How to Lose Weight
With a Mediterranean Diet
Cinque Terre in Italy. The food is also pretty good!
Welcome to Our Website!
I hope you will find this website useful and interesting!
For those who want to lose weight, we strongly advocate a Mediterranean diet. It is a diet that helps to lose weight and then, importantly, maintain the reduced weight after the diet. It is a sensible healthy diet, that does not limit any important nutrients.
Who Needs To Diet?
Watch Your Weight
It is important and simple to keep a check of your weight. If it is increasing, then best find out quickly!
Causes of Overweight?
A little thought will often suggest the probable causes for being overweight. Too much food? The wrong food? No exercise?
Time To Diet?
A Med diet is right for everyone. It can help in losing weight and also to maintain weight. and the food is great!
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
Most diets work in the short term, because they generally involve a drastic reduction in calorie consumption. Longer term they nearly always fail. According to expert studies, 80% to 95% of people who have lost weight on a diet put it all back on again within a year or so. Often, they put back on more weight than they had lost.
The diet this website advocates for losing weight at a sensible rate, and in a healthy way, is the Mediterranean diet. This is the diet of the Mediterranean countries, with particular emphasis on Spain, Italy and Greece. (Portugal is usually included as a sort of honorary Mediterranean country for these purposes.)
Ironically, these countries have been abandoning their diet - just when the rest of the world was discovering how wonderful it is.
The Mediterranean diet is not only healthy as part of a weight-reduction programme, but it makes it far easier to maintain the new reduced weight later. Additionally, it is an easy diet because it does not involve the continuous feelings of hunger that are typical of most diets. All of this is accomplished with delicious food!
About the Mediterranean Diet
Does the Med Diet Work?
The Med Diet is a healthy and permanent way of eating. Reducing weight is easy using it as a base.
In the Med countries, they eat a big variety of foods. Nothing is forbidden - but unhealthy foods are eaten only occasionally.
Med Diet Myths
It is a myth that Med people eat snails every day! In fact, some never eat them at all, as they prefer pigs´ears.
Possible Causes For Being Overweight
Is Sugar a Toxic Poison?
Some health professionals say it is. It has few nutrients and a lot of calories, so its consumption should be limited.
Fast-Foods & Junk Food
Is fast food so fattening? Why? It often sounds healthy enough. Non-diet sodas are usually full of amazing amounts of sugar.
Can Our Genes Make Us Fat?
Do genes cause overweight or obesity? Many families have most of its members overweight or, even, underweight.
Experts are divided. While alcohol has a lot of calories, it can also take away appetite. Does the phenomenon of "beer belly" really exist?
We All Need Some Exercise!
Lack of exercise may be partly responsible for an overweight problem. Many people spend most of their time sitting. All day!
Even First Courses Are Huge
Plates are usually piled high, as though we expect to go a week before our next meal. It is an unhealthy waste of food.
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." Orson Welles