Friday, October 14, 2011

Dr. Sears Zone Diet Product Review & Giveaway

I've always been skeptical of diets.  Eat this, don't eat that.  On one diet you could eat this, but on another they are telling you that is poison and not to eat it. 

Where do you begin? Who do you believe?

Like a lot of people, I need to lose some weight, I know that, no one has to tell me that. 

When Dr. Sears contacted me about doing a product review of the ZoneFast Weight Loss Program, I decided to take him and his company up on the offer.

This is a two-week program, and each week arrives separately. 




This is what your first week package will look like when it arrives, all packaged up.  Your second week package will be similar but without the menu plan,  the getting started booklet or recipe booklet.  You can see what is included in the weekly shipments.

My Opinion:

I love how they lay it all out for you.  They suggest a two week menu for you which includes a recipe booklet so you can follow the recipes.  All is included, snacks as well.   As they say "they take the guesswork out of your meal planning."  It is all right there. 

As for the food, like some things, you might need to have an acquired taste for it.  I'm not a huge granola fan, and a couple of times the menu calls for granola and milk.  Then there is the salmon bagel sandwich, not much of a chance of me eating salmon, or the humus.  As I said, an acquired taste might be needed. 

 But, I was pleasantly surprised at some of the meals.  There is a Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich that it yummy and easy to make.  The snacks are wonderful, cookies, bagel chips, a pretzel that is huge.  They are definitely satisfying.  They don't send your body into shock by removing every carb possible, I mean, you are eating bagels, pretzels, cinnamon toast, rolls and more. I love my bread, so this is a big plus for me. 

My main issue with the program is the food that you must buy on the side to go with the meals, and some of the ingredients that they call for.  Doing this 2 week meal plan, I had to buy food for the meals and plus other groceries to make meals for my family.  Makes it difficult, especially if you are on a tight food budget.  But, you can go to Grocery Additions and it gives you hints on what you can add to your 2-week plan to make it work for you. 

All and all, I was/am satisfied with this program.  I feel that it is an excellent jump start for people.  They can't make it any easier to follow along with the program. 

If you are interested in checking out the 2 week plan you can go here to read more about it or to make a purchase  it for $179.99.

Or, thanks to Dr. Sears and his company graciously offering my readers a chance to win a 2-week shipment for themselves, you can enter below.  We will be giving away, not 1, not 2, but 3, 2-week shipments.  That is right, 3 of you will win!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Sears and his daughter Kristin for giving me this opportunity, and giving my readers the opportunity to win as well.






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37 comments:

ninamcclain93 October 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

i learn that it helps you lose fat and increase wellness by reducing cellular inflammation.

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Michelle October 14, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

I learned that Dr. Barry Sears founded Zone Labs in 1999.

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Stephanie October 15, 2011 at 1:37 AM  

On one-third of the plate put some low-fat protein that is no bigger or thicker than the palm of your hand. Then fill the other two-thirds of the plate with color carbohydrates (vegetables and fruits). Finally add a dash (that’s a small amount) of fat that is low in omega-6 and saturated fats such as olive oil.

Your success in constructing a Zone meal is indicated by lack of hunger for the next four to six hours.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 15, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

I leanred they have yummy Nougat Bar - Peanut Butter flavored
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Steph October 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM  

I learned that once you reach your desired weight, you can continue personalizing your plan with Zone’s maintenance program and all the health benefits that come with staying in the Zone.

EMMAHORTON October 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

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Delicious Zone Nougat Bars are Baked Fresh each and every day in our state of the art bakery with a handmade artisan approach. Each bar offers a perfectly balanced Zone snack with 14 grams of Zone Protein and they are so unique that they can only be made through our patented baking technology. The key lies in removing much of the carbohydrate and replacing it with protein while retaining great taste

eclairre October 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

it helps you lose fat and increase wellness by reducing cellular inflammation.

buzzd October 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

I learned their skincare products are specifically formulated to restore, replenish and protect your skin from pre-mature aging. I didn't know they had skin care to go along with the foods.

Vixen October 15, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

I think cellular inflammation may be a part of my weight issues. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

MoJo Designs October 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM  

I learned that you can have M&M cookies and that excites me lol.

llinda29 October 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM  

I learned you can Combine the ZoneFast™ Program with fresh grocery items to give maximum nutrition with the least amount of calories

Huguette E. October 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

I learned that their mission is to understand how diet affects hormones, genetic expression, and inflammation.

Amanda October 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

I learned that it's always helpful to eat within one hour of waking up.
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bored2quickly October 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM  

I would love to win this! I learned Dr. Barry Sears founded Zone Labs in 1999! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
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216amyc October 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

I learned that Cellular inflammation is what makes us gain weight.

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Diana R. October 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

I didn't know the Zone Diet has been around for so long! Since '99! That's awesome!

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Little Mama Meow October 22, 2011 at 7:52 PM  

I learned that you can eat things you enjoy like cookies which is great

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Nancy October 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

I learned that cellular inflammation is what makes us gain weight.

jeffro99518 October 24, 2011 at 9:02 PM  

i learned they have recipes for adding to all their foods--very good idea

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Breanne October 26, 2011 at 2:04 AM  

I learned that they offer a free blood test with the purchase of OmegaRx to help determine the levels of omega-3 fatty acids that is right for your genetics and lifestyle.

EmmaPeel October 26, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

I learned They have Cinnamon Swirl bread which should be swell as I love that kind of bread.

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Courtney October 26, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

I learned they have a forum section which is great to interact with others on the plan.

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Erica C. October 26, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

Yum...I learned that they have pizza crusts :)
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Becca Ann October 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

I learned that they have recipes that you can try!

Mallory Nichols October 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

I learned that cellular inflammation is what makes us gain weight

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Michele October 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM  

Thank you for the giveaway!

I learned that these products are sold internationally and that you can obtain recipes directly from the website.

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Jenn M. October 27, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

I learned they have a double chocolate fudge nougat bar...yum!
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Carolyn Daley October 27, 2011 at 1:00 AM  

I learned that zone protein "decreases the rate of entry of carbohydrates into the blood." This program is designed so you can eat foods you enjoy such as bagels, but because of how the system is structured you are able to reduce cellular inflammation which I think is interesting.

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Valentin Todorov (ttt643) October 27, 2011 at 4:03 AM  

I learned that you can actually combine ZoneFast™ Program with fresh vegetable to give maximum nutrition with the least amount of calories!!

calvad October 27, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

I learned to eat within one hour of waking. calvad at aol dot com

Terra October 27, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

The Zone diet helps you reduce inflammation.

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Morgan October 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

They have a lot more items than they did a while ago.

Valeen October 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM  

I learned that there is a forum available for those on the plan to interact with others!

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jamie.whit October 27, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

I love that they have alot of different choices...I think thats what usually throws me off the path on diets is boredom.
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Melinda October 27, 2011 at 9:02 PM  

I love that this reduces inflammation! I have an autoimmune disease and it is a big issue with me!
thanks for this chance. I could REALLY use this :-)

:)

Melinda

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kakihara October 27, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

I love that they include cookies --I live for sweets and they usually kill my diet I will be good for a month then I can't take it anymore.
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Candida Lynn October 28, 2011 at 8:32 PM  

Hmm, looks like there is some evidence that it reduces cellular inflammation...


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