If you’ve never heard of the Mediterranean Diet before, it’s basically how typical people of the Mediterranean eat…
Creative name…I know.
Studies have shown the Mediterranean Diet is linked to lowering disease and cancer risk and can increase longevity. Win and win.
It’s a natural diet focusing on protein, heart healthy fats, and lower in refined carbohydrates. Here’s a look at a typical Mediterranean Diet food pyramid:
Smaller meals are typically consumed throughout the day consisting of…
– Seasonal and locally grown fresh vegetables
– Olive oil
– Fruits (mainly eaten for dessert)
– Wine (in moderation)
– Whole grains (but not the kinds in your favorite boxed cereal)
The majority of foods found in the Mediterranean Diet are those that we consumed 30 years ago. So it’s similar to my fav, the paleo diet, but different in that it doesn’t have as much red meat, and doesn’t limit grains as much.
Even though it’s not exactly like the foods our cavemen ancestors ate, it is much better than the processed laboratory food most people eat today.
However, numerous studies show a higher protein diet like the paleo diet is more effective for fat loss and muscle gain than the mediterranean diet.
If for some reason you just don’t have the temporary will power to give up your whole grains, and I say temporary, because your body will eventualy adapt to not crave refined carbs anymore…the Mediterranean diet is a decent option.
Food marketers are in the business of feeding the world. They’re NOT in the business of nourishing the world.
Think about that the next time you’re eating. Are you “feeding” yourself or are your “nourishing” yourself?
If you want to nourish yourself…check out my Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook to get over 200 quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious paleo approved recipes as well as access to 8 weeks of meal plans, grocery lists, etc. It’s all done for you.
Only thing that is left is for you to go get it!
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