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Zone Food Blocks: The Quick and Easy, Mix-and-Match Counter for Staying in the Zone [Hardcover]

By Barry Sears (Author)
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Designed to help millions of people stay in the "Zone"--while at home or on the road--this essential new companion makes sticking to the popular Zone diet easier than ever. Virtually every type of food, prepared meal, and even fast-food take-out items can be converted to Zone food blocks by using this handy guide.

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Over two million people worldwide are already experiencing the health and performance benefits of the Zone diet. Based on the hormonal consequences of food rather than caloric content, the Zone treats food like a powerful drug. Properly administered, this drug allows you to maintain peak mental alertness throughout the day, increase your energy, and reduce the likelihood of chronic disease栬l while losing body fat.

Now, in this essential new Zone reference guide, Barry Sears, provides you with the Zone resources and Food Block information you need to make every meal you eat a Zone meal, including:

How to use and adjust Zone Food to fit your own biochemistry

Zone Food Blocks for every ingredient, including vegetarian and nondairy sources of protein

Zone Food Blocks for fast food and prepackaged supermarket meals

Rules for modifying prepared foods to make them Zone-perfect

The Ten Zone Commandments for staying in the Zone

Think better, perform better, look better, and live better榥t into the Zone.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: William Morrow
Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.39" Width: 6.29" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 3, 1998
Publisher   Collins
ISBN  0060392428  
ISBN13  9780060392420  
UPC  099455019002  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barry Sears, Ph.D., is one of the world s leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the author of fourteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Zone, and the New York Times bestsellers Mastering the Zone and Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes. His books have sold more than six million copies in the United States and have been translated into twenty-two languages. Dr. Sears has been a frequent guest on many national programs, including 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning News. He continues his research into the role of the inflammatory process in diabetes, heart disease, and neurological disorders as the president of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation. The father of two grown daughters, Dr. Sears lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lynn."

Barry Sears currently resides in Swampacott, in the state of Massachusetts. Barry Sears was born in 1947.

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Very thorough food guide  Apr 7, 2008
I never thought I'd find such an extensive library on zone food blocks, including ready-made TV dinners and fast food. It does not include everything, but it makes a very good attempt at doing so.
I Could Not Do This Diet Successfully With Out This Book...  Nov 1, 2007
This book is my "go to" for information for the zone diet. I can figure out how to eat anything and still stay in the zone. I would highly reccommend it.
ZONE FOOD BLOCKS  Aug 28, 2006
Good information.
Many fresh fruits and vegetables are not listed. Mostly canned, frozen, and processed foods are listed.
The organization within the main categories is difficult to navigate. Rather than listing "fruits" within the Carbohydrate category and putting all fruits under that heading, they are listed alphabetically within the category and mixed in with everyting else.
It's not as complicated as Sears wants you to believe  Aug 15, 2006
Sears wants you to think he has come up with a complicated system which he calls The Zone.

In reality, all you need is to eat naturally, like our ancestors did thousands of years ago. Eat greens, vegetables, berries, fruit, mushrooms, nuts. Eat lean meat (our ancestors hunted for healthy, lean animals). Eat egg whites, but avoid yolks. Most of the modern contaminants stick to fat molecules, and yolks are mostly fat. Plus it's the wrong type of fat, as chickens are not fed properly. Eat wild fish (but not too often; don't forget about pollutants).

That's it. Forget grains (and everything made from them). Forget potatoes and hard beans, soda and juices. Forget vegetable oils. All that junk is completely unnatural for humans to eat; our ancestors couldn't imagine that was edible. And that's why we have diseases that they didn't have.

Forget milk. Milk is only good for babies under 3 years old. Studies show that milk (and even yogurt) causes hyperinsulinemia (insulin "spikes" that lead to diabetes etc.) in adults.

Yes, his advice to take fish oil is great. Farm-raised animals are fed with junk food; consequently, they lack certain fatty acids that are vital for our health. Fish oil is a convenient way of restoring the balance. But Sears' fish oil is not the purest and cheapest on the market.

I'm a physiologist, and I've helped a number of people to change their eating habits. Those people have gotten rid of many problems, like obesity, allergies, asthma, arthritis, and excessive fatigue. And they don't complain that the food is not delicious enough. They learned to use their imagination a little bit and combine various healthy foods to create their nice and simple "recipes", and realized they enjoy their food even more than before.
A little complicated - but a handy reference  Feb 9, 2006
This is a very nice book to have as a reference if you're on the Zone diet. It has a very comprehensive and detailed list of frozen dinners, broken down into blocks.

The reason I'm giving it three stars, though, is the fact that the book is not very user-friendly. It's VERY bulky, so I have to type grocery lists on the computer of what I can from the book when I go shopping. I also wish the fast foods section was more of a "This is what you can, and can't eat" reference. It tells you how many blocks each food is, but when you're at Wendy's, chances are, you won't have the book handy.

A helpful tip to remember is: If you're going to buy this book, highlight what you think you can eat and then write it down and keep in in your wallet or purse for the store or when you're out to eat. Also write down how many blocks each meal is so that you'll know if you need to compensate for a fat or carb during the meal. Then you have a great reference at home with everything you need, and a travel-sized version!

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