Diet and Nutrition

Popular Diets That Don't Work

#3 Mediterranean Diet: A Lifestyle You Can Stick With

The decreased risk of obesity and heart disease in Mediterranean countries is due to this delicious diet/lifestyle that has become popular in the U.S. over the last couple years. The diet is focused more on overarching health choices such as avoiding sodium and refined sugars and carbohydrates in favor of sources of nutrients that are good for you such as vegetables, fish, and nuts and seeds. The diet also doesn’t make any exaggerated promises. While you’ll lose weight and ultimately enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Eating nuts and seeds isn’t going to magically give you a 6-pack in three weeks, but that's the good thing about it. The Mediterranean Diet is a plan that has long-term benefits, and have your body used to a lifestyle that is healthier overall.

What does the diet include?

The Mediterranean Diet includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood, and extra virgin olive oil. You should also eat poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt in moderation, and you should eat the bare minimum of red meat. Do no even think about sugary drinks, processed meats, refinied grains and oils, and other foods that are highly processed.