It’s quite trendy at the moment, but with good reason. The Mediterranean diet is typically low in sugar, and high in good quality fats and oils.
So you can eat lots of incredibly tasty food that won’t be as harmful as your old diet may have been 🙂
Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and possibly even Alzheimer’s.
What’s in the diet?
- Lots of fruit and veg
- Oily fish
- Olive Oil
- Yoghurt and Cheese
- Red Wine (!)
What’s NOT in the diet?
- Starchy foods (high carbohydrate)
- Refined Sugars
Practical changes you can make TODAY (or right NOW!)
- Cut out white stuff – white bread, white pasta, white rice.
- Cut out sugar altogether.
- If you like sweet treats, eat blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. (You can have as many as you like!)
- Eat more protein, butter, full fat yoghurt and olive oil.
One of the astounding changes you will notice if you can change your diet to become more Mediterranean, is that eating lots of vegetables, with good quality protein and healthy oils and fats, leaves you feeling full, in a way that lasts. Unlike a high-carb diet, you won’t be returning to the biscuit tin half an hour after a meal.
OK, so hopefully we’re on the way to making some good changes.