Healthnotes Index:

The Zone Diet

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Nonfood Factors

The program’s website offers 21-day meal plans for four different calorie levels, and promotes their “ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars” as great snacks that can fit into a variety of diets and diet programs.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Difficult. A knowledgeable vegetarian would be able to make substitutions, but almost every meal in the meal plans is meat-centered. Consult a healthcare professional to ensure adequate nutrition.

Eating Out

Choose low-fat protein sources like poultry, beans, or fish. Keep breads, starches, and grains to a minimum. Opt for more of the “favorable” carbs like broccoli and fewer of the “unfavorable” ones like pasta.

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