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Enter The Zone
Enter The Zone
Author: Barry Sears PhD, Bill Lawren
ISBN-13: 9780060391508
ISBN-10: 0060391502
Publication Date: 6/21/1995
Pages: 334
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: ReganBooks
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
My husband has used this diet successfully to not only loose weight but to also lower his cholesterol.
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Helpful Score: 2
From Publishers Weekly
Ciao pasta, good-bye bread, rice and other "bad carbohydrates," which can include carrots, cranberries and corn. It's time to truck in the proteins. Sears, a biochemist, crowns years' worth of research into the effects of food on hormone production and metabolic activity with a program that will lead to "optimal health," peak performance (the zone of the title) and, not incidentally, weight control. Citing the importance of eicosanoids, a class of hormones that figures critically in metabolism, Sears has worked out an approach to eating that reduces one's daily production of insulin and, at the same time, draws on stored body fat for energy. A formula for calculating an individual's Lean Body Mass is tied to an estimated Physical-Activity Factor and used to establish one's daily protein requirement, which can easily be as much as 70 grams for a moderately active, middle-aged woman with 25-35% body fat. Recommending a diet that tightly balances the intake of protein, good (low-glycemic) carbohydrates and a moderate amount of monounsaturated fats, Sears is among those current weight-control specialists (e.g., Drs. Rachael and Richard Heller and Stephen Gullo [see Notes below]) who observe that there are many "insulin-resistant" Americans for whom the new food pyramid recommendations, heavily weighted with "high-density, high-glycemic carbohydrates," can be unhealthy. "Zone-favorable" recipes and food-count tables are included.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book will help you to balance your hormone and insulin levels and avoid the dangers of bad carbohydrates. Learn surprising facts: Americans are getting fatter in spite of eating less fat, eating fat doesn't make you fat, athletes perform better on a high fat diet, food is the most powerful drug you will ever come into contact with, the new dietary recommendations of the US government nutrition experts and medical experts are dead wrong. Learn about the most health endangering carbs and why they are dangerous! Many folks are following the ZONE way of life and experiencing great change in health. See why!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is does a good job of describing how our diet controls our insulin and hormone levels. It really helped me to understand the importance of certain foods and the ones to really avoid. Very easy to understand and would be beneficial for anybody.
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Achieve permanent fat loss and better physical performance while reducing the likelihood of disease. THE ZONE tells you how.
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Avoid the dangers of bad carbohydrates. Balance your hormone and insulin levels.Lose weight permanently. Reset you genetic code. Prevent disease. Achieve maximum physical performance. Enhance mental productivity.
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This book is awesome. I followed the program and it helped. The book does have some red ink marks on the back cover and inside front cover because my son was trying to help me "track" my bmi. Just FYI on the condition.
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I personally did not understand it. Maybe someone else will.
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Life changing...
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This book is in new condition! I accidentally bid on two of them. This is a hardback book. Whoever gets this book will be very pleased!!
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