Unlike fad diets, The Zone Diet involves a lifestyle change. Otherwise known as a “life-long dietary program,” The Zone Diet will not only help you shed unwanted pounds, but it will also help dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease and improve your mental and physical performance. Being “in the zone” doesn’t just imply focus—it involves a physiological state in which the body has been optimized to control diet-induced inflammation: the type of inflammation known to cause weight gain, disease and advanced aging. The Zone Diet is all about blueprints. Rather than just popping a pill, counting points, or drinking chalky shakes, users simply have to divide their plates using the Zone blueprint: one-third lean protein and two-thirds colorful carbohydrates. Combine the blueprint with anti-inflammatory supplements developed by Dr. Barry Sears more than 30 years ago, and you’ll have a recipe for success.