Wednesday, January 9, 2019

And So We Begin... The Mediterranean Diet

Good Morning! Today I am talking about something our family is going to be trying to implement more of in 2019... the Mediterranean Diet. 
How (and Why) to Eat a Mediterranean Diet for Health & Weight Loss | via @SparkPeople
Let's be real.. they had me at one glass of wine daily 😉

I'm sure you've all heard about the various fad diets going around right now (if not, this article was fascinating) and maybe you've stumbled across the Mediterranean Diet as one of them, but I have a feeling this one is here to stay. I first read a little bit about this after Bali when I was reading the National Geographic special magazine about Blue Zones (areas of the world where people regularly live to be over 100 years old). 
The magazine showed a fascinating look into several people's lives and what these people were doing that helped them to live such long and healthy lives. For some of these people, particularly the ones who lived near the Mediterranean, it talked a lot about what foods these people were eating and how the foods helped them to live a healthier lifestyle. 

Now obviously we are not going 100% all in here... we are still going to stop at Chick-fil-A once in awhile and if I don't have Mexican food every now and again I may lose my mind. The point is that maybe instead of pizza for dinner on Fridays we make a salad with cucumbers and Feta cheese. Maybe instead of cheeseburgers on the grill in May, we grill some salmon and vegetables. Maybe instead of dumping 4+ tablespoons of CoffeeMate into my coffee, I start weaning myself off of it and eventually go to black. I have read several articles/books on this and feel like I enough information and still feel comfortable with trying something new. This is not always the case, we did a LOT of research on keto after watching the documentary on Netflix and realized it wasn't for us. 

So stay tuned for some super easy Mediterranean Diet recipes on the blog. I'm going to see what I can find out there and find a way to make these as easy as possible for busy working mamas. If there was a "Mediterranean Diet in the Crock Pot" cookbook out there you'd better believe I'd have that one already Amazon Primed.

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