Today, we would like to present you with the Zone Diet. The Zone Diet might prove to be a good choice for women that want to lose weight without removing entire food groups from the menu. So, following this diet you will shed your excess pounds.

The Zone Diet was created by Dr. Barry Sears more than 30 years ago. Following this diet, you must adhere to eating a specific ratio of 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat. It will help you reduce inflammation in your body. When you’ll reduce inflammation, you’ll able to lose fat, slow down aging, reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve your performance.

There are two methods of the Zone Diet, such as the hand-eye method and the Zone food block method. The hand-eye method is the easiest part of the Zone Diet. You will determine the size of food portions with the help of your hand, and your five fingers will remind you to eat five times a day. Moreover, your eyes will help you estimate portions on your plate. Your plate should be divided into thirds: one-third protein, two-thirds carbs, and a little fat.

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As for the Zone food block method, it will help you to personalize the Zone Diet to your body by calculating how many grams of protein, carbs and fat you can have per day. The number of Zone blocks you should eat per day depends on your weight, height, waist and hip measurements.

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By following the Zone Diet, you can eat lean protein, carbs with a low glycemic index and healthy fats. However, there are foods you should remove from your diet plan, including: high-sugar fruits; high-sugar of starchy vegetables; refined and processed carbs; processed foods; foods with added sugar; soft drinks; coffee and tea.

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Here is a sample block plan of the Zone Diet

#1 Breakfast (3 food blocks): Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and fruit.

- 2 eggs, scrambled

- 3 strips turkey bacon

- 1/2 apple

- 1 cup (156 grams) mushrooms, boiled

- 3 1/2 cups (630 grams) spinach, cooked

- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) olive oil

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#2 Lunch (3 food blocks): Grilled chicken and egg salad with fruit.

- 2 ounces (57 grams) grilled chicken, skinless

- 1 hard-boiled egg

- Up to 2 heads of iceberg lettuce

- 1 cup (70 grams) raw mushrooms

- 1 cup (104 grams) raw cucumber, sliced

- 1 sliced red pepper

- 2 tablespoons avocado

- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vinegar dressing

- 1 plum

#3 Mid-Afternoon Snack (1 food block): Boiled egg, nuts and fruit.

- 1 hard-boiled egg

- 3 almonds

- 1/2 apple

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#4 Dinner (3 food blocks): Grilled salmon, lettuce and sweet potatoes.

- 4 oz (113 grams) salmon, grilled

- 2/3 cup (67 grams) of sweet potatoes, baked

- Up to 1 head of iceberg lettuce

- 1/4 cup (37 grams) raw tomato

- 1 cup (104 grams) raw cucumber, sliced

- 2 tablespoons avocado

- 1/3 teaspoon (3.3 ml) olive oil

#5 Pre-Bedtime Snack (1 food block): Cottage cheese, nuts and fruit.

- 1/4 cup (56 grams) cottage cheese

- 6 peanuts

- 1/2 orange.

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