The Zone Diet
Full disclosure, you have to read this book because you want to, not because you have to.
I now see this as a diet that is way too low in good fats, slightly too high in protein and that has far more carbohydrate in it than many of us need. The 11 blocks of carbs were too much for me, I felt just wrong eating that much.
I also now very strongly disagree with ...more
Early on, Sears explains that eicosanoids are super-hormones that control the body's hundreds of hormonal systems, each system having two opposing hormones. He then labels eicosanoids as either good or bad, with man ...more
For the negatives, I think it's going overboard trying to ...more
Carbs are carbs, and instead of focusing on refined sugars vs. complex carbs, you should focus on glycemic indeces (the speed at which the carb is broken down and enters your blood stream). The higher the glycemic index, the faster the carb enters the blood, and therefore the higher the resulting insulin spike. Insulin tells your body 1) not to release any fat s ...more
Es un libro informativo con bases científicas acerca de las proporciones que debemos consumir según nuestra actividad física, proporciona métodos para calcular nuestro porcentaje de grasa corporal, de masa corporal magra, etc, para ayudar a calcular las necesidades proteicas que se necesitan de manera diaria, que se han de mantener en una cantidad de 30-30 y 40% en relación a las grasas y carbohi ...more
On a philosophical note, these is a problem with the question of universals. To ...more
The book is full of 'scientific' discussions to give the illusion of credibility, but if you look a little deeper, there is no evidence to support Sears' claims. The book is full of emotive promises, bad science, and unsound nutritional messages.
Not a book or a diet I would recommend. For a full review of The Zone diet, vis ...more
The first book about the Zone diet, by Barry Sears. This was the first diet book I read and it blew my mind. I tried it out and quickly lost 20 pounds and felt much better (vastly improved concentration). I don't follow the Zone as rigorously as I used to, but I still pretty much stick with it.
Sears has launched a website with additional information as well as food products with the 40-30-30 carbohydrate-protein-fat ratio recommended by the Zone diet.
In particular, the Zone Bars are pretty good,...more