Ok we all want to be in the "Zone". I am a Zonie myself. I used to work for Dr. Barry Sears, the God of the Zone Diet. So what's up with the blocks? How many blocks of which macro-nutrient is best for me in my quest to fulfill my goals? How do I recalculate blocks if I want to make a change? All of these are reasonable questions with fairly easy answers, yet for someone just starting a new eating program, it can be intimidating. One of the foundational pillars of the Zone is to keep it simple. 40-30-30. Whereas 40 percent of your calories come from low density carbohydrates (that is fresh veggies and fruits, not high density carbs such as pastas and bread) 30 percent lean protein, and another 30 from mono-unsaturated fat (olive oil, nuts, avocado etc..) Ok so what does that look like on a plate, and what about portion sizes? Again, keeping it simple, let's start with the lean protein component. Chicken or turkey breast, fish or lean beef or bison the size of the palm of your hand is a great start. Then add twice that volume to your plate with veggies and or fruit.Veggies sauteed in olive oil, or fruit with some nuts provides the fat. Keep this mental image of your plate in your mind, and you should find some clarity. Then once you understand the basic fundamentals……… Be a Blockhead!!!!!