A Day in the Zone March 25 2014
Run 1 mile for time
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A Day in the Zone
A few weeks ago an athlete asked me to post a sample day in the Zone.
The Zone Diet was developed by biochemist Dr. Barry Sears and is a method of eating that advocates balancing protein, carbohydrate, and fat in a 30/40/30 ratio. It uses a system of weighing and measuring foods in an easy and simple way to create Zone-balanced meals.
CrossFit utilizes the Zone for its fantastic ability to enable athletes to track their food and evaluate how that food either helps or hinders their goal toward health and fitness.
Here’s a sample day for me in the Zone. Through years of observation and tinkering with my diet, I have dialed in my ratio to the following based on activity and training:
Protein: 12 blocks
Carbohydrate: 10 blocks
Fat: 30 blocks
3 eggs, sweet potato tots, coconut milk hot chocolate
3oz chicken, mixed vegetables, olive oil
Snack (post workout recovery shake): 3P/1C
Progenex More Muscle or Recovery depending on the day and training
3oz steak, an orange, brocoli, avocado and olive oil