The Mediterranean Zone

The Mediterranean Zone

Unleash the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet for Superior Weight Loss, Health, and Longevity

Book - 2014
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From one of the world's most trusted voices on health, diet, and nutrition comes the next generation of weight loss and health-promoting eating. In "The Mediterranean Zone," Dr. Sears applies revolutionary advances in our understanding of molecular biology to his prescription for "Zone eating," specifically explaining the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits of polyphenols, the chemicals that give fruits and vegetables their color. Sears examines the polyphenol effect on heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and other major health concerns and takes traditional ingredients to a new level, offering 100 delicious recipes for Zone-Mediterranean meals.
Publisher: New York :, Zinc Ink/Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804179171
Branch Call Number: 613.25 SEA NVD
Characteristics: xxi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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lune
May 29, 2018

NO RECIPES! I am so disappointed. I don't need persuading, I wanted nice low-carb recipes with a Mediterranean approach. I did follow Zone in the 90s and lost a lot of weight (96 lbs over 3 years if I remember right) but I was always hungry on Zone, I could not maintain the weight loss after a time. I am now on a very low-carbohydrate way of eating, and was hoping to find inspiration in this book. There is a one-week suggested menu, with a few recipes included, but it is very minimal. I will see if I want to read after all. But the material is very familiar to me, no need to learn about either Zone or the Mediterranean Diet. My favourite Zone cookbook is Zone Meals in Minutes. Practical book, haven't taken it out in years but I like it a lot. I wonder if Ulana2001 and I are talking about the same book?

SCL_Tricia May 10, 2017

I did like the book and I found the information interesting but not something I can sustain. It was well written and the chapters were set up in a way that you could not read the whole book if you just want to skip and browse.

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ulana2001
Jun 22, 2015

Even though I think Dr Sears' information is accurate and helpful, I find the diet too restrictive and not practical enough for me. Cooking healthy on a daily basis from fresh and local ingredients is more important to me than finding the ingredients in these recipes. It's just not practical. The ingredients are too hard to locate throughout the year.

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