Dining Out in the Zone
You can stay in the Zone whenever you dine out if you follow these simple tips.
One of the biggest advantages of the ZoneFast™ program is that the rules are simple and easy to apply when eating out. Even if you deviate from a balanced meal, your hormones are placed back into balance as soon as you consume your next Zone Food product.
Step 1: Divide your plate into three equal parts. On one-third of your plate, put some low-fat protein that is no bigger or thicker than the palm of your hand. That's about 3 ounces of low-fat protein for women and 4 ounces of low-fat protein for men.
Step 2: Fill the remaining two-thirds of the plate with color coming mostly from non-starchy vegetables, especially those from the Mediterranean region.
Step 3: Add a dash of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, such as olive oil, slivered almonds, walnuts or guacamole.
Pass on the pasta and bread and ask for extra grilled vegetables.
Have fajitas with only one corn tortilla.
Pass on the starches and ask for extra vegetables.
Pass on the bread and potatoes and ask for extra vegetables.
Pass on the rice and ask for extra steamed vegetables.
The best dessert at any restaurant is mixed berries with a little whipped cream on the side.