Keep It Simple Stupid


You guessed it - Keep It Simple Stupid! This is a phrase I first learned in math in 4th grade and has since popped up a lot. Once you get the hang of it, the Zone is pretty simple to follow, so here are a few things to help.

  1. Balance your Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats at each meal
  2. Have a snack or your first meal within one hour of waking
  3. Drink an 8oz glass of water at least 8x a day
  4. Meals (3-5 blocks) will last 4-5 hours while snacks (1-2 blocks) will last 2-3 hours
  5. Always eat your fats, but keep the unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio at 2:1 or better
  6. Eat lean low-fat protein sources, including salmon 1-2x per week
  7. Keep unfavorable carbs to 25% or less during meals
  8. Eat a 1-2 block snack about 30 minutes prior to sleep
  9. If you are hungry, eat
  10. If you fall off the wagon, forget about it! Dust yourself off and climb back on with the next meal or snack