In a perfect world we’d all have the time and energy to prepare and eat 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks a day.  But most of us don’t live in a perfect world, so we skip meals, make poor choices out of convenience and as a result don’t eat nearly as well as we should.

The Zone Chefs and Zone Diet At Home programs give everyone – not just people who are trying to lose weight – the opportunity to have a week’s worth of delicious and healthy prepared meals delivered to their home…

Dr. Barry Sears’ Zone Diet is based on the idea that people should get 40% of their daily calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from healthy fats, and since 1995 the Zone has been one of the most popular diet programs ever to hit the market.  While I’m not a big fan of diets, I agree in large part with the principles put forth in the Zone Diet.

The Zone isn’t a gimmick-based diet, it doesn’t make extreme demands, it is extremely flexible and certain types of food aren’t demonized and/or excluded just for the sake of being different.  Dr. Sears’ program is concerned with long-term adherence and turning the diet into a way of life, not just a short term fix.

The Zone Chefs program is based on the nutritional principles espoused by Dr. Sears, and delivers meals across the nation on a weekly basis.  The Zone Chefs meal plans are personalized and designed to promote increased energy levels and lean body mass while maintaining blood sugar levels.

I will tell you that I don’t agree with the Zone Chefs program relying on the Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine if a person is overweight.  The BMI is not the most reliable way to estimate a person’s body fat, and active/fit/muscular folks frequently get categorized as overweight. But that’s another article for another time.

People shouldn’t look at the Zone Chefs program as strictly a weight-loss endeavor; I think this program gives everyone the chance to eat well – all the time – without breaking the bank.  For about 25 bucks a day your complete daily meal requirement will be delivered to your door.   

In my experience, people on the go who frequently skip meals and make poor meal choices spend more than $25 a day on bad food, so less than $8.50 a meal is a good deal when you consider that you don’t have to shop, cook or clean. With the Zone Chefs program people just have to “heat up and eat up.” 

Is it just me, or is that a great advertising hook?  For people on the go – whether or not weight loss is a goal – the Zone Chefs program can help make healthy eating relatively effortless, and is certainly worth trying.


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