By Jennifer Mangaly
The Zone Diet is a popular way to lose weight, and well-known celebrities like Madonna and Bill Cosby have lost weight on this diet. If you live in Florida, then you have several options for ordering fresh Zone diet meals for daily delivery to your home or workplace.
The Zone diet was created by Dr. Barry Sears. The goal is to keep your ratios of food to 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat to decrease inflammation and keep insulin levels in check. Also, Zone diet meals should not go over 500 calories, and snacks should also be limited to 100 to 200 calories each.
On The Fresh Diet’s meal plans, you can opt for a 7-, 14-, 21- or 31-day program. You can choose from the Chef’s Choice, which allows you to exclude 8 categories of food that you dislike. Premium Choice allows you to exclude any disliked foods, and you get four choices for each meal. Prices range from $35 to $60 a day for three freshly made meals and two snacks a day. You can get a discount for prepaying on the 14-, 21- or 31-day plans.
On the Diet at Your Doorstep plan, you get three freshly prepared meals and two snacks a day on the plan. For 6 weeks of food, you pay about $225 a week, or about $9 per meal. You can also choose 6- or 7-day-week plan, but you must initially sign up for a 30-day plan to begin with.
At The Fresh Diet, your sample daily meal may include macadamia nut waffles with strawberries and bananas for breakfast, a pizza with broccoli, tomato and mozzarella cheese for lunch, and filet mignon, sweet potatoes and asparagus for dinner. Your two snacks might include oatmeal cookies and vegetables with onion dip.
Your sample daily meal on Diet at Your Doorstep may include egg white omelet with shallots, mushrooms and sun-dried tomato for breakfast, chicken noodle soup for a snack, chicken stuffed zucchini with pink sauce and penne pasta for lunch, vegetables with dip for the second snack, and tilapia, shrimp and tomatillo sauce over brown rice for dinner.
To start your Zone diet meal delivery with The Fresh Diet plan, call (866) FRESH-50. You can also register and choose your meals online at thefreshdiet.com (see Resources below).
To order from the Diet at Your Doorstep, call (866) 995-4169. In Ft. Lauderdale, call (954) 917-9436, and in Palm Beach, call (561) 844-1169.
On the Fresh Diet plan, you will receive your first meal 72 hours after you order it. Deliveries are scheduled anytime between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Your food will arrive at a front door in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
On the Diet at Your Doorstep plan, you pay a $30 fee for the insulated bag. The food is cooked in the morning, then delivered at night. Leave your cooler bag and ice packs for the delivery person when he comes to drop off your food, starting at 6 p.m.