The Mediterranean Diet – How to Lose Weight Healthily

This article gives an overview of The Mediterranean Diet and how using it will enable you to lose weight effectively, healthily and as importantly for good! If you are looking to lose 10 pounds this week, then this diet and this article aren't for you. However, if you are looking to make significant and lasting weight loss and become healthier in the process then read on.

Crash diets that we are all to familiar with are saturating the weight loss market – people who want to lose weight want to lose weight yesterday. This approach just doesn't work.

Typically these diets restrict your eating or deprive you of what your body wants or needs. You may lose weight initially but this mainly due to calories loss and dehydration. When we come off the diet the weight invariably piles on again – usually more so – and we are in a vicious cycle of trying the next 'best' diet ever.

So how do you lose weight?

There is a simple answer to this question. It isn't a great secret, but the diet industry try very hard to keep it that way. The only way is to lose weight is to eat a little less and exercise a little more.

Eating Less + Exercising More = Weight Loss.

On top of this you should only aim to lose a small amount of weight each week. No more than 1 or 2 pounds a week is plenty. In this first month you can expect to have lost over a stone! If you are willing to adjust your mindset, include an exercise plan and healthy eating habits, then The Mediterranean Diet is for you.

Remember being slim is only good if you are able to enjoy it!

What is The Mediterranean Diet?

People who live in European countries like Spain, Italy and Greece eat a typical Mediterranean Diet. A diet that is rich in fish, fruit, vegetables and olive oil.

Doctors and nutritionists worldwide agree that eating this way is very good for your health and can help avoid overweight related illnesses. It has now been established that there is a direct link between obesity and cancer, heart disease and kidney and liver failure.

Not only can it help you lose weight it can also make you live longer!

How does it work?

Experts agree that all the fruit and vegetables eaten by our European friends along with 'good' fats in foods like nuts, fish and olive oil are the key. All the fish and nuts mean it's also rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, a combination that will help improve your cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy.

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