The Zone Diet is based on nutrient ratio which is created by Dr. Barry Sears. The formula of Zone Diet is 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fats i.e. 40:30:30 which must be followed at every meal.
Benefits of Zone Diet
- The Zone Diet is a ‘low carb’ diet as the average persons consumes about 50-60% carbohydrates in their diet.
- Muscle gain is possible only with the right weights and exercise training.
Drawbacks of Zone Diet
- The Zone diet is that it is too complex to follow.
- The Zone Diet encourages a combination of all the nutrients in each meal.
- The calorie recommendations in Zone Diet may be too low for an active person.
Review of the Zone Diet
The Zone Diet is complex and has a substantial list of “forbidden” foods – however there are a number of web sites with programs that have substantially simplified the Zone. At its basic principles it is a good program and would be a great improvement for anyone who currently has a typical western diet.
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