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Clinical Markers of the Zone Diet

Posted by Dr. Sears’ Zone Mar 1, 2018 3:24:00 PM   Blood Markers of the Zone: How to Know if You are There: The quickest way to gauge whether you are in the Zone is to evaluate your level of hunger after a meal. If you can go 4-5 hours without hunger or fatigue you’ve done a… Read more »

Our Top Supermarket Picks

Posted by Mary Perry Mar 29, 2018 1:37:18 PM   Not many of us have the luxury of spending hours in the grocery store going aisle to aisle. Here we’ve highlighted some of our top grocery finds from each area of the supermarket that can easily be incorporated into tasty weekdays/weeknight meals and get you in… Read more »

Peak Performance: An Athletes Guide to Meal Timing

Posted by Mary Perry Mar 23, 2018 2:13:04 PM Fueling for performance requires knowing what foods to choose and when to have them. Dr. Sears has worked with elite athletes his entire professional career and his recommendations are based on years of seeing what has led to the greatest improvements in becoming faster, stronger, and leaner. You… Read more »

High Protein Vegetables

Posted by Mary Perry Mar 14, 2018 3:23:17 PM Many of us have heard the importance of getting adequate protein at each meal due its role in keeping us full, but for those who are vegan, vegetarian, or trying to minimize their carbon footprint, finding non-meat sources of protein can be challenging. The good news is you might… Read more »

What 25 Grams of Protein Really Looks Like

Posted by Mary Perry Feb 16, 2018 11:03:48 AM A Zone meal should contain no more than 400 total calories to help stabilize blood sugar and minimize inflammation in the body.  Those 400 calories should contain at least 25 grams of protein, less than 12 grams of fat, and the carbohydrates should come primarily from low-glycemic… Read more »

Dr. Sears Answers Your Questions on Omega-3 Fish Oil

Posted by Dr. Sears Apr 18, 2018 1:54:18 PM   Dr. Sears answers some of the top questions we receive about fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids and what makes OmegaRx 2 unique.   What are EPA and DHA? EPA is an abbreviation for the omega-3 fatty acid Eicosapentaenoic Acid. DHA is short for Docosahexaenoic Acid. The… Read more »

Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

Posted by Dr. Sears Apr 6, 2018 8:55:42 AM   Carbohydrates are often villainized as the culprit for our weight gain, but it’s more complex than this.  It is constantly elevated levels of the hormone insulin that actually makes you fat and keeps you fat.  Since carbohydrates cause a short-term increase in insulin levels, this has led… Read more »

Q&A with Dr. Sears

Feb 23, 2018 11:22:47 AM   You have questions, Dr. Sears has answers. We know it’s hard to stay current with everything in the news and what exactly to believe. Leave that to Dr. Sears! Whether its a question about a study in the news, health trend, or something that pertains to your own personal… Read more »

The Next Evolution of Zone Protein: Understanding How Zone Foods Work

Protein is an essential nutrient for human nutrition. However, getting adequate protein in the diet hasn’t always been easy. A Step Back in Time The first breakthrough for increasing protein intake in our ancestors happened about 700,000 years ago. This occurred when they learned how to use fire to help break down collagen to make… Read more »

The Importance of Polyphenols in Athletic Performance

By Dr. Barry Sears Within every cell in our body are ancient bacterial fragments called mitochondria. Essentially, the role of mitochondria is to take the food we eat and turn it into energy (a.k.a ATP). For an athlete, without adequate levels of ATP, muscles can’t contract, nor can they repair the damage done by exercise. … Read more »