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.
- 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:
- Cut fried foods
- Drink five 12-ounce glasses of water
- Walk 7,500 steps
- Avoid Sugary foods
- 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.