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debveltri
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 03 Oct 2003 05:14 PM I was reading one of the posts and I have a question. When you are figuring out the blocks for a meal, I have been adding up all the carbs, protiens, and fats in all the food and making sure that the meal stays within the blocks. for example lets say I had yogurt, some fruit and canadian bacon. It adds up to 270 cal, 6.5 g of fat, 31g of Carbs, and 23g of protien. If I am doing this right each meal should contain 9g of fat, 21g of protien and 27g of carbs. so in this meal I was a little over in my carbs right? I guess I am a little confused and I really want this to work. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. Thanks
Charles

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 03 Oct 2003 11:27 PM to debveltri, For a three block meal, your "ideal" mix (or the starting point of finding what works for you) would be 21g P, 28g C, 9g F. This gives a P/C ratio of .75, optimally within the Zone. But a P/C ratio from .5 to 1.0 is considered within the limits of the Zone. You came up with 23g P, 31g C, and 6.5g F. Without verifying how you did it, that gives you a P/C ratio of .74, which is just about perfect. If you're really concerned about quantities you can eat one less mouthful of that meal! Others can correct me or chime in about the amount and kinds of fat. Best of health, Charlie
Anne-Marie

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 04 Oct 2003 12:23 AM [quote:41c8129cf9="debveltri"]I was reading one of the posts and I have a question. When you are figuring out the blocks for a meal, I have been adding up all the carbs, protiens, and fats in all the food and making sure that the meal stays within the blocks. for example lets say I had yogurt, some fruit and canadian bacon. It adds up to 270 cal, 6.5 g of fat, 31g of Carbs, and 23g of protien. If I am doing this right each meal should contain 9g of fat, 21g of protien and 27g of carbs. so in this meal I was a little over in my carbs right? I guess I am a little confused and I really want this to work. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. Thanks[/quote:41c8129cf9] It would appear to me that you are counting grams, rather than blocks, and this method is quite acceptable. You are slightly shy on your fat though and could easily bring this up to 9 grams with the addition of about 1 tbsp. slivered almonds to your yogurt.
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