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Basic Knowledge and Simple Guides for Zone Diet

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Gaining extra unwanted weight is a common problem and is quiet usual these days. Among the major causes of overweight may include unhealthy and unmanaged lifestyle. There are thousands of weight loss diet plan available nowadays and everyday one new is being introduced, one of them is the Zone diet.

Zone diet plan works on a protein, carbs and fat ratio which is 40:30:30 respectively. Though looks simple, this ratio has helped thousands of people getting rid of their extra weight and gaining some healthy mass. The best thing which experienced Zone diet followers have stated is that this diet is very easy to be adapted and you can use it for a very long time. Put it into scientific way, zone diet helps reducing your silent inflammation which is always happening in your body.

There are some people who criticize this diet plan because they think that this ratio formula is very complex and it?s hard to follow. This can?t be denied as is almost impossible for a normal person to maintain this ratio in every meal. However, there are various methods and zone diet calculation tools available to help you in maintaining this ratio in almost every meal. Besides that, more detailed information regarding this diet can be obtained from books about Zone diet written by Dr. Barry Sears, the creator of this diet. Also, other important thing to be noted is that Zone diet does not encourage you to eat low calorie diet; instead it allows you a healthy intake of calories which you can absorb every day.

We now have a little idea about zone diet. But how are we going to adopt a proper zone diet? Here are some simple guides for your reference. Zone diet plan emphasizes on the timing of meal time so that the body’s utilization of protein and carbohydrate can be controlled throughout the day. You need to have at least three meals and two snacks in between your main meals. A zone meal should be able to keep you in the zone for about five hours whereas a snack is about two hours. Also, you must have your zone breakfast not later than an hour after waking up. You should also keep in mind that it is a must to have your food every 4 to 5 hours to keep you in the zone, regardless of whether you are hungry or not.

For every meal or snack you have, there must be some amount of protein in them. The amount of carbohydrate should be doubled to the amount of protein. One important thing to keep in mind about carbohydrate is that they should all come from healthy carbs sources, for example vegetables, fruits, grains etc. Avoid at all cost the unhealthy type of carbs such as sugar, breakfast cereals etc. Fat is usually served automatically when you consume all these food. But, if you are having these without any fat, then some healthy fat such as fat from nuts, olive oil and fish oils must be added to the diet. You must also drink at least 8 glass of water in a day.

This article is just a simple introduction and a summary of Zone diet. If you are interested to try this diet, you can get more detailed information through Zone diet books or browsing the internet.

If you’re searching for zone diet recipe advice, I recommend highly Zone Diet Recipes web site.

Written by Christopher Foo

December 20th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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