According to Sears, a food plan with a balanced ratio of carbohydrates (40 percent), protein (30 percent), and fat (30 percent) is the optimal mix for how the human body is genetically programmed, and will allow the body to enter an efficient metabolic state (what he calls "The Zone").
Beside this, what do you eat on the Zone diet?
What Foods Can You Eat on the Zone Diet?
- Lean beef, pork, lamb, veal and game.
- Skinless chicken and turkey breast.
- Fish and shellfish.
- Vegetarian protein, tofu, other soy products.
- Egg whites.
- Low-fat cheeses.
- Low-fat milk and yogurt.
How does the Zone Diet work?
The Zone Diet works on the theory that excess insulin, a hormone that helps control our blood sugar levels, makes us fat and keeps us fat. By closely regulating our blood sugar levels and therefore keeping our levels of insulin in a tight 'zone', the body burns fat more efficiently so that we lose weight.
Who is the Zone diet created for?