“The Zone Diet” is a great low carb diet, for those people who require a lot of diet support. Since Dr Barry Sear’s first published “Enter The Zone” in 1995, he has also introduced the public to many diet products, support web sites, and more Zone diet books.
The In The Zone Diet Book series includes: “Master The Zone”, “The Soy Zone”, “A Week In The Zone”, “Zone Blocks”, “Anti-Aging Zone”, “Top 100 Zone Foods” and “Zone Recipes”. All of these books promote a low carbohydrate diet where your food portions must have a ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% fat.
So what is “The Zone”? It is when your body is operating at optimal levels for weight loss, or weight maintenance. Entering “The Zone” is achieved by eating controlled food portions, with the 40-30-30 balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
This portion control assists with your body’s insulin production, which allows for effective fat burning. Portions in this low carb diet are managed through a “block method”. One block of carbohydrate is 9 grams, one protein block is 7 grams, and a fat block is between 1.5 and 3 grams.
Low carbohydrate diets may seem restricting, but The Zone diet has a lot of variety and recommendations as to what you can eat. With no induction phases, the selection of foods is constant. The Zone low carb diet is not just a weight loss program, it’s a lifestyle choice.