Originally Posted by Robb Wolf
Yea...that was a tough thing for me standing in front of a room full of people at a CrossFit certification and needing to toe the party line. It was not kosher to say" The Zone will work like magic for some of you ...not so much for others. And some of you will want to kill ME trying to comply with this."
The Zone can be a good starting place. Weighing and measuring are crucial so you know how much is going down the hatch and how folks are responding to that...but if you are following this highly precise method of eating and you have LESS blood sugar control than a simple meat-n-veggies approach...something is wrong there.
Even all this Paleo stuff I just recommend that people try cutting grains, legumes and dairy out for a time. Reintroduce and see how you feel/perform. just about EVERYBODY feels better without wheat. Some notice no change with or without dairy...for others it's a big deal. Just try it and see.
I REALLY like using the base Zone blocks and swap out carb blocks for fat blocks (3 fat for 1 carb). This still offers accuracy/precision but I think better glycemic control.
Robb - You, rebel, you! Thinking people have individual dietary needs!
No wonder you're in the wilds of Northern California with all those radical free-thinking hippie types! (I am a proud Northern CA born and bred (Davis, Sacramento, Arcata -Humboldt State!) gal).
Questions on swapping the carb blocks for fat blocks: Do you swap all the carbs, the majority of them, half of them, what? (Probably depends on the individual, huh?
). I'm at 14 protein blocks, so 3 fat for 1 carb would be 42 extra fat blocks? Is that right? Seems like a lot!