A Day in the Zone    March 25 2014

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Run 1 mile for time 
We will have headlamps on hand for the AM classes.

Gretchen on her way to pulling 150 reps in 14.3.  Personal cheering section in back.

Gretchen on her way to pulling 150 reps in 14.3. Personal cheering section in back.

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.

You can read an excellent starting guide to the Zone HERE.  And you can read my favorite CrossFit article of all time, a personal account of the Zone, HERE.

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

Breakfast: 3P/2C/9F
3 eggs,  sweet potato tots, coconut milk hot chocolate

Lunch: 3P/3C/9F
3oz chicken, mixed vegetables, olive oil

Snack (post workout recovery shake): 3P/1C
Progenex More Muscle or Recovery depending on the day and training

Dinner: 3P/3C/12F
3oz steak, an orange, brocoli, avocado and olive oil

  • Gina

    Is roots doing a spring food challenge this year?

  • Stef

    Yes! Keep an eye on the blog this week for details!