. It breaks down as follows:
Body Fat %: 30
Body Fat Weight (lbs): 48
Lean Body Mass (lbs): 112
Daily Protein Requirement (g): 112
or # of Blocks of Protein: 16
# of Blocks of Carbohydrate: 16
# of Blocks of Fat: 16
This is with the highest activity level selected, because I do some sort of physical activity anywhere from 2 to 4 hours a day.
So, my question is, is this too many blocks for me too lose weight?
Will excessive balance it out? I do Crossfit (3 days on, one day off) and martial arts for 2-3 hrs a night as well which really builds up a sweat.
Just trying to make sure I'm on the right track here.
Any guidance or tips would be greatly appreciated! :):)