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Zone Diet for CrossFit

Optimize your nutrition for ultimate performance.

Diet is critical to optimizing human function and our clinical experience leads us to believe that Barry Sears’ “Zone Diet” closely models optimal nutrition.

Greg Glassman (CrossFit Founder and CEO)

Zone Diet for CrossFit is the easiest way to get in the Zone to meet your objectives.

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About Us

Zone Diet for CrossFit helps you create the best nutrition plan and cook perfect meals to meet your objectives (e.g. improve performances, gain muscle mass, lose weight).

Key Features

Nutrition plan

Find how much you must consume daily to achieve your goals. Plan your meals for the week.

Tasty recipes

Discover healthy meals and get the recipes tailored to your current needs. Or create and share your best ones.

Commis chef

He will generate your grocery list, simplify the cooking process, and remind you when and what you need to eat.

And more

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What is the Zone Diet

The Zone Diet was developed by Dr. Barry Sears more than 30 years ago.

Food is your medicine and your ticket to that state of ultimate body balance, strength and great health: the Zone.

Dr. Barry Sears

The Zone Diet states that a food plan with a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat is the optimal mix for how the human body is genetically programmed, and will allow the body to enter an efficient metabolic state.

Benefits of being in the Zone include:

  • Losing excess body fat at the fastest possible rate
  • Maintaining wellness for a longer period of time
  • Performing better
  • Thinking faster
  • Slowing down the rate of aging

Zone Food Blocks provide a precise way to balance your meal. One Block equals 7 grams of protein, 9 grams of insulin-stimulating carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus fiber) and 1.5 grams of fat.

In practice:

  1. Find out how many Blocks you’re allowed to consume in a day (e.g. 16 Blocks).
  2. Divide that number between your daily meals (e.g. 4 Blocks for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 2 Blocks for two snacks).
  3. Compose your meal with the same number of Blocks of protein, carbohydrates and fat (e.g. for breakfast, 4 Blocks of protein, 4 of carbohydrates and 4 of fat).

Check their website for more information about the Zone Diet.

Why it’s best for CrossFitters

Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO, wrote in the CrossFit Journal:

Diet is critical to optimizing human function and our clinical experience leads us to believe that Barry Sears’ “Zone Diet” closely models optimal nutrition.

It seems that the Zone diet accelerates and amplifies the effects of the CrossFit regimen.

The Zone diet neither prohibits nor requires any particular food. It can accommodate paleo or vegan, organic or kosher, fast food or fine dining, while delivering the benefits of high performance nutrition.

Check the article in the CrossFit Journal for more information.

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words

  • Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
  • Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast.
  • Five or six days per week, mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
  • Regularly learn and play new sports.

Source: Greg Glassman, CrossFit Journal.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at support@zonedietforcrossfit.com.

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