What is the Zone Diet?

Originated by Dr. Barry Sears, the Zone Diet is based on the theory that there is an ideal nutritional balance for maximum calorie burning and physical performance. By getting your body into the "Zone", you can lose weight without feeling hungry, and feel more energetic too.
Dr. Sears says that carbohydrate consumption produces insulin, which causes more calories to be stored as fat. An ideal balance of 40 percent carbohydrate, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat will allow you to boost energy and vitality and increase lean muscle mass while you lose weight. Dr. Sears emphasizes that success with the Zone depends on eating this balance of macronutrients at each meal, including snacks. The Zone is intended as a long-term program that will help you to look and feel your best for life.

Top books on the Zone Diet

The Zone : A Dietary Road Map to Lose Weight Permanently : Reset Your Genetic Code : Prevent Disease : Achieve Maximum Physical Performance

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Barry Sears, Sears Barry

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Barry Sears looks at why Americans still have dietary problems in spite of following the advice of experts. Challenging the current recommendations for a high carbohydrate diet, Sears looks into man's history as well as the diets athletes succeed best on, to build a new dietary picture. Anyone looking for better health through an improved relationship to what they eat should put this book on their list.
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Anti-Aging Zone, The

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Barry Sears, Sears Barry

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Barry Sears started the diet movement of the decade with the Zone's 40-30-30 eating plan (40 percent carbohydrate, 30 percent each fat and protein). In The Anti- Aging Zone, Sears explains that he thinks aging is not caused so much by depleted hormone levels but by a lack of communication among hormones.

So what exactly do these hormones have to do with aging? Estrogen and testosterone levels ...
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Zone Food Blocks: The Quick and Easy, Mix-and-Match Counter for Staying in the Zone

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Barry Sears

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Here's the follow-up to The Zone and Mastering the Zone. Author Barry Sears, Ph.D., has formulated a way for readers to follow his diet plan (30 percent fat, 40 percent each carbohydrates and protein) by breaking down foods into measurable units, à la Weight Watchers. It's designed to make eating on the run--even if you're stopping at McDonald's--a Zone-friendly experience. But it's not exa...
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The Omega Rx Zone : The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil

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Barry Sears

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Mastering The Zone

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Barry Sears, Sears Barry

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Barry Sears's 1995-96 bestseller, The Zone, changed the way many people look at nutrition and weight loss. Although his plan advocates eating fewer calories and exercising more, it also stresses getting more of those calories from fat and protein and fewer from carbohydrates. Here, he expands on that theory (which is still not accepted in most scientific circles) and offers recipes to help readers...
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Zone Meals in Seconds: 150 Fast and Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Zone (Regan))

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Lynn Sears, Barry Sears

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Millions of people worldwide have discovered the incredible weight–loss and health benefits of living in the Zone. Since Dr. Barry Sears first unveiled his dietary program of balanced protein, carbs and fats in 1995, his books have inspired men and women of all ages to reinvent themselves mentally and physically. Now, with Zone Meals in Seconds, it's easier to stay in the Zone than ever.

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The Anti-Inflammation Zone: Reversing the Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health (Zone (Regan))

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Barry Sears

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Combat silent inflammation -- the most serious health threat you never heard of

Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans.
Cancer is the #1 fear of Americans.
Dementia is the #1 concern of Americans.

What do these devastating illnesses have in common? All three have been linked to silent inflammation, a condition that occurs when the body's natural immune response g...
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A Week in the Zone

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Barry Sears, Barry Sears

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