I’ve never been one to really stick to a certain diet per se, for that long.
The word diet itself can be cringeworthy.
But I think of these things as more of a lifestyle change, a change in habits, not necessarily listing out your food every day (:cough cough every brand name diet program:).
I’ve been looking into this particular one, in the hopes of healthy living for all. I know only so much about it, so I thought we would be in this together: learn more, and perhaps, learn from one another, as a resource for everyone.
The Mediterranean Diet is all about eating heart healthy!
According to the Mayo Clinic, the diet consists of:
- Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
- Replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil
- Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
- Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
- Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
- Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
#1: LOVE chicken and fish. Score!
#2: There are amazing butter alternatives such as Olivio that you can use to replace the typical fat that butter has.
#3:LOVE herbs and spices. Totally great substitute for salt, which (salt) spikes up blood pressure!
and #4: Red wine ?! In moderation?! In a diet?! WOOHOO! Who wouldn’t be game?
So now I turn to you, faithful readers, for some feedback.
Comment Below: Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet? Any tips/tricks/recipes you have for those trying this out? These will be compiled in a future blog post and you will be credited! 🙂