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Why This Diet Will Change Your Life

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You are what you eat! If your 2019 goals include eating well, then it's time to change things up with a diet that has staying power. I'll be honest; I'm not a fan of limiting yourself when it comes to foo. If you want something like mac and cheese, then go for it! But, I do believe in health and living a healthy lifestyle, which is why I'm a fan of the Mediterranean diet. In the 1950s it was discovered that certain Greeks eat foods that could result in lower levels of cardiovascular issues and chronic disease. How do they do it? Read on for more!

Why This Diet Will Change Your Life

It's not a diet; it's a lifestyle- What I love about eating a Mediterranean diet, is more about what you eat rather than what you limit yourself in eating. Although the amount of red meat, sugar, and saturated fat is limited in this diet, there are still lots of veggies, protein, fruits that will help with your health.

Exercise- After lots of research into the Greek diet, many found that exercise and moving was a major part of why eating Mediterranean is so healthy!

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola 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
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise

Would you try this diet? Let me know in the comments!