How to Stay in the
For those who want to start a diet and at the same time prevent
illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular sickness, and other
chronic ailments, Zone Diet plan is for you. Although many have
criticized it for being very difficult to the point of using
measuring cups or scales, it actually is quiet easy. Imagine
this, you still get to eat at fast food chains or any restaurant
and still maintain your diet, or as the followers of this plan
say staying “in the zone”.
All you truly require is your
hand, an excellent imagination and an eye in order to
coordinate long-lasting weight-loss, hormone balance, your
overall wellness as well as protection against
cardiovascular disease, and also diabetes. Now, put
your good imagination into practice and picture an empty plate.
The plate should be divided into three parts. The first part
should contain low-fat protein (i.e., chicken, lean beef or
shrimp that can perfectly fit into your hand) while the
remaining part should compose your fruits and vegetables. Add to
this combination a dash of mono-unsaturated fat.
that so hard at all? That is what they call the 40-30-30 optimum
ratio of carbohydrates, protein and fat which is also the daily
composition of your meal should contain in order to stay “in the
zone”. Here are the basic rules to follow for this particular
- Always eat within one hour after waking.
- There should be a minimum of 3 meals and 2 snacks a day in
one daily menu. Surprisingly, afternoon and late evening snacks
are vital for the continuous stay “in the zone”.
- You must eat within 4-5 hours after each meal and within
2-2.5 hours after taking a snack. This is because the duration
that an individual can be “in the zone” is only within 4-5
hours. You must eat even if you are not hungry; in fact, these
are the best times to eat since this is when your insulin levels
- Keep it a habit to assess your hunger and mental focus
before you eat. This is because lack of hunger and mental focus
are the best indicators of being “in the zone”.
- Couple the diet with regular exercise.
- Always drink water—a minimum of 8 glasses a day.