So what does the field of biotechnology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Zone Diet have in common?
Nothing, except for the fact that Barry Sears who is the founder of the Zone Diet had something to do with each of these factors. Of course, his book ‘Enter The Zone: A Dietary Road Map’, a New York best-seller that promises much more than weight loss, by saying that a person who follows this diet will find themselves “feeling alert, refreshed and full of energy”.
Being a researcher, his claim is that the diet helps the body to work in “a metabolic state in which the body works at maximum efficiency” by maintaining a diet of 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat and 40 percent carbohydrates.
If that’s not enough, you can find yourself decreasing the risk of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes and what’s more – increase your performance levels as an athlete.
But there’s more to the Zone diet than empty promises because it is backed up with Sears’ theory and diet regimen which is all about controlling hormones such as insulin, glucagon, and eicosanoids, and that comes from eating every meal with a protein-to-carbohydrate ratio of 0.75 along with not allowing five hours or more to pass between each meal.
Fresh vegetables and fruits apart from leafy green vegetables while not forgetting eight glasses of water a day are some of the common tenets of the Zone Diet, and while you will only gain access to the recipes if you purchase Sears’ books or try a website such as FormulaZone, there is no doubt that most people who have tried this diet have given it a thumbs-up for both the science that it is based on as well as the positive results that they have seen with this diet.