10-19-2009, 09:24 AM
Hi any1 every try the Mediterranean Diet????
10-19-2009, 11:38 AM
The so-called medit. diet is mostly a prescription for the use of olive oil rather than animal fats (butter), lots of whole grains, lots of veggies and fruit, and moderate amount of fatty protein. Is that what you are talking about?
I think the IC diet can easily be adapted to this type of healthy eating. I try to get a variety of whole grains, like oatmeal, bulgar wheat and barley and plenty of legumes, and veggies. We eat meatless meals about half the time, although I often make vegetable soups using chicken stock rather than water. Most of my protein comes from chicken, sometimes fish, and I eat pork or beef only a couple of times a month. I can't give up butter on my toast or in my oatmeal, but I try to cook mainly with extra-virgin olive oil.
Although it may not be a way to lose weight in a hurry, it's a pretty good way to eat for the long-term. I think of the Medit. diet as the original ANTI-Low-carb diet; Atkins and So Beach diets are high in animal fat and not high enough in fibre and that doesn't seem terribly healthy to me.
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