Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Principles of The Zone Diet Plan


The Zone Diet has been around since around 1995, when fatty acids research scientist Dr. Barry Sears published the New York Times bestseller "The Zone". This book was aimed at other doctors but it was found rather quickly by the general public. Since that time he has authored several other books on the subject. The Zone can be summed up as a state of hormonal balance in the body which can be achieved by your diet. It is especially about keeping key hormone's in a balanced zone since the wrong amount in your body can trigger weight gain. This hormonal control is at the center of the Zone Diet. In fact, a craving for Carbohydrate's is essentially a byproduct of making bad hormonal choices at meals. But when you make Zone Diet meals, the real cause of these cravings will be largely subdued.

Dr. Sears states that current health care for most people primarily focuses on treating symptoms, as opposed to the maintenance of wellness. Results from the Zone diet tend to occur right away because your blood sugar is automatically stabilized. Thus, you feel less hungry and more energized throughout the day.

There are several fundamental principles of the Zone Diet, according to Dr. Sears.

First, be certain that every meal leads you to the Zone by eating the correct combination of low-fat protein (such as lean chicken or pork), the right type of carbohydrate such as fruits and/or vegetables (starchy carbohydrates such as breads or potatoes are not as good), and a dash of "good" fat (such as olive oil). He says it is a good idea to eat a Zone meal within about an hour of waking up in the morning. It is also good to eat 5 times a day.

And you should not let more than 5 hours go by without a Zone meal, even if you are not hungry. This keeps your blood sugar levels stable. Another important principle is to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water every day (about a half gallon).

And finally, remember that if you get off of - remove track, do not worry because there is not guilt in the Zone. Just make sure that your next meal is a Zone meal to get you back where you belong.

In the Zone, no foods are completely off limits. "That means you can eat anything, as long as it has the right balance of protein, carbs, and fat", says Dr. Sears. Wine is even allowable because of the substantial amount of antioxidants it contains.

You may reprint this article electronically and in print presuming the byline is included and the web address hyperlinked.

Edna Hemingway is a writer and researcher of Weight Loss Issues. For more info. go to http://www.nutritionzone.biz/


MORE RESOURCES:

TeamUSA.org

Caitlin Cahow Brings Passion For Nutrition And Exercise To White House
TeamUSA.org
The 29-year-old retired hockey player met the president again on Monday in a small reception in the White House Rose Garden before officially being sworn in as a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. This time, Cahow found ...



IGP teaches fundamentals of animal nutrition
CattleNetwork.com
MANHATTAN, Kan. — As those associated with animal agriculture know, nutrition can be a confusing subject. Many wonder why some nutrients are important, how some animals utilize feeds better than others, and what value they should give to various ...



Nutrition Policies Can Address Inequalities
Huffington Post
More importantly, however, the study told a story about the critical role federal nutrition policies, often spurred on by state and local action, can have on the health of our country, especially vulnerable populations. "The reduction in trans fat ...



Fleury Michon partners with nutrition brand for ready-meals
Undercurrent News
French surimi and cold meat processor Fleury Michon has partnered with the nutritional food group Gerble to launch co-branded ready-meals. The move is likely aimed at countering the rise of Weight Watchers, which is seeing a double digit growth in its ...



Nutrition for the Elderly
New York Times
Good nutrition for older adults is crucial to maintaining their health and independence and improving recovery time from illnesses and injuries. How older adults get their nutrition varies widely. Some older adults, like those profiled in your article ...



New nutrition guidelines in place for Coweta schools
Newnan Times-Herald
Coweta students started the 2014-2015 school year with new nutritional guidelines in place, which changes what food students can buy at school. Those changes could also impact high school operation funds, which rely in part on proceeds from vending ...

and more »


New nutrition trends
Lompoc Record
As a clinical registered dietitian with Marian Regional Medical Center, Rhianna King works with cancer patients at the Mission Hope Cancer Center to provide appropriate nutritional counseling, information and recommendations. For additional information ...

and more »


Alton schools adjusting to new nutrition requirements
Alton Telegraph
In 1996, changes were made to regulate the nutritional quality of lunches. It was another 15 years before new nutrition standards were set through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Those changes include offering more fruits, vegetables and ...



Officials: School District meeting new nutrition standards
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
The USDA administers several nutrition programs that benefit children across the country, including the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After-School Snack, At-Risk Supper, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Farm-to-School programs. In each instance ...



New Activz Organic Coconut Water Powder Announced at Natural Products ...
DigitalJournal.com
Activz Whole-Food Nutrition and its founder, Frank Davis, are pleased to announce the release of Activz Coconut Water Powder, a whole-food powder made from the nutrient-rich liquid of young, organic coconuts from Thailand. Activz Coconut Water Powder ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.