The Zone or Crossfit diet offers a new approach towards healthy eating that allows you to stick to the plan and eventually accomplish your goals. Inflammation is a controllable factor when it comes to the battle against the bulge, the war against the weight, the fight against the fat. By taking control of your inflammation and your blood sugar, the weight will fall off in naturally healthy ways leaving you with more energy to increase your health gains with exercise.
The Zone Diet Plan
The basis of the diet is to make sure that the body can consume the ideal balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The aim is to help anyone fight inflammation by simply following a couple of ground rules. For anyone that has ever experienced body inflammation or is in a constant battle, it can be quite exhausting. Inflammation is the key culprit in weight gain, fatigue, premature ageing, and it also increases the risk of chronic disease. Despite its huge impact on your health the vast majority of people live with inflammation day in and day out, and don’t even know it.
Three important hormones and their function
That's where the Zone diet comes into play. By carefully planning your meals, you are helping your body heal itself in the most natural way, and you are providing it with key nutrients it needs to function properly. Reducing inflammation, blood sugar imbalances and the body's fat storing state is accomplished by balancing the basic macros. When your basic macros are in balance you are influencing the three major hormones that are produced while eating.
The three major hormones that balance these factors above are Insulin, Glucagon, and Eicosanoids. The insulin is the storage hormone and having a surplus of insulin can stop you from getting rid of extra body fat. It also initiates body inflammation. Next, we have the glucagon which is the hormone that regulates normal blood sugar levels by carefully informing your body to start releasing carbohydrates bit by bit. And finally, there is the eicosanoids or the hormones responsible for regulating silent inflammation in the body and organizing a whole range of hormones in different areas in the body.