WHAT IS THE ZONE DIET?
If you are looking for a diet to shed excess pounds, to dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease and improve your mental and physical performance while living a longer more fulfilling life, then look no further than the Zone Diet*. The Zone Diet is not a clever marketing term, but a life-long dietary program based on exceptionally strong science to reduce diet-induced inflammation.
WHAT IS THE ZONE?
The Zone is a real physiological state in your body that can be measured in clinical tests that are routinely used at Harvard Medical School. If you are in the Zone, you have optimized your ability to control diet-induced inflammation. This type of inflammation is the reason you gain weight, become sick, and age faster.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN THE ZONE?
Here is a list of the benefits of being in the Zone:
- Losing excess body fat at the fastest possible rate*
- Maintaining wellness for a longer period of time*
- Performing better*
- Thinking faster*
- Slowing down the rate of aging*
HOW THE ZONE DIET WORKS
The Zone Diet is simple to explain because you simply balance your plate at every meal by following a diet program based primarily on consuming a lot of non-starchy vegetables with a little fruit, adequate low-fat protein, and low levels of fat at every meal. Why that dietary balance works to get you to the Zone is a little more complicated.
ZONE FOOD PYRAMID
If you balance your plate according to the Zone Diet blueprint, you end up with a Zone Food Pyramid that looks like the following:
The Zone Food Pyramid looks somewhat like the traditional Mediterranean diet, except that the grains and starches in the Zone Diet are dramatically restricted and replaced by even greater amounts of fruits and vegetables. This seemingly small change provides dramatic hormonal and anti-inflammatory benefits. You should consider the Zone Diet to be the evolution of the traditional Mediterranean diet to higher level of hormonal and inflammatory control that provide the benefits of being in the Zone.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SUPPLEMENTS TO THE ZONE DIET
The Zone Diet was developed by Dr. Barry Sears more than 30 years ago to reduce diet-induced inflammation. However, its anti-inflammatory benefits can be enhanced by supplementation with anti-inflammatory supplements. The two most powerful are ultra-refined omega-3 fatty acids such as OmegaRx® and purified polyphenol supplements such as MaquiRx®.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Combining the Zone Diet with anti-inflammatory supplements provides the basis for the Zone Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Program, which takes you back to the beginning of modern medicine when Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine, and the medicine be your food.”
We finally have the breakthroughs in molecular biology to understand the power of those words and the importance of being in the Zone. The Zone Diet makes it possible with the least effort on your part.