Creator of the Zone Diet, Dr. Barry Sears, ,reveals the simplicity of the diet in this short video above. While some have said over the years that it’s too complicated or too confusing, it is actually one of the easiest diets to follow. You may have heard the diet described as 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat. But how does this translate into a meal?

As Dr. Sears explains in the video, you only need one eye and one hand to follow the Zone. Divide your plate into three equal sections. In one third, put a small amount of lean protein, no larger than the palm of your hand. Fill the other two thirds of the plate until it is overflowing with non-starchy vegetables and fruits. Add a small amount of monounsaturated fat, such as olive oil or olives or macademia nuts. This will keep you full and satisfied for four to six hours. Medical research supports the Zone for weight loss and for reduction of inflammation in the body (which being overweight or obese fosters), notably the Harvard study.


Readers of Skinny Bliss know I have followed this diet since the mid-1990s and attribute it to my success. I can say 15+ years later, I’m not bored with it, and it has become just a way of life, perfect for weight management as well as weight loss! For more on the Zone, visit the official Zone Diet site for lots of free information including recipes, a list of favorable and unfavorable carbohydrates and meal planning tips. And be sure to check out Dr. Sears’ blog, as he addresses trendy topics in weight loss, recently, comparing the Mediterranean diet to the Zone diet.

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