The following is a guest post by Peter. He writes about mediterranean diet and other modern ways of healthy living.
Once you decide it’s time to lose weight and do a bit of research on what you can do, you’d find that there are a lot of diets to choose from. All of them promise to make you lose weight in no time, and you’d end up being confused on which one to follow. The thing is there is no magic diet. In fact, you need to be cautious about diets promising to make you lose weight in no time, as this often involves crash dieting. This means that you get to lose weight during the first few weeks, but you will end up gaining it back (or more) because of your metabolism. If you’re not sure on the diet that you should follow, you might want to consider the Mediterranean diet. It’s making a buzz on the diet world, all because it doesn’t only help you lose weight but helps you prevent a dozen of life- threatening conditions as well.
If you’re wondering on how effective this diet is, take into account that it has been named as a Human Heritage by UNESCO. This means it’s so great that it actually helps people live better lives. Be reminded though that there is no thing as a magic diet, and while the Mediterranean diet seems to be effective, it will not make you lose weight overnight. Still interested? Well, you should be. Here’s how you lose weight with the Mediterranean diet.
The Mediterranean diet was named after the lifestyle led by the people around the Mediterranean basin. This includes the Greeks, the Italians and the Spanish. The people in these countries eat fresh foods that are found in their garden, or purchased from the local market. We know that natural is always better, so prevent from eating artificial food as much as you can. Preserved fruits are considered okay, but canned meats are a big no- no.
Watch What You Drink
Soda and other sweetened refreshments will go through your mouth, and directly to your thigh. If you are serious about losing weight, load up on water and FRESH fruit juice and stay away from soda and beer. A little red wine is okay every now and then, as this is found to actually be beneficial according to the study made on the Mediterranean diet.
Use Olive Oil
We all need a little fat in our diet, but make sure to get healthy fat such as those found in olive oil. We know olive oil is very popular in Greece, and it’s actually beneficial to the Greeks. Monounsaturated fat, such as the one found in olive oil and a high content of antioxidant are found to be effective in helping losing weight without food restriction or additional physical exercise. Not only that, but olive oil is also found to be effective in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and boosting HDL (good cholesterol). This means you’ll have lower chance of developing heart problems aside from losing weight!
The Mediterranean diet is based on simple rules and this is how you need to approach weight loss as well. Do not make things more complicated than they are. To lose weight healthy you need to take care of what you eat and in what quantities and you need to exercise regularly and avoid all kind of exaggerations.