Zone Diet

When you have tweens and teens, you spend a lot of time in the car, driving them to soccer practice, music lessons, and sleepovers. You know how frustrating all that chauffeuring can feel – after all, those activities leave less time for you to exercise. Plus, eating on the go doesn’t make for the healthiest diet.

Diet to try Turn your wheel toward the Zone. This diet recommends a strict balance of 30 percent calories from healthy fat, 30 percent from protein, and 40 percent from high-fiber, low-glycemic carbs like those found in vegetables and many fruits. Zone’s foods have a higher proportion of protein and a lower percentage of carbs than most Americans eat. The moderate carb level and protein-at-every-meal rule can help keep your blood sugar levels steady to stave off hunger pangs and cravings, and the prepackaged snacks can be helpful in a pinch.

Watch out for The proportions. Establishing a balance of macronutrients is a good idea, but if you do at last escape from the car and start exercising more, you may need to increase your carbs till they’re 50 or 55 percent of your calorie intake.

Food limitations Carbs deemed “unfavorable” aren’t forbidden but you can’t eat many of them. They include bread, bananas, carrots, fruit juices and other foods that might produce an insulin spike.

Getting kids to sports and activities leaves less time for you to exercise and plan healthy meals. Frustrating!

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