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Health & Wellness Blogs

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Celebrating 20 Years of Zone Living

Celebrating 20 Years of Zone Living

When you make a commitment to make a lifestyle change you are putting yourself first. If you make the time and put in the effort you will see the results. Different people have different goals; some want to lose weight, feel better, or stay active. Everyone's goals and journey are different. Here is a Zone success story from individuals who started with the Zone more than 20 years ago. Find out what motivated them to start and why they never left.
What Does Organic Really Mean?

What Does Organic Really Mean?

Consumer interest in ingredient profiles, how products are grown, how far they’ve traveled and sustainability has led to an increased demand for organic foods. While organic foods are lower in pesticide residues, the question often arises as to whether they are nutritionally better than foods grown using conventional methods. Here we’ll tell you what you need to know.
Fat Explained - What Is Fat and Why Do We Need It

Fat Explained - What Is Fat and Why Do We Need It

Of the three macronutrients; protein, carbohydrates and fat, fat is a major source of energy for the body. Fat sends signals to the brain saying you are full and satisfied. When you have the right amount of fat, balanced with protein and low glycemic carbohydrates, it helps minimize hunger and fatigue for up to 4-5 hours. Staying in the Zone is easy. Check out our latest blog that breaks down everything you need to know about fat, and see how much Dr. Sears recommends in the Zone.
Are You Drinking Enough Water

Are You Drinking Enough Water

Ever wonder if you're drinking enough H20? Hydration is critical to ensure our body is functioning how it should and also plays a role in our energy levels and fatigue. Not being adequately hydrated can impact our body in numerous ways. Learn about the benefits of hydration, exactly how much you should be consuming and the top hydrating Zone favorable foods.
8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

There’s nothing better on a fresh salad than a flavorful dressing. Homemade dressings enhance any dish you add them to and can be made in minimal time. The best part is that by controlling the ingredients you use, they are much healthier too. Store bought dressings tend to be high in sugar, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. Since these are also produced in bulk, the use of cheaper oils makes them higher in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids known to be inflammatory. Elevate the health benefits of your dressings with these 8 simple recipe ideas.