Do You Make These Mistakes
in Planning your Diet
Guest Posting by Eva B. Alexander
Do You Make These Mistakes in Planning your Diet
a) Can people still enjoy weight loss and effective weight management even if Mediterranean diet is high in fat?
It is true that Mediterranean diet is high in fats. However, these are healthy fats consisting of mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The American diet is rich in saturated fat which is unhealthy. Generally, the fat content of a diet does not determine weight loss. It is the calorie intake of people that is decisive. Mediterranean diet provides plenty of healthy benefits but if you will not reduce your caloric intake, then you will never lose weight.
b) In simple terms, what is the principal difference between the American diet and the Mediterranean diet?
Americans consume high numbers of red meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy, while the Mediterranean includes very little. The diet also differs from the typical American diet through its dependence on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, olive oil, beans, breads, cereals, and potatoes.
c) Is it true that Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of heart disease?
Diet is a major factor in lowering the incidences of heart disease in the Mediterranean region. This has been proven by research and studies conducted by health and diet experts. Another big factor is the holistic approach of the Mediterranean diet. This diet does not only focus on foods but on maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well.
d) How does exercise, walking, and physical activity enter into the “recipe” for the Mediterranean diet and health?
Of course, exercise is one of the most crucial aspects of Mediterranean diet. When this diet was developed in the sixties, exercise and physical activity were part of the culture of the Mediterranean people. The development of the Mediterranean diet institutionalized the correct food choices and holistic lifestyle. With this diet, daily walk for an hour and once a week whole body exercises are required.
e) Is Mediterranean diet different from Low Carb diet?
One of the most striking differences between Low Carb and Mediterranean diets is protein content. Mediterranean diet has low protein content. With this type of diet, you will only consume 15 percent calories from the protein component.
f) Wine has always been part of the Mediterranean diet. What is the recommended daily amount for wine?
It is highly recommended to consume low to moderate amounts of wine daily. Usually, men should get approximately 5 percent calories from wine while women should get 2.5 calories from wine consumption.
g) A word of advice for dieters
There are loads of benefits that you can enjoy from Mediterranean diet. This diet focuses on healthier food options like root crops, fruits, cereals, breads, vegetables, and Omega 3-rich foods.
You will be able to prevent heart diseases if you follow the Mediterranean diet.
About the Author – Eva B. Alexander
Eva.. writes for the http://mediterraneandiet.org. blog, her personal hobby website focused Mediterranean diet healthy eating tips to live better and longer.
To quote “The Bear”: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a very attractive and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
covered in scars, body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming “yahoo – what a ride!”
Which begs the question:
How’s your body going?