[quote:6cd12e7081="bonbon35"]What I would like to know for any one who can answer me is ????
In the book it says that you should only do 45 min of walking for the 333 system for women. Well what if I want to do more then walking. I have a whole garage of cardio machines. Dr Sears says that you will stop burning fat and start burning muscle???How and why. I dont understand this concept.I am having a time with the 333 system and the amounts of food. I eat alot of cottage cheese and fruit. I cant cope with all the other foods in portions wise. What do I do. How do I know if I am burning muscle?????This is very confusing me. Hope some one can answer me. :? :? :?
As I posted to you before, you may do any type of exercise you wish. Walking need not be limited to 45 min. Re read the Zone book you are using . I think you may be misunderstanding it. You might have read that after 45 min of strenuous exercise , crtisol levels raise. Cortisol levels are not a big concern (IMO) when walking. In the Zone, you'll be buring fat as long as you're eating the proper number of daily blocks to support your LBM and activity level. The only way you would begin to "burn muscle" is if you 're not eating enough protein to meet your daily needs. Use the Body Fat Calculator on this site to determine your daily protein requirement (daily block requirements) and you will not lose muscle. To answer your question , if you see your LBM decreasing (check it every few weeks using the Body Fat Calculator), you'll know you're losing (burning) muscle.
I'm assuming you're having touble with the volume of carbs you're choosing to eat. Look at the Food Block Guide on this and choose favorable veggies with small volumes per block (ie, salsa 1/2 cup per block, tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce) 1/2 cup, chick peas 1/4 cup, black beans,1/2 cup, etc). This will make meals more manageable in size . Here's an example of a meal: 3 oz skinless boneless chicken breast baked with 1 cup spaghetti sauce and 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 cup blueberries for dessert (3P,3C,3F). another example would be a salad with 3 oz tuna, 1/4 cup chick peas (add a few slices of cucumber or tomato, if desired), dressing made of one teaspoon olive oil mixed with vinegar to taste, and an orange (or apple) for dessert (3P,3C,3F). It's that simple! The salad doesn't have to be huge. In fact, it would still be 3 C even without the lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, since they contain very little carb. A delicious easy breakfast is one cup cooked oatmeal, one scoop vanilla flavored protein powder (containing approx. 21g protein), and slivered almonds.
Eating a lot of fruit may not allow you to stay in the Zone. The goal of the Zone diet is to lower insulin. Eating favorable veggies and fruits will result in lower insulin levels than earing mostly fruit.
If you have questions, I'll be glad to help.[/color:6cd12e7081]