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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)

My thoughts?

#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! 🙂 

 

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