Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Cindy Crawford swear by the Zone Diet, not South Beach or Atkins Diet.
The celebrities say they’re experiencing enhanced health after they entered the Zone. What is the Zone Diet, and why are these famous stars so happy with it?
Other well known celebrities enjoying the benefits of the Zone Diet are Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Rene Zellwegger, Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, and Lorraine Bracco.
Probably the most well known celebrity on the Zone Diet is Jennifer Aniston. She wanted to shed a few pounds while she was filming “Friends”, and the Zone Diet worked for her.
Since then, dieters commonly refer to it as the Jennifer Aniston Zone Diet.
“All these celebrities are under considerable stress. They must lose weight one way or another to keep the offers flowing in.
Whether the name of the torture is “Zone”, “Atkins” or “South Beach”, their will and motivation is strong enough to stand it, because the results may be worth million dollars,” says Enter the Zone Diet.
What Is The Zone Diet?
Researcher Dr. Barry Sears, created the Zone Diet and went on to write a bestseller, “Enter the Zone”, a diet plan that advocates eating 30 percent of your calories each from protein and fat, with the remaining 40 percent from carbohydrates.
According to Sears, this ratio will stimulate the metabolism to burn fat. Eating low-starch fruits and vegetables as your carbs is the trick.
The Zone Diet has been described by some as a moderation diet, meaning the diet plan is moderate proteins, moderate fats, and moderate carbohydrates.
Eating roughly one gram of fat for every two grams of protein and three grams of carbohydrates, represents the popular Zone 1-2-3 Method.
This diet plan is designed to balance your hormones so it controls hunger while getting the proper nutrients on less calories.
Dr. Sears claims with this balanced diet plan you can control three major hormones generated by the diet – insulin, glucagon and eicosanoids.
His diet aims to “turn off” inflammatory genes that Dr. Sears projects are the underling cause of chronic disease.
Calorie amounts usually don’t exceed 500 calories per meal, and snacks are around 100 calories.
Although the Zone Diet does include more fat than most diet programs, many people report a reasonable amount of weight loss while on it.
The Zone Diet Plan
- 40% Good Carbs – Most fruits and vegetables, oatmeal and barley.
- 30% Protein – About 3-4 ounces skinless chicken, turkey, fish, very lean cuts of meat, egg whites, low-fat dairy products, tofu, soy meat substitutes.
- 30% Fats – Olive oil, Almonds, Avocados, Fish oils, and some butter or even guacamole.
- Limited Quantities – Bananas, figs, prunes, raisins and grapes, potatoes, peas, carrots and corn.
Thumbs Down – Sugar in all forms, breads, pastas, potatoes, rice, Bagels, cereals, juices, sodas, alcohol and caffeine. Although frowned upon, you can have these foods in moderation.
Making A Zone Diet Meal
- Divide your plate into three sections.
- Place 3-4 ounces of low-fat protein on 1/3 of the plate.
- Heap the rest of the plate with fruits and vegetables.
- Add a small amount of fat from the list above.
- That’s it. You’re done!