Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Zone Diet - What is it?

By Jameson Simpson

There are many types of fad diets that come and go, but few of them have an actual scientific basis for their weight loss. The zone diets creator, barry sears, believes that when a proper ratio of fats, protein and carbohydrates is reached, the body produces a hormone that helps burn fat. When this balance of carbohydrates, fat, and proteins is reached, a hormones called eicosanoid is released in the body. This hormone is an anti-inflammatory chemical that is beneficial for the heart and also has the effect of boosting metabolism. The ratio of proteins to carbohydrates that produces this effect is 3:4. When this "zone" is reached the body is less likely to store food energy as fat.

This diet is also important for creating optimal levels of insulin. Insulin spikes cause the body to switch from burning to storing fat. By eating smaller meals, more frequently, the insulin levels can stay consistent. Higher levels of insulin in the body for a prolonged period of time can create insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a cause of weight gain and type two diabetes. By controlling insulin levels with your diet, you can keep yourself healthy and lose weight.
If you eat the right kinds of foods at the right time, you don't have to starve yourself. Eating smaller meals more frequently, and keeping the correct ratio of proteins and carbohydrate you can lose weight and still feel full. The weight loss is a promising diet that will help many dieters struggling with their weight loss. Adding exercise to a diet like this will keep you health and boost its effects.

Jameson Simpson is a weight loss educator and contributor. He manages websites about weight loss and health related issues.
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