Zone Diet Calculator - Calculating Your Requirements
Everyone is different, whether in attitude, lifestyle, or
belief. This does not exclude our own bodies from being
different from each other. Aside from outer differences, our
bodies respond to numerous things in a variety of ways.
Thatís why the Zone Diet Calculator is developed. Itís to help
people fulfill their bodiesí unique needs. This makes the Zone
Diet more personalized. It also helps people to make the Zone
Diet more effective on them.
How to Calculate Our Daily Protein Requirement
Zone Dietís most recommended sources of fat-free protein are
chicken breast, fish, and lean meat. We need enough protein for
our everyday requirements, but the sufficient amount for each
person changes with height, weight, daily activities, and other
individual factors. Calculating adequate daily protein intake
also differs for men and women. To illustrate, men need to
measure their wrist circumference, while women need a
measurement of their hip size.
There are a lot of software programs dedicated to help people in
helping them with applying the Zone Diet to their daily lives.
These software programs offer an assortment of the Zone Diet
Calculator. Usually, the service is free, and required indexes
are provided to those who want to try and follow the diet.
Conventional Zone Diet calculators approximate:
- Percent of body fat
- Lean body mass
- Daily protein requirement in grams per day
- Daily protein blocks requirement
How these calculators for Zone Diet work is not widely
publicized, so no oneís totally positive if they work.
Generally, they give satisfactory results. Check for the
calculator from Dr. Sears and compare.
The moment you know your protein requirements for everyday,
youíll be able to stay on the Zone Diet without problems.
For example, if you use Dr. Searsí calculator for Zone Diet,
youíll discover that you need 77 grams of protein each day. 77
grams of protein is equal to 11 mini-blocks of protein. In the
Zone Diet, 40-30-30 meal ratio means that you need equal amounts
of every macro nutrient, namely carbohydrates, protein, and
fats, but a mini-block for each type of macro nutrient weigh
differently in grams. Here are their comparisons and weight:
- Carbohydrates: 1 mini-block = 9 grams
- Protein: 1 mini-block = 7 grams
- Fat: 1 mini-block = 1 1/2 grams
Combine a mini-block of the three types of macro nutrient and
youíll get one block of Zone Diet meal. Supposedly, this amount
of information is enough for a person to prepare and cook Zone
Diet meals, but the tedious counting and measuring makes things
more confusing. This is the reason why Zone Diet is, in reality,
difficult to follow. The differences in every individualís needs
make staying on the Zone Diet even more difficult, because
people are not provided with the specific plan that will work
best for them. They also canít just apply another personís Zone
Diet plan to themselves, because of factors that make each
person different, such as daily activities, weight, height, hip
size (for women), and wrist circumference (for men).