What You Should Know
The classic Zone Diet is based on a 40 / 30 / 30 program of eating. Carbohydrates account for 40% of calories, proteins account for 30% and fats account for the remaining 30%. The Lazy Zone Diet offers dieters a chance to lay off the cooking most of the time and eat plenty of filling and tasty food without having to worry about counting calories or spending hours in the kitchen. The theory is one that every dieter would love to believe, but the diet menu associated with the Lazy Zone Diet is one that every dieter could gain weight on.
List of Ingredients
Fast prepared or ordered meals adhering to the 40 / 30 / 30 Zone Diet plan.
The Lazy Zone Diet is exactly what it sounds like – a lazy diet following the rules of the Zone Diet. Lazy is a broad term. Some people simply do not have the time to cook three meals a day and bag lunch every day before heading off to school, work or other obligations. The Lazy Zone Diet gives these busy dieters a chance to lose weight without having to think about much. Foods on the diet include McDonalds and fast food Chinese meals. To better understand the diet, let’s take a look at an example of a couple days on the Lazy Zone Diet.
Day 1: Breakfast – McDonald Fruit and Yogurt Parfait with granola. Lunch – Healthy Choice or Lean Cuisine Meal and one tbsp. peanut butter. Dinner – Large Bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup.
Day 2: Breakfast – Meal Replacement Bar. Lunch – Huge Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich on Wheat with Milk. Dinner – Baked Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Toast.
Sample menu plans online often include fast foods or prepackaged meals like Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice. We did notice that no snacks were included in any menu plans so we assume eating between meals is prohibited. Drinks allowed on the Lazy Zone Diet include coffee (no creamer or sugar), diet soda, unsweetened tea and water.
There is no cost for the Lazy Zone Diet, aside from the cost of eating convenience foods and restaurant foods often.
- Dieters can find something to eat just about anywhere.
- Some dieters may lose a bit of weight, at first.
- No calorie counting makes dieters happier.
- Some of the meals are very high in calories.
- Does not teach calorie control.
The Lazy Zone Diet is not a diet at all. It is a carefully created menu plan that creates meals conforming to the 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% fat requirements of the Zone Diet. We do not feel this is the right diet for people trying to eat healthy fats and low calorie meals for health and weight loss.