If you want to look like a Greek god or goddess, drop the protein shakes, and the pounds, with the Mediterranean Diet. Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Here are some tips on how to get you eating like you are in Mykonos:
Eat those fruits and veggies: Include fruits and vegetables into EVERY meal, literally, since these are high in antioxidants! If you’re craving a mid- day snack munch on some baby carrots or apples with almond butter.
Switch to the whole– grains: Choose whole grain breads and pastas since these contain few unhealthy trans fats. Just don’t cut these carbs since they are an important part of the diet!
Get nutty: Other great snack options are almonds and pistachios since they are a source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Say goodbye to butter: Don’t butter your bread! Instead dip it in olive oil, which is a healthy fat. You can even drizzle it over your veggies and pasta.
And eat the catch of the day: Incorporate fish into your diet at least twice a week. Sorry meat lovers, but its important to limit red meat to only a few times per month.
Besides your main 3 meals per day, remember to snack twice a day. And, as with every diet, it’s important to stay physically active.
Now you have a real healthy excuse to let your palate travel through the Greek isles!