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What is the Zone Diet

What is the Zone Diet

What is the Zone Diet?

The Zone Diet was developed by Dr. Barry Sears more than 30 years ago to reduce diet-induced inflammation.

The Zone Diet will help you shed excess pounds, dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease, and improve your mental and physical performance while living a longer more fulfilling life. The Zone Diet is not a fad diet, but a life-long dietary program based on strong science to reduce diet-induced inflammation.

HOW THE ZONE DIET WORKS

The Zone Diet requires that you simply balance your plate at every meal and snack with these nutrients:

  • Protein – 1/3rd of your plate, add some lean protein, about the size and thickness of your palm. This could include egg whites, fish, poultry, lean beef or low-fat dairy.
  • Carbohydrates – 2/3rds of your plate, add a lot colorful vegetables and a little fruit. Fruits and vegetables to avoid are those that are high in sugar (e.g., bananas, carrots, grapes, raisins) or starchy (e.g., potatoes, corn).
  • Fat – Add a little bit of monounsaturated fat. This could include olive oil, avocado, or almonds.

Zone Diet Meal Plate

Learn the science behind the Zone Dietary Balance, or visit the Zone Food Block Guide.

ZONE FOOD PYRAMID

By restricting grains and starches and maximizing fruits and vegetables, those on the Zone diet will observe dramatic hormonal and anti-inflammatory benefits. If you balance your plate according to the Zone Diet blueprint, you end up with a Zone Food Pyramid that looks like the following:

Zone Food Pyramid

The Zone Food Pyramid helps assure an optimal protein-to-glycemic load balance for improved hormonal control. Furthermore, it assures you have ample polyphenol levels in your diet. Polyphenol intake is important in controlling the bacteria composition of our digestive system, as well activating anti-inflammatory and anti-aging genes.

Learn the science about the Zone Food Pyramid Biochemical Impact.

As powerful as the Zone Diet is, it is just one of three parts of the complete Zone Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Program required to manage diet-induced inflammation for a lifetime.

Zone Diet benefits can be enhanced with anti-inflammatory supplements. The two most powerful are ultra-refined omega-3 fatty acids, such as OmegaRx®2 Fish Oil, and purified polyphenol supplements, such as MaquiRx®. Collectively, these three distinct dietary components provide what is required to stay in the Zone.

Learn more at Zonediet.com

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