Do a little research Olga ... here is the Google results for the Zone Diet
Of course - I have to chuckle a little ... according to the ZoneDietInfo
site - they say that the Zone Diet ... "says a big no to both processed foods
and meals that contain too much salt." (emphasis on processed foods is mine) They then offer a package of "3 Delicious meals and 2 Satisfying snacks per day all for only $36.99 per day!!!" That would be, according to the Zone Diet - 3 meals not exceeding 500 calories each and 2 snacks not exceeding 100 calories each ... a not to exceed 1,700 calories per day diet! Oh - the funny part .... if they prepare it, package it, and ship it ready to heat-and-eat ... isn't that processed Food
There are other diet plans that also offer pre-packaged processed
meals ... NutriSystems and Jenny Craig are the first two to sping to mind.
Of course ... if you start with raw ingredients and cook from scratch - by the time you get the meal on the table it has been "processed"! If you have a Personal Chef come in to your home and prepare your meals from all natural and organic ingredients - they are "processed".
Would you like to know how many calories I can get out of $36.99 cooking at home? If you really want to try the diet - get the book and prepare your meals yourself ..... you'll save a ton of money.
I actually had not heard of this diet until I was watching a movie - "Man of the House" with Tommy Lee Jones ... that's when I first looked it up.