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Old 09-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #11
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I was watching "Take Home Chef" and he was preparing duck. He said that duck had no saturated fat.

But after your message I checked my Protein Power Gram Counter and it said totally the opposite.

But based on how wonderful duck skin tastes, I bet the Take Home Chef is WRONG.

According to the USDA, saturated fat makes up a third of the fat in duck fat. The rest is made up of poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.

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Old 09-20-2007, 04:31 AM   #12
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I don't know about the Zone Diet, but in the Jenny Craig commercials, the small print tells you that you have to supply most of the meal. They send you the entree, and dessert ( I think) but all of the fresh stuff you see comes from your supermarket.

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:45 AM   #13
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I looked up a bunch of the Zone Diet receipes. UGGGGGHHHH! Disgusting. Too much tofu. Mixing up tuna AND cottage cheese for a tuna plate. Icky! I don't know if there is a better cookbook using these principals but their online things are definely not appealing.
I think I would catagorize this as personal preference. there are surely people out there that do not think tofu, in any quantity, is disgusting, and I am sure that a vast majority of people would find a mixture of tuna and cottage cheese quite appealing.

Just out of curiousity, what would you suggest for a meal that provides the proper amounts of complex carbohydrates (40%), lean protein (30%), and fats (30%, with less than 10% saturated fat, and no transfats)?

For reference, here's a site with over 300 Zone Diet recipes. I only see 3 each containing tofu, cottage cheese, and tuna.

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