The Zone Diet

April 20, 2018


The CrossFit Open ended four weeks ago and my last post was three weeks ago.  I can’t believe how fast time goes, these past three weeks have been a whirlwind.

Darlene and I spent last week in Palm Springs.  We have been traveling to Palm Springs for about the last 10 years and it is by far our favorite get away, and once again it didn’t disappoint.

I have continued to be diligent about exercise but my diet has suffered.  Because of this my weight has bumped back above 200 lbs. to 203.3.  I’ve decided it is time to take control of this before it becomes and issue.

CrossFit requires its coach’s to be re-certified every five years.  My daughter-in-law Destiny and I recently attended classes in Portland and were then re-tested.  Thankfully we both passed.  One of the lecture topics was nutrition, with a focus on the Zone Diet.

The Zone diet restricts calories while encouraging you to change the balance of the foods you eat in order to lose weight.  On the Zone diet you will get 30 percent of your calories from protein, 40 percent from carbohydrates, and 30 percent from fat.

The Zone diet also gives you guidelines on portion control, which is based on your size and sex.  Lastly CrossFit, among others, recommend that Sugar be limited or optimally be eliminated from your diet.

At Veneta CrossFit almost 20 members have committed to following the Zone diet, with a start date of yesterday April 19th and ending six weeks later on May 31st.  If anyone would like to join us in this commitment let me know so that I can provide you with a little support and maybe even accountability…….smile

Speaking of accountability I wasn’t sure when or if I would post again but because I feel that I’m much more successful when I publically commit to something I thought it important for me to share this diet plan.  I hope to give a couple updates over the next six weeks about my progress and hopefully with some success stories from other members at Veneta CrossFit.

I’m excited to see how these next six weeks go.

Thanks for following.

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