The Mediterranean Diet

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
Scientists have discovered that traditional Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most healthful, nutritious diets in the world—one that can help everyone lose weight and enjoy lower rates of coronary heart disease and other chronic conditions, including diabetes and cancer. From tasty Moroccan vegetable stew to rosemary focaccia, from eggplant parmesan to lemon almond cake, The Mediterranean Diet offers a program that will make dieters everywhere—and food lovers in general—rejoice.

  • Includes a 7-day eating plan chock full of savory meals
  • Essential in-depth nutritional information about each food category
  • A 3-day exercise plan
  • Luscious soup-to-nuts recipes designed to satisfy your individual tastes

Lose weight and worry with every delicious meal!


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Didn't care for this one.The information is good but it is broken down into scripted conversations between the doctor and patients,boring format.The good information could have been presented differently. Very good recipes and meal plans in back. Read full review

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This is a recipe for wellness for those who love good food. Read full review


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Embracing the Mediterranean Lifestyle
Losing Weight and Living Well
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Page 43 - Be at least moderately active for thirty minutes or more on most days of the week. • Stay within your healthy weight range. 4. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages, if you drink at all. (* THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...
Page 43 - Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. • Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. • Eat other foods from plant sources, such as breads, cereals, grain products, rice, pasta, or beans several times each day.
Page 41 - Limit foods high in saturated fat, trans fat and/or cholesterol, such as full-fat milk products, fatty meats, tropical oils, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, and egg yolks. Instead choose foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol from the first four points above.
Page 43 - Cancer in 1998), are as follows: 1. Choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources. • Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Page 41 - Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Choose five or more servings per day. • Eat a variety of grain products, including whole grains. Choose six or more servings per day. • Include fat-free and low-fat milk products, fish, legumes (beans), skinless poultry, and lean meats. • Choose fats...
Page 265 - Put the flour in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook, or in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture, sea salt, olive oil, and remaining water.
Page 42 - Choose fats with 2 grams or less of saturated fat per serving, such as liquid and tub margarines, canola oil, and olive oil. • Balance the number of calories you eat with the number you use each day. (To find that number, multiply the number of pounds you weigh now by 15 calories.
Page 264 - Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Page 18 - olives, cereal grains, pulses, wild greens and herbs, and fruits, together with limited quantities of goat meat and milk, game, and fish have remained the basic Cretan foods for forty centuries ... no meal was complete without bread . . . Olives and olive oil contributed heavily to the energy intake . . . food seemed literally to be 'swimming' in oil
Page 41 - Maintain a level of physical activity that keeps you fit and matches the number of calories you eat. Walk or do other activities for at least 30 minutes on most days. To lose weight, do enough activity to use up more calories than you eat every day.

About the author (2009)

Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian with a master of science degree in human nutrition and metabolism from Boston University. She is a food/nutrition instructor at Briarwood College, as well as a biology and anatomy/physiology instructor at Hillyer College. She was recently admitted into the Ph.D. program at the University of Connecticut in the field of nutrition. She is an expert co-author, with Eve Adamson and Deborah S. Romaine, of Beef Busters: Less Beef, Better Health!

Eve Adamson is an eight-time New York Times bestselling author and multiple-award-winning freelance writer who has written or cowritten more than seventy-five books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Fast Metabolism Diet.

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