Posts Tagged ‘40-30-30’

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Paleo and You

Simply put eating paleo is eating like our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This eliminates any processed/prepared foods, so to speak. Our ancestors ate game and fish, gathered greens and vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and nuts. They also ate eggs. The beverage of choice was water. We are the only species on this planet that drinks milk after… Read the Full Article

Have You Ever Tried Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower is a low glycemic vegetable and a great alternative to rice. Here is an easy way to prepare cauliflower for rice, and a recipe to pair with some lean protein for a balanced meal. How to “rice” cauliflower: Wash and remove leaves from a head of cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into flowerettes. Place it… Read the Full Article

Eating Vegan in the Zone

More and more people are choosing to follow a vegan lifestyle. The challenge of eating vegan 40-30-30 comes when trying to boost protein to 30%. Many vegan and vegetarian recipes fall into a carbohydrate percentage of around 60% and a lower than 30% protein percentage. There are several ways to increase protein in a vegan… Read the Full Article

Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It is known as a cruciferous vegetable which has been noted to have cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. Recipes use it steamed, roasted, sauteed and raw. It can be equally tasty in raw appetizer trays, slow cooked, stir fried, and even as an… Read the Full Article

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are low in calories and most people are familiar with them. They come in many varieties and are most often served raw. They consist of 95% water but contain Vitamins K, C, A and B. They also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper, magnesium zinc and iron. Eating the skin of the… Read the Full Article

Set Yourself Up for Success ~ Set SMART Goals

To be successful in anything you do you should set goals. It is important that your goals are realistic. If you are following 40-30-30 for the purpose of losing weight, remember, most likely you didn’t go to bed your ideal weight and wake up the next morning overweight. If you are following 40-30-30 to stay… Read the Full Article

Kale

Kale: Kale is a member of the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. It comes in several varieties and is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and cancer-fighting phytonutrients.  Kale is Low Glycemic. To see recipes which contain kale click here Kale

Straight Talk About Fast Foods

What are the pros and cons of fast foods. How do they measure up to 40-30-30? Is it really worth the effort?

What Foods Can You Eat on The Zone Diet?

What Should I Eat? First and Foremost, while what you eat in The Zone is very important, there is no “list” of foods that you can and cannot eat in The Zone. Each food is a judgement based on important criteria. Not only the Zone, but many nutrition resources advocate balanced nutrition. The body seems… Read the Full Article