• The Zone

  • By: Barry Sears
  • Narrated by: Barry Sears
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that eating fat does not make you fat? Did you realize that eating fat-free carbohydrates can make you fat? Have you noticed that Americans are getting fatter in spite of eating less fat and more carbohydrates?

Enter The Zone and discover the truth about your body's ability to burn fat and how to achieve lasting weight loss, great health, and peak athletic, mental, and emotional performance. In this scientific and revolutionary work based on Nobel Prize-winning research, Dr. Barry Sears, a medical visionary and former M.I.T. researcher, prescribes a new, effective, and easy-to-follow dietary program based on the vital connection between food and hormones. The Zone is based upon Dr. Sears' research showing that to achieve total balance in your life and health, you are required to regulate, through your diet, those hormones that control virtually all human body functions. With lists of good and bad carbohydrates, The Zone provides all you need to get your body in balance, so it will not only burn fat, but reduce the likelihood of disease. Once you enter The Zone, you will come to realize that food is more than a source of pleasure or a means to appease hunger. It is a powerful medicine and your ticket to a state of ultimate body balance, strength, and greater health. And your own journey toward exceptional well-being can begin with your next meal.

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Critic Reviews

"Anyone looking for better health through an improved relationship to what they eat should put this book on their list." (Amazon.com)
"An accessible program with powerful, lifesaving information." (AudioFile)

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A Very Useful Book

After reading so many books on diet and weight loss I was finally relieved to find a book that talks about balance and moderation in diet. The book talks about balancing the amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats in each and every meal. I have always believed that trying to lose weight in order to get healthy is like putting cart before the horse. After all a healthy body should maintain a proper ratio of muscle to fat in the body. If you focus on health the weight loss should follow.

The book talks about how the insulin , glucagon and other hormones respond to food intake.

Only about three days on this diet and I already feel energized. I have not followed the diet for a long enough time to know if I would also lose weight on this diet

I think anyone who is interested in eating healthy should listen to this book.

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Excellent info

I resisted this author for a long time because I felt this book belonged with all the other "fad" diet books. However, his information is well presented and well researched. I do wish he had had someone else narrate his book.

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its okay

this book is for those that are already skinny and want to stay that way...

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Great info, subpar narration

I agree with others on the narration…wish they would’ve hired a professional. That being said, the information contained is wonderful. Wish he included some example meals but I’m guessing there is a different book for that ;)

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great content boring narrator

tons of valuable information..
a little too much in the scientific side for someone with no scientific background
.. need a brief simple summary to be able to implement what was said
narrative was sleepy.. not for late night drives

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I love the audio my wife listed to it also

My wife and I will immediately start working on buying the right foods To start putting this healthy change of the way we eat in our family life on a every day Occurrence

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Important Information

This information has helped me obtain a missing piece I needed to understand my health conditions.

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Amazing view on health and nutrition!

A brilliant and informative book. A new and amazing view on health and nutrition. Thank you!

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listen two or three times and learn the terminolog

I feel as if the author should have used a professional narrator. still very useful material.

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easy to follow lots of science but i understood it made sense great source loved it

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  • Jade Colgan
  • 01-12-19

Very interesting perspective on how food changes your biochemistry

Before I read this book, I never understood how the balance of macronutrients in food can have such a huge hormonal effect on the body and how that influences health. This book makes a complicated topic very simple to understand and has given me a whole new perspective on diet and health!