By regulating and stabilising your blood sugar, the Zone diet plan, created by Barry Sears, was developed in a way that would help maximise the metabolic rate of the body.
The body will burn more fat if it's insulin levels are controlled as an excess of insulin contributes to an increase of fat. The zone diet follows a diet that balances food intake into the proportions - 30% fats, 30% carbohydrates, and 40% protein.
By creating this balance of carbohydrates and proteins, you can be expected to have a continual weight loss. Of the carbs you do consume, the Zone diet recommends that they are mostly vegetables and fruits and that startchy carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, pasta and bread be eaten sparingly or eliminated entirely. As the diet is also low in saturated fat it can help to decrease heart disease risks.
The loss of weight that comes from using this plan comes mainly from the reduced calorie intake. When following this program, you only are meant to eat 800 - 1200 calories per day. You must make sure to maintain the right amount of the essential nutritients and vitamins to keep your body healthy and strong.