Friday, September 16, 2011

Dr. Sears ~ Zone 1-2-3 Foods Review & Giveaway~!!

The Zone diet is a way of life that helps you lose fat and increase wellness by reducing cellular inflammation. It's cellular inflammation that is the underlying cause of not only weight gain and the acceleration of chronic disease, but also the reason behind decreasing physical, emotional, and mental performance. 

The mission at Zone Labs is to understand how diet affects hormones, genetic expression, and inflammation. With that knowledge, they can develop unique nutrition products and dietary programs that translate that understanding to consumers seeking weight loss, better health, and improved athletic performance.

Dr. Barry Sears founded Zone Labs in 1999 based on the discoveries he made on the role of diet in hormonal response, gene expression, and inflammation. The company has established a leadership position in the areas of high-purity omega-3 fatty acid concentrates, patented food products for improved hormonal control and satiety, and anti-inflammatory polyphenols. These products are used in diverse areas, such as weight loss, improved health, and athletic performance.

 A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has dedicated his research efforts over the past 30 years to the study of lipids. He has published more than 30 scientific articles and holds 13 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has also written 13 books, including the New York Times #1 best-seller "The Zone". These books have sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 22 different languages.

 Why It Works...

The Zone Diet is clinically proven to reverse cellular inflammation by maintaining the inflammatory hormones generated by the food we eat within a Zone that is not high, but not too low.

The dietary program is conceptually simple. Simply divide your plate at every meal into three equal sections.

On one-third of the plate put some low-fat protein that is no bigger or thicker than the palm of your hand. Then fill the other two-thirds of the plate with color carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits). Finally add a dash (that’s a small amount) of fat that is low in omega-6 and saturated fats such as olive oil.

To solve these compliance problems they invented the ZoneFast Program. This highly structured 2-week program initially does all the thinking for you and still letting you eat the foods you like to eat in Zone meals to rapidly reduce cellular inflammation.

The key to their new Zone Foods is their revolutionary Zone Protein that is the most powerful way to stop hunger. Zone Protein that is the foundation of their ZoneFast program as each meal will contain 14 grams of Zone Protein. Zone Protein works by helping to release the hormones from digestive system to tell the brain to stop eating using the foods that you like to eat.

 My Thoughts~!!

I had the opportunity to review the Zone 1-2-3 program and for the most part, I found it quite delicious~!!

I thought the menu's that are given were easy to follow and there was enough food delivered to ensure that I could continue the two week program successfully!!

I thought the cinnamon bread and the bagels were very tasy but wasn't very fussy on the museli.  They broke down weird when I boiled them.  I thought the cookies tasted strange on the first bite but was good after that initial taste.  However, the flatbreads, the nougat bars and the croutons were yummy!  I found some of the products to taste like the wrapper they came in, but that could be just me, I have very sensitive taste one else that I had taste it to confirm could taste anything...*shrug*

There were some very tasty recipes and ideas shared in order to spice your food up in the correct manner.  The ZoneFast Weight Loss Program offered me many things to feast upon and it was delivered in two week intervals.  I also received some Omega-3 pills to take once a day...they really smelled fishy and you could certainly tell what it was you were ingesting.

I got to thinking that this would also make GREAT survival foods to have with you!!  My dude was thinking with how everything came package, including the bread, it was so fresh and tasty, that I could immediately see the benefits!!

As well, with the Christmas season coming up quickly, it isn't too late to think about our holiday eating habits!!  If you find yourself over-indulging this coming season, remember The ZoneFast Weight Loss Program to get your fine self back into shape~!! wonderful Mad Moosers, new and old, we'd LOVE to give you the opportunity to try The ZoneFast Weight Loss Program out for yourselves...that's a $179.00 value and just in time for the upcoming season...

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by I see it~!! **