Helpful Ways to eat in the Zone™
- The Simplified Approach to get you started
On 1/3rd of your plate, put a piece of lean protein the size and thickness of your palm.
Examples: skinless chicken, fish, egg whites, tofu.
Fill the remaining 2/3rds of your plate with fruits and vegetables.
Most fruits and vegetables are fine, but avoid things like corn and bananas.
Add a dash of heart-healthy monoun-
Examples: Olive Oil, Almonds, Avocado.
Zone Blocks™- The Precision Approach to keep you going
1. Find out how many Zone Blocks you are allowed to consume in a day.
For most women it will be 11, and for most men it will be 14. Your
activity level will increase your Zone Block daily allowance.
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2. Download the Blocks Guide and use this as a reference to assemble meals and snacks in exact proportions
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Zone Labs' bars and shakes are a premium foods designed to keep you in the Zone, and can be useful as a snack or meal replacement when you don't have time to prepare
Zone 123™- Evaluate Pre-Packaged Foods to help you along
Zone 123™ helps you make smart choices about which pre-packaged foods you purchase and consume.
Foods such as microwaveable meals have Nutrition Facts that can be easily evaluated for Zone Balance™.
SIMPLE METHOD: For every 3 grams of carbohydrates there should be 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fat. Subtract the fiber in the carbohydrates.
Zone Recipes - There are almost 1,000 Recipes here on ZoneDiet.com
Browse through our huge selection of free Zone Diet recipes »
The Zone Diet and Type 2 Diabetes
The Zone Diet is precisely in line with the dietary guidelines developed by the Joslin Diabetes Center and
The Harvard Medical School for overweight and obese adults with Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or at high risk for developing diabetes. Following the Zone Diet is the
same as following these guidelines.
Download the actual Joslin/Harvard dietary guidelines »