Archive for February, 2004

How Omega-6 Fats Fit in The Zone

Fats are an important part of the Zone diet. The question is, which fats are preferred and how much of each is recommended? This article will help dispel some of these concerns. The typical Western diet contains a ratio of 20:1 Omega-6 oils to Omega-3 oils. The ideal diet should consist of a ratio of… Read the Full Article

How Do Carbs fit in The Zone?

Everywhere you turn these days, carbs are the buzz word. What exactly are carbs and what role do they play in nutrition? How do they factor into Zone nutrition? This article will help demystify carbs and explain how they fit into the Zone. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient the body uses for fuel. Not too far… Read the Full Article

Your Calories on FormulaZone

FormulaZone uses medical-standard formulas for calculating required calories per day. Then, those calories are adjusted up or down depending upon your activity level, your weight-loss (or gain) goal, and the ideal weight that you enter. This makes FormulaZone completely customized to you. Since FormulaZone is so customized, there are a variety of factors that affect… Read the Full Article

How the Glycemic Index is Calculated

If you are reading this, then you probably know about the Glycemic Index. What it is, and how it works. If you don’t, then we recommend checking out our Glycemic Index portion of our Weight Loss┬ádiagram. In Short, the Glycemic Index is the measure of a carbohydrate (if you aren’t sure what a carbohydrate is,… Read the Full Article

How to Cut a Dish into 12 Pieces

As you may have already noticed, often times your serving size is 1/12th (or 1/6th) of a casserole or lasagna. Or, sometimes a lasagna recipe shows as making 12 pieces. We get the question from time to time- How do you cut 12 pieces? Well, it can be tricky, so we created this article to… Read the Full Article

Why We Don’t Do Atkins

The Atkins Diet is a diet developed by Dr. Atkins. It has some strong appeal to many people for many reasons. How Does it Work? The basic idea is that you get to eat as much as you want, as long as you eliminate carbohydrates. It sounds appealing to people who love steak, eggs, and… Read the Full Article