The Zone Diet was a favorite back in the nineties, and now is enjoying a strong comeback, popularized in party by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt and others. Don't let it's reputation as a celebrity diet put you off it though, read further to understand the basic strategy.

Join Now! This diet was created by Dr. Barry Sears, and is based on the idea that you should strive to consume the correct ratios of the basic food groups. The theory is that by carefully regulating your insulin levels, you keep your body's metabolism at the optimum level and efficiently burn the weight off.

Even skeptics concede that it's beneficial if only by balancing people's diet and reducing the intake of junk food. And there are skeptics, but for whatever reason, so many people have had good results using this diet plan that its effectiveness can't be doubted.

The basic rule for food preparation is 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein. Food is balanced by food group, and then further grouped into smaller sub-groups.

Zone dieters need to adhere to the balance carefully, preparing food with careful measurement of ingredients. So food preparation can be an issue for busy people - be forewarned. But guess what? This diet allows for snacks and even an occasional glass of wine!

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