Why You Should NOT Use the Mediterranean Diet Plan
Probably the most famous diet nowadays is the Mediterranean diet, which requires eating different kinds of fresh foods. Mediterranean region is blessed with great natural resources. People in this region can easily acquire fresh fruits and vegetables. If you want to have a healthy living and follow a Mediterranean diet plan, you have to adapt to the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Mediterranean diet plan is very simple. It has a pattern of limited intake of animal protein, plenty of fresh plant foods and small amount of saturated fats. Mediterranean diet plan consists of healthy and natural foods including plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds, whole grains, pasta, cereals and olive oil. Fish should be consumed in a moderate amount as well as poultry products such as eggs and dairy that is low in fat. Red meat must be avoided. Moreover, alcohol intake should be limited although red wine is always present during lunch and dinner.
People from the Mediterranean region generally have an active lifestyle. They enjoy their lives by taking pleasure in every meal. Eating healthy foods is a part of their daily routine and they eat plenty of natural fresh foods as well as healthy fats. Weight is never a problem to them because they consume good and healthy foods as well as maintain an active lifestyle.
To be healthy, you must adapt the Mediterranean healthy lifestyle. You can do this by choosing the right kinds of food. Choose whole grains for your cereals, starches and breads. You must include fish, poultry, nuts, low-fat dairy and legumes in your diet so that you can get the proteins required for your body. Have fresh vegetables and reduce saturated fat in your regular diet. Instead of butter, use canola oil or olive oil.
Though olive oil has many benefits, it is not good for your waistline. This is one of the many downsides of Mediterranean diet plan. With Mediterranean diet plan, women can include one serving of wine every day while men can include two servings of wine each day. You cannot have too much alcohol or else you will break the diet.
Another downside of Mediterranean diet plan is the fact that it includes pasta and bread in the daily plan. If you consume too much bread or pasta, you may have the tendency to gain more weight.
Mediterranean diet is not applicable for everybody. For those who want to lose weight more effectively, you should not use Mediterranean diet plan. This diet plan is not intended for losing weight. Besides being complicated with its guidelines of different fresh foods to take, Mediterranean diet can be very expensive. You need to have a complete list of necessary foods, which may be difficult to get. If you do not live in the Mediterranean, forget it.
Mediterranean diet may have various benefits such as prevention of heart disease and other illnesses and enjoy a wide range of delicious foods while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, Mediterranean diet cannot provide immediate weight loss. Losing weight requires low-fat diet and Mediterranean diet includes milk, pasta and bread, which can be factors in gaining weight.
If you are looking for the best weight loss program, do not use the Mediterranean diet plan. What you need is a plan that can give the desired weight in a matter of days. Fat Loss For Idiots is the only weight loss plan that can assure you to lose eleven pounds in just 9 days.
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