The Zone Diet
Type of Diet: Low carbohydrate, high protein, moderate fatFoods You Eat on this Diet
Low fat protein foods such as skinless chicken breast, fish, low fat cottage cheese, some fruits and vegetables, and small amounts of olive or canola oil.
Emphasis is on eating a specific balance of foods at every meal so that you stay in "the zone" for peak efficiency and energy. Focus is on eating on low-glycemic index foods.
Can you keep it off on this type of diet?
This diet is quite low in calories (800-1200 Calories), designed for short term, quick weight loss, not long term.
Positives: Good amounts of fruits and low starch vegetables, and low in saturated fat. Restricts refined carbohydrates that are low in nutrition.
Drawbacks: Meals must be calculated with exact balance of fat, protein and carbohydrate for proper "zone". Diet is very restricted in calories, so it is difficult to stay on long enough to lose weight, especially if you exercise.
Safety and Health Issues
Basically safe on the higher calorie level (1200) but too low in essential nutrients.
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