The Zone Diet
I have had a couple people ask about The Zone Diet after last week’s posting. If you are wondering what The Zone is as well, please follow the link below. This will take you to The Zone’s website. I would recommend that you use this as a guide to your daily intake of food that you already eat/buy. You will see that The Zone has meals that you can buy, but I am not advocating that you buy them. I believe that you need to make your “diet” be your daily food intake- not a traditional diet that you stay on for a short time and then stop doing. I have been “Zoning” for over three years and can’t imagine doing it any other way. I have changed the food I eat over the years and my allotments, but I always make sure that I get equal amounts of protein, carbohydrates and good fats. This is what The Zone promotes and what makes it different.
Throughout this time my outlook on food has also changed. I used to eat just because I knew I needed to and the foods that I thought were good for me, I quickly found out were/are not. Now I look at food as being fuel for my body and workouts. Good fats are my energy source and protein/carbs help rebuild my torn muscles from my CrossFit workouts. I still enjoy every meal and have not become “bored” with what I am eating. (This is usually the first question I receive). I continue to learn more about my body each month and what foods I enjoy. My mother cannot believe some of the things “her pickiest daughter” is now eating.
If this is something you would like to try, read one of Dr. Sears books, research more about the diet on the website and use your CFDM Log Book to help you break down your blocks. My coach gave me the extra push to try it and I do not regret it at all! I challenge you to do the same.
If you are looking for some yummy recipes to try, look on The Zone webite for some new ideas:
The Zone Book: