Dr. Sears' Blog

AMPK Explained

If you haven’t heard, Dr. Sears has a new book arriving late summer called the Resolution Zone. One of the themes he writes about is how our bodies heal from injury or inflammation and how a key component in that repair process is activating an enzyme called AMPK. Based on the latest science, Dr. Sears… Read more »

A Zone Racing Story

Dr. Sears and Zone Athletes   An important facet of Dr. Sears’ legacy has been working with athletes. For cycling, specifically,  we have been working with Slipstream Sports since 2005.  Slipstream Sports racing name is EF Education First Pro Cycling.  In the world of cycling, the team names are always changing but their philosophies don’t. EF… Read more »

Zone Recipes: What to Bring to a Cookout

Ahhhhhhh Summer! The long cold days of winter are a distant memory at this point. Calendars are filled with vacation plans, social engagements and soon to be impromptu dinners. Here’s to our schedules getting a bit more relaxed, the excitement of it being light outside at 8pm, and being able to spend more time outside… Read more »

Mexican Food Survival Guide

Nachos, Margaritas, and Chips Oh My! Going out for Mexican food doesn’t have to be a dieting nightmare. In fact, authentic Mexican cuisine is very in line with the Zone guidelines; lean protein, lots of vegetables, salsas and sauces. Here we’ll give you some tips for dining out so you can feel like you’ve indulged… Read more »

8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

  There’s nothing better on a fresh salad than a flavorful dressing. Homemade dressings enhance any dish you add them to and can be made in minimal time. The best part is that by controlling the ingredients you use, they are much healthier too. Store bought dressings tend to be high in sugar, artificial colors… Read more »

Food Trucks: Your Zone Guide to Street Food

  Street food is defined as “Prepared or cooked food sold by vendors in a street or other public location for immediate consumption”.   

High Protein Vegetables: What 10grams of Vegetable Protein Looks Like

Protein is an essential nutrient meaning that we have to get it through our diet. It has many important functions in our body, but a primary one is building and preserving muscle mass. Most people associate protein with athletic performance, but it’s even more important to support growth in our earlier years and as we age…. Read more »

Dr. Sears’ Global Dialogue

  Italy: March 11, 2019 -March 18,2019   Tornado, Hurricane, Cyclone!  Any one of these weather phenomenon could describe the pace of Dr. Sears lecture series tour of Italy. 

Pesticides – Organic vs Conventional

  More and more Americans are incorporating organic foods into their regular purchasing habits. Organic foods make up almost 6% of food sales in retail channels across the U.S.(1) and overall sales of organic items hit a new record of $49.4 billion in 2017, up 6.4% from the prior year. Consumer interest in ingredient profiles,… Read more »

What’s Your Zone Personality?

    There are many ways to follow the Zone Diet and each of them will get you to the same place, it’s just a matter of how much time you want to invest and how precise you want to be. No matter which approach you choose, a perfectly balanced Zone meal should control hunger and fatigue… Read more »