Zone Programs

The benefits of living a Zone Diet® inspired 40/30/30 program go well beyond just weight loss. Zone Diet® inspired meals are comprised of 40% carbohydrates from fresh fruits and vegetables, 30% lean proteins, and 30% favorable fats. By eating food in this way, the composition of your body will naturally begin to shed excess body fat without any change in your current activity level. Unlike crash diets or those that are unsustainable in the long term, once excess body fat is lost the same portions keep you full, energized, and healthy.

The diet itself is based on years of research and provides the right mixture of foods to help your body create the right amounts of insulin to ensure you never feel the afternoon "crash" of being tired. You will never have the roller-coaster of energy that people experience when they don't eat right. And you will not crave those high-sugar energy drinks or snacks to try and get a boost.

Whether you have a high activity level and are looking to maximize energy for your regular workouts or you are currently in a position that does not allow much physical activity, the 40/30/30 carb-protein-favorable fat compostion will show you immediate results. The programs we offer provide the option of all your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as 2 snacks. Each of these meals and snacks are 40/30/30 in composition, which allows for swapping meals whenever needed. We deliver all the meals for your program each night guaranteed by 6:00 AM to your door step at home or office.

The foods that we choose for each meal are based on the rules of eating 40% Carbohydrate, 30% Lean Protein, and 30% favorable fat (or eating 40/30/30). Within those categories we focus on foods that are low on the Glycemic Index and/or have an overall low Glycemic Load. In addition by using only fresh, all natural ingredients we cut out all chemical preservatives and added sodium which lead to hypertension, high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Carbohydrates

Firstly, by eating 40% Carbohydrates low in glycemic load you attain the feeling of being full while not overwhelming your body with simple sugars that can be broken down and stored as fat. These foods include most varieties of melons, apples, kiwi, asparagus, green beans, and others that can be found by researching low glycemic fruits and vegetables.

Proteins

Secondly, we choose high quality, lean proteins that are all natural and do not contain added hormones or chemicals. These include all white meat chicken and turkey breast, pork tenderloin, flank and top sirloin beef, salmon, tuna, and many others. Whenever possible and available we buy free range chicken and grass fed beef from local farmers to help support local producers.

Favorable Fats

We use mono-unsaturated bases such as olive oil and sesame oil. You will find them in our sauces and dressings. We also use them as cooking oils. Other sources of favorable fat include the natural fats found in the proteins, soy butter, and in dairy items when used. One of the core reasons for choosing mono-unsaturated fats is because they help increase HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and decreas LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), versus the opposite effect that can occur when using poly-unsaturated fats (not desirable).

Paleo Programs

One of the programs we offer at LossArts is the Paleo Diet Meal Delivery Service. This works just the same as our Zone inspired program and adheres to the philosophy of the Paleo Diet.

For those who do not know what the Paleo Diet is, or those who want to know our take on Paleo, below is a list of the food differences you will see:

Proteins

All meals utilize an animal protein whether this be eggs, chicken, beef, pork, etc... In all possible cases we use grass fed beef, free range chicken, and sustainable seafoods. To read more about how we source our products check out the Approach section.

Carbohydrates

Primarily utilizing local and organic carbohydrates you will see a focus on low glycemic fruits and vegetables. This allows for maximizing the nutrition in the plant and still being able to maintain optimum insulin balance and satiation.

Fats

Primarily from Paleo compliant oils and animal proteins.

Restrictions

Soy, Legumes, Wheat, Dairy, and Gluten are not included in any of the meals.

Portioning

We still adhere to a 40/30/30 program and portion the meals between 300 and 500 calories depending on the sizing you request. Snacks are still 150 to 200 calories each and always contain an animal protien which is great for an after workout snack!

The Paleo Diet comes from the concept that the food we eat today is over processed and as such our bodies are unable to properly use the nutrients in the food the way that we are designed to. To fix this you take a look back at history (Paleo references the Paleolithic Period of time but that is more of a conceptual reference in this case) and take note of how humans sourced food directly in the past before processing and storage was available. When you do this you find that getting back to the basics of eating fresh, local, non-processed foods allows you to maximize your nutrient intake and live a healthier life.

Another segment of people who benefit most from the Paleo Diet are those who are looking to improve their performance at the gym or with their Crossfit workouts. It's common knowledge that animal proteins are the best source for protein when looking to maximize performance. When you pair up a diet where all your protein is animal sourced along with fresh and local carbs and fats such as what LossArts provides, your ability to enhance your workouts is tremendous.

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