Here are the food to include:
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Fresh fish and seafood
- Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits
- Fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables
- Fresh herbs and spices
- Nonfat Greek yogurt
- Nuts and seeds
- Part-skim milk cheese
- Olives and Avacados
- Potatoes and legumes
- Poultry (chicken, turkey, etc,)
- Skim milk
- Whole-grain bread and pasta
- Whole grains (brown rice, cereal grains, etc,)
Foods to limit:
- High fat dairy products (whole or 2 percent mile, ice cream, etc,)
- Natural sweeteners (raw sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc,)
- Red meat (3-4 servings per month)
- Wine (one glass per day with meals)
Foods to avoid:
- Fatty cuts of meat
- Fried foods and fast food
- Processed snacks and prepared foods
- Refined sugar and flour
- Saturated fats (butter, margarine, etc.)
- Sugary desserts and candy
This book is full of easy and delicious recipes. Recipes that even I can follow. It also offers a sample grocery list to help you stock your pantry and refrigerator with what you need. Chapter 2 introduces an easy to follow meal plan for weight loss, weight control, and improving overall health. It provides four weeks of meal plans, grocery lists, and recipes for those four weeks.
Appendix A is a list of snacks that are under 50 and under 100 calories each. This is a big resource when trying to follow a diet plan.
This is a little book, but it is packed full of good information and
written in an easy to read and follow text.
YES! I would recommend this book! I love the recipes!
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Are you following a specific diet or just fly by the seat of your pants (lol)? Have you tried or do you follow the Mediterranean diet? If you have, did it help you reach your weight and/or health goals? Was it easy to follow? What was the hardest thing for you to follow about the diet?