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The Zone diet was developed by Barry Sears, a former researcher at the prestigious MIT. Its objective: slimming and being healthy! It aims to maintain stable blood sugar levels and favours a diet low in carbohydrates and low in calories. For this, you must precisely follow the balance of food types that you consume at each meal.

The basic principes of The Zone Diet

You must have the following balance during meals: 2/3 of fruit and vegetables, 1/3 of meat or fish and a low quantity of good fat.

Rules to follow under The Zone Diet

30% of calories should be from protein: chicken, fish, egg white, soy ...
35% from fat: only unsaturated fats from vegetable oil, almonds, avocados ...
35% from carbohydrates: wholegrain bread, fruit, pulses.
The Zone diet is based on: three meals and two snacks per day.
No meal should exceed 500 calories and snacks should remain below 100 calories!
Careful: all refined sugar and white flour, juice and soda (even light), alcohol, caffeine rich drinks, bananas, figs, grapes, potatoes, carrots, peas and corn should be avoided.

Positives of The Zone Diet:

  • This diet, which does not result in deficiencies, easily aids weight loss: on average 1kg 
per week.
  • The focus is on vegetables, fruit and dairy products.

Negatives of The Zone Diet:

  • This is a very strict diet and difficult to follow in everyday life: you must constantly calculate the caloric intake of your portions.