For over 30 years, we have adopted the Mediterranean diet as our default client meal plan and, once again, it was named as the best diet of 2019 by US News and World Report earlier this year.
So what is the Mediterranean diet?
The diet emphasizes well-rounded plant based eating while still allowing fish, low fat dairy products, eggs and poultry as well as with limited amounts of red meat; healthy fats; whole grains; seasoning with herbs and spices rather than salt, and lots of fruits and vegetables. There are no tricks or complicated rules associated with it – just simple, wholesome eating that excludes refined and processed food.
What are the benefits?
Several studies have confirmed benefits that include reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, memory loss, cancer and high cholesterol. The diet is easy to follow and helps adherents not only lose weight, but maintain weight in the long term.
Where can I read more about it?
We recommend the following studies if you’d like to read more about the benefits of the diet: