CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.
In Part 5, she explains the basics of the Zone Diet to a group at CrossFit Hingham.
“What we like about the Zone is the idea that we are assessing exactly what we’re taking in so that we can see how our performance tracks with that,” Synkowski says.
Excess protein, carbohydrate and fat will be stored as body fat, she explains, likening the process to filling a one-gallon jug.
“We want to get it all the way to the top, but we don’t want to have spillover,” Synkowski says.
She explains the Zone’s block prescription, where one block equals 7 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbohydrate and 1.5 grams of fat. Synkowski also talks about how to stick to the plan when you’re away from home.
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 220 by Justin Judkins April 18, 2012.