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The Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

The main principle behind this plan is eating healthy Mediterranean-style foods that

are low in saturated fats. .

It's interesting to note that the concept behind this diet is actually not new. In fact it dates back centuries but is now backed up by modern studies. The combination of certain "approved" foods and the variety of meals is then responsible for inducing weight loss. The Mediterranean meal plan approach is also known to reduce the chances of developing heart disease. This is based on statistics showing that the incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean countries is lower than in the United States because of their specific eating habits. Overview: The Mediterranean diet meal plan is low on saturated and trans fats and is considered good for the heart and overall health. Next to the health benefits it is frequently described as tasty, varied and flavorful. Food and Recipes: At the forefront of the Mediterranean Diet meal plan is the Mediterranean lifestyle and the consumption of lots of vegetables, olive oil, fresh fruits and carbohydrates in the form of cereals and bread. Food is varied. Chicken, milk products, fish, and even some wine are allowed and it doesn't feel as if one is being deprived of some major food groups. Excessive amounts of red meat and processed foods are not allowed. The Mediterranean plan advocates the balance of meals found in the original design of the Food Pyramid. Foods are likewise rotated in daily, weekly and monthly patterns. Exercise is recommended and this makes for a rounded and healthy long-term sustainable diet choice. Pros: Sustainable long-term and good for a healthy heart according to research. Doesn't prohibit alcohol in small quantities. Cons: Might not be ideal for people not fond of seafood and shellfish or are allergic to these. Not ideal if your lifestyle supports a convenience-based meal plan, including fast food and lots of red meat.
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Beginner Weight Loss

The Mediterranean

Diet Meal Plan

The main principle behind

this plan is eating healthy

Mediterranean-style foods

that are low in saturated fats.

.

It's interesting to note that the concept behind this diet is actually not new. In fact it dates back centuries but is now backed up by modern studies. The combination of certain "approved" foods and the variety of meals is then responsible for inducing weight loss. The Mediterranean meal plan approach is also known to reduce the chances of developing heart disease. This is based on statistics showing that the incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean countries is lower than in the United States because of their specific eating habits. Overview: The Mediterranean diet meal plan is low on saturated and trans fats and is considered good for the heart and overall health. Next to the health benefits it is frequently described as tasty, varied and flavorful. Food and Recipes: At the forefront of the Mediterranean Diet meal plan is the Mediterranean lifestyle and the consumption of lots of vegetables, olive oil, fresh fruits and carbohydrates in the form of cereals and bread. Food is varied. Chicken, milk products, fish, and even some wine are allowed and it doesn't feel as if one is being deprived of some major food groups. Excessive amounts of red meat and processed foods are not allowed. The Mediterranean plan advocates the balance of meals found in the original design of the Food Pyramid. Foods are likewise rotated in daily, weekly and monthly patterns. Exercise is recommended and this makes for a rounded and healthy long-term sustainable diet choice. Pros: Sustainable long-term and good for a healthy heart according to research. Doesn't prohibit alcohol in small quantities. Cons: Might not be ideal for people not fond of seafood and shellfish or are allergic to these. Not ideal if your lifestyle supports a convenience-based meal plan, including fast food and lots of red meat.