Health & well-being should take priority in our lives.
Many of my clients when they first come to me are extremely frustrated and disillusioned about their weight, health, or dietary needs.
I understand their dilemma, everywhere you look there is advertising for a new fad diet that promises so much and delivers very little.
Keep it simple, eat a healthy balanced diet that does not require you to stress about portions of protein, carbohydrates & fats consumed.
The Mediterranean diet simply gives you all the nutrients your body requires & is extremely healthy.
This is a healthy eating pattern that focuses on foods traditionally eaten in countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, & France.
It’s characterised by higher consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains & olive oil.
Studies have shown that following a Mediterranean Diet has been linked to:
- Improved cardiovascular health including reduced risk of heart-related conditions.
- Improved blood sugar levels & can help with type 2 diabetes.
- Weight management.
- Lowers the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease in women.
- Improves gut health.
- May reduce the risk of common cancers.
- Help reduce high blood pressure.
- Also provides antioxidants to fight off free radicals and prevent cell damage as well as help with cognitive function & mood regulation.
Health benefits of this eating pattern is an excellent option for individuals looking to improve their overall well-being.
It’s important to note that this eating pattern doesn’t focus on specific portion sizes, but rather emphasises the overall quality and types of food consumed.
- It’s more about focusing on plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts & olive oil.
- Additionally, fish should be included in the diet two to three times per week.
- While poultry and dairy should be eaten in moderation.
- Red meat should only be eaten occasionally.
This is achieved by replacing some meals with healthy alternatives such as soups, salads, fish dishes, fruits, or nuts.
Individuals should reduce their consumption of processed foods & sugars, while increasing their intake of water.
Everybody can reap the numerous health benefits associated with this way of eating.
However, at this point I would like to emphasise that it should not be regarded as a diet but more a lifestyle choice.
It’s important to remember that it takes time for the body to adjust to a healthier lifestyle, be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey.
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