[quote:0e01ddf91a="gofish"]The following article in Science News follows the tradition of mislabeling the Zone diet:
I wrote a letter to the editor to refute the comparison. We will have to see if they publish it:
Regarding COUNTING CARBS, July 17,2004 VOL. 166
I was distressed to to find the Zone diet equated to the Atkins low carb
diet in the otherwise excellent article on the possible dangers of high
protein, high fat and low carb eating. The biochemistry resulting from
these two diets are as different as night and day. The author must not be
aware that the Zone is not a low carb diet, nor is it a high
protein/saturated fat diet. The Zone might be more correctly labeled; a low
glycemic load, calorie restricted diet. The Zone specifies a moderate
balance of lean protein, mostly mono-saturated fats and LOTS of low glycemic
load carbs. In fact the last paragraph of the article describing an ideal
healthy diet very closely resembles the Zone diet. I have studied and
followed the Zone diet for the last year with tremendous benefits to my own
health. The studies I have read that include the Zone diet parameters have
shown that it is possible to gain all the benefits of low carb diets and low
fat diets without the possible dangers of either.
See study results at
Good for you! I've written several letters to USA Today Sunday Nerwspaper supplement authors who ahve done the same ting. Sometimes they mis-label it as High-Protein, and other times they mis-label it as Low-carb.
However, it was very nice to see in the newspaper last week that a known (Harvard?) study confirmed the ZONE lifestyle as balanced and beneficial. Then as I was about to write about it, DR. Seras put it in his ZONE Mondays column.