The zone diet

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The zone diet
The Zone Diet
Anthony Parsons & James Nwachukwu
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What is Zone Diet?
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You are expected to eat 5 times a day, 3 meals
and 2 snacks
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Reduces carbs to lose weight and emphasizes
eating protein in each meal; This is thought to
control insulin levels to help make you lose
weight
CLAIMS: “If you are in the Zone, you have optimized
your ability to control diet-induced inflammation”
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Shreds excess weight, reduce risk of chronic
disease, and improves mental and physical
performance
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Controls diet-induced inflammation( reason
why you gain weight and age faster)
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Reset your metabolism
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Enhance the function of the Immune
System
DRI’S RECOMMENDATIONS
 Slide 2: Does the diet reflect a nutritious diet? Does it meet the DRI
for Carbs, Lipids, Proteins, Vitamins, Water, & Minerals?
 Carbs-43% Recommendations for carbs is between 45-65%
 Proteins-35% Recommendations for protein is between 10-35%
 Vitamins- Vitamin A-800mg Vitamin C-700mg
 Minerals-(Calcium 450mg, Potassium 887mg, sodium 1,167mg, iron
20mg)
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Recommendations are 1,000mg, 4,700mg, 2,300mg, 18mg
respectively
BENEFITS VS. RISKS
RISKS:
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Potential development of ketosis due to a low carbohydrate diet
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Limited daily calories a day for men and women (1500, 1200)
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Kidney risk due to a high-protein diet
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Calcium intake is low since diary is not favored in the diet
BENEFITS:
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Increase energy levels
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Lose body fat
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I do not see how there are any safe benefits from this diet. The Zone diet lacks the daily intake of
calories of day the DRI recommends and it is too high in amount of protein

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