The Zone Diet
In this weight loss plan, 40 percent of your daily calories come from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat and 30 percent from protein.
Zone Diet Claim
Fat, protein and carbohydrates are all essential parts of your diet; but only certain complex carbs that are high in fiber are considered "favorable" and should be eaten.
According to Zone creator Barry Sears, Ph.D., everyone has an ideal way to achieve the 40-30-30 calorie split, so everyone needs an individualized food plan. This facilitates sales of his prepackaged Zone Diet Meals.
Sample lunch: chicken salad - cooked chicken breast mixed with light mayonnaise, celery and grapes - with lettuce and tomato on a piece of rye bread.
Zone Diet Benefit
Some carbohydrates are better than others. Simple carbs - such as sugar, white flour and white rice - are high-cal but low-fiber, leaving you unsatisfied. Complex carbs - such whole-wheat bread, brown rice, fruits, vegetables and beans - contain more nutrients than simple carbs, plus they're high in fiber, so they fill you up.
Weight Loss Diet Advice
There are so many calorie-controlled diets and weight loss programs to choose from. But most dietitians and weight loss experts agree that a healthy balanced diet - combined with regular physical activity - is still the best diet-plan for fast weight loss and long-term weight control.
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