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DAY 38: Portions, Portions, Portions!

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 5:36pm.

The Zone Diet has a strict portion regiment for daily consumption.  Each meal includes a set allotment of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  A man gets four blocks of all three for each meal.  It equals out to about four ounces of meat, four cups of a vegetable, a piece of fruit and the olive oil to cook the food with. 

DAY 36: NICE DAY

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 3:20am.

Today was that day you always look forward to.   Everything went right.  It was the first day of the week, which means a whole new week of work.  I truly enjoy my work, so it is not bad at all. 

DAY 34: ON SAFARI

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Sat, 06/10/2006 - 10:06pm.

Today my wife and I went to a nature preserve close to where we live, and got more of a safari than we were expecting. We are trying to find ways of exercise that are fun for both of us, so we can do them together.  The nature preserve offers large main trails for those who want a set path to bike or run or walk, as well as side paths that cut through different areas of the preserve.

Day 31: WEIGH IN DAY

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Wed, 06/07/2006 - 6:40pm.

Today I officially weighed in. I am happy to inform that I have cut two and a half pounds off my body. Now it is time to celebrate. I will go out to an all you can eat place and…

DAY 29: EASY RECIPES

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 8:10pm.

If you were on a deserted island and you had unlimited raw ingredients, would you eat them as they were or create a tasty dish? I fall in the middle of this spectrum. I enjoy cooking, and using recipes to recreate gourmet meals, however I feel as if the time to prepare a good meal is rarely available. The funny thing about time is that there is always enough time if you make it.

DAY 27: LIQUID

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 12:36am.

I have found the elixir of life. I have cracked the code and now my reflection will appear younger than my years, my health will stay with me and I will constantly thirst no more. Ponce de Leon spent most of his looking searching for the fountain of youth and it was right under his nose.

DAY 25: DAILY ZONE TIPS

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 4:35pm.

Today, I thought I would examine a section of the Zone Diets website called “Daily Zone Tips.” It is title “Grandma was right,” which sparked my interest. Both of my Grandmothers were profoundly influential upon my life, and both taught me many life skills associated with diet and etiquette. We will see if grandmothers really were right and if I practice what I was taught.

DAY 22: PROTEIN OVERLOAD

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 12:42am.

As you can tell from the title, I have a dilemma with protein.  My favorite foods are proteins.  Beef, chicken, cheese, nuts, and the list continues.  The Zone Diet promotes protein intake, but in limited amounts.  Basically a handful is the suggested meal amount.  This is definitely part of my problem.  I don’t necessarily over eat, but I probably eat more than a handful.  When it tastes so good,

DAY 20: WHAT IS EXERCISE?

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 11:16pm.

The Zone Diet was somewhat appealing because of its stance on exercise. I already had my own idea of what type of exercise I wanted to do. My problem is that I have no motivation. The Zone Diet does not make exercise mandatory, so I really don’t make an attempt. I know this is not the smartest course of action, but I always seem to find something else to fill my time. I am not blaming the Zone Diet,

DAY 18: TO CONQUER DINNER

Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 8:48pm.

Since my last entry, I got on the Zone Diet website to see if it had any helpful hints or tip for my eating out or dinner situation. To my surprise, there was a whole mini section devoted to this dilemma. Not only do they supply a list of generic hints, they go a step farther and list tips for specific cuisines.