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Oct 10, 2020

Tips To Follow The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet is proven to be one of the healthiest ways of eating for longer and better life. The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Many studies have shown that people, who lived in the Mediterranean area, were healthier and lived longer than the average. This simply means that if someone wants to improve his health and his overall quality of life he should eat the same things that those people ate during that time. The Mediterranean is a complete, healthy way of eating focused on your well-being and not just on weight loss.

FOOD

It is mostly a way of life and not a restriction of calories. The Mediterranean diet won’t make you weight your chicken or count how many almonds you’ll eat. It will train you to choose fresh, whole foods packed with nutrients and flavor. Food that will statuette your hunger and make you feel full. Food that won’t make you feel guilty after eating them. The goal here is not to feel deprived but to enjoy the taste and the aroma of each bite you take.

EXCERSICE

We know that exercise is not always easy, especially for those of us who live in the city but we have to start from somewhere and the progress will come with time. Maybe you could walk your friend’s dog or stop using the elevator. Anything is better than nothing.

What to eat on the Mediterranean diet?
  • Eat whole foods, fresh and seasonal.
  • Incorporate beans and le gums in your diet as often as you can. They are the best source of plant-based protein.
  • Try to incorporate vegetables and greens in all of your dishes. Also, have a salad with every meal.
  • Eat fish and seafood twice a week.
  • Eat a white meal once a week.
  • Eat red meat once a week or every other week.
  • Eat fruit for dessert. Try cutting sugar to once a week (maybe on Sunday’s).
  • Eat dairy products (Yogurt, feta cheese, milk) and eggs in moderation.
  • Eat products made with whole grains and whole-grain sourdough bread.
  • Exercise 3-4 times a week.