I am so proud of you for taking the first steps to a healthier, fitter, and happier YOU!
Not only do you lose weight on the Mediterranean diet but it also helps you feel better and live longer!
Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 21-day meal plan.
The Mediterranean diet has been ranked as the number one diet in 2018 and 2019 by U.S. News and World Report.
The core concept behind this healthy diet is to eat like the people who live on the Mediterranean, by filling your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes, fish and other lean protein. What you put on your plate is part of the lifestyle. We also emphasise healthy lifestyle habits, which include practicing mindful eating, getting your daily dose of exercise, reducing stress as much as possible, and getting enough sleep.
Eating fresh and whole foods can lead to weight loss, since you’re no longer relying on packaged food that are often laden in sugar, sodium, and unhealthy sources of fat. Consuming a variety of plant-based proteins and complex whole-grain carbs, keeps your blood sugar stable and helps you feel fuller for longer, lowering the odds that you’ll overeat.
The weight-loss perks of the Mediterranean diet are also backed by science: A 2016 study published in the The Lancet found that participants who went on a Mediterranean diet lost more weight than those on a low-fat one, while a 2015 study published in The American Journal of Medicine found that the Mediterranean diet is just as effective for long-term weight loss as going low carb.
Make sure to study the guidelines, and refer back to them often if you are unsure of anything.
If you have any allergies or problems with certain foods in this eating plan, or if you want to tailor it to your health requirements, you should discuss this with your doctor or a dietician.
Regular exercise is important for good health, and it's especially important if you're trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity increases the amount of fat your body uses as fuel (burn off) in other words calories (kilojoules).
When you exercise your muscle percentage increases. Muscle is metabolically active. Many fat-burning enzymes are found in muscles. More muscle means you expend more calories.
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Motivation and planning plays a big role in achieving successful weight loss and adopting new healthy habits. Before you go to sleep at night, plan the next day: look at you menus and ensure that you know what you're going to eat. Lay out your gym clothes and plan the time you will exercise.
You are on the journey to a new fit and fabulous YOU!