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Eric Jones 09-05-2007 11:59 AM

How many blocks?
It really helps my thinking if I can quantify how many Zone blocks it takes to put on fairly lean mass. Up until now i have followed a fairly paleo diet with no real portioning controls, I have just been trying to eat as much as I can between 4pm and 10pm. It feels like I am stuffing myself (several pounds of vegetables, 4 whole fruits, whole bag of cashews, lots of lean meat and protein powder and aminos post workout) but can't tell if it is enough. I seem to be putting on some lean mass, but would like to get more precise to make sure I am getting enough clean calories.

I am about 165lbs, 21yo, male. I am a trainer at Rogue Fitness, so I am very active all day long and workout 5-6 days per week. I figure 21 blocks at 3x fat seems right. Thats about 150g PRO and about 3,050 calories. As I put on mass, that will have to go up. Is this enough?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Robb Wolf 09-07-2007 07:02 AM

Cut back on the veggies a bit and up the nut butters. use some dense carbs post WO. It will be tough to eat enough otherwise!

Mike ODonnell 09-07-2007 08:12 AM

fat...fat...fat. Make sure you are getting enough protein and then load up on fat. Like Robb said....not easy to eat a ton of veggies....but fat is quick and dense calories. I would also make sure to spread the fats out...polyunsat, monounsat, healthy sat (grassfed, coconut)...too many omega 6s will lead to increased inflammation, and nuts are higher omega 6s. oil....not a ton of calories but will help balance the omega 3-6 ratio.

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