You crazy Zone doing kids out there might get frustrated by the process of putting together meals, specifically, weighing and measuring. I was a chemist and the level of discipline it takes to partition things out in the Zone way can just send me into fits at times. Something I’ve found that simplifies the process a bit is weighing things like yams, sweet potatoes and carrots. These items usually make up my post work out meal and they tend to be oddly shaped…tough to stay consistent with these lil buggars. A nice solution is to weigh your blocks by plugging your item into the USDA Nutrient Database.
For this example I checked on shredded carrots and found that 100g of carrot is ~1 block of carbs (I’m ignoring the fiber…if you want to factor that in go for it…close enough for me!). For my post WO meal I had 2 blocks of carbs from blue berries and 3 from carrots. I added a little ground ginger, rice vinegar and sesame seeds to the carrots and it was DAMN yummy.