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Old 08-20-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Replacing Carb blocks with Fat blocks

I saw an older post of Rob Wolf's where he answered a question about upping fat blocks. He suggested that the OP add 3 fat blocks for every Carb block that was removed, the example was if you remove 6 carb blocks from your daily intake than add 18 fat blocks. This interests me because I have recently been experimenting with a lower carb intake. I'm always trying something new and this is my latest. I IF right now with great results, but have still been sticking with a loose Zone block framework for my daily intake. I just like having a template to work from when it comes to intake, I'm OCD like that.

If I wanted to drop carbs out completely as an experiment and I am doing 16 blocks a day, would that mean that I add 48 fat blocks on top of the already existing 16 fat blocks, thats 64 blocks of fat?! If that is the case , does that refer to fat as 3 grams per block or 1.5 grams per block.

So if I understand this correctly, my daily intake would be 16 blocks of protein and 64 blocks of fat.

Don't know if I really just misunderstood this or not, but it's something I would like to try and want to get it right.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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You are not getting rid of your ice cream....who are you kidding.
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Ha, Ha. Thats where my weekend carb-up would fit in.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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Never having had the patience for zone, I do the (ice cream & dairy now) paleo esque thang...just up your fats, eat a ton of veggies and meat, and you should be fine.
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yeah I know, but I use diets more for experimentation sometimes to see "what if". Whenever I find something that works I tend to start playing with it to see what changes come about. More for research and building a dietary database, if you will.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Understood. I mainly see weirdness when people aren't adding in enough vegetables...I function best when I'm at 50% of energy from fat, a lot of protein, and a pound or more of veggies for (each) lunch and dinner. I think the milk & ice cream obviously help with the glycogen reloading. I don't do too much fruit. Should probably add a little more.

I'm fairly famous at my over-fat and over-medicated office for the absolute shit-ton of veggies I eat as lunch. Somehow the spectacle of this never seems to grow old...

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