Like a lot of women, and probably men too, I am always on the search for a good healthy diet that will help me lose weight. There are a lot of fad diets out there that promise to help you lose weight, and they do, but are they actually healthy and do they actually help you keep the weight off. I know that the reality is, I need to stop looking for a diet to lose weight and start eating a diet that actually is healthy for me and that in tun, by eating healthy and the right amounts, I will lose weight and over all live a healthier lifestyle.
I believe that I have found a way that is actually healthy and I think will allow me to lose weight, all while allowing me to eat yummy flavorful foods. I think that the mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets out there. I will say that I am still learning and researching, but I like what I have read so far. I love that the basis is fruit and veggies, nuts, grains, olive oil, beans, spices and herbs, and minimal amounts of meat and fish. I like that I don’t have to give up meat, but it is not the main portion of my plate. I like that I can still have grains as long as they are good for you grains. I like that it allows for fats as long as you don’t over do. I also like that they see the benefit of a glass of wine.
What I really like about the mediterranean diet, is that it is truly a lifestyle and not just a diet. It is more than just the food you eat. It is about eating meals with friends and family. It’s about moving and exercising. It’s about eating flavorful foods that are whole and unprocessed.
This diet really does fit into my belief about living a “wholistic” life. Diets are about more than just fueling your body. They are more than just eating to maintain a healthy weight. A good healthy diet is about making sure that you are taking care of you body, mind, and soul. From what I read, the mediterranean diet does just that. It encourages good healthy whole foods that fuel your body, time with family and friends that fuels your soul, and food and flavors that fuel your mind.
Do you see food and meal time as a way to fuel your body, mind, and soul? Do you eat eat so that you are taking care of all of you? Sometimes I wonder, if we were to slow down and look at our diet, would we be able to say we are truly giving ourselves what we need body, mind, and soul?