What is the Mediterranean Diet?
Eat, drink & be thin on the Mediterranean Diet!
Your meal plan will consist of fruits, vegetables, fruits, fish, bread, pasta, potatoes, grains and some eggs. You will be using a lot of olive oil as it is the predominant oil of the Southern Mediterranean.
The diet is a rich source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Drinking a glass of wine a day is the norm.
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Is it Safe and Effective?
YES. Most dieters lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Is there a Maintenance Plan?
YES. As with all the best plans, you are learning a new way to eat for life.
- Variety of healthy foods
- Helps prevent heart and circulatory diseases
- No special diet foods or supplements
- Physical activity encouraged
- Moderate consumption of wine
- Refines USDAs food pyramid
- Red meat is rarely eaten
- Must enjoy cooking
What is the History of Mediterranean Diet?
It is modeled after the diets healthy eating habits found in Mediterranean countries – Spain, Greece and Italy. People of these countries have a lower incidence of heart disease. It could be because of the lower levels of saturated fat in their diet.