Flashback to the Zone


Flashback to the Zone

There has been a lot of talk about the Zone Diet recently. Denny has been a long time Zone adherent. I ate the Zone from 2006 to 2011. I didn’t deviate until I started really eating to compete in CrossFit. I wish I never broke the habit.

The Zone is a style of eating that focuses on the quantity, timing and quality of food. Food is broken into 3 groups: carbs, fats and protein. Every time you eat, you eat protein, fat and carbs in quants known as blocks. Basically, you eat 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbs every time you eat.

Eating this way keeps your insulin response in “the zone” – balanced throughout the day. After about 2 weeks of weighing and measuring your food, you get a solid understanding of how much you should be eating and when.

Here are two outstanding resources on the Zone:

CrossFit Journal Article 21

Getting off the Crack

We will be talking more about the Zone in the coming weeks, every Monday night.

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