What’s the Zone?
Check HERE and see a full break down
But here it is in short description from the zonediet.com website.
“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 and 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.”
We are all after better performance, a leaner body, avoiding the woe’s of chronic disease that plagues the United States.
With the Zone Diet that’s what you will achieve and it is founded on one simple principle…
Maintaining a proper ratio of protein and carbohydrates at every meal.
The ideal ratio is about .75 proteins to carbohydrates or 3 protein grams for every 4 carbohydrate grams.
What this does is…
- Limits the amount of carbohydrates you can eat in a meal.
- And regulates your hormones insulin and glucagon.
Celene (right) down 31lbs in 3 months and a zone diet follower
To be most accurate with keeping this ratio it would require that you weigh and measure your food to make sure you are getting the exact amount of protein and carbohydrates to stay balanced.
However today we aren’t going to go over all of the weighting a measuring and we are going to keep it simple…
To keep the proper balance here is how it’s done using the Eyeball Method
Start with protein about the size of your palm (chicken, eggs, fish, beef, etc.)
Now for your carbohydrates.
If you are eating:
Healthy carbohydrates (vegetables/fruits)
Make the portion twice the size of your protein.
Unhealthy carbohydrates (grains, starches, sugary foods)
Make the portion the same size as your protein
Now it is really that simple!
If you can manage to keep the ratio at every meal you eat you will be in the zone. And when you are in the zone…body fat can’t stay on you, your performance takes a major leap, and you dramatically reduce your chances of having any chronic diseases!
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