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Lose Weight with a Mediterranean Diet

Sep 01, 2017 11:57AM ● By Chris Marcelle

A recent 2-year study suggests that people who follow a reduced-calorie Mediterranean diet may lose 52 percent more weight than those who follow a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet; in fact, subjects in the Mediterranean group lost an average of 9.7 pounds versus an average of 6.3 pounds lost by subjects in the low-fat group.

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET GUIDELINES INCLUDE:

*             Eat: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil.

*             Eat in Moderation: Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

*             Eat Only Rarely: Red meat.

  • AVOID:           

  • Added sugar: soda, candies, ice cream, table sugar and many others.
  • Refined grains: white bread, pasta made with refined wheat, etc.
  • Trans fats: found in margarine and various processed foods.
  • Refined Oils: soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil and others.
  • Processed meat: sausages, hot dogs, etc.
  • Highly processed foods: everything labeled “low-fat” or “diet” or looks like it was made in a factory.

IN ADDITION TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET, IT IS SUGGESTED TO DO THREE OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE THINGS:

  1.  Cut fried foods
  2.  Drink five 12-ounce glasses of water
  3.  Walk 7,500 steps
  4.  Avoid Sugary foods
  5.  Avoid refined flour, white rice, and sugar

Chris Marcelle, BS Psychology, MBA, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Passion Test Facilitator, Addictions Counselor, and Business Coach For more information, call 321-258-5916 or visit ActNow.ShiftingRetail.com/M3.

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