New year, new you right? Often that starts with taking a look at the food we eat. So wondering what the most talked about style of eating is for 2019? Experts are saying this year is all about the Mediterranean diet…some even saying this is the best way to eat for life.
1. Why Mediterranean is best
After tying for the top spot last year, there is new research saying those that follow the Mediterranean style of eating live longer and healthier. Other benefits include it being easy to follow…the plan focuses on eating more plant-based foods, healthier oils (think olive), whole grains, lean meat and fish. It also ranked high as a great choice for diabetes and heart health.
2. Getting started
Committing to the Mediterranean diet is somewhat simple. With a focus on healthy eating and an active lifestyle, it is easy to make small changes to your existing diet if you are already on the right track, or if you need to make a total overhaul. Just follow these steps to get started.
3. Why we love it
It puts moderation first and is not as limiting as other diets…translation? You can still have some of the things you enjoy, such as wine and sugar which are okay in moderation for example. It also teaches you to easily swap foods you love for healthier options. The main focus is on whole foods…no processed foods here! This is a meal plan that encourages veggies as part of your main meal, whole grains, and healthy fats to round things out. What this means for you and your family is you can easily eat this way and not feel like you are on a diet.