Actually this is an attempt to simply not complicate my life. Perhaps I was a little unclear.
Thanks for the info. This question came after reading your article in the PM. I figured it would be tough to quantify intervals given that there are so many variables, so I'll just have to experiment a little.
As far as the 70-75% figure I put goes, I was actually referring to the overall carb levels this method would produce in relation to the zone. In other words, by using the table as a PWO guide for the activity level I indicated and only eating vegetables (nothing high carb like winter squash or anything) for all other meals, my average total daily carb intake would equal about 70-75% of the perscribed zone intake.
I am trying to keep things simple while losing weight at the same time. I am coming off a period (about 9 months) of concentrating on gaining strength and want to lean out. I became very accustomed to eating A LOT as it was easier during this period, but soon realized that my perception of portion size is no longer realistic. I decided to try the zone for a dose of percision, but it drove me freaking nuts.
So to get to the point, I thought perhaps using this table would ensure I get just enough carbs to support my activity (I never did all that well on 100% zone carbs when I first did it a couple years ago) w/o having to worry about measuring carbs outside of this one meal. I've tried to eat only vegetables and a little fruit before, but I always seem to under shoot this way, although this is perhaps due to a fructose/glucose liver/muscle glycogen difference as a result of carb type. But anyway, other than this just use zone proportions to measure PRO and Fat at first until I get an idea of portion sizes again, especially fat as that is really easy for me to over do.