by Babs ‘O’ Reilly
(Miami Beach, Florida, USA)
The Zone Diet promises that dieters can expect to lose one to two pounds per week. One to two pounds a week is rapid and steady weight loss and it’s a sign of a quality program.
Additionally, many Zone dieters have found they’ve been able to lose much more than that, particularly in the beginning.
Whether you have a few pounds to lose or have a much larger weight loss goal, the Zone Diet may be a good solution.
What Is the Zone Diet?
The Zone Diet differs from other diets in that it places great emphasis on hormonal imbalances as the primary cause of weight gain.
The theory is that if you’re hungry all the time, it’s not because there’s something wrong with you; it’s because your hormones are out of balance. The Zone Diet strives to help you put them back in balance.
The Zone diet is similar to other diets in that it approaches weight loss as a three-step program. The first step or Zone is what’s called “Zone Fast.” It’s a two-week fast weight loss plan that puts you on a structured meal plan.
The plan is designed to reduce inflammation in your body, provide you with foods that make you feel full longer, and to rebalance your hormones.
Your hormones are largely responsible for regulating your metabolism. Resetting them or balancing them can help you even out your blood sugar and speed up your metabolism.
The next phase is where you’ll begin to add variety to your structured meal plan. You’re still restricted to Zone Food products; however, the assortment to choose from is larger. You’ll stay in this zone until you reach your desired weight loss goal.
The final zone is the maintenance zone. Here you’ll again be using many Zone Food products; however, you’ll have more freedom to control what and how you eat.
Is the Zone Diet Right for Me?
If you need a 100% controlled environment and a structured plan, then the Zone Diet may be right for you. While you’re able to eat a tasty variety of foods, your meals and menus are planned and there’s a lot of structure to this diet.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a program to join, then the Zone Diet may be right for you. The Zone Diet offers three different weight loss programs.
They include the Zone Fast, Standard Package, and a Custom Package. You also receive online community support, recipes and a website full of fitness and health information.
The program may not be for you if you’re on a tight budget. One week on the Zone Diet Standard Program is $70. However, it comes with all the food you’ll likely need excluding fresh produce. We’re talking about breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for a week. That $70 is probably less than you spend on groceries.
While the Zone Diet is fairly structured compared to other diets, you are provided with more tools, resources and advice than perhaps any other diet plan.
If you are looking for a one-stop weight loss solution, the Zone Diet may be the perfect diet for you.