Zone Blocks™ – The Precision Approach to keep you going in the Zone
Zone Food Blocks were developed to provide the most precise way to balance protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Once you become accustomed to the size of your favorites in terms of Zone Food Blocks, making Zone meals is easy. One Zone Block of protein contains 7 grams of protein, one Zone Block of carbohydrate contains 9 grams of affordable carbohydrate (total carbohydrates minus fiber), and one Zone Block of fat contains 1.5 grams of fat. (If you are using the gram method, a fat block is 3 grams. Here, the value is given at 1.5 as listed in the Block Guide to take into account hidden fat in the rest of a meal.)
To make a Zone meal, a typical female needs three Zone Food Blocks of protein, carbohydrate and fat at each meal, whereas a typical male will require about four blocks of each at every meal.
- Use the Zone Food Block Guide as a reference to assemble meals and snacks in exact proportions.
- Find out how many Zone Blocks you are allowed to consume in a day. For most women it will be 11, and for most men it will be 14. Your activity level will increase your Zone-Block daily allowance. Body Fat Calculator
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