The Zone Diet
The objective with the Zone Diet is to maintain a hormonal balance by eating specifically prepared meals. The food plan consists of a balanced ratio of carbohydrates (40%), fat (30%) and proteins (30%).
Barry Sears author of the book “The Zone” believes that you should eat only foods which control your body’s insulin production. Each meal or snack is designed to follow a 40% (carbohydrates) 30% (mono-unsaturated fat) 30% (protein) ratio so that the body can give optimal performance.
Dieters are advised to keep their calorie consumption for meals to a maximum of 500 calories, and snacks to 100 calories. The Diet consists of foods such as fresh vegetables, leafy green vegetables, fruits, nuts, sufficient protein consumption, and eight glasses of water. On this diet dieters are to avoid processed foods and meals that contain too much salt.