The Zone Diet

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  • What About Moderate Carbs?

    Oct 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large servings, no special foods needed, no gimmicks. . .and the diet works!
    Cons: Using the block method can be confusing.

    Summary: I was in search of a way to shed the last 10 pounds of post-pregnancy weight when I stumbled upon the Zone diet. Post-pregnancy weight loss is a journey I’ve taken many times, and I’ve never followed an established diet before, because I have ... read more

  • The Zone Changed My Life! 140 Pounds Lost!

    Jun 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Weight loss, mental clarity, improved blood work
    Cons: Two week adjustment to really learn the Zone method

    Summary: I started the Zone diet in August 2005 after reading "A Week in the Zone". I had tried many diets in the past, including one that forbade flour and sugar. I tried that one for a while, felt great and lost some weight, but the fear of taking the "first ... read more

  • Best thing I've ever found...

    Mar 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a lifestyle. Does more than just lose weight.
    Cons: You can't just 'kind of' follow it.

    Summary: For me, finding the book 'Entering The Zone' in 1997 led me to one of the most important changes in my life! I had just finished my college football career and was about 300lbs before I started The Zone. I already knew that I wanted to lose weight, as ... read more

  • I've been using the zone diet as a guide for about 8 yrs.

    Jan 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ideas for the uninformed dieter.
    Cons: Still another diet but very hard to understand.

    Summary: After 8 years, I realize this zone diet is basically only a low calorie diet. You count blocks. A block is about 100 calories. You are only allowed so many blocks in a day according to your body size. As any intelligent individual should know, eating ... read more

  • All of the Benefits of Atkins without all of the Fat

    Jan 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The diet encourages healthy allowances of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Not a high fat diet.
    Cons: One should be careful not to severely limit carbohydrate intake and induce ketosis.

    Summary: The Zone Diet is one of the many diets available today that emphasizes a need to reduce carbohydrate consumption, in particular simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour. The popular diet was developed by Barry Sears, who holds a PhD in ... read more

  • First diet ever, and it worked great

    Sep 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Balanced, sensible, effective
    Cons: A bit complicated to do exactly by the numbers

    Summary: According to the National Institutes of Health and the infamous body-mass index calculation, I'd been overweight for a number of years: 205 pounds on a six-foot frame. I always meant to try to lose the weight but never quite got motivated to do so. It was ... read more

  • The Zone Diet-great, for anal retentive people

    Sep 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lose weight fast
    Cons: Impossible to follow

    Summary: I tried the Zone Diet after having a baby and gaining lots of weight. As a teen, I lost alot of weight on the Atkins diet, and never gained it back until I had the baby. Unfortunately, cutting carbs wasnt working for me anymore, so I started looking ... read more

  • Happy with the zone

    Jul 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Steady, healthy weight loss without hunger pangs and feeling restricted.
    Cons: Must think ahead and plan meals.

    Summary: Since graduating college and beginning a desk job, over 3 years I gained about 15 pounds and was feeling very unhappy about my appearance. I had read some articles on various weight loss programs, and thought the zone made sense and sounded like the ... read more

  • The Sad Truth: 2 reasons why you'll feel better

    Mar 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: you get to eat all the no-no's with no one telling you not to
    Cons: you get to eat all the no-no's with no one telling you not to

    Summary: The two reasons you feel better on this diet are 1. you stop eating sugar and sugary/UNwholegrain foods, a MAJOR problem in the US 2. you start eating lots of veggies--which also are full of fiber that's good for you and will make you feel ... read more

  • You have to be able to START the diet FIRST

    Mar 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You gotta be able to get ON the frickin' diet first
    Cons: You gotta be able to get ON he frickin' diet first

    Summary: Please excuse Mr. Bun Bun's use of harsh language, but I simply cannot recommend this diet. Why? Because first you have to be able to GET ON THE DIET and for many people, this will be near impossible. Dieting is hard. That's why it's called ... read more

  • Zone out Baby....

    Oct 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great idea for healthy bodies.
    Cons: Nothing everyone shouldn't already know.

    Summary: The Zone Diet is pretty muck just a book that will tell you what you should already know. Eat right and exercise. While living with one of my mates, he started The Zone Diet and got me into it as well. It's based around a high ... read more

  • Great Diet that does what it says it will do!

    Oct 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 1 inch in 1 week, that's even with cheating!!!
    Cons: don't really see any

    Summary: I love the zone diet. Finally something that really works!! I lost 1 in around my waist and hips. I could see a difference in the way my clothes were fitting after two days. Would suggest it to anyone. I feel so much energy when in the"zone". The only ... read more

  • The Zone is the king of beasts

    Aug 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Steady, almost predictable fat loss. Increased vascularity and muscularity.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I started Zoning March 1st in conjunction with some weight training 3 times a week and interval training, about 15 minutes per session 3 times per week. My starting bodyweight was 242lbs, waist size was 42, and my pathetic body fat % was 43. I was ... read more

  • Low Carb Diet in General

    Jul 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Satisfying, healthy, true weight loss, will cure carbohydrate addiction
    Cons: Severe acidosis should be avoided.

    Summary: I've been following a low carbohydrate diet for the past three weeks now and am very pleased with the results that I've been getting. I'm also satisfied with my food choices and am not hungry all the time like I was before I started this diet. I'm ... read more

  • I got into the Zone

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to follow
    Cons: Works better for men than women

    Summary: I am a polio survivor and as such have a hard time getting enough exercise. Even though I lead an active life style and walk with braces and crutches, it is difficult for me to burn enough calories to keep my weight down. When I turned forty I gave ... read more

  • The Zone and everything else.

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great results
    Cons: Initially hard at first

    Summary: My only problem with this 'diet' is it really isn't a 'diet' ... not how the average person sees it anyway. The Zone is a way of life, and a good one. A few years ago, I was in a position where I had to lose 40+ pounds. I was being ... read more

  • Enter The Zone

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Healthy weight loss, more energy, easy to prepare low cost meals with generous portions.
    Cons: Honestly, none that I find worth mentioning

    Summary: As a person who had never experienced a "weight" problem, I was somewhat dismayed to find myself suddenly gaining weight at the age of 44. I was always tired, found myself bouncing from being sleepy all the time to not being able to sleep at ... read more

  • The only diet that makes sense

    Nov 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sensible, easy to learn
    Cons: You have to put away your previous beliefs about food

    Summary: Two years ago a business associate and I were discussing the changes we were both experiencing as we reached middle age. My complaint was that, for the first time in my life, I had gained a significant amount of weight. I had always been able to eat ... read more

  • Zone Happy

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: loss of weight, more energy, clearer skin, sleep better
    Cons: at first, when you are becoming accustomed to the Zone, you must plan ahead...must eat every five hours,

    Summary: I decided to try the Zone diet because I needed to lose some weight that I had gained during recovery from an injury. Recovery took a few years and consequently, I gained about 30+ extra pounds. I also felt tired all of the time, no matter how much ... read more

  • Diet, in general

    Oct 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Overall good steady weight loss
    Cons: Digestive difficulties when resuming normal diet

    Summary: I myself have not tried this diet, but have several clients who have, with much success I must say. Though I was leary about it, as I saw the results happening, I was very impressed. Not only about the wieght loss, but as a Wholistic Health ... read more

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