What Is The Zone?
Simply stated, being in the Zone is how you maintain wellness. It is a physiological state in the body where you have optimized your ability to control inflammation from your diet. Wellness means different things to each of us, but wellness in the Zone can include:
- Loss of excess body fat
- Improved healing
- Improved immune function
- Better performance (physical and mental)
- Delaying the onset of various health conditions
- Healthy aging
All of these benefits are improved when you are in the Zone. Once you get outside the Zone, the less well you become.
What Is The Zone Diet?
The Zone Diet is an anti-inflammatory eating plan that focuses on eating the right combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat at every meal and snack. Calorie-wise this comes out to about 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 30% fat. The Zone Diet was developed more than 30 years ago by Dr. Barry Sears to help with hormonal control. To gain the greatest anti-inflammatory benefits from the diet, Dr. Sears recommends supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols.