Baby Steps

Baby Steps

  1. Make blocks in advance - Buy cheese, chicken, etc. and measure into 1, 2, 3 or 4 block servings to put in the fridge - this makes putting meals and snacks together on the fly much easier
  2. The freezer is your friend - Buy steak, chicken and fish in bulk and keep them on hand
  3. Cook enough for leftovers - Can you say BIG pot of my Turkey Chili? The meal that keeps on giving!
  4. Feeling Dazed and Hungry? Too much carbo at the last meal - readjust and try it again
  5. Feeling Alert and Hungry? Too much protein at your last meal - readjust and try it again
  6. Drink lots of Water - You'll find this one in a few of the Top Ten lists because if you don't stay hydrated you'll have headaches and constipation - yuck!
  7. Take soda and juice out of your diet - These are two of the biggest culprits in the "lowfat" (get-fat) world we live in, but cut these out and you're on your way
  8. "Pseudo-Count" P&C and let the Fat measure itself - If you're not comfortable counting blocks right away, ease into it by having roughly equal blocks of P&C with a few nuts or a little olive oil; this worked wonders for my Brother- and Sister-in-law
  9. Keep a Zone Bar with You - For emergencies I recommend Balance Bars, but there are also PR Bars, ZonePerfect Bars and a few others
  10. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - Stress is NOT one of the goals of zoning, so don't go crazy stressing over everything