The Zone diet has been around for quite a while and its inventor Barry Sears has helped countless Hollywood celebrities to lose weight, stay fit, become healthier, and do it all without looking haggard. Yet Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore are no longer the only celebrities swearing by the Zone diet; instead, men are now discovering this diet for themselves and Barry Sears has decided to rework the concept a little bit to make it more adaptable for men’s differing metabolic and caloric needs.
Barry Sears acknowledges that what helps Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore to be healthy and fit can also work for men. The goal is to keep the blood sugar levels from spiking and the hormonal production at an optimum level. He accomplishes this with the help of healthy food choices and to do so, men are encouraged to keep each and every meal within a certain predefined zone: 30% protein, 30% fat calories, and 40% carbohydrates.
This diet is not as easy to follow as it sounds, as the Zone diet actually is rather restrictive on the carbohydrates and it takes some real changing of foods and overall eating patterns to ensure that meals are consistently within the zones that permit for the optimal bodily functions. Sure, celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore are not longer the only celebrities swearing by the zone diet, but if you consider that many of them have the luxury of employing chefs to help them in their dietary pursuits, it is evident that it does take a bit of forethought and work to make this diet a real life change.
Since men are notoriously resistant to change and simply cannot be bothered with carb and protein counting, the reworking of the Zone diet was sorely needed. Of course, once in place, the Zone diet makes keeping the weight off a lot easier than other diets men might consider following and thus it is a healthy alternative to the many fad diets currently vying for men to check them out. Since men do not usually discuss their diet needs with doctors or with friends and family, they are the ones most likely to fall for the fad or gimmicky supplement and thus they are at the highest danger of taking unhealthy supplements that might actually make them sick rather than help them shedding the pounds.
Another thing that makes the Zone diet somewhat hard to adhere to, celebrity endorsements notwithstanding is the gradual weight loss. Granted, this is a healthy way of dropping the pounds, but men who are in search of quick fixes, the gradual shedding of pounds is not really what they might have in mind when seeking to get rid of excess weight. Not even the obvious evidence of a fit and trim Jennifer Aniston or a healthy looking Demi Moore can persuade someone to stick with a diet that takes a while to kick the metabolism in gear to get rid of excess fat, even if it is the healthiest diet around and eschews so many of the faddish aspects Hollywood diets are known for.